Booth Entrepreneur Advisory Group Roundtables provide a forum to hear entrepreneurs share their success and failures, providing special insights into what drives success.


Vlora Restaurant
545 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Driving Directions:Parking & Directions: Parking is available for $7 at The Back Bay Garage: After 4 PM on Monday through Friday. The Back Bay Garage is located at 222 Berkeley Street & 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (However, the best entrance is on Clarendon St. -- on the left hand side, right after Talbots.) Some meters may be available on the street. By T: Take Green Line to the Copley stop. Walk inbound on Boylston Street for one block. Vlora will be on the left side, opposite Copley Square park.

Event Details

The Entrepreneur's Advisory Group roundtable event is set for Wednesday, January 12th (moved from the previously announced January 13th). The roundtable leader will be RJ Dourney, a well known Boston entrepreneur and the CEO, Founder of Hearthstone Associates. His executive experience prior to Hearthstone includes overseeing Applebee’s $3 billion North America operations and leading Au Bon Pain’s domestic and international operations. A graduate of Villanova University, RJ is a frequent radio talk show guest and a university level guest lecturer on subjects ranging across entrepreneurial leadership, restaurant culinary trends, and franchising.

Hearthstone Associates is a privately held company founded in 2005 with the purchase of three Cosi bakery café locations which have quickly grown to sixteen locations across New England. Developing up to four new urban, healthier alternative Cosi units a year, Hearthstone is now the largest Cosi franchisee. Hearthstone also owns The Cube, an investment vehicle directed toward the development of national urban concepts.


$35 per person includes heavy hors d'ouevres and 2 glasses of wine or beer.


Register Online
Sign up early as capacity is limited.

Deadline: 2/17/2011


5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Refreshments and plentiful hors d'oeuvres

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Continued refreshments and food and open discussion


Jim Fisher, '72 
Managing Principal