10 June 2008

DNA of Entrepreneurship ~ MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

I'm sitting in Kirsch Auditorium at MIT's Stata Center listening to my big idea, incarnate: a wonderful tag-team of two pairs of two generations of entrepreneurs at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Innovation Series event...
  • George N. Hatsopoulos, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Thermo Electron Corporation
  • Marina Hatsopoulos, Founding CEO of Z Corporation
  • Gabriel Schmergel, Former President and CEO of Genetics Institute, Inc.
  • Greg Schmergel, Co-founder, President, and CEO, Nantero
Some interesting tidbits are that the fathers were immigrants, Schmergel from Hungary, Hatsopoulos from Greece. The Schmergels are both Harvard alums; Hatsopoulos' both MIT. A fascinating mix of experiences and lessons learned, including tips on hiring great people, the probabilistic nature of business deals, reverse psychology, and other delighters!

P.S. Photos I took at the MIT Enterprise Forum R&D Pub Reception afterwards! Special thanks to event sponsor Foley & Lardner...

1 comment:

Doug said...

Thanks for the photos and the post, Joost. We've cross-posted them on our new site at www.masshightech.com.