Activities

2016

  • Invited Testimony: “Searching for Capital: How Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors Fund Entrepreneurs and Startup Companies”, The US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Washington, DC, July 14, 2016.
  • “Ghosts of the Past: How Missed Opportunities Influence Investor Decision Making” (with Will Drover, Matthew Wood, and David Williams), Academic Paper Presented at the 2016 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodø, Norway, June 2016.
  • Invited Panelist: “Access to Capital”, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, Washington, DC, February 25, 2016.

2015

  • Invited Panelist: “National Trends in Angel Investing and New Opportunities/Models for Investing”, Live Free and Start Angel Conference, Manchester, NH, November 17, 2015.
  • Invited Panelist: “Opportunities and/or Challenges of Crowdfunding – A General and Regional Approach”, New England Capital Formation Group, Massachusetts Securities Division, Boston, MA, September 14, 2015.

2014

  • Invited Speaker: “Trends and Issues in the Angel Market”, Live Free and Start Advisory Council – an initiative between the NH Governor’s Office, the NH Business Finance Authority and the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, November 12, 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Angel Investment Trends”, Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo, Mountain View, CA, November 20, 2014.

2013

  • Invited testimony to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives on An Act relative to angel investor tax credits (House Docket No. 2691, Bill No. 2536), Boston, MA, June 2013.
  • Presentation of "Entrepreneurial Firms and Signaling for Creditworthiness: A Bayesian Modeling Approach" (with Tevfik Aktekin and Dev Dutta), 2013 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lyon, France, June 2013.
  • Invited Speaker: "The rise of angel investment: facts and figures from the US", IESE Angel Network Conference: "Angel Investment in Spain: Building on 10 Years of Learning", IESE Business School, Madrid, Spain, June 2013.

2012

  • Keynote Speaker: "Trends and Issues in the Angel Market", Baylor Angel Network (BAN) Angel Education Day, Waco, TX, November 15, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Sources of Legitimacy for New Venture Investors", Baylor University Finance/Entrepreneurship Research Forum, Waco, TX, November 15, 2012.
  • Invited Panelist: "Private Equity", Financing Panel on Raising Early and Second Stage Capital, Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute, Concord, NH, April 26, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Future Trends and Issues in the Angel Market", Silicon Flatirons Mile High Tech Entrepreneurship Conference, Boulder, CO, March 22, 2012.
  • Presentation of "The Sources of Legitimacy for New Venture Angel Investors" (with John Becker-Blease), EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands, March 2012.
  • Presentation of "Initial Public Offerings and Pre-IPO Shareholders: Angels Versus Venture Capitalists" (with William Johnson), Annual National Conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2012.

2011

  • Keynote Speaker: "Start-Ups and Private Equity Latest Trends: Angels and VC Investing", Lowcountry Partnership for Biomedical Innovation Speaker Series, College of Charleston School of Business, Charleston, SC, December 1, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker: "The Sources of Legitimacy for New Venture Angel Investors", Research Seminar for faculty, PhD and MBA program students, Ghent University and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Gent, Belgium, October 21, 2011.
  • Invited Doctoral Consortium: "Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital", Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, August 13, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker: "Angel Investing and Women Angels - Latest Trends", National Academy of Science Committee on Capitalizing Science, Technology and Innovation, Woods Hole, MA, August 1, 2011.
  • Invited Panelist: "I have an idea. How do I get funding?", Best in Bio series sponsored by the NH Bio/Medical Council, Portsmouth, NH, June 23, 2011.
  • Presentation of "Attribution Style Differences Among Entrepreneurs" (with Paul Harvey), 56th Annual International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Latest Trends in Angel Investing", presentation for Golden Seeds NY members, New York, NY, May 12, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker: "Latest Trends in Angel Investing", Council of Development Finance Agencies 25th Annual Development Finance Summit, Boston, MA, May 9, 2011.
  • Invited Panelist: "Current Trends in Private Equity", Finance Panel on Raising Early Second Stage Capital, Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute, Concord, NH, March 24, 2011.
  • Invited Panelist: "Pillar Session on Public Policy", United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Annual Conference, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, January 2011.

