Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Thanks to the folks at Underscore VC for hosting us at their offices in downtown Boston!

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Fish & Richardson, and Scientist.com.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Russ Wilcox chats with Juliette Kayyem, probably just about a small matter of national security.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

We had a fantastic mix of leaders across tech, life sciences, healthcare, and more.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Stephen Boyer: I know kung fu. Reed Sturtevant: Show me.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Left to right: Rajni Aneja, Ken Zolot, Dave Balter, and John Pearce. Great mix of life sciences, entrepreneurship, crypto, and tech investing.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Mick Mountz and Ellen Rubin catching up on events in the tech world.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Abi Barrow (left) chats with Holly Yanco, maybe about the latest developments at UMass.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Clement Cazalot (left) sharing a laugh with Yaro Tenzer, perhaps about GDPR.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Shereen Shermak (left) sharing a bite with Galina Laffer. Nope, it's not as good as Rosie's Bakery. (Laffer's the owner.)

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Bowen Lu (left) and Richard Dulude, probably chatting about tech startups and investing.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Justin Borgman and Kerrie Brady, big data meets pain therapy.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Matt Fates (left) talking with James Geshwiler, probably about investing in tech and solving tough problems.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

At Xconomy events, we provide healthy snacks because we care about your well-being.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

But not that much.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Xconomy founder Bob Buderi (center) greets our guests at the reception.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Ken Morse and Rudina Seseri trading thoughts on entrepreneurship.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Juliette Kayyem and Ed Gaskin connecting on matters of business and economic growth.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Left to right: James Rosen, Shahriar Khushrushahi, Bowen Lu, and John Landry.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Eleanor Mitch (left) and Eveline Buchatskiy chatting over drinks. Maybe about international relations and startups.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

John Pearce (left) talks with Reed Sturtevant. Maybe about tech investing. Definitely not about ICOs.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Left to right: Chris Petersen, Justin Borgman, and Alex Harding. Great slice of research, tech, and healthcare.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Three amigo investors: Jean Hammond, Reed Sturtevant, and Eveline Buchatskiy.

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Meet the Xconomists 2018

Meet the Xconomists 2018

Thanks to all for coming! Let's do it again.

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Earlier this month, we held our annual “Meet the Xconomists” reception in Boston. This event is where we invite a mix of business leaders across tech, life sciences, and other sectors to network and trade ideas with our informal editorial advisors (we call them the Xconomists).

It’s always a great crowd, and this year’s was extra special to me, as I was celebrating my 10th work anniversary at Xconomy. (My first two years were spent mostly in Seattle).

Big thanks to our hosts Underscore VC for opening up their space in Boston’s Old City Hall building for the party. A big shout-out to our reception sponsors, Fish & Richardson and Scientist.com. And special thanks to Keith Patankar for the photos above. Enjoy, and see you next time.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Editor in chief. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com.