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Posted: April 4, 2008
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge presents session on nanotechnology
(Nanowerk News) On April 9, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will feature a keynote address by Josh Wolfe, founding partner and managing partner of Lux Capital. Widely recognized as one of the preeminent minds in nanotechnology and investment, Forbes has called Wolfe "America's Leading Authority on Nanotechnology" and Red Herring has dubbed him "Mr. Nano."
Following Wolfe's presentation, Seth Coe-Sullivan, MIT Ph.D., co-founder and chief technology officer at QD Vision, will present a case study on his company, an early stage nanotech venture that manufactures quantum-dot products. A panel of experts will provide feedback on QD Vision's plans and strategy, offering suggestions for commercializing the company's technology.
The expert panel includes Jed Dorsheimer, principal and senior equity analyst, Canaccord Adams; Jack Derby, founder of Derby Management LLC; and Jake M. Reder, Ph.D., director of the Office of New Ventures, Dartmouth Medical School. The panel discussion will be moderated by Roger E. Bohn, MIT Sloan School of Management, visiting professor.
At Lux Capital, Josh Wolfe focuses on investments in nanotechnology, semiconductors and life sciences. He manages the firm's investments in Nanosys and Cambrios, and serves on the board of directors of Crystal IS and Lux Research. Before forming Lux Capital, he worked in Salomon Smith Barney's Investment Banking group. He is co-founder of The NanoBusiness Alliance, a columnist with Forbes Magazine and editor of the monthly Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report. He has been a keynote or guest lecturer at more than 300 events and has been invited by the White House and Canadian Government to advise organizations on funding strategies.
Roger Bohn is a visiting professor, Behavioral and Policy Sciences at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a consultant to industry in the areas of manufacturing ramp-up, process improvement, product development and organizational management.
Seth Coe-Sullivan is co-founder and CTO of QD Vision. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2005, and his thesis work on incorporating quantum dots into hybrid organic/inorganic LED structures serves as the technology basis of the firm. He has more than 20 papers and patents pending in the fields of organic light emitting devices, quantum dot LEDs and nanotechnology fabrication.
Prior to founding Derby Management, a management consulting firm specializing in emerging companies and venture capital, Jack Derby's background included positions as CEO of Mayer Electronics Corp., president of CB Sports, president of Litton Industries Medical Systems, CEO of Datamedix Corp. and executive vice president of Becton Dickinson Medical Systems.
Jed Dorsheimer of Canaccord Adams has leveraged his knowledge of compound semiconductors and device physics to differentiate his research from the Street by identifying emerging trends such as solid state lighting. In 2006, Forbes ranked Dorsheimer the number one analyst out of a field of 105 for stock picking performance in semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment.
Jake Reder founded Dartmouth Medical School's Office of New Ventures, focused on industrial outreach and entrepreneurship. Reder has served on the board of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology. Earlier, Reder worked in new business development at Cabot Corp., where he was a member of the firm's Research, Technology and Nanotechnology Councils.
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Networking: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:15-8:00 p.m.
Reception: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Stata Center (Bldg. 32), Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge
Sponsor: Wolf Greenfield
Registration and information: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/apr08.html
Pricing: Forum members: $20; Non-members: $30; Students from all universities, free with college ID.