Networking calendar

January 2013

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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...
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...
Startup attorney James Johnson will be on hand to answer your legal-related venture questions. Whether you simply have a business idea and want to know what legal risks you may face or what legal steps you need to take to get off of the ground, or you're already in business and have questions...
Wow, how'd it get to be 2013 already? We don't know either, but what could be better than spending an evening hanging out with a bunch of gals who are into programming, design, development, and other tech-oriented geekery. Renew connections and meet some new friends (and potential collaborators...
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Are you trying to market or sell your product to teachers? Learn how they choose what ed tech products to use in their classrooms, what their favorite ed tech tools are, and what products they would like you to build. Gain insider knowledge from a high school physics teacher and a high school...
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://meetup.bostonpython.com/events/77937672/ Staff...
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TechSandBox, the incubator opening in MetroWest, is forming pre-launch volunteer teams for the nine key Program Steering Committees (see http://www.techsandbox.org/programs-and-committees.html ). Our mission is to serve as a physical destination,  incubator and resource for sci-tech...
The Federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program is a $2.4 billion federal R&D grant program established to help small businesses engage in R&D that have potential for commercialization. At this free seminar you we will provide an overview of the SBIR program, including...
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...
Join us for a free info session on our upcoming User Experience Design course, a primer in UX and UI design.  Meet instructors Emily Dunkle and Dani NordinLearn more about course content and logistics  See a demo lesson taken from the first class Look at past students' projects ...
David Wood, Three Round Stones: Demos from "Linked Data" - An upcoming book for Web developers. "Linked Data" is an upcoming book from Manning that presents the Linked Data model in plain, jargon-free language to Web developers.   Written for Web developers by Web developers, this book...
   If you've been building sites purely via FTP up to this point, we're going to revolutionize your web development workflow. First, we'll get you set up with a local development environment, which means you'll be able to run and make edits on your entire site from your own computer,...
Social media is often an untapped resource for marketers; however, listening to what people say about your brand is important in order to identify trends in conversations, and can provide your company with valuable insights at your disposal. This class will look at how you can use social listening...
Exit Strategy - A Real Life Story by James Baum, '86 Jim Baum, Symbotic CEO, will be talking about his experiences at Netezza, a Data warehousing company in Marlboro MA, as he led the company through an IPO and then an acquisition by IBM.  While touching upon the mechanics of the...
This month’s Boston Post Mortem is next week, TUESDAY, January 8th at 7pm at The Skellig in Waltham. Our presentation this month will be by Tom Lin from Demiurge Studios, who will be taking the stage to deliver a postmortem on Shoot Many Robots: Demiurge Studios has been in business for over ten...
A critical component of turning an idea into a successful, profitable company is the product development process.  The process is not straightforward; a product has to be tailored to what the marketplace demands, and often these demands can only be discovered through research and trial and...
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Open Office Hours 3PM-5PM: Have questions about your company’s social media marketing strategy? The Social Craft’s open office hours, held regularly on the first Wednesday of the month 3PM-5PM, are an opportunity for businesses to get technical or strategic advice on social media topics ranging...
Failure.  Such a word.  But every entrepreneur or entrepreneurial venture is going to fail or experience a crisis – at something and sometime.  Recovering from mistakes, surviving crises, and learning from failure are requisite skills for successful entrepreneurs.  And...
This night, everyone – from entrepreneur to service provider – gets a chance to tell us about themselves, their company, what they know how to do well, and their challenges and needs…with one caveat: everyone will offer something they can do or give to at least one other person.This is a takeoff on...
Everyone – from entrepreneurs to service providers – gets the opportunity to stand up and tell us about themselves, their company, what they know how to do well, and/or their challenges and needs…with one caveat: everyone will offer something they can do/ give to at least one other person.This is a...
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...
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...
This class will focus on the unique issues faced by start up companies and the individuals who are self-employed for the first time. Students will learn about general taxation, bookkeeping and compliance requirements, entity structures, and the deductibility of expenses. Additional information...
