Real Players, Real Network, and The DC/Baltimore MITEF

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Part 1 – Harold Cossette, Ernesto Gonzaga, and E-MAG Force Dynamics

We at the DC/Baltimore chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum know that being an entrepreneur is not the easiest undertaking. It takes a bit more than just time, creativity, and luck to succeed.

Critical to an entrepreneur’s success is a supportive network of community leaders who can help cultivate your ideas and make them a reality. Fostering special relationships with area insiders is a unique challenge, unless you know where to look.

Take Harold Cossette and Ernesto Gonzaga of E-MAG Force Dynamics, an electromagnetic technology firm. They know that membership at the MIT Enterprise Forum changed their venture trajectories for the better. “For those seeking to build their businesses within the government and corporate sectors, I highly recommend joining the MIT Enterprise Forum Washington, DC and Baltimore,” Cossette said.

In December 2017, Harold joined the DC/Baltimore chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum through our website and connected with Co-Chair Andrew Polcha.

“After communicating my position and explaining my goals, Andrew took the time to understand what I was looking for in assistance and followed up with exactly what I needed.”

By joining MITEF, Harold was able to gain easier access to investors to gain financial backing for his company.

“I am very grateful for the assistance and value that I have received from the MIT Enterprise Forum,” Cossette said. “We could not have done this without the support of the Washington, DC and Baltimore chapter.”

Since 1981, MITEF has created these connections and stimulated local economies through innovation and entrepreneurship. Join today and activate your support network.

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“The event is very well organized. Every minute is planned to maximize the potential for participants to obtain information. The speakers and mentors are super knowledgeable and informative.”

“The presentation was excellent and relevant.”

“Everything. Very well organized informative and educational. Mentoring was top-notch.”

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“The mentors were extremely helpful and full of ideas.”

“The candid conversations we were able to have with both mentors and groups at round tables.”

“The way in which it was organized. The meet and greet, the presentation, round table, and one-on-one.”

“Interacting with entrepreneurs and getting their advice and making connections.”

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“The contact and opportunity to ask questions and learn from others who have gone through starting businesses.”

“One-on-one was great!  Round table was excellent.”

“Expert speakers and fantastic moderator.”

“I loved the energy of the speakers and the variety in their experiences.”

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“The opportunity to speak with mentors and learn from their experiences has been great!”

“It has been very useful in allowing and educating me to understand and plan my next steps.”

“Very high quality and quantity of information.”

“Lots of helpful information from experts.”

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“Great blend of stories, networking, panels and one-on-one time.”

“Knowledgeable speakers/presenters.”

“Mentors were very informative about their startups.”

“The quality of the mentors – being able to bounce ideas and plans off experienced/successful entrepreneurs is extremely valuable.”

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“The event is for all levels and all areas of entrepreneurs.”

“Good information on initial formation and business idea.”

“Appreciated Cynthia Traeger’s speech and advice on starting a business.”

“Great to talk to accomplished entrepreneurs and get feedback/advice.”