Free Breakfast with MIT Venture Mentoring Service's Kent Summers @ StarSpace46, Oklahoma City [15 March]

Free Breakfast with MIT Venture Mentoring Service's Kent Summers

08:45 - 10:00

 Facebook event page
1141 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
Creative Oklahoma is pleased to announce the startup of an exciting new mentoring program for Oklahoma’s entrepreneurs, the Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentoring Program (OKEMP), based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) Model.

On Thursday, March 15th, from 9:00 am — 10:00 pm, we invite you to join us for a special free informational event with Kent Summers, a Cambridge-based and long-time mentor and instructor with the MIT VMS program, at StarSpace46. Bagels and coffee will be provided and along with a great opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs.

The event is for any entrepreneur with a passion for startups. OKEMP will select a handful of entrepreneurs for the inaugural round. Details regarding application process along with the many program benefits will be covered during the morning meetup. Please let us know via the RSVP button below whether you will be able to attend the event. We are excited to share this new program with you and get your input on how we can make this program a successful part of the Oklahoma entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
All the best,

StarSpace46 & Creative Oklahoma

About Kent Summers

Following five years as a Program Trader on the Options Trading Desk at Bear Stearns & Co. and Tech Analyst with EJV Partners LLC, Summers was recruited to Boston in 1991 to join the founders of EBT — a “browser” start-up out of Brown that bootstrapped over a 5-year period to $15M annual sales and was acquired in 1996 by Inso Corp. During this time Summers served as co-founding member of the W3C Technical Advisory Board (MIT 1994) and Director with X Consortium and OASIS.

Over a subsequent 12-year period Summers founded three software start-ups: MyHelpdesk (acquired by PC Support), PCMovingVan (acquired by PE firm) and Collego Corp. (acquired by MRO Software). Following the sale of Collego, Kent joined an M&A boutique to develop exits for under-performing VC portfolio companies. From 2005 to 2017, Summers served as Managing Partner at PCA, where he grew revenue 4x with 40% operating margins. Kent retired from PCA in February 2017 to pursue his passions for supporting start-ups in professional, academic and volunteer capacities.

For the past 15 years Kent has been an active volunteer mentor with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) which supports student, staff, faculty and alumni entrepreneurial activity—where he has helped many MIT start-ups navigate early-stage company formation, planning and execution challenges. For the past eight years, as a volunteer instructor with the VMS Outreach Team, Summers has worked closely with dozens of organizations around the world successfully adopt the MIT VMS Team Mentoring Model.

In 2009 Summers offered the first “Sales Bootcamp” for entrepreneurs enrolled in the MIT VMS program. The workshop quickly expanded to a campus-wide IAP course and regular lectures at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Harvard Business School, and the Wharton School at Univ. Penn. To date Kent has presented the Sales Bootcamp for Start-ups to over 3,000 entrepreneurs at domestic and international university, business incubator, accelerator, investment consortia and economic development program venues.

Summers is an active investor, serves on the board and advises a number of early-stage companies in the Boston and NYC areas.

About Creative Oklahoma

Creative Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop, promote and celebrate Oklahoma’s creativity and innovation in education, commerce and culture. Their purpose is to inspire, catalyze and promote ideas that lead to a more vibrant economy and improved quality of life. Creative Oklahoma’s programs include the Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, Oklahoma Creative Communities, Oklahoma Creative Ambassadors Program & Gala, Creativity Forums, and the Districts of Creativity Network. For more information –
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

The most anticipated events in Oklahoma City :

Okie Made Market - Spring 2018
701 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102-2411, United States
Wanderlust Pop Up Shops Spring 2018
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Spring Open Streets
NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, United States
The Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale Spring Show
The Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale
OKC Garden Fest 2018
OKC Garden Fest
John Fogerty - ZZ Top
The Official Zoo Amphitheatre
BrickUniverse OKC LEGO Fan Expo
Cox Convention Center
18th Annual Memorial Marathon
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon