Tough Tech Summit. 10.29.2018. Boston.

Company Building

10:30:00 12:00:00

10:30am – 12:00pm

Tough Tech leaders will guide hands-on sessions focused on managing the complex transition to market, including funding, leadership, and strategic partnerships. Each track will dissect, discuss, and debate their particular topic. Participants will leave with fresh perspectives and productive paths forward.

Funding Tough Tech at Every Stage

Which financing model is best suited for a Tough Tech company? What is the most effective mix of capital—non-dilutive, venture, government, corporate? We will discuss the tactics necessary to get the most out of the capital ecosystem.

Speakers

Katie Rae

Katie Rae

CEO & Managing Partner, The Engine

Carmichael Roberts

Carmichael Roberts

Member, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

James Zahler

James Zahler

Associate Director for Technology-to-Market, ARPA-E

Dayna Grayson

Dayna Grayson

Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Daniel Hullah

Daniel Hullah

Managing Director, GE Ventures

Building and Nurturing Successful Strategic Partnerships

Get an insider’s look at how successful (and unsuccessful) corporate deals are made between early-stage technology-based startups and established industry leaders. Learn the nuances of pilot programs, testing, joint development agreements, and more.

Speakers

Ann DeWitt

Ann DeWitt

COO & General Partner, The Engine

Bob Mumgaard

Bob Mumgaard

CEO, Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Mick Mountz

Mick Mountz

Founder, Kiva Systems

Charlie Purtell

Charlie Purtell

VP New Ventures, Danaher Life Science Innovation Center

Russ Wilcox

Russ Wilcox

Partner, Pillar

Iya Khalil

Iya Khalil

Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare

Dave Gammell

Dave Gammell

Partner, WilmerHale

Transforming Academic Leaders into Leaders in Business

How does a leader in the lab transition to a leader in the boardroom? See how academics successfully managed the transformation and what they learned in the process.

Speakers

Ilan Gur

Ilan Gur

Founder & Executive Director, Cyclotron Road

Nabiha Saklayen

Nabiha Saklayen

CEO, Cellino

Bilal Zuberi

Bilal Zuberi

Partner, Lux Capital

Raymond Weitekamp

Raymond Weitekamp

CEO, polySpectra

Yet-Ming Chiang

Yet-Ming Chiang

Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT. Co-founder, Form Energy