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Boston's Entrepreneurs & Advanced Degrees Group

We are hosting a panel on starting a high tech company.

UPDATE: Panel begins at 6:30PM.

Join us on 8/27 at Harvard (Biolabs 1080 - 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge) at 6:30PM. Our entrepreneurial panel consists of four Boston-area rock stars:

Brian Gilman (PerkinElmer), Jan M. Schorr (C2Sense), Eduardo Torrealba (Oso Technologies), and Sasha Biberman (Jisto).

Brian Gilman is the Director, Science & Engineering: Innovation Lab (IL) at PerkinElmer. Brian built his first company, a tropical fish farm at the age of 13 and has built more than three companies and teams who work at the intersection of business, science, and technology. His most recent firm, Wingu Inc., funded by Google Ventures, was successfully sold to PerkinElmer in late 2013. Prior to Wingu, Brian founded and SciLink, a social network for scientists, was a Team Leader at the Broad, and an engineer at Allaire (now Adobe). He is also an avid photographer.

Jan M. Schnorr is the Chief Technology Officer at C2Sense, a recently launched food and agriculture sensor startup company. Until December 2013, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Swager laboratory (Department of Chemistry, MIT) where C2Sense's technology was developed. During this time, he prepared the launch of C2Sense with the support of a Deshpande Center Innovation Grant. Previously, he moved from his home town Frankfurt (Germany) to Cambridge, MA, in 2007 to do his PhD in the Swager lab. During this time, he has worked on functionalized carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube based chemical sensors. Schnorr has published 13 peer-reviewed papers including a highly cited review on applications of carbon nanotubes and is co-inventor of 6 patent pending CNT and sensor technologies.

Eduardo Torrealba is the co-founder and CEO of Oso Technologies. During graduate school he worked with four friends to develop a soil-moisture monitoring platform called PlantLink. Eduardo received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) through a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is currently on a leave of absence from the PhD program at UIUC to focus on Oso Technologies.

Dr. Aleksandr (Sasha) Biberman received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, then held a postdoctoral researcher position at MIT, where he concentrated on commercializing integrated optical systems. He is the CEO of Jisto Inc., a company based in Cambridge, MA. Jisto creates an elastic compute cloud out of underutilized enterprise server resources, and increases their utilization. Jisto operates in on-premises data centers as well as private and public clouds, reducing computing costs over acquiring more hardware or cloud resources.