Networking calendar

November 2012

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(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...
Silicon Valley Bank275 Grove Street #2-200Newton, MA 02466This limited seat luncheon discusses how to use sophisticated debt instruments toleverage company equity and reduce dilution. Topics to be discussed include thetypes; costs and benefits of debt products for technology and life sciences start...
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...
Learn to Perfect your marketing pitch! Whether your goal is to speak in front of investors, tell people about your company, or simply learn a new skill, self-marketing with public speaking can be extremely valuable. In this workshop, you will learn to build essential public speaking skills,...
Dharmishta Rood will be holding an informal information session about the 2013 SXSW Startup Accelerator. Out of over 600 applicants, two of last year's winners (out of only 6 categories) were from Cambridge. Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or...
Stop by the Café on Thursday when Nick Tommarello leads a roundtable on hackathons. Discussion will cover why people like to participate in hackathons and what we can learn from them that can be applied to other problems.
Description Bring your laptop, current project(s), and prepare to make some progress! Our August project night was punctuated by cheers as folks resolved tricky issues--non-contacting contact forms were schooled, WP was installed, and various other problems were successfully tackled....
Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Food will be provided by edX! 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/nGBRz Staff from...
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Keynote and Moderator:David Skok, General Partner, Matrix PartnersPanelists:Brian Day, CFO, Apperian Mark Lorion, VP of Marketing, Spotfire Analytics Division, TIBCO SpotfireMike Volpe, CMO, HubSpot  Kyle York, Chief Revenue Officer, DYN Inc.MassTLC’s sales and marketing...
  Class Description:Let's face it, Google Analytics is a beast.   It's a highly sophisticated reporting tool that you could get lost in for hours.  In order to make the most efficient use of your time and it's capabilities, you need to know what data you want and how to get...
Developers and coders aren’t the only hackers out there. Join Boundless on November 2 - 4 for a textbook hackathon to create a free, open physics book. What’s a Textbook Hackathon? An event in which specialists of a certain subject area get together to create learning content for the community...
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Developers and coders aren’t the only hackers out there. Join Boundless on November 2 - 4 for a textbook hackathon to create a free, open physics book. What’s a Textbook Hackathon? An event in which specialists of a certain subject area get together to create learning content for the community...
Open to professionals as well as high school and college students. The 2012 AAWIL Conference will encourage you to unleah your inner potential by providing strategies for mapping out your life goals. Workshops/tracks include: 1) Leadership, Career and Education Advancement 2) Personal Growth...
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For 17 years Harvard Business School's Cyberposium conference has been enabling current and future business leaders to engage in a provocative dialog on technology and its impact on business and society. This year's theme is "The Battle for Access" which encompasses the always-on, always-connected...
Developers and coders aren’t the only hackers out there. Join Boundless on November 2 - 4 for a textbook hackathon to create a free, open physics book. What’s a Textbook Hackathon? An event in which specialists of a certain subject area get together to create learning content for the community...
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Are you a developer or entrepreneur with a commercial idea that might be a mobile startup? Join us for this half-day program to learn about today’s unique challenges for mobile entrepreneurs starting companies and raising capital. Hear from some of the leading mobile entrepreneurs, investors,...
Trillions of THINGS! Is it possible to achieve visibility of these THINGS automatically – without human intervention – with self-reporting systems? For wide-scale deployment, solutions must be affordable and have a broad reach – a long read range! Our panel will discuss and demonstrate...
User Experience Tools, Tips & TricksAmy Bucher, Behavioral Scientist, Wellness & Prevention (Johnson & Johnson) User Research Tool, Tricks & TipsIn this course we will review some of the methods you can use to better understand your users, what they want from your product, and what...
 This event will feature a fast-paced panel discussion about recent trends in mobile investment. Which companies are getting funded? What sectors of mobile are bringing in the most investment? The Mobile Monday panel includes: Rich Miner, Google Ventures Andrew Paradise, Lookout Gaming and...
Venture Fizz exclusive promo code - Enter venturefizz when purchasing tickets for a 50% discount. Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch ShowdownNov 5th, 2012 (6:30pm EST)  Investor Panel     Ron RubbicoCommon AngelsIan MashiterHub AngelsChristopher...
Grab a drink and hang out with your fellow hackers, programmers, entrepreneurs and tech geeks.  Share what's going on with your own projects or learn about what others are up to.  Find partners or just good friends here on the North Shore! :-) This event meets on the first...
Jessica McKellar, Director for the Python Software Foundation Monday, November 5th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Python is a popular and versatile programming language used for everything from creating websites to scientific computing to building games. This class will introduce beginning...
