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Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • CIE, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA

    Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. With high-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook, interest in angel investors has grown significantly.  What should you look for in an angel investor and what does an angel investor look for in a business and an entrepreneur?  Come to the next SNEEF event, being held on February 9th, at the CIE, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA, from 5:30-8:30 and listen to Jennifer Schwall Rousseau, Executive Director of Cherry Stone Angels, as she discusses these topics and more.  Jennifer will be joined by a panel, to be announced, of founders who have been successful in raising angel funding.


    Jennifer Schwall Rousseau, Executive Director, CherryStone Angels

    At Cherrystone, Jennifer manages the angel group's operations as well as serves on the Steering, Screening and Due Diligence Committees. She has experience in screening deals, determining valuation models and conducting market research for

    several verticals including pharmaceutical, medical devices, software, hardware and internet/mobile applications. She advises portfolio companies on fundraising strategies, term sheet negotiations and works with the CEOs to keep investors updated.

    Jenn serves as a representative of Cherrystone in the Boston and New York markets at various fundraising and networking events as well as serves on several boards including UMASS Dartmouth's Center for Innovation, the RI Business Plan Competition,

    the Chamber's Innovation Providence, the Angel Capital Association’s Membership Committee, the Global Investor Forum and The Capital Network.

    Jenn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bryant University with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Legal Studies. She received the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key, awarded to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative academic average, as well as the Jack H. Rubens Leadership in Finance Award.


    Bob Anderson, President, Ocean Server Technology, Inc.

    Bob will be providing his insight as someone who has been both a recipient of Angel funding and an investor himself. 

    Prior to OceanServer, Mr. Anderson was a founder and President of IntraServer Technology, Inc. IntraServer designed and manufactured embedded storage modules as an OEM supplier to the Computer Industry. After five years of technical achievements and revenue growth, IntraServer was sold to LSI Logic in 2000. Prior to IntraServer, Mr. Anderson was the Managing Director of Computer Crafts (Europe) Ltd, a startup firm engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of computer networking products.  Mr. Anderson has twenty-five years of experience in firms providing components and value-added manufacturing services to the Computer Industry, and five years as a Logistics Officer with the U.S. Army.  Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelors Degree from The State University of New York, and an M.B.A. Degree in Management from Bryant University.   

    OceanServer Technology, Inc. is a privately held company, established in 2003 to develop a small, modern Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) suitable for a variety of data collection missions in reservoirs, rivers, bays and near coastal waters.  The company is located in Fall River at the UMass ATMC Facility, between Newport, Rhode Island and Woods Hole.  This area has many small marine-science businesses that provide significant innovation in marine instrumentation, underwater vehicles and research into behavioral and applications software. The company’s primary customers include Navy, environmental researchers, commercial survey contractors and robotics/ sensor developers throughout the world.

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    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • CIE, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA
    SNEEF March 2017   Branding For Entrepreneurs (And Others)

    Everyone needs a name for their business, products or services.  How does that name become a meaningful “brand” to increase customer recognition and generate more sales?

    Join us on March 9th at the CIE in Fall River to learn more about trade names, trademarks, slogans and how to tell your story to the right audience.


    Tracy Silva Barbosa is an architectural glass designer, entrepreneur and artist living and working in New Bedford, MA.  Tracy is Co-Owner of Duende Glass LLC (see duendeglass.com) providing unique privacy art glass options for a large audience both public and private.  Tracy is a member of the AHA! New Bedford Steering Committee, and a trustee of the Ropeworks Artist Condominium Trust.  She assists in many cultural events and projects held in the New England and New York areas.


    Sharlene Sones is a branding and marketing veteran with brand-building experience across a wide variety of industries (sporting goods, learning products, music, technology, defense and more) because every business has a story worth telling. A brand author and speaker, she is the founder & principal strategist at Brandstoria (see brandstoria.com). Sharlene has developed and launched products in sports and entertainment as well as helped strengthen many well-known global brands including Benetton Sportsystem, Spalding, Forefront Records, University of Pennsylvania and the LPGA. She received her M.S. in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.S. in management from Babson College.


