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coffee meetup

spend time with other entrepreneurs and mentors to share challenges you’re facing and obtain valuable information that can help you grow, develop and scale your business.  our program runs in the morning from 8:30a – 10:00a. mentors are onsite to chat.  this does not require an advanced booking. 

 

PROGRAM DATES

wed | 8:30am – 10:00am

Wed 7 /15

Wed 10 /28
Wed 11 /18

LOCATION

DISTRICT HALL

mentor TOPICs

Ideation & ValidatioN

Product DesigN

Customer Development

Marketing

Company & Team Formation

Strategy and FinancE

Funding Options

Pitching / Storytelling

mental health + wellness

general business 

our mentors

Mentors are onsite to share in casual conversations throughout the coffee meetup

 

Tara Atwood

Tara Atwood

Senior Program Manager, Venture Cafè, Wellness Entrepreneur

Tara Atwood is a Serial Entrepreneur and currently the Senior Entrepreneur Program Manager at Venture Cafè.  She is the Founder of Tara Atwood Wellness (Mindfulness + Meditation) and co-founder of organic skincare and cosmetic brand, Amber Blue Skincare.  In addition, Tara has over a decade of experience working for Fortune 500 companies and startups, including 8-years at Time Warner and Time Warner Cable in New York City where she helped deliver business strategy and financial news to the media and financial community through strategic communication.  She has been a participant in start-up incubators, accelerators, hack-a-thons, and pitch events and is part of the team that organizes Pitch Competitions in Boston.  Tara works 1×1 with entrepreneurs to help tailor their pitch and prepare them for investor pitches and pitch competitions.  She has her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship, Management, and Sustainability from Baruch College in New York City.

Mentor Expertise Topics:

IDEATION & VALIDATION, MARKETING, FINANCE, PITCHING / STORYTELLING. MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS, AND GENERAL BUSINESS

Margaret Coughlin

Margaret Coughlin

SCORE Mentor and Business Counselor

Margaret Coughlin is a SCORE Mentor and Business Counselor.  She has held C suite positions in national and international organizations focusing on marketing strategy, brand positioning, marketing metrics, customer insight, business development, customer experience, and management. Particular emphasis is on double bottom-line products and companies that ‘do good and do well.’

Mentor Expertise Topics:

GENERAL BUSINESS, IDEATION & VALIDATION, PRODUCT DESIGN, CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING COMPANY & TEAM FORMATION, STRATEGY AND FINANCE, FUNDING OPTIONS, AND PITCHING / STORYTELLING.

DAN NEWMAN

DAN NEWMAN

Founder of Learn to Scale

Dan Newman is the Founder of Learn to Scale and he has worked in the education space for over ten years, finding the best way for people to grow and learn. His career has spanned K-12, higher education, and corporate learning and talent development and has found ways to effectively apply practices from all three to drive business success. Dan currently runs Learn to Scale, a consultancy focused on helping small high-growth companies retain employees.

Mentor Expertise Topics:

GENERAL BUSINESS, PRODUCT DESIGN, CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH HACKING, MARKETING, BRANDING & GO TO MARKET STRATEGY, COMPANY FORMATION: COMPANY STRUCTURE AND TEAM, STRATEGY, FINANCIAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, AND FUNDING OPTIONS.

KATE STRAUCHON

KATE STRAUCHON

Co-Chair of SCORE Boston and SCORE Counselor

Kate Strauchon is the Co-Chair of SCORE Boston and a SCORE Counselor. She has experience in sales with a specialty in media and advertising sales.  She is a strong advocate in providing mentor support for the success of women entrepreneurs.  

Mentor Expertise Topics:

GENERAL BUSINESS, PRODUCT DESIGN, CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH HACKING, MARKETING, BRANDING & GO TO MARKET STRATEGY, COMPANY FORMATION: COMPANY STRUCTURE AND TEAM, STRATEGY, FINANCIAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, AND FUNDING OPTIONS.

VINAY GANTI

VINAY GANTI

Strategy Director, Instructure

Vinay Ganti is an experienced leader of teams at the intersection of technology, business operations, and strategy. He has worked in a variety of industries, including education, social entrepreneurship, and agriculture. Specialties: Early-stage/growth stage company advisory, online education, education technology, content strategy. He has a JD/MBA from New York University.

Mentor Expertise Topics:

GENERAL BUSINESS, IDEATION & VALIDATION, PRODUCT DESIGN, CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, COMPANY & TEAM FORMATION, STRATEGY AND FINANCE, FUNDING OPTIONS, AND PITCHING / STORYTELLING .

PERRY DENICOLA

PERRY DENICOLA

Associate Product Designer at Chewy

Perry DeNicola is the Associate Product Designer at Chewy a highly and he teachers as part of our LAUNCH! Accelerator program.  He is a motivated individual with the passion and dedication to succeed in all measures. Excellent communication and multitasking skills used to effectively design, sell, negotiate, and provide exceptional customer service. 

Mentor Expertise Topics:

GENERAL BUSINESS, IDEATION & VALIDATION, PRODUCT DESIGN, CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND PITCHING / STORYTELLING .

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Mentors are critical to the success of entrepreneurs. Mentors share with mentee information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. A mentor may help with exploring business ideas, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources. We have an application process and interview process for potential mentor acceptance into our Mentor Program.

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Throughout the year we host a blend of our own curated content as well as community-sourced content. Please complete this form if you are interested in proposing a workshop for our community.