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Nuts and Bolts of New Ventures - 2023
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Session 1 - Tuesday 1/24/2023
Session 2 - Wed 1/25/2023
Session 3 - Thurs 1/26/2023
Session 4 - Tues 1/31/2023
Session 5 - Wed 2/1/2023
Session 6 - Thurs 2/2/2023
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The course has been organized and coordinated by Joe Hadzima featuring Experienced Entrepreneurs Speakers and support from Yonald Chery.   The Teaching Assistants for IAP January 2023: To Be Announced. Speakers for individual days and sessions are listed under the corresponding day/session.

Senior Lecturer
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 Manager’s 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.


Speakers for this year sessions are:

Bob Jones   Founder and CEO, Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc.
Serial Healthcare Industry Entrepreneur
Read his bio here.
Bob Jones at his Other Job -
Sign Up for Bob's Startup Starter Kit Book Community.

Rich Kivel   Serial Healthcare Industry Entrepreneur
Read His Bio Here.

Bob Jones   Founder and CEO, Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc.
Serial Healthcare Industry Entrepreneur
Read his bio here.
Bob Jones at his Other Job -
Sign Up for Bob's Startup Starter Kit Book Community.

Ken Zolot   Senior Lecturer, MIT School of Engineering
Read Ken's Bio Here

Mindy Garber  Experienced Negotiator
Mindy Garber Mindy's Bio 

Julianne Zimmerman   Experienced Technology Innovator and Investor
Read her bio here.

Charlie Tillett   Sloan MBA; Former MIT 10K Participant; Serial Entrepreneur
Read Charlie's bio here.



The Teaching Assistant for 2023 is To Be Announced.

The Teaching Assistants for 2022 were:

Ezgi Emiroghu

Ezgi Emiroglu is a 2023 MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan as a Dean's Fellow and Co-Managing Director of MIT's $100K Competition.   Prior to Sloan, Ezgi was at TEALEAVES, a luxury food & beverage company, where she developed a social impact-focused brand strategy in partnership with United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Microsoft Design, and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.   Between 2016 and 2020, she executive-produced four documentaries which premiered at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian, SXSW, New York Design Festival, and San Francisco Design Week, and received recognition from Fast Company World Changing Ideas.   Ezgi earned a Bachelor of Commerce from University of British Columbia with a double major in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Sociology. Ezgi's interests are in leveraging venture capital to create ESG-driven market-based solutions.   LinkedIn Page

Graz Gallito

Graz Gallito is a Sloan Fellow MBA 2022 and Co-Managing Director of MIT's $100K Competition.   Before coming to Sloan, Graziano was an entrepreneur in the international education industry, specialized in the use of new technologies and innovative teaching methods designed to develop soft skills among participants and aimed at a wide range of users: from high school to university students; from managers of the public and private sectors to the armed forces' officers.  Graziano earned a Master's Degree in Political Sciences, summa cum laude, from LUISS University in Rome.    LinkedIn Page

Jimmy Teng

Jimmy Teng is a 2023 MFin Candidate at MIT Sloan and Co-Managing Director of MIT's $100K Competition.   He is currently a Venture Fellow at the E14 Fund, a MIT affiliated VC investing in deep-tech startups across campus.   Prior to Sloan, Jimmy worked at Fusion Fund in Palo Alto where he invested in healthcare ventures, focusing on the digital mental health space.   Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Science from NYU Stern with a double major in Finance and Statistics and a minor in Public Policy.    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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