NEIBC "Growth Series" Event "Founder-CEO Succession: A Make or Break Inflection Point"

NEIBC "Growth Series" Event
"Founder-CEO Succession: A Make or Break Inflection Point"

Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 8:00-10:00am

 Location: Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center   
1000 Winter Street, North Entrance, Ste 4000
Waltham MA 02451 

Following the successful Growth Series events organized by NEIBC in 2012, we are excited to announce the first event of the series for 2013.  The event will take place on Friday, February 15, from 8-10am at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham.

The first session will focus on one of the most critical decisions in the life-cycle of startups: Has the company reached an inflection point where it might want to replace the founding CEO?  Harvard Business School Professor Noam Wasserman, author of the bestseller "The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup", will provide his insights through an interactive session on why such transitions commonly fail.  While a certain percentage of start-ups succumb to issues of product or market fit, the vast majority meet their end due to such "people problems." We will also hear from Boris Revsin, Founder & EVP, Business Development at DailyBreak who will give his personal reflections on Founder-CEO succession. 

8:00-8:45  Networking and breakfast
8:45-8:50  Welcome by Amir Eldad, NEIBC Chairman
               Opening remarks by RGL Group, Morgan Stanley
8:50-9:50  Main session + interactive conversation
               Prof. Noam Wasserman, Harvard Business School
               Boris Revsin, Founder & EVP Business Development, DailyBreak
               Personal reflections on founder-CEO succession 
9:50-10:00 Conclusion