Networking calendar

February 2013

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Want to learn more? Read the E-Commerce event agenda. Featuring the top ecommerce leaders from Massachusetts and beyond, including:Niraj Shah, CEO and co-founder, WayfairElaine Boltz, SVP eCommerce, TJX CompaniesBrian Tilzer, SVP Global eCommerce, StaplesBrian Kalma, Chief Experience Officer,...
The purpose of the conference is to promote dialogue about the impact of digital learning on the future of K-20 education in the United States. The conference will examine the potential of technology to tangibly improve learning and educational access, as well as explore market and...
Real World Games and Gamification: How to Make Your Products More Fun 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 sure what gamification means.  Don’t panic—we can help! This...
 We're kicking off our new speaker series, Fresh Talk, with none other than the Winklevoss Twins! Join us as we sit down with the twins for an informal Q&A. We'll ask questions about the early days of starting Facebook back in Harvard, and dedicate the rest of the discussion to their...
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The purpose of the conference is to promote dialogue about the impact of digital learning on the future of K-20 education in the United States. The conference will examine the potential of technology to tangibly improve learning and educational access, as well as explore market and...
TAKEAWAYS Client-side Web Apps When to use client-side architectureAdvantages and drawbacks of client-side appsRESTful APIs and SOARequest / response model and managing state in the browser Backbone.js ModelsCollectionsViewsRoutersSync ABOUT THIS...
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 Developing mobile apps can involve a lot of new and unexpected challenges. Beyond needing to learn a whole new programming language (Objective C for iPhone, or Java for Android), one common complaint among new app developers is that the development environments for those languages are...
"Meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something..."For many years the programming Meetup groups, such as Python and PhP groups, have lead the way in this respect.  The PhP group, which just celebrated 10 years on Meetup, has started another round of...
 On February 4th, join us for a discussion by Boston's leading companies serving the mobile enterprise, Mobiquity, Apperian, and Verivo.  In the past year, the mobile enterprise has moved from the side stage into the main arena of mobile.  Many venture investors are shifting...
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Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts for the 2013 Book of List Gala!Don't miss one of the biggest networking events in Boston!  Join Boston Business Journal, our sponsors and over 1,000 top executives from the companies featured in our Book of Lists as we recognize hundreds of key players...
The Topic: Advance Your Marketing Effectiveness With Video Did you know...? Every day, over 100 million Americans watch online video (Brainshark) Video is seven times more persuasive than text (Google) Video in email triples click-thru rates (Forrester Research) 52% of people who see video take...
Future Trends in Digital Media with Erik Qualman February 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST Erik Qualman, best selling author of Socialnomics and Digital Leader, will be in Cambridge speaking on Future Trends in Digital Media and how they will affect your work. Erik has recently...
Join us at the MassChallenge Headquarters for:  The MassChallenge Sampler: An Accelerator Mini-Series Episode II: Mentorship Finding Your Yoda MassChallenge's own Karl Büttner, Chief Mentorship Officer, will demonstrate best practices for seeking, securing, and maximizing success with...
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/77939352/ Staff from...
The purpose of this in person Meetup is to help you find a co-founder for your business or help you find a business to join as a co-founder. In the mean time, you should get started networking with potential co-founders by creating a free profile on CoFoundersLab.com.Please note that we are...
After much deliberation, we're finally ready to announce Boston's first Hardware Startup Meetup! It's all about the teams, so each month we'll have 3-4 hardware startups present. They'll have time to pitch, ask questions, advertise, recruit, troubleshoot and/or hopefully demo....
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 -- in Waltham MA, 7:00 pm to 10 pm It's easy to hire just the people you know -- and sometimes they're the best choice. But most of the time, to build a world class team you need a world class search. How can you do that as a small business on a small budget? These...
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Join RF|Binder and MITX on Wednesday, February 6th for a lively panel discussion and breakfast at MassChallenge in the Innovation District. As communicators, you strive to achieve a balance between adopting promising communications innovations and discarding practices that no...
