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Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital Group

The 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 33 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises

Thursday, September 11h from 7:30 - 10:00 AM
Great Room at Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd. 3rd Floor, Waltham, MA

Tasneem Dohadwala

Founding partner at Excelestar Ventures

Tasneem Dohadwala, Founding Partner, Excelestar Ventures, a global investment firm, that invests in early stage and expansion and holds a portfolio of technology, clean energy, healthcare and real estate assets. . http://www.excelestarventures.com/ Previously, Tasneem worked in financial services on the sell-side at Lehman Brothers. She currently sits on the board of Biomass Engineering Limited, Greenwich Carbon Oklahoma, Noor Findik, Helios Ingredients and BKPPL. Furthermore, she sits on the investment committee of Catalyst Healthcare Ventures. Tasneem is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Business School. She is very active in several healthcare and educational philanthropic efforts.

Special Guest Moderator: Robert A. Adelson, Esq.

Robert Adelson has been a corporate and tax attorney since 1977. He holds degrees from Boston University, B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University (Chicago), J.D.and Law Review member, and New York University, LL.M. in Taxation. Mr. Adelson is a partner at Engel & Schultz LLP, a 7-attorney general practice law firm in Boston’s financial district. His main work areas for startup / early stage businesses are Business formation and capitalization; Development of company stock, options and employee benefit plans; Shareholder agreements and cross sales; Trademarks, trade secrets and intellectual property protections; Software and product development and distribution contracts; Partnerships, Joint Ventures, spin-offs, Mergers and Acquisitions; Trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property protection and licensing; Estate and Succession planning and phantom stock arrangements for family business.

Thursday, September 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF)
Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center
151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

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Thursday, September 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at


Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center 151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

Register to Attend This Event.

Applications to present at this event accepted starting August 5, 2014.
Application deadline is Monday, September 1, 2014

What is the Piranha Pond? It is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be “In” or “Out.” If they are “In” they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are “Out” there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter.

For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR’s. If the company’s product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.

Please note: There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered. A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.

Attendance fees for this meeting:

General admission - $35

128ICG Members - $25

SNEEF Members - No Charge


The 128 Innovation Capital Group has become a Membership Organization. You will have noted a price differential for members and non-members. Annual membership is $30 per year and entitles you to not only a lower attendance fee, but will include a Member Directory and a variety of other benefits. For more information, go to www.128icg.org/membership.htm.

Our Meetings

At meetings, attendees are identified as Investors seeking new investment opportunities, Entrepreneurs looking for investment in their ventures, Management Candidates searching for new opportunities or Service Providers looking to provide help and services to all.

Fees for members are $25 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $35 for Investors and Service Providers.

Fees for non-members are $35 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $45 for Investors and Service Providers.

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