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December 2014

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Q: What's one key ingredient to building a billion dollar company? A: Exceptional leadership. When Mike Troiano speaks, people listen.Join Intelligent.ly's Abbie Waite for a fireside chat with Actifio's Chief Marketing Officer. Learn how he builds...
About This ClassSocial media initiatives don’t start when you register a Facebook or Twitter account and start posting announcements, it begins much sooner. In this workshop, you’ll be taken through a seven-step framework for strategic mapping that will help guide your efforts to develop an...
Boston Python presentation nights are a chance for Python developers to explore new topics in depth. Members or outside experts prepare presentations at a variety of levels, on any number of Python-related topics. By giving Python developers a chance to expand and hone their skills, Boston...
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*Note: registration ends on 11/25*The Boston chapter of the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, and Wayfair, are proud to present this free seminar on salary and career negotation. People who negotiate their income earn an extra one million dollars during their career. For women, the added bonus...
An Event You Don’t Want to MissReaching and engaging your employees is becoming a business critical issue. The problem is not just around content creation but also about how to effectively communicate, educate and engage your employees. When employees are not engaged, it affects their productivity...
The calendar is running out fast on 2014 and if you're like us, your head is probably swimming with big ideas, bold claims, and plain old information overload.Want to find out what's really going on? Join Xconomy for Tech Agenda 2015, our in-depth look at the real forces driving change in...
The battle for top talent is a race to the right candidates. We’ll help you find and hire them faster than your competitors with the industry’s first intelligent hiring platform that uniquely brings together automation and collaboration.Come see the future of recruiting at this...
Learn how both brands and social entrepreneurs must have a mobile content strategy to be relevant, and how to reach your stakeholders in the fluid world of mobile. Learn how mobile technology impacts different populations, creates new engagement opportunities, and challenges our design thinking–all...
Tuesday, November 2nd from 6pm to 9pm at Stephi's In Southie in Boston, we will be hosting Mobile Tea, an evening event of knowledge and networking for anyone interested in mobile development. Participation is “free as in beer” and will consist of 3...
The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for discussion of the critical legal issues facing the founders, investors, and managers of technology companies. While not intended as a substitute for securing your own legal counsel, previous attendees have found this to be a particularly...
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There are few industries in which technology is having a bigger, more transformative impact than in healthcare. The use of innovative technological applications is truly revolutionizing patient care every step of the way – from preventative care through patient rehabilitation - and establishing a...
Prominent Boston investors will discuss the current investment climate, recent trends, and what they look for in potential investments.Panelists: Jo Tango from Kepha Partners (http://www.kephapartners.com/about-kepha-partners.php)Graham Brooks from .406 Ventures (http://www.406ventures.com/...
In the content marketing world, we love to support and teach each other as we learn this relatively new career path as we go. But sometimes, we get so absorbed by the echo-chamber of our world that we forget: Incredibly smart people have been distributing content and growing massive audiences...
Hi Everyone, We're excited to host a bigger get-together thanks to Intel who are sponsoring the event,  as well as joining us to tell us all about Intel's Edison Module - a development platform for wearables and IOT tech. We're also excited to welcome the team from Rest...
Higher education systems generate tremendous amounts of data from learning management systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and financial and alumni management systems, among others. Often there has not been coordination across departments to leverage this data in a way that is actionable...
About This WorkshopIf you are looking to get started in programming for the first time, getting involved in the Python community will put you on the fast track to honing your skills. In this class, you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, what advantages and disadvantages...
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Blood, sweat, and tears were just the beginning. Now, you have to tell your story and sell someone on your startup.You only have a few minutes to get an investor’s attention and convey the essence of your business concisely and convincingly. Don’t let a few words (or lengthy ones) trip you up. Join...
Recognizing inventors, disrupters, luminaries, and newsmakers, BostInno's 50 on Fire celebrates visionary individuals and companies across all industries in Boston. Nominate the city’s biggest game changers, from established leaders to up-and-comers, then join us for an...
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Note: This event is only for technologists (data scientists, data analysts, CTOs, VP of Engineering)who have or plan to have experience with parallel compute.  Given the increases in data generation and data consumption, our computing technology must maximize all available capacity....
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About This WorkshopYou’re full of ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? In the first half of the workshop, you’ll learn how to use the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) philosophy to test and validate your ideas with the least amount of work required. The ultimate goal is to get to...
About This WorkshopYou’re full of ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? In the first half of the workshop, you’ll learn how to use the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) philosophy to test and validate your ideas with the least amount of work required. The ultimate goal is to get to...
About This WorkshopAre you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently...
About the EventThe City Awake Expo for Social Impact is an opportunity to learn about all of the social impact organizations and enterprises working in Boston, and to meet the change-makers driving these initiatives! As a headliner event of City Awake, the Social Impact Expo...
