Networking calendar

October 2012

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The Business of Software Conference: for people growing great software businesses. October 1-3, Boston, Ma. Over two and a half days, you will hear, in depth, from some of the world’s leading software entrepreneurs and experts about growing global software businesses. This is a single track...
A car is more than a set of wheels.  Over time the technology packed into an automobile has grown significantly and it will only increase.  For many, their cars are their offices in this highly mobile society.  A GPS knows where you are based on satellites but with traffic...
We're continuing our new monthly schedule with a Demo Night of new companies on the Boston startup scene.  We'll be announcing the lineup of rapid-fire presentations shortly. Doors open at 6pm.  Presentations begin around 7pm.  Networking resumes from 8-9pm. If you're interested...
Enjoy FREE food and music as you learn more about BUILD and how you can get involved helping high school students launch their own businesses! This event is hosted by Tito Jackson, Boston City CouncillorBUILD is calling for passionate, talented, and committed professionals and entrepreneurs to...
Predictive Analytics World has invited us to hold a Meetup as part of their event which is occurring Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 at the Seaport World Trade Center (which is MBTA subway accessible on Silver Line; or a ~15 min walk from South Station).  A 15% Discount Code that people can use for...
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With influx of so many amazing eateries in the Kendall Square area, the Kendall Square Association thought it only fitting to invite everyone over to sample all the great flavors of Kendall Square!  The Kendall Square EatUp! takes place on Tuesday, October 2nd in the outdoor green space...
Join the MIT Enterprise Forum New England Game SIG on October 2nd! The video game entertainment industry is constantly in motion. To survive and thrive, game studios and technology providers must adapt to an ever-changing landscape with evolving business models, game platforms, and player...
Course Description: Pricing is one of the most important aspects of any business, yet it is an area frequently overlooked. A 1% improvement in pricing results in an average increase in profits of 12.5%, so it’s clearly an area worth investing in. Come learn all the best pricing secrets from pricing...
The Evolving Funding Landscape with Michael GreeleyMichael is the President of the National Venture Capital Association as well as a Partner at Flybridge Ventures. He will give a broad overview of the evolving funding landscape in Boston and beyond.
Young Entrepreneurs Initiative is back!  Last July, 5 high potential entrepreneurs were selected to enter the YEi Accelerator. Since then, they have been working hard with YEi's coaches to understand entrepreneurship & innovation in France, optimize their YEi-funded business trip in...
Who is talking about what: Two Boston.com experts -- Jon Goldberg and Adrienne Lavidor-Berman -- will discuss best uses of search engine optimization (SEO) and using social media platforms effectively. * Jon Goldberg will discuss the importance of headlines/title tags, Google’s newly...
Discover how Angel and Seed investors approach the problem of making a good investment. Go behind the scenes of the decision making to discover the process our panelist-investors use to choose and to invest in emerging and seed stage companies.  Whether you are planning to launch a company...
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Are you thinking your business is too small, revenues too low or just not ready to bother with patent, trademark or copyright protection? The value of protecting and using the core of your business is significant in the short and long term. Hear success stories of how small businesses are...
The Massachusetts Health Data Consortium is hosting a competition for start-ups, established businesses, and entrepreneurs who are developing innovative products and applications designed to improve health care outcomes and patient engagement. The New England...
Making Money in Mobile Consumer Services Moderator:Micah Adler, CEO, FiksuDavid Chang, Chief Operating Officer, PayPal Media NetworkWith over six billion mobile users worldwide, companies are very excited about the market opportunity for new consumer services.  The deployment of faster...
Venture Debt is an important alternative to angel and venture capital for rapidly growing startups. It permits a startup to leverage equity capital in order to increase valuations between equity rounds, reduce dilution and enhance investor return. In this workshop, Dan Allred of Silicon Valley Bank...
Join us for the inaugural kick-off party of the Boston chapter of Tech 4 Obama to meet fellow technologists, entreprenuers, and show your support the Obama Campaign.We will be watching the Presidential Debates, discussing the issues, and hearing from some leader's of our tech start-up scene.w/...
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Networking:  Using Incubators to Start Your Start-up When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Where: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MACost: $10 for non-ENET members, free for ENET members.    ...
Please join WEST for our first Women's Executive Dinner as we kick off the season with a women CEO panel.Panelists:Una Ryan - CEO of Diagnostics for All. Bonnie Fendrock - CEO of Hepregen.Diane Hessan - CEO of Communispace.Moderator: Donna Levin - ...
7:00-7:20 Sentiment Analysis Using RapidMiner - Sheamus McGovern Sheamus, who has been using RapidMiner for quite some time, will be given a lightning talk on performing Sentiment Analysis using Social Media data derived primarily from Twitter.   7:20-8:20 Segmentation, Churn...
I'm thrilled to announce our next music-tech meetup will take place October 3rd at Intrepid Labs in Cambridge, from 7-9pm. MEETUP OVERVIEW Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided by Intrepid Labs.  You must RSVP to attend! WelcomePresentation by Intrepid LabsPresentation by 10X...
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Join MITX, Microsoft and The Commonwealth Institute for an inspiring and innovative day of leadership, professional development and personal success practices. If you’re a rising woman leader and are looking to further your personal and professional success, then The Successful You is for you...
