FOUNDER OF AMAZON WEB SERVICES HEADLINES FINALE OF “STARTUP SECRETS” WORKSHOP SERIES AT HARVARD ILAB

Join Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services and Amazon Infrastructure Andrew Jassy along with veteran entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Michael Skok, for a deep dive in intrapreneurship and how to start your business in the cloud.

ANDREW JASSY JOINS MICHAEL SKOK OF NORTH BRIDGE VENTURE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS INTRAPRENEURSHIP AND CLOUD HATCHING YOUR BUSINESS
What: Startup Secrets Finale – AWS’ Andrew Jassy
Who: Presented by Michael Skok, North Bridge Venture Partners, Andrew Jassy, Amazon Web Services, and Harvard Innovation Lab.
Where: Harvard iLab, Batten Hall
125 Western Ave
Allston, MA 02134
When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Social: @innovationlab; @mjskok; @north_bridge; #startupsecrets

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — APRIL 25, 2013 — North Bridge Venture Partners and Harvard Innovation Lab present the final workshop of this semester’s multi-part series, “Startup Secrets.” Join Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services and Amazon Infrastructure Andrew Jassy along with veteran entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Michael Skok, for a deep dive in intrapreneurship and how to start your business in the cloud. The workshop will also feature local companies who serve their business from the cloud.
The Startup Secrets interactive workshops were created for entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, and innovators as a way of sharing business tools that help future leaders achieve success in building their companies. This exciting half-day event includes:
• Views from local companies and how they have built their business in the cloud
• Observations regarding “intrapreneurship” and how Andrew Jassy built Amazon Web Services from zero to the de facto cloud platform leader
• Highlight Amazon as a model and platform of how to leverage and do things differently in the cloud
• Insights from Michael Skok on how to cloud hatch your business, its advantages and how to maximize success
• Networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs
“Perhaps the biggest disruption in both the startup and business environment over the course of the past decade has come as a result of the emergence of cloud computing,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. “Today, anyone with access to an Internet connection and a credit card has access to world-class IT infrastructure. We are delighted to have Andrew Jassy join us to share his experience building Amazon Web Services into the de facto leader and how cloud services are driving a whole generation of new Internet companies. We look forward to seeing how future entrepreneurs will leverage this incredible technology.”
Admission to this event is free, but seating is limited. To request an invitation, please contact Maryann Tamucci at mkt@northbridge.com.
ABOUT NORTH BRIDGE VENTURE PARTNERS
Established in 1994, North Bridge is an active partner for early-stage entrepreneurs, providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. North Bridge partners, many founders themselves, work with entrepreneurs to apply their expertise in the creation, operation and scaling of market-leaders. The firm has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California. To learn more about North Bridge go to www.northbridge.com.

ABOUT HARVARD INNOVATION LAB
The Harvard innovation lab is a new and innovative initiative that fosters team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepens interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community. The i-lab supports Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s innovation agenda and activates a building that once housed WGBH-TV’s studios. The i-lab encourages entrepreneurship and innovation across the University, bringing together many cross-curricular interests, including Harvard College, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Graduate School of Design, the School for Engineering and Applied Science, and the Harvard Kennedy School. For more information about Harvard Innovation Lab visit http://i-lab.harvard.edu/

MEDIA CONTACT:
Eric Jones
North Bridge Venture Partners
917-488-4214
ej@northbridge.com

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