Monthly Archives: June 2009

MIT Enterprise Forum Thurs June 4 – Dr. Peter Diamandis, CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation

The MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix chapter (www.mitefphoenix.org) is officially being launched this Thursday evening with a dinner event to be held at the Arizona Science Center, featuring Dr. Peter Diamandis.  The launch of a local chapter represents a big win for Arizona, as it gives us access to the global network of world class MIT resources dedicated to fostering technology entrepreneurship worldwide.

The Business Journal has just published an interview with Dr. Diamandis in advance of this Thursday’s presentation: http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2009/06/01/story8.html?jst=pn_pn_lk

Please click on the link below for more information. We hope to see you this Thursday evening!

Call now to register – (602) 640-9005 – or register online at https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/public/Register.dyn?eventID=33022&groupID=211

About Phoenix MIT Enterprise Forum: MIT EF (http://enterpriseforum.mit.edu/) is the leading global organization dedicated to promoting technology entrepreneurship, with over twenty chapters worldwide.  It is our belief that, while there are a number of valuable organizations who serve the early stage tech company founder in Arizona, there is room for a new source of unique value to entrepreneurs with the global brand, history, and proven impact of MIT EF.

About the speaker Dr. Peter Diamandis: Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), which awarded the $10,000,000 Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Dr. Diamandis, along with Ray Kurzweil and Larry Page of Google,  is the founder of Singularity University (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs1Zw-HTtrc ).  Diamandis also serves as the CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation (www.gozerog.com ) a commercial space company developing private, FAA-certified parabolic flight. He is the Chairman & Co-Founder of the Rocket Racing League (www.rocketracingleague.com). Diamandis is a co-founder of Space Adventures Ltd (www.spaceadventures.com ), the company which brokered the flight of four private citizens to the International Space Station. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”

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