Venture Voices is the newest offering of Valley Venture Mentors, the hub of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in western Massachusetts.
Several times a year, we will carefully select proven, serial entrepreneurs to present on a specific subject that is new and dear to the startup heart. Ample time will be included so that your questions can be asked and answered. There is one problem though – seating is purposefully limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. To RSVP: Click Here
This Month’s Presenters:
Partner, Fresh Pond Ventures
Building network companies from napkins to $9B
Steve Willis has been an entrepreneur in computer networking since 1982. In 1986, he co-founded Wellfleet Communications, a pioneering Internet router company where he ran the Software Development Group and the Advanced Engineering Group. In 1997, he co-founded Argon Networks, a maker of Internet core switch/routers which was purchased by Siemens. In 2001, he joined Datapower, a company focused on XML processing and data transformation as the VP of Advanced Technology. In 2009, he co-founded Overlook Networks, a venture addressing new networking technology in the data center.
Dr. Marcie Black
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Bandgap
Building Bandgap Engineering: Practical lessons from the world of solar cells and nanoengineering silicon
Marcie Black has worked in the semiconductor, opto-electronic, and solar energy industries for the past fifteen years. Before joining Bandgap, Marcie was a technical staff member in the applied electromagnetics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and worked on a variety of nanotechnology and optical systems. She earned her Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and 3 book sections. Marcie has 5 patents issued and numerous patents pending.