Failure Fuels Success - Startup Trials and Tribulations

Presented by The Boston Entrepreneurs' Network


Foley Hoag LLP

Seaport West - 13th Floor
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600

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April 17, 2018 6:00PM–8:45PM


Entrepreneurs are driven, energetic visionaries who build successful companies by the force of their will and unerring perseverance to a brilliant idea and the execution of a flawless plan… Well, driven, energetic, brilliant, persevering and visionary may be great, even accurate descriptors for successful entrepreneurs. However, more often than not, the path to success is marked by assessment and re-assessment of science, technology and markets, and the ups and downs that accompany shifts in strategy or a major business plan pivot. Sometimes, success comes from scrapping a plan altogether and re-booting from scratch.

Join us to learn about some of the trials and tribulations of launching a successful start-up. It isn’t always pretty, but it always is a rewarding learning experience.


  • Roger Frechette, Principal and Founder, NEPAssociates


  • Marty Farmer, Founder, President and CEO, North Shore InnoVentures
  • Yael Schwartz, Entrepreneur in Residence, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Founder and CEO, Or-Genix Therapeutics


  • 6:00-7:00 PM: Registration & networking
  • 7:00-7:10 PM: ENET Chairman's announcements
  • 7:10-7:25 PM: E Minute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations
  • 7:25-8:15 PM: 3 expert speakers on the night's topic
  • 8:15-8:30 PM: Audience / Speakers Q & A
  • 8:30-9:00 PM: Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers