Nexxus Group sets sail in Regatta for Entrepreneurship

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Boston-based FoundersWire reports that some pretty adventurous executives and their teams are getting ready to prove their mettle at the Regatta for Entrepreneurship. The event kicks off at the Boston Sailing Center at noon on Thursday, July 28.

The inaugural Regatta for Entrepreneurship has called some old salts—like Nexxus Group CEO Mark Landgren and members of the company’s management team—back to the water, competing aboard J24s, typically raced with five-person crews.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve done any competitive racing,” Landgren says. “I got started in sailing in my early 20s. My roommate bought an old Cal 25 and we refurbished it. We were in an old, slow boat but the social and networking aspects were so great. I just didn’t know that was out there.”

Proceeds from the first regatta benefit the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, NFTE, founded in 1987, provides programs that inspire young people from under-resourced communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures.

Read Shelagh Braley’s full report:

Team Nexxus, from left: Pat McGinley, John Lara, Mark Landgren, Russ Fant
Team Nexxus, from left: Pat McGinley, John Lara, Mark Landgren, Russ Fant