2007 Sponsors

 

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation focuses on advancing entrepreneurship and youth education in math, science, and technology. The foundation works nationwide to catalyze an entrepreneurial society in which job creation, innovation, and the economy flourish. Recognizing that innovation fuels entrepreneurial enterprise, it supports initiatives that advance innovation from universities into the commercial market. This includes identifying critical research opportunities, defining and codifying alternative pathways, and identifying new models to foster innovation. The Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org.
www.kauffman.org

IDA Ireland

IDA Ireland

Ireland continues to win investment from international corporations because it is seen as a business location where the workforce, as well as being highly qualified, has a unique capacity to improve, to innovate, and to initiate new ideas, new processes, and new ways of working that can make business more dynamic, more efficient, and ultimately more profitable. Companies with a presence in Ireland include Wyeth, Intel, Amgen, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Genzyme, Apple, and Google, to name a few. Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland, is responsible for attracting and developing foreign investment.
http://www.idaireland.com

The  Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is Michigan’s one-stop resource for businesses large and small seeking to grow in the state. The MEDC’s core mission is to promote smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life for Michigan residents. It offers site location assistance, public infrastructure grants, job training grants, and targeted tax incentives. The MEDC also administers the $2 billion 21st Century Jobs Fund, the state’s largest effort to diversity its economy, and Travel Michigan, the state’s official agency for tourism promotion.
www.michigan.org/medc/

Ntag

nTAG Interactive

nTAG measures, automates, and improves all aspects of meetings and events, on-site and in real time.  With nTAG, attendees effectively connect with relevant contacts during networking activities. Speaking and education sessions are more engaging and memorable with nTAG's real-time audience response capabilities. Automated lead capture provides better lead qualification. nTAG’s event organizer dashboard monitors key event activities and allows the organizer to quickly and automatically communicate with all participants. Unprecedented levels of information provide a comprehensive view into the entire event—networking activity, session attendance and satisfaction, and exhibition-area activity—to measure event objectives and ROI in real time.
http://www.ntag.com

PlanetTran

PlanetTran

Did you know that the average taxi gets only 12 miles per gallon? PlanetTran, utilizing a fleet of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, offers an environmentally friendly, cost-effective alternative to taxis and limousines that reduces both fuel consumption and emissions. PlanetTran is now serving the San Francisco Bay Area in addition to New England.
www.planettran.com

Trade Commission of Spain

Trade Commission of Spain

The Trade Commission of Spain in Chicago, as part of the network of commercial offices of the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), assists and promotes Spanish firms entering the U.S. market, as well as American firms seeking investment in Spanish products. Focusing on industry and technology, the Trade Commission of Spain provides economic and trade-related information to Spanish companies about U.S. industries. Other promotional activities include organizing direct and reverse missions, as well as trade-show participation.
http://www.us.spainbusiness.com

Veodia

Veodia

Veodia enables anyone with a video camera, computer, and Internet connection to broadcast live-TV-quality video to simultaneous viewers on websites, blogs, intranets, and mobile phones. With no up-front costs or software to install, Veodia’s service enables businesses to easily publish training, marketing, or internal communications materials. It dynamically maximizes viewing quality given the network environment and records the videos, in high quality, to your private Web-based library. Broadcasters retain control over content and, through robust content management and reporting systems, immediately publish videos for on-demand viewing online, video podcast, or viewing on big-screen televisions.
www.veodia.com

Exhibitors


Epic Research

Epic Research, Inc.

Epic Research, Inc. announces the development of working interconnects printed on paper or film using a proprietary seed coating followed by a mask produced with traditional lithographic printing and completed by electroless plating. The solderable process enables the production of pattern features with a resolution of eight microns, and has no negative environmental impact.
www.epic-research.com

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Fish & Richardson P.C.

With more than 400 attorneys in 10 offices nationwide, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law.  Our attorneys are renowned for their sophisticated science and technical backgrounds and have established Fish as the most trusted name in IP protection.
www.fr.com

Inframat

Inframat

Inframat and US Nanocorp are subsidiaries of the Nano Group. Formed in 1996, both nanotech companies have adopted a business and technology growth model based on government contract R&D and have combined cumulative funds in excess of $21 million to date. Product technologies include industrial and medical nanocoatings, water-treatment media, magnetic nanocomposites for PC board applications, and active materials for batteries and fuel cells. Inframat has a three-year appointment as a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum. It has recently formed joint ventures in China to manufacture tungsten carbide hard-metal coating feedstocks.
www.inframat.com

