Networking calendar

July 2015

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Search engine optimization is a key component of any startups internet marketing strategy. In this program, Dale Bertrand  of Chimaera Labs will teach you how to determine the best SEO strategy for your company, how to optimize your site for search, and how to track the success of your SEO...
 One ship. A thousand buccaneers. Carousin' on the high seas of the Boston Harrrrbor!Come Aboard for 1,000 Pirates!Ahoy there! If ye haven't heard the squawk on the street, we're weighing anchor on July 1st to parrrrty with the most dastardly startup scoundrels!This affair ain't fer...
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The Venture Cafe is taking a holiday to celebrate the 4th of July. We hope you all enjoy the celebrations and fireworks! A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every...
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We offer access to Experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization offer their time, pro bono. Barb Finer, Entrepreneur, Marketer, Business Models and Value Props comes Monday. Sign up for a...
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About This WorkshopIn this hands-on session aspiring e-commerce entrepreneurs will not only learn the fundamentals of running an e-commerce business, but walk away with a launch-ready e-commerce website as well. From choosing a platform to crafting the perfect customer experience and tracking key...
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This year’s program is jammed packed with mission critical content; the technical information you need to do your job and help advance your career. The agenda features subject matter experts from global leading companies delivering short concise presentations designed to inspire, inform and educate...
Look out Bedford, here we come with 11 innovative products. We are excited to have MITRE as our sponsor & host for this all Health IT and Cybersecurity themed event - Wednesday, July 8th at 6pm!  Support local innovation -- network, and have fun at the same time! 
Join us for 10 lightning talks, with a focus on some of the newest technologies in mobile, such as Android Pay, the Apple Watch, and much more. Each talk is 5 minutes. This time, the event is open to public submissions of talks. We will blindly select the best topics and talks!If you...
Presentation Title: Presto for the Enterprise Presenter(s): Matt Fuller and Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski Company: Teradata Center for Hadoop Short Description: Teradata will provide a technical overview and demo of Presto, focusing on Presto's architecture and Teradata's...
At Startup Institute, we believe in career love.Join Program Director Allan Telio on July 8th at our Boston campus to learn how Startup Institute can land you a job you’ll be passionate about. Our immersive curriculum, career mentorship, expert instruction, and targeted skills’ training have helped...
About This ClassWhether you’re an entrepreneur, startup, social media or marketing professional, small business, or just looking to up your media skills, this class will help you understand the fundamentals of public relations. You’ll learn what constitutes news and how to extract newsworthy angles...
About This ClassInterested in mobile design? Join us for this exciting workshop where we will teach you the mobile app design process from start to finish. You will learn how to leverage tools to create user stories, app flows, and wireframes to visualize your app idea.TakeawaysIntro to mobile app...
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With over two decades of experience as a CEO leading technology companies through their expansion stages, Hal brings pragmatic perspectives and advice to those looking to "get to the next level" with their businesses. Whether its building the executive team, raising capital, handling those tricky...
For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an “Advocate for entrepreneurs” as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an...
MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is a platform where the world's most innovative companies and startups can connect to collaborate or partner on new technologies and markets. They are particularly looking for MIT-connected startups that are not aware of their offering. At the heart of the initiative...
Steve Davis is a business growth and sales channel expert – as the Founder of The CXO Advisory Group, provides part-time COO and Chief Revenue Officer services. Steve works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers who want to accelerate revenue growth to the next level and seize the...
Investors Collaborative (iC) provides venture capital to select early stage companies in a wide range of industry sectors including software, IT, biotechnology, clean technology, healthcare, energy, communications, hardware, and professional services. They seek to help individuals developing...
David Hartzband has spent 25+ years designing, developing & deploying large-scale software systems into large & small organizations. He has been one of the chief software architects for (at the tike) the second largest computer company in the world & has also done 3 startups, each of...
Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years as a volunteer for SCORE. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than forty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits--all...
Bill is a Director with The CFO Center, the largest international provider of CFO resources, services and solutions to the small and medium sized enterprise sector. Bill was previously a Partner of KPMG LLP, one of the Big Four CPA Firms. He has extensive experience working with senior management...
