Founder of Amazon Web Services Headlines Finale of “Startup Secrets” Workshop Series at Harvard iLab

  Founder of Amazon Web Services Headlines Finale of “Startup Secrets”
  Workshop Series at Harvard iLab

 Andrew Jassy Joins Michael Skok of North Bridge Venture Partners to Discuss
              Intrapreneurship and Cloud Hatching Your Business

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- April 25, 2013

North Bridge Venture Partners:

What:       Startup Secrets Finale – AWS’ Andrew Jassy
Who:            Presented by Michael Skok, North Bridge Venture Partners,
                Andrew Jassy, Amazon Web Services, and Harvard Innovation Lab.
Where:          Harvard iLab, Batten Hall
                125 Western Ave
                Allston, MA 02134
When:           Wednesday, May 8^th, 2013; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Social:         @innovationlab; @mjskok; @north_bridge; #startupsecrets

North Bridge Venture Partners and Harvard Innovation Lab present the final
workshop of this semester’s multi-part series, “Startup Secrets.” Join Senior
Vice President, Amazon Web Services and Amazon Infrastructure Andrew Jassy
along with veteran entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Michael Skok, for a
deep dive in intrapreneurship and how to start your business in the cloud. The
workshop will also feature local companies who serve their business from the

The Startup Secrets interactive workshopswere created for entrepreneurs,
CEOs, founders, and innovators as a way of sharing business tools that help
future leaders achieve success in building their companies.This exciting
half-day event includes:

  *Views from local companies and how they have built their business in the
  *Observations regarding “intrapreneurship” and how Andrew Jassy built
    Amazon Web Services from zero to the de facto cloud platform leader
  *Highlight Amazon as a model and platform of how to leverage and do things
    differently in the cloud
  *Insights from Michael Skok on how to cloud hatch your business, its
    advantages and how to maximize success
  *Networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs

“Perhaps the biggest disruption in both the startup and business environment
over the course of the past decade has come as a result of the emergence of
cloud computing,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture
Partners. “Today, anyone with access to an Internet connection and a credit
card has access to world-class IT infrastructure. We are delighted to have
Andrew Jassy join us to share his experience building Amazon Web Services into
the de facto leader and how cloud services are driving a whole generation of
new Internet companies. We look forward to seeing how future entrepreneurs
will leverage this incredible technology.”

Admission to this event is free, but seating is limited. To request an
invitation, please contact Maryann Tamucci at


Established in 1994, North Bridge is an active partner for early-stage
entrepreneurs, providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies
looking to disrupt big markets. North Bridge partners, many founders
themselves, work with entrepreneurs to apply their expertise in the creation,
operation and scaling of market-leaders. The firm has offices in Boston,
Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California. To learn more about North Bridge go


The Harvard innovation lab is a new and innovative initiative that fosters
team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepens interactions among
Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and
Greater Boston community. The i-lab supports Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s
innovation agenda and activates a building that once housed WGBH-TV’s studios.
The i-lab encourages entrepreneurship and innovation across the University,
bringing together many cross-curricular interests, including Harvard College,
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Law
School, Harvard Medical School, Graduate School of Design, the School for
Engineering and Applied Science, and the Harvard Kennedy School. For more
information about Harvard Innovation Lab visit


North Bridge Venture Partners
Eric Jones, 917-488-4214
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