Networking calendar

March 2015

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March 2 Program on Materials: New composites, materials testing equipment and resources (click to register)For certain product designs, weigh, durability, tensile strength, and temperature effect choices in materials. In this program, we will look at some new materials as well as the tools and...
  Robotics Sensors Automation and Manufacturing Special Interest Group presents:March 2 Materials: New composites, materials testing equipment and resources (click to register)For certain product designs, weigh, durability, tensile strength, and temperature effect choices in materials. In...
The 10 finalists vie for covetted cash prizes and resources. We are bringing amazing Judges: *Paul English, Founder of Kayak.com & Blade. *Philippe Schwartz, Co-Founder/CEO of Oovoo, and currently COO of Withings *Joanna Meiseles, Senior Director of Programs and Operations at...
This year’s SIIA PreK-12 Educational Technology Market Report indicates that testing and assessment is the fastest growing segment in the K-12 edtech marketplace. This session will address growth trends in the K-12 edtech marketplace. The class will be taught by John Richards, Ph.D. founder and...
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Join us at the 2015 MITX eCommerce Summit as we explore “The Future of Shopping.” You’ll return to the office better equipped to shape the customer experience and maximize acquisition and conversion. Featured presentations and discussions will cover: the convergence of content and commerce for...
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 :)...
District Hall is pleased to host Jay Sullivan and Itai Nevo from DLA Piper in our open lounge space every other Tuesday from 9:30am-12pm. Jay and Itai will be on hand to help answer questions about business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel...
About This EventBeing an outdoor enthusiast in Boston can be unpredictable - as the saying goes, "If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes."To help make the experience of getting outside more fun and easy to plan, Mobiquity, a Boston-based mobile engagement provider, and The Weather Channel...
Join Scott and the team over at General Assembly and learn all about the most critical aspects of making hardware products a reality: Cost, Quality and Schedule.Please note that you must RSVP through GA and not on this page. RSVP HERE!***Event Overview: So you've got a working...
Demo Night is a chance to see what the top startups are working on, these are the people that are changing the future of business & tech! Join TechHub Tuesday night at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville to experience great demos from the exciting tech entrepreneur community.  Each startup...
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Guest speaker David A. Fogel, Managing Director at Swifton CFOs, will talk about the Do’s and Don’ts of properly preparing your company’s Financial Projections, including techniques that will help get you noticed by investors and mistakes that will screen you out. Topics will include:Financial...
Now that you've set specific career goals and clarified your brand, it's time to build it! The panelists in this program will share strategies you can use to build your personal and company brand through leveraging your network and community involvement.  WITI welcomes all to attend...
Developing a funding strategy can be the most harrowing part of building any startup. Bootstrapping? Private Equity? Crowdfunding? Angel Investment? It's all a maze! Fortunately, we've assembled a crack team of MassChallenge alumni and funding experts to tell their stories of...
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March 5: Analog Devices, Arrow, and Tri-Star Partner for Medical Technology Day This seminar is focused on helping medical product designers make more informed design decisions for clinical and consumer medical devices and healthcare products.Product design and applications engineers from these...
As an entrepreneur preparing for a venture round, there are various factors that need to be taken into consideration when pricing a venture capital transaction.  We have gathered a panel of seasoned VC's that will discuss these factors and will share invaluable insight to entrepreneurs...
Join our Boston Area University Tech Entrepreneurship MeetUp to learn about our StartupNext powered by Google for Entrepreneurs Spring 2015 Program hosted in Boston. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-area-university-tech-entrepreneurship-meetup-by-startup-next-boston-...
Open House DetailsJoin us at Launch Academy for our quarterly Open House and Alumni Panel on Thursday, March 5. Come to learn more about coding, our program and how one 10-week bootcamp can change your life.Whether you have been tinkering with code for just a short period of time and are pondering...
March 5, 2015 : Crafting a Pitch Deck and Pitch (click to register) Barb Finer, our CEO, has worked with 100's of companies on their business plans and pitches, getting significant funding for several. During her years of mentoring, she has developed a pitch deck process for use in pitch...
Join us at the 2015 EforAll Winter Accelerator Awards:>>See which EforAll Accelerator Finalists will share the program’s $15K prize pool>>Hear from top speakers including Desh Deshpande (world-renowned tech entrepreneur) & Glynn Lloyd (City Fresh Foods)>...
