SF $100K New Venture Winners Roadshow

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Location: Nerd Wallet, 901 Market St, San Francisco

join the Entrepreneurial Alumni Network (TEAN) to connect and celebrate with the impressive winners of the 2016 Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition. Join fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers for an evening of introductions, collaborations, and idea sharing.

past events

NYC $100K New Venture Winners Roadshow & Investor Panel

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

Location: Grand Central Tech, 335 Madison Ave, New York City

Pitches from 6 of the 2015 Tufts New Venture competition winners followed by feedback from a panel of leading NYC early-stage investors.


Fireside Chat with Ron Croen, former co-founder and CEO of Nuance Communications

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Location: 401 Harrison Street, #4405, San Francisco

Ron is an entrepreneur, leader and business advisor. Ron was founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Nuance Communications.

He advises CEO's as a CEO buddy on operations, strategy, leadership and management. His experience spans various sectors in information and communications technology such as artificial intelligence, digital media, big data, enterprise software and SaaS. He has been involved with companies across the life-cycle, from start-up, to very early stage angel and venture funded growth businesses, to medium and large public companies.

Nuance is the global leader in voice automation technology and applications, providing software and solutions based on the technologies of speech recognition, speech synthesis and speaker verification.

Ron earned a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from Tufts University.



An Entrepreneurial Evening with Tufts $100K Winners and Dean Qu

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Location: Minna Gallery (111 Minna Street, San Francisco)

Meet fellow Tufts alumni involved in startups, venture capital, and technology in the Bay Area and beyond, and join us in welcoming Tufts $100K Winners and new School of Engineering Dean Jianmin Qu. Refreshments will be served.

Co-hosted by Tufts School of Engineering and the Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program


TEAN SF Kickoff Breakfast

Date: May 08, 2015

Location: San Francisco

With growing chapters in New York and Boston, TEAN is committed to bringing together a robust network of Tufts entrepreneurial alumni nationwide. San Francisco is already home to a strong and diverse Tufts entrepreneurial presence -- and we're thrilled to start building a meaningful, local community.


Tufts and Technology Innovation: Warby Parker

Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Location: New York City

With great products, an innovative business model, and a mission to do good, the eyeglasses company Warby Parker and its founder, Neil Blumenthal, A02, embodies Tufts core entrepreneurial values. How did Neil disrupt the competitive eyeglasses world, raise over $55 million dollars for his company, and set out on the mission to provide affordable eyeglasses throughout the world?

Was held at Warby Parker’s New York store and we heard Neil speak about his entrepreneurial adventure in creating one of the hottest startups in the New York City tech scene. 


Entrepreneurial Alumni Networking Breakfast

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Location: New York City

Join the NYC Tufts Entrepreneurial Alumni Network for a discussion on raising startup capital led by two alumni Angel Investors. Learn what it takes to fundraise, discover what Angels are looking for in potential investments, and have your questions answered by industry experts. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.


IP 101 for Entrepreneurs

Date: June 6, 2013

Location: New York City

This event is designed to provide a baseline understanding of intellectual property and its importance to an entrepreneur. From defining ownership rights to determining the need to file a patent, we will cover topics that will help you smartly run your business.

Mark Kesslen (E86), Chair, Intellectual Property section of Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler Mark is heavily involved in IP issues relating to software, digital and social media, big data, and fintech. He continues to manage and assess a wide range of process, software and business method patents, and provides strategic advice on issues ranging from litigation assessment to patent scope, open source, trademarks, privacy and ownership risks.

Elizabeth Barnhard (E08P), Of Counsel, Leason Ellis Elizabeth is a senior patent attorney specializing in pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters. During her fifteen-year career at Wyeth/Pfizer, she led multi-disciplinary patent teams servicing several therapeutic and research areas. She is intimately familiar with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office policies and procedures and their impacts on clients


Entrepreneurial Alumni Networking Breakfast

Date: May 29, 2013

Location: New York City

 Join the Tufts Entrepreneurial Alumni Network for a networking breakfast, and start your workday by sharing ideas and expertise with your fellow Jumbos. All alumni are welcome to attend, even if you haven't been involved with the Tufts Entrepreneurial Alumni Network before.