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Jeff Fagnan of Atlas VenturesWhat has Happened In the Boston Investment Community This Past Year?Jeff spoke to the 128 Innovation Capital Group at the end of 2011 where we had a very spirited discussion about the state of investment in New England and comparison of East Coast and West Coast styles...
(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...
Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in consumer, Internet commerce, marketing services, software and mobile start-ups. Jeff currently represents the firm on the boards of Cartera Commerce, ClickSquared,...
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...
Do you have a product to demo? Want feedback on an idea? Have an idea about how to solve a problem that matters? Get feedback during our unconference style Sandbox. We turn a room full of your peers into a proverbial sandbox. Demo a product, improve ideas, or solve problems. Like an...
TechSandBox is the new innovation center and accelerator opening in metrowest in 2013. We are organizing committees and volunteers during this pre-launch time. Come check us out and see if you want to help.See the http://www.techsandbox.org/calendar.html for more details. The Committees and...
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 HTML and cover the...
Scaling Culture Instructors: Kyle York and Cory von Wallenstein  When you found a startup, workplace culture is probably the first thing that defines you. Your culture will help you hire employees who will help you build and grow that company. Cultivating and maintaining that culture...
Please join us on Thursday, January 10th, for a night of honest conversation with Katie Rae, Jennifer Lum and Nicole Stata. Katie, Jen and Nicole individually and collectively have made outstanding strides in the startup community as founders, financiers, and females.We'll be combining...
TAKEAWAYS Students will leave this session with the knowledge needed to build their own AdWords campaigns or confidently manage an outside AdWords agency/consultant. ABOUT THIS CLASS Finding new customers is a challenge for every business. Getting started...
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Led by expert Jim Geisman, Founder and Principal of Software Pricing Partners, Inc. Realizing higher revenues and profitability from your software offerings means getting your pricing "right enough".This half-day workshop will help you do just that – while helping you avoid some of the...
Come join Women 2.0 this January for our Boston Founder Friday ! This event takes place on Friday, January 11th from 6-9pm hosted in Boston. Founder Friday is open to aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and investors and is free to those who attend (this is an...
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Curious about HTML 5? Learn how to use the APIs that are part of the new HTML5 specification to create the next generation of web sites. Students will learn how to deliver target content based on geolocation, how to save advanced cookie data on a visitor's computer,...
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Essential Techniques for Measuring Your Content Instructor: Christine Perfetti  How can you be confident that your content pages are understandable? How do you assess if the content is appropriate for your audience? How do you ensure you’ve written content that effectively...
Join us on the 14th of January for a fun and informative evening about Boston mobile marketing successes and trends.  The event features marketing executives from Staples, Hill Holiday, Nanigans, SessionM, and others. Boston has been one of the world leaders in mobile advertising with a...
We will recap and discuss best presentations from Amazon Reinvent in February. For our January session we are looking for real-world examples of AWS usage. For this meeting, let's concentrate on monitoring: Instances, Performance, ELB, etc.
This meetup will feature an introduction to NuoDB. ------------- Logistics ------------- MIT's map with the building (E32) highlighted: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32 MIT's map with the Kendall square T stop highlighted: http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=L5&Landmarks=go (the stop is in red on...
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We know that customers are more likely to leave a slower page, but is there a correlation between the content and the types of content on a page and how that page performs? How about a correlation to Search Engine Optimization? These were the questions we wanted to find answers to here at...
TechSandBox, the incubator opening in MetroWest, is forming pre-launch volunteer teams for the nine key Program Steering Committees (see http://www.techsandbox.org/programs-and-committees.html ). Our mission is to serve as a physical destination,  incubator and resource for sci-tech...
Continuing the Funded Founders Breakfast series: lining up Funded Founders and Funders RSVP NOW: When: Tuesday, January 15, 2012 8-10 am - light breakfast Where: Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Who: Funded Founders AND a funder! What: A panel of Funded founders and a...
We’re excited to announce the location for LunchSpotting 1.2: Communispace! On January 15th at noon, Communispace’s Fenway Park cafeteria will be our next Lunch Spot! Communispace CEO, Diane Hessan, will kick things off and then we’ll get started connecting, sharing ideas and stories and, of...