George Santayana famously said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  In this program, a panel of successful serial entrepreneurs will share some of their past mistakes and what they wish they had done differently.Panelists:Jean Hammond - Serial Entrepreneur...
We want to kick off the Boston Growth Hackers group with a mixer to get to know each other better. Bring a business card and we will trade a beer for it. We will pool the business cards together and draw names to form 15 minute discussion groups. We will do this 3 times to allow you to meet lots of...
Join Michael Bourque for a look into his new Meetup Group called "The Reverse Startup." Do you have an invention for a new product or service? This new Meetup Group will explore how startups are born, make them happen, and show the world how it's done the open source way... I meet all sorts of...
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  You only get one shot to make a good impression, especially with the media. When the camera starts rolling, will this be your moment of triumph or your missed opportunity?   Media Bootcamp 2013 is designed to help you standout in the media by sharpening your Brand,...
(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...
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...
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...
As any savvy entrepreneur knows, the process of securing venture capital is dependent on many variables, including many external to the startup seeking funding.  Knowledge of the climate for venture funding and the nature of the venture funds themselves can make the difference between...
Learn how you can protect your start-up enterprise with patents and trademarks protection from intellectual property Partner Brian J. Malkin, Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. Mr. Malkin has specialized expertise with FDA-regulated products, in particular pharmaceutical/biotechnology...
The exit depends on the many things, often including being at the right place at the right time. A bit of luck never hurts! But to manage the risks and truly optimize the exit, team work is an absolute requirement. The value exchange between advisor and owners is at it apex when an exit has...
TiE-Boston's Annual VC Outlook Dinner has become a tradition. Each year, a panel of distinguished Venture Capitalists discuss the outlook on venture investments for the year ahead. Entrepreneurs receive insights on not only which segments are vibrant, but also how to shape their business models...
Everyone Sells: Sales Training for Non-Sales People  Instructor: Clive Whittaker  Whether or not you know it, you are always selling. Even if you're not in a sales role at your company, you're continually selling yourself, your organization, and yes, occassionally your products or...
Technology Track: Mobile Sharing and Proximity with Brett Martin, CEO & Co-founder of Sonar Social sharing has exploded in recent years and is now rapidly shifting to mobile devices and, in many instances, becoming increasingly implicit. Location is tagged to much of what we share and more...
Please join us on Thursday, February 7th, for a night of honest conversation with David Cancel, Paris Wallace, and Carmichael Roberts. David, Paris, and Carmichael are serial entrepreneurs with experience in inbound marketing, health IT, and venture capital respectively.Paris Wallace is...
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Startup Weekend: Sensored! brings together entrepreneurs to go from idea to prototype in just 54 hours! Beginning Friday evening, individuals pitch ideas and teams form around those ideas; since this event is all about sensors, we'll focus on concepts that use the sensors in mobile devices like...
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Startup Weekend: Sensored! brings together entrepreneurs to go from idea to prototype in just 54 hours! Beginning Friday evening, individuals pitch ideas and teams form around those ideas; since this event is all about sensors, we'll focus on concepts that use the sensors in mobile devices like...
Scaling Development Ventures       Conference on Saturday, February 9, 2013 It is free to attend, but RSVPs are required. We have already reached capacity; sign up here to be on our waitlist.  Anyone who runs a venture in a low- or middle-income country knows about...
Our goal is to implement a few apps, using publicly available APIs. You can propose apps, code them, or just be an observer. PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, C++, FORTRAN, or COBOL (just kidding!) are all welcome! If you want to code, please go through the APIs below. Agenda: Step 1: Get to know ...
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Startup Weekend: Sensored! brings together entrepreneurs to go from idea to prototype in just 54 hours! Beginning Friday evening, individuals pitch ideas and teams form around those ideas; since this event is all about sensors, we'll focus on concepts that use the sensors in mobile devices...
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On Monday, Feb. 11th, we will hold an Angel Education Series workshop at the KPMG LLP at One Broadway, Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square), providing attendees the opportunity to see the environment that hosts some of the area’s most promising startups. The workshop will have two educational sessions...
