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Entrepreneurs Success Stories

  • 09 Sep 2008
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Bay Colony Office Park Conference Center, 1100 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. PRE-MEETING DINNER at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci's, Waltham.


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Meeting Presentations:

Michael Reich, CEO, UpDown, Presentation

Real stories of Entrepreneurial challenges, surprises, disappointments, victories and triumph.  Learn from the experts:  founders who have had the courage and tenacity to step out on their own, and navigate the rough waters of the unknown.  If you are thinking of starting your own business, or if you are already a company founder, learn from those who have gone before you.  What they have experienced may help you avoid a pitfall or two, and accelerate your own company's progress.  Why reinvent the wheel when others willingly share their wisdom?  A question and answer session follows the presentation, and panelists are available afterwards for responses to individual questions.


Bruce Schwoegler, Co-Founder and CTO, MySky.com

As co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at MySky.com, Bruce Schwoegler is engaged in developing highly accurate, site specific weather forecasts for instant delivery to any located device, and holds worldwide patents for the process.  Bruce is a scientist, entrepreneur, author and educator.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a former US Navy meteorologist and oceanographer, he is New England's first recipient of the Emmy award for weather and science reporting and is one of the longer tenured newscasters in Boston broadcast history.  Bruce co-authored Weather and Energy and was an environmental columnist for over a decade with The Associated Press.

Michael Reich, CEO, UpDown

Michael Reich is the Chief Executive Officer of UpDown, the leading social platform for virtual investing.  He also serves as an adviser to several Internet start-ups.  Michael is an accomplished Internet entrepreneur whose vision and expertise in business performance has propelled his success in the hi-tech and investment management sectors.  In 2002, Michael was one of four owners and managing directors at German IT consulting firm Spirit Link GmbH.  Previously he served as an associate at Boston Consulting Group, where he provided business strategy expertise to clients in the enterprise software sector.  Michael is an MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School and holds BA degrees in Business Administration from the University of Reutlingen in Germany and The Reims Management School in France.


Allan Stern, CEO, Adaptive Engineering

Allan K. Stern is Founder and CEO of Adaptive Engineering, a multi-media software design and development firm.  AE's 250+ professionals have produced leading edge technologies for fortune 100 companies including Merrill Lynch, T-Mobile, Dish Networks and Accenture.  Before AE, Stern was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AltiComm, the nation's first national local telephone company since the breakup of AT&T.  Its marquee clients included Sunoco, GNC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Brookstone.  Previously, he served as Vice President of Research and Development for MediaOne (now Comcast).  Before joining MediaOne, Stern served as founding Vice President and General Manager of RCN, where he led the development of RCN's cable television business.  Stern was educated at Boston University and the Harvard Business School.


Janet Britcher
President, Transformation Management

Transformation Management is a management consulting company providing executive coaching, management workshops and organizational development consulting.  We help clients achieve growth, impact and effectiveness through increased management skills and organization effectiveness.