Boston is a great place to start and build a company.  There is a wealth of resources that are unique to this town and a vibrant community of hackers, business people, and investors at various stages in their career.However, Boston is also transient town, especially given the large student...
Happy New Year!  We look forward to seeing you at our first meetup of the new year.We'll start with a brief overview of Google App Engine and recent developments from Google and then showcase a variety of applications, including the following (order TBD):Thom Nichols - environmental...
The process of transferring technologies from Universities and Medical Research Facilities to a successful business can be a complex and at times frustrating process. However, the benefits of having access to a rich source of new developing technologies that can be commercialized into a profitable...
Data driven Java applications often face scalability challenges because of their underlying database tier. This is largely because conventional relational databases are inflexible and application developers are required to configure and provision database capacity to meet peak or near demand...
I'm a recent graduate and have been trying to figure out the right professional path for myself. I began working on a forecasting project recently when proprietor in NYC experienced a significant increase in operations and approached me to follow his business trends in order to help him prepare...
About This class Want to learn how to add and update the content on web pages or apply styles from an existing stylesheet? Students will code content for web pages using the latest version of HTML, and will learn how to update the pages on remote web servers. We will cover the following...
Join fellow Boston Area folks within the Tech/UX/Design/Startup community for a friendly scrimmage!  Ice time is reserved from 10:30PM-12:30AM. We'll skate around, warm up, etc from 10:30-11, then we'll divide up and scrimmage a bit.  A helmet is required, all else is optional except...
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Woody Benson, a partner in Prism Venture Capital explained, "The problem with VC is you have to wear two very different hats: the first is the nurturing and enthusiast hat, the other the cold financial one. If one gets too close, too emotionally involved in a start up, you can lose your shirt; keep...
Some of the most successful “American” companies were founded by immigrants, but U.S. immigration laws make it  difficult for foreign nationals in the United States to work for the companies they founded.  In this program, Amy Haberman of McCarter & English will discuss current visa...
Our first meetup where we’ll discuss what we want to get out of the group, topics we want to address, and we will have one short guinea pig presentation on “Content Workflows For Startups: Planning, Executing, and Promoting the Hell Out of Your Stuff.” Beer and pizza will be provided We are...
Registration & Networking: 5:30-6:30pm,  Program: 6:30-8:00pm Dr. Freeman is an elder statesman of the Massachusetts medical device industry. In his long and varied career Don has run half a dozen companies, invested in many more, and sat on a list of boards. That broad experience has...
 Join several local designers to explore the changing role of graphic design in the world of digital marketing. A panel discussion and Q&A. Hobnob with your fellow inbound marketers and enjoy some after-work refreshments. This event is open to the public, whether or not you're a...
The Vilna Shul’s Speakers Series re-starts in January 2013 with our 5th Annual VC Event. Panelists will be:   Jonathan Seelig, Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners Rob Go, Partner, NextView Ventures Roger Krakoff, Managing Director, Cloud Capital Partners
Building a Social Business Leveraging social technologies to drive business value. Instructor: David Meiselman Does your company have Twitter and Facebook accounts, but you don't have defined objectives for what you want to achieve with them? Do you have an internal social collaboration platform...
Start out 2014 at the BPMA annual gala event. This exciting evening event will include cocktails, networking, dinner, and a fabulous keynote presentation. The BPMA had a banner year in 2013 and broadened its audience and appeal through the new Product Executive’s Forum and the Practitioners...
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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...
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...
TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring 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...
Looking to fund a start-up company? During the Roundtable, TiE Angels will discuss terms sheets, the angel funding landscape, what angels look for, pre-money valuations, and other practical tips that could help new entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes. About TiE Angels: TiE Angels is an angel...
The Secrets of Body Language: Become an Expert Communicator Instructor: Rohan Puri  Employees succeed largely on their ability to succintly and accurately communicate their ideas. 93% of messages are conveyed through nonverbal cues and your body language continually reinforces...