 Are you interested in building an educational mobile app but don't know where to start? Come learn about best practices for creating a game that not only engages users, but also helps them learn something new. Learn about basic principals of game design, what's happening in the industry...
Mobile continues to be one of the fastest growing segments in the technology industry. The major telecom carriers are under huge pressures to have the next best innovation to stay on top. One way to do ensure they stay innovative is through their innovation and collaboration centers. These...
This panel discussion will focus on some recent social applications of NFC – including smart posters and social networking tags - as well as emerging future opportunities. Discussion topics include: How could NFC-capable mobile devices shape the ways we connect, interact, share...
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Are you a physician, innovator, or entrepreneur with a commercial idea that might be a startup? Join us for this half-day event to discuss today’s unique challenges for life science, medical, and health entrepreneurs starting companies and raising capital. Learn from some of the leading...
Please join us for our February Robotics Roundtable at the new UMass Lowell NERVE. We will be discussing the 2013 calendar and initiatives. The meeting will include a briefing on the new MassTLC Robotics Report, which will officially be launching that day.  After the meeting stay for the...
Join us for Labs Open House: February 12, 2013, 4-6pm Looking for the newest techniques to optimize your front-end design and code for conversions and registrations? Is your product’s mobile experience driving your users up the wall? Want a peek at the latest web and mobile APIs that will transform...
The Pitch Contest consists of two rounds of selection.  In the first round, applications are evaluated anonymously by a group of area business leaders.  Ten finalists will be selected from among the applicants and invited to compete at the Venture Forum’s final meeting of the season,...
Agenda   Richard Mallah, Cambridge Semantics: Leveraging Semantics for Text Mining and Text Analytics Semantic web technologies provide the operational meaning and flexibility to both aid the process of text analytics and unlock the potential of that analysis. Linked Data, OWL, and...
Go Botany – Using eCommerce Techniques to “Sell” Science” Abstract We didn’t set out to “sell” science, we were trying to create a great way for people, including kids, to connect with the science of botany. We did the usual steps – interviewing users, creating personas, making sketches....
Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Facebook-Developers/events/98954312/The Facebook Open Graph API enables apps to publish user interactions (e.g. "took a photo", "listened to a song") to the user's News Feed, Ticker, and Timeline. Integrating with the Open Graph unlocks vibrant...
$20 admission fee includes complimentary food and drinksCelebrate Mardi Gras in a special way. We know as entrepreneurs you often entertain and host events with current, potential and future clients. Join us for an exclusive tasting from top mixologists on perfecting that special cocktail. Learn...
Developing mobile apps can involve a lot of new and unexpected challenges. Beyond needing to learn a whole new programming language (Objective C for iPhone, or Java for Android), one common complaint among new app developers is that the development environments for those languages are...
Java and Documents: PDF Parsing to Make Reflection Your Compliant Minion by Steve Hawley   Abstract The Adobe Portable Document Format is a deceptively simple format that lends itself to obvious Java parsing solutions, which guarantee either hard to read code or fragile code or both....
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Speaker: Roni Mansur, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Health Connector "Connecting the Dots for Small Businesses" Confused about how your small business will navigate the waters of the new national health reform law? Wondering how you are going to connect the dots from health care law to...
   Live Webcast: Bigger Data on a Budget - Get a better understanding of what Big Data is, what all is involved for companies that are quickly accumulating exceedingly large amounts of complex data, what the options are to handle this information and most importantly, what this...
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...
Bob Davis, General Partner,  Highland Capital Partners, Moderates Panel of Co-Founders, CEOs and CIOs with Practical Advice for Entrepreneurs Success.  The Big Dance.  Whether it’s a liquidity event such as an IPO, or a lucrative company sale, successfully of launching a new...
Shipping Product Daily - Is Continuous Delivery Right for You? Every development team is being asked to increase its development speed and scalability either to push themselves to get code out quicker and reduce risk of large deployments or because the market is demanding new capabilities...
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. Come meet for a drink and catch up on all the new mobile developments at our next DrinksOnTap event -Wednesday,...
