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Nuts and Bolts of New Ventures - 2018
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Session 1 - Tues 1/23/18
Session 2 - Wed 1/24/18
Session 3 - Thurs 1/25/18
Session 4 - Tues 1/30/18
Session 5 - Wed 1/31/18
Session 6 - Thurs 2/1/18
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The course has been organized and coordinated by Joe Hadzima, and Joost Paul Bonsen with support from Yonald Chery.   The TA for IAP January 2018 is: To Be Announced.

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Telephone: 617-497-4000 x509
Joseph Hadzima Joe Hadzima is a Managing Director of Main Street Partners LLC, a venture development and technology commercialization firm, and is President of IPVision, Inc., a Main Street portfolio company which provides intellectual property systems and services.  He was a Director of the Global MIT Enterprise Forum, with 24 chapters worldwide, from 1984 to 2009 and was Global Chairman from 2004 to 2008.  He is also a past Director of the New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

He was a founding judge of the MIT $10K (now $100K) Entrepreneurship Competition.  He has been a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 1984 where he teaches the " Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans", a popular IAP course.  He also co-developed The Managerís Legal Function course in which he has been lecturing since 1984.  He is a frequent speaker for the MIT Enterprise Forum's Satellite Broadcast Series (SBS) where he has spoken about company valuation and structuring venture capital deals.   Reprints from Hadzima's popular Boston Business Journal column, "Starting Up," are available.

Joe received a B.Sc. from MIT in 1973, a S.M. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1977 and a Juris Doctore law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1979.  He has been involved with over 120 new ventures over the last 30 years as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, lawyer and board member.  As a practicing lawyer for 17 years he was Partner, Founder and Director of the Sullivan & Worcester LLP High Tech/New Ventures Group.

Lecturer - MIT Media Lab
Telephone: 617-930-0415
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Joost Bonsen $100K Entrepreneurship Competition he has been instrumental in the growth of the Competition. Joost is co-founder of the Howtoons project which distributes educational cartoons which show kids everywhere "How To" build things. He most recently finished the Management of Technology (MOT) program at the MIT Sloan School of Management with his thesis The Innovation Institute: From Creative Inquiry Through Real-World Impact at MIT. Prior to MIT Sloan, Bonsen ran the MIT Founders Project which quantified the economic impact of MIT-related entrepreneurs, findings ultimately published by BankBoston as MIT: Impact of Innovation. Joost did his Bachelor's in Bio-Electrical Engineering also at MIT.

Among his many MIT roles, Bonsen was most recently Teaching Assistant for the path-breaking MIT-Harvard joint-class "Technology & Competitive Strategy", combining student technologists from over a dozen different MIT departments with technology-savvy business students from MIT Sloan and HBS. Bonsen is fascinated by entrepreneurial challenges faced by developing nations and, most recently, served as TA for "Developmental Entrepreneurship", an effort to bring suitable technologies, entrepreneurial ideas, and economic benefit to even the poorest of the global poor Bonsen has a Bachelor"s Degree in Bio-Electrical Engineering from MIT and Master of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Sloan Fellows Program.


The TA for IAP 2018 is: To Be Announced.

The TA for 2017 was Bar Kafri Bar Kafri

Bar Kafri a 2018 MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan and the Managing Director of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.   Prior to arriving at Sloan he served at the IDF as a project manager and an officer.   He has a wide experience in leading cross-functional teams under stressful conditions and high technological uncertainties.   Specializing in development of innovative and creative solutions for complex problems.   In addition, he holds a MS from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Chemical engineering with specialization in Renewable Energy and Computer Simulations. LinkedIn Page

Serial Entrepreneur
Yonald Chery Mr. Chery has spent over 12 years as a high-tech entrepreneurial executive, mentor, and advisor specializing in identifying and launching early-stage concepts into running companies.

Yonald founded Virtual Ink in 1997 with his graduate school colleagues and served as CTO and as a Director until early 2001. He conceived the flagship product, Mimio, a portable retrofit pen-tracking system that records handwritten notes from a conventional whiteboard to a personal computer. The business was launched while at MIT and won $10,000 in 1997 in the prestigious MIT $50k Entrepreneurship Competition. Virtual Ink was acquired by Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL).  Download the Virtual Ink Executive Summary.

Mr. Chery currently holds 12 patents in the United States, 4 patents in the United Kingdom, with several more pending in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  See an IPVision Forward Patent Landscape Map of Mr Chery's patents.

Mr. Chery often speaks about technology strategy, team-building, business plan development, and entrepreneurship and has lectured on such topics at MIT's Sloan School of Management.  Mr. Chery holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, both from MIT.



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