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2013 Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Photos and Audio

Posted by Scott Kirsner  June 12, 2013 04:45 PM

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Sharing some audio and photos here from last week's Nantucket Conference, which featured speakers like Talko founder Ray Ozzie, Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital, Scott Eckert of Rethink Robotics, Niraj Shah of Wayfair, and Diane Hessan of CommuniSpace. This year, for the first time, in addition to the mainstage sessions, there were also "unconference"-style sessions suggested and run by conference participants, on topics like "personal productivity hacks," building company culture, and "PR 3.0."

The event also included a kind of "exit interview" that I moderated with former Zipcar chief executive Scott Griffith, who departed after selling the company to Avis earlier this year for $500 million.

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Cory von Wallenstein, CTO, and Gray Chynoweth, COO, of Manchester, NH-based Dyn.

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CommuniSpace CEO Diane Hessan runs an unconference session on "Company Leadership Beyond the Startup Phase."

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Former Lotus Development Corp. colleagues Ray Ozzie and John Landry.

More pics and audio below:

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RunKeeper founder Jason Jacobs talks with Janet Kosloff, CEO of InCrowd.

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Colin Raney of IDEO's Boston office had participants design air fresheners as part of his unconference session on "Provoking Creativity."

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At the Friday evening clambake, from left, Carrie Stalder of the Mass Bay Innovation Alliance, Sara Spalding of Microsoft Cambridge, Christina Chase of MIT's Trust Center, Tim Rowe of the Cambridge Innovation Center, and Liza Avramenko of CheckiO.

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Pamela Aldsworth, managing director of SVB Capital with Barry Silbert, CEO of SecondMarket.

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Yours truly with Scott Griffith, who served as Zipcar's CEO from 2003 to 2013, took the company public, and sold it.

Here's a photo montage put together by conference chair Shayne Gilbert:

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