WPI Alumni: Enabling Innovation

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 pm
Worcester Idea Lab
20 Franklin Street
Worcester, MA 01608
United States

WPI alumni are not just scientists and engineers. Some are successful innovators, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and consultants who are making it possible for others to achieve their professional dreams. From their knowledge to their connections, WPI alumni are helping to fill the gaps in new venture development – supporting ideas from sparks of imagination to marketable innovations.

Join us for this special event to learn about some of the local organizations – operated and contributed to by WPI graduates – that are providing services, communities, opportunities and pipelines that enable innovation and guide the next generation of aspiring innovators and business owners.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Worcester Idea Lab, 20 Franklin Street, Worcester

Advanced registration is requested.

Michael Aspinwall ’75, WPI trustee and Managing Partner at CCP Equity Partners, and an advisor with WPI’s Tech Advisors Network. The Tech Advisors Network is a group of over 80 volunteers providing advising and networking services supporting innovators and entrepreneurs.

Joseph Bush ’04, Executive Director of the Worcester CleanTech Incubator which help entrepreneurs mitigate some of the risks involved with running a startup by providing a physical space to work in as well as a network of support.

Joshua Croke ’14, Executive Director and Co-founder of Action! Worcester, which operates the Worcester Idea Lab. The Worcester Idea Lab provides collaborative workspace memberships similar to coworking spaces for startups, placing a focus on community and global impact initiatives.

Kevin Harrington ’10, Co-founder of Technocopia, a makerspace that offers common work space, rental bays, and a variety of tools for artisans to create and work with.

Yael Schwartz ’91G, WPI’s Coleman Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Founder and CEO of Or-Genix Therapeutics.

Joseph Vignaly ’82, Principal at Business Strategy Consulting Partners and Chair of The Venture Forum, which provides foundation for learning and connecting with resources essential to launching and growing successful technology businesses.

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