RED HAT CEO HEADLINES FINALE OF “STARTUP SECRETS” WORKSHOP SERIES

JIM WHITEHURST JOINS MICHAEL SKOK OF NORTH BRIDGE VENTURE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS WINNING BUSINESS MODELS AND OPEN SOURCE INNOVATION

BOSTON — NOVEMBER 14, 2013 — North Bridge Venture Partners presents the final workshop of the multi-part series for entrepreneurs, “Startup Secrets.” Join President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat Jim Whitehurst along with entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Michael Skok, for a deep dive on Open Source as an innovation engine and how to build a winning Open Source business model.
The Startup Secrets interactive workshops were created for entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, and innovators as a way of sharing business tools that help future leaders achieve success in building their companies. As an entrepreneur of 20+ years, turned venture capitalist for the last decade, Michael is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and helping them turn ideas into companies and those companies into market leaders. This exciting half-day event includes:
• Startup Secrets in a nutshell with North Bridge Venture Partners’ General Partner, Michael Skok
• Insights into open source innovation with Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst, followed by a discussion on winning business models with Michael Skok
• Views from local, open source leaders including Acquia, Black Duck and more
• Networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs
“The past few years have witnessed the rapid adoption of Open Source – something I fully expect to continue. If we can make the claim that software is now eating the world, the fact is Open Source is eating the software world,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. “I predict Open Source will continue to lead innovation in all the major areas where software is advancing and it will therefore continue to take more and more of the significant component of value that would have been traditionally assigned to proprietary solutions. Open Source is no longer an afterthought; it’s a forethought. It’s what people think of first when they go to develop their next project and we look forward to seeing how future entrepreneurs will leverage this incredible technology.”
Admission to this event is free, but seating is limited. Register at http://startupsecretsopensourcebusinessmodels.eventbrite.com

JIM WHITEHURST JOINS MICHAEL SKOK OF NORTH BRIDGE VENTURE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS WINNING BUSINESS MODELS AND OPEN SOURCE INNOVATION
What: Startup Secrets Finale – Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst
Who: Presented by Michael Skok, North Bridge Venture Partners and Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat
Where: Revere Hotel
200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-1800
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Social: @mjskok; @north_bridge; #startupsecrets; @futureofOSS; #futureOSS

About North Bridge:
North Bridge Venture Partners and North Bridge Growth Equity are active partners with entrepreneurs providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. With $3.5 billion in capital currently under management, 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 funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Cool Planet, Demandware, Mavenir Systems, Proto Labs, Reval and Starent Networks. The firm has offices in Waltham, MA and Palo Alto, CA. To learn more about North Bridge go to http://www.northbridge.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Eric Jones
North Bridge
917-488-4214
ej@northbridge.com

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