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WELLESLEY, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/13/10 -- The Capital Network (TCN) (, Boston's leading non-profit organization providing early-stage entrepreneurial education specifically on the funding process, today announced the addition of serial entrepreneur Leslie Williams to its Board of Directors. In addition, TCN has expanded its Advisory Board to include the addition of Chris Brogan, Tim Jones and Ellen Rubin.

Leslie Williams was recently elected as the newest member to TCN's Board of Directors, comprised of accomplished and respected entrepreneurs, investors and sponsors. Recognized in 2006 as one of the top 100 leaders in life sciences by PharmaVOICE magazine, Leslie Williams has more than 20 years of industry experience in healthcare, management, commercial product development and marketing. Her two decades-plus career runs the gamut from critical care nursing to corporate executive leadership positions, including president and chief executive officer of Ventaira Pharmaceuticals, director of marketing for INO Therapeutics, Inc and other commercial positions at Merck and GlaxoSmithKline and a Venture Partner with Battelle Ventures. See more on Leslie at:

"We are excited to add such a diverse and accomplished group of individuals to our team," said Jeffery Halpern, Co-Chair of TCN's Board of Directors. "Each one has a strong proven track record in their area of expertise and can add significant value to the organization as well as the TCN community."

The TCN Advisory Board is comprised of key members of New England's entrepreneurial, investor, academic, political and service communities and provides critical thought leadership and feedback to the TCN Board of Directors and the TCN Program Line Managers. New members include:

  • Chris Brogan -- Chris Brogan is President of New Marketing Labs, a new media marketing agency, as well as cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community. See more on Chris at:

  • Tim Jones -- Tim Jones is CEO of Buzzient, leader in enterprise-class social media analytics, and has over 15 years of executive experience starting new companies and developing new businesses in the technology industry. See more on Tim at:

  • Ellen Rubin -- Ellen Rubin is Founder & VP Products of CloudSwitch. She is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in founding innovative technology companies and leading strategy, market positioning and go-to-market. See more on Ellen at:

About The Capital Network (TCN)
The Capital Network (TCN) is Boston's leading non-profit organization providing extensive educational programs and a community to help early-stage entrepreneurs master the entire funding process and successfully raise seed capital for financing their high-growth startup. For entrepreneurs seeking between $50K and $4M in seed, angel or venture capital investment, TCN provides the most comprehensive set of early-stage financing education, networking and resources available. With more than 35 events annually including large breakfast roundtables, intimate deep-dive topic expert lunches, mentoring sessions, venture coaching, focused industry events and networking receptions, the organization provides entrepreneurs the tools and guidance needed to build and grow a fundable business, including advice from leading experts in the field of early-stage financing. These events also provide investors the opportunity to see some of the area's hottest startups up close, and gain exposure to exciting new technologies and businesses. Headquartered in Wellesley, MA, please visit TCN's site for more information at

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