 Join the BPMA as we launch into 2013 with a special event.This formal event will focus on the future of product management and introduce you to the premier vision of the Boston Product Management Association and  member community.    In the coming year, the BPMA is...
 Event Format The Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown is designed to: Help early stage startups refine their investor pitch Provide helpful, actionable advice on each startups business model from active, early-stage tech startup investors Demonstrate to the audience how investors...
 Intro to Data Science: NewSQL vs NoSQL David McFarlane, CEO of Akiban Technologies and Bob Buffone, CTO of Yottaa Thursday, January 17th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Big Data is a hot topic today - and the challenge it presents has resulted in an explosion of new database technologies to store...
About This Presentation Bootstrap, a front-end development framework created by two Twitter developers, has enjoyed rapid adoption. Based on HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, Bootstrap allows you to create responsive websites quickly, while still allowing for plenty of...
Free event! January meeting of the Boston New Tech Meetup - 25th edition! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A. Please...
What does it mean to cover a topic area using new tools and technologies, as the relationship with sources and readers is changing? Scott will share some of his experiences and ask you for your help brainstorming about what's next. Scott has been thinking digital thoughts since he was part of...
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CrisisCamp brings together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief.Each and every day, people across the world can find themselves in crisis. Whether it be for a day, a month or an area of...
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ENET and a special co-sponsor, IEEE GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade, Boston Section), are coordinating a networking ski trip on Sunday, January 20th, 2013. Instead of having a long stressful drive to a ski resort, make the most of your day by relaxing, giving your car a break it deserves,...
CrisisCamp brings together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief.Each and every day, people across the world can find themselves in crisis. Whether it be for a day, a month or an area of...
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The January 2013 Boston Indies meetup will be on Monday, January 21st @ 7pm at the Bocoup Loft. It will be our Winter 2013 Demo Night. Bring your in-development and recently-released games and show them off to your peers for fun and feedback. If you’re not developing a game (...
Richard Minney, co-founder of IBE.net will discuss his integration of MongoDB into his business management software.25,000 SQL tables into one mongoDB collectionMost people use mongo for social media apps, logging/monitoring and other applications. No-one has attempted to construct an entire ERP...
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TechSandBox, the incubator opening in MetroWest, is forming pre-launch volunteer teams for the nine key Program Steering Committees (see http://www.techsandbox.org/programs-and-committees.html ). Our mission is to serve as a physical destination,  incubator and resource for sci-tech...
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...
Often, you only have sixty seconds or less to make a good impression on a potential investor. One of the hardest things to do is to talk about what you’re doing in a concise and compelling way. We have assembled a room full of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and experts to help you nail down...
Personnel Growth Hacking: Using Outsourcing to Get More Hours in Your Day Instructor: Patrick Campbell  Regardless of how you slice it, there is only so much time in a day. And for a organization with a small team, there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Come learn...
Join us as we welcome Tom Lambalot, Entrepreneur (Paratek Microwave, SmartLink Radio Networks) on January 22th. Tom Lambalot has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur with particular emphasis in the wireless industry. Most recently, Tom was Chief Commercial Officer of Nashua based Paratek...
Don't miss an opportunity to meet the managing directors of DreamIt Health, network with other healthtech entrepreneurs and get your questions answered about their inaugural accelerator program.DreamIt Health is an intensive program for nascent health IT ventures to give them unfair advantages in...
With over 112,000 members in 250 cities and 50 countries, the Lean Startup movement is taking the world by storm. The Lean Startup Circle Boston has more than 2,650 members alone. The Lean Startup movement is transforming how new products are built and launched. It is based on five Lean Startup...
 Come out to the Bocoup Loft and see Rick Waldron talk about ECMAScript 6, AKA the future version of JavaScript. In addition to working at Bocoup and being part of the jQuery team, Rick is also a member of TC-39 -- the committee that standardizes JavaScript.Rick will be discussing the...
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Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D. economist, educator, on-air personality and President and CEO of G-enovation, Lexington, MA says the biggest opportunities for near-term growth reside largely in high tech. The fiscal crisis of 2008 and the explosion in sophistication of information technology mean that...
 Greetings, developer! The Chrome team would like to invite you to Chrome Apps Accelerated—an exclusive series of one-day events taking place in four cities over the next few months. Chrome Packaged Applications are a new platform designed to let you build applications that look and feel...
Stop listening to your Aunt Ida and start filling out this form. Do you wake up every morning and dial up your Aunt Ida for advice about your company? No? Suprising. Do you wake up every morning and log onto Seth's blog to kickstart your marketing mojo? Well, it's your lucky...
 Have you been struggling with SEO in the crowded education industry? Come learn from Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners, a team of high-energy, performance-driven professionals who are passionate about partnering with innovative and dynamic companies to...
Event Details Our first Crowdfunding Innovation event was a raging success (and we all learned tons about what works and what doesn't, didn't we?)  We moved one project from 15 percent funded to fully funded in only 4 days!  One project owner met potential...
BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, and other usability and interactions groups of Boston, in association with our sponsors, Onward Search, Mad*Pow, and the Design & Usability Center at Bentley University, invite you to join us for our annual winter party at The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave,...
Please Join us at the MassChallenge Headquarters for  “MassChallenge UnTapped” Date: January 23, 2013 Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Location: ONE Marina Park Drive 14th Floor (use 55 Northern Avenue for GPS directions) Boston, MA 02210 Format: 6:00-6:30 Welcome/Overview 6:30-6:45...
Join VoltDB at hack/reduce in Cambridge on Wednesday, January 23rd and become one with VoltDB and the Zen of data velocity.  VoltDB’s Dr. Michael Stonebraker -- of MIT, UC Berkeley, and Ingres and Postgres fame -- will be there to present the founding principles of solving modern data-...
 If you’re not on Twitter, the world has left you behind. Learn why it’s important for your brand to be on part of the various social media platforms out there and how you can use those networks to improve your brand awareness. Hear from top Social Media experts on why it’s crucial for...
 January 23, 2013 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM  Red Lantern  Back Bay, Boston
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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...
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...
The City of Cambridge is interested in supporting local entrepreneurs grow and stay in Cambridge. Sit down with an Economic Development staff member to learn more about what resources are available to support Cambridge start ups and discuss ideas on growing the local entrepreneurial community.
The ability to negotiate astutely is an essential personal power skill. Give and take exchanges go on constantly in our business relationships as well as in our social interactions - the bargaining process never ends. In this empowering one-hour session you will be exposed to an interactive...
Fail Smart: Mistakes to Learn From is a curated peer-to-peer crash course in learning from failure. It’s all about tapping into each other smartly—engaging our experiences—and creating a space where we can learn fast and learn from each other so we can get on with doing what we do best....
  Two presentations, sponsored by edX and Kyruus:Thomas Wiecki: ZiplineZipline is a new, BSD-licensed quantitative trading system which allows easy backtesting of investment algorithms on historical data. The system is fundamentally event-driven and a close approximation of how live-...
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Come hack with the best college students from the Boston area. You'll have 24 hours to build and demo the most interesting project you can. Compete against other schools and win fabulous prizes. If you attend this event, you're automatically qualified to go to a product workshop held at PayPal...
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Last year Hack Kendall at Venture Café produced a panoply of ideas about the future of Kendall Square. This is your opportunity to make sure that the proposals the Cambridge City Council is currently considering reflects those ideas and priorities. This is the meeting where we'll take the big...
Come hack with the best college students from the Boston area. You'll have 24 hours to build and demo the most interesting project you can. Compete against other schools and win fabulous prizes. If you attend this event, you're automatically qualified to go to a product workshop held at PayPal...
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An 8-week hands on class for startups The class is designed for start-up and early stage technology entrepreneurs looking to delve into each phase of getting their new venture going – from building their business model and properly positioning their company / products to raising capital, the...
  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  how to...
