Networking calendar

Week of November 4 2012

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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....
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...
 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...
 
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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...
 
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...
 
(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,...
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...
 
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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...
 
 
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...
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 ...
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...
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....
(details & registration coming soon!)
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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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...
 
 
 
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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,...
 
 
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...
 
 
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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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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...
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.
 
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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...
 
 
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 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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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...
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...
 
 
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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...
 
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...
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. ...