Networking calendar

Week of December 2 2012

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In order to build a successful business, you must first understand the true intentions of the founder- you! What type of company are you building? What role do you want to play in the short and long terms? Do you want to be rich or to be queen? Join HBS Professor and serial entrepreneur Janet...
Event Information In keeping with our ongoing focus on women executives and diversity, we partner with The Commonwealth Institute to honor the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in the area.  As women continue to establish their place in the boardroom, this event...
 
Announcing the 15th annual MIT Venture Capital Conference. In this all day event, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and students will come together around fast-paced panels and hard hitting keynotes dealing with the intersection of entrepreneurship...
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 Harvard Business School 10th Annual Entrepreneurship ConferenceDream. Build. Grow. The Lifecycle of a Startup From the spark of a new idea to those pre-IPO nerves, join us as we explore the lifecycle of a startup through the eyes of our panelists. Cost:  $30 for students, $50 for...
 
What does ‘Brand’ mean today?  How do the best B2B brands keep their brands solid, credible and inspiring?  Particularly given the day-to-day challenges and the close scrutiny of social media. What makes them the best?  And does it matter – are companies more likely to buy from...
The 7th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers...
(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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  Workshop prerequisites are either an understand of (1a) the basics of R, such as the material we covered in our R Boot Camp, or (1b) some understanding of another programming language, such as Python, Java, PERL, SAS, etc. 
 
 
MassVentures (formerly the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation) is a quasi-public corporation formed in 1978 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to address the capital gap for start-up companies and to encourage the growth of early-stage technology firms.  In this program, Nick...
  Stephen Kraus, a partner in the Cambridge, Mass. office, has worked with Bessemer since 2004 and focuses on the healthcare sector. Steve has been actively involved in Bessemer’s investments in Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SIRT, acquired by GlaxoSmithKline); Affymax(NASDAQ:...
 
TechSandBox is an innovation center/accelerator starting up in MetroWest and we are looking for volunteers to form steering committees. There are currently 6 dates to meet-up with other tech sector entrepreneurs and stakeholders and check us out.See the http://www.techsandbox.org/calendar.html for...
Design is not a straight path, and we often fall back into our comfort zone of designing what we know. Sketching is the designer’s tool for exploring ideas – a technique often underutilized by user experience designers. Bill Buxton describes sketching as a way of thinking through the design...
Do any of the following apply to you? You’re… An innovator, whether at a startup, small business, or enterprise companyTired of building and hoping they will comeReady to launch a disruptive startup but confused about where to beginDone reading The Lean Startup but still confused about how to put...
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You may have a brilliant product, but do you know how to market it? Without a cutting edge marketing strategy even the most amazing product can fail. In this FREE webinar we will teach you everything you need to know about startup marketing 
 
 
 
 
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  This afternoon of talks will cover some basic libraries for Python data science.  The session is a part of the data science weekend that includes R-Bootcamps and the theoretical and R-oriented machine learning session on Sunday morning. The Python topics covered here are stand-alone...
 
 
 
 
 
Introduction to Python Jessica McKellar, Director of the Python Software Foundation Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1 pm to 5 pm Python is a popular and versatile programming language used for everything from creating websites to scientific computing to building games. Programming...
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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 3PM-5PM) 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...
 
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...
 
 
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ANATOMY OF ATTACK:It Takes a Hacker to Stop a HackerAn up-close look at today's world of cybercrime, the evolution of hackers, and how it affects the corporate IT landscapeJoin Internap, and our partner, Alert Logic, for an evening reception and conversation as we discuss:A profile of today's...
Attorneys Rick Lucash and Ben Hron of McCarter & English, LLP will be in the Café from 4-6 on Thursday, 12/6, to discuss legal issues affecting early stage companies, including initial organization, building a team, financing, and commercial partnerships. Rick and Ben are part of McCarter’s...
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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We invite you to come meet us and learn more about what we do, how we do it, and how you can join. This will be a great opportunity to meet our engineers, hiring managers, learn about our culture, and find out about the exciting opportunities AWS has to offer! Have a drink and appetizers on us...
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 WiTricity CEO Eric Giler. Only CEOs attend. This is an opportunity for a candid, productive discussion among peers. Discussion will focus on how to get the...
Join established and aspiring entrepreneurs in the seventh annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest and earn a chance to win cash prizes. A total of $1,000 will be awarded to top presenters. Presenters will describe their business ideas in 90 seconds to a panel of expert judges and get...
At the Launch Smart Clinic,  two companies will present their full investor presentation (not just the elevator pitch) and get feedback from our distinguished panelists and the audience. Please join us and help these companies tighten their growth and fundraising plans while you glean...
 