(Disclaimer: Because of SEC regulations, we can only allow expert investors to be in the meeting. Entrepreneurs are not allowed to solicit investments of any kind. Also, just to set the expectation right, we rarely see any VC. You can drop by anytime, and leave anytime without offending us...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.com Venture Cafe alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
Hyperion Law is a CIC-based law firm specializing in high technology patents founded by Cynthia Gilbert, a passionate technologist and patent attorney. Ms. Gilbert's practice focuses on the strategic development of patent portfolios for a range of companies in all stages of the invention life...
With more than 16 years practice as a patent attorney (five here at the CIC, preceded by many years with the Boston office of a large international firm), Bob Sayre represents local universities, startups and large corporations in drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Bob is also...
Travis Johnson specializes in patent law and more particularly in the procurement, analysis and monetization of patentable technology. He also acts as outside/inside counsel to help manage IP portfolios, create IP strategies, create and manage IP budgets, coordinate efforts with international...
For 15 years, the BBJ has honored hundreds of impressive entrepreneurs and rising business leaders at our 40 Under 40 reception and awards presentation.  The traditions continue with a new class of the best and brightest emerging leaders.40 Under 40 Class of 2012 Announced!Adeyemi (Yemi)...
Course Description: In today’s increasingly competitive space, mobile apps live and die by whether early adopters adopt them. For example, amongst several dozens of location based apps that existed a few years ago, only Foursquare made it to other side of the tunnel. This did not happen by accident...
Description Now we're getting to the nuts and bolts of web sites: server side coding! Maybe you've built some static pages up to this point, but what if you want to have users log in to store information about them? You're going to need a way to communicate with your server and a database...
Join Dave Cappillo of Goodwin Procter LLP as he leads a discussion focused on avoiding eight missteps that entrepreneurs commonly make in the early stages of a company’s life cycle.  Avoiding these eight “great” mistakes will save an entrepreneur time, money and angst when raising money...
Come join us as we get a hackerspace off the ground for the North Shore area!
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As election day is almost upon with so much at stake, I wanted to invite you to attend PoliTech: The Impact of Technology on the 2012 Campaign Trail this Friday in Boston. There will be a free-wheeling and lively discussion on the intersection of Politics and Technology, looking at the people,...
Let's Get Visual - Whiteboard Communication Ever find yourself trying to explain something on a whiteboard? Or even worse, wanting skills to draw-out what's in your brain? This lunch and learn will review the basics of concept visualization to help you better explain what you're thinking....
The Massachusetts economy is outpacing much of the nation, which is due in large part to the Commonwealth's renowned workforce. But competition for top talent is fierce. This discussion, moderated by US Senator Scott Brown, will explore how fast-growing companies are using technology and tools...
Come join Johnson & Wales University and Startup Weekend on a 54-hour event that mixes students students and professionals, introducing all to the professional and personal challenges of a startup environmentStartup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered...
Have an app idea or need an app built for your business? Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program  that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most...
1000Pirates A night of maritime revelry with 1,000 Boston staaart-up mateys. If there's one thing that pirates and entrepreneurs share, it's a calling to explore the vast blue unknown. So, methinks the salty sea be the perfect setting fer cavortin' with mates, new and old...
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Have an app idea or need an app built for your business? Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program  that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most...
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Startup Bootcamp, run by StartLabs, brings ten varied and inspiring startup founders to MIT's Kresge auditorium for a free talk series each year. Open to the wider community, Startup Bootcamp has become one of the premier Boston-area startup events each year. The 2012 event will run from 9am to 4pm...
Startup Bootcamp, run by StartLabs, brings ten varied and inspiring startup founders to MIT’s Kresge auditorium for a free talk series each year. Open to the wider community, Startup Bootcamp has become one of the premier Boston-area startup events each year. The 2012 event will run from 9 a.m...
This meetup's topic is "Renormalize: The Sequel to SQL" will feature Ori H. from Akiban. (see below for free parking details) Relational databases and NoSQL document stores are generally perceived to be at opposing extremes, with schemas and SQL receiving much of the blame for  relational...
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Big data initiatives are cropping up across every industry and market sector. Where are the information layers and synergies to bring this information together so it can be put to meaningful use? Major themes of this conference include Big Data, data analytics, information layers, monetizing...
Jim Johnston will lead a peer-to-peer discussion with CEOs of small and medium sized companies in New England. He will be joined by Immaculate Baking Co.'s CEO, Paul Nardone. Only CEOs attend. This is an opportunity for a candid, productive discussion among peers over dinner. Discussion Questions...
Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge for a battle between two competing views of the future: “The future is mobile” – mobile phones/tablets (mostly by Apple) will be the dominant way we interact with our friends, professional connections, and the world around us. The mobile phone/tablet...
Course Description: With all that startups have to do, how can they quickly and efficiently generate and execute on B2B sales leads? In this introductory startup sales workshop, we'll discuss several key areas of the sales process, including how to generate leads, prospect potential deals, and work...
Agenda: **********************************             Ivan Herman, W3C: W3C Prov Ontology.  "A short and not-too-detailed overview of the provenance ontology, currently being finalized at W3C"               Jochen Rau: The Web...
Scott Friend will discuss his experience founding and investing in companies that use data and analytics to disrupt retail and ecommerce. As an entrepreneur, Scott founded ProfitLogic which helped retailers make more accurate sales forecasts and pricing decisions by analyzing customer demand...
