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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Upcoming Startup Leadership Boston Info Sessions

The Startup Leadership Program is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our 2011 Boston class. The deadline to apply to the program is July 31, 2010. We have two information sessions scheduled for this month where prospective applicants can meet Fellows and learn more about SLP. The application consists of about one page of short answer questions and a resume. The program costs just $300 and consists of 14 classes over a 9 month period.

Upcoming Information Sessions:
Monday, July 12, 6:30-7:30pm at Dillon's, 955 Boylston Street, Boston
Wednesday, July 21, 6:30-7:30pm at Dillon's, 955 Boylston Street, Boston

We will select 18-20 Fellows to enter the program this September in Boston. Admissions is highly competitive. We would love for anyone interested to take a good look at the program and apply if they are looking to be part of a cohort of outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as they think through their startups and innovations.

Our Fellows have started 40 companies, raised over $3.5 million in angel and $26 million in venture capital funding, and won numerous awards and media attention. Our Fellows are business or technical Founders, work in leadership roles at venture-backed startups, in companies and institutions in innovation-related positions, and in venture capital firms. Here are a few of our recent Fellows in Boston

Mike Sheeley, Co-Founder, Runkeeper
Jay Meattle, Founder & CEO,
Hooman Hodjat, Founder & CEO, PickupZone
Parker Treacy, Founder, First Help Financial and TrickleUp Effect

Innovators & Designers
Angela Chen, President, Harvard Biotech Club and PhD Candidate, Harvard Medical School
Emily Rothschild, Award-winning designer of medical products
Love Sarin, Founder, Banyan Environmental and PhD candidate at Brown University
Ryan Bardsley, Inventor, Robots for Healthcare, and Award-Winning Designer
Vineet Sinha, Founder, Architexa and PhD candidate at MIT

Leaders at venture-backed companies
Amar Kendale, Vice President, Arsenal Medical
Christina Kaldeny, Associate Director, Business Development, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Venture Capitalists
Jordan Bettman, Associate, Bain Capital Ventures
Gautam Gupta, Associate, General Catalyst Ventures
Steve Meyer, Associate, Globespan Capital Partners

See all their bios here

Over the past year, we have nearly 50 speakers, mentors and judges come and advise our Fellows. There are more than 100 people in our network in Boston alone, who are helpful to our Fellows and Program. Here are a few mentors, speakers and judges from last year alone.

Dharmesh Shah, Founder, Hubspot and Author: The Inbound Marketing book
Jonathan Lim, Polaris Venture Partners
Dr. Pravin Chaturvedi, Serial Lifescience Entrepreneur
Todd Hixon, Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
Serial Lifescience Entrepreneur
Shikhar Ghosh, Harvard Professor, Serial Entrepreneur
Jim Matheson, Flagship Venture Partners

See the full list here

Michael Mullins, Program Leader for the Startup Leadershp Class of 2011 in Boston says "I can say from experience that being a Fellow at Startup Leadership is a tremendous experience. It's about learning, growth, and networking. When you look at people who get funded or are successful in startups, they don't just have a great idea. They're people who are active in the entrepreneurial community. The Startup Leadership Program is simply the best way to get fully engaged in the entrepreneurial community here in Boston."

About SLP: The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) @ TiE Boston is a not for profit 9-month fellowship. We train and mentor young professionals in their early 20's to mid-30's to be leaders and entrepreneurs in the life science, tech, clean tech, and social enterprise sectors. Our fellows master soft & hard skills, network with venture capitalists, angels, and entrepreneurial thought leaders, and build life-long relationships with SLP alumni around the world in Boston, Silicon Valley, and our newest chapters in New York, San Diego, Beijing, and Bangalore. SLP was founded in Boston in 2006.

For the Startup Leadership Program contact:

Michael Mullins
Boston Program Leader
Startup Leadership Program
M: 781-964-4544

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