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What Student Event, Discussion, Networking,
Alumni Event
When Monday,
November 19, 2012

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Where Century House
Contact Kelly Reardon
Phone 518.276.2650


Entrepreneurs' Breakfast: for Entrepreneurs and Those Who Support Them

Formerly the Severino Interest Group Breakfast Series

The First 5 Years in Startup Country: Celebrating Ecovative Design's 5th Anniversary

Eben Bayer '07, Co-founder and CEO, Ecovative Design
Eben Bayer

After five years as co-founder and CEO, Eben Bayer reflects on the company's transformation from a two person start-up to a full fledged business. Ecovative has been supported by private investment and public research grants. Today, Ecovative's sales include multiple Fortune 500 customers, delivering products supported by technology that was originally developed in part with support from Rensselaer. The company has recently licensed the packaging technology to Sealed Air in the US, and now focuses on continuing to create great materials, equipment, and technology for packaging, and other industries, like building construction and consumer goods.

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Register for this event:

Student registration* $10.00 cash deposit (to Pitts 4104) required prior to event deadline*

General registration $10 in advance, $20 at the door

General plus sponsor-a-student $20

Preregistration will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 16, 2012, after which, a registration fee of $20.00 will be charged at the door. Cash or check made payable to Rensselaer will be the only forms of payment accepted at the door.

*All students are required to pre-register with a $10 cash deposit at Pitts Rm 4104. Students not pre-registered with a $10 deposit, will be charged a $10 nonrefundable fee at the door. Suggested student attire is business wear. If pre-registered students do not attend the meeting and fail to cancel their registration by the deadline, their deposit will not be refunded.



The Entrepreneurs' Breakfast Group (formerly known as SIG), is a university-community collaborative sponsored by the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, located in the Lally School of Management The group serves as a nexus for young innovators and researchers to engage with business leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, discuss emerging research, and stay informed of current strategic and global trends.  The group has over 400 business members, with chapters in Albany, NY and the Bay Area, CA. 

The Paul J. '69 and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship (SCTE), established in 1988, helps foster new generations of entrepreneurs through outreach programs, education and research.  Centered in Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management, The Severino Center lies at the core of Lally’s commitment to Entrepreneurship.  The mission of the SCTE is to integrate educational and research programs by exposing every Rensselaer student to the practices and principles of entrepreneurship, to infuse the fundamentals of entrepreneurship throughout the Rensselaer curriculum, and to extend Rensselaer’s leadership and national prominence in technological entrepreneurship.








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