About the Author
Dan Phillips, Founder and Director of the UMass Boston Entrepreneurship Center has spent the last 25 years as an executive with four venture capital backed software companies. Two of these companies achieved successful initial public offerings on NASDAQ and two were acquired by Fortune 200 companies. Dan was the COO of Concord Communications which attained an $800,000,000 market capitalization. Most recently he was the CEO of Silverback Technologies which was acquired by Dell Inc.
Concurrently over the last 16 years Dan has funded his own Scholarship/Mentoring Program at UMB and has helped fund the tuitions of 14 students.