East Coast Technology & Entrepreneurship Council 

BCTEC on the East Coast offers one signature program each semester in both Boston and New York City that features speakers of interest to a wide variety of alumni working in related fields. Along with these formal events they also host several casual gatherings each year called “Tech on Tap” where alumni gather to network and meet. In addition,we partner with the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship each Fall for “TechTrek,” a program for BC students who ‘trek’ to New York and beyond to tour technology companies and meet with alumni.


 

Upcoming Events

The WePay Story with Co-founder Bill Clerico '07

WHEN: Thursday, November 18
6–7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
7–8:00 p.m. Speaking Program
8–9:00 p.m. Post-event Networking


WHERE: Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, Mass.

Join the Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) for an inspiring and personal conversation featuring Bill Clerico ‘07. Along with Richard Aberman ’07, Bill founded WePay, an early fintech pioneer, after graduating from BC and grew the company to over $100M in revenue. In 2017, J.P. Morgan Chase acquired WePay. Bill is now an active investor, board member, and advisor to entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies.

The cost is $20 for GOLD (classes of 2012-2021) and $30 for all other alumni and friends. Registration includes appetizers, wine, and beer.

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Past Events

The Future of Fintech in Your Everyday Life

WHEN
Thursday, April 29, 2021

If you could look into the crystal ball of the future of money, what would it show? Join the Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) for an online event around the future of money in the world of fintech. This event featured Kate Rooney '13, CNBC technology reporter, and Ryan Selkis '08, founder of Messari, an online database for the crypto industry.


 

Health Tech in 2021 and Beyond: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges

Thursday, January 21

The Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) hosted an online event featuring Michael Pellini '87, managing partner of Section 32, a venture capital fund investing at the frontiers of technology, health care and life sciences, and Elizabeth O'Day '06, CEO and founder of Olaris, Inc., a precision medicine company. Together they explored emerging trends in health care, with special emphasis on the impact on the pandemic. Topics discussed include innovation in health care, emerging technologies, ways in which companies are bringing solutions to market faster, and the challenges and opportunities created with the acceleration of innovation.


 

BCTEC Presents: Managing Successfully Through Times of Crisis

October 14, 2020

The Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) is hosting an online event featuring Alan Trefler , founder and CEO of Pega, the leader in AI-powered cloud software for customer engagement. Alan will share how he has built a global powerhouse with an $8 billion market cap and more than 5000 employees serving the world’s biggest brands. He’ll also discuss how Pega has successfully navigated through these turbulent times while continuing to innovate and support its clients, employees, and community with empathy and excellence.


 

Virtual Tech on Tap: How Alumni are Powering BC Entrepreneurship

September 22, 2020

The Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) invites you to engage with three BC alumni who launched their own companies with funding help from SSC Venture Partners, a group of BC alumni who are paying it forward to empower BC alumni founders through seed stage venture fund investing. This online program will feature entrepreneurs in all stages of business development whose companies range from biodesign to real estate software to designer charcuterie. Breakout rooms featuring our presenters will take place after the presentation.

Presenters include Alex Lorestani ’09, PhD., co-founder and CEO of Geltor, a biodesign company, Gilli Rozynek, founder of Kured, a charcuterie business, and Branick Weix ’19, CEO of Aryeo, a real estate software platform. Miguel Galvez ’12, BCTEC Co-Chair and co-founder and president of NBD Nano, will serve as the moderator.



 

Virtual Tech on Tap: Navigating a Changing Tech Job Market

May 5, 2020

The Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) hosted a Tech on Tap online networking event that featured The Bowdoin Group's Paul Manning, managing director, software and technology, and Rachel Kohn, principal. Paul and Rachel gave an overview of the labor market in the innovation economy and the impact of COVID-19 on the tech job market. The presentation was followed by Q&A and some time to meet in small groups.

 

 

West Coast Technology & Entrepreneurship Council 

BCTEC on the West Coast gathers alumni across Silicon Valley together for industry-leading conversations twice a year. In addition to topical discussions with alumni leaders, there is an annual event in the Spring, “TechTrek” where BC students from the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship ‘trek’ to the West Coast to tour technology companies and meet with alumni at a yearly reception. Along with connecting Eagles in Northern California, the BCTEC community is growing its presence in the Silicon Beach area, hosting an annual event to gather Southern California alumni.