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ABOUT Starting December 8 – for 5 days only – teams of CS Crusaders from Massachusetts’ tech sector will descend across the state with a mission: Commit #RandomActsofCode WHY Haven’t you heard? There’s a tech talent shortage out there and we aim to fix it. Our first step: Spread the word! WHAT...
Join the Diversity IT Network for a fun, informative evening of networking. This "Cyber Security & Your Career" event features an interactive workshop by Alain Marcuse, Vice President at Stroz Friedberg Security Science. With 25 years experience in IT & Security, Marcuse will...
Hello Hardwarians!  We're back with another round of companies for you!It's all about the teams, so each month we have 3 hardware startups present. They have time to pitch, take questions, and hopefully demo.  This month's meetup will be located at Bolt in Downtown Crossing...
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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...
ABOUT Starting December 8 – for 5 days only – teams of CS Crusaders from Massachusetts’ tech sector will descend across the state with a mission: Commit #RandomActsofCode WHY Haven’t you heard? There’s a tech talent shortage out there and we aim to fix it....
WHAT is Startup Institute Boston's TalentExpo?Only one of the best events of the season! We've turned the traditional career fair on its head by putting our talented student body on display, demo-day style. Students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets will be given 60 seconds to pitch...
Funding can be hard to find these days, but three CEOs in the brave new world of the “Internet of things” (IoT) have been as innovative in raising funds as they have been in envisioning their businesses. Learn about alternative forms of financing at The Venture Forum’s December 9 meeting with ...
Come celebrate the holiday season with us! Mingle with other edtech innovators at this fun event. Appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. Attire: suits and stilettosThe party is free to attend, but registration is required.
For many years games based on licensed brands had a bad reputation due to low development budgets, rushed timing, etc.. Very few games based on brands became a success. That’s now all changed with mobile games and social apps. Today the industry is experiencing huge hits based on licensed brands...
Tech companies continue to have a staggering lack of diversity from the board room to coders, to analysts and marketers. The low number of women working in tech isn't just a concern for companies worried about the image problem of a male-dominated workforce, it's also a business challenge. It's...
Meet Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future.Zero to One presents Thiel’s often contrarian ideas about competition, progress, technology, and how to find value in...
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ABOUT Starting December 8 – for 5 days only – teams of CS Crusaders from Massachusetts’ tech sector will descend across the state with a mission: Commit #RandomActsofCode WHY Haven’t you heard? There’s a tech talent shortage out there and we aim to fix it....
Inspired by conversations at the 2013 MassTLC unConference, Unpitch is geared to entrepreneurs interested in connecting with investors. It's not about delivering an elevator pitch onstage or a "demo day" presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway...
The CXO Advisory Group in partnership with the Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invite you to attend:Finding Your Target Market Date: December 10, 2014Time:12:00pm - 1:30pmLocation: ATMC, 151 Martine St....
There are many routes to funding your life science startup. One way to get to the next step in the early stages is through strategic investments with industry partners. In this online interactive Google hangout, we will look at how a strategic investment differs from regular financial investments...
After successfully graduating two cohorts this year & landing our grads jobs with companies like Zipcar, Tapjoy, Northeastern University, and many more, I am pleased to announce our final Career Day of 2014 will be held on Wednesday December 10th. We will be showcasing 9 thoughtbot-trained...
Percussion Software is growing and hiring, and we need the right people to make our team even more spectacular. We have openings for leading-edge J2EE engineers, web consultants, and our sales and customer success teams.Come to our open house to check out our offices, meet our team, and talk...
Each month, ten companies bring new products to Mass Innovation Nights 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 show off Massachusetts...
We are excited to present our third featured Studio Sessions artist, Mark Grambau of Fresh Tilled Soil as he transforms our space into a winter wonderland with a twist! One wall in the IdeaPaint studio will be reserved for our guests to set and share their intentions for 2015....
Join the North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) for an evening of networking and holiday celebration at the “Meet, Mingle and Jingle” networking event – a high energy mixer for local executives, business and technology professionals, Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tupper Manor...
Boston Hadoop User Group - Show & Tell: Winter is Coming Edition  
Connect with peers + pick up new programming skills.We recently shared the news that Pluralsight, the largest curated e-library for professionals, acquired Smarterer, the best assessment engine in the world. Now we’re teaming up to show you what’s possible when you combine the power of self-...
Andreas Grabner of Dynatrace will speak on the following topic:Avoid these End-to-End Performance Problems to keep yourself out of the NewsWhatever app you build – whatever company you work for: You don’t want to screw it up because you didn’t think about performance.We collected the top end-to-end...
About This EventJoin us at General Assembly for a candid conversation with Dan and Rich, co-founders of Dribble, a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design. Dan and Rich will share their startup story and how they grew the Dribbble community to what it is today.Headquartered in...
