May 15–16, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

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How to Start & Grow a Start-Up Panel and Networking Session


Chris Wiltz (Senior Editor, Design News, UBM)


Jean Labrosse (Software Architect, Silicon Labs)

Mitch Maiman (President, Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS))

Gunnar Newquist (Founder & CEO, Brain2Bot Inc.)

Location: 109B

Date: Thursday, April 19

Time: 11:15am - 12:45pm

Pass type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!

Conference Track: Special Event (Free)

Vault Recording: TBD

You’re smart. You have ideas. You want to start your own company. But you also have to pay the bills.

In this open-to-all session, we'll hear from a panel of engineers who became successful entrepreneurs on the pros and cons of going out on your own, what they did and wished they didn't do, and how they started their start-ups on the path toward significant companies. Accompanying the engineers on the panel will be experts from a development accelerator, as well as a growth-stage investment partner company, to advise on launching, maintaining, and creating upward momentum for your venture.

This session will conclude with a Q&A and networking opportunity.