Friday, November 26, 2010

Formation Underway for an MIT Enterprise Forum of the Delaware Valley

As an MIT alum, I'm part of this team in the Delaware Valley. If you're interested in joining us, please contact Vilma below:
Bill Collins ’77 and Vilma Barr ’73 are coordinating plans to organize the Delaware Valley Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. The Delaware Valley Chapter will cover from Wilmington to Trenton and west as far as Harrisburg, serving a population of nearly six million. Participation is invited to assist in programming, industry liaison, networking events, publicity, and financial sponsorship.

For more than 30 years, the Enterprise Forum has been a platform for entrepreneurial networking, inspiration and education. There are now 25 Forum chapters around the world and Bill and Vilma are drafting the required Business Plan needed to be considered by the Global Board in December and awarded our charter.

Headquartered at MIT, Executive Director Antoinette Mathews is guiding and encouraging us in the process of meeting the Forum’s educational, programming, and financial requirements. She describes the Enterprise Forum as the global voice of entrepreneurship. “We are a community of volunteers sharing resources, knowledge and a passion for entrepreneurship and wealth creation,” she says.

Enterprise Forum participation is open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship - MIT alumni and non-alums - and attracts executives, business leaders, venture capitalists, industry experts, and service organizations, in addition to our core of emerging entrepreneurs. The MIT Enterprise Forum collaborates with over 200 corporate and education organizations worldwide that connect entrepreneurs with resources to make the commercialization of technology faster and easier.

If you would like to assist in the future activities of MITEF/DV or become a sponsor of the Enterprise Forum’s Delaware Valley Chapter, please e-mail Vilma (formerly active in the Chicago and New York City Enterprise Forum chapters) at

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