Ping pong doubles tournament of techies of all stripes (and some food/drink as well). Come to play or just to hang out.Register individually and can assemble the teams when we start.Have questions about Tis the season for Startup Ping Pong? Contact Mike Champion
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Daniele Levy of Morse Barnes Brown Pendleton offers Office Hours on structuring stock. Trying to understand set asides, preferred stock and how founders shoulf be treated? Investors? Option pool? Daniele can help. Daniele is also well verssed in forms of incorporation (LLC, C Corp,etc) as it...
Register to Attend This Event.Applications to present at this event accepted starting NOW! Application deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014 What is the Piranha Pond? It 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...
ABOUT Starting December 8 – for 5 days only – teams of CS Crusaders from Massachusetts’ tech sector will descend across the state with a mission: Commit #RandomActsofCode WHY Haven’t you heard? There’s a tech talent shortage out there and we aim to fix it....
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 entrepreneurs, so register early. Note: due to limited space, we...
Howard Zaharoff of Morse Barnes Brownis here to spend 45 mins. pro bono for those who need some guidance and structuring licensing deals and partnerships. He's also versed in real estate contracts, and copyright. 
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. Join us at Venture Cafe, for a Medtech Theme Night focused on today's Massachusetts Medtech startups addressing...
Jared Cosulich is the Director of the Boston office for Pivotal Labs. He is an expert in user experience, agile software development, pair programming, and test-driven development. He can provide advice about developing software in a more agile fashion, growing an effective engineering team, and...
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 active...
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...
Rob Ackman brings a wide variety of experience as a SCORE Business Mentor. He began his career as a Commercial Loan Officer in Boston. He then changed direction and worked in Marketing and Advertising for large restaurant chains such as Dunkin' Donuts, Subway and Applebee's for over thirty years....
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 us for a Health / MedTech panel featuring organizations dedicated to providing resources to startups. This will be a discussion with investors and resources focused on addressing some of the most challenging and exciting areas in healthcare today. Learn about the resources this city has to...
About This EventClear your calendar - It's going down! Product Hunt Boston returns and you're invited to take part in the festivities. General Assembly is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement. We'll be demo-ing some of Boston's best products and holding an AMA with local VC's.Come one...
 A Pitch Contest and Party Wrap up  the Year6:30pm Registration7:00pm Pitching Starts8:pm Pitch Wrap up8pm-10pm Music, food, networking plus a few surprises  Come to cheer on your favoriate startup company as they pitch their best in just 2 minutes! Vote for your favorite, along...
Join us for a Health / MedTech Panel showcasing local health/medtech startups. An open dialogue with entrepreneurs focused on addressing some of the most challenging and exciting areas in healthcare today such as the quantified self, telemedicine, advanced sensors, and more. Come learn insights...
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NOTE: This session is for MassTLC members that are VPs of Marketing & CMOs of technology companies only.This peer-to-peer group is for marketing executives to connect and have honest and insightful discussions on the challenges and opportunities of leading technology organizations. The...
The MIT Venture Capital Conference brings together venture capitalists, rising entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to discuss current opportunities and challenges in Venture Capital investing.This year's incredible speakers include:Dave McClure, Founder of 500StartupsJeff Raider, Founder of...
ABOUT Starting December 8 – for 5 days only – teams of CS Crusaders from Massachusetts’ tech sector will descend across the state with a mission: Commit #RandomActsofCode WHY Haven’t you heard? There’s a tech talent shortage out there and we aim to fix it....
We are fortunate to have Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus and Dr. Johan E. Uvin kick-off the first in a series of events that discusses how girls and women can be encouraged to participate in science and engineering, given our socio-economic ground realities. Throughout the series, we will hear from...
Join ONEin3 Boston for our super special holiday Downtown Crossing Neighborhood Night: UGLY SWEATER PARTY REMIX for a cheery night of revelry with fellow young Bostonians!Yesware will generously be hosting this month's event in their newly...
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Please register for the code lab here: http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/events/218910056/ Co-sponsored Google Developer Group and Boston Android Location:Google Date: Saturday December 13 Doors Open: 10:30AM Lunch and snacks served Hi Folks,We're having an Android...
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? So what better way to celebrate the holidays than by joining Tech in Motion: Boston. We are hosting our first “Fireside Chat” featuring HubSpot! Get out of that chilly winter weather and join us to warm up by the "fire" for great conversation...
About This EventSocial media has evolved into a necessary element of any marketing plan. Consumers are on social networks and expect to be able to find and connect with you. In this class, you’ll learn about the role of key social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and...
About This ClassSince the early days of the web, search has been the ubiquitous discovery tool for web users to find the answers to their questions and solutions to their needs. And since the wide adoption of search, organizations have vied for position in search results using a variety of...
Presented in cooperation with the Google Developers Group Boston. Please RSVP at the GDG site. Link to register is (here). Not one, but TWO folks from Google, Mandy Waite and Ray Tsang, will be joining us to present the latest on the  Google Cloud offerings. You'll get...
