Networking calendar

September 2014

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Real stories of Entrepreneurial challenges, surprises, disappointments, victories and triumph.  Learn from the experts:  founders who have had the courage and tenacity to step out on their own, and navigate the rough waters of the unknown.  If you are thinking of starting your own...
Former fintech entrepreneur John Raguin of Devonshire Investors will discuss how to shorten the sales cycle and maximize your chances of success with a panel of decision makers and analysts at some large local financial institutions. To sign up visit http://www.meetup.com/Boston-FinTech/events/...
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Sales! It’s magic!Really? The reality is, sales is both art (how to get people to say yes) and science (metrics). During this program, we will review how to introduce metrics into a sales process (what to track), how to build a CRM (how to track it), and demystify the sales process (what to do with...
Do you have a new idea, app or prototype you've been working on?This event is a chance for you to show off your hard work, and generate some buzz around your latest project!Check out the West of Boston Demo Night where you could present your latest innovation and see what others are doing...
About This ClassSwift is a new programming language for iOS and OS X apps. This Boston Software Engineers meetup will cover the unique features and differences between iOS Swift and more traditional means of developing iOS applications and will set you on your way to creating lightning fast apps in...
Come meet up with other Product Hunt fans and hear about awesome products in Boston! 
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Want to understand marketing tactics, how they work, what might be best for your limited dollars and time?Lois Wisman of Wobo Marcom is here, providing 45 mins. of 1-on-1 advice and guidance.http://www.techsandbox.org/experts-on-site-officehours.html 
In today’s difficult investment climate, entrepreneurs should have the maximum understanding of the impact of proposed financing – before they talk to investors.This session will not only explain terms such as:pre-moneyfully diluted equityoption poolpercentage ownershipweighted average...
Following the lead of President Obama’s Open Data Executive Order, state and city governments are opening up vast troves of data in the hopes of increasing transparency, value creation, and ultimately more business opportunities and jobs. According to McKinsey’s report on Open Data, an estimated $3...
NOTE: This session is for MassTLC members that are VPs of Engineering & CTOs of technology companies only.This peer-to-peer group is for engineering executives to connect and have honest and insightful discussions on the challenges and opportunities of leading technology organizations. The...
Join Women 2.0 this September for our monthly City Meetup in Boston on Thursday, September 4th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. It will be held the 1st Thursday of every monthCity Meetup is a Women 2.0 networking event to promote new networks amongst the entire technology ecosystem ...
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The Northeast PHP Conference is a web developer conference focused on PHP, Web Technology, and UX.There has been a lot of demand for such a conference in this region, and we are excited to be hosting it again. We are bringing in over 300 attendees from across the northeast and beyond.We are so...
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September 8, 2014   Ethics in Robotics: Eldercare, medical, self directed. The future is now! (Click link to register)Does the idea of a self-learning and somewhat autonomous robot interest you? Scare you? What about one that looked in on and helped an elderly relative? Child? What about Jibo...
Hello everyone!School is back in session! Next in the Design for Manufacturing Series, we're covering Quality and Test Design. Both subjects will be taught by the man behind the curtain, Mr. Bill Drislane, VP of Engineering at Dragon Innovation. If you haven't yet met Bill, be...
We're getting together for a meetup. Come by, talk and trade bitcoin.
Boston AWS Meetup, Sept. 8th, 7pm.This is an RSVP event.=====================Proposed presentations (still finalizing): Presentation: Using SQS with python (and boto) to scale out processing power in AWS. -----------------Presentation: Continuous Deployment, Immutable...
Sheeri Cabral, DBA at Mozilla, talks about what's coming for the MySQL ecosystem. Specifically, the new features on the MySQL 5.7 roadmap as well as the new capabilities that MariaDB 10 allows.
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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 them :)...
Join us for our first quarterly developer community event. Our pilot event will be an expert Q&A session featuring guest speaker Michael Hartl.On Tuesday, September 9th, join us for an evening of fine craft beer, appetizers and all things Ruby. The session will commence at 4:30pm, and...
We hope you will join us to celebrate the culmination of the 2014 Sandbox Summer Accelerator Program. During the event, the Sandbox will be making a BIG announcement about our organization! Find out what what that is, as well as:See which Sandbox Accelerator Finalists will share...