Thomas Edison knew all too well that "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration".  You have a great idea for a new business - but that's the easy part!   What next?  Research? Fnd a mentor? Draft a business plan? Look for money, consult with lawyers and accountants...
Build scalable technology for a post-PC worldRegister@: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3315836757About: Post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets are generating enormous volumes & new kinds of data. In addition, the migration of users' content to the cloud is creating a wave of...
The venue has changed to Monster.com in Kendall Sq. Monster is located at 101 Main St, Cambridge, MA on the 10th floor. Registration is mandatory for this event - walk-ins will not be permitted. Please bring a photo ID to show at the security desk when you arrive.     Frank...
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Big data initiatives are cropping up across every industry and market sector. Where are the information layers and synergies to bring this information together so it can be put to meaningful use? Major themes of this conference include Big Data, data analytics, information layers, monetizing...
October 10, 2012 - Participate in an exclusive Big Data Developer Day hosted by the IBM Big Data Development team.  Experience IBM’s enterprise-class big data platform that allows you to address the full spectrum of big data business challenges. The morning will include interactive...
Join Internap, a leading IT Infrastructure provider, and Prolexic, a global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services at a joint leadership luncheon to learn strategies that can help you combat emerging DDoS threats and better protect your enterprise from significant...
Mass Innovation Nights is a monthly product launch party designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. Every month ten companies bring new products to the event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures and video, add product...
    The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center...
Time was, traditional PR was all you needed to get the word out about your company, organization, or idea. But social media changes everything, leveling the playing field but also making it more complicated. Is your PR strategy keeping up? Hear from experienced media professionals -- across...
Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Food will be provided by TalkTo! Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below.  Everyone is welcome, all skill levels are encouraged.  Tell your friends: http://meetu.ps/mngdx...
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The JOBS Act - Crowdfunding and So Much More! at the IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman St. (N. Entrance), Waltham, MA...
(Disclaimer: Because of SEC regulations, we can only allow expert investors to be in the meeting. Entrepreneurs are not allowed to solicit investments of any kind. Also, just to set the expectation right, we rarely see any VC. You can drop by anytime, and leave anytime without offending us...
This is event is an opportunity for webops practicioners to get together and discuss common issues and hack on open source projects. Schedule is not final and is subject to change 9:00-9:30 - Check-in 9:30-9:40 - Intro 9:40-10:30 - Lightning talks (5 minute talks to get your juices flowing) 10:...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.com Venture Cafe alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
The International Entrepreneurship Center is a place where domestic and international early-stage and emerging growth companies can find guidance, resources, relationships, experience and capital necessary to realize success. Our unique approach to entrepreneurship involves drawing on a pool of...
Stop by and chat with Jennifer Jordan, Vice President of MassVentures. She will be at a table in the Café taking meetings on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can ask a cafe team member or just look for the table sign. MassVentures' goal is to meet potential funding candidates, whose...
Have you ever been “stuck” in a problem...and no matter how often you and your colleagues try to solve it, it’s still a dead-end? Variety in the way a problem is framed and interpreted can help a problem become “unstuck” when a single approach isn’t able to produce a workable solution. This...
Come stop by office hours with Artem Zakharchenko from InVenture Partners (http://bit.ly/vc-ivp). They are a venture fund with an emphasis on internet, mobile, software and e-commerce segments looking for promising teams with global ambitions and novel approach to solving real problems across...
Show 'n Tell & Code As Well Now that the refs are back, Boston PHP would like to celebrate with an evening of coding fun without replacement refs.  Bring your laptop and bring a project you are working on.  We'll provide the concessions. Show 'n Tell If you would like...
Whether you're just starting out or have already been on a road show pitching to investors, you probably know that successfully pitching to investors is challenging at best and frustrating at worst. If you haven't started yet, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of information that's available...
Learn how to define, evaluate and build your value proposition to ensure your venture can break out and build a compelling and sustainable business. Learn about “pain gain ratios” and other ways to assess whether you are creating, delivering, and harnessing value in your venture.
Remember Slamball, that ridiculous "sport" televised on the now defunct TNN that had people jumping on trampolines with basketballs and taking 30 foot slam dunk attempts making Michael Jordan look like a middle school bench player? Yeah?! Well, we're doing that (in case you need a visual:...
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 This workshop is limited to the first 50 people who register in order to maintain an intimate learning environment.Questions?Email rob@LeanStartupMachine.comOr Tweet @Lean_Boston   Full Event Details: http://leanstartupmachine.com/events/boston-october-12-14...
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This workshop is limited to the first 50 people who register in order to maintain an intimate learning environment.Questions?Email rob@LeanStartupMachine.comOr Tweet @Lean_Boston   Full Event Details: http://leanstartupmachine.com/events/boston-october-12-14 Who's...
This will be a free, one day informal conference, created by the Boston chapter of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) The goal is to try to increase awareness and knowledge of web and mobile application security in the greater Boston area.The conference is intended for people both new to...
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This workshop is limited to the first 50 people who register in order to maintain an intimate learning environment.Questions?Email rob@LeanStartupMachine.comOr Tweet @Lean_Boston   Full Event Details: http://leanstartupmachine.com/events/boston-october-12-14 Who's...