The Massachusetts Business Resource Team

The Massachusetts Business Resource Team

The Massachusetts Business Resource Team The Massachusetts Business Resource Team is a single point of contact that offers all the resources and incentives available to businesses in a customer-friendly atmosphere with a fast turnaround time. Call, e-mail, or find us on the Web and get us working for you.
1-877-BIZTEAM (249-8326)
www.mass.gov/bizteam

MIT Professional Education Programs

MIT Professional Education Programs

The MIT Professional Education Programs office is the entry point to thousands of full- or part-time learning experiences at MIT, ranging from regular MIT classes to short courses, custom programs, or online lectures. PEP has an educational opportunity that suits your professional needs, your company’s goals, and your intellectual interests. Explore the opportunities at mitpep.mit.edu.
http://mitpep.mit.edu

MIT Sloan Management

MIT Sloan Executive Education

At the MIT Sloan School of Management, our executive programs combine innovation and entrepreneurship with strategic thinking and global leadership, providing senior executives and high-potential managers with the tools and frameworks needed to create and lead successful organizations.
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/tr

Always Ready

mPhase Technologies

mPhase Technologies develops, commercializes, and delivers next-generation media-rich entertainment software and nanotechnology/MEMS devices. The company won the Frost & Sullivan Energy Storage Award for its nanobattery technology in 2006, the Excellence in Technology Award in 2005, and the Nano 50 Award from NASA Nanotech Briefs. Its AlwaysReady subsidiary is bringing to market an innovative long-life
battery and an ultrasensitive magnetometer with greater sensitivity than available uncooled sensors.
www.mphasetech.com

 

NASA Innovative Partnerships Program

NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. NASA conducts its work in four principal organizations: Aeronautics, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations. The programs and initiatives directed by the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program foster technology partnerships, commercialization, and innovation in support of NASA’s overall mission and national priorities.
www.ipp.nasa.gov

New York Biotechnology Association

New York Biotechnology Association

The New York Biotechnology Association is the voice of the biotech industry in New York State. In addition to advocacy, our mission is to serve our members and the industry by disseminating information and providing opportunities for networking. NYBA’s 250 members include biotech companies, research institutions, and professional service providers with a stake in the biotechnology industry in New York State.
www.nyba.org

OpenMetrik

OpenMetrik

OpenMetrik develops and markets a new class of enterprise software called “metrics-driven management control systems,” representing the convergence of business intelligence, performance measurement, and business process integration. OpenMetrik is a single, wired, and instrumented enterprise that establishes real-time visibility and accountability. It allows CIO, CTO, CFO, and R&D leaders to achieve execution excellence without the hassles of disjointed, redundant software implementation and manual methods.
www.openmetrik.com

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Strategists and advisors specializing in the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C., the firm has more than 100 patent attorneys, agents, and technical specialists, representing a broad range of clients, including emerging and established companies, venture capital firms, universities, and select individuals.
http://www.skgf.com/

Social Technologies

Social Technologies

Social Technologies is a leading research and consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations understand and shape the future of their business. We combine global foresight and analysis tools with expertise in strategic exploration and innovation to equip our clients with the ability to look five, ten, or twenty-five years into the future.
http://www.socialtechnologies.com/

You Be The VC

You Be the VC

Take one part venture capital firm and one part American Idol; mix them together and get You Be the VC. You Be the VC is a groundbreaking competition showcasing top entrepreneurs from around the globe. Leveraging crowd-sourcing methodologies and expert advisors, the companies develop and advance, with the audience deciding which three will get funded. Will the next Google be born or the next Steve Jobs arise?
www.youbethevc.com

Venture Capital Sponsor

CMEA Ventures

CMEA Ventures

CMEA Ventures is a $1 billion venture capital firm focused on life sciences, high technology, and energy and materials investments. It believes that the most successful companies are science focused, with experienced teams intent on winning. CMEA has a strong network of corporate, investment, and entrepreneurial relationships that it leverages on behalf of its portfolio companies.
www.cmeaventures.com

Strategic Partners

AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 as the first media brand to launch an advertising-based blog network. AlwaysOn also applies its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AO Media, OnHollywood, GoingGreen) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering members to influence editorial content and programming.
www.alwayson.goingon.com

MITX

MITX

Established in 1996, MITX—the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange—is the leading industry organization focused on the Web, bringing together digital technology, marketing, and media. Reaching more than 6,000 professionals in New England, MITX is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education, and opportunity. MITX hosts more than 60 events annually—from specialized roundtables, monthly panel discussions, and networking events to conferences, forums, and two of the largest awards recognition programs in the country.
http://www.mitx.org