Hear Founder and Investor Stories at Boston 2034 on June 10

5/28/14Follow @gthuang

[Updated, 2:25pm. See below] Just under two weeks to go before Boston 2034, our blowout innovation conference of the year. The theme is to look out 20 years and talk about the future of New England as a leader in areas like software, hardware, energy, education, healthcare, and life sciences.

It’s all happening on Tuesday, June 10, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. You can see the full agenda here (a few pieces are still being finalized). And you can still grab a ticket here—see our special rates for students and startups; for the latter, we are running a heavy discount for just this week.

One thing we like to do at our events is have entrepreneurs and investors—sometimes paired up, sometimes separately—talk candidly about lessons they’ve learned in building their companies. All kinds of interesting stories emerge, about handling problems with co-founders or customers, finding the right (or wrong) market fit, balancing work and life, you name it.

At Boston 2034, we’re convening a fantastic group to tell these stories. First we’ll have Dipul Patel, CEO of EcoVent, John Kawola, CEO of Harvest Automation, and Alex Kubicek, CEO of Understory, talk about some lessons from their startups. [This paragraph was updated with a newly added speaker.]

Then we’ll hear from some of the prominent investors who have backed these companies (and many others): Semyon Dukach, an angel investor and head of Techstars Boston; Rob Go, partner at NextView Ventures; Eric Paley, managing partner at Founder Collective; and Maia Heymann, senior managing director at CommonAngels (moderator). They’ll talk about lessons learned from the investor side of the table, as well as the evolving angel and VC climate and where they see the next big opportunities for tech companies.

That’s just one session, of course, in what will be a packed day of discussions and networking. Looking forward to seeing you all on June 10.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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