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Linda Plano

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Pitch coach, Plano and Simple: "Life's a pitch. Make yours amazing!" Broad experience in startups, corp, gov't, tech xfr, Stanford & MIT.

Pitch coach, Plano and Simple: "Life's a pitch. Make yours amazing!" Broad experience in startups, corp, gov't, tech xfr, Stanford & MIT.

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Involved In

Advisor

Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust
New England Clean Energy Council
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Mentor Smart Program

Positions

Principal Plano and Simple October 2010 - present
Member, Board of Directors MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge 2008 - June 2014
Member, Board of Directors MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab June 2008 - June 2011
CEO SignedOn December 2009 - September 2010
Member, Board of Directors New England Clean Energy Council September 2008 - August 2010
Associate Director Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center April 2005 - December 2009
Member, Board of Directors Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust August 2008 - November 2009
VP New Business Development Micronetworks Corporate July 1999 - March 2002
Group Head Sarnoff Corporation July 1998 - July 1999
Group Head Kobe Steel Electronic Materials Center August 1991 - June 1998
Research Scientist Crystallume October 1986 - August 1991

Education

Stanford University Materials Science and Engineering 1982 - 1991
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics 1978 - 1982

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

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Gary McNamee
Founder, President, CEO, Outside Interactive. Previously Asst Boys/Girls Cross Country/Track Coach, Stoughton High School.
Linda has a vast knowledge in the area of mentoring entrepreneurs on raising funds for their startups, as well as being able to see things f ... rom an investor's perspective.
Thanos Kosmidis
We worked together  •  Co-founder & CEO, Care Across. Previously Strategic Commercial Planning Deputy Director, OTE Group. Imperial, Carnegie Mellon, MIT grad.
Linda is a world class expert in Pitching. She has helped many companies, including ours, get the message across succinctly and with impact. ... With Linda's help, we improved our pitch, reached our goals faster, and are now much more confident when pitching our company - be it in 30", 1', 10' or more!
Lorraine Wheeler
President, Redstoke, LLC. MIT grad in Computer Science & MIT Sloan School. Previously co-founder/CEO of Actual Software.
Linda is incredible at working with tech entrepreneurs to help them develop a top-notch pitch.
Jean-Marie Vallet
Board Member, OGenX and Founding Board Member, Innovate-America.
Good connections to MIT
Avrum Mayman
Director of Product Management and Marketing, Segway. Previously Lifestyle Product Group Marketing Manager, Bose Corporation.
Preston Bloss
Co-Founder/CEO, VOLTA Reserve Power, LLC. Previously GM/Co-Owner, The Water Store.
David Duehren
President, Beetlebung Advisors LLC (previously DWD Consultants). Previously CEO, SoundFest Inc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Martha Farmer
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder of North Shore InnoVentures. Board of Advisors, Endicott College and Trustee, North Shore Community College. Duke PhD.
Linda's simple recipe for pitching to investors, "Decrease fear, increase greed," has been a wonderful bit of wisdom that I have passed on t ... o many people as they prepare. It is memorable for its humor as well as its brevity. She gives a great talk, highly energetic with self-deprecating humor that connects well to the audience. She is someone you quickly know you can trust. She is also very generous with her time and is both kind and critical, which is not always the case with experts.
Dipul Patel
We worked together  •  CEO of ecoVent, TechStars and Co-Founder and CEO, ecovent Systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
She can help you distill your business into a story.
Jonathan Goldman
Entrepreneur in Residence, Georgia Research Alliance and Principal, VentureLab at Georgia Tech. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
Linda is extremely passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed, and puts here money where her mouth is. She's an invaluable asset in the ... Boston start-up firmament.

Martha Farmer
CEO and Founder of North Shore InnoVentures. Board of Advisors, Endicott College and Trustee, North Shore Community College. Duke PhD.
Martha and has built a great incubator and community at North Shore Innoventures. She is knowledgeable, well-networked and a great person to ... know.