595 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Whether you're starting a business, investing, or looking for your next career opportunity, you won't want to miss this jam-packed evening of networking and conversation. Led by a stellar group of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, we'll separate hype from reality -- and explore which technology areas are actually growing and creating big opportunities for the future. The evening will begin with an hour-long networking reception, continue with two high-energy discussion segments (one with venture capitalists, one with entrepreneurs), and conclude with plenty of time for Q&A from the audience. We'll talk about specific companies that are becoming leaders in our area, how hiring is happening in 2009, and what's shaking in mobile software, videogames, robotics, social media, cleantech, and other fast-growing sectors. We'll also ask you for your take on what the most promising new areas are.

Speakers will include:

- Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
- Mike Dornbrook, COO, Harmonix Music Systems (makers of "Rock Band")
- Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot Corp. and founder of The Droid Works
- Brian Halligan, social media expert and CEO of HubSpot
- Tim Healy, CEO of EnerNOC
- Ellen Rubin, Founder & VP/Product of CloudSwitch
- Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital
- John Simon, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

The conversation will be moderated by Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy columnist at The Boston Globe.

Official Website: http://whatsnext.eventbrite.com/

Added by skirsner on May 24, 2009