Panos serves on a variety of boards covering topics ranging from education, economic development and the creative industries.
Chair, Presidential Advisory Council
Berklee College of Music
October 2007 – Present
Berklee is the leading international educational institution in the instruction of contemporary music. It offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Business, Contemporary Writing and Production, Songwriting, Film Scoring, Music Therapy, Recording and Rock/Jazz performance.
Advisory Board Member
The Capital Network
July 2013 – Present
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.
Launch Summer Program at MIT
July 2013 – Present, Boston, MA
Launch is a 4-week summer program designed to help high school students start companies. We will admit 30-40 rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our program in the summer of 2013. The program will be taught by professors from prestigious institutions like MIT and Harvard Business School, consultants from top tier consulting firms, and successful entrepreneurs. The summer will conclude with students pitching their business plans to investors, with real money at stake.
Founding Board Member
Boston World Partnerships
July 2007 – October 2012
Boston is an international capital of innovation, a city where top-tier talent clusters together, driving business growth. Mayor Thomas M. Menino created Boston World Partnerships to help business leaders worldwide understand and access Boston’s competitive advantages. Our members help us gather and share compelling information relevant to Boston’s economy, and they benefit by plugging into our global network of high-caliber business people.
Boston Young Entrepreneurs
February 2005 – December 2010, Boston, MA
Boston Young Entrepreneurs was launched in conjunction with Boston Mayor Menino’s initiative to boost the city’s under-34 population called OneInThree. Launched by Sonicbids’ founder Panos Panay and OneInThree Director Isabelle Hardy BYE created a forum for Boston’s young entrepreneurial community to meet and exchange experiences as well as share knowledge and support. The program helped launch many successful local startups including Wine Riot, Boston Bike Tours and Audyssey Guides.
Advisory Board Member
September 2005 – September 2007, Boston, MA
CreateBoston launched as part of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s initiative to bolster the creative economy in the metro-Boston area. CreateBoston is focused on the simple fact that creativity is fuel for Boston’s economic engine. This is an economic development initiative of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, designed to help businesses rooted in creativity achieve their potential for success. If you are such a business, or you have an idea for one, CreateBoston is here to help you realize your vision.