It's another special Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition.  This month we're showcasing new local food and food-related innovation! Scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm, we've got a terrific group of yummy new products to help promote -- and lots of great networking too!...
Navigating Organizational Conflict to Build Stronger Teams Instructor: Claudette Rowley MSW, CPPC   Are you in a company where employees' interpersonal conflicts often go unresolved? Do you have disputes or disagreements with a co-founder that you don't know how to resolve? Would you ...
Do you have a strategy for getting the most out of LinkedIn? Can you point to real business wins you’ve earned because of that strategy? Most professionals use LinkedIn passively, only increasing their usage while looking to hire or be hired. Many successes people cite from LinkedIn are...
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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...
Last year HackKendall 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's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning Committee is currently considering reflect those ideas 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...
Presented by Jennifer Fabrizi and Sarah Bloomer at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA Are you new to managing a team of user experience professionals? Are you trying to improve the acceptance and effectiveness of your user experience team?  Or maybe you’ve got a mature UX...
Managing technical teams can be difficult, especially when some resources are not local. Management of software development for web-apps, back-end systems, and mobile are common use cases, but these techniques can often be applied in other areas. Join us for a discussion of best practices and...
Description This course picks up where our CSS Basics class left off - we'll explain positioning and layouts, probably the most challenging part of CSS. Practice is key to understanding layouts, so we'll work through exercises and examples that demonstrate each of the different techniques....
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Event Information Is Massachusetts on the rise or leveling off as an economic center?The Massachusetts Business Climate Summit, brought to you by the Boston Business Journal and the State House News Service, will explore steps to make Massachusetts a more competitive place to do business....
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:30-10:00 AM Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA...
Data driven discovery and advanced analytics are fundamental to life science organizations.  The challenges ahead in managing, sharing, accessing, and analyzing data are exacerbated not just by the ever-increasing volumes of data that are generated but even more so by the need to...
This program will provide attendees with a greater understanding of how to maximize their Linkedin profile, network and how to best use LinkedIn for outreach and business. (Intermediate level) REGISTER   Key take-aways students will leave with - How to read a LinkedIn profile- Who to...
 Come join Women 2.0 this February for our Boston Founder Friday ! This event takes place on Friday, February 15th from 6-9pm hosted at Collaboratory 4.0 Founder Friday is open to aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and investors and is free to those who...
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   Do you have projects you've been dying to work on, but you're not sure how to get started? Are you looking for a way to get away from the distractions of home life so you can focus on development? Do you work better in a collaborative environment where you can bounce ideas off...
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 Innovators, ID Yourselves! Boston's innovation economy has become an amazing, pay-it-forward environment. As a founder of a company in the Innovation District—or the I.D. as it is affectionately known—I have seen first-hand so many opportunities open to revitalize Boston's job growth...
Affiliate Marketing 101 Instructor: Dan Marques  Start-up marketers have a tough task; building a brand from scratch, getting huge exposure for their company, and generating an avalanche of qualified sales leads, all while working with a small marketing budget. For those laser-focused...
Hardware 101: Building A High-grade Hardware Startup Instructor: Maneesh SethiWe're currently going through a hardware renaissance. With cool gadgets like Google Glass, smartwatches, and other wearable tech, hardware is as important and popular as ever, and without it, software has nothing to...
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NEVCA's popular "Beers with" series is back! This month, we feature an edtech pioneer who will give you a window into how he scaled three game changing companies: The Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle. At Noodle, John is building a recommendation engine to help anyone find educational...
Join us at the MassChallenge Headquarters for:  The MassChallenge Sampler: An Accelerator Mini-Series Episode III: Marketing The importance of being branded In Partnership with MITX  MassChallenge and MITX bring you the essentials of marketing and branding as you establish your startup....
How to Tell Your Brand's Story Effectively Instructor: Mike Troiano While selling a startup takes some talent, the truth is there's more science under the surface of the art than most entrepreneurs realize. What You'll Learn: The structure and secrets of effective startup positioning. How...
