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Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital GroupThe 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 33 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises
Our programs for 2015 will be getting back to the basics of Venture and Angel Capital Investment, focusing on what entrepreneurs must know to be successful in raising funds. And in an effort to reach a larger audience, for the first time in 33 years, we will be experimenting with a different format - the webinar. Over recent months, traveling to meetings has been complicated by bad weather and significantly increased traffic delays. One of our presenters for the last Piranha Pond was concerned he might not make it in time to present. It is time for us to take advantage of all that technology has to offer... hence, the Webinar. This initial program is being offered at no-charge. So please let everyone you know who might have an interest. In this case, they will receive much more value than the attendance fee would have you expect.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Norman Meisner is a long time friend and supporter of the 128 Innovation Capital Group and a very experienced Investor. He is a principal at Beta Fund - a Micro VC fund investng in early stage high tech and biotech companies. He is also an active member of the Launchpad Venture Group, the Boston area's largest and most active angel investment group
Mr. Meisner has worked for nine startups as VP of sales or VP of business development, yielding five acquisitions and one IPO. These have included Ungermann-Bass (IPO), Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), Net2Net (acquired by Visual Networks), Connected (acquired by Iron Mountain) and Authentica (acquired by EMC). He has been an angel investor since 1999 and has invested in 35 early stage companies, of which 5 have yielded substantial positive exits (including SmartCells acquired by Merck, Synchronoss, which had an IPO, and Softricity, acquired by Microsoft.) and 20 are still currently active in various stages.
Norman graduated from CCNY in 1968 with a B.S. in Physics and from RPI in 1970 with a Masters Degree in Physics. He also holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.
At meetings, attendees are identified as Investors seeking new investment opportunities, Entrepreneurs looking for investment in their ventures, Management Candidates searching for new opportunities or Service Providers looking to provide help and services to all.
Fees for members are $25 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $35 for Investors and Service Providers.