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Finding SUccess in Entrepreneurship

SUccess in the CityOn September 24, the Boston area hosted the year’s second SUccess in the City networking event, and the topic focused on entrepreneurship. About 50 alumni and friends gathered at Prince Lobel Tye LLP, courtesy of Kristin Knuuttila ’91 and Bill Rogers ’83, to make connections and hear from a panel of local alumni.

Panelists Lisa Mara ’08, founder of DanceWorks LLC; Brianne Miers ’99, principal, Kind Communications; Beth Monaghan ’97, principal and co-founder at InkHouse; and Danielle Silva ’10, founding member of Life Science Nation, all shared their entrepreneurship success stories.

“You have to be smart and lucky…you can’t be one of those two things,” says Monaghan, who started her business at age 31.

The panel covered several topics, including the importance of cultivating and preserving relationships, seeking mentorship from people who genuinely interest you, and finding inspiration in your work.

Plans are underway for the next SUccess in the City event in the series, with details coming soon.

Want to see where other SUccess in the City events are being held? View the schedule.