Almost Awesome, Inc. hosts an NSCoder event based out of Workbar on the third Tuesdays of each month with the next meeting on February 19th at 6pm.   Think of it as individual work in a group environment.  Bring your pet rock iPhone, iPad or Mac development projects and spend 3 hours...
Investors don't want to hear about slow and steady growth. To grow quickly enough to attract funding, you need to get "talent scouted" by a VIP with power. Those power-VIPs are customers, distribution partners, journalists, or a superstar to join your team. Don't sell your company short by...
Whether you're looking to make your web app run faster or scale better, one great way to achieve both is to simply do less work.  How?  By using caches, the data hidey-holes which generations of engineers have thoughtfully left at key junctures in computing infrastructure from your...
Backbone is a powerful library for building client-side web applications, but its flexibility comes with a cost. Most real world applications are far more complex than the typical “To Do List” examples and tutorials, but Backbone provides little guidance on how to manage the structure and complexity...
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You have a great product, team, and even customers, and are starting to explore raising a round of funding to help your company grow. Come learn tips and tricks from two local ed tech entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated their way through the fundraising circus. *Service providers are...
We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions. We've got some great things in store for 2013 and can't wait to share them! Please come with comments, questions, suggestions, and more. Welcome to anyone interested in being a participant, sponsor, mentor, or judge.
WHAT?NEXPO is a celebration of the entrepreneurial groups, students, and organizations in the Northeastern and Boston communities. NEXPO is also a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow entrepreneurs while startup ventures working with IDEA will be showcasing their businesses.IDEA...
 Free event! February meeting of the Boston New Technology Meetup - 26th 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&...
First Speaker for the year Andrew Berg will be speaking tips, strategies, and solutions for taking your WebGL project into production. Real world solutions to working with WebGL. Andrew Berg has worked in interactive marketing and advertising for the past 13 years. Working...
 "In today's computer industry, we still typically install and maintain computers the way the automotive industry built cars in the early 1900s. An individual craftsman manually manipulates a machine into being, and manually maintains it afterwards. The automotive industry discovered first...
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In 2010 Mark Zuckerberg said, “If I had to guess, social commerce is next to blow up.”He was right.According to Mashable.com: "Social media has changed the way we shop online, and the statistics confirm it. About 81% of consumers receive advice from friends and family...
(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...
Stop by and chat with Jennifer Jordan, Vice President of MassVentures.. You can reserve a 15 minute segment by signing up at her table in the Café. MassVentures is an early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in Massachusetts high growth technology companies. MassVentures is...
The Boston Hadoop User Group invites you to an evening meet-up and cocktail hour in Cambridge. Join Patrick Toole, SE Manager at Hadapt, and Rob Rosen, Director of Technical Services at MapR, as they discuss how businesses are accelerating Hadoop into production via interactive applications...
Leveraging Social Media in Product Innovation DATE:  Thursday, February 21, 20136:15 PMConstant Contact, 1610 Trapelo Rd, Wathlam, MAPresenter:  Rachel HappeSocial media isn't a buzzword or a fad, it's a critical tool that turns the traditional corporate model on its head.  ...
About This Presentation We've all made fun of SEO at some point in time. While it is often mocked due to the years of shady gimmicks, it shouldn't be ignored completely. Long term SEO success is based on three things: great user experience, front...
Goodwin Procter, along with The Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES), is hosting YES Boston 2013: Startup Accelerators, an evening panel discussion and networking reception on Thursday, February 21. Moderated by Goodwin Procter’s Bill Schnoor, the panel includes: Katie Rae, Techstars...
 Google Apps Script is a cloud based JavaScript environment which allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets and more. The development is entirely within a browser and its free and easy to get started. Come learn all...
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 Couchbase Boston Developer Day 2013The goal of Couchbase Developer Days is to give everyone a basic understanding of Couchbase Server 2.0 and how to use it. We will get you setup to work with Couchbase in your preferred language, make connections and do basic operations. We will get you...
Beyond Gamification: Applied Behavioral Science for Startups with Ben Foster, VP of Product Management at Opower   Gamification is the hot buzzword these days for any company interested in building consumer engagement. However, gamification is often misunderstood and even more often...