Hi everyone. I hope everyone had a good holiday break. This months meetup will feature a speaker from PreApps.com. PreApps.com is a Boston based company specializing in linking developers with marketing for their mobile apps. They currently work on iOS, Android, and windows 8/Mobile. Sean...
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TechSandBox, the incubator opening in MetroWest, is forming pre-launch volunteer teams for the nine key Program Steering Committees (see http://www.techsandbox.org/programs-and-committees.html ). Our mission is to serve as a physical destination,  incubator and resource for sci-tech...
6:00-8:30pm Company presentation and feedback Can this “chameleon” of a guitar be mass-produced to provide musicians-on-the-go with a customizable and portable professional instrument? Chrysalis Guitar Company was founded by Tim White in 1998. Using modular construction, precision joinery and...
The MassChallenge Sampler: An Accelerator Mini-Series Episode I: Foundation The "Aha" Moment   Join us as we kick off the MassChallenge Sampler with the most important stage every entrepreneur faces: The "Aha" moment and founding a company. MassChallenge CEO and Founder John Harthorne...
Fireside Chat with Jonathan Kay, Founder of Apptopia Tuesday, January 29th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Join us for an informal chat with Jonathan Kay, followed by Q+A and networking. Jonathan will talk about how developers can make a living by selling their mobile applications and how non-...
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Join MassChallenge and up-and-coming student entrepreneurs for a night of networking and a panel discussion.Panelists will share their experiences as student entrepreneurs, describe the MassChallenge accelerator and other valuable resources for startups, and share...
Description CSS is HTML's other half and the way we style web sites. If HTML is the frame if your house, CSS is the paint, curtains, light fixtures, etc. In this two-class series, we'll guide you through everything you need to know to start bringing your site design to life. We'll begin by...
Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas  Instructor: John Butman  Ideas can be tremendously powerful. Whether making a small difference in a niche community or starting a movement that changes the world, everything first starts with an idea. But how do...
 The State of Product Management   Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm General Assembly  and VentureFizz are proud to present the State of Product Management, a panel discussion bringing together some of the best product managers in the city to discuss...
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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...
Join Kathy Varney, Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing Communications at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for our next CMO Breakfast. You can trust BCBS of Massachusetts to provide you with a healthy breakfast to start the day! Health and wellness are just a part of...
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...
George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global biopharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If...
Richard Kimball and Sean Doran from Edwards Wildman's HIT (Helping Innovators Thrive) program will be available to answer questions relating to your startup. If you know you need legal assistance or you are unsure whether or not you do, please stop by our table at this week's Venture Cafe.
    Are you sure what your brand is? Do you know how to leverage it to maximize its potential? In this program, based off the business book Discover Your CEO Brand by Suzanne Bates (McGraw Hill), Bates Communications executive coach Elizabeth Freedman will share some of...
On January 31 from 6 PM – 9 PM, Chitika will host an Open House at our Westborough, MA headquarters, recently featured in The Boston Globe and on NECN for our innovative approach to office design and work/life balance. This special event will bring together the area’s top tech talent,...
Join 750+ of Boston tech's best entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists as we collectively raise $300K to support New England's six hottest new non-profits.  Start the new year right by giving back and celebrating social innovation while enjoying one of the year's best...
Allana and Ben, co-founders of The Brand Hack, are offering 20 minute consultations for entrepreneurs to discover their idea and talk about the best way forward. What is Brand Hack? In one eight-hour day, a team of creative experts discover a startup’s business idea, strategize its development...
Are you an Entrepreneur or Innovator with a story to tell or a project you are passionate about? Please stop by and tell us about it. Venture Café volunteers will be filming short interviews during the evening.
  On the final Thursday of each month, the Lean Startup Circle Boston meets to discuss a variety of topics related Customer Development and The Lean Startup methodology. The format of our meetups range from Speaker Presentations, to Group Case Studies, to interactive workshops and...
When it comes to revenue and business models, there is a veritable alphabet soup of options: for-profit, non-profit, open-source, crowd-sourced, freemium, ad-driven, and choose-your-own-price, to name just a few. These models do not just apply to software anymore. They have crept into many...