Monthly Mini-Hacks, organized by CIC, Youth CITIES, and Belmont High School teacher Josh Goldfine, aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café....
Join high school students from around the world for the second annual Young Entrepreneur Challenge Business Expo. Students teams will be demoing and pitching their business concepts in the hopes of securing YOUR vote! The winning team will receive major advantages in the week long program.
Take a step toward a greener future by participating in Boston GreenFest on August 21-23 at Boston City Hall Plaza Government Center. Stop by their Info Table in the Café to learn about volunteering or other ways to get involved.
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of...
Thales Group is proudly hosting the Venture Café on July 9th. With over 65,000 employees and about $20B in annual revenues, Thales provides safety and security solutions to the most demanding customers in markets around the world. Many company executives will be in attendance on the 9th, and they...
Applications are open for the Boston Unreasonable Lab, a free 5-day accelerator for social entrepreneurs (Sep. 11th - 15th). Visit them at the Venture Café to learn how they will help you design a personalized funding plan, hone your pitch, and meet investors.
The third annual GREAT Tech Awards will encourage high growth technology companies in the Northeast, USA to select the UK as destination of choice for international expansion. Six innovative companies, selected by a panel of prestigious judges and advisors, will win a roundtrip flight to London,...
The Venture Café Foundation has partnered with EcoMotion to bring the Sustainability Collaborative to monthly Venture Café gatherings. Stay tuned for more information about this month's Sustainability Collaborative. Questions? Contact Sierra at sflanigan@ecomotion.us
The companies that have been selected get to practice and receive advice. Practice round so you get to see what the coaching is all about. Public welcome.Free though a donation is appreciated!
Are you the type of person who seems to know a little bit of everything about well, everything? Show off your skills of random knowledge as we host our first ever Tech Trivia Night! Bring a team or come alone and we'll find you some friends when you arrive. Brush up on your tech know-how, knowledge...
Calling All New England Marketing Technologists! We have a date, time and a great list of speakers lined up for our next Boston Marketing Technology Group meeting! Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, July 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm as we get together, network, learn and discuss...
Join LTUX for wine and conversation at BELLY! Due to space restrictions, we will be limited to 15. If you sign up and cannot make, please let us know ASAP.
About This ClassGreat products address the real needs of real people. Many companies risk bringing products to life without hearing customers' needs because their design teams don't have a way to bring the customer "inside" where product development happens. UX designers use personas to represent...
About This EventA lot of us have had ideas for great apps bouncing around in our brains, but lack the skills necessary to bring our ideas to life. Whether you’re a novice techie, an entrepreneur, or just an Android phone owner, in this free, intro class you’ll learn all about the Android SDK as...
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Healthcare has been a laggard in adopting platforms……but that’s rapidly changing. In fact, I’ll suggest that healthcare will become the PINNACLE platform industry.Why?Many value propositions are very strong — literally “life-or-death”.Acute and episodic care has focused on relatively...
Wine & Spirit, Food, Travel Tech Accelerator and VC firm 33Entrepreneurs will hold a contest for early stage Startups in your town ! Don't wait to apply ! http://goo.gl/FF56pTps : if you bring an other startup, we'll offer you a Bordeaux Bottle !9:00am: StartUps & panel...
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Join us for Ship It! Saturday - an all-day Hackathon at Launch Academy's Mission Control in Downtown Boston. Everyone at this event wants to create something amazing. Have a side project or a nagging bug you've been meaning to fix? Ship It! is the venue to get 'er done. Join a team...
"Disruptive thinking in the field of product management. This class opened my eyes to many aspects of the role that I had not even contemplated." - Director of Product Management, Rackspace.Want to take your Product craft to the next level? Come to The Craftsman PM 2-day hands-on workshop July...
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We offer access to Experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization offer their time, pro bono.Art has an impressive track record in business management with a particular emphasis in companies where...
Startup Next Boston is hosting the investor demo day to wrap up our Spring program and provide an opportunity to showcase the 8 startups that went through the program. To view the list of startups that participated, mentors involved and some of the program content please visit our website...