Join us this month as we discuss "cloud war stories" - how to start and maintain a cloud-based company. The panel of local cloud experts will tell us about their trials and tribulations of starting a company with cloud technologies. Conversation will vary from cloud storage to cloud...
Making Presentations That Change Minds Instructor: Adam Sigel Everyone knows what boring PowerPoint slides look like, since 99% of all slides are boring. But like many things, creating amazing presentations is a skill that can be taught. Whether you're completely new to presentation design...
  WebInno is an informal gathering of people interested in internet and mobile innovation - open to all in the community. We'll begin with the doors officially opening at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta Hotel.  7PM: Main Dish Presentations Ditto - Joshua Wachman & David...
In preparation for their presentations at PyCon US, Jessica and Nate will rehearse with us! Thanks to Smarterer for sponsoring the night. Jessica McKellar: Keynote [All Levels] Jessica is a director of the Python Software Foundation, and will be speaking inspirationally about Python. Nate...
Join the CustomMade team at our AfterInno party, held in our new space at 105 First St (just a short walk from WebInno at the Royal Sonesta). Hang out with the CM team and other industry enthusiasts whilst guzzling Guinness and consuming custom cocktails. There might even be puppies, and who...
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Behind every successful professional are a variety of little stories. The humble beginnings. The wins and losses. That breakthrough moment! And all the funny, crazy, inspiring, sad, shocking, and interesting things that happened in between. That's where we come in... BIMA is proud to present...
With Internet censorship on the rise around the world, organizations and researchers have developed and distributed a variety of tools to assist Internet users to both monitor and circumvent such censorship. This talk will examine more closely some of the international law and politics of such...
Attendees : We are looking for Entrepreneurs and specifically pre-Series A company founders.  We'd like only one attendee per company please so we can have as many as possible benefiting.  We're expecting 100-120 Entrepreneurs from companies including TechStars, the visiting...
 FOUNDER DIALOGUES X Sponsored by: Microsoft R&D Center & Founder Collective In Support of BUILD Boston Featuring: Steve Papa Founder & CEO: Endeca Moderator: Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective Date: February 26th, 2013   Location: Microsoft New England R...
The Untweetable Playbook for Raising Capital Instructor: Dave Balter In 2006, Harvard Business School wrote a case about the process of BzzAgent's $15M Venture Capital Raise. Before and since, BzzAgent CEO, Dave Balter, has completed nearly a dozen financings numerous companies, and has...
Did you know that LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 187 million members in over 200 countries and territories? What does your profile, skills and posts say about you? Join Women in Technology International Boston’s social media expert...
Join us at the MassChallenge Headquarters for:  The MassChallenge Sampler: An Accelerator Mini-Series Episode IV: Fundraising You might not be ready for money...Yet.   All startups need money- but what kind? When are you ready to pitch? Learn when you are ready and ...
Networking NightCome mingle with your peers who are interested in education technology at this informal networking event. Our events attract entrepreneurs, eduators, investors, students, and others interested in the industry.Several up and coming Boston-area ed tech startups will have demo...
We’ve seen an explosion of devices to help the delivery of content  – HD and 3D TV, tablets and smartphones, in car content delivery, even kitchen appliances. And we’re learning of new content applications including 3D, interactive, the “Internet of Things”, and human-machine...
    Let's meet together for an informal, pay-your-own way dinner. No purchase is required, if you want to hang out and chat and have some water that's fine, if you want to just have drinks, that's fine and if you want to have dinner, it's all good too. John Harvard's is in Harvard...
For this meetup we'll be joining with the folks from the sipXecs User Group, a community of people dedicated to the development of the open source voice over IP telephony server. Topic We'll explore an implementation of a credentialing system on top of MongoDB. Douglas Hubler, chief architect...
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You read and hear about it again and again: Early stage investment is nearly impossible to get. But we know that to be untrue. It IS possible for an early stage life science or technology company to attract investment, but it requires the right questions, the right opportunity and the right...
