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What's Next In Tech

I want to highlight an upcoming event that looks like it could be a great networking opportunity as well as a great chance to hear about what the big trends are in technology, particularly in Massachusetts.

What's Next in Tech will be held June 25, 2009 at Boston University's School of Management Auditorium (595 Comm Ave, Boston).  Here's the description:

Whether you're starting a business, investing, or looking for your next career opportunity, you won't want to miss this jam-packed evening of networking and conversation. Led by a stellar group of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, we'll separate hype from reality -- and explore which technology areas are actually growing and creating big opportunities for the future. The evening will begin with an hour-long networking reception, continue with two high-energy discussion segments (one with venture capitalists, one with entrepreneurs), and conclude with plenty of time for Q&A from the audience. We'll talk about specific companies that are becoming leaders in our area, how hiring is happening in 2009, and what's shaking in mobile software, videogames, robotics, social media, cleantech, and other fast-growing sectors. We'll also ask you for your take on what the most promising new areas are.

Speakers will include:


- Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

- Mike Dornbrook, COO, Harmonix Music Systems (makers of "Rock Band")

- Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot Corp. and founder of The Droid Works

- Brian Halligan, social media expert and CEO of HubSpot

- Tim Healy, CEO of EnerNOC

- Ellen Rubin, CEO of CloudSwitch

- Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital

- John Simon, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners


The conversation will be moderated by Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy columnist at The Boston Globe.

These are great conferences because you get a chance to network with some of the top VCs and entrepreneurs in Boston as well as participate in the discussion of the tech direction in Massachusetts.  Definitely recommended!


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