This Start Smart Class  runs two times a week –  9 Monday and Thursday  evenings  July 13  through August 10 The class is designed for start-up and early stage technology entrepreneurs looking to delve into each phase of getting their new venture going. The Start Smart...
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Piranha Pond is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about...
Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them....
Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR) is a networking event that started in 2010, which was designed to connect scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. The event highlights emerging technologies from Boston University’s research programs in the fields of life sciences...
Join us this summer for an evening filled with lively conversation, great music and appetizing food! Boston University's Office of Technology Development is hosting the 6th annual Tech, Drugs and Rock n' Roll networking event. Meet like-minded people, explore new ventures and...
Blaze into summer and participate in this great networking opporutnity for early stage scientfic software start-ups.WHAT IT ISPitchfest is an evening of fun where five early stage start-ups will each have five minutes to pitch their concept to an audience of peers and Boston based VC’s, with the...
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About Adam PetrickGlobal Director of Brand and MarketingAdam Petrick is responsible for guiding the global consumer interaction teams and overseeing retail, wholesale, digital and product marketing, as well as the newly created event retail team. He is currently resetting the PUMA brand with a new...
SAFEs are the newest method by which investors can finance start-ups they view as The Next Big Thing, but they aren’t without controversy. SAFEs are generally favored by the earliest-stage investors that are not institutional – friends and family, and some angels – plus issuing companies and...
Investors put a lot of stock into the quality of your team. It’s one of the first things you have to discuss in early meetings and one of the biggest factors when you make it to due diligence. No doubt about it: the team matters. No founder is the perfect combination of marketing, coding, sales,...
TechGen in a nutshell:  Tech Generation connects undergraduate and graduate students with local tech startups through internships as well as educational and social events.   Urban Beach Overview:   Urban Beach is TechGen’s signature summer event, bringing together greater...
BeConnections in partnership with Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) will co-host a networking event and panel on July 15th. Local business and government leaders will discuss what makes Boston & Dublin ideal launching pads for tech companies expanding to those markets.As part of...
Join us for an open discussion on how to start prioritizing diversity in our hiring & company culture.- How does having a diverse team impact my business goals?- What sourcing methods can I use to build a more diverse talent pipeline?- How can I attract a...
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LinkedIn and Actifio would like to invite you an executive lunch briefing in Boston on July 16th. Lauren Larose, Talent Brand Consultant, will be hosting a seminar on talent brand best practices. Lauren is joining LinkedIn from Suncor, where she was the Team Lead for the Talent Acquisition...
At the upcoming Meet @ Markley event at noon on Thursday July 16, join Ronnie Sun, regional manager for packet aggregation switching solutions company APCON, as he discusses the importance of network visibility and methods to optimize network monitoring, security and compliance tools to achieve 100...
Bill is a Director with The CFO Center, the largest international provider of CFO resources, services and solutions to the small and medium sized enterprise sector. Bill was previously a Partner of KPMG LLP, one of the Big Four CPA Firms. He has extensive experience working with senior management...
For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an “Advocate for entrepreneurs” as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an...
Working on an exceptional MedDevice or HealthTech idea? Want some feedback on your business plan from an experienced investor? Come meet with Katherine Oates, a former VC investor who now runs the Technology Scouting program at Smith & Nephew. She has reviewed over 500 business plans and has...
Marketing and Branding Bring your marketing and brand questions for a one-on-one consult where Jodi-Tatiana Charles will give feedback and brainstorm ideas with you. • Mentoring Topics • Marketing/Branding Strategy • Media/Customer Acquisition • Business Model Development/Strategy Biography Jodi...
Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years as a volunteer for SCORE. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than forty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits--all...
Chris Salthouse is an electrical engineer with more than 15 years of experience designing biosensors. Come to discuss what is possible with biosensors or wearable sensors. You can also learn about the opportunities to partner with UMass, Amherst through the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, a...
As an entrepreneur and educator, Jacquie works globally and locally, advising businesses, leaders, and organizations in planning and managing innovation, ventures and projects. She was founder/president of a successful international development firm for 35 years. In 2012, she started up the Sun...
Valuation – the queen of finance & economic disciplines – is largely misunderstood, misrepresented, and misapplied. Yet she is essential for all business decisions – particularly those for dynamic, high growth companies and projects. Sarah von Helfenstein would like to move you past Go - that...
