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Panelists

PANELISTS WHO WALK THE WALK

The Forum’s panelists have started companies, risked capital, survived failures and enjoyed triumphs. They know the questions to ask and they don’t shy from asking them. At the same time they share a deep empathy with anyone who puts it on the line. Panelists include corporate veterans, entrepreneurs, and funders spanning several broad areas of expertise.

FINANCE

Alan C. Veeck
Principal, Meakem Becker Venture Capital

Joel P. Adams
General Partner, Adams Capital Management

Seán Sebastian
Partner, Birchmere Ventures

Mike Howard
Principal, Michael T. Howard & Associates

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Raul Valdes-Perez
CEO and Chairman, Vivisimo Inc.

D. Lansing Taylor
President and CEO, Cellumen Inc.; Chairman, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Andrew W. Hannah
President, CEO and Co-Founder, Plextronics, Inc.

Babs Carryer
President, Carryer Consulting

MANAGEMENT

Dennis S. Meteny
President and CEO, Cygnus Manufacturing Company, LLC

Rich Lunak
President and CEO, Innovation Works

John W. Manzetti
President and CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Eric Close
President and CEO, RedZone Robotics

Henry Thorne
Co-founder, Thorley Industries

HUMAN RESOURCES

Angela C. Kennedy
CEO, Carnegie Speech

Holly Maurer-Klein
President, HMK Associates

MARKETING

Bob Bernardini
Chairman, Mullen Pittsburgh

Lou Musante
Managing Partner, Echo Strategies

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MISSION

The MIT Enterprise Forum’s mission is to inform, connect, and coach entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. We are a network of local organizations, and open to the world.

VISION

Our vision is to build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class companies right here in Pittsburgh.