Product Development for Tech and Life Sciences

January 4, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Online Webinar

Speaker Slides

Successful Medical Device Commercialization: From the Lab to the Marketplace

Cliff Emmons, Boston Harbor Angel Investor, CEO at IIoT-Oxys

Medical Device Product Development Process – Northeast Biomedical

Tim Looney, President at Northeast Biomedical - Medical Device Product Development and Contract Manufacturing Services

Steps to Successful Product Development

Manasi Chaubal, Product Development and Applications Engineer, Chasm Advanced Materials

Parallel Pipes, Intelligently Designed Physical Products

Stephen Karasek, Founder and CEO of Parallel Pipes

Our expert panelists will discuss product development from concept to commercialization, address today’s hot topics of logistics, supply chains, and cargo ships along with their impact on a building and scaling a startup. Panelists will also talk about making life changing decisions while pursuing their passions.

Since making a product can be easy, but its management, marketing, and monetization can be hard, these experts will share steps to develop a variety of products from conception to commercialization and share sage advice and words of wisdom from their personal entrepreneurial journeys, all in an effort to help entrepreneurs navigate the often rocky product development path and avoid product development pitfalls.

Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey with product development, please join this important conversation to hear about startup case studies, to learn about important lifestyle considerations and decisions for founders, and how the ongoing pandemic affects the product development in a startup’s business.

Event Schedule

January 4, 2022
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.



Manasi Chaubal

Product Development and Applications Engineer; Chasm Advanced Materials

Manasi received her Master’s Degree, Nanoscale Physics from Rice University and a Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering from Nirma Institute Of Technology.

Manasi is a self-motivated individual with a zeal to contribute in innovative materials technologies. She is results-oriented with attention to detail and passionate to learn and apply her  engineering skills and experience in advancing upcoming next-gen technologies. She has 6 years of engineering and research experience in various advanced materials start-ups related to Nanotechnology, Printed Electronics and Water Purification.

Interested in material science research areas such as printed electronics, water remediation/ desalination, energy storage, polymer coatings/ adhesives, automation, construction and enhanced oil recovery applications.


Tim Looney

President at Northeast Biomedical - Medical Device Product Development and Contract Manufacturing Services

Mr. Looney has over 25 years of hands-on experience with technology projects including scope definition, design & development, schedule management, risk management, requirements gathering, and resource planning. Over his career he has held a wide range of duties within engineering, product development, medical device design, international operations, executive management, marketing, finance, and quality management systems.

In addition to his industrial experience, he has written several textbooks and teaches courses in computer-aided design and new product development at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell’s College of Engineering and Graduate School of Management.


Stephen Karasek

Founder and CEO of Parallel Pipes

Stephen is passionate about simplifying product development so that anyone with a clear set of design goals and a CAD model of their design can go from concept to marketization.

Stephen Karasek founded Parallel Pipes after his experiences in industry made him realize the dire need for effective product development using both automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for analysis, virtual prototyping and design optimization. His goal is to reduce time to market and the cost and risk associated with product launch utilizing auto-generated simulation, and generative design with both primitives and topology optimization. Currently Parallel Pipes’ software platform specializes in design workflows for drones and robotics, but can service other verticals as well.

Prior to founding Parallel Pipes, Mr. Karasek spent 12 years as an engineer across several industries including Draper Labs, MathWorks, Thoratec, and MIT Lincoln Labs. He has architected and developed supervised machine learning models for simulation and model-based design, and led development on physics-based simulations for analysis, system execution, prediction of behavior and viability, and he has developed algorithms for imaging and sensing, optical systems, guidance, and navigation. Mr. Karasek has a master’s degree from Northeastern University College of Engineering.


Cliff Emmons

Boston Harbor Angel Investor, CEO at IIoT-Oxys

Cliff is an active member of Boston Harbor Angels,  a group of proven business leaders interested in investing a portion of our assets in high-growth, early-stage companies. Since 2004, our portfolio has included companies in information technology, life sciences, consumer products, business products, services, specialty materials, aviation and more. We believe we contribute more than just money to the companies we fund. We welcome the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who are open to taking advice, yet have the smarts and determination to make their company successful.

He is also CEO of IIoT-Oxys, a company at the intersection of IIoT, AI/ ML, and Healthcare Operations, to enable Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device manufacturing organizations in gaining actionable insights from their operations-generated data.

Cliff is a passionate visionary executive leader with extensive prior experience at Medtronic in creating, building, and transforming businesses in the USA, India, and China.  He has led organizations with over 200 employees and multi-million USD budgets.

Moderator & Organizers


Dan Skiba

VP Printed Electronics Chasm Advanced Materials, Vice-Chair Boston ENET

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market.  My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle, and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration.  By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.


Kristin King

MBA. Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Defibtech, LLC

Kristin is an accomplished MedTech executive, serial intrapreneur, investor and strategic advisor to startups developing biotech solutions.

With over 20 years spanning technical, marketing, and proud member of Boston Harbor Angels, she offers multi-discipline expertise transforming technologies from early concept to successful global divisions at leading Medical Device companies and startups.


Maureen Mansfield

ALM CSO, MANSFIELD LAW ~ Protect Your Passion ~ Vice-Chair, IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (IEEE Boston ENET)

Maureen is passionate about protecting passions and implementing strategies to protect, build, scale, and commercialize startups, inventions, and early-stage companies with MANSFIELD  LAW  ~ Protect Your Passion ~.


Her experience helps entrepreneurs build innovative products and services, often with cutting-edge technologies. Maureen co-founded and bootstrapped a startup to a funding event that launched during her graduate studies. After sharing her startup story at ENET, Maureen was asked to volunteer and now serves as a Vice-Chair, Alliance Partners. After starting her career with her dream job, she has helped companies, from family-owned businesses to Fortune 50s, on projects of local, national, and international scope, in both the public and private sectors. During this journey, many companies enjoyed their most successful years to date as Maureen initiated and implemented systems that improved business processes, analytics, and contract compliance, often discovering new, profitable markets while building efficiencies for both the companies and their clients, saving time and money to bottom lines. Through prior board appointments at nonprofits, Maureen co-founded two charities that continue today.


Maureen holds several BAs in selective programs from The University of Iowa and earned a Masters with honors from Harvard University. Scholarships and Dean’s Lists enabled Maureen to complete her degrees. Also, Maureen holds certificates in Project Management.


You can follow Maureen on Twitter @MaureenManALM.

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