With the increase in angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate the process of raising money from angel investors. Better understanding the angel network and process can be extremely helpful to entrepreneurs....
Get advice from Dr. Sheldon Borkin on growing and funding your company. Sheldon leads Strategic Angels which helps larger software companies become involved in the innovation economy. He is a mentor at both Techstars Boston and MassChallenge, and also a member of both Launchpad Venture Group and...
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of...
The third annual GREAT Tech Awards will encourage high growth technology companies in the Northeast, USA to select the UK as destination of choice for international expansion. Six innovative companies, selected by a panel of prestigious judges and advisors, will win a roundtrip flight to London,...
The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. SLP Fellows have founded 1,000 companies that have raised $400 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like...
Are you a founder of a startup? If so, come join other founders for a peer-to-peer discussion group to talk about the challenges you're facing and to share advice. Leverage the founder community knowledge to grow your business! Sign-up for more information and to join the roundtable here. 6:00pm...
The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. SLP Fellows have founded 1,000 companies that have raised $400 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like...
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We offer access to Experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization offer their time, pro bono. Today, the infamous James Geshwiler is here to help.
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We welcome Dr. Jay Duker, Chairman of Ophthalmology for Tufts Medical Center, where he is responsible for managing the hospital's Eye Clinic. His responsibilities include oversight of the academic mission of our department: teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and practicing eye care...
Thanks for making our last meetup great! We are looking forward to our next meetup on July 20th from 6PM - 9PM!Note: This event is 21+ only. DrinksOnTap is a social meetup for Boston area mobile developers (iPhone, Android and more). Come meet for a drink and catch up on all the new...
Startups and a thriving family life: think the two don’t mix? Think again.In the business world, sometimes it can seem like taboo to talk openly about family. We worry about hurting our careers or being perceived as unprofessional. In reality, the most influential leaders in our community...
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With 16 out of the top 20 fastest growing companies on the North Shore involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, working to ensure that local tech companies aren’t struggling to fill positions is a key issue. Presenter Allison Scheff, Executive Director of STEM for the...
= WHAT =  Expo/Demo Night. You. Your friends. Cool music tech projects.And Pizza! Special thanks to SONOS for being our pizza sponsor.= WHEN =  Tuesday, July 21st, 6:30pm - 9:00pm.= WHERE =  Cambridge Innovation Center, near Kendall Square...
We're building a community of awesome people here in Boston. Together we are making huge contributions to the tech ecosystem and building great companies. Our seasonal Open Doors Celebration is an opportunity for us to come together to celebrate this growing community.What's this all about?...
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The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is such a popular concept it now has its own Twitter hashtag. The potential inter-connectivity of objects – ranging from household appliances and wearable devices to cars and airplanes – brings the prospect of a “smarter” society, as well as a set of unique advantages...
Intelligent.ly EMERGE is a one-day interactive workshop that brings together high-potential individual contributors from companies across Boston to learn fundamental business and leadership skills.
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A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday. This Thursday the Café is teaming up with the Virtual Reality Meetup and showcasing many new interactive...
George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global bio-pharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If...
With over two decades of experience as a CEO leading technology companies through their expansion stages, Hal brings pragmatic perspectives and advice to those looking to "get to the next level" with their businesses. Whether its building the executive team, raising capital, handling those tricky...
It's about the story. Startups often falter, not because their technologies aren't good, but because the stories they tell about them aren't. We'll chat about both content and intent: Stepping back to find the right message for each audience (be it investor or market), making it clear and engaging...
Mark Allio is Regional Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center's (MSBDC) Boston office and its Minority Business Center. MSBDC is part of a national public business assistance program representing a three-way partnership between the Small Business Administration,...
For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an “Advocate for entrepreneurs” as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an...
Jerry is a serial entrepreneur who sold his last company in 2007. Since then, he has worked as a Counselor for SCORE, providing free mentoring services to startups and in-business clients wanting to grow their businesses. He can help with validation of new business ideas, business roadmaps, and...