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Confirmed Speakers:David Harlan, M.D., Director for Diabetes Center of Excellence and Division Chief of Diabetes, The University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolJim Mingle, CEO, MyCareTeamNandan Padukone, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Office of Commercialization & Ventures, Joslin Diabetes...
Getting the Best From/With Your Mentor with Richard Dale There are more an more opportunities for young startups to be introduced to great mentors (and some not-so-great ones). Whether in a framework like the Harvard i-lab, or Techstars or Y-Combinator, mentorship is now more available than...
Google Analytics: A Beginner's GuideYou know what they say - you can't manage it unless you measure it! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, Google Analytics is an essential tool for measuring the success of your marketing programs, evaluating product initiatives and learning about your users...
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  The First new rule of engagement: Get Inside Their Heads Nothing can stop a marketing plan in its tracks faster than a less-than-satisfactory customer experience, and one of the best ways to deliver consistently on the brand promise is to engage all employees in the company mission....
During the 2008 financial meltdown many traditional sources of funding for emerging companies dried up causing some companies and investors to explore alternative investment structures, such as royalty-based financing.  In a royalty-based financing, a company pays its investors a portion of...
Webinar with Michael Davies, Chairman of Endeavour Partners & Senior Lecturer at MITThe bar for innovation is perhaps at its highest in the high-tech industry. High-tech companies grapple with continuous technological evolution, fast moving competitors and new, innovative start-ups. Product...
 Interested in learning how to get a job or internship in the startup scene? Get all the advice you'll need from Boundless Co-Founder and CTO Aaron White on November 7. Who should come?Boston-area students interested in innovation, small business, or entrepreneurship....
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 Food Should Taste Good's Founder and CEO, Pete Lescoe. Only CEOs attend. This is an opportunity for a candid, productive discussion among peers. Discussion Questions...
At the Launch Smart Clinic,  two companies will 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 while you glean...
Are you an Education Innovator? … Meet other Edu-Preneurs … Pitch your start-up idea … Find / Join an Ed-enterprise team … Prepare for the HGSE Pitch Competition, Feb. 2013 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7th. 6-9PM, Meet at 5:40pm in front of FRONT OF GUTMAN to bus/walk over. @ HARVARD iLAB, 125 Western Ave...
Back to Basics: Financial Fundamentals When it comes to startups, SVB's Dan Allred has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here's the deal - it's all about the numbers. Many entrepreneurs bite of more than they can chew with sophisticated business models. Others drown in vanity metrics.In this...
thoughtbot, one of the leading Ruby on Rails development in the world will give you a crash course in the Ruby on Rails web application development framework. Demonstrating its power and simplicity by building an actual application throughout this 2 hour course. Ruby on Rails is the web-...
Are you a software guru interested in emerging technologies? At EnerNOC, we get a kick out of working to create change in the energy industry, and have fun while doing it with J2DD, Oracle, Adobe Flex, and Linux technologies. If you enjoy working collaboratively within an agile environment, are...
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What often happens to founder CEOs after taking VC money? How is that good and bad for the company and the founder CEO. What things to watch out for as you consider taking VC investment in your company...
(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...
Boston's Social Media Breakfast is organized by Bob Collins, with Beehive Media and brings together business leaders, marketers and entrepreneurs for a morning of networking and sharing of ideas and innovation. #SMB30 - The Next Frontier: Social Engagement for Value...
A World Usability Day Event Kick Off WUD 2012 and See How Usability Research is Changing It’s no longer enough to create great looking sites and apps that are merely easy to use. They must also inspire your users, whether they be customers, partners, or employees, to take the specific,...
FITC is back in New England, but this time around we bring you Web Unleashed. We've refreshed the programming of RIA Unleashed to evolve alongside the industry we cater to, but never fear we've kept the best parts of the conference the same. This year builds upon five years of learning and...
     On Thursday, November 8, digitalmusic.org will be bringing its popular Music Startup Academy to Boston for the first time in the Academy's two-year history. As the trade association for the digital music industry, digitalmusic.org ...
Mentor Teen Entrepreneurs with BUILD   2 hours a week is all it takes to transform a life!   Thursday, November 8, 12:30-2:00PM  The Cambridge Innovation Center  1 Broadway  Cambridge, MA 02142 Mexico City Room, 5th Floor Join us for networking, drinks, and lunch will be...
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...
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...
