November 2016 CT Entrepreneurs Meetup #CTEM4

This is a past event

104 people went

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Our next meeting will be amazing! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again on 11/14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please sign up for this event since you won’t be allowed access unless you are on the list!

Also, in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, if you could bring a few non-perishable food items that will be distributed to those in need by the Mansfield Food Pantry, it would be much appreciated! This food drive is being coordinated by the UConn School of Business. There will be a donation box at the front door. Cash donations are accepted as well!


Based on our members' feedback, we have a excellent set of speakers speaking on often-requested topics:

Mary Anne Rooke, Executive Director, Crossroads Venture Group ( @CVGTweets ( Crossroads Venture Group (CVG) is a voluntary professional association dedicated to supporting investment by providing a network and forum for those involved in creating high-growth enterprises. Mary Anne will discuss the various options for funding your startup and how to determine which one is right for you.

Brian Campbell, President, Pexagon Technology, Inc ( @Pexagon Brian has a highly successful CT-based business in the mass customization industry and will share his entrepreneurial story with us. Brian believes that “crisis is the father of innovation” and will share his journey through both challenging and successful times.

Benjamin Wiles, Shareholder, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. ( @BenWilesCT Careful consideration of corporate structuring and governance is critical when starting a new venture. Ben Wiles, a shareholder at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., will discuss the pros and cons of various types of corporate entities and highlight some legal “dos and don'ts” for high growth early stage ventures.


• 6:00: Food, refreshments, networking

• 6:20: Welcome and Announcements

• 6:30 to 7:30: Presentations

• 7:30 to 8:00: Networking

Cost: Free!


Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI)

222 Pitkin Rd.
East Hartford, CT 06108


Parking is available on the sides and in the back of the building. PLEASE ENTER AND EXIT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR WHICH WILL BE OPEN FOR THE EVENT.

Please...Do not leave through the other doors since they will be alarmed!

THANK YOU to our generous sponsor!

Connecticut Center For Entrepreneurship and Innovation. ( Resources. Support. We focus our resources on high-impact ventures that tackle fundamental human and environmental problems. We inspire and support a robust entrepreneurial culture across academic disciplines and throughout our state. We believe that practical experience in entrepreneurship prepares students and faculty to be more successful in their careers.

See you there!

- Rick Kollmeyer

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P.S. If you are interested in the CT startup ecosystem, then be sure to check out the events posted on the Connecticut Entrepreneurial Calendar (!