Last week had some very limited networking options to get out, meet up, and connect with like-minded members of the Boston tech/innovation community. This week seems to more than make up for the little Fourth of July break last week.
Check out some of these great events and opportunities to rub elbows with VC’s, developers, and the big names from some of Boston’s most inspriring and successful companies.
-MassTLC’s Mobile Summit is this afternoon at the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology Auditorium (41 Berkeley Street, Boston). The event, bearing the title, “It’s a Disruptive Mobile World,” features a talk on using the wireless spectrum from Dina Katabi, the Director of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks & Mobile Computing; a fireside chat between the Boston Globe’s Scott Kirsner and Google Ventures’ Rich Miner; and a discussion on “Making Money in Mobile” with Jumptap’s George Bell and Angry Bird’s creator Peter Vesterbacka.
The event starts at 1:30. More info can be found here.
-After MassTLC’s event, check out the first gathering of Hack Boston, a meetup group for Boston “techies and innovators” started by @HackerChick Abby Fichtner and MIT EIR Christina Chase. The event, which begins at 6:30 at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, features a talk from Running Lean author Ash Maurya.
Check out the Hack Boston meetup page here for more info.
-Mass Innovation Nights is holding it monthly gathering, MIN #52, at LogMeIn’s new Innovation District headquarters (320 Summer St., Boston). Voting is continuing on the MIN #52 website to choose the products will be featured at the event. Some of the possible companies featured include Mino, a shoe-usage tracker; FreeTravelGenius, a guide to leveraging travel deals; and LogMeIn’s Xively platform, among others.
More info and the opportunity to pick the products featured can be found here.
-The Harvard iLab is hosting a Startup Marketing Bootcamp led by Kate Castle, VP of Marketing at Flybridge Capital Partners, and Jodi-Tatiana Charles, CEO and Brandographer for La Capoise Galerie. The focus of the talk will be on best practices for branding and marketing small, up-and-coming companies.
Click here for more info on the event.
-Also, the weekly gatherings in Kendall Square, Open Coffee Cambridge and the CIC's Venture Café, are back on after a break last week.
For a full list of events this week and for the rest of the month's activities, check out VentureFizz’s Networking Calendar.
Feel free to add any other great local tech/innovation community events to the calendar as well!