Your answer to "get to the point", "bottom line upfront", "cut to the chase". Cindy Steiner has coached CEOs, VCs, and global executives for over 20 years and helped clients raise over $1 Billion. Learn how to emphasize the importance, urgency, and value of your message immediately to pique...
Stop by and chat with Nick Pappas, Vice President of MassVentures. He 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 companies...
Join us on November 8 at 5pm for Betaspring's Fall 2012 Launch Day. Unlike our larger, more public gatherings, Launch Day is an invitation-only event for investors, mentors, and community partners who have a significant connection to Betaspring and our companies. Launch Day is an...
Workshop is FULL!!! To be added to the wait list visit http://bit.ly/vc-uxui1108. Learn how strategic UX/UI design can encourage user engagement, deepen loyalty, and drive revenues, as Richard Banfield, CEO & Co Founder of Fresh Tilled Soil, presents a lean version of the Fresh Tilled Soil...
In the North Shore region, 16 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM)-related fields. Most of these jobs require some college and 15 out of 20 require a BA degree or more. Join the North Shore Technology Council as it sets plans for its STEM...
Roundtable with Cort Johnson from Terrible Labs Great, you have an idea! It's the best thing ever and all that stands between you and 1 million users is getting an engineer to build it. In this event, you'll learn how to: - Design user flow mockups - Develop user stories - Vet your idea We'll...
Eli Schleifer, Co-founder of Directr Thursday, November 8th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Landing your dream software engineering job begins and ends at the whiteboard. Why? It's a practical litmus test for your ability to think and understand programming challenges - every candidate needs to be able...
The MITX 100 Beers party was created last year to bring together the MITX community for quarterly networking, drinks, and more networking. At each party we've seen a great mix of amazing Bostonians come together. On November 8th we’re bringing everyone together for the last 100 Beers of the year...
You do UX, your friends do UX. Come join other people who do UX and talk about what matters most. November 8th is World Usability Day, which is as good excuse as any to have a party and enjoy a free drink on us.   Brought to you by:         
Description 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 tags and putting together pages. With that behind us, we talk about some of the finer points of...
Nuance Communications is sponsoring a September event around communications.  There will be speakers from both Nuance and Microsoft.  More details will be announced soon.
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 provide a familiar and engaging...
Professor Golan Levin, Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Associate Professor of Computation Arts in the College of Fine Arts will discuss a wide range of his computational and new-media artworks and how the use of speculative gestural...
Join Kyle Kilcoyne, Managing Director of viaNetwork, and Dave McLaughlin, CEO of vSnap, for a look into video's role in the innovation economy. Learn about new technologies that are improving the way innovators connect and communicate globally.
 Boston’s Big Data Hackspace is opening its doors on November 8th and we’re inviting the whole community over to celebrate with us!  Join us at our amazing space in the old Kendall Boiler & Tank Building (yes, THAT building) for drinks, eats, music, and awesome peeps. ...
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 The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, organized annually by the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, is the school’s largest student-run event. Every year, students, faculty, professionals, and entrepreneurs from the Boston community gather for this one-day conference to learn and network...
Panelists:Austin Cooke, Vice President, Human Resources, VistaprintMark Minichiello, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, NuanceJeff Moore, Director, Talent Acquisition, TripAdvisorMarcus Tgettis, Director of Talent Acquisition, Constant ContactBreakout Sessions:Killer Tactics for Recruiting...
FITC is back in New England, but this time around we bring you Web Unleashed. We've refreshed the programming of RIA Unleashed to evolve alongside the industry we cater to, but never fear we've kept the best parts of the conference the same. This year builds upon five years of learning and...
Come and help us launch Woven for Windows Phone ... Friday November 9, 3:00 pm through 6:00 pm at Boston's new Microsoft Store in the Prudential Center.Meet the team, see the new version of our popular photo viewing app, and check out Microsoft's latest and greatest.
Startup Weekend Presents: The Battle For The Charles For all event details, visit boston.startupweekend.org Join the battle to create and innovate! Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and...
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A full weekend of music hacking. Software + hardware + art + web. Come build the future of music. What is Music Hack Day?(Edit) Music Hack Day is an international 24-hour event where programmers, designers and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music....
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Startup Weekend Presents: The Battle For The Charles For all event details, visit boston.startupweekend.org Join the battle to create and innovate! Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and...
Are you interested in learning more about the Raspberry Pi?  Do you already own one and are looking for others to connect with?  Well, come on down to today's workshop where we will be talking about and hacking on this delightful little device.And, as an added bonus, anyone who...
