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Rick Feldman

Advisor Springfield, Massachusetts Area, US

Curriculum designer, co-instructor and co-consultant, INCOMMN Lean Start and Instructor, Smith College.

Curriculum designer, co-instructor and co-consultant, INCOMMN Lean Start and Instructor, Smith College.

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Involved In

Founder

InCommN, LLC
InCommN, LLC

Advisor

Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Northampton Center for the Arts
Valley Venture Mentors
Hilltown Families
Northampton Chamber of Commerce
Ostberg & Associates
Four Winds School
Valley Venture Mentors
Ostberg & Associates
Northampton Center for the Arts
Northampton Chamber of Commerce

Positions

Curriculum designer, co-instructor and co-consultant INCOMMN Lean Start January 2015 - present
Instructor Smith College January 2015 - present
CEO Universal Quality Machine LLC October 2013 - present
Mentor, Facilitator, Board Member Valley Venture Mentors September 2011 - present
Founder, Facilitator, Consultant, Coach InCommN, LLC 2011 - present
member, Steering Committee Hidden-Tech January 2009 - present
Associate Financial Advisor and Market Development Ostberg & Associates June 2008 - October 2013
Member Regional Chamber Collaboration Committee 2008 - 2010
Member/Trustee Plan for Progress 2001 - 2010
Past President, Treasurer, and Board member Northampton Center for the Arts 2006 - July 2009
Past President, 2008-2009 Rotary Club of Northampton 2008 - June 2009
Managing Partner Hassett Feldman Group January 2006 - 2009
former President, Board member Northampton Chamber of Commerce 2002 - 2009
participant Hidden-Tech 2001 - 2009
Member, Steering Committee Leadership Hampshire County March 2004 - December 2007
Acting CEO CMD Technology Group 2006 - 2006
Executive Director Hampshire Community Action September 2004 - August 2005
CEO Corporation for Public Technology 1996 - 2002
Director Western Mass Software Association (WMSA) 1996 - 2000
Partner Quartet Systems 1992 - 1997
Partner and CEO Feldman Gross Wagner 1990 - 1994
State Program Director University of Massachusetts 1982 - 1990

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst management, operations, quantitative analysis, organization 1984 - 1986