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Although many would love to believe differently, success does not happen overnight. It takes work, hard work. And perseverance. And having the experience of failures along the way. Join us and top CEOs in the region as they share their stories about how they achieved success and what they...
In 2004 the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows...so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the...
The Venture Forum is now accepting applications for its annual Five-Minute Pitch Contest for entrepreneurs looking for exposure, expert mentoring and the chance to win prize money. Applications do not require a business plan, but ask for brief descriptions of the business, its product or...
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In 2004 the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows...so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the...
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In 2004 the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows...so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the...
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DETAILS:Monday, March 9th, 2015Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel425 Summer StreetBoston, MA 0221011:00am - 12:00pm: Registration & Lunch12:00pm - 5:00pm: Content5:00pm - 6:00pm: Cocktails & Networking TICKETS:$250 Member / $300 Non-Member$2,250 Member table of 10$2,700 Non-Member...
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Led by leading experts in the field of startup financing, the limited-seat Fast Track is an intensive, interactive full-day seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and investors an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early-stage capital for a startup.The TCN Venture Fast Track is a...
In partnership with the Every Woman Foundation - Boston Chapter (http://www.everywomanfoundation.ca/boston) to celebrate International Women's Day, this event will focus on effective mentoring - providing guidance, advice, and experiences to help you make the most of your mentor/mentee relationship...
What insights do our friends at Turnstone, T3 Advisors, Gensler, and Silicon Valley Bank have to share about the trends in office design? How can your office layout impact your team's culture? Come find out Tuesday, March 10th at 6pm at WeWork South Station.
MITX Up is a marketing mentorship program that matches pre-screened startups to marketing and communications mentors to help entrepreneurs be successful in telling their story, marketing their business and generally, “shouting louder and prouder.”  What is MITX Up?MITX works with local...
CoFoundersLab Matchup Boston is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers & interns and to build strong, core startup teams.Get started networking now with a potential core team member by creating a free profile on CoFoundersLab.com.Agenda    6:00:...
Q: What does it take to be an all-star in Boston's startup community?A: Diane Hessan has the scoop Join Intelligent.ly's Executive Director, Abbie Waite, for a fireside chat with Startup Institute's CEO, Diane Hessan. Learn first hand how she builds award-winning teams, inspires...
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It’s a critical time for robotics and artificial-intelligence companies. While iRobot paved the way for commercial robots, tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook are harnessing the technology in new ways. From self-driving cars to automated warehouses to drone-delivery systems, machines that...
It’s a critical time for robotics and artificial-intelligence companies. While iRobot paved the way for commercial robots, tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook are harnessing the technology in new ways. From self-driving cars to automated warehouses to drone-delivery systems, machines that...
Hack night!In other words, bring a laptop, charger, and something you want to build or learn.6:00 Hang out, chat, snack.6:15 Go around and introduce yourself and what you're working on. Ask or offer help on your project, or ask for project ideas. Work/chat/eat!9:00 Go home and get your beauty rest....
Prototyping and Manufacturing!Join top MC hardware alumni in engaging breakout sessions to get acquainted with the MADE@ program, MassChallenge's new initiative to champion startups with things to build!
Every month, ten companies bring new innovative products to Mass Innovation Night Events, and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures & video, add product mentions to LinkedIn & Facebook, and otherwise help spread the word. These live events allow companies to...
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Iceland Naturally is partnering with the MIT Media Lab and the City Science Initiative to host an energy innovation panel discussion on March 12. The panel will focus on Boston’s and Reykjavik’s efforts in innovating energy for a better future, including the work being done around electric cars and...
   Golden Seeds Boston Open Office Hours Golden Seeds is pleased to announce an upcoming information presentation and Open Office Hours session. This event is limited to companies with a female entrepreneur in a senior management position. This session is limited to 17...
About This ClassInstagram is one of the hottest apps out there and just waiting for your business to take advantage — its user base is massive and highly motivated to buy. But how do you acquire followers? And how do you convert those followers into buyers?This intermediate to advanced class is...
About This ClassDrip, drip, drip. Have you ever felt that your lead generation campaigns resemble a leaky faucet? You know, new form signups just trickle in a little at a time, and either the sales or executive team regularly remind you there aren't enough leads? Don't worry, there is hope!A...
You've got a great blog! Now you need people to find and read it. What you need are effective SEO strategies especially for bloggers. In this session, learn how to attract the right readers to your site and grow your blog traffic. You don't need to be a coding genius to do great search engine...