Second Installment -Event Details:How do you create a mobile app for an eCommerce platform with a catalogue of over 7 million items? How do you integrate a complex search function so consumers can navigate through a vast variety of products and find exactly what they want? Come find out at Wayfair’...
Using Semantic Web for Low Order problems Anthony Mallia, Edmond Scientific CompanyThe emphasis on Semantic Web has been towards the use of Reasoners to infer facts from a knowledge base. Results are largely composed of the inferences and the uses are defined as High Order problems.The use of...
Evening with Michael Skok, Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, on "Getting it Right, From The Start..."In this session, Michael will explore-Ways to increase your chances of landing that seed or Series A funding-Checklist of items to consider as an early stage startup when preparing to get...
In this interactive session, 3 seasoned product managers will share their perspectives on the path into becoming a product manager.  Sarela Bliman-Cohen, Shobhit Chugh and Bruce McCarthy will lead a discussion on transitioning from a technology (or other) role into product management. ...
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Find & Form is excited to launch a new type of design competition—FREE to all New England area undergrads with a valid student ID. This competition will focus on solving a real-world problem through thoughtful user experience and design. If the prize money isn’t motivating you, then consider...
WHAT IS TECH GIVES BACK2000 visionary entrepreneurs, investors and community supporters from the innovation ecosystem are taking the day off to give back to Boston, the city that gives to them. Individuals, small teams and large start ups alike will be donating their time across 50 volunteer...
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...
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We've started a Toastmasters Club  7:30a-9a 2nd/4th Thursdays. Public speaking skills built. Show up and check us out!
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...
The 2014 Mass Technology Leadership Awards program spotlights the companies, people, and technologies that exemplify the best and the brightest in the Massachusetts technology community. Join over 600 top executives for the Awards Gala on September 11 for a networking cocktail reception and a new...
Please note: this event is on a Thursday night, not our usual Wednesday.Description This presentation will provide an introduction to RESTful APIs using PHP. There will be a little history then we get into what REST means. We will then go into some different ways to both create RESTful APIs as...
 Tech Cocktail is a media company focused on better connecting, educating and amplifying the start-up technology community and showcasing the latest tech innovations.Tech Cocktail is aimed at helping build and strengthen local tech start-up communities both online and off. During past...
We are having our summer installment of the Homebrew Job Fair and we want to have it in Boston this time. These are home brew small informal job fairs without all the fuss of a large convention hall. We limit the amount of companies to 10 to keep the job fair small and intimate. Engineers...
Boston's Startup Community is growing every day. As more employees move from the corporate world into startups, and more college graduates opt to work for smaller startups instead of at large corporate offices, it's important to understand the various paths available in startup life.Building...
It's not just about servers and compute resources. It's about Data, and Databases.The cloud supports SQL databases (Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL, ...), NoSQL databases (MongoHQ, Cloudant, GrapheneDB, ...) and special purpose database hosted solutions (Google DataStore)Speaker details to be...
Are you a maker, inventor, craftsman, designer, or culinary artist? Then pitch your idea at the EforAll Makers Pitch Contest for:Thousands of dollars in cash prizesFeedback from industry prosNetworking opportunities with investorsThe deadline to apply is September 11 @ midnight! 
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Friday, September 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pmGA Boston51 Melcher StreetBoston, MA 02110This event brings thought leaders together to look at future trends in learning. Robots, new user interface paradigms like kinetic and embodied learning, supports for behavior change to create accelerated learning and...
2014 Attendee Application Process Is OpenWe are excited to announce that our 2014 Fall event is being hosted in Kendall Square on the evening of Friday, September 12. In order to build a diverse audience, our attendees, like our speakers, are curated. To apply for an invitation, please fill out the...
OVERVIEW OF SESSIONSThe schedule is primarily organized by programming languages and themes.  Traditionally, we’ve had separate R, Python, or Hadoop events; however this year we are having them all at one event.  Some topics, such as Data Engineering or Data Visualization, span several...
Product management & marketing become much easier when you look beyond your users and understand the needs of your target-customer organizations from the top down.  In this workshop, you’ll learn 3 simple techniques to identify more critical needs and create higher value solutions.Don’t...