2010

  • Invited Speaker: "Current Research and Trends in the Angel Investor Market", University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management Faculty Seminar, Ottawa, Canada, December 2010.
  • Presentation of "The Sources of Legitimacy for New Venture Investors" (with John Becker-Blease and Paul Harvey), 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, London, UK, November 2010.
  • Invited Panelist: "Business Capital Markets: Assessments and Predictions", WSBE Alumni Homecoming Seminar, Durham, NH, October 2010.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Latest Trends in Angel Investing", Golden Seeds Angel Investor Forum, Boston, MA, September 2010.
  • Invited Doctoral Consortium: "Financing Entrepreneurship", Entrepreneurship Division, Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 2010.
  • Invited Speaker: "Funding Options for Green Entrepreneurs", Green Launching Pad Business Development Seminar Series, Concord, NH, July 2010.
  • Presentation of "Is There a Sweet Spot for U.S. Metropolitan Areas? Exploring the growth in employment and wages in U.S. entrepreneurship and technology centers in metropolitan areas over the last business cycle, 1991 to 2007" (with Ross Gittell and Edinaldo Tebaldi), 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2010.
  • Invited Panelist: "Developing successful exit opportunities? Panel debate about future prospects".  European Business Angel Network (EBAN) 10th Annual Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2010.
  • Invited Speaker: "Current Trends and Public Policy Issues in Angel Investing". Workshop hosted by the institute of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, People's Republic of China, March 2010.
  • Presentation of “Initial Public Offerings and Pre-IPO Shareholders: Angels Versus Venture Capitalists” (with William Johnson), 2010 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Paris, France, February 2010.
  • Invited Panelist: "Angel Investor Forum: Practical Advice for Seekers", sponsored by New Hampshire High Tech Council and Software Association of New Hampshire, Bedford, NH, January 2010.

2009

 

  • Invited Panelist: "The New Rules of Angel Investing", Future Forward 2009, Weston, MA, November 2009.
  • Keynote: "Public Policy Issues in Angel Investing", a Public Policy Roundtable: "Jump-starting the Engine of Commercialization in Canada - Public Policies to Incentivize Angel Investors", hosted by the National Angel Capital Organization and sponsored by Industry Canada and the Government of Canada and Ontario, Toronto-Canada, October 2009.
  • Invited Speaker: "Current Research in the Angel Market", General and Strategic Management Department Seminar, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, September 2009.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Current Research in the Angel Market", Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures Early Fall Venture Forum, Philadelphia, PA, September 2009.
  • Keynote Speaker: "The State of Angel Investing", Northeast ACA Angel Summit, New Haven, CT, September 2009.
  • Invited Panelist: "Multi-Level Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Angel Investing Decisions", Angel Research Symposium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2009.
  • Invited Session Co-Chair: "Financing Entrepreneurship", Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2009.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Turbulent Times in the Angel Market", Golden Seeds Angel Investor Forum, Boston, MA, June 2009. 
  • Keynote Speaker: "Angel Financing for Entrepreneurs: Current Trends in the Angel Market", Gold Coast Venture Capital Association Joint Meeting with the Florida Venture Forum, Boca Raton, FL, May 2009.   
  • Keynote Speaker: "The State of Private Equity", Research Seminar at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Ghent University, Belgium, March 2009.  
  • Keynote Speaker: "The State of Private Equity", Manchester Young Professionals Network Meeting, Manchester, NH, January 2009. 

 


   2008

 

  • Plenary Panelist: "Are High Potential Young Firms Constrained in Their Access to Finance and Other Resources? Entrepreneurship Policy Research Seminar, hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Economic and Social Research Council - UK & SenterNovem and organized by the University of Exeter Business School, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2008. 
  • Keynote Speaker: "Importance of Private Capital Formation", Speed Venture Summit, Manchester, NH, October 2008. 
  • Keynote Speaker: "Trends in Angel Investing", NY Digital Basins Software Forum, Auburn, NY, May 2008. 
  • Keynote Speaker: "Women angels and entrepreneurs", Golden Seeds Angel Investor Forum, Boston, MA, April 2008. 
  • Presentation of "Confidence and Angel Investors: Does Sex Matter?" (with John Becker-Blease) at the 22nd Annual National Conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), San Antonio, TX, January 2008. 
  • Presentation of "Cool Topics in Entrepreneurial Finance: Acquiring Financial Capital" (with Frances Amatucci, Amy Millmann and Howard Van Auken) at the 22nd Annual National Conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), San Antonio, TX, January 2008. 

    2007   

 

  • Invited Speaker: Policy Workshop on Angel Investing, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2007. 

  • Keynote Speaker: "Public Policy Issues in Angel Investing", New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Wellington, New Zealand, October 2007.

