The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation‘s goal is to ignite imagination; to build character; to teach young people the value of education and the power of the individual; and to inspire them to aim high and reach for greatness.
The Segal Family Foundation (SFF), was created by businessman Barry Segal in 2004 and partners with outstanding individuals and organizations who improve the well-being of communities in Sub Saharan Africa. SFF supports grassroots organizations directly and through connecting them with innovative ideas, technical expertise, and capacity-building opportunities. MIT 100K SFF Press Release
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. The depth and scope of these practices provide WilmerHale with a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables its lawyers to handle cases and deals of any size and complexity. With a staunch commitment to public service, WilmerHale is renowned as a national leader in pro bono representation. The firm is more than 1,000 lawyers strong, with offices in 11 cities around the world. Please visit wilmerhale.com for more information.
BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. They partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their client’s highest-value opportunities, address their client’s most critical challenges, and transform their client’s businesses.
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton (MBBP) PC focuses exclusively on the core legal services that businesses need to succeed. We are built on a unique business model that provides our clients with access to highly experienced counsel in areas of:
- business and securities law
- technology, licensing and intellectual property
- employment and immigration
While we enjoy a reputation for special competency in technology ventures, we represent clients of all sizes and industries. Our main offices are located at CityPoint, 230 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Waltham, MA 02451 and we also have an office at One Broadway, 14th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of business credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility.
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law, litigation and intellectual property services to clients ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 multinationals. In the technology space we work with entrepreneurs, emerging and established companies, investors and investment banks on financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and project financings. Our expertise allows us to help clients navigate this rapidly-changing market, seizing opportunities while avoiding obstacles.
KPMG LLP is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. KPMG’s Venture Capital Practice offers a range of services specifically designed to help ventured-backed companies navigate each stage of development from inception to market leader. Our services are delivered by seasoned professionals who are experienced and dedicated to assisting clients through the challenges faced in founding and growing a new venture.
Morrison & Foerster has become the leading firm in Cleantech, delivering cutting-edge legal advice to clients in related industries for more than 20 years. Our Cleantech Group includes more than 150 lawyers around the world – from California to Washington, D.C., New York to London, Israel to Asia – providing seamless services to a broad range of clients impacted by and commercializing technology, products, and services to address climate change and natural resource constraints.
Wolf Greenfield’s character is the product of two factors: our practice and our people. Our practice is focused solely on intellectual property law. Nobel Prize winners, Fortune 500 companies, high-tech startups, and major research universities choose us to protect and enforce their IP rights. Whether we are litigating a high-stakes patent case, drafting claims to demarcate a client’s core technological innovations, or developing a trademark branding strategy, our work is driven by our clients’ business goals. We learn a client’s business so that we can protect and defend it. For over 80 years, full-service IP enforcement and defense has defined what we do.
Since its inception in 1977, Matrix Partners has had the privilege to partner with hundreds of innovators. We have been fortunate to play an active role in the development of many successful businesses, 50 of which went on to initial public offerings, and 75 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events. The firm consistently ranks in the top five venture firms in terms of returns to its investors. Matrix Partners operates in the United States, India and China across multiple sectors and stages.
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The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts tasked with implementing the Massachusetts Life Sciences Act, a 10-year, $1 billion initiative that was signed into law in June of 2008. The Center’s mission is to create jobs in the life sciences and support vital scientific research that will improve the human condition. This work includes making financial investments in public and private institutions that are advancing life sciences research, development and commercialization as well as building ties among sectors of the Massachusetts life sciences community.
Life Sciences Track Sponsor
Faber Daeufer Itrato & Cabot provides corporate and transactional counsel to clients in the drug and life sciences industries, and in other emerging technology sectors including cleantech and cloud computing. The driving force of our practice is our focus on the business transactions that accelerate company growth, and scientific product development and commercialization, from the discovery and invention phase through commercial success. Our deep legal expertise, especially in life sciences, cleantech and other technology-related matters, yields extraordinary creative insight and keen judgment from our senior lawyers and contract specialists who have collectively navigated thousands of transactions. We can quickly recognize, prioritize, structure and document the key elements of every kind of transaction needed for our clients and their stakeholders to develop and commercialize new products.
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The Thomson Reuters Corporation, with 2010 revenues of $13.1 billion, is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters is comprised of approximately 50,000 employees in over 100 countries with operational headquarters in New York, NY.
Neighboring the MIT campus and steps away from the Red Line in the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) is the largest flexible office facility for growing technology and life sciences companies in the Greater Boston area. The Cambridge Innovation Center offers start-up and emerging companies award-winning facilities and state-of-the-art business and technical services in a package which is designed to meet the needs of small and growing businesses. CIC is cost efficient and scales with the company’s growth. Currently, over 175 companies are located at CIC.
MOO is an award-winning online print business. Founded in 2004, MOO aims to disrupt the $100 billion global print industry by combining the values of professional design with the accessibility and reach of the web. MOO prints millions of cards a month and has hundreds of thousands of customers in over 180 countries. MOO has also become a much-loved brand, with a 75% NetPromoter rating. The company has won 3 Webby awards (the web’s Oscars), has been profiled in the Financial Times, and was ranked in the top 10 UK start-up companies by the Guardian Newspaper. MOO currently employs 90 staff and has offices in London, UK and Rhode Island, USA. MOO has also raised over $5m in venture capital from the Accelerator Group, Index Ventures and Atlas Venture, the investors behind Skype, Betfair, Lovefilm, Last.fm and MySQL.
OFH designs and prototypes imaging and illumination optical systems. Past projects areas include, medical devices, robotics, gaming, mobile technology, display, lighting, microscopy, inspection and security.
Version 2.0 Communications is a boutique public relations agency that provides senior-level communications consulting to entrepreneurial organizations in the technology, Web 2.0 and alternative energy sectors. V2 specializes in helping clients fine-tune corporate and product positioning, establish credibility in target markets and gain visibility through a combination of customized, measurable social and traditional media programs. Clients include a broad range of established market leaders such as Salary.com and Kaspersky Lab, as well as emerging brands.