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OVERVIEW OF SESSIONSTHE SCHEDULE IS PRIMARILY ORGANIZED BY PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND THEMES.  TRADITIONALLY, WE’VE HAD SEPARATE R, PYTHON, OR HADOOP EVENTS; HOWEVER THIS YEAR WE ARE HAVING THEM ALL AT ONE EVENT.  SOME TOPICS, SUCH AS DATA ENGINEERING OR DATA VISUALIZATION, SPAN SEVERAL...
The Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development in New England and neighboring regions. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment for everybody who enjoys and appreciates games in whatever shape or form. The festival seeks to support and showcase the efforts of...
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The Future of Sales Over the past few years sales has evolved more rapidly than ever before. Developers are starting to build for salespeople, giving them the upper hand in almost any sales situation. These new advancements however, are not yet well known by even the most seasoned VP of Sales...
Media Innovation DayMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014  //  THE WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT  //  12:00-6:00PMJoin us as we explore the themes and trends that are reshaping the boundaries of our media landscape through the lens of the risk-takers – the thinkers, dreamers, and doers who...
Three days of peer learning for the leaders of the worlds’ best software businessesBusiness of Software is a 3 day conference for anyone starting or growing a software business. It covers everything about building a successful, sustainable company, except the code.It gives hardworking founders a...
INBOUND fuels the passion that drives the most innovative and successful business leaders of our time.INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. This September, we will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from...
https://tech.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_174168Sept 15: LIfe Sciences (incl Med Dev) SIG - Mobile Medical Apps (click to register)Hot, hot, hot! Mobile Medical Applications are no longer a novelty and have moved to the mainstream, for both clinicians and...
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The 6th east coast version of SPTechCon is part of the world’s premier independent SharePoint event series, with 1,200+ delegates and 50+ exhibitors!  Use code PARTNER for a $100 conference discount. www.sptechcon.com
Known as the must-attend event for discovering what's next, MITX's FutureM brings together marketing and technology innovators to contemplate and celebrate the future of Marketing.  FutureM is about integrating traditional marketing, digital marketing, R&D, product development and all...
Program #1, Tuesday, September 16 (click to register): Will You Pay for Our Product?Often a startup develops a product they believe solves a market need.  After a lot of time, money and energy are spent on development, they then try to engage customers…. and don’t get traction.  Our...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014Some of the topics that will be covered on the panel include: 1. How do the founders wear a "sales" hat & promote their product/service by themselves. Here we address those engineering folks (founders) who feel that they have a unique technology that is patented...
This meeting is sponsored by Amazon (space, food and drinks).If you sign up, you must show up! There will be two talks. Note this talk will happen at Amazon Cambridge Offices.1.Managing your Android Applications MemoryConsumer applications and devices in the field are expected to be fast,...
Message from Michal: As a member of the Hadoop community, Tez is a very important project to learn about and keep an eye on. In the world of MapReduce alternatives, Spark has grabbed many of the head lines and social media attention, but Tez is a solid technology with it's own distinct advantages....
This two class series gives you a solid foundation in website building. First, we get you set up with the (free) software you’ll need. Then we dig right into HTML, learning about elements and putting together pages. With that behind us, we'll talk about some of the finer points of HTML and cover...
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 #BNT45...
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...
The United States (US) healthcare industry is evolving its use of healthcare data, including data collection (EMR/EHR), data sharing (via health information exchanges) and data analysis.  There are industry champions pioneering frameworks, such as HIMSS EMRAM, in the hope of accelerating...
This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Tuesday, September 16th at Moksa in Cambridge (18+) and will begin at 7pm.Our presentation this month will be by Jenna Hoffstein, who will be giving a post-mortem of ‘The Counting Kingdom”Jenna Hoffstein, founder of...
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Daniele O Levy, Lawyer, MBBP, Pro bono advice with incorporating and stock options/ ownership set upWe 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. See...
In this program, we will discuss how to effectively target and approach seed stage investors, how seed stage investments should be structured, standard terms in seed stage financings, keys to minimizing legal costs, and common pitfalls and how to avoid them.Speaker: Ben Hron of McCarter &...
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. See the schedule for who is coming in and when.Art Martin has led several companies, primarily in...
