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    EMBOLDIA @ Study Hall - Burlington

    When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Where: Study Hall-Burlington

    COME MIX AND MINGLE AT STUDY HALL- BURLINGTON!

    Please join EMBOLDIA and guest moderator; business and technology writer, Adam Bluestein, in partnership with the Vermont Technology Alliance for an engaging conversation and networking with Dougan Sherwood Managing Director, Cambridge Innovation Center as they discuss up and coming entrepreneurial communities taking the next step, and connecting various stage entrepreneurs and companies with funding!

    About Dougan Sherwood
    Dougan Sherwood is Managing Director for Cambridge Innovation Center, the world's oldest and largest single facility for housing start-up companies. In his current role, he oversees the implementation of CIC’s expansion initiatives. In 2014, Dougan led CIC’s first out-of-state expansion effort in St. Louis, where he served as General Manager until June 2016. Previously, Dougan was Director of CIC’s Sales and Relationship Management team for nearly five years.

    Prior to his work at CIC, Dougan spent several years working in experiential education throughout the United States with a particular focus on leadership development for high achieving students. This work led him to found his own youth program in the Western United States that aimed to serve rising college freshmen. Dougan has also interned for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, served on the board of non-profit helping children with HIV/AIDS and created an annual bicycle fundraiser for injured service men and women. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Youth CITIES, a program that introduces students to social entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of the University of Utah.

    Also featuring "Shameless Plugs", a no-holds-barred 2-minute opportunity for attendees to share current business concepts, garner interest for investment opportunities, seek collaboration or engage with potential employees.

    About Adam Bluestein
    A frequent contributor to print and online publications including Fast Company, Inc., Men's Journal, and Massachusetts General Hospital's Proto magazine, Adam writes about business and technology, health care and life sciences, sustainability, food, and diverse creative fields. In addition to journalism, he enjoys working with startups, nonprofits, and other organizations to help them craft authentic stories for media, customers, investors, and employees. Adam is an accredited yoga teacher and lives with his family in Burlington.

    * THE VENUE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    Evening Schedule

    5:15-6:00 Networking
    6:00-6:10 Welcome, Recognition of Sponsors,
    Introduction to
    Speaker
    6:10-6:40 Conversation Dougan
    6:40-7:00 Q&A
    7:00-7:15 “Shameless Plugs” ( Attendee Participation)
    7:15-7:45 Networking

    Many thanks to our Partners:

    Arocordis Design The Automaster Downs Rachlin Martin FarVision Reconciled It
    Sheila Selden Digital Arts SOYO Yogurt

     

    Cash Bar Available.

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