Foley Hoag Hosts Venture Capitalist and Author Tony Tjan at May 2 TEC@FoleyHoag Innovation District Meet-up

April 23, 2013

Venture capitalist and TED talk speaker Tony Tjan will help budding entrepreneurs understand the essential ingredients for success at the next TEC@FoleyHoag meet-up in Boston’s Innovation District on May 2.

Tjan is managing partner of Boston-based venture capital firm the Cue Ball Group and author of the book “Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck,” a guide for prospective entrepreneurs. He will share insights on successful entrepreneurial ventures gained from his own experiences and from advising Cue Ball’s portfolio of emerging entrepreneurial companies. 

TEC@FoleyHoag, launched by Foley Hoag in 2013, is the only Innovation District meet-up for technology entrepreneurs. Events are held regularly at the Foley Hoag LLP offices, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston. To register please click here

Cue Ball specializes in identifying, supporting and developing innovative, entrepreneurial companies. Tjan is responsible for the firm’s overall direction, and is also heavily involved in deal development, guidance and mentorship to companies in the Cue Ball portfolio. He spoke at the TED2013 Conference, “The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered,” and is a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. 

Tjan was the chief strategic counselor to then-Thomson Corporation CEO Dick Harrington (now a Cue Ball partner) during the company’s transformation to Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest information media company. He was also CEO of pioneering Internet services firm ZEFER, growing the company to more than $100 million in revenue. Tjan is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. 

“Tony has been where a lot of Boston’s young entrepreneurs are now,” said Paul Sweeney, co-chair of Foley Hoag’s technology practice. “This month’s TEC@FoleyHoag is a great opportunity for them to hear the kind of advice that has helped build some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurial companies.”

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