Join us for a conversation with Antonio (“Tony”) Parham, the Commonwealth’s first Government Innovation Officer (GIO), at the next TEC@FoleyHoag event at District Hall.Tony is an experienced executive with 30 years of business and technology leadership. As GIO, Tony is responsible for improving...
Looking for smart, hungry developers to join your team? Come meet the graduates from our Web Development Immersive program. Over a 12-week program taught by industry experts and thought leaders, our graduates have covered a wide range of technologies – including Ruby, Rails, JavaScript (Angular),...
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The goal of this event is to provide a forum where business and IT executives can share information and insight about how they are leveraging the Cloud to fulfill the promise of the "Internet of Things" (IoT). During the Connected Cloud Summit, you will get valuable insight from key executives of...
Lori and her husband started an scientific industrial product company in their basement and grew to a significant number of employees. Learn what it takes and how to keep the family life healthy. Info and link to prepregister here (45 mins. and must sign up). 9-3phttp://www.techsandbox.org/experts-...
Join our experts in an overview discussion of financial projections. Learn the key metrics that will get investors to notice you, as well as those that will get you rejected. If you have no idea where to begin with your financial projections, this program is for you.Experts -Heather Onstott, Launch...
Playing a Game of Chance:Understanding the Differences Between Sweepstakes, Contests and Illegal Lotterieswith Trademark Attorney, Sheri S. MasonSweepstakes and contests are a great way to promote your business. However, there is a fine line between conducting legal ...
Every pitch is a performance.And every performance needs rehearsal.Whether you're raising funds or just floating a half-baked business idea, standing up in front of people and giving a powerful pitch is critical. But getting that pitch right takes practice and feedback, and the stakes of getting it...
Want to break into product management? Maybe you’ve just graduated from college with a business or technical degree or maybe you’ve been working in your field for a while as a technical contributor. Either way, you’ll learn a lot at this discussion with our panel of experts consisting of product...
This meeting is sponsored by Akamai(space, food and drinks).If you RSVP, you must show up!Bring your laptops. Rule the World - Practical Rules & BPM DevelopmentWith this workshop you get a chance to do just that, unlock the power of business rules engines and business processing for your...
This Month's Dive:Adelphic, a leading ad tech company, has built a distributed platform in the Amazon cloud to deliver optimized ad serving, at large scale and with low latency. The Adelphic team will describe their real-time bidding (RTB) and ad serving platform, the data it uses to make ad...
Welcome (back) to Boston! Join us at the i-lab for an invaluable orientation on the local startup scene from venture capitalist Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital. Jeff also serves as a senior lecturer at HBS and teaches the popular EC class Launching Technology Ventures. The session will lay out...
How to Launch a Foodie StartupAn evening of Food and Fun with Local Foodie Founders, Brewmasters, Chick Pea Lovers, Restaurateurs and More!This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a panel discussion with some of Boston's best chefs, restaurateurs, distillers, brewmasters,...
About This ClassThis free class, held after hours at the Capital One Cafe on Boylston St., is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Boston. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs,...
The Past, Present, and Future of Responsive ImagesThe goal of a “responsive images” solution is to deliver an image ideally suited to the end user’s ever-changing context, rather than serving the largest potentially necessary image to everyone. Unfortunately, this hasn’t proven to be quite so...
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Are you working on an edtech startup? Sign up to meet with Asad Butt, Operations Director at LearnLaunchX to see if your startup is a good fit for the program. LearnLaunchX's next program will begin in February 2015. Applications will be open from September 15-October 24.About LearnLaunchX:...
Announcing an evening of community, creativity, and cocktails with all your fellow #BosCon friends…MinglingDancingImbibingEatingAnd most importantly, flex your creativity in our CREATIVE CORNERS with fun activities that span the evening....
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presented by StartLabsA free one-day event featuring talks by startup founders
. 9:00 a.m. on September 14th at MIT's Kresge Auditorium 
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This SIG is morphing into a Software SIG to include IoT, IT, applications, mobile, EdTech and more.September 22: Big Money from the Uses of Big Data; Business Intelligence Across Industries (click to register)The value of Big Data is predicated to a large extent on insight from Analytics and the...
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 Class  is a highly interactive program in which 15-20 entrepreneurs spend an evening per week with first-class experts learning how...