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

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Rick Plaut
We worked together  •  Instructor, University of Massachusetts and Facilitator, SPARK Holyoke.
Rick already is a great entrepreneur. Rick has started a number of ventures and his experience and counsel is very highly respected within o ... ur entrepreneurial community here in western Mass.
Steven Longpre
We worked together  •  CEO, BarnStorm Studio, LLC. Previously Mentor, Valley Venture Mentors.
Rick's encouragement and support has been instrumental in the growth of my business. As an advisor he's helped me validate my market and avo ... id some pitfalls that could have been enormously expensive. His experiences in manufacturing, education and social enterprise development and the trust he's earned among colleagues are just a few of the reasons I've considered him as a potential co-founder for future projects.
Steven Longpre
We worked together  •  CEO, BarnStorm Studio, LLC. Previously Mentor, Valley Venture Mentors.
Rick was instrumental in my starting an additive manufacturing business and subsequently obtaining experience in the medical 3d printing ind ... ustry. His observations, market validations and suggestions have helped me avoid a number of pitfalls that could have been very costly to my enterprise. For that and many other reasons, I consider him a valuable adviser and potential co-founder on future projects.
Janet Street
They're my friends  •  Part-time Administrative Assistant, Peri Hall & Associates and Owner, Janet Street Illustration.
I met Rick through Valley Venture Mentors. Later he was my mentor when I pitched my startup business at VVM. My business was still in develo ... pment and in the pre-revenue stage, and although I didn't get selected for VVM, Rick mentored me for several months, working on my business plan, marketing, manufacturing and other challenges. He's been very supportive of my environmentally friendly startup(s), as he is especially interested in mentoring startups with a social impact and/or sustainability mission. Rick is a graceful and gifted teacher who is passionately dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Angela Lussier
They're my friends  •  CEO, Angela Lussier Enterprises. Previously Women & Finance Columnist, Lioness Magazine.
He's smart, experienced, and has knowledge on a wide range of subjects. His varied background makes him a well-rounded entrepreneur with a t ... on to offer!
Sienna Wildfield
We worked together  •  Founder/Executive Director, Hilltown Families, Inc.; Community-Based Education Expert, Mass Appeal; Executive Producer, HFVS (radio/podcast)
Rick has great history as an entrepreneur! Because of his collaborative nature, ability to grasp large concepts, execution of ideas and comm ... itment to innovative solutions to wide-scale social change, he will continue to be a great entrepreneur.
Daniel Ross
We worked together  •  Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Hampshire College and CEO and Principal, DAISA Enterprises, LLC..
Rick has been an entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor to many enterprises in this region, has great knowledge and drive. I have found his ... insights and connections very helpful!
Daniel Lieberman
We worked together  •  Founder, InCommN, LLC and Board member, Shelburne Falls Memorial Hall Association.
Rick combines deep experience in business with keen analytical talent, excellent people skills, amazing tenacity, and the ability to stay ca ... lm and balanced no matter what the situation (good, bad, or terrible).
Suzanne Beck
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce. Previously Associate Director, Springfield Central.
Rick is a business entrepreneur as well as a civic entrepreneur. His greatest strength is a tenacious, creative spirit that ignites ideas an ... d ways to implement them.
Diane Pearlman
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative and Partner, KinderMuse Entertainment. NYU grad.
Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to any endeavor. He has taught on the college level, worked to develop the IMPLAN economic ... impact software, coached young entrepreneurs, advised businesses and managed his own company. He is extremely passionate about the projects he takes on and is a pleasure to work with. And, he's a super nice guy!
Marcelia Muehlke
We worked together  •  Program Manager - Valley Gives, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Founder & CEO, Celia Grace. Brown grad.
Rick is great to work with, it has been a pleasure working with him through Valley Venture Mentors, I can't recommend him highly enough.
Samalid Hogan
They're my friends  •  Project Manager for the Holyoke Innovation District, NC&S Consulting and President & Senior Consultant, NC&S Consulting.
Rick is experience in starting and managing businesses. He is personable and just an overall good person with a large network of contacts a ... nd always willing to help others.
Samalid Hogan
They're my friends  •  Project Manager for the Holyoke Innovation District, NC&S Consulting and President & Senior Consultant, NC&S Consulting.
Rick is experienced in starting and managing businesses. He is personable and just an overall good person with a large network of contacts ... and always willing to help others.
Samalid Hogan
They're my friends  •  Project Manager for the Holyoke Innovation District, NC&S Consulting and President & Senior Consultant, NC&S Consulting.
Rick is experienced in starting and managing businesses. He is personable and just an overall good person with a large network of contacts ... and always willing to help others.
Paul Silva
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Executive Director, Valley Venture Mentors and Manager, River Valley Investors. University of Massachusetts Amherst grad.
Rick has been one of the star mentors at Valley Venture Mentors, the largest network of mentors in Western MA, since its founding.
Chitra Dwarka
We worked together  •  Organizing Team, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium and Technology Product & Program Management, Boston.
Rick is an exceptionally experienced and pragmatic advisor of many startups, an excellent teacher and effective at devising and executing st ... rategy in creating companies.

Suzanne Beck
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce. Previously Associate Director, Springfield Central.
Suzanne has been the CEO of a large organization and has been highly successful doing so by employing an entrepreneurial approach to managem ... ent and development. Her organization thrives through innovation, creativity, continual design and improvement, and attention to customers and markets.

Mark G Roberts
We worked together  •  Master of Business Analytics™ at 1st Venture Partners. Business Analytics™ provides an in depth analytical approach to sales and finance.
Mark is an exceptional organization and enterprise strategist and leader. He's been successful in his business and organization initiatives ... , and he's an excellent mentor and teacher. Anyone benefitting from his advice will surely learn, and that learning will lead to significant gains.

Daniel Nelson
We worked together  •  Founder.....16 yrs in tech and 12 yrs startups
Daniel has proven himself as a mentor and advisor in his work in Valley Venture Mentors, the large and immensely successful entrepreneurship ... program in western Massachusetts. He mastered the Lean Launchpad methodology and used it effectively in starting his own business, and now applies his learning and successful start-up knowledge in mentoring other start-up entrepreneurs.