The Entrepreneurs' Breakfast Group
For Entrepreneurs and those who support them.
Formerly known as the Severino Interest Group (SIG)
The Entrepreneurs' Breakfast Group is a university-community collaborative sponsored by the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship.
The group serves as a nexus for Rensselaer’s young innovators and researchers to engage with business leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, discuss emerging research, and stay informed of current strategic and global trends. The events also provide an informal forum for business exchanges.
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Past Speakers and Topics
- From Scientist to CEO
Rutvik Mehta PhD '11, Co-Founder and CEO, Thermoaura
- Companies as Investors: The World of Corporate Venture Capital
John Freer '99, '06 MBA, Manager, External Technology Initiatives, GE Global Research
- The Good Life???Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice
Anthony Pfister, CEO, Classbook.com
- The First 5 Years in Startup Country: Celebrating Ecovative Design's 5th Anniversary
'11, Co-Founder and CEO, Ecovative Design
- Marketing for StartUps: Panel Discussion
Susan Bardack, Founder/CEO, Buzz Media Solutions
Dave Vener, CEO, Burst Marketing
Peter Dean, President, Rendertribe
So You Think You Are Your Own Boss? Managing Your Board and Your Investors
Harry Ruda '68, CEO, Wing Power Energy
Attorneys for StartUps: When, Why and How to Engage
Susan Farley, Partner, Heslin, Rothenberg, Farley & Mesiti P.C.
Charles R. Haviland, Jr., Partner,
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Richard A. Langer, Principal, McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
Jeffrey B. Schwartz, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP
Entrepreneurship from Start to Finish: Good Ideas Rule
Michael Ridley, Founder of Deadmans Productions
Most Startups Are Not Facebook: Lessons Learned: Advanced Material Start Up
John Schneiter, John Schneiter, CEO, Free Form Fibers;
Co-founder, Global Spec
Lessons Learned: Energy Management Start Up and BioMedical Device Start Up
Daniel Farrow, Founder and CEO, Abbot Energy Corp.; Founder and CTO, JD Axis