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