This Month's Dive:The Yesware server architecture is an evolving thing, beginning with a single monolithic app, it is now augmented with a series of various sized services. All of these services are written in Ruby and run on Heroku. We will present the technologies we leverage, some...
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Rise and grind techies! And, get your morning dose of news, commentary, economic forecast, and policy insights at the region’s first “talk show” inspired tech event. Local celebrity host John Landry – one of the region’s greatest personalities, long-time techie, angel investor, and advisor – will...
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston will hold the second HubHacks event on Saturday, March 14, 2015, inviting the community to work together to create data visualizations that will track the City's progress in achieving a thriving, healthy and innovative Boston.  ...
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 March 16, 2015: Bioinformatics innovations and personalized medicine  (click to register) Bioinformatics is the application of big data techniques to the Life Sciences.  Unlike the type of data used in retail -- such as Target or Capital One -- bioinformatics data is highly...
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March 17: Clean Tech and Energy Solutions in TransportationBring in the green tonight:Of the ~25,000 Tesla’s (with orders for thousands) to date, come meet Tesla #1858 (world wide) and its owner, Harold Nahigian, who will extol the virtues of this fine, albeit expensive (or is it), and green mode...
In March of 2012, Gartner was cited in an article entitled "Personal Cloud" to Replace PC by 2014, Says Gartner."  Written by Mike Barton of www.wired.com, this article goes on to cite a number of converging factors driving this movement (see below).  Now that we are actually beyond...
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Every business has to (eventually) make money. There are many possibilities, and your early choices will have major implications for the way you manage your business. In this program, local angel investor Ben Littauer will review common types of business plans and discuss how your business plan...
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Are you unable to attend SXSWedu this year or do you want to continue the conversation? Mingle with like-minded people interested in discussing the future of edtech.You will hear from a panel of edtech experts who participated in SXSWedu. Learn about new trends and important conference...
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Join us Tuesday, March 24th for a CMO Breakfast with Saucony, where we'll hear from Mary O'Brien, VP Global Marketing.DETAILS:Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:30AM: Registration and Breakfast9:00AM: Presentation and Q&AMember Tickets: $55 Non-Member Tickets: $75 *Tickets are non-...
April 2: The Wide World of Angel Capital: What Drives Them to Do What They Do Are you in search of financing for your startup and want to learn more about angel investing? What is angel financing?Is angel financing right for me?How do I find / contact angel groups?When should I approach...
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Come to the Innovation Community's Biggest Showcase at Entrepalooza 2015!MassChallenge has teamed up with the highest-value entrepreneurial organizations across the Commonwealth to showcase tremendous initiatives that support the rapid growth of startup companies.In a highly engaging and...
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Arrow brings together the industry's most comprehensive IoT building blocks and expertise. From individual components, data services, and enterprise grade solutions and application, we comfortably traverse between the micro and macro levels to enable innovations that are Five Years Out.This event...
The Quincy Quick Pitch competition is organized by the Quincy Center for Innovation. The goal of the Quick Pitch is to encourage members of local colleges and the community to begin thinking about entrepreneurship and go about cultivating startup ideas. We believe that entrepreneurship skills...
The FinTech Sandbox (http://fintechsandbox.org/) is a non-profit that lets startups focus on advancing disruptive technologies without spending scarce capital on data. The cost and access to data are still major challenges for FinTech startups, and the team has brought together some of the world’s...
March 26 "Mobile" Madness Pitchoff! (click to register to attend or enter to pitch) Come watch as Mobile Start-ups and Companies compete against each other in a Pitch Tournament.   In honor of college basketball's March Tournament, we are hosting a March "Mobile" Madness Pitch...
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Growth Hacking and Real-Time MarketingFor Today's CompaniesLearn the latest digital marketing strategies in two days of practical hands-on workshops. You need the newest marketing techniques that help you save time and money, yet reach the audience you want. You want to learn how to use measurable...
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Growth Hacking and Real-Time MarketingFor Today's CompaniesLearn the latest digital marketing strategies in two days of practical hands-on workshops. You need the newest marketing techniques that help you save time and money, yet reach the audience you want. You want to learn how to use measurable...
HxRefactored brings together designers and developers to improve the health care experience. This year in Boston, Health 2.0 is hosting a pre-conference Code-A-Thon to encourage the development of new technology tools to improve the healthcare space and lower health care costs.Don’t miss out on...
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Featured Networking Events

Mass Innovation Nights
March 11th
Stack Dive with Yesware
March 12th