If there’s only a 1% chance of a product not working as intended, do you always feel like you’ll be that person? And when they talk about the definition of Murphy’s Law, do you worry they’ll be featuring your picture in the dictionary?
In this episode we'll talk about defining risk, assessing it and how conservative you should be in disclosing potential problems to investors.
Bill Contente, Robert Goodof, Christopher Mirabile and Scott Allen were on the TV show today as we filmed Episode #9 (Risk Assesment) on the Language of Business. Their respective backgrounds are below. They were all terrific and this episode should air in about 6 weeks, or so. The Show is now broadcast on over 20 stations in the US, coast-to-coast. It's been extremely helpful, to date, achieving our primary objective to generate project leads for our Boston College Consulting and Business Plan courses.
As a corporate lawyer and senior partner at Gesmer Updegrove, Bill has provided clients with quality legal advice, practical business guidance and value-added services that drive revenue and increase profitability for 25 years. For hundreds of companies, Bill has negotiated, drafted and closed venture capital financings, angel financings and successful exits, introduced clients to financing sources and “C” level team members, and engaged in strategic discussions to keep clients focused on success. His LinkedIn profile is here.
Bob has worked as a senior equity analyst, covering chemicals, oil and gas, alternative energy, and industrial equities, with special emphasis on in depth fundamentals, valuation frameworks, and mentoring. He was selected Best of the Buy Side 1998 and 2004, and has helped to start and manage the Off Wall Street Energy Symposium, an annual conference of energy executives and public/private investors, in Jackson Hole. Click here for his LinkedIn profile.
Christopher Mirabile is the co-Managing Director of LaunchPad Venture Group, a venture investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. Launchpad is the largest angel group in New England and top-three ranked group in the U.S. Christopher is a full-time angel and an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community with more than fifty investments in start-up companies. Click here for more of Christopher on LinkedIn.
Scott is the VP and General Manager of MS Walker. M.S. Walker is a wholesale distributor of wines and spirits based in Massachusetts since 1933. They serve retail stores, restaurants and hotels, and also manufacture their own brands of spirit products, which are marketed in 42 states. Additionally, M.S. Walker acts as a marketing agent for many of its suppliers in all of the New England States, as well as an Agency Importer of select national brands, and also as an Importer of several wine brands from regions around the world. Here's the company's web site.