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Are you a talented developer or technical architect, looking to get into the hot eCommerce space? Are you looking to ramp up on Demandware technology and expand your career opportunities? Register today at http://codingconnect.demandware.com  What is Demandware? Demandware (NYSE: DWRE)...
Are you an entrepreneur or business owner looking to make new connections and learn more about running a successful business? If so, you won't want to miss the BREW KICK OFF event on Monday, October 15th from 4-8pm. Constant Contact and Boston Region Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) are...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston and Harvard Startup Scenes with Jeff Bussgang HBS Senior Lecturer and Flybridge General Partner Jeff Bussgang will join us to deliver a "Hitchhiker's Guide" to the Boston and Harvard Start-Up Scene. Jeff is a former entrepreneur (cofounder/president of...
Note: This class provides high-level discussion around the most important web technologies to help you make technology decisions. It will not cover the actual usage of these technologies.Launching a web startup? There are numerous technology decisions that have to made as you start to...
Founding a Tech Startup in Silicon Valley – The Good, Bad, and Ugly with Raj Kapoor This will be a must-see talk and discussion with successful entrepreneur/VC Raj Kapoor (HBS 96) - Managing Director, Mayfield Fund; cofounder/CEO of Snapfish; and now founder of "cofounder.co". He will also...
Come learn Ruby, the programming language behind the popular web-development framework Ruby on Rails, by programming the code-breaking game Mastermind! During the workshop you'll learn Ruby's syntax as well as how to write and interact with Ruby objects. thoughtbot is one of the leading Ruby on...
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When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8-10 am - light breakfast Where: Goodwin Procter offices, 53 State St., Boston, MA Who: Funded Founders to be named later What: Our panel of funded founders will talk about: -- How they connected with potential funders -- How they structured their...
Only a select few early-stage companies will have what it takes to get growth capital from outside investors. This session will outline some of the characteristics of fundable companies – from business plan fundamentals to rule-of-thumb metrics used by angel and venture capital investors.Topic...
Learn what it takes to form and build an enduring company and culture right from the start. Understand the crucial skills involved in hiring the right people to pursue your vision and equipping them with the tools to win.
It’s all about the Valuation - Stupid Whether you are raising capital, selling your company, attracting key talent, making a new investment or just trying to cash out; the company valuation is critical. It is the real world measure of the value of the company on the open market. Ultimately the...
Free event! October meeting of the Boston New Tech Meetup - 22nd edition! Come learn about 8 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 Q&A.  ...
Join EFactor for an information packed event that will bring social media and  marketing professionals  to teach you everything you need to know about startup marketing. Learn from a panel of leading experts how to develop and implement an exciting new social media marketing strategy....
Java & NewSQL: Merging the Best of the Old World & New World Technologies In recent years, Java, Scala and Clojure developers have jumped through countless hoops to work around the Object-Relational Mapping "impedance mismatch." Akiban Server is a powerful data store that enables...
Have you been wanting to learn how to use Django, the foremost web framework for Python?  This is your chance!Kevin Grinberg will give an introduction to Django for those who have never used it.  The first hour will be Kevin's presentation.  The second hour you can use as...
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Startups may be small, but they are characterized by big ambitions. Often they envision turning top corporations into customers. This session features a panel of executives from large enterprises who have a history of working with vendors and service providers. They will share their perspectives to...
Small Business Innovation Research grants (SBIRs) and contracts provide seed funding for many start-ups. Uncle Sam (aka your tax dollars) is a very patient investor and takes NO equity, but these awards are highly competitive.  Success rates are on the order of 10% of submissions for “Phase I...
 This event open to NEVCA members and entrepreneurs  Guten Tag! Join the NEVCA and Bessemer Venture Partners for an Oktoberfest celebration on October 17th.  We will be celebrating the tradition German festival in true fashion sporting steins and more!  Prepare for a night of...
“Access to clean water has emerged as a critical issue affecting economic activity, development and business around the world.” Dhamodaran Ramakrishnan, Director, Smarter Planet Solutions, IBM India/South Asia Water is a finite resource. Only .5% of the world’s water is fresh and accessible. It...
 UXPA Boston is pleased to invite you to our monthly meeting at Autodesk for a Smörgåsbord of exciting short talks. Please note: we have prepared a packed schedule for your enjoyment: talks will start at 7pm sharp. SpeakersSeven speakers will reprise their Ignite talks from UXPA 2012;...
DreamIt Ventures is kicking off a three-city meet and greet with local entrepreneurs by hosting an evening for the community to "Get To Know DreamIt." First stop, Boston!Find out what it's like to be part of this ground breaking program from those who have been-there & done-that; and...
Incubators are in the news lately. It seems that every week we see news of another incubator-backed company winning funding or launching a successful new product. You may find yourself wondering whether going the incubator route is worthwhile for your great idea. And wondering what other...
The purpose of this in-person Meetup is to help you find a co-founder for your business or help you find a business to join as a co-founder. In the meantime, you should get started networking with potential co-founders by creating a free profile on www.CoFoundersLab.com
Get ready Boston, after a year away gdgt live returns on October 17th! When: Wednesday, October 17th (7:00pm – 10:00pm) Where: Bijou Nightclub – 51 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116 Why: Because you love checking out new technology! Who: See below for the current list of gdgt live in Boston sponsors...
WHAT? NEXPO is a celebration of the entrepreneurial groups, students, and organizations in the Northeastern and Boston communities.  NEXPO is also a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow entrepreneurs while startup ventures working with IDEA will be showcasing their businesses...