  • Keynote Speaker: "Trends in the Angel Market", Northeast Regional Angel Investor Conference, Portsmouth, NH, October 2007. 

  • Plenary Speaker: "Trends in Angel Investing", 4th Annual RAINmakers Conference, St. Cloud, MN, September 2007. 

  • Presentaion of "Send Me An Angel? Comparing Screening and Final Investment Choices Of Informal Investors And Venture Capitalists" (with Jill Kickul, Paul Steffens, Brett Smith and Todd Johnston) at the 27th Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 2007. 

  • Invited testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Roundtable on SBA Reauthorization: Small Business Venture Capital Programs, Washington, DC, June 2007. 

  • Invited Panelist: "The Design of National Taxation Environments to Promote the Financing of Entrepreneurial Businesses", NORFACE International Policy Research Seminar on Venture Finance: Breaking Barriers and Mobilizing Resources to Develop the European Risk Capital Market, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and the German Public Bank, KfW Bankengruppe, with the support of the European Investment Fund and NORFACE, Berlin, Germany, May 2007. 

  • Keynote Speaker: "The State of Angel Capital", Angel Investor Retreat at the CED's 24th Annual Venture 2007 Conference, Durham, NC, April 2007.

  • Invited Speaker: "Current Trends in the Angel Market", UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Finance Seminar Series, Amherst, MA, April 2007.

  • Presentation of “The Organization of the Informal Venture Capital Market” at the 21st Annual National Conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Lake Buena Vista, FL, January 2007.

2006

  • Invited Speaker: “An Overview of Economic Development Activity and Research at UNH”, at the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) Team Visit to UNH, Durham, NH, December 2006.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Current Trends in the Angel Market”, Hub Angel Investment Group Meeting, Cambridge, MA, December 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: “Entrepreneurship in New England” for the Entrepreneurship Policy Panel at the 2006 New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) Fall Economic Outlook Conference: “New England’s Entrepreneurial Engine: Building Tomorrow’s Economy Today”, Westborough, MA, November 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: “Practitioner and Researcher Perspectives for Future Development”, NORFACE Venture Capital Policy Research Seminar II: Breaking Barriers and Mobilizing Resources to Develop the European Risk Capital Market, sponsored by the University of Exeter and Helsinki University of Technology, with the support of the Finnish Government (MTI), the European Investment Fund and NORFACE, Helsinki, Finland, October 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: “Public Policy Issues in Angel Investing”, Holland Innovation, sponsored by the Province of Utrecht’s Regional Innovation Taskforce, Utrecht, Netherlands, October 2006.
  • Invited Speaker: “Do Government-Entrepreneurship Programs Work?“, Holland Innovation, sponsored by the Province of Utrecht’s Regional Innovation Taskforce, Utrecht, Netherlands, October 2006.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Trends in Angel Investing”, meeting organized by the Development Agency of the East Netherlands, Arnhem, Netherlands, October 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: “Reporting from Roundtable – Research Initiatives”, SME Financing Data Initiative Workshop, sponsored Industry Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, September 22, 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: “International Perspectives on Financing Data Needs”, SME Financing Data Initiative Workshop, sponsored Industry Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, September 21, 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: "Early-Stage Financing" at the Workshop on Venture Capital Policy, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden, May 2006.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Seed Capital Finance" at the Workshop on Venture Capital Policy, organized by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research, Lund, Sweden, May 2006.
  • Invited testimony to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Small Business, on the Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Act of 2006 (HR 5198), May, 2006.
  • Invited Panelist: “International Trends in Angel Investing” at the 6th Annual European Business Angel Network (EBAN) Congress, April 2006, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • "Minority and Women Entrepreneurship Special Workshop Session" at the 2006 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, Tucson, Arizona, January 2006.

2005

  • Keynote Speaker: "Trends in the Angel Market" at the Early Stage Investment Conference, organized by the New England Angel Investment Groups, Portsmouth, NH, December 2005.
  • Invited Speaker: OECD Financial Roundtable, at the "Developments and Prospects in the Market for Risk Capital" event presented by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Paris, France, November 2005.
  • Invited Panelist: Venture Capital Roundtable, at the "Managing Growth: Navigating a Path to Business Success" seminar presented by Business NH Magazine, Bedford, NH, October 2005.
  • Invited Panelist: "Angel Groups in Action: Funding Early Stage Innovation", at the MIT Enterprise Forum, Cambridge, MA, June 2005.
  • Speaker: "Latest Trends in Angel Investing", at the Venture Club of Indiana monthly lunch meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 2005.
  • Invited Speaker: "Angel and Venture Financing for Early Stage and Later Stage Knowledge-Based Ventures", at the ThinkTEC Innovation Summit, Charleson, SC, April 2005.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Trends in Angel Investing", at the South Carolina Investor Network Spring 2005 Special Event, sponsored by the SCIN and the Tate Center for Entrepreneurship, Charleston, SC, April 2005.
  • Invited Speaker: "The Latest Trends in Angel Investing", at the Host of Angels Conference, sponsored by the Technology Licensing Office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, March 2005.
  • Presentation of "Women Angel Investors: The ABCs (Activities, Barriers and Conclusions)", USASBE 2005 Annual Conference, Indian Wells, CA, January 2005.

