Third Annual

Two days of Ideas, Insights, and Conversation

WHEN:
 
OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2019
WHERE:

UMASS, Mt. Ida Campus

777 DEDHAM STREET, NEWTON, MA

Great ideas drive business. 

 

The Authors and Innovators Business Ideas Festival is a unique opportunity to take your business knowledge to the next level.
This two-day event is jam-packed with insights, idea exchange, and thoughtful, intelligent conversation. You will learn from business book authors, innovators, and top business minds as we engage in discussions on a variety of topics.

Reserve Your Seat Now for this Exclusive Complimentary Event

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2019 Featured Books

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Keynote Conversation: 21st Century Survival

Fundamentals for Business Success in Today’s Landscape

Brad Feld

Co-Founder, Foundry Group  

Co-Founder, Techstars

Thursday, Oct. 24 / 5:45 pm

 

Being an entrepreneur and building a sustainable company is hard work, even with funding
…and especially now.  

 

Join us for a lively conversation with Brad on all the fundamentals of building a successful company in today’s competitive landscape.  We’ll talk about marketing original products and services, developing a team, raising money from investors, and staying sane – all while building a company that can thrive
in the 21st century and  beyond!

Meet our esteemed authors and business innovation thought leaders

 

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AGENDA

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

5:00 pm CHECK-IN AND WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

5:45 pm / KICK-OFF CONVERSATION

BRAD FELD, CO-FOUNDER, FOUNDRY GROUP and TECHSTARS

6:15 pm / BOOK SIGNING

DO MORE FASTER: Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

                    by BRAD FELD

5:00 - 7:00 pm / INNOVATORS' SHOWCASE open

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

7:30 am CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION BEGINS

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

7:30 am - noon / INNOVATORS' SHOWCASE open

8:15am / Build a Team that Embraces Change, Disruption, and Dignity

HEIDI GARDNER, DISTINGUISHED FELLOW, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

Author: Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

DONNA HICKS, Weatherland Center for International Affairs, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Author: Leading with Dignity

GERALD KANE, PROFESSOR, BOSTON COLLEGE

Author: The Technology Fallacy

DEVON MCDONALD, PARTNEROPENVIEW VENTURE PARTNERS

MEREDITH MCPHERRON, VENTURE PARTNERGLASSWING VENTURES

9:00 am / Break

9:30 am / Retain Your Edge and Evolve for the Future

DAN ALBERT, JOURNALIST and AUTHOR, N + 1 MAGAZINE, COX AUTOMOTIVE

Author: Are We There Yet?

TOM DAVENPORT, PROFESSORBABSON COLLEGE

Author: The AI Advantage

JONATHAN GRUBER, PROFESSOR, M.I.T.   

Author: Jump-Starting America

JOYCE SIDOPOULOS, CO-FOUNDER, MASS ROBOTICS   

 

10:15 am / Break + QA with Brad Feld hosted by BOSTINNO             

11:00 am / Success through Strategic Innovation

STEPHANIE CRIMMINS, CEO, VOLVO CAR MOBILITY 

KAREN MILLS, SENIOR FELLOW, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Author: Fintech, Small Busines & the American Dream

JULES PIERI, CO-FOUNDER and CEOTHE GROMMET

Author: How We Make Stuff Now

GARY PISANO, PROFESSORHARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL                     

Author: Creative Construction

        

11:45 am / CLOSING THOUGHTS AND NETWORKING

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THANKS to our SPONSORS

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