MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Hosts Fireside Chat With Hubspot Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah

Renowned Entrepreneur Shares Insights Into Key Role Company Culture Plays for Startups and High-Growth Companies

Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - Defining a compelling corporate culture at the startup stage -- and remaining passionately committed to it as a company grows -- often spells the difference between success or failure. That's especially true in the innovation ecosystem, where a firm's most valuable assets are its employees. But, where to begin? What comprises a strong company culture? What are the most effective ways to share it throughout an organization? How does that change as a company expands? What impact does it have on the bottom line?

For insights into these and related topics, attend the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Innovation Series event - a Next Wave of Innovation -- on Tuesday, October 15, with Hubspot Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Dharmesh Shah. Joining Happier Chief Technology Officer Yoav Shapira for a fireside chat, the serial entreprenuers will discuss what the next wave of innovation will look like and the keys to its success. Drawing from the importance of a company's "culture code", Shah will address what the modern startup culture should be, how is it evolving and what it will look like in the future.

These are topics Shah knows well. Prior to co-founding Hubspot in 2006 -- which now has received more than $100 million in venture funding, employs more than 400 people, and has more than 8,500 customers in 56 countries -- he founded three software companies, has built and shipped nearly a dozen commercial software products and is an angel investor in more than 30 startups.

If you're starting a company, working at a startup or trying to change the culture of a current workplace, this event will offer sage advice on how to make your company's culture more innovative, agile and faster-moving.

Joins us for an evening filled with entrepreneurial expertise, shared by community members who have a vested interest in growing the next wave of innovation.

This event is sponsored by Foley Hoag.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013. 
6:30 - 8:00: Event
8:00 - 9:00: Networking at the R&D Pub on the 4th floor of the MIT Stata Center

MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Registration and information:

Enterprise Forum Members and all Enterprise Forum Sponsors: Free and Non-members: $45 
Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of the 27 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly.

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