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One of the first questions people ask when they start down the path of investment is “what is my company worth?” There are many ways to come to this answer, and the investors have their own way of looking at it. Join us for a hands-on case study of valuing companies from the investor...
This limited-seat luncheon brings some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys to provide two hours of deep instruction to entrepreneurs struggling to understand the complexity of high growth investments. Sample terms sheets will be provided and analyzed.Working lunch programs are hosted...
You're invited to an evening filled with fashion, food, friends and fun!  Meet the founders of two Boston-based fashion startups, Date My Wardrobe and Runway Technologies, and learn how they are transforming the world of fashion.  Enjoy complimentary cocktails and desserts, giveaways, and...
Jana's consumer-facing product, mCent, has seen 10x growth in daily users in just the last 6 months— with over a quarter million daily active users— and it continues to grow. The Jana tech team will discuss how we've managed this rapid growth across all parts of the technical operations...
3D Printing - From a Market of $3.8B in 2014 to $16.2B in 2018, What's Not to Like?Panel:Tanapat Kitudomkul, CEO of Vizardz LLC and Solidyte LLCTanapat Kitudomkul is the CEO of Vizardz LLC and Solidyte LLC, both 3D consumer-product and printing-service companies based in Woburn, MA. He has...
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Startups rarely succeed by executing on their original founding business plan.  Markets change, technology challenges arise and new ideas come and go with changing personnel.  Further, you often don’t learn what customers really want until you deliver your first product.Vince...
Entrepreneurial companies offer equity to employees as an important incentive.  This program will cover the key issues in designing and implementing an equity incentive program using stock options, restricted stock and other techniques.Topics will include:How to choose among options,...
A town hall meeting is an American term given to an informal public meeting, function, or event derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Typically open to everybody in a town or community and held at a local gathering place.Join us for pizza, refreshments and informal...
The next Music Tech Demo night will take place on Wednesday, December 17th at the Venture Cafe.Demo night is a great place to meet good folks, find out about music tech in Boston, and share your own stuff.If you're interested in sponsoring or presenting just send the organizers a note via the '...
Hey sailors,We would love to invite you to a little gathering @ the Cambridge Brewing Company.There will be free drinks + snacks and of course awesome Codeship Swag. So please bring plenty of great stories about how you are using Codeship and enjoy an evening with our team.Looking forward to host...
About This EventApps now command over half of all time spent in digital. But with the rise in demand has come a rise in supply, and the app market is more crowded and competitive than ever. Join Localytics and General Assembly at this event to understand the state of today's app ecosystem and...
This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Wednesday, December 17th at Moksa in Cambridge and will begin at 7pm.Our presentation this month will be by the folks at Disruptor Beam, who will be giving a talk entitled:Game of Thrones Ascent on MobileBringing GoTA to iOS...
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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. Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office...
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 active...
Meet with Mimi Evans, formerly a technology executive and CEO/Founder of salesquest.com which was acquired by OneSource Information Services. She is currently an Angel Investor and Advisor to early-stage start-ups. If you want to grow your business organically or get the attention of investors, her...
Meet with Steve Davis, a business growth strategist who has been a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs for over 20 years. He's Founder of CXO Advisory Group, a company that works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers to accelerate revenue growth. Steve helps you strategize to build a...
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...
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,...
Maia Heymann is Senior Managing Director at CommonAngels. She’s worked with dozens of companies in both Palo Alto and Boston during her 20+ year career as an angel investor, venture capitalist, and tech banker. Her portfolio of personal investments includes over 24 companies. Currently she sits on...
US visa options for foreign owners and investors in US enterprises are limited. However, there are solutions that can be achieved with careful structuring. At this seminar, Mintz Levin's Of Counsel Bill Coffman will cover US work visa options for start-ups and entrepreneurs and how foreign national...
Entrepreneurial women share their paths to fulfilling careers and lessons learned along the way! Come and bring your friends and learn how these fantastic women have helped pave the way! Learn from their successes and their mistakes and share your aspirations about growing your own company!Everyone...
Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Questions & Answers. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT48...
Best Coast? Lessons from the San Francisco Startup SceneFive years ago, Jackson was leading a UX group at a great agency in DC, and loved working with startup clients. The more he worked with them, the more he wanted to actually be on the ground, a part of one. Amidst a sour...
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About This EventDid you know that one in six Americans relies on the services of the Feeding America network for food? While it's clear the problem is significant, we can do our share and make a difference.Join General Assembly communities all over the globe for a Food and Fund Drive to support...
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 19 Notification of Selection: Monday, January 5 The pitch competition is for startups that are currently raising a round and have a product in the market. Note: your startup does NOT need to be based in Boston. Selected companies will compete in a semifinalist...
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