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An Entrepreneur's Journey - Startup - Accelerator - Acquisition... Repeat?

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 151 Maritine St. Fall River, MA


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“An Entrepreneur's Journey: Startup - Accelerator - Acquisition... Repeat?” at SNEEF Dec. 14

For anyone that aspires to start and run a company with the possibility of a successful exit, the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) will feature a local success story on Thursday, December 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m., Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), 151 Martine Street, Fall River.

Founder of Classics & Exotics, a peer-to-peer online marketplace for classic cars, Peter Zawadzki returns to the SNEEF stage to discuss the "rest of the story".  Zawadzki was featured as a SNEEF case study in October of 2015.  At that time, he had recently completed the TechStars Mobility Accelerator in Detroit. 

Zawadzki recently sold Classics & Exotics to Hagerty, an insurer for classic cars, and now holds the title of Director of DriveShare at Hagerty.  Classics & Exotics, now rebranded as DriveShare, is considered the Airbnb of vintage and exotic cars.

Admission is $20, SNEEF Alliance members $15, students and UMass Dartmouth students free.  Registration at  Contact SNEEF at


“An Entrepreneur's Journey: Startup - Accelerator - Acquisition... Repeat?”, Thursday, Dec. 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m.,
UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St, Fall River. Peter Zawadzki, founder of Classics & Exotics and Director of Smart Mobility, discusses growth and sale of his startup.  Admission $20, SNEEF Alliance members $15, students and UMass Dartmouth students free.  Registration at  More info at


Read more about the excitement generated by Classics&Exotics and their story.

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 

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