Networking calendar

Week of November 25 2012

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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...
 
 
 
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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...
 
 
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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...
 
 
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...
 
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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 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...
 
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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...
 
  The Intermediate R Bootcamp will cover advanced data I/O, plyr (including Apply's), reshape, string manipulation, and visualization using ggpolot.We may be adding GoogleVis to this workshop. 
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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...
 
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...
 
 
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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...
 
 
 
 
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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...
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...
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...
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...
 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...
 
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(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...
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...
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...
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...
 
 
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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...
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.
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...