XSITE 2011: The Entrepreneurship Era

Great entrepreneurs have repeatedly transformed the landscape of America, driving growth, improving lives, and employing millions. But now, as the nation picks itself up from the Great Recession, comes increased attention to and appreciation for entrepreneurship—the art of taking company-building risks in pursuit of changing the world. From the Oval Office to state and local governments to corporate boardrooms to dorm rooms, co-working spaces, and incubators, people are looking to spawn the next generation of innovative products and startups. The reason for this surge in entrepreneurial activity is fundamental: entrepreneurship is key to re-igniting the American economy, retaining the country’s position as an economic superpower, and ensuring growth, prosperity, and even security in an increasingly competitive and tumultuous world.

Now that entrepreneurship is—finally—atop the nation’s domestic agenda, what are the practical things that can be done on university campuses, in emerging startups, and at large companies to carry out this vision of renewal in American innovation? As a nation, we’ve always invested boldly in science and technology in the quest to create a more prosperous, more productive, healthier world—but how can we increase the odds of success? You will hear many perspectives on such questions at the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (XSITE), our annual full-day event that brings New England and national leaders in business and academe together with venture capitalists, angel investors, and, especially, the entrepreneurs who are on the forefront of this new era.

Keynote Speakers:
Desh Deshpande
, Founder, Sycamore Networks, Chairman, A123Systems
Edward Jung, Co-founder, Intellectual Ventures, former Chief Architect, Microsoft
Phillip Sharp, MIT, Nobel Laureate and Co-founder of Biogen and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe
Stephen Friend, Co-founder and President, Sage Bionetworks
Pattie Maes, Founder and Director, Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Media Lab
Stephen Kaufer, CEO, TripAdvisor

Featured Speakers:
Len Schlesinger
, President, Babson College
Rick Miller, President, Olin College
Todd Dagres, Co-founder and General Partner, Spark Capital
Jamie Goldstein, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
Ellen Rubin, Co-founder and VP of Products, Cloudswitch
David Cancel, Founder and CEO, Performable
Joe Chung, Co-founder, Art Technology Group and Redstar Ventures
Michael Martino, Senior VP of Innovation, CareFusion
Norm Wu, CEO, Qliance Medical Management
Charlotte Hubbert, Kauffman Fellow, Accelerator
Jason Baptiste, Co-founder and CEO, OnSwipe
Sean Creeley, Co-founder, Embed.ly
Paul Sellew, CEO, Harvest Power
Katie Rae, Managing Director, TechStars Boston
Jason Jacobs, CEO, FitnessKeeper
David Berry, Partner, Flagship Ventures
Bob Fabbio, Founder and CEO, Whiteglove
Alain Goubau, Co-founder, Altaeros Energies
Lee Hower, Partner, NextView Ventures
Heather Keith, Founder and CEO, Strohl Medical
John Landry, Founder and Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures
Jordy Leiser, CEO and Co-founder, STELLAService
Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO, Daily Grommet
Brian Chemel, Founder and CTO, Digital Lumens
Timo Platt, CEO and Founder, PoKos
Michael Raybman, Founder and CEO, WaySavvy
Pedro Santos, CEO, OsComp Systems
Karan Singh, Founder, Ginger.io
Seph Skerritt, Founder, Proper Cloth
Ziad Sultan, Founder and CEO, Marginize
Daniel Isenberg, Professor of Management Practice, Babson Global
Frank van Mierlo, Co-founder and CEO, 1366 Technologies
Veer Gidwaney, CEO, Dailyfeats.com
William Sanchez, Co-founder and CEO, CoolChip Technologies
Aaron Mandell, CEO, Oasys Water
Justin Shaka, Founder, REBIScan
Martin LaMonica, CNET
Jeanne Sullivan, General Partner, StarVest Partners
Troy Campione, Senior Vice President, Joule Unlimited
Shanker Sahai, Founder and CEO, greenbean Recycle

Featuring:
“Do You Really Need an Incubator?” Young entrepreneurs discuss and debate the value of startup incubator programs.
XSITE Xpo: 12 emerging startups vie for audience favorite in…
Cleantech: OsComp, Altaeros Energies, CoolChip Technologies
HealthTech: Ginger.io, Strohl Medical, REBIScan
IT: STELLAService, PoKos, Proper Cloth, WaySavvy, Smarterer

Schedule:
Registration: 7:15 am – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Networking reception: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Registration information:
Saver Rate (ends June 1): $395
Startup Special: $125
For employees of startups less than 3 years old with 20 or fewer employees.
Regular Registration: $495
Walk-in Registration: $595
Student Registration: $50

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail events@xconomy.com.

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