Andy Palmer, Parallel Founder March 21, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD Center

 A special thanks to returning participants of the Founder Dialogues event series and a warm welcome to new participants.  In true New England fashion, we did not let the snow affect attendance.  Founder Collective hopes to continue the growth of this important series showcasing local founders. 

Andy Palmer, Parallel Founder, spoke of his unconventional start into the start-up world and brought thought-provoking insight to Founder Dialogues IV at the Microsoft NERD Center.  Valuable take aways from FD IV : Andy’s push for more of a founder culture in Boston; Defining Andy’s role and value as a parallel entrepreneur involved in several projects; And Andy’s own personal attachment and pride to each company he is/ was involved in.  

Here you will find a video and photographs capturing the event.  As you will see, “Boston needs 1st time CEO’s and for them to be as successful as possible, as fast as possible… The rules have changed but the passion is still there”.    

A special thanks to Tyler Magnin, VisibleGains and VentureFizz for producing the video of this event.  Of course, a big thank you to Andy for motivating all of us.

As always, please feel free to post any comments.  We continually try to improve your experience at these events so any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Founder Dialogues IV: Featuring Andy Palmer: Rescheduled to March 21, 2011

Founder Dialogues is happy to announce that we have successfully rescheduled Founder Dialogues IV, featuring Andy Palmer, Parallel Founder, to March 21st, 2011 at the Microsoft New England R&D Center from 6pm – 8pm. 

We could not allow for the New England winter weather to prevent anyone from missing this exciting event and hope that you can join us!

Andy Palmer specializes in founding and accelerating the growth of world class technology organizations.  A unique blend of strategic perspective, disciplined execution and world-class network make Andy particularly suited to drive successful outcomes in situations where expectations are high and uncertainty is the rule rather than the exception.  With a track record of more than six successful startups including two IPOs in the past 15 years, Andy has a particular interest in projects at the intersection of computer science and the life sciences and a specific passion for Cancer drug discovery and development. 

Currently Andy exercises his entrepreneurial instincts by serving as a Founding Board Member of the following innovative startups: Recorded FutureGoby, and CloudSwitch.

In 2005, Andy and Michael Stonebraker. PhD co-founded Vertica Systems, a company that has developed an innovative database engine specifically designed for “peta-scale” data warehousing and cloud computing.  

Previously, Andy served as a key member of the startup team and the Senior Vice President of Operations and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI) as the company raised over $130M, treated its’ first cancer patients and filed Infinity’s first IND –  which was the first IND application submitted to the Oncology Division of the FDA in 100% digital eCTD format. In 2004 Andy was recognized by CIO Magazine as a “Top 100 CIO”.

Additionally, Andy has held executive positions and served as a member of the core startup teams at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM) as well as pcOrder.com (NASDAQ: PCOR) and Trilogy.

Andy earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1994 and his undergraduate degrees in English, History and Computer Science fromBowdoin College in 1988.

For more information and to register for the event please go to eventbrite.  Please make sure to re-register, even if you did so for the previous date.

 

 

 

 

Founder Dialogues IV: Featuring Andy Palmer has been POSTPONED!

* FOUNDER DIALOGUES IV HAS BEEN POSTPONED *

 

GIVEN THE MASSACHUSETTS WEATHER ADVISORY, PREDICTING 12 INCHES OF SNOW, WE UNDERSTAND THAT MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING TO THE MICROSOFT NEW ENGLAND R&D CENTER AND WE DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO MISS HEARING ANDY PALMER’S PHENOMINAL STORY.

 

WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE EVENT AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE SHORTLY.

 

Stay warm and safe! 

Save the Date: Founder Dialogues IV, featuring Andy Palmer: Parallel Founder, on January 26th, 2011

 

Founder Dialogues is kicking off the New Year with a very exciting guest, Andy Palmer, Parallel Founder with an impressive background and track record.  Come join us at the next Founder Dialogues IV and experience Andy’s story on January 26th, 2011 at the Microsoft New England R&D Center from 6pm – 8pm. 

Andy

Andy Palmer specializes in founding and accelerating the growth of world class technology organizations.  A unique blend of strategic perspective, disciplined execution and world-class network make Andy particularly suited to drive successful outcomes in situations where expectations are high and uncertainty is the rule rather than the exception.  With a track record of more than six successful startups including two IPOs in the past 15 years, Andy has a particular interest in projects at the intersection of computer science and the life sciences and a specific passion for Cancer drug discovery and development. 

Currently Andy exercises his entrepreneurial instincts by serving as a Founding Board Member of the following innovative startups: Recorded Future, Goby, and CloudSwitch.

In 2005, Andy and Michael Stonebraker. PhD co-founded Vertica Systems, a company that has developed an innovative database engine specifically designed for “peta-scale” data warehousing and cloud computing.  

Previously, Andy served as a key member of the startup team and the Senior Vice President of Operations and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI) as the company raised over $130M, treated its’ first cancer patients and filed Infinity’s first IND –  which was the first IND application submitted to the Oncology Division of the FDA in 100% digital eCTD format. In 2004 Andy was recognized by CIO Magazine as a “Top 100 CIO”.

Additionally, Andy has held executive positions and served as a member of the core startup teams at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM) as well as pcOrder.com (NASDAQ: PCOR) and Trilogy.

Andy earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1994 and his undergraduate degrees in English, History and Computer Science from Bowdoin College in 1988.

For more information and to register for the event please go to eventbrite.