NSBE and SHPE present: Start - Ups: Insights From Entrepreneurs of Color

Start - Ups: Insights From Entrepreneurs of Color

On behalf of NSBE- Boston and SHPE - Boston, you are invited to join us in networking with Boston area entrepreneurs, venture capitalist and fellow engineers interested in starting their own company. Join us and network with our members, supporters and corporate friends.

Interested in learning more about Venture Capital or want to learn about the how to work in a startup? You'll have the opportunity to meet, ask questions and network with startup entrepreneurs during the event. 

Event Details

When: Wednesday, November 13th, 5:30-8pm

Where: Draper Laboratory - Room 1409, One Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 

Cost: Free for SHPE or NSBE Members!, Only $10 for non-members

Free Validated Parking 


5:30pm - 6:30pm Registration, Networking and Appetizers

6:30pm - Pannel Sesion with Entreprenurs and Venture Capital representatives

7:30pm - Raffel and more Networking!

Thanks to the support of our event host, parking is FREE for all attendees. We'll have complimentary appetizers. Business/professional attire and RSVP is required. Please RSVP early as space is limited. Not a SHPE/NSBE member? Non - Members $10 

Meet the Panelist

1) Corey Mack CEO at LAFORGE Optical

LAFORGE Optical is a company that designs and markets prescription glasses that have an embedded head-up display system, similar to Google Glass eyeware. Their design ethos is “products should be designed because of people, not in spite of people”. This means that LAFORGE Optical products are meant to be something that people aren’t afraid to wear but rather something that people love to use over and over again. 


2) Peter Boyce II Investor at General Catalyst Partners

Before joining GC, Peter was the Co-Founder of Rough Draft Ventures, a student partnership, co-founded by General Catalyst, investing at the earliest stage in student startups, to help them in their journey from rough drafts to products in markets. 

Peter is a graduate of Harvard University, earning a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and a Secondary in Computer Science.


3) Erika Parra, Ph.D. Co-Founder Clover Biotechnologies


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  • Andre K.

    Looking forward to the great panel!

    November 7, 2013

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