Big Data Revolution, Funding Your Start-up Seminar Creating Buzz for the 2012 MIT CHIEF

By David Li,

Cambridge, November 7, — With less than ten days to go until the opening of the 2012 MIT CHIEF(China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum) on November 16, excitements are building for this exceptional event at MIT campus. Hundreds of attendees from around the world will pack conference halls of the Stata Center at MIT from November 16 to 18.

One of the highlights of this year’s MIT CHIEF is the Big Data Revolution, a joint conference between MIT-CHIEF and NECINA on November 18. The Big Data Conference is a part of the MIT-CHIEF’s 2-day conference which includes 11 more keynotes/panels on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as an exciting “Pitch to China” business plan contest. The NECINA Big Data Conference Tickets grant access to the Big Data Session only. You can enjoy the 20% discount for NECINA friends by purchasing tickets here.

Big Data has become one of the most important technology trends driving business growth and innovation. According to the MassTLC Big Data report, Boston alone now features nearly 100 companies engaged in Big Data technology, plus some 20 startups still in stealth mode!

Join us in this Big Data event, where a group of 10+ leaders from academia, industry and investment communities will cover:

  • Trends in the Big Data technology and applications
  • Case study on start-ups monetizing from data
  • Survey of Big Data technology and tools on the market

You can also go to a MIT-CHIEF seminar this Saturday, November 10, to be warmed up for the following week’s big conference. The information-packed seminar will help you learn how to successfully pitch your ideas and set out a financing plan for your start-up.

Are you ready to win over the minds and hearts of strategic partners and investors? Have you developed a financing strategy for your new business venture? You might be able to find answers to these questions at the seminar that features two of the best minds in the technology entrepreneurship.

Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional who is the co-founder of Innovation Nights LLC, a network of free monthly product launch parties and networking events powered entirely by social media.

In 2010 she was named one of the ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community, and 2011 she was a recipient of a Mass High Tech All-star award. She is a popular speaker on a wide variety of topics. She mentors at MassChallenge, a startup incubator and competition, and advises a number of startups in the Boston area.

Charles Kane, Director of OLPC Association, a nonprofit organization that provides technology to enhance education in less developed countries, is also a senior lecture at Sloan School of Management. Prior to OLPC, Kane was chief financial officer (CFO) of RSA Security (acquired by EMC); CFO of Aspen Technology; president and chief executive officer of Corechange Inc. (acquired by Open Text Corp.); and CFO of Informix Software (acquired by IBM). He also served in financial executive positions at Stratus Computer, Prime Computer, and Deloitte and Touche. Throughout his career, Kane has been involved in developing and executing on sophisticated financial strategies in globalizing corporations and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent speaker and writer on these topics, as well as other international financial topics. Kane is the audit chairman on the boards of Progress Software, Applix Software, Netezza Corporation, and Egenera Corporation.

Detailed information about the Funding Your Start-up & Perfecting the Pitch seminar is below.

Time: November 10th, Saturday, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: MIT E51-145

Seminar agenda:

2:00pm – 2:40pm Perfecting your pitch by Bobbie Carlton, Co-founder of
2:40pm – 3:00pm Q&A and critique session
3:00pm – 3:40pm Financing issues for early-stage start-ups by Charles Kane, Director, OLPC Association
3:40pm – 4:00pm Q&A

You can RSVP to the seminar at:

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