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Let Fresh Tilled Soil usher you into the modern world of mobile, cloud, and web apps where horrible user experiences are a thing of the past. CEO & Co Founder, Richard Banfield, will show you how user interface design methods and recent technologies can provide refreshing and feasible...
(Disclaimer: Because of SEC regulations, we can only allow expert investors to be in the meeting. Entrepreneurs are not allowed to solicit investments of any kind. Also, just to set the expectation right, we rarely see any VC. You can drop by anytime, and leave anytime without offending us...
The "Profitable Connections" Awards program's operating philosophy is driven by the desire to make a tangible difference in a small business person's outcome.   These awards represent meaningful results that were achieved by SBANE in collaboration with the award winner in identifying...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.com Venture Cafe alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
Come meet with Jo Tango from Kepha Partners during Venture Cafe. He will be having office hours from 3pm to 5pm. He has invested in the e-commerce, search engine, Internet ad network, wireless, supply chain software, storage, database, security, on-line payments and data center virtualization...
What role does placemaking have in serving as a catalyst for success in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, such as the community being fostered with the City of Boston’s Innovation District initiative? Join Matt Edlen and Jennie Kalberer, members of the development team at Gerding Edlen and Co-...
Would you like to learn more about cutting-edge technologies and innovative ideas that are coming out of Russia? Are you looking for opportunities to build relationships, invest in a Russian start-up, or simply meet some Russian entrepreneurs? Join us for Russian Start Ups Demo Night, hosted...
Scratch Marketing + Media is thrilled to welcome back Boston #HIT #HCR and #HITsm enthusiasts to our Cambridge office for a night of networking, expert-led discussion and (of course) complimentary beverages. This month we’ll focus on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and how this model—...
Ideastorm is a high energy, lightly structured brainstorming event. Challenge Question: Exercising sucks. No matter what playlist we put on our Ipod, how much we pay a personal trainer, or what stylish workout clothes we purchase, going to the gym is still a drag. What technology, products,...
 Join us for the finale of our pitch contest series! Winners from our four previous pitch contests will square off for BIG CASH PRIZES!1st Place-$10,0002nd Place-$1,2003rd Place-$800Celebrity Guest Judges:Jack Clancy – CEO, Enterprise Bank Desh Deshpande –  Chairman, A123 Systems,...
Accelerating Accelerators: the sustainability and scalability of accelerators. The last few years have seen a dramatic expansion in the number of accelerator programs and exponential rise in those applying to these programs. This has led to several questions about this burgeoning industry of...
Product Managers know Win/Loss analysis is an effective sales tool for vendor strategy, but what can it teach us about the portfolio, product, and feature set? This event will highlight three critical touchpoints -- before, during, and after an implementation -- and explore the insights we can...
Let's celebrate Oktoberfest, NSWG-style! Join us for our October meet up. Details to come!
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Confirmed Speakers: David Cancel, Chief Product Officer, HubSpot Scott Davis, CTO, End User Computing Business Unit, VMWare Adriel Desautels, President and CEO, Netragard Chris Gervais, VP of Engineering, Enservio Kai Gray, VP of Operations and Information Services, Carbonite Carleton Hall,...
Metrics That Matter: How To Measure Your Social Media Marketing Efforts Curious about the impact of your social media marketing? Need ammunition to convince investors that social media is worth the spend? Measuring ROI of social media marketing is much easier than measuring the impact of...
 2012 Lean Startup Challenge Awards Ceremony 35 promising startups entered the Lean Startup Challenge a month ago to compete for over $20,000 in cash & prizes. Each one of them worked hard to test their assumptions the last 4 weeks to build a robust business using the Lean Startup...
Part Halloween party, part coding contest, we're celebrating the night in true startup fashion: working with our fellow hackers and designers to create something awesome.... before the sun rises!It's like a mini Startup Weekend compressed into a single night. With lots of booze. And weird costumes...
Here’s a hackathon with a twist: A hack on a presidential debate *before* it’s held. Analyze the debates, using whatever tools, data, or social media you want to use. We will make video/audio and transcripts available. Successful entries could be used by Boston.com or BostonGlobe.com,...
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Founder Dialogues is a Cambridge-based public event series featuring successful founders. Have you ever wondered about the founders behind successful companies?  How did they dream up their businesses?  How did they get enough conviction to bet on success?  What path led...
Course Description: In this 90-minute hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to develop compelling positioning and messaging for your company and product.The workshop will be begin with a quick introduction to a messaging framework and methodology that is applicable in a wide range of markets and...
DESCRIPTION Join Foley Hoag and venue co-host Louis Boston at a book discussion, signing and reception for entrepreneur and venture capitalist Tony Tjan, who is the co-author of the book Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck. Published by Harvard Business School Press, the book launched on August 7...
Opening night is the kickoff event to the biggest marketing festival in Boston. A celebration of our awesome community, a get-together of the industry’s best and brightest from around the country. How better to launch a great week than a party!? Fantastic music, food and drinks will get us...
Building an apparel company from the ground up:Join us Monday October 22nd at Bocoup Loft for a talk with Andrew and Matthieu Bridier, founders ofCastaway Clothing. Castaway Clothing was founded in 2005 and is best known for their embroidered men's, ladies', and children's clothing styles...