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A full weekend of music hacking. Software + hardware + art + web. Come build the future of music. What is Music Hack Day?(Edit) Music Hack Day is an international 24-hour event where programmers, designers and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music....
Startup Weekend Presents: The Battle For The Charles For all event details, visit boston.startupweekend.org Join the battle to create and innovate! Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and...
Max Uhlenhuth, Co-founder of SilviaTerra Sunday, November 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Mobile is awesome! But suppose you don’t have time to learn both Objective C and Java for iOS and Android. Stay lean and don’t worry about maintaining multiple codebases - with PhoneGap, you write once...
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Mondays in the Cloud will be joining Openstack Boston for this meetup. We thought by combining open source and cloud there would be a lot of room for conversation. Hope you can all join us as we discuss open source and the play it has in the cloud!
Come learn from Andrew Joseph, President and Co-Founder of TenMarks Education, which offers an adaptive math curriculum that is interactive and engaging for students in grades 1-12. TenMarks has succesfully implemented a freemium model that is currently being used by tens of thousands of...
Fresh Tilled Soil & Webby Awards bring WebbyTalks to Boston!What's WebbyTalks? The WebbyTalks World Tour is traveling to more than 100 tech companies around the globe to share the latest trends in all things digital to provoke and inspire all of us to develop and create for the...
  Thanksgiving Community Potluck Dinner November 12, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  500 Harrison Avenue, FL 3R     We're Thankful for YOU! We'll bring the bird, you bring the fixin's
Also, by end of this weekend (11/4) I will be sending out instructions for software preparation (i.e. install Python) and cloud (i.e. Amazon). 5:30-6:00  Networking, Software Install, Cloud Setup   6:00-6:10  M/R and Workshop Overview - John Verostek   6:10-7:20...
Coming off of MongoDB Boston, we'll have two talks at our next meetup. Want to speak at a future meetup? Email Andrew or Francesca From Zero to Beta ... in 3 Months Eddy from Wanderu will walk us through his experience for selecting a NoSQL solution to develop a Kayak-like consumer search...
With MySQL environments, horizontal scaling, load balancing, caching and firewalling are all achievable but require constant and ongoing modifications to applications.  With the forced 1:1 connection relationship between app servers and MySQL servers, making changes to database...
Hi Folks, Good day to you. We had a great turn-out on 10/15. Interesting presentations, engaging discussions, accompanied by good food and drink. It's you, the members, that make these events worthwhile. Looking forward to this next Meetup on 11/12 at the Microsoft New England Research...
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Please join us for our November Robotics meeting at Bluefin Robotics. A delegation representing French robotics companies and research labs will be in attendance. The cluster will also give updates on the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative and the work that the RTC is doing. Bluefin ROboticswill...
It's a miracle that in the toughest of times there are clients smart enough to know that smart marketing is a must. Join John Chandler, Chief Marketing Officer of MassMutual Financial Group, for our CMO Breakfast on November 13th. Learn how this Fortune 500 financial services company has used a...
Creating a Useful Business Plan and Funding Basics  Part 2 of our four-part series on developing your idea into a business The November program is the 2nd in a 4 part series designed to assist entrepreneurs starting companies.  Michael Schrader, CEO of Vaxess...
Agenda:1. General state of affairs update re. Linked Data as it applies to: -- Data Publishing -- Data Consumption  -- Applications (e.g., Read-Write Web facilitation via efforts such as the WebID authentication protocol and Web Resource Access Policies & Control)2. Demo fest...
A disruptive business model is as powerful as a disruptive product or technology. Learn how innovators apply C.O.R.E differentiation, multipliers, and levers to disrupt the market. Find out about “SLIPPERY” products. Connect the dots between building a great product and creating a profitable...
OGSM Leadership Fundamentals: Creating a Framework to Rally Your TroopsThe class is for anyone who aspires to lead, not just CEOs. If you’re in it to win it, you need to be able to adapt as your business evolves. Enter the OGSM. Not that kind...Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures, a...
Apache Accumulo builds upon Google’s Bigtable design to provide a scalable, lightly-structured database capability complementing the ubiquitous Hadoop environment. The core capabilities of Accumulo include cell-level security, flexible schemas, real-time analytics, bulk I/O, and linear...
Java and the Cloud Lots is being said these days about Cloud Computing but not too much about how Java fits in the picture. The good news is that Java is exceptionally well positioned for Cloud, and as a developers, is expected that we know how to harvest this potential. This “Java and the Cloud...
Entrepreneurs often think that the only way to grow their business is to raise capital from VCs or angel investors.  While outside capital can fuel growth, it also carries a considerable cost in terms of time expended, loss of equity and loss of control. These costs can be, and often are,...