 
 
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Data Scientists must be adept at communicating insights derived from data. This communication is as much as art as science and as Data Scientists we must be able to communicate this data up and down internally within the organization as well as externally to the market. Generally there are two...
  in conjunction with     present both organizations' final 2012 event: #WebInnoMobile Rather than the "typical" WebInno program featuring a broad set of seed stage startups leveraging web & mobile technologies, this Web Innovators Group + Mobile Monday event will feature...
Demo Night & Holiday PartySeveral early stage education technology companies will pitch their ideas and get feedback from the audience, followed by a holiday party. Companies that will be demoing include:BoomWriterGradeablePrepmaticRecoVendSchool YourselfWine and appetizers will be...
Please join WEST for our 5th Annual "Giving Back" Awards Ceremony, as we honor three extraordinary women that have made a profound societal impact: Toni Wolfman - Executive Advisor of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. See her bio, HERE.Yvonne Spicer, Ed.D. - Vice...
 Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn’t have to be.  In this class, you’ll learn  how to avoid the most common costly mistakes when starting your company from Mick Bain and Janene Asgeirsson, two experts on...
Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out.  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/plxXd Staff from the Boston Python...
   SEO. Three little letters that get thrown around a lot in the web business world. If you've ever wondered how you can start seeing your site closer to the top of search engine results, you've probably come across them. You know what a search engine is and optimization is almost...
Find out why it can be twice as important to get your Go-to-Market right, even if you’ve engineered a great product. Get to understand the strategic and tactical frameworks needed to enter a market and occupy a dominant position. Learn how to develop your “brand essence” and integrate other...
Presentation: HipHop for PHP by Facebook Edwin will be talking about the design of HipHop for PHP, the open-sourced engine Facebook uses to run the Facebook PHP code. Speaker: Edwin Smith, Facebook engineer Edwin is a Software Engineer on the HPHP team at Facebook since March 2012. Prior...
Come hear Google Dart engineer Andrei Mouravski talk about Dart, a new structured programming language for the web. Dart lets developers scale their web apps to tens of thousands of lines with smarter tools and language features. The Dart SDK provides an editor, built-in package management,...
Excited about big data, and want to jump in and start coding? Tired of attending the “fluffy” big data talks, and want to learn how to build something concrete? It’s time to Code Big or Go Home! In this session, we will teach you how to program and operate Hadoop, the poster child technology...
ome join us for our first monthly HubSpot Happy Hour with fun cocktails, conversation and ping pong.  There are lots of reasons to come to a free party at HubSpot. Here are just a few to entice you:  Kick off the month of December the way it's meant to be celebrated. With fun and friends...
 You saw an opportunity in the marketplace and have spent months building a product to address it. Whether your “product” is a consumer good, technology, service or website, it’s easy to lose sight of your customers in those early days, even after launching the business.  This...
The Husky Startup Challenge (HSC) is Northeastern University's semester-long startup competition which helps students with ideas formulate the structure to turn their ideas into successful companies. This year's ventures include ideas in the high tech, clean energy, consumer product and cloud...
Come to a book chat with Richard K. Lester, author of “Unlocking Energy Innovation:  How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System” Lester’s new book on energy innovation, co-authored with David M. Hart of George Mason University, shows why energy innovation offers us our best...
 Entrepreneurs don’t have big marketing budgets – and with inbound marketing, they don’t need to. This class will cover some of the basics of inbound marketing with a focus on simple tactics to attract more website visitors and convert them into leads/customers. You'll Learn: 1...
Do any of the following apply to you? You’re… An innovator, whether at a startup, small business, or enterprise companyTired of building and hoping they will comeReady to launch a disruptive startup but confused about where to beginDone reading The Lean Startup but still confused about how to put...
 
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Essentials of Startup Law Darren Braham, Associate at Prince Lobel Tye Monday, December 3rd from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Entrepreneurs (generally) are not lawyers, and may not know the full extent of how the law can help or hurt them. In fact, there are many legal considerations that impact ...
Dani Nordin Founder, the zen kitchen Steve Trevathan Founder, UX Designer, Dobot Come join us for the User Experience Design Info Session! Learn more about the course content, hear from the instructors, and discover what it means to be a student at GA.
Will Neely CEO, Piecewise In this 10-week course, students learn to code, speak the language and implement their own designs by learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
You're invited to the 3rd Annual Punchbowl Mixer! We've had a very successful year, and we could not have done it without all of the people who have helped Punchbowl – people like YOU. Come celebrate this successful year with everyone in the Punchbowl family, as well as fellow entrepreneurs,...
Mr. Shiv Nadar is an Indian entrepreneur, industrialist, and philanthropist who founded HCL as an IT hardware company in the mid-1970s, only to transform it over the next three decades into a global technology company that provides software, infrastructure, and consulting services to a range of...
Intro to Data Science and Analysis Session 1: How to Create New Business Models through Big Data Thursday, December 6th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm  Aki Balogh, Calpont  There's a lot of buzz around BIG DATA these days, but don't let these words intimidate you. Big Data has been called "the...