Hi – Dan here. It has been a while since my last post. I have been busy with outside activities. The big new one is because …
From: Dan Danecki [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 4:26 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: I is a student again!
Check out my new email address! Pretty neat! Think it will impress anyone?
In case you did not know, Stanford and MIT are the top two engineering schools in the world.
What this is all about is that I am taking a course in Computer Architecture at Stanford University through their industry partnership program. My company Sun Microsystems is in that program. Many of you may not be aware that the name SUN stands for “Stanford University Network” which is still the name of Stanford’s internal network. The founders of Sun attended Stanford (well, most of them anyway). Here is a link to more information:
The other thing that keeps me busy, which has been going on for four years now, is my involvement with the Merrimack Valley Venture Forum. This is a non-profit business and networking group meant to promote entrepreneurial activity in the region by “Connecting People, Ideas, and Resources” (which is our mission statement). I am Chairman of the Program Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. Our committee is the group which hosts monthly events featuring (usually) a keynote speaker followed by a panelist discussion led by a moderator. The participants tend to be company leaders in the Merrimack Valley region and talk about topics such as an industry sector like medical devices or nanotechnology, financing options for your company, exit strategies, and so forth. The events are typically held at UMass Lowell, my alma mater, which is only 10 minutes away from our house. So no excuses! I do this for education, the networking contacts, and because I enjoy entrepreneur related topics. Check us out at:
I need to study for my mid-term exam now, so gotta run. 😉