2004

  • Invited Speaker: The Canadian Foundation for Investor Education Symposium on Financing Innovation: Are We Committed to Venture Capital Financing in Canada?, Montreal, Canada, December 2004.
  • Policy Workshop on Early Stage Venture Capital - International Perspectives, Business Development Centre, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 2004.
  • Invited Speaker: "Angel Activity in NH", at the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Forum, Portsmouth, NH, November 2004.
  • Invited Speaker: "Recent Trends in Angel Investing", at Strathclyde 100, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, October 2004.
  • Presentation of "Women Angel Investors: An Exploratory Study", at the second bi-annual European Summer University, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, September 2004. 
  • Invited Panelist: "Venture Capital - Can You Get Funding For Your Company?", at the Software Association of New Hampshire's (SwANH) 10th Annual Conference: InfoXchange 2004, Nashua, NH, September 2004.
  • Invited Speaker: "Recent Trends in Investments in High Tech Companies", at the New Hampshire High Tech Council/MIT Forum, Durham, NH, May 2004.

2003

  • Keynote Speaker: "Trends and Issues in Angel Investing ­ Succeeding in Today's Environment", at the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) Conference: Innovations in Early Stage Investing, Baltimore, MD, November 2003.
  • Keynote Speaker: "The Angel Investor Market in USA: Investment Activity and Growth Prospects", at German Business Angels Day, sponsored by the national German Business Angels Network and the Ministry of Economy and Labour of North-Rhine Westfalia, Bonn, Germany, October 2003.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, Arlington, VA, September 2003.
  • Invited Speaker: "Seed Investing: Back to the Future", New England Angel Organization Summit, Portsmouth, NH, June 2003.
  • Invited Speaker: "Pulse of Technology", Mass High Tech's quarterly breakfast series, Newton, MA, May 2003.
  • Plenary Speaker: "State of the Investment Industry and Implications for Angel Investors", Angel Organization Summit III, Chicago, IL, April 2003.
  • Invited Speaker: "Venture Capital in the US: Trends and Implications", a Cooperative Symposium on Sustaining Innovation and Growth: Public Policy Support for Research and Development in France and the United States, sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and the Board of Science, Technology, and Economic Policy of the National Academy of Sciences, Paris, France, March 2003.
  • Keynote Speaker: "The Angel Equity Market: Back to the Future?.  Presentation to an invitation-only seminar, "Opportunities and Best Practices in Early Stage Investing", for angel investors and students of angel investing, sponsored by Innovation Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group and Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, January 2003.
  • Presentation of "Financing Women-Owned Businesses" (with Susan Coleman, Amy Millman, and Patricia Greene), USASBE 2003 Annual Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, January 2003.

2002

  • Keynote Speaker: "Business Angel vs. Entrepreneur: Love or Hate"?, Taste of Entrepreneurship Conference, sponsored by the Vice-President of the Walloon Government and Minister of Economic Affairs, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, November 2002.
  • "Workshop on Angel Investors", Research Workshop sponsored by Industry Canada, Ottawa, Canada, October 2002.
  • Presentation of ?Angel Investment Activity: Funding High Tech Innovations? (with Bruce Sommer), 32nd Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business Conference, Nice, France, September 2002.
  • Invited Panelist: "Hey Buddy, Can you Spare a 1/2 mil?" Deloitte and Touche, Capital Venue, Harvard Club, Boston, MA, June 2002.
  • Presentation of ?Angel Investment Activity: Bracing for the Downdraft? (with Bruce Sommer), 22nd Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2002.
  • Presentation of ?Entrepreneurial States During the Economic Downturn: What do you know?? (with Ross Gittell), 22nd Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2002.
  • Invited Speaker: "Trends in Angel Funding in the US and Europe", Entrepreneurship Policy for the Future, sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences, Swedish Ministry of Industry, Jonkoping, Sweden, May 2002.
  • Invited Speaker: ?Angels and Venture Capital ? The State of the Market?, Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. Corporate Luncheon, Manchester, NH, April 2002.
  • Invited Panelist: InfusionLab, sponsored by MerchantBanc, Bedford, NH, April 2002.
  • Invited Speaker: ?Angels and Venture Capital ? The State of the Market?, Upper Valley Computer Industry Association, West Lebanon, NH, February 2002.

