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BNT Presents: Tech Entrepreneur Survival Guide with Bernd Schoner

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Join us for breakfast on Thursday, June 19th with guest speaker BERND SCHONER.

BERND SCHONER, successful tech entrepreneur and author of "The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide", shares the realities that surround a startup from beginning to end. Drawn from many years of boostrapping his own startup, ThingMagic, an early RFID technology company, Schoner can explain just how to manage without funding, when and how to obtain funding, and different options that might be available to you. The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide covers the major phases in a technology company’s life cycle, helping entrepreneurs avoid common pitfalls and survive crises when they strike. Schoner worked in the Physics and Media Group and the Things-That-Think research consortium at the MIT Media Laboratory where he received his Ph.D. Upon graduating, he cofounded the high-tech startup ThingMagic, which nearly ten years later sold to Trimble Navigation, a multibillion-dollar public technology company. Schoner now serves as the VP of Business Development at Trimble Navigation. He lives with his wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bernd will be focusing on Getting Starting without Funding. He will also be selling and signing his new book "The Tech Entrepreneur Survival Guide."

For more information on Bernd and his book visit: (


8:00 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Presentation from Bernd Schoner

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Book signing and networking with Bernd Schoner

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