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Cambridge-Based Entrepreneur Hopes to Inspire Rose-Hulman Students to Startup Success
April 30, 2012
Successful serial entrepreneur Samuel Clemens will showcase how
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students can create innovative
career opportunities during a special campus presentation on
Wednesday, May 2, from 5-6 p.m. in Room M-137 of Myers Hall.
"The Advantages and Pitfalls of Startups after College" will be
the focus of the presentation organized by the student chapter of
the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and supported
by The President's Office. The session is free and open to the
Clemens is chief product officer of InsightSquared (www.insightsquared.com),
a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based innovative venture that provides
small and medium businesses with advanced data intelligence to
become more productive and generate more revenue. The
one-and-a-half-year-old company has 25 employees and over 100
Before InsightSquared, Clemens was vice president of
product management at HubSpot and BzzAgent, the original product
manager for Elance.com, and a venture capitalist at Greylock
Partners. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a
bachelor's degree in applied math from Yale.
"Sam Clemens will bring valuable insight and advice to help our
graduating seniors and underclass students that are thinking about
starting ventures in the future," stated IEEE officer Andy
Milluzzi, a senior majoring in computer engineering and software
engineering. "Sam's words of wisdom will help inspire us
to be the technology trailblazers of the future."
Clemens was one of the many officials advising late Rose-Hulman
President Matt Branam and other administrators during discussions
in the Institute's "The 'Great' Debate," helping to set a course
for the Institute's future.
"President Branam was very impressed with Sam's thoughts on
innovation and the 'startup' culture, and thought these were
valuable lessons that Rose-Hulman students needed to hear," stated
IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated
to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the
benefit of humanity.