Winning Investors with your Pitch and Presentation

Presented By IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs' Network


Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag

Bay Colony Corporate Center, North Entrance
1000 Winter Street - Suite 4000
Waltham, MA 02451

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April 2, 2013 7:00PM–10:00PM


The investor presentation is crucial to any startup. It is your primary vehicle for conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success. Entrepreneurs need well-conceived investor presentations and executive summaries to raise capital and grow their businesses. This panel consists of three successful investors (venture capitalists and angels). They will provide advice on how to put an investor presentation together, tell you what works and doesn’t work in today’s investment climate, network with you, and answer your questions.


Elon Boms, Co-Founder and Managing Director, LaunchCapital

LaunchCapital is a VC firm that makes seed investments and provides mentorship. It currently has over 80 active investments in technology start-ups.  Elon has been involved in over 90 deals across a wide range of industries and geographies, though he primarily focuses on MedTech and consumer investments. His prior work experience includes brand management, strategy consulting and finance.

He holds an MBA from Yale School of Management.

Hambleton (Ham) Lord, Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group

Launchpad Venture Group is an angel group that makes early stage investments in the range of $100K-$500K.  Launchpad has over 100 members from the Boston technology community. Ham has 25 years of experience in the software industry, where he co-founded three software companies. He is currently an investor and advisor to early stage companies. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in computer science from Brown University.

Darshana Zaveri,  partner of Catalyst Health Ventures

CatalystHealthVentures is a VC firm that invests in early stage companies with technology solutions in health care and the life sciences.  Initial investments are usually in the $1-3M range with $5-8M invested through the life of the Company.  Darshana led Catalyst’s investments in Hepregen, Augmenix, Lantos Technologies, and nVision Medical. She previously worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Genome Therapeutics, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has an MPA degree from Harvard University.


Alan Silver, Part Time Chief Financial Officer

Alan has been the part-time chief financial officer for over 60 technology start-ups over the last 17+ years.  At he was the part-time CFO from when the company had fewer than 10 employees until just 5 months before the company went public.  He has an MSM degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is treasurer of the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, and has been a panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum Start-Up Clinics.


  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $20


  • 5:15 PM Pre-meeting self-pay Dinner Bertucci's Restaurant (475 Winter St., Waltham)
  • 7:00-10:00 PM Meeting Presentation 

New entry policy:  The doors to the north entrance of 1000 Winter Street are locked at 7:00 pm. For admittance after 7:00, please use your cell phone to call the number that will be posted at the door. Thank you.


No reservations are needed for the dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, please pre-register for the meeting online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.