Growth Hacking: How to Get Your First Thousand Users  Chuck Stormon, Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator Tuesday, November 13th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm Suppose you’re an internet startup, you’ve built a prototype, managed to get people to visit your site and some of them have...
 About This Class (beginner level)Have you ever wondered how much time you could save by learning faster?  How much more could you achieve if you could read 3 times faster, connect ideas forever, and never forget what you learn again? Quick Facts on Learning: People speak at 150 words...
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Entrepreneurs have always struggled to develop and defend early stage corporate valuations as they seek to raise equity financing. In today’s economic environment, where investors are strapped for cash and looking for the lowest risk alternatives, the already difficult task of...
You are invited to come to MIT's Stata Center to join TechNet, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and leading innovation and technology companies for an exciting discussion about the wired economy in Massachusetts    Come and learn how Massachusetts is working with public and...
Join the BBJ and Mass High Tech for our Innovation All Stars event honoring 15 Tech Luminaries & 15 Rising Stars (under the age of 30) in business.  The 15 Tech Luminary individuals will be selected from various technology sectors.  Additionally, we will also honor 15...
How Ed Tech is Shaping The Way Youngsters LearnThis panel will be focused on how tablets, mobile apps, and websites geared toward early learning are changing the way youngsters (toddler - PreK) are learning.Panelists include:Evan Beland, Founder, Apps Kids LoveVicky Wu Davis, Founder, ...
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...
Terrible Startup Etiquette and Other Social Cues First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to business. Come learn how to build rapport, maintain relationships, set up meetings and host guests so that you can make a positive impression on everyone you meet. We'll cover: ...
Title: Realtime (IBT) Makes “Live Web” a Reality for Websites & Mobile Apps The “Live Web” is now a reality for websites and mobile apps.  Realtime (http://www.realtime.co) has developed and deployed a new technology that facilitates the transition from the currently static Web to the “...
A Geospatial Good Time   Ignite Spatial Boston is an Ignite event with a geospatial twist. Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of...
Hiring and Managing Virtual Teams Mike Miller, Founder of Culture Adapt and So, Pick a Party Wednesday, November 14th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Entrepreneurs do it all; market research, collecting sales leads, SEO, cold emails, scheduling meetings, web development, etc. It can get overwhelming!...
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This exclusive event, now celebrating its 10th year, brings together financial executives from around the world and leading faculty from across MIT.  You are invited to join us for a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of finance,...
(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...
What do organizations like Twitter, Warner Music Group, Turner Sports, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz, and NPR all have in common? They have all embraced the open source solution, Drupal, to power their complex web-based systems. The Drupal Business Summit is a free, one-day event that is...
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 Alan Steele, a registered patent attorney and counsel at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. Alan has been practicing in the biotech and chemical space for 14 years. He focuses on patent prosecution; patent portfolio development and management; and patentability, freedom-to-operate, and...
TCN UpStart Roundtable is a monthly gathering at the Venture Cafe that brings 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...
Come meet with Tie Angels Boston, an angel investor group investing in early stage startups in the New England area. TiE Angels is part of TiE - an organization fostering entrepreneurship globally which has 60 chapters and more than 15000 members.
Startup accelerator Betaspring will be holding office hours for startups interesting in learning more about their program and interviewing applicants for their 2013 Spring Session.
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...
Need to enhance your company's visibility? Anita Harris, founder & CEO of the award-winning Harris Communications Group, will be available discuss PR, thought leadership, content, social media and other online strategies at open office hours from 4:30-6 at Venture Cafe on Thursday,...
Czech Accelerator is an European Union sponsored project to support promising, early stage companies from the Czech Republic with novel technologies, accelerate their market readiness and find market access in the United States. Under the program, select companies can spend up to 6 months in...
 Boundless Networking Night: Why Culture Matters at a Startup  Getting a job at a startup is much more than having a good resume. You also need to be the perfect cultural fit for the company!  At Boundless, we hire people based on four very different personalities:  Indiana...
Join New England Venture Capital Association members to discuss the findings of our recent survey of Boston entrepreneurs, "Enhancing Boston's Startup Culture"(http://bit.ly/vc-nevca1115). Steve Kraus, Partner at Bessemer Ventures, will lead the discussion. Bring your perspective on the topics...
We have two great Windows Azure talks for Nov 15: Windows Azure Mobile Services (John Garland) & Real World Azure (Bob Goodearl). First, Bob Goodearl will give a behind-the-scenes look at how Windows Azure was used for the web site for Boston Code Camp #18. This is a great opportunity to...
