The Innovation Firm

When

May 20, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where

Westin Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Growing the Innovation Economy in Massachusetts: Staying Competitive by Being Collaborative

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to be a sponsor of the Smaller Business Association of New England's (SBANE) 2014-2015 Breakfast Series, which provides monthly seminars on various topics. SBANE's May event, "Growing the Innovation Economy in Massachusetts: Staying Competitive by Being Collaborative," was held on May 20, 2015, from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.

 

SBANE Event Description:

SBANENearly 40% of all jobs in Massachusetts are in the innovation economy, according to research done annually by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The organization’s CEO, Pamela Goldberg, is a former entrepreneur, educator, and now executive of the state economic development agency working to enhance economic growth, accelerate technology use and adoption, and harness the value of research by engaging in meaningful collaborations across academia, industry, and government.
 
The Commonwealth was recently named an “Innovation Champion” by the Consumer Electronics Association and Pamela will highlight the ways that industry, academia, and government can work together to accelerate innovation economy growth.  Her presentation will focus on strategies to support emerging industries such as Big Data, Robotics, and eHealth, and how we can collaborate to help extend economic benefit to all regions and communities in the Commonwealth, through the expansion of high-speed broadband, supporting regional entrepreneurship programs, and boosting training opportunities for the next generation of tech talent.

 

Pamela GoldbergPamela Goldberg is the first woman to lead Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) a public economic development agency charged with strengthening the state’s innovation economy and expanding technology-related enterprises. Pamela has an extensive background in leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance, roles which she brings to bear in her work with the Baker administration to support critical economic development initiatives that unlock private investment and create jobs.

Prior to MassTech, Pamela served as the Director of The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Tufts University, a program she launched to drive innovation at the school. Through her leadership, the program expanded to over 500 students per year, and supported the start of over 50 businesses in Massachusetts. As Director, Pamela established the school’s nationally recognized business plan competition and received the National Teaching Award for Entrepreneurship.

Before working in academia, Pamela worked as an entrepreneur, launching three start-up ventures, and helped start the investment banking division of State Street Bank. Pamela received her M.B.A. from Stanford University and her B.A. from Tufts. She is the Co-Chair of the Tech Hub Collaborative’s Communications Working Group and a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.

Overview

When

May 20, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where

Westin Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to be a sponsor of the Smaller Business Association of New England's (SBANE) 2014-2015 Breakfast Series, which provides monthly seminars on various topics. SBANE's May event, "Growing the Innovation Economy in Massachusetts: Staying Competitive by Being Collaborative," was held on May 20, 2015, from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.

 

SBANE Event Description:

SBANENearly 40% of all jobs in Massachusetts are in the innovation economy, according to research done annually by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The organization’s CEO, Pamela Goldberg, is a former entrepreneur, educator, and now executive of the state economic development agency working to enhance economic growth, accelerate technology use and adoption, and harness the value of research by engaging in meaningful collaborations across academia, industry, and government.
 
The Commonwealth was recently named an “Innovation Champion” by the Consumer Electronics Association and Pamela will highlight the ways that industry, academia, and government can work together to accelerate innovation economy growth.  Her presentation will focus on strategies to support emerging industries such as Big Data, Robotics, and eHealth, and how we can collaborate to help extend economic benefit to all regions and communities in the Commonwealth, through the expansion of high-speed broadband, supporting regional entrepreneurship programs, and boosting training opportunities for the next generation of tech talent.

 

Presenter Bios

Pamela GoldbergPamela Goldberg is the first woman to lead Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) a public economic development agency charged with strengthening the state’s innovation economy and expanding technology-related enterprises. Pamela has an extensive background in leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance, roles which she brings to bear in her work with the Baker administration to support critical economic development initiatives that unlock private investment and create jobs.

Prior to MassTech, Pamela served as the Director of The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Tufts University, a program she launched to drive innovation at the school. Through her leadership, the program expanded to over 500 students per year, and supported the start of over 50 businesses in Massachusetts. As Director, Pamela established the school’s nationally recognized business plan competition and received the National Teaching Award for Entrepreneurship.

Before working in academia, Pamela worked as an entrepreneur, launching three start-up ventures, and helped start the investment banking division of State Street Bank. Pamela received her M.B.A. from Stanford University and her B.A. from Tufts. She is the Co-Chair of the Tech Hub Collaborative’s Communications Working Group and a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.

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