32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

So you're thinking of launching a software company? Then don't spend too much time on your history books! Make your first stop the Forum's Software 2.0 program instead.

The Boston software scene is vastly different from what it used to be. The industry itself has matured. Software as a service dominates. Finding the right distribution channels are more important than ever.

As for funding - don't even think of a $5M Series A. But don't think that bootstrapping is the only alternative either.
At Software 2.0, Jim Matheson of Flagship Ventures will lead a handpicked group of highly experienced entrepreneurs in a provocative and enlightening panel discussion. They'll share their thoughts on what it takes to launch, grow, and succeed in this new environment that demands speed, agility and frugality from those who emerge as the winners.

Topics will include:
-Getting financed: how much and from whom
-Where to find the next great software company to start, or join
-How to use open source, intelligently and safely...
-Best practices in off-shore development...
-Finding the right channel to market to get your first and next customer...
-Engaging your customers in rapid product development cycles...

Doug Wyatt - Co-Founder / CTO of SiteAdvisor
Frode Eilertsen - Founder / CEO of Panraven
Mussie Shore - Founder / Chief Designer of Zingku
Jim Matheson - General Partner, Flagship Ventures

Members: $20 / Non-Members: $30 / Students from all universities are FREE with valid ID.

Official Website: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/nov06.html

Added by FullCalendar on October 19, 2006