VT MÄK makes military simulation tools and their VR-Vantage image generator application is integrated with the Oculus Rift. This demonstration includes several other simulation tools which are combined together as a basic flight simulation of an F-35 flying over Oahu. Jump in and take a shot at a...
This portable 3D projection screen is 6 x 11 feet wide, allowing for a good audience, and a virtual reality-like interaction for one operator. Here, they will show a user-modifiable virtual model of a public plaza to show the value of VR for construction and architecture. There will be a break...
http://www.techsandbox.org/sw-iot.htmlJuly 23: The complex stakeholders in Ed Tech: A case presentation We will break in to four table teams to discuss the different stakeholder values, and provide feedback.   Case: Pathidi (see Youtube) with Steve Lucci , Founder, and Fil...
This is a course developed game using the Oculus Rift and Kinect to simulate a free-fall experience within a game world. Players fall through sky/space toward a target while avoiding obstacles using head movements and tracked arm gestures as controls. Kinects were also used for 3d scanning of...
Body Rift is an exhibition game for the Americans with Disabilities Act's 25th anniversary focusing on demonstrating some of the challenges of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in order to increase awareness. Using the Rift, the player will be put into the virtual apartment of someone who has BDD and must...
This project is a 3D model of the Game Design faculty offices, built using Unreal 4. It is also playable using the Oculus Rift. The offices are located in a renovated house on campus. They took pictures of the house interior, modeled, textured the art assets, and used assets from different projects...
VRMT is a VR-first worldbuilding sandbox designed to let anyone create, collaborate on, and share their own virtual worlds and experiences. VRMT gives you libraries of props and intuitive tools, to make the virtual creation process as streamlined as possible.
Bio-molecules are fascinating, yet incredibly complex systems. By using Oculus Rift and Hydra controller, VRMol allows users to explore and interact with systems ranging from single molecules to ribosomes, viruses and cellular organelles, thus better understand immense network of interactions...
A community platform for sharing and viewing 360 degree immersive videos. Users with special 360 cameras, which will be hitting the market soon, upload their videos to streamvr.com. Using their app on a virtual reality headset, viewers can look up down and all around in the video, as if they were...
A Day in the Life of a Butterfly is an interactive music video experienced in virtual reality. It depicts the last day of a butterfly's life. The demo was built with Simmetri, an application designed for creating interactive art for screens or virtual reality.
Lost Loot is a casual exploration and treasure hunting game designed exclusively for virtual reality. Explore a beautiful tropical island and the surrounding ocean, snorkeling in the reefs or diving in the deeper waters. Find ancient underwater ruins and sunken shipwrecks and search them for...
A one hour discussion on virtual reality, including current trends and opportunities with the this new communication medium and a look forward at where it will take us. Jeff Bail, lead organizer of BostonVR, will give a brief introduction to VR, an overview of the technology that's coming to market...
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Make a splash at Summer Career Day!The summer months are known for relaxation and vacation, but our students at Launch Academy have other plans in mind. Trips to the beach have been replaced with coding clinics, systems checks, and projects as they prepare to start careers as dynamic junior...
Business Networking is the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business or the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions.  Networking at an event can be a daunting task, but it should be a rewarding experience that help...
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AnDevCon is the leading technical conference for software developers building Android apps. Whether you are an enterprise developer, work for a commercial software company, or are driving your own start-up, you need to attend AnDevCon.  Network with 1,000 software developers and IT managers...
Make a splash at Summer Career Day!The summer months are known for relaxation and vacation, but our students at Launch Academy have other plans in mind. Trips to the beach have been replaced with coding clinics, systems checks, and projects as they prepare to start careers as dynamic junior...
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Join Babson for the Summer Venture Showcase on Thursday, July 30. More than a dozen MBA and undergraduate teams will present their business ventures.The Summer Venture Program supports the most promising MBA and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson, Olin Engineering and Wellesley Colleges. The...
Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years as a volunteer for SCORE. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than forty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits--all...
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Leverage the power of Boston’s Data Science community to help you succeed Sign up and network with influential leaders in data analytics in Boston.  Become part of one of the biggest online national communities of data science professionals, leaders, and executives.  Find the right...
 

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