WebInno is a regular gathering of over 1,000 people engaged in internet and mobile innovation. Open to everyone in the community.  On Twitter: Use the hashtag #WebInno and follow us at @WebInno. Agenda:7pm: "Main Dish" Demos will present on stage:...
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The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That MatterA Place of InspirationIt’s an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they’ll change the face of business and drive the new global economy. It’s where technology, business, and culture...
Attend an exclusive event for digital marketers and technology professionals hosted by Acquia & Boston Interactive at TRADE, just seconds from South Station. Network with Boston’s leading companies and get expert advice to jumpstart your web content management and digital transformation effort...
A widely accepted notion in entrepreneurship circles is that the way to start and grow a thriving business is to come up with a great “idea”, write a great business plan, raise capital from angels or VCs, flawlessly execute the plan, and (Voila!) get rich! But it hardly ever happens this way.The...
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The recent high-profile Market Basket struggles and unfolding drama show how challenges with stakeholder relations can lead to amplified activism and trigger a social media downward spiral that gets played out via Facebook pages, Twitter posts, and even viral video anthems. How can companies...
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One of the major challenges that edtech companies face is that of distribution. Not only are school districts siloed, but schools within districts usually adopt new tools at their own pace as well. One area that positively impacted iCreate’s top line was strategic partnerships with niche companies...
Toastmasters International started a club at TechSandBox in Hopkinton on the  2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30am (for 1.5 hours).Learn how to speak in front of a crowd, organize your thoughts, and become a better leader.Toastmasters has been around for many years, globally...
Join us during our monthly office hours for one-on-one PR mentoring sessions. Startups and entrepreneurs will walk away with the tools and resources to launch their company or product, implement an online marketing strategy and get their stories heard. Not in the Boston area? Not a problem. We also...
Come and hang out with other women in the Boston Ruby community!We're here to get to know each other, chat about Ruby, hack together, anything to help us become more integrated within the larger Ruby community.A huge thanks to Cohealo for the space, snacks, and drinks!IMPORTANT NOTE:...
Join us for a discussion on "Strategies for Early Stage Selling"  ___________________________________________________Topic OverviewLet's start selling! But, where to begin? • Dive into the actual steps of developing an initial sales strategy, and how it changes over time• How to find...
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http://www.techsandbox.org/experts-on-site-officehours.htmlAs a Hiring Expert focused on the startup space, Doug Schade is available to teams if they are looking for support/direction on understanding the hiring process. From helping them formulate their needs, recruiting/interviewing through offer...
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Want to learn more about the scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who made Boston one of the most innovative cities in the world? And get a feel for the places that are spawning a whole new wave of breakthroughs? Join us on September 28th for a special walking tour of the Innovation Trail...
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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 mobile developments at our next DrinksOnTap event - Monday, September 29, 2014 at Ned...
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Bridging the Gap in Venture Capital: The Untapped Opportunity in Funding Women EntrepreneursOn Tuesday, September 30 from 8 to 10 a.m., the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College presents Bridging the Gap in Venture Capital: The Untapped Opportunity in...
Let’s Celebrate ExperiencesUX Fest aims to connect and transfer knowledge between professionals involved in the growth of digital products: designers, developers, leaders, managers, strategists, and marketers. Join us for a one day conference celebrating the user experiences that change the way we...
Come to our  Launch Smart Clinic and hear  three companies present their full investor presentation (not just the elevator pitch) and get feedback from both our distinguished panelists and the audience. Please join us and help these companies tighten their growth and fundraising plans...
Join us for a Cloud Connect event for nerworking, cocktails, and food, and take your first step in building a relationship with IBM by leveraging our worldwide network through IBM Global Entrepreneur.  These events support the unique needs of the startup community, helping them...
Join Tech in Motion: Boston at the Microsoft NERD Center September 30th for our 'Built in Beantown' tech talk! This panel discussion will feature only the best of the best when it comes to local technology companies. The topics of discussion will range from starting up to exceeding as a tech savvy...
Are you part of Boston's thriving tech ecosystem? Do you want to influence local and national policies that directly affect the innovation and tech sectors? FWD.us is creating a community for you to innovate advocacy and disrupt current politics. The Boston tech ecosystem is uniquely collaborative...
 
 
 
 

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