Defining Leadership in a Technology-Driven World

Contact: WPI Venture Forum, +1-508-831-5075

Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 6-9 p.m.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Campus Center Odeum

WORCESTER, MA - December 30, 2003 - At the WPI Venture Forum on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, Roy Hirshland, President, CEO, and Co-founder of T3 Realty Advisors, will address the vital role of leadership as it relates to customers in technology industries. An entrepreneur's entrepreneur, Hirschland formed and managed a high-tech real estate practice in top-tier Boston commercial real estate organizations for more than a decade. He was also a partner, board member, and senior vice president at Meredith & Grew. In 2001, Hirshland founded T3 Realty and developed it into the region's leading real estate firm focused on technology companies and venture capital firms, working with such organizations as RSA Security, Macromedia, and Avici Systems.

Following Mr. Hirschland, the evening's case presentation will be VenMill Industries, Inc., a Webster, Massachusetts, company with technology that allows various vendors to offer DVD/CD repair services to their customers and the general public. VenMill also maintains its own DVD/CD rental collections.

The WPI Venture Forum meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at the Odeum Campus Center on the WPI campus in Worcester, MA. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration cost is $10 individual, annual and lifetime members; and $20 nonmembers.

About the WPI Venture Forum

The WPI Venture Forum was created in 1990 to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and to serve those who engage in technology- based entrepreneurial enterprises by providing advice, support and education tailored to meet their needs. The forum fosters entrepreneurship through such activities as monthly programs, a business plan contest, a weekly radio show on News Radio WTAG (Saturdays, 5-7 pm, 580am), and a monthly newsletter.

The Venture Forum, as part of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Department of Management at WPI, serves individuals who are seeking to begin their own technology-based businesses; founders, presidents, and senior managers of start-up or early-stage companies; senior managers of companies that are restarting or making a transition for one mode of operation to another; and employees leaving large companies due to a reduction in force or to start businesses.