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Western Massachusetts Venture Forum
"Where Ideas Meet Money" ™

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News and Newsletters:

[ May '02 ]
[ Mar '02 ]
Castion Gets investment:
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[ Jan '02 ]
[ Nov '01 ]
[ Sep '01 ]
[ Aug '01: Business West ]
[ Jun '01: Sfld Repub ]
[ May '01 ]
[ Mar '01 ]
[ Jan '01 ]
[ Nov '00 ]

Prior Meetings:

[ May '02 ]
[ Mar '02 ]
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[ Nov '01 ]
[ Sep '01 ]
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[ Jan '01 ]

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No meetings during the 2002-2003 Season

Stories From the Funding Front

Featured Speaker:

John Hodgman, former CEO of MTDC

Hodgman, former CEO of Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, and an investor in over 100 companies, will share his insight and experience on getting from plan to cash.

The panel of presenters will discuss their experiences after presenting at the forum and will include:

John Gannon, CASTion's CEO, will describe how he went from presenting his plan at the Forum to closing a $2,450,000 investment.
John Reed from BioShelters, will discuss how a Forum presentation put him in contact with help and resources
Jaimie Page from CROSSKATES, will detail his company's development.
Joseph Steig, former CFO of Hot Roofs, will detail his experiences.

Program - REVISED - Starts at 5:30 PM:

5:30 p.m.Registration/Networking
6:00 p.m.Featured Speaker
6:45 p.m.One minute pitches by entrepreneurs
7:00 p.m.Panel Discussion - Forum Presenter's experiences
7:45 p.m.Your Questions

More Details and flyer for printing (PDF format)

This is the last session of the 2001-2002 season, more coming in the fall

If you have an idea for a new business (or to grow one you own),the resources to invest in a venture or want to learn about how businesses are grown, don't miss this chance to see ideas and money meet!

The Western Massachusetts Venture Forum is here to promote entrepreneurial activity and economic growth in Western Masssachusetts and Northern Connecticut.

There is an admission charge of $5 for members and $10 for non-members.


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