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Entrepreneurship in Southern New England - Panel Discussion

  • 18 Oct 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI
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On October 18th , the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) will be holding its monthly meeting from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at the Law Offices of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI.


We are going to have a Paneled Discussion entitled “The current state of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship support, in Southern New England”.  There’s a lot happening in the start-up community in the region.  And this event will be an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts about these current changes, and what’s being done to support entrepreneurs and create a start-up ecosystem right here in our own backyard.

Our Panelists include:

- Carol Malysz from MedMates - Rhode Island's life sciences technology network group.

- Shelley Cardoos from EforAll South Coast - an organization that helps aspiring entreprenuers and startups plan, test, launch and accelerate their ventures.

- Emily Wanderer from Social Enterprise Greenhouse - a network of 400+ social enterprises in Rhode Island.

- Ric Wild from Hope n Main - a food incubator based in Warren, RI.

- Christine Smith from Rhode Island Commerce Corporation - the state’s primary economic development organization.

- Toby Stapleton from  UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will also serve as a Moderator for the Panel.

For the complete bios of our Panelists, please go to here.

Ticket Pricing:

- $20 for general attendees

- $15 for Sponsors, Partners, and Affiliates of SNEEF

- $FREE for active SNEEF members

Discussion Panelists 

Dr. Steven Bondonaro

Chief Scientist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Northeast Tech Bridge Regional Director

Alf Carroll 

Alf Carroll is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) where he specializes in new technology program insertion.

Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Leslie-Ann McGee

Asst. Director for the Consortium of Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

Jerry Sgobbo

Co-Founder at Dive Technologies, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 


UMass Dartmouth

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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