Whether you're new to win/loss analysis or want to build on your experience, our speaker, a visionary practitioner of competitive intelligence in the enterprise software industry, will share how his company garnered information and involvement from win/loss and put it to effective use. Ken...
ISSUE: With load testing teams conducting more and more grey box/white box testing instead of pure black box testing, they could use tools that not only generate real-user load on applications but also provide insight into the root causes of performance problems. In complex applications that...
Note: I know this event conflicts with a Django Boston event, we are so sorry! We're working to make sure this doesn't happen again... Django is the most popular Python web framework, but there are lots of other choices.  Tonight, four members will present overviews of some other options:...
Autumn is in full swing, so help us stave off the winter for just a little bit longer by joining us for our November meet up! Details are still coming together, but you can count on plenty of networking and great conversation. So come on out for a some stimulating discussion over the adult...
Antler is hosting their third BrewDown. The bucks and does at Antler know a thing or two about brewing beer. In fact, they brew in their office about once a month. They'll be tasting some of their past brews, asking you to vote on your favorite, and even doing a live brewing demonstration that...
Strategy Brainstorming session with emerging cleantech social venture, STG International (www.stginternational.org):STG International, a social venture spun out of MIT, is developing and deploying novel solar energy technologies sized to provide electricity and hot water to off-grid clinics and...
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MassTLC Innovation 2012 unConference   MassTLC’s Innovation 2012 is not your average conference. It’s an “UN” conference. What does that mean? For starters, it means NO panels, NO keynotes, NO advertising pitches. Just ideas and sessions generated by you and others! Imagine, all in one...
The Importance of Protecting Trademarks in Branding Brands are everywhere today, and arguably more important than ever. Your brand is the symbol and/or word that represents your company, your product, your mission to the marketplace. There's lots of talk about the importance of brands, but...
Brand Camp ’12 Boston: Startup Pitch Competition  Sponsored by Dell Calling all Boston startups.  Brand Camp is hosting its first Brand Camp Boston startup pitch competition. Six startups will pitch for 5-minutes for 1-prize. Date:          ...
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 AngelHack’s 24-hour Hackathon is back and this time we’re bigger than ever! Join us for Boston's Fall 2012 edition, where you can find: 100's of amazing developers & designers to work withGourmet food, shwag, nerf guns, helicopters, and at select locations- AR drones and free massagesOver...
Boston’s Big Data Hackspace is kicking off November 17th with its first hackathon and we’re inviting the whole community to participate! Join us at our amazing space in the old Kendall Boiler & Tank Building (yes, THAT building) for a full day of hacking with 115 coders, 45 pizzas, and beer...
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The Big Data Conference is a part of the MIT-CHIEF 2-day conference which includes 11 more keynotes/panels on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as an exciting "Pitch to China" business plan contest. Check out the not-to-miss MIT-CHIEF conference at: http://mitchief.org ...
AngelHack’s 24-hour Hackathon is back and this time we’re bigger than ever! Join us for Boston's Fall 2012 edition, where you can find: 100's of amazing developers & designers to work withGourmet food, shwag, nerf guns, helicopters, and at select locations- AR drones and free massagesOver $650,...
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Join us for a conversation led by Professor Allen Grossman. In 2000, Gerald Chertavian founded Year Up, which seeks to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional...
OverviewWhy Linkedin people is not good enough to build an effective network?  Why hopping among networking events do not necessarily help find ideal jobs or secure key clients?  What are the unique challenges minorities confront when it comes to networking?  How do we overcome...
Growing a Successful SaaS Business Instructor: Cory von Wallenstein, Dyn Sorry to break it to you so bluntly, but this will be good for you: just because you have the best engineered and easiest to use product does NOT mean you will grow a successful SaaS business. It comes down to how well you...
If you're a web developer hoping to expand your skills to develop native mobile applications, this presentation is for you. We'll talk through our experience in going from doing PHP development to iOS and then back to web again. Join Boston PHP and Greg Raiz and Craig Spitzkoff from...
Come and hangout with other android enthusiasts.  All skill levels welcome.  Just getting started and need help setting up your environment?  Come and we can help you out.  Trying to start writing an app and need some advice?  That's cool too.  Just want to...
We invite local Boston SEO, affiliate marketing and search engine marketing professionals in New England area to join us. Parking available behind Average Joes. Mention this meetup to try to squeeze 15% off your food bill.
Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Alison Freedman, Owner & Trainer at Speak and Write Clearly Monday, November 19th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Whether you are speaking to an entire company or a few clients, your presentation skills establish your credibility and impact....
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Open Office Hours: New Leaf Legal’s open office hours (held regularly on the first and third Tuesday of the month) are a chance for businesses to reach out and have a conversation on any legal business questions or concerns. New Leaf Legal has been a part of the Workbar community for over 2...
he Interactive Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for interactive and web innovations and celebrates the best marketing and creative accomplishments emerging from New England.  Visit mitxawards.org/interactive for more information.
Honing Your Voice: Effective Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs Instructor: Dave Rini From presenting at a board meeting, to demonstrating a product to potential investors, or giving an elevator pitch for your business at a networking event, good public speaking skills are "must-haves" for any...
What makes a successful mobile app company? How do you create value in your company? What is patent worthy? What are the options for early financing to get your business off the ground? How do you pitch an investor? How do you make your mobile app rise from the crowd? These questions, and more...
Free event! November meeting of the Boston New Tech Meetup - 23rd edition! Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes...
Come join us for an open info session on our upcoming Front-End Web Development course!Learn more about the course content, hear from the instructors, and discover what it means to be a student at General Assembly.When:Tuesday, November 20th7:30 - 9:00pmWhere:GA BostonCambridge Innovation CenterOne...
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Hey Boston, the Mixer parade is coming your way!  We'll be kicking off the event with inspiring Sessions talks followed by the traditional demo style Startup Showcase; served over cocktails, of course.   Sessions, Tech Cocktail's new speaker series, brings the experiences of successful...
(Note: Rescheduled from October 30th) Our November event will examine "Cracking the Code on Enterprise Selling."The panel will be comprised of experienced IT buyers and sellers from leading companies, including:Beth O'Rorke, VP IT, North American Retail and Expert Centers, StaplesKevin...
Real World Games and Gamification: How to Make Your Products More Fun Instructors: Kellian Adams & Marleigh Norton, Green Door Labs Games are the new way to engage your audience. Your clients have been asking, but aside a few vague ideas about badges and points, you’re really not...
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Coffee Connect with a VC: North Bridge's Jamie Goldstein on "What VCs Look For"  Jamie Goldstein is a Partner investing mainly in communications and infrastructure but as in his earlier entrepreneurial career, he is willing to reach into various sectors to grab the intriguing idea. When the...
Are you an entrepreneur thinking about formally organizing a business entity for your venture, or thinking about changing from one entity form to another? Come to "Entity selection and reorganization: LLCs vs. Corporations", a seminar hosted by and at the Cambridge Co-working Center (C3), and...
Since the development of the first microprocessor, Silicon Valley has been both one of the leading centers of U.S. technology development and a unique environment for turning ideas into reality. For almost forty years, entrepreneurs have formed new ventures, attracted investment capital and build...
For many American businesses, Great Britain is the doorway to the rest of the world - a business-friendly, English-speaking nation with ties and influence spanning from Western Europe to East Asia. But in spite of these things, crossing the pond can seem like a major leap - where do you even...
Do you want to define your value proposition, explore career possibilities, and be inspired by women who have grown their science and technology careers in different directions? Join us for WEST’s annual Career Possibilities: Speed Networking Night!
  Legal Landmines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup Instructors: Mick Bain & Janene Asgeirsson, WilmerHale   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  ...
When looking back on his life, Noel Coward famously commented, "Work was more fun than fun." Great design studios provide a work opportunity that can be happy, rewarding, and even fun. But it isn't easy: just calling yourself a design studio isn't enough. An exceptional studio - one that...
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By 2018 Massachusetts will need to fill some 300,000 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) jobs. To help meet this demand, the state created the STEM Pipeline Fund to promote and grow STEM studies by students, teachers and schools. Our speakers, Keith Connors Senior Program Manager of the...
Have you been struggling with how to sell to K-12 school districts? Come learn from Michael Gauthier from Curriculum Associates who has extensive experience selling to this market. This 1.5 hour class will be highly interactive and limited to 20 students to ensure that you have ample...
Come and enjoy chocolate, red wine and camaraderie with women in business.WITI Boston and New Leaf Chocolates have a wonderful, educational evening of chocolate planned.  New Leaf Chocolate founder, Walter Plante, will tell us about how the cocoa beans are grown, where the organic and fair...
                  DrinksOnTap is a social meetup for Boston area mobile developers (iPhone, Android and more). We are always looking for amazing demos from companies in the Boston mobile community. If you're working on something that you...
