Taking the Plunge: How to evaluate your idea for a new venture by Ben Pope
If you are anything like Dr. Ben Pope, you wonder whether your ideas are any good. Could your idea really be the next big thing? Or, will it leave you penniless and estranged? As a scientist and entrepreneur, Ben has followed ideas beyond the frontiers of human knowledge and has lived (so far) to tell the tale. Join Ben as he shares the lessons these experiences have taught him and the strategies that he uses to manage the inherent uncertainty of new ventures. If you are considering a new venture or have gone on to greatness after wondering whether your idea would pan out, please join us for a fun and open discussion!
In-Person Event Details
Event will be available In Person & via Zoom
In Person Location: 57 Chapel Drive, Newton, MA 02458
In person seats are limited, and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants.
Please contact Jared Bulloch at email@example.com to secure your in-person seat.
More about Ben
Ben has been pursuing a cure for diabetes since his parents’ diagnosis more than 20 years ago. He is currently Chief Scientific Officer and co-Founder of MelliCell, Inc. a biotechnology company based in Newton, Mass. MelliCell develops treatments for diabetes and obesity using proprietary tissue-engineering technologies that model weight gain in human fat cells. Prior to starting MelliCell, Ben completed a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology and postdoctoral work at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Ben is an alumnus of BYU (BS, Genetics and Biotechnology, ‘07), a husband of 11 years to Lizz Pope, and a father to 4 energetic kids.
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Chief Scientific Officer & co-Founder
Dr. Ben Pope has been pursuing a cure for diabetes since his parents’ diagnosis more than 20 years ago. He is currently Chief Scientific Officer and co-Founder of MelliCell, Inc. a biotechnology company based in Newton, Mass. MelliCell develops treatments for diabetes and obesity using proprietary tissue-engineering technologies that model weight gain in human fat cells. Prior to starting MelliCe…
Founder, Chief Business Designer
Jared Bulloch discovered his entrepreneurial passion in school and co-founded an architecture firm, Renovation Design Group, right after graduating from business school. After spending 12 years as co-founder and president, he worked as an independent management consultant for two Fortune 100 companies where he managed a $15M software product for which he was a named inventor. Jared founded Quanteon Group in 2019 to change lives. His purpose is to guide business owners in realizing their potential with their businesses.
He learned the power of trust in marketing when, as a business owner, Jared's service-based business grew very rapidly. For over a decade he realized that trust was the reason they doubled revenues from 2003-2008. By authentically creating a better life for customers they delivered on their promise to help clients with their core human struggles and aspirations. He saw the fruits of following up to make sure the firm had delivered on marketing promises, and how trust powered their referral marketing technology.
Later, as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Jared saw first-hand the productivity and power of trust in high-performance teams. He became even more passionate about culture when he was hired into a very toxic team in Boston, and was laid off shortly after moving his family from Texas.
Over the course of 20 years, Jared has optimized human productivity by making scores of salable business systems using automation technology.