(From left: Colin Angle of iRobot, Michael Greeley of Foundation Medical, Dan Bricklin of Alpha Software, Rodney Brooks of Rethink Robotics, and Mick Mountz of Kiva/Amazon. At Future Forward 2013.)
- Discuss as a group some of the trends, technologies, usage patterns, and market shifts that will matter in a big way in the year ahead.
- Connect you with some of the most interesting entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, and big company leaders in town.
Our topics and speakers in 2014 will include:
GIANT ROBOTS: Gui Cavalcanti, Founder, Imagination Fabrication
ENERGY TECH: Rob Day, Partner, Black Coral Capital
CONSUMER HARDWARE: Ben Einstein, Managing Director, Bolt
PLATFORMS & NETWORKS: Tom Eisenmann, Co-Chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship
WHAT I'M SEEING AT BLADE: Paul English, CEO and Cofounder, Blade
THE FUTURE OF VENTURE CAPITAL: Michael Greeley, General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
TAKING TO THE SKIES: Helen Greiner, CEO and Founder, CyPhy Works
MONITORING THE HOME: Michael Phillips, CEO, Sense
THE MAKER MOVEMENT: Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO, The Grommet
We'll also be joined by several Harvard students demoing their startup ventures.
And if you're interested in demoing a not-yet-launched product or leading a lunch table discussion on a topic that *you* think will be a big deal in 2015 (these aren't company pitches, but rather they focus on important shifts and emerging technologies), drop us a note.
For photos of last year's event, see Dan Bricklin's Flickr set.