Disruptive technology.  New technology.  Cutting-edge technology.  Market-changing technology.  We’ve heard the promise, we’ve seen the technology working in the lab, we know it can change the game.  But what if the market lags behind...
Startup Sales to Big Companies Instructor: Matt Bellows This class will address the challenges all startups face when targeting big companies. We'll talk about identifying opportunities, finding a champion, how to (not) push, the big meeting, and how to close. Matthew will present 13 key tips...
Come hangout in Localytics’ new office space! We haven’t met in while and there is a lot to talk about.  There will be experts from all areas of mobile development.  Topics will include: Windows 8 launch iOS6 topics including: Passbook and CollectionViews HTML5 development using...
You just started your own business or thought about “making an app for that?” You’re full of great ideas, but don’t know where to start? Come and join us for this great event, where young and experienced entrepreneurs will give you the best tips and tricks for a successful start to your...
First Up: Web Odyssey: 2013! Demos and practical applications of the most cutting edge web technologies being released in 2013 In this session we'll look at the exciting and brand new web technologies Mozilla, Opera, and Google are working on right now which will literally transform the...
Media Relations for Startups Jesse Waites, Founder of PNTHR.com Wednesday, Noveber 28th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it, does it make a sound? You may have the coolest product or service in the world, but if nobody knows about it you'll have a harder...
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(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...
In today’s economic environment, where investors are strapped for cash andlooking for the lowest risk alternatives, the already difficult task of defending yourcorporate valuation to Angels & VCs is nearly impossible. This limited seat luncheonprovides 2 hours of deep instruction to...
The Ad Club’s premier Sports + Entertainment Summit explores the fast-changing marketing landscape from a global to local level. Join your fellow fans, brands and marketers as we examine the business, identify opportunities for advertisers, and assess the major trends and issues influencing...
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 Alan Steele, a registered patent attorney and counsel at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. Alan has been practicing in the biotech and chemical space for 14 years. He focuses on patent prosecution; patent portfolio development and management; and patentability, freedom-to-operate, and...
Before your idea can grow into a startup, it has to pass a few sniff tests. Is there a demand for what you’re creating? What resources will you need to make your idea come to life? Boundless co-founder and CTO Aaron White will be on hand to give you all the info you need to make your idea ready for...
Sequoia Capital is famous for its investments in Google, Apple, Cisco, and Paypal, amongst many others. It has recently gained a representative in Boston, Todd Cozzens. Todd's focus is healthcare. He was formerly Founder & CEO of Picis, a leading electronic medical record company focused...
We have a great talk by two experts who literally wrote the book on developing Android apps that use a device's built-in sensors. Making Sense of Android Sensors Properly utilizing the sensing capabilities of Android devices is essential for creating an easy to use and amazing app. During...
   Bring your laptop, current project(s), and prepare to make some progress! Folks have walked away grinning from our previous project nights after solving problems that had been frustrating them for a while. Reasons why you should come code with us: It's the perfect excuse to get...
We have a satellite office in Needham w/ ample (free) parking, conference room, men's / women's restrooms and kitchen facilities. By car, we're within a few minutes from 95/128 (Exit 19B), the Pike and Route 9. By public, we're a few minutes from the Needham Heights commuter rail stop and...
Boston’s startup community is full of exceptionally gifted individuals when it comes to work and professional skills. But what about the singers, dancers, comedians? Where are those stage-loving performers hiding? Techies Got Talent aims to reveal those hidden talents that we don’t...
Come join us for an open info session on our upcoming User Experience Design course! Learn more about the course content, hear from the instructors, and discover what it means to be a student at General Assembly.
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Statistics show that many of us would rather go to the dentist than engage in a conversation involving the art of negotiations. Yet opportunities for negotiations present themselves around us every day. Knowing how to conduct effective negotiations is a valuable skill that will set you apart...
The Lean Presenter We all know what a chore sitting through a bad presentation can be. It can be a challenge to create a presentation that's both engaging and memorable. - What exactly should you say? - How do you keep the audience engaged? - How many slides should you have? In this...
 Get ready as local student entrepreneurs pitch their innovative ideas at the Fall 2012 Catalyst Pitch Contest!Ideas being pitched include a reading app, youth mentorship program, and a cost-effectivedevice that creates emergency power supply in homes.Click here to attend!Reasons to...
Join us for a free mini-lesson in memorization strategies with Tim Kenny, author of Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs, who will cover tricks to help memorize names and faces, birthdays, and more. Then, head down to the bar and put those skills to the test!  7:00 - 7:30...