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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum

Saturday, December 10, 2011
9:00am to 11:00am
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Baxter Lecture Hall
Untold Facets of an Entrepreneur's Success: Failure, Timing, Dumb Luck & Advice (Good and Bad)
Milton Chang, Former CEO, Newport Corporation,
Steve O’Conner, Founder, Nanostream and Clinical Micro Sensors,
Roberta Jacobs, Founding CEO, and Chief Operating Officer, Cobaltcard from American Express and GreenWare Technologies,
Ari Mir, Founder and CEO, Lunch Money,
Beneath the patina of their success, most ventures have a sausage-like story to tell that differs from familiar "how to build a company" lessons and catechism. Right decisions but for the wrong reason, unanticipated market events, fortuitous encounters, naivly ignoring sage advice ... All these go into the mix. Today's presenters have been-there-done-that! With the spectrum from success to failure in their recipe books, they will revisit past decisions, choices, and events that now inform their thinking and planning for success in their next ventures.
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