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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Speaker for Next Meeting: October 8th

October 8, 2008
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP.
111 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Marina Hatsopoulos, President, Z Corporation, MIT '93

Marina I. Hatsopoulos, originally from Lincoln, Mass., received her SM in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1993. She worked in corporate finance for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, and then in acquisitions, marketing, and operations for Thermo Electron Corp. before founding Z Corporation in 1994 with her husband, Walter Bornhorst MIT '66, Jim Bredt MIT '82, and Tim Anderson. Z Corporation was sold to Contex Scanning Technology in 2005. From August 2005 to September 2007, Ms. Hatsopoulos was a director of Contex Holdings, a leading manufacturer of large-format scanners. Ms. Hatsopoulos is currently a director of Tea Forte, a high-growth manufacturer and retailer of premium tea products.

Ms. Hatsopoulos is on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket Conference, a small, invitation-only group of New England’s most creative and forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, and executives. She recently served as Chair of the Committee on Finance and Investment of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. Ms. Hatsopoulos has been honored with the Massachusetts High Tech’s All-Star Award for Hardware, and is a two-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s New England Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Ms. Hatsopoulos is also on the Board of Overseers of the Boston Children’s Museum. Ms. Hatsopoulos speaks regularly at technology conferences as well as at the nation’s top business schools including Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and Babson College.

Ms. Hatsopoulos graduated with a B.A. in Pure Mathematics and a B.A. in Music from Brown University in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Mathematics Prize, and Faculty Fellowship). She then worked in corporate finance at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, before returning to earn her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1993.


KenB said...

This should be a great talk, I am really looking forward to hearing from this speaker.


Balakrishna said...

It was great talk. I heard Marina before at MIT and thought she would a great speaker to bring to TLP. He story is something that many wannabe enterpreneurs want to emulate.

I look forward to hearing more amazing speakers during my time at TLP.