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[January 04, 2013]

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents New Year's Resolutions for Startup Founders

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Jan 04, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- On January 9, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will host an Innovation Series event "New Year's Resolutions for Startup Founders" featuring Katie Rae, Managing Director of Tech Stars and founder of Project 11, and Jean Hammond, investor and member of Hub Angels and Launchpad Venture Group.


Every entrepreneur or new venture will experience challenges and even crises. Recovering successfully from mistakes and learning from failures are requisite skills for winning entrepreneurs. Katie Rae and Jean Hammond have significant experience mentoring and guiding founders through the minefields of building a viable company. This candid discussion will share what they have learned and insights applicable to all startups.

Katie Rae joined TechStars in 2010 as Managing Director, specializing in rapid product development and customer growth strategies for Internet businesses that scale. She is also a founder of Project 11, a firm that invests in and assists early-stage startups. She has spent her career building significant Internet businesses in the community, self-publishing and search spaces.

Jean Hammond is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Now an investor and member of Hub Angels and Launchpad Venture Group, Jean gained abundant C-level experience prior to her current role. Most recently, she served as the interim CEO for JAM Technologies.

This event is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5:30pm to 6:00pm: Registration and snacks 6:00pm-8:00pm: Program Where: MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Registration and information: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/fireside-chat-with-katie-rae-and-jean-hammond/ Pricing: Tech Entrepreneurs: $20, Business Professionals $20, Non-members: $45. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.

About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/) The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of the 27 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly.

MIT ENTERPRISE FORUM OF CAMBRIDGE CONTACT: Trish Fleming MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge 617-253-8240 Email Contact PRESS CONTACT: Barb Ewen (for MIT Enterprise Forum) CHEN PR, Inc.

781-672-3114 Email Contact SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=46003D80EEE4B30F http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=16BF7EE6B47C1093

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