48hrs in the Hub

Spring 2017

April 24th - 26th

The CENE and the Consulate General of Canada in Boston has selected Canada's top 27 innovative companies to participate in 48hrs in the Hub, an annual intensive two-day program of workshops, strategic partner visits, mentorship and networking in Cambridge/Boston. It is also an opportunity for Canadian companies to gain visibility in the local Boston business and investment community.


The companies have developed solutions for the following industries: life science/healthcare; ICT, including green IT and health IT; advanced manufacturing, including robotics and sensor technologies for the aerospace, defense and ocean technology sectors; and emerging food product companies.




2017 Draft Program








Monday, April 24, 2017

5:00-7:00 pm  Informal Welcome Reception with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston

Ecosystem Overview and Introductions

Location: Consulate General of Canada in Boston, Three Copley Place, Suite 400,  Boston, MA 02116

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

Location:   CIC, 101 Main Street, 15th Floor, Game Room, Cambridge, MA


8:30am - Networking – Coffee & Tea

9:00-9:45am - Welcome

David Alward, Consul General of Canada in Boston (confirmed); Thierry Weissenburger, Senior Trade Commissioner; Chris Legg, Senior Managing Director, Progress Partners and CENE Co-chair (invited)

Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 


10:00am - Networking - Coffee, Tea and Pastries


10:00-11:00am - CEO-to-CEO Roundtable with CTA@Boston Clients

Moderator:  Eduardo Pontoriero, Member of the CENE and Launchpad Venture Group (tentative)

Covina Biomedical, Ideation6, SmartPod, Pathcore, Biointelligence, Hyasynth Bio, Pulse InfoFrame,

11:00-12:00 pm - Funding Strategies for Your Company:  The Insiders’ Perspectives

Moderator: Paul Levine, Boston University, Former Venture Capitalist (confirmed)

Maia Heymann, Sr. Managing Director, Converge Venture Partners (invited), Rich Anders, Founder, Director, Mass Medical Angels (invited), Scott Yaphe, Managing Director, Schooner Capital (invited)

12:00-12:30pm - Lunch + Networking

12:45-1:00pm - CMS Mentor Welcome

Buzz Kenney, CENE Board Member, CMS Lead Mentor, President & CEO, EntraTympanic, Founding Principal-Great Dome Associates (confirmed)

1:00-2:00pm - Individual Company Team CMS Mentoring Session

2:00-3:00pm - Break

3:00-5:00pm - Pitch Session (IT and Life Sciences- 2 rooms)

5:00-8:00pm - Pitch Competition Award Ceremony and Reception

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:00-9:00am - Breakfast

9:00-10:00 am- Corporate Visit 1

J & J Innovation Center (confirmed)

Microsoft (invited)

10:00-10:30 am Travel  

10:30-11:30 am - Corporate Visit 2

Samsung (invited)

Life Science Company (tbc)                             

Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 

12:00 – 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00 – 1:30pm - Wrap up by the Consul General of Canada in Boston and CENE

Presenting Canadian Companies
to be announced
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