Speakers:Kevin Murray, Director of Recruiting, WayfairEd Nathanson, Director Talent Acquisition, Rapid7To remain competitive in today's recruiting game you have to tap into all of your resources, from the summer intern to the CEO, all need to be thinking about finding the next hire. Join us for...
Collaborations between industry, academia and investors have great potential, but it can be tough to make them successful. Are you contemplating a partnership or trying to make one work better? Then please join us at the February meeting of the Life Sciences Community Circle.Register Our...
MITX Up is a marketing mentorship program that matches pre-screened startups to marketing and communications mentors to help entrepreneurs be successful in telling their story, marketing their business and generally, “shouting louder and prouder.”  What is MITX Up?MITX works with local...
Come and join us at 6PM at Brick and Mortar. The yelp review and drink/food menu can be found here: http://www.brickandmo... http://www.yelp.com/b... Easily accessible by the T via redline right next to the Central Sq. stop In terms of parking the meters shut off at 6pm. Also there is...
In preparation for their presentations at PyCon US, Ned, David, and James will rehearse with us! Thanks to Arista Networks and ZEFR for sponsoring the evening. Ned Batchelder: Loop like a native [Novice] Python provides powerful primitives for iterating over your data in ways that let you...
We're going to change things up this month - in lieu of our typical  presentation format, we're bringing in a panel of experts in the industry responsible for hiring or placing front end developers. This is your chance to learn what it takes to either land that first job or snag...
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Startups and entrepreneurs don’t always have the funding to retain a public relations firm, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need effective PR programs to get their companies off the ground. If PR is a do-it-yourself project for your organization, make sure you have the tools to get the job...
Today's Chief Information Officers are innovation architects—setting a company's business strategy, determining mission-critical data, and harnessing technology for success. Join NETSEA for an executive breakfast with leading CIOs who will share their ...
2014 ConferenceAcross Boundaries:How can edtech scale student success? Co-Sponsored by: February 28-March 1, 2014Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street) at Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAEarly bird registration will open in mid-December.Twitter: @learnlaunch #learnlaunch14The...
(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...
In today’s economy and corporate culture, every department is expected to do more with less, especially marketing. To our CEOs, “I don’t have enough budget” is an excuse that just doesn’t hold water. We are expected to use all our creative powers and marketing savvy to deliver strong results...
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...
This monthly gathering, brought to you by The Capital Network, Venture Café and Silicon Valley Bank, brings together seasoned entrepreneurs and early-stage startups. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.Read more about this...
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...
If you are a technology entrepreneur, work at a technology or life sciences company or are an investor in tech or biotech companies, you are welcome join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the launch of Foley Hoag’s Technology & Entrepreneurship Collaborative (TEC@FoleyHoag...
   The Valet Key Pattern and 7 other things most developers don’t know about Windows Azure Blob Storage In this talk, we will dive into Windows Azure Blob Storage. First, we will figure out what it is (hint: it resembles a cloud file system, but there’s a lot more to it – thus the...
The game industry has grown in leaps-and-bounds since the early days. We’ve seen huge advancements in graphics, back-end technology, game mechanics and storytelling. We’ve grown to be a highly profitable industry with billions to our name each year. Despite our success, however, we still face...
Are you attending SXSW 2013 as a multi-year veteran who knows the scene inside and out?  Or are you attending for the first time? If you said yes to either, Join SVB and the Venture Café from 6-7pm on February 28th.  Come meet fellow entrepreneurs and companies from Boston who will be...
Customer Acquisition with Andy Payne, Co-Founder of OpenMarket You might have the greatest product or service in the world, but if you can't get customers, it doesn't matter.  How can you be as good at customer acquisition as you are at product?  This workshop will focus on on-line...
Windows 8 offers a new and unique opportunity for front-end web developers, allowing them to use languages they already know (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript) to create apps. This class is a general introduction to the Windows 8 platform, and will touch on:the process, start to finish, of...
We're super excited to welcome back Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits, co-authors of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development, to provide us with a preview of their new book, The Lean Entrepreneur.Come learn how to be a Lean Entrepreneur &enter your mailing address in the...