Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

Xconomy

Education Entrepreneurship Georges Doriot Harvard IBM Immulogic Jack Turner Karl Compton Ken Olsen Lesley Millar-Nicholson Lita Nelsen Lucent Merck Millipore MIT MIT Enterprise Forum MITEntrepreneurship Niels Reimers Sloan School of Management stanford startups students Tech Transfer Technology Licensing Office University of California VC Venture Mentoring Service[ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

10 Keys To Making Money By Investing In Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Since there are no bellwethers like Apple or IBM in the startup arena, your best bet is to pick one in a business area you know well. Participate as a mentor in local startup incubators.

13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

Tech.Co

Their mission is designed to lead with a pay-if-forward model by providing expert coaching, pitch competition support, and a private community where entrepreneurs can meet mentors and connect with valuable resources. If you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, technology has served you well.

Chapter 8: My 9 Lives, 6 Companies, 3 Wives, 7 dogs, 4 Homes, 4 Boats, 160 cars and 2 Kids Story

Eric Greenspan

I put myself through college, landed a job with IBM, and learned about life. A friend I am mentoring who is in the beginning stages of building and hosting a TEDx event told me, “You’ve already done Chapter 7, so call it Chapter 8.”

6th International System-on-System (SoC) Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Intel, IBM, Mentor Graphics, Toshiba, Tensilica, and over 100 other leading-edge companies will be sharing their latest technologies and products in this Southern California event. Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- The 6th International System-on-System (SoC) Conference, Exhibit and Workshops, November 5 and 6, 2008. Radisson Hotel Newport Beach. The Most Informative, Targeted, Conveniently Located, and Affordably Priced SoC, ASIC, FPGA, and Foundry Technology Conference of the Year!

6th International System-on-System (SoC) Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Intel, IBM, Mentor Graphics, Toshiba, Tensilica, and over 100 other leading-edge companies will be sharing their latest technologies and products in this Southern California event. Wednesday, November 5, 2008 -- The 6th International System-on-System (SoC) Conference, Exhibit and Workshops, November 5 and 6, 2008. Radisson Hotel Newport Beach. The Most Informative, Targeted, Conveniently Located, and Affordably Priced SoC, ASIC, FPGA, and Foundry Technology Conference of the Year!

Digest 5/30 – 6/5: Nant Health’s IPO, Loot Crate’s Series A, Snapchat Passes Twitter, RadPad FB’s App of the Year

LATechDigest

JJ Abrams Drops by AMPLIFY for a Mentor Talk ( link ). IBM WATSON Came to General Assembly. Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter ( link ) for news as it happens. **. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. 06/07/2016. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hack for LA. LACI, Los Angeles.

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7 Employee Practices That Will Make You A ‘Superboss’

Startup Professionals Musings

In one of my own stints as an executive in IBM, I found that putting a high-potential employee on my own staff for a few weeks was highly motivating and taught me the realities of senior management responsibilities better than any class could.

10 Steps To Investing Successfully In New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Since there are no bellwethers like Apple or IBM in the startup arena, your best bet is to pick one in a business area you know well. Participate as a mentor in local startup incubators.

How to Keep Your Business From Running Your Life

Startup Professionals Musings

Use mentoring to help people develop as your business develops. Every entrepreneur I meet in my role as a small business advisor dreams of making the business run like clockwork, even without them.

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10 Keys To Giving The Right Entrepreneur Your Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Since there are no bellwethers like Apple or IBM in the startup arena, your best bet is to pick one in a business area you know well. Participate as a mentor in local startup incubators.

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

And you can always bring on a senior person as a mentor / coach to help guide you personally to become a better sales leader until you’re ready for somebody more senior on your team. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle) as long as they’ve done a start-up after that before coming to you. -

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

socalTECH

Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Cadence, Intel, IBM, Freescale, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, LSI, X-Fab, and many other leading-edge. As we go into Halloween this weekend, we want to thank all of our sponsors, advertisers, and members, who make it possible for us to exist. Without all of you, we wouldn't be able to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Thanks in particular to: Sponsors.

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7 Signals Of A Future Startup Founder From Corporate

Startup Professionals Musings

I made the jump myself from IBM several years ago, and now have a satisfying startup advising small businesses and mentoring entrepreneurs.

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Seth Sternberg – Meebo

Both Sides of the Table

He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Seth’s interest in helping others grew out of his lack of having a mentor. Again, he stressed the importance of good mentors.

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socalTECH

Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Cadence, Intel, IBM, Freescale, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, LSI, X-Fab, and many other leading-edge companies, universities, and organizations will be sharing their latest technologies, products, and services in this unique Southern California event.

10 Entrepreneur Comments That Kill Investor Deals

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always painful when a startup fails, but as a mentor to founders, I would hope that you can learn from these failings and not stumble on the same issues. Competing with IBM, Microsoft, and other large companies is a very difficult task.

Coloft Hackfest And Your Chance At $4K In Cash! All Thanks to BetterWorks

Tech Zulu Event

Co-creator of the Lotus Share platform, which powers the new Lotus Connections Files and Wikis components at IBM. There will be technical and product mentors there to help. Technical and product mentors are provided roaming across the entire place.

Proceed With Caution Selecting Startup Investments

Startup Professionals Musings

Since there are no bellwethers like Apple or IBM in the startup arena, your best bet is to pick one in a business area you know well. Participate as a mentor in local startup incubators.

Add Startups to Balance Your Portfolio, If You Dare

Startup Professionals Musings

Since there are no bellwethers like Apple or IBM in the startup arena, your best bet is to pick one in a business area you know well. Participate as a mentor in local startup incubators.

Ten Common Arrogance Traps for Startups to Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always painful when a startup fails, but as a mentor to founders I would hope that you can learn from these failings and not stumble on the same issues: “Business plans are for dummies.” Competing with IBM, Microsoft, and other large companies is a very difficult task.

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Ten Quotes That Indicate Your Arrogance is Showing

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always painful when a startup fails, but as a mentor to founders, I would hope that you can learn from these failings and not stumble on the same issues. Competing with IBM, Microsoft, and other large companies is a very difficult task.

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Let Interns Be Your Startup Competitive Edge

Startup Professionals Musings

Their goal is to gain career-critical experience while satisfying the predisposition to “create” in a small-team environment – something they can’t obtain interning for IBM or General Motors. By Mark Babbitt We’re all familiar in some way with the concept of “interns” in business.

Ten Common Arrogance Traps for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always painful when a startup fails, but as a mentor to founders I would hope that you can learn from these failings and not stumble on the same issues: “Business plans are for dummies.” Competing with IBM, Microsoft, and other large companies is a very difficult task.

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