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Join us for a special SNEEF event on November 16th highlighting a unique transatlantic partnership between the Azores and UMass Dartmouth. We will be joined by the leadership team of Nonagon Science and Technology Park in the Azores.  


The agenda will feature a presentation of the Nonagon facilities and program, a panel discussion by members of the UMass faculty and students that have visited the Azores as well as an award ceremony for the winners of the Startup Weekend Azores that took place earlier this year.

Agenda:

1. Presentation about the Azores's government incentives and Nonagon's infrastructure

2. Panel Discussion with UMass Dartmouth administrators, faculty and students that have visited the Azores and successfully competed in the Startup Weekend Azores 2017.

3. An Award Ceremony for the winners of the Startup Weekend Azores 2017.

Time:  Thursday, November 16th 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:  UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

Registration: registration is required for this event, please follow this link here  http://sneef.org/event-2718062

featured speakers

Teresa Ferreira

Administrator of Nonagon Science and Technology Park of S. Miguel - Azores


Teresa Ferreira received her degree in Philosophy and her MSc In Corporate and Economic Sciences from the University of the Azores. She also has a specialization in Documental Sciences and received certified international training from EBN in Incubation Management. Teresa Ferreira was the first researcher in the Azores that developed her master’s degree thesis in the field of Competitive Intelligence. She is member (judge) of the international entrepreneurship initiative by the Chilean Government: Startup Chile. Teresa Ferreira coordinated the first formal Competitive Intelligence unit of the Azores in a business context. She was also the mentor of the Prestige Azores Network. Currently she is the Chief Executive of Nonagon – Science and Technology Park of S. Miguel, and president of the general assembly of BICS - Association of Portuguese Business and Innovation Centers.

Peter Karlson

CEO of NeuEon Inc.


Peter’s day job is being the President/CEO of the technology consultancy NeuEon Inc. that specializes in providing strategic guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and established organizations looking to create and use technology more effectively. Peter is a serial entrepreneur with experience in bootstrapping, strategic investments and angel financing. He has been involved with developing Internet technologies since 1991 with the creation of the first Internet browser, the InterNavigator™. Peter has a bachelor of science in computer science from Northeastern University. 

He speaks regularly at business and technology events, seminars and workshops. In 2009, Peter received of a scholarship from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to attend the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT and currently serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Cape Cod Chamber. In addition Peter has successfully completed the Lean LaunchPad for Incubators/Accelerators program by NCIIA. Peter is a past chairman of the board of directors for the Cape Cod Technology Council and remains on the board. He also serves on the board of directors of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board. Peter is currently on the advisory board of the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) and the Charlton College of Business at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Peter is also a certified facilitator for Startup Weekend and a former lead organizer for multiple events.

Toby Stapleton

Asst. Vice Chancellor and Director of UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Toby Stapleton is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of the Umass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).  The CIE is a technology incubator that has graduated 45 companies, which today employ more than 250, and have a combined sales revenue of $200+Million.  Today the CIE is home to several marine technology startups and has developed signature programming, such as the Maritime Innovations Conference, to support the industry. 

Toby has more than 20 years of economic development experience, he has worked for organizations such as the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and has served as the President and CEO of the International Trade Assistance Center, Inc., the Global Marketing director for the United States Cranberry Marketing Committee, an Assistant Dean at Umass Dartmouth, and he has been the founder of 5 startups.  Toby has a BA from Bryant University, an MBA from Suffolk University, and both an MA and PhD from UMass Dartmouth. 


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