Joe Hadzima is a Managing Director of Main Street Partners, a venture development and technology commercialization firm. He is also President of Main Street Partners’ portfolio company IPVision, Inc., which provides systems and services for the analysis and management of intellectual property. Joe is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, was a founding judge of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and was formerly Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum. Over the past 30 years, he has been involved with over 130 new ventures in areas such as speech recognition, advanced materials, nanotechnology, networking, and life sciences in the roles of venture capitalist, entrepreneur, lawyer, and board member.
How important is having a “big idea” for startups? Ideas can generate a lot of buzz and capture attention from investors and potential customers, but long-term success really depends on the... Read more »
Twenty-plus years ago, I helped launch the $10K Business Plan Competition now known as the MIT $100K Competition. Back then there was very little of formalized entrepreneurship activities at MIT. The... Read more »