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From the CEO to the CMO to the IT Department, it’s not just about marketing anymore.  How do companies survive and thrive in a world where the old ways of marketing aren’t getting it done?Brand marketing didn't change much for fifty years. We built an entire global marketing and...
Speakers Chris Brogan - President, Human Business WorksChris Brogan consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors, Microsoft, and more, on the future of business communications, and social software technologies. He is a New York Times...
Renowned video advertising expert Brian Shin, founder and CEO of Visible Measures, will explore the evolution and future of video marketing, taking the audience from TV advertising, to the first video ads online, to choice-based advertising and the video landscape for the next few years....
Come and watch as three startups take their shot at the big-time: a chance to win an assignment from Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the most beloved brands in the world. The stakes are high and the pressure is on: three pitches (from blippar, Dailybreak, and myIMPAX), one assignment, with the winner...
Marketers are at the core of this radical change, which will redefine the tools and environments in which they attract customers. How can marketers gain customer loyalty in new and innovative ways in this new environment? What are the new customer expectations in the mobile commerce world? How...
In a lively and insightful conversation, Rachel Weiss, VP of Digital Strategy and Innovation for L’Oreal and Rudina Seseri, Partner at Fairhaven Capital will discuss the state of digital innovation at big brands, the role of social media and the challenges and successes of navigating large...
We're all aware that brands don't want to bombard consumers with ads and that the ultimate goal is to cut through the noise and connect with customers on an emotional level. With the advent of online and social, brands are now looking to their customers, their stories and experiences, to inform...
From a consumer’s perspective, what are the new technologies and tools they have at their fingertips? What are the accelerators and barriers to adoption? How can Mobile Commerce go mainstream by 2013? This panel is part of the 2012 Mobile Commerce Summit gathering experts to discuss the...
As mobile commerce technologies link together data on customers, their purchases, and their payment methods the volume and detail of possible information is exploding. But with all this information, how do businesses determine the valuable insights into consumer behavior? How will big data...
Boston.com Innovation Economy blogger Scott Kirsner (@ScottKirsner) brings in a local entrepreneur to pitch a new product to an investor.This "show" which will be live streamed on Boston.com will allow viewers and guests to submit their own questions to Kirsner. Witness a real-time pitch...
Just one city on earth can boast as many world class marketing authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, agencies, university programs and marketing innovations as we have here in the Hub. We have a critical mass of agencies, software companies and major international marketing events. Inbound...
 Join MassChallenge and over 1,200 business and community leaders for our most exciting, highest-value event of the year.- Get inspired by 1-minute pitches from the top 26 startups of the MassChallenge 2012 Accelerator, the top 2% of the original 1,237 entrants- Be amazed as we award over...
Understanding the Accelerator Landscape with Brent Grinna Brent Grinna (MBA '10) is the Founder & CEO of EverTrue. EverTrue participated in TechStars Boston and was selected as a winner of MassChallenge. This workshop will review the rapidly growing accelerator landscape and help students...
Let's meet together for an informal, pay-your-own way dinner. No purchase is required, if you want to hang out and chat and have some water that's fine, if you want to just have drinks, that's fine and if you want to have dinner, it's all good too. John Harvard's is in Harvard Square. Please RSVP...
In this session we'll look at how the mobile web has transformed and where it is going.  We'll talk about the latest tools for testing & debugging websites, the latest in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, and optimization & performance strategies / best practices for mobile websites....
Have a few drinks and a great time!  Join attendees of FutureM and HubSpot for a cocktail party at the Back Bay Social Club on Boylston.
We are offering two in-depth, hands-on MongoDB workshops a day before MongoDB Boston. Each workshop is offered in both the morning (9:00-12:30) and afternoon session (1:30-5:00). Register for the workshops here: http://www.10gen.com/events/mongodb-boston and get a complimentary ticket...
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Many organizations struggle to find current employees who are capable of stepping into leadership roles. While staffers may be very strong in their individual technical domains, they often lack the capabilities needed to lead cross-functional teams and drive positive change within...
The leading event dedicated to enabling companies to succeed in Software as a Service (SaaS) returns to Boston. Five keynotes, five tracks, 26 sessions, four workshops. Tracks include  "Integration and Community in SaaS;" "SaaS Finances" (including M&A and key metrics); "SaaS...
IDEAS Boston’s mission is to promote innovation and contribute to the economic vitality and competitiveness of the region. Through a unique conference, dissemination of new ideas after the event, and connecting cutting-edge thinkers across sectors, IDEAS Boston serves as an...
Today’s marketing strategy must focus on engaging audiences both new and existing. With engagement comes viral Word-of-Mouth and customer endorsements – the anchors of Engagement Marketing. It is crucial to understand “why” and “how” engagement should be a strategic element of your marketing...
MongoDB Boston is an annual one-day conference in Boston, MA dedicated to the open source, non-relational database MongoDB. This year's conference will include new presentation topics, including: 'Using MongoDB in the Windows Azure Cloud', Jim O'Neil, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft'Simplifying...
Is my company set up with the best structure from a business and tax perspective?How can intellectual property and patents help my company attract investors and receive investments?What is the best way to protect my company for growth?What happens to my idea or business when I die?How can I pass my...
