Exit Strategies for Startups

June 4, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Lasell University, Newton MA Register Now!

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Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at Lasell University in Newton, MA or online via Zoom.

As a dedicated entrepreneur, who has poured heart and soul into your startup to launch and scale the business for success, have you taken the time to plan for a potential exit?

Having an exit strategy is an important part of your startup’s overall business strategy to provide a vision of how you can capitalize on your investment. Decisions you make today about the structure and operation of the business can have huge implications down the road for your exit.  Investors will want to see that you have thought about potential exits.

Learn about the prep work needed for successful exits from startup experts, including exit strategy planning, and learn perspectives from serial entrepreneurs, financial advisors, and M&A professionals, in both the high technology and life science fields. After the presentation, you will have an opportunity to ask questions to the panelists, then network with the experts and other attendees during the last half hour of the event.

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion, and the panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.

(All times are USA Eastern time, webinars will not be recorded, except that ENET members can review a recording of this webinar after the meeting.)

More information:
This is a hybrid event. You may choose to participate in-person or online.

In-person Participation (check-in begins at 6:00 PM):
LOCATION: Lasell University, Newton MA
PARKING: Parking is available.
REFRESHMENTS: Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Online Participation:
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants after registration.

Cost and Reservations:  This event is free for ENET members and $15 for non-members. Click here to learn how to become a member. To expedite sign-in for the event, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register.  If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.

Event Schedule

June 4, 2024
6:00 pm ET
On-Site Check-in and Networking
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:15 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Final Networking, including the night's speakers

Panel Speakers

Mitch Sanders

Mitch Sanders

Mitch Sanders, PhD, is the CEO of ProDevLabs LLC a premier wound care R&D and preclinical CRO. Dr. Sanders brings 40 years of experience in diagnostics, preclinical animal models, and clinical product development of novel drugs, biologics, and medical devices. He has raised tens of millions of dollars from strategic partners such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Sanders has over 65 peer reviewed papers and has been granted world-wide patents (Google Scholar citations). He has been a Founder, CEO, and/or CSO of companies, including but not limited to Alira Health, ECI Biotech, Lobstagen, and WoundForce Inc. Dr. Sanders holds a B.S. in Biology from Boston University, a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and has completed two postdoctoral appointments at MIT.

Moderator & Organizers

Brian Hult

Founding Partner, Blue Nexus Ventures

Brian Hult is a founding partner of private equity firm Blue Nexus Ventures. He joined BNV from Cabot Boston Credit Union and Cabot Corporation. For over 9 years at Cabot Boston Credit Union he held the roles of Member and Chairman, Board of Directors and was responsible for the management of the funds of 800 members totaling over $7.4 AUM. Over the 9 years he held leadership roles conducting audits, loan reviews, credit underwriting, reviewing and revising policy compliance processes, and implementation of member growth strategies. For over 11 years at Cabot Corporation Mr. Hult held roles of increasing responsibility in New Product Chemistry, Process Engineering, and Strategic Market Development which resulted in the development of intellectual property, the scaling of new products from lab-scale to metric ton production scales, and commercial launches in Inkjet Printing, Automotive and Industrial Rubber, and Battery industries.He has a history of startups and experience in a variety of industries including internet gaming, performance and racing automotive aftermarket, aquaculture, clean tech, environmental, consulting and marketing & advertising. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Technology Entrepreneurship and a Masters of Science degree in Chemistry and Materials Science from Northeastern University and a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with minors in Physics and Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College.

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