2001

  • Invited Speaker: ?Trends and Challenges in Angel and Venture Funding in the US and Europe?, Entrepreneurship Policy for the Future: Lessons from the United States and Sweden meeting sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences, Swedish Ministry of Industry and Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies, Stockholm, Sweden, December 17-18, 2001.
  • Invited Panelist: "Tech Exchange - Investing in Technology in a Volatile Market", sponsored by The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Manchester, NH, October 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: "Access To Risk Capital", Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Legislature, and Business and Economic Development Cluster Secretariat, Ontario, Canada, October 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: InfusionLab, sponsored by MerchantBanc, Concord, NH, October 2001.
  • Presentation of "Current Trends in the Private Equity Financing of High Tech Ventures: An Analysis of Deal Structure", 21st Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Jonkoping, Sweden, June 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: "Does a European New Economy Need a New Policy?: Lessons from the U.S." Symposium sponsored by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Hamburg, Germany, May 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: "Trends and Challenges in Angel and Venture Funding in the U.S. and Europe," Symposium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy, Berlin, Germany, May 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: Infusion Lab, sponsored by MerchantBanc, Nashua, NH, May, 2001.
  • Invited Panelist: Entrepreneurs of Technology Forum, Hollis Brookline High School, Hollis, NH, April 2001.
  • Invited Panelist: "Between Invention and Innovation: Mapping the Funding For Early Stage, Technology Based Innovation", Workshop sponsored by Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University, and funded by the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Washington, DC, January 2001.

2000

  • Invited Workshop: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's Equity Investment Roundtable Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2000.
  • Invited Speaker: "Raising Capital for International and Domestic Operations", 14th Annual NHITA World Trade Expo, Manchester, NH, September, 2000.
  • Presentation of "Models of Angel Investing: Portals to The Early Stage Market", 20th Annual Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson College, MA, June, 2000.
  • Invited Speaker: Infusion Lab, Portsmouth, NH, May, 2000.
  • Invited Speaker: Private Equity Forum 2000, Nashua, NH, May, 2000.
  • Keynote Speaker: "The Early Stage Market: Angels and Venture Capitalists", Kauffman Foundation/Colorado Capital Alliance/Silicon Valley Bank, Potential and Active Investor Program, Kansas City, MO, April, 2000.
  • Invited Speaker: "Becoming an 'Angel Investor' - What's it All About?", Syracuse University School of Management, Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, Syracuse, NY, January, 2000.

1999

  • Plenary Address: "The Role of the Business Angels in the USA", New Business to Create Real Jobs Conference - Under the Patronage of Laurent FABIUS, President of the French National Assembly, Paris, France, December, 1999.
  • Invited Speaker: "Regional Equity Markets", North County Infusion Lab, Waterville Valley, NH, November, 1999.
  • Invited Speaker: "Raising Outside Capital: Or Making Your Business Investor Ready", Lotus Vision TV Broadcast, Boston, MA, November, 1999.
  • Invited Speaker: "Introduction to Sources of Financing: A Practical Comparative Analysis", MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge's Fall Workshop - "Negotiating the Money Maze: Funding Early Stage Companies", Cambridge, MA, October, 1999.
  • Seminar Panelist: "Touched by an Angel", garage.com's Bootcamp for Startups, Boston, MA, October, 1999.
  • Seminar Panelist: "Venture Capital", TechWorld 2000, Portsmouth, NH, October, 1999.
  • Presentation of "The Early Stage Equity Market in the United States", 29th European Small Business Seminar, Cascais, Portugal, September, 1999.
  • Moderator: Angel Investing Panel, "Financing in the 3rd Millennium", Rockies Venture Club?s Colorado Capital Conference, Arvada, CO, June, 1999.
  • Keynote Speaker: "The Art of Successful Angel Investing", hosted by the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development and the Colorado Capital Alliance, Denver, CO, February, 1999.
  • Invited Presentation: "Through the Eyes of an Investor: The Business Plan with a View", Lotusphere ?99 Business Development Day, Orlando, FL, January, 1999.

