Networking calendar

Week of November 11 2012

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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,...
 
 
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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...
 
(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...
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...
 
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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...
 
 
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...
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...
 
 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 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...
 
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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...
 
 
 
 
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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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.
 
 
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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,...
 
 
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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...
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...
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...
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...
 
 
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  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...
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...
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...
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...
 
 
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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...
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...
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!...
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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 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...