    Cheryl Clarkin is an attorney having extensive experience in assisting clients with U.S. and international trademark and branding issues, including the selection, clearance, prosecution, enforcement and management of trademark portfolios, and is currently at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. (see apslaw.com). She also has experience in proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as opposition proceedings before various international trademark offices. Cheryl’s work in consumer product industries include toys, office supplies, housewares, electronics, food and beverage, clothing and footwear, sporting goods, and jewelry. She has worked in a variety of technologies including semiconductors, wireless communication, computer hardware and software, and water treatment and filtration. Cheryl received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.S. from Suffolk University in Boston.


    Douglas Denninger is an attorney with over 30 years experience in patent and trademark protection for diverse mechanical, electro-mechanical and chemical technologies.   He has counseled inventors, entrepreneurs, and managers of companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.  He founded his own firm in 2009.  After six years in private practice in the Boston area,  Doug held in-house counsel positions at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co, American Cyanamid Company, Praxair, Inc, and Tyco Healthcare/Covidien, including two years in Switzerland as Managing Director of a patent and trademark acquisition and licensing entity. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Technology Council since April 2011, and joined the Board of SNEEF  in March 2015.  Doug  received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.

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Past events

10 Nov 2016 The Current and Future State of Marine Renewable Energy
13 Oct 2016 From Startup to Scale
15 Sep 2016 Piranha Pond Pitch Party
09 Jun 2016 Summer Networking
12 May 2016 Investor Ready Boot Camp
14 Apr 2016 Early-Stage Equity Financing
10 Mar 2016 Family Businesses: Adjusting to the Changing Economy
11 Feb 2016 Entrepreneur Launches “Think-Board” from dorm room, selling worldwide
12 Nov 2015 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
08 Oct 2015 October 8, 2015 After the Accelerator (NOTE NEW LOCATION)
10 Sep 2015 Piranha Pond Pitch Party
11 Jun 2015 June 11, 2015 Summer Networking
14 May 2015 May 14, 2014 Supply Chain
09 Apr 2015 April 9, 2015 Bringing Innovation from the Lab to the Marketplace
12 Mar 2015 March 12, 2015 Taking Dad’s Picture Off the Wall, a generational look at business
12 Feb 2015 CANCELLED February 12, 2015 From Idea Stage to Launch: Are You Ready?
11 Dec 2014 December 11, 2014 Holiday Networking
13 Nov 2014 November 13, 2014 Marketing Challenges Penetrating New Markets
09 Oct 2014 October 9, 2014 Overcoming Inertia: Selling Into Traditional Markets
11 Sep 2014 Piranha Pond Pitch Party
12 Jun 2014 Exit Planning for Entrepreneurs
08 May 2014 May 8, 2014 Family Business Association- FREE Admission
10 Apr 2014 April 10, 2014 Private Equity for Entrepreneurs - Lessons Learned
13 Mar 2014 March 13, 2014 Selling in the New Economy- lessons learned
13 Feb 2014 CANCELLED- February 13, 2014 Exit Planning for Entrepreneurs
12 Dec 2013 December 12, 2013 Holiday Networking
14 Nov 2013 November 14, 2013 Crowdfunding
10 Oct 2013 October 10, 2013 Board of Directors / Advisors: creating, managing and living with your boards.
12 Sep 2013 Piranha Pond Pitch Party
13 Jun 2013 June 13, 2013 Summer Networking
09 May 2013 May 9, 2013 Innovation in Education
11 Apr 2013 April 11, 2013 Financing - SBIR
14 Mar 2013 March 14, 2013 Legal & tax strategies for start-ups
07 Feb 2013 February 7, 2013 Exit Planning for Entrepreneurs
13 Dec 2012 December 13, 2012 Holiday Networking
08 Nov 2012 November 8, 2012 Marketing Outside the box
08 Mar 2012 Financing Options for Start-Ups
 

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