1998

  • Invited Speaker: "Business Angels: Acquiring Private Financing for an Entrepreneurial Venture", Institute for International Research's Venture Capital Forum, San Francisco, California, 1998.
  • Invited Speaker: "Private Investors", Net Gain: Mobile Venture Capital Forum, Mobile, Alabama, November, 1998.
  • Invited Presentation of "Commercializing University Technology", at the Symposium for the National Engineering Association of Japan, Sendai, Japan, October, 1998.
  • Invited Presentation of "Early Stage Financing of High Tech Entrepreneurs", Lotusphere International 1998, Berlin, Germany, September, 1998.
  • Plenary Speaker: "New Developments in Private Venture Investing", 2nd Annual Private Investors? Forum, Bedford, NH, June, 1998.
  • Presentation of "Influence of Sector on the Early Stage Financing of High-Tech Entrepreneurs", 18th Annual Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Gent, Belgium, May, 1998.
  • Invited Speaker: "Private Financing of High Growth Ventures", DealQuest 1998: The Private Equity Market Summit, New York, May, 1998.
  • Testimony before the New Hampshire House Commerce Committee on establishing Merchant Banking in New Hampshire, March, 1998.
  • Plenary Speaker: "Supporting the Informal Venture Capital Market in the US", European Business Angels Network Conference '98 (EBAN), Torquay, England, February, 1998.
  • Presentation of "Truth About Angels" in the session titled Raising Capital in a Global Environment, Lotusphere?s Business Development Day 98, Orlando, FL, January, 1998.

1997

  • Seminar Panelist: "Opportunity in the Private Capital Market", Counsel Connect - The A-Z of Doing Deals Under $5 Million Efficiently, November, 1997.
  • Speaker: "The Private Investor Market for Innovative Ventures" at the Sigma Xi 1997 Forum on Trends in Industrial Innovation: Industry Perspectives and Policy Implications, November, 1997.
  • Keynote Speaker: "The Early Stage Equity Market" at the Vermont Private Investors Forum, November, 1997.
  • Presentation of "Strategic Alliances and Bootstrapping: A Study of Entrepreneurial Software Ventures" at the 27th European Small Business Seminar, Rhodes, Greece, September, 1997.
  • Speaker: "Research on Venture Capitalists & Angels", 1997 42nd World Conference ? International Council for Small Business, San Francisco, CA, June, 1997.
  • Plenary Speaker at the Access to Capital Initiative, sponsored by the Council of Smaller Enterprises and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, June, 1997.
  • Speaker: "In Search of Angels and Other Early-Stage Financing Options", National Business Incubation Association - 11th International Conference on Business Incubation, Milwaukee, WI, May, 1997.
  • Presentation of "The Early Stage Financing of High-Tech Entrepreneurs", 17th Annual Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson College, MA, April, 1997.
  • Keynote Speaker: Inc. Magazine Conference on Financial Strategies for the Growing Company, April, 1997.
  • Speaker at the University and Business Technology Summit, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, March, 1997.
  • Special Issue Editor, Journal of Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 1997.
  • Presentation of "The Role of Angel Investors in Technology-Based Ventures" to the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine workshop on The Role of Private Finance in Capitalizing on Research, 1997.

1996-1993

  • Membership on the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy research team on creating new public equity markets for innovative early stage ventures, 1996.
  • The design of a pilot program to facilitate the equity financing of environmental ventures and mitigate the regulatory risk exposure of environmental investors, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, 1996.
  • Development of policy recommendations for the State of New Hampshire on the role the entrepreneurial economy in state economic development, funded by the NH Business and Industry Association, 1996.
  • Special Issue Editor, Journal of Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance, 1996.
  • A study of early stage financing in the software industry, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Software Council, funded by Ernst and Young and Nutter, McClennen and Fish, 1995.
  • Presentation of "Creating New Electronic Capital Markets for Emerging Ventures" at the Security and Exchange Commission Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, 1995.
  • Testimony before the House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Growth and Credit Formulation, on policy recommendations for the Federal government's role in the financing of technology-based business development, 1995.
  • Briefing for the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, on the role of private investors in the commercialization of technology, 1995.
  • Speaker at the National Legislative Conference on Small Business Issues, 1995.
  • Plenary address to the SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, 1994.
  • Participation in an expert group meeting of the Subcouncil on Capital Formation of the Competitiveness Policy Council, 1994.