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When product development goes sideways (and how to fix it)

Product development going wrong? You may need a tiger team.
By Jeff Champagne and Eric Claude, MPR Associates, Inc.
We would all like for product development projects to go smoothly and predictably, but you know what they say about “the best-laid plans.” Robert Burns aside, when needed technologies do not integrate as easily as planned, hardware or software bugs crop up at the last minute (or worse, cause failures in the field), or project teams struggle to complete work on schedule, […]

Fireside Chat with Mic Williams (Founder of Boston Harbor Angels)

Mic (Michael) Williams has been an investor for over 35 years. Whereas his primary investments and have been in commercial real estate; his previous private investments have included manufacturing, mining, movies, lumber products, ships and a television enterprise.
He founded Boston Harbor Angels eleven years ago and has invested in 25+ deals. He has had several very successful exits with Smart Cells (Merck $500MM and Carbonite-IPO, Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.CRBP NASD,) There are more than several auspicious horses still in […]

Chef’s Table

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Restaurants fail. Often. Ever wondered why? We did. So we invited Peter Agostinelli, former executive chef at the award-winning Bedford Village Inn, to dinner. Being foodies, ourselves, it was hard keeping the conversation on target, but we persevered. Join the team from Failure – The Podcast as we explore the wonderful […]

Some Guys Have all the Luck

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Some guys have all the luck. Some, not so much. How does our guest, Tony Coufal, fare in that regard? You decide. Tony, a serial entrepreneur from Puerto Rico, has be conned by more investors than most people will meet in a lifetime. Still he’s survived — actually, thrived. Join the […]

An MIT Party!

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Every Spring, the MIT Enterprise Forum celebrates the entrepreneurship community. Startups from around the globe are invited to a 500+ attendee party to pitch their products, speak with potential business partners and customers. More importantly, they come to relax and celebrate. Join the team from Failure – The Podcast in an […]

This Guy has Worked with Them All

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Polaroid. Deloitte. Xerox. BigEd.com. All failures. (Well, maybe not Deloitte or Xerox, but still …) And our guest had worked with them all. Coincidence? Nah…..
Join us in a discussion with management consultant extraordinaire John Stempeck, of Avalon Associates, for a raucous tour of some of the iconic businesses of the late […]

Virtual Reality is a Failure … ? Probably Not.

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Virtual reality, … augmented reality, … mixed reality, … oh my! Is this just more hype from the tech industry, or is there really something to this? Grand View Research says that the market for virtual reality and alternative reality (VR/AR) was just under $1B in 2016 and predicts that it […]

To MBA or not to MBA. That is the Question.

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
What’s the value of an MBA when it comes to starting a business? And, how about a Harvard (a/k/a “Havahd”) MBA? Is that icing on the entrepreneurship cake — or, just some more B.S.? Join the team from Failure – The Podcast and judge for yourself, as we engage a Harvard […]