Mobile has changed the way people communicate, consume content, and shop.  In the future, it will be more important than ever before for brands to connect with mobile consumers in a targeted, personal way—wherever they are—to make an impact and drive results.   But what’s the best way...
Sean Corcoran, SVP, Digital Media & Social Influence at Mullen (and formerly a senior digital media and marketing analyst at Forrester) leads a group of "misfit toys" (A.K.A. Creative Technologists) in a discussion about why they chose the agency world to ply their skills and what unique...
In this limited-seat Expert Lunch, learn how to tackle the structure of your founder relationships and equity agreements before they get in the way of your company’s ability to attract investment capital. Seating is limited to provide each entrepreneur time to get specific answers and guidance for...
Building a loyal following around your business is important, but how do you find the right audience and turn consumer curiosity into actual currency? John Mulliken, co-founder and general manager of Joss & Main, discusses how his company went from 0 members to over 1 million décor...
Mobile subscriptions have already passed the population of the US - and will continue to grow. Most marketers have realized the incredible opportunity mobile brings. What they're stuck on, however, is how to target and approach this massive audience at scale. This panel offers marketers  ...
 Big data, now a mainstream buzzword, is at its core a race to make sense of exponentially increasing amounts of information in daily life. From consumer spending habits to Web browsing preferences, from business intelligence to IT management, there is data to be gathered, analyzed, used...
“The basic idea is that ads should be content...” -Mark Zuckerberg.  As the Facebook Platform and advertising products continue to reinforce this mission, Marketers must become adept story-tellers, marrying content creation with story amplification. This new dynamic redefines the "...
The convergence of three trends - offers, mobile payments, and "big data" - are colliding to create a new category of marketing, dubbed "card-linked marketing." In a Future M world, anonymous transaction data and payment-linked deals will eliminate unprofitable discounts, eradicate paper...
Digital natives switch between different types of media 27 times per hour. With such fierce competition to win their time, it's critical that we rethink how to capture and retain consumers’ attention. This panel will explore why traditional approaches to mobile just won’t cut it, offering...
Long term career success requires a new approach to leading others and connecting with clients, colleagues, and your professional communities. Patti Hunt Dirlam and Marcie Schorr Hills will share their insight and ideas on how to leverage networking in today's (and tomorrow's) ever-changing...
Facebook is the future of engagement marketing, and it’s about more than sweepstakes and coupons. Facebook fans demand a voice to influence the future of the things they love - letting them become a piece of their favorite brands’ history. Napkin Labs will demonstrate how open collaboration and...
  EdTechup has partnered with Matchbox to showcase Matchbox's new office space in Downtown Boston, as well as highlight ed tech startups in the higher ed space. Come by for drinks, conversation, and networking. Companies that will be showcased include: AcceptUBoundless...
 Design Psychology and User Experience Tools & Tricks Amy Bucher, Behavioral Scientist, Wellness & Prevention (Johnson & Johnson)  Design Psychology: Motivate Your User (10/24/12) It doesn't matter what your product is; your goal is to motivate a user to DO something,...
Our meeting will be held on* WEDNESDAY, October 24th *at 7pm at The Skellig in Waltham. We have a special guest speaker with a special format. Scott Crabtree will be giving an interactive talk and workshop based on his successful GDC talk on better game development through good mental health. The...
New to FutureM this year, Find Your Future is a night of networking for industry professionals and Boston's most promising prospects in the fields of marketing and technology. FutureM searched for students who demonstrate superiority and passion in the areas of: Creative ex. design, writing, etc...
Tim Wright (@csskarma) will be presenting "Environmental Design on the Web": We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. As we step further down the path of responsive design we begin to expose new and exciting problems, which help define the future of user...
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Presenters from Quant5 and Booz Allen HamiltonDate: Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM EDT To register for this webinar, please go to the following URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/86323003444664064 This joint webinar will help businesses understand the benefits...
Recent Studies show that 60% of the general public would be more apt to share online if they had control over who viewed their opinions. The trend for consumers to become more privatized in their online behavior represents the next revolution in internet and social media marketing and...
(Disclaimer: Because of SEC regulations, we can only allow expert investors to be in the meeting. Entrepreneurs are not allowed to solicit investments of any kind. Also, just to set the expectation right, we rarely see any VC. You can drop by anytime, and leave anytime without offending us...
It's easier to retain a customer than to gain a new one. New technologies make it easier than ever to make sure that once a customer buys your product, they keep on buying for the long term. This session will feature several companies on the cutting edge of loyalty marketing presenting...
Don't exhaust your entire marketing budget on an over-produced video that may not get any views. YouTube and and online video represent the onset of precision market sizing, hyper-targeting, and 10X response rates. YouTube revolutionized online video. Now it's poised to do the same with...
The role of televideo in healthcare is an important one with many hospitals and major health delivery organizations using these technologies to help increase access, expand referrals and enlarge their footprint. An easy, convenient and attractive way to get patients engaged in their care,...
Join Babson College for our 13th annual Rocket Pitch! Come hear the nation’s top entrepreneurship students and alumni pitch their new ventures - in three minutes or less! Rocket Pitch is an annual event where Babson (students and alumni), Olin Engineering and Wellesley College student...
Marketing, advertising and agency professionals are starting to ask: “Are brands becoming media houses?”It’s clear that marketing is not the way that it used to be. The ways we find, consume and share information have changed dramatically over the past few years. This trend has caused...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.com Venture Cafe alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about...
