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Joint Session - NECINA NEW and E-Club

"Pitch to succeed" / "Business Exit Strategy as a Framework"


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday November 21, 2013


Cambridge Innovation Center, 15th Floor (KPMG)

1 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02142


Come join us on an exciting night of NECINA E-club (CEO, CxOs, Founders) together with NEW (teams are in the process of launching or early stages), and come to hear our key note speaker: Kerri Salls talking about business exit strategy. This is an important topic throughout of the process of building the business.

Come to get to know E-Club and NEW and join these two programs if you have not! This is a great network!


  • 6:00-6:30: Food and Networking
  • 6:30-6:45: Opeing Intro (John Wang, Director of E-Club/CEO of Dreamech)
  • 6:45-7:15: Pitch to succeed (What Investors are looking for?) (Tony Tian, VP of NECINA)
  • 7:15-8:00: Business Exit Strategy as a Framework (Kerri Salls, Exit Strategist | Author |Speaker |Radio Host) 
  • 8:00-8:30: USpin Story and StartupWeekend (Ethan Bagley, CEO of USpin, now with Constant Contact)
  • 8:30-9:00: Breakout session to discuss your business pitch, exit strategy


Register for the Event Here!

Also a reminder to submit applications to NEW 2.0

Submit your application for NEW 2.0 semi-Final. Win prizes, expand team, raise your business profile, connect with investors, take your business and ideas to next level!

For more Program Details please go to: http://necina.org under NEW 2.0 program


About Speakers

Kerri Salls

Kerri is a business Exit Strategist with This Way Out Group, LLC, an author of books, articles and papers, an intentional speaker, and a radio host of the new dialy radio show "Exit This Way" on URBusinessNetwork. She brings over 30 years of strategy, operations, hands-on sales and marketing experience to clients she partners with and mentors working with startups to multi-million dollars enterprises. She has conducted strategic planning assignments for business units up to $50M. 

Tony Tian

Tony is Vice President of NECINA focusing on Technology.  He is passionate about building startups and has led a team through concept and seeding round. He also successfully pitched and rallied support for funding toward Internet of Things activities. Tony works for Intel Corporation and is deeply involved with next-generation Communications and Storage solutions and infrastructure in areas such as Micro Server, security, Software Defined Network, as well as Internet of Things. His focus areas include communications, intelligent devices, and how these devices connect data and people. He is passionate about contributing to the community and building startups. Tony is a veteran in building products with proven track records in high volume products/market success and successful market entry for brand new technologies. Past products he contributed include Intel(R) IXP425, IXP2350 network processors, Intel(R) 89xx Communication Chipset, and Intel(R) Xeon and Core processors and Intel(R) Atom C2xx Processors in Embedded and Communication Space. He is also an  influencer in hardware/software co-design practice.

Ethan Bagley

Ethan is a life-long New Englander, who has a love for doing all the things. He has been working with Startup Weekend for more than a year, and has attended, organized, and facilitated events around New England. His career has taken him from rocket science to consumer electronics to innovation, where he fell in love with ideas.
Ethan is a pure generalist - if you need help with something, he can probably point you in the right direction! Ethan lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and their dog, and currently works at Constant Contact on their innovation team as a Principal Innovation Catalyst. He also volunteers his time working with student-led ventures from local colleges and universities, and is on the organizing team for TEDxSomerville.

Overview of NEW 2.0

The NEW Accelerator is a startup incubator organized by NECINA, a non-profit organization. This program helps entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-to-be turn their dreams of building start-ups into reality through mentorship, teamwork and hands-on experience. Projects accepted into NEW Accelerator will leverage the extensive resources and network of NECINA, benefit from mentorship, receive financial and legal advice, and pitch to investors and venture capitalists. NECINA does NOT take any equity from the accepted projects– we take pride in facilitating your success!

NEW 2.0 will:

  • Focus on Big data, medical, healthcare, mobile Apps, semiconductors, nano technology, wireless communications, and robotics
  • Offer participating teams the opportunity to join NECINA Marketing Workshop
  • Offer participating teams the opportunity to join NECINA LAB series
  • Offer participating teams big discount to the 2013 New England Venture Summit

For more information about NEW Accelerator 2.0, please check: 



Overview of E Club:

NECINA Entrepreneur Club (E Club) is a community of technology company founders and Executives. Through its partnership with other businesses or organizations, E Club organizes regular meetings/network events, and provides a resourceful platform for E Club members to get training, conduct network, and promote their businesses.

The missions of the club are:

  • To leverage NECINA resources to connect the club members to more senior and successful entrepreneurs, VCs and service firms as well as business counterparts in Asia to seek mentors, advices and business opportunities.
  • To provide a social network platform for the entrepreneurs to share their successful stories and lessons learned, and help each other.


Event Contact:

Ping Dang: ping.dang@necina.org



New England Chinese Information and Networking Association (NECINA) is a non-profit, non-political organization. It was founded in 1996 by a group of network computing industry leaders who recognized the need to advocate cutting-edge technologies and entrepreneurship.

Today, NECINA has grown to be one of the premium high tech professional organizations in New England. NECINA has its reach to thousands of people with members covering diverse industries such as software, telecommunications, networking, bioinformatics, venture capital, finance, and law.  

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Date Time

2013-11-21 18:00 - Start

2013-11-21 20:30 - End

  • One Broadway, Cambridge MA 02142 , CAMBRIDGE  MA  02138