Traditional and alternative funding options: Attorney Gil Breiman can discuss best strategies and forms of possible funding with participants, as well as some of the alternative financings, such as grants, Kickstarter, accelerator programs and platforms, contemplated crowd funding. He can...
You’ve seen the TV show where entrepreneurs present their business to a panel of investors to earn an opportunity of a lifetime, now see it done FutureM style.  BzzAgent and FutureM are bringing Shark Tank to the greatest innovation city in the country.  Several Boston tech...
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. Learn: How to develop company messaging...
Boston Beta :: Free Culture + Open Source EditionThe last Boston Beta of 2012 is a benefit for the Free Software Foundation and a celebration of Boston's leading role in the free software and open source movements.Boston Beta is part cocktail party, part demo night. Join us for an evening...
The October 25th Boston Azure meeting marks our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Ours is the oldest Windows Azure user group in the world! There will be two talks this month: why EVault chose the Windows Azure platform and how they user it, and an opening talk on using TFS in the cloud to build...
There’s a storm brewing. Have you noticed? Have you felt it? A power shift has upended the balance between art and science in marketing and changed our industry forever. Data-driven marketing has undeniably skewed marketing analysis and strategy toward science. Those who don’t lean into...
After Shark Tank Live!, head over to Firebrand Saints in Kendall Sq for the tastiest party of FutureM week.  Reserve your place and get there early, this will be a blow out.
UX Design: An Introduction with Scout Stevenson User Experience is more than creating a slick web page. It's about understanding your users and aligning their behaviors, goals and motivations with your business strategy. This presentation will outline best practices surrounding the process and...
The Google Developers Group is pleased to sponsor talks by Google engineers Ryan Boyd and Marc Cohen with Google at a special sneak preview of hack/reduce. hack/reduce is a non-profit hacker space for Big Data that’s launching this Fall in Kendall Square with the mission of helping Boston create...
influencers@ is 1 year old!Now, it's time to celebrate, and we want all of you to join us! After all, a party isn't a party without everyone there! Come meet us on October 25th for drinks, food, networking, free prizes and, most importantly, a good time!Extra special thanks to our amazing...
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The 2nd Annual College Face-off:Social Media for Social Good is back and better than ever. Student teams from the Boston area’s colleges and universities will design a marketing campaign focusing on social web efforts for a local non-profit organization. Each team will present to a panel of...
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OverviewDo you know what’s the business model fueling a large portion of the Internet? Have you wondered how there can be so many high quality contents, services and tools for free? Join us to learn about the power,  inner working and opportunities of Digital Marketing.Digital Marketing...
We believe collective intelligence is the key to solving consumer challenges. So we're bringing people and platforms together for 48 hours on a live brief to see just what can be achieved. It'll be frenzied. But it'll be fun. Food, drinks and live band included...
With millions of NFC-enabled (Near Field Communications) Android devices sold every month, the search continues for NFC's killer app. A lot is being said and millions poured into secure NFC applications - mostly mobile wallets and payments systems. But very little is done so far to leverage...
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We believe collective intelligence is the key to solving consumer challenges. So we're bringing people and platforms together for 48 hours on a live brief to see just what can be achieved. It'll be frenzied. But it'll be fun. Food, drinks and live band included...
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Fresh Tilled Soil is organizing a design portfolio review night in Boston, hosted by Design Museum Boston! We're inviting creative professionals in our local community to share your work with peer designers and artists. Come and expand your knowledge, find new inspiration, and...
Legal Landmines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup   Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn’t have to be.    In this class, you’ll learn  how to avoid the most common costly mistakes when starting your...
We're uniquely creative, we're inspiration driven, we obsess over every detail and we can rarely turn-it-off ... we are designers, and, we're different. We think differently, we perform differently and we need to work differently. A rant, a rave and a reality check on how we build...
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Amazon Elastic MapReduce 3-Day Developer Course The Amazon Elastic MapReduce 3-Day Developer Course gives you the essential skills to develop applications on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR). Our goal is to make you productive as quickly as possible, while setting the stage for your future...
We’re excited to announce the location for LunchSpotting 1.2: Communispace! On October 30th at noon, Communispace’s Fenway Park cafeteria will be our next Lunch Spot! Communispace CEO, Diane Hessan, will kick things off and then we’ll get started connecting, sharing ideas and stories and, of...
Rescheduled to Friday November 9, 2012 at 3:00pm through 6:00 pm.
Panelists: • Sree Chaguturu, MD, Medical Director for Population Health Management and Primary Care Physician, Partners Healthcare • Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Corporate Manager, Center for Connected Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dermatologist • John Moore, MD, Research...
Improving Your Pitch with Storytelling Whether you're selling to customers or pitching investors, you'll have more success if you incorporate storytelling aspects into your communications. There's a reason people sit through crappy movies, and it's because we're naturally drawn to stories. They...
Metis Communications will present PR 101 for startups. This workshop will include an overview of what PR is, the role it plays in launching a startup, and the continued benefits it provides a growing company. Metis will also share startup success stories and provide an overview of the different...
 Please join us on Tuesday, October 30th for the fall B2B IT Forum, an event series hosted by Ascent Venture Partners that focuses exclusively on rapidly emerging enterprise IT technologies. Our October event will examine "Cracking the Code on Enterprise Selling." The panel will be comprised...
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