Networking calendar

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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...
How to Best Network Online To Make Better Connections Offline  Learn online networking best practices for a better offline networking experience. Learn how Networking 2.0 can dramatically make your networking much more efficient. Key takeaways: Have access to latest events for start ups and...
Join us for lunch, followed by a round table discussion to learn about strategies and techniques proven to be effective to add value to early stage life science companies. This interactive small group setting provides an opportunity to learn about IP basics, strategies for building an IP portfolio...
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Building apps to go cross-platform is one of the big challenges of mobile.  One option is to use a platform framework such as Phonegap, HTML5, or a commercial toolset that takes some of the pain out of porting. The other option is to build a separate native app for iOS, Android, and other...
Come join us for a celebration of Growth Hacks. We will have three (3) 20 minute presentations from members of Boston Growth Hackers. See what others are doing to drive user acquisition, accelerate revenue growth, and grow their businesses! Come celebrate what worked and what didn't...
Please join Boston-area alumni as we welcome Locately Founder and CEO Dr. Thaddeus Fulford-Jones to share his entrepreneurial journey. We will start the evening with complimentary pizza, sponsored by our hosts, McCarter English, LLP, followed by a presentation from Thaddeus. An expert in the...
Product Poker: Winning Strategies for Product Development Instructor: Christopher O'Donnell Product development and playing poker are not unrelated skills. With the right approach, the best strategy, and proper execution, you can set yourself (and your organization) up for fantastic success....
With cloud data taking over, it is important to go over the facts and lay them all out.  We are holding a special Big Data event specifically on Cloud Databases with NUODB as our main sponsor. Expect great content, refreshments, great networking, and prizes from O'Reilly Media, NUODB, and...
Boston / Cambridge SEO Internet Marketing Networking Group We invite local Boston SEO, affiliate marketing and search engine marketing professionals in New England area to join us. Location: Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA Parking available behind Average Joes. Mention this...
UML - The good, the bad, and the ugly. It gets a bad name, but it still has use as a tool in our tool belt. We're going to spend a little time doing an overview of UML, talk a little about where it goes wrong, and talk a lot about where it goes right. If there is time we'll do small...
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Are you attending SXSW EDU this year? Come mingle with LearnLaunch staff at this informal and fun networking event! With an open bar and a sun-drenched patio, there's no excuse not to leave the hotel. Continue your ed tech conversations at The Ginger Man, a local Austin pub known for...
For this class we're going to take a break from programming ('cept for a little HTML) and focus a bit on the content and business side of things. That means no need to bring your laptop, unless that's how you like to take notes.   Description SEO. Three little letters that get thrown...
Technology Track: Build Your Product Without Writing a Line of Code!Product Development with Cort Johnson of Terrible LabsGreat, you have an idea! It's the best thing ever and all that stands between you and 1 million users is building it. In this class, you will learn how to productize your idea...
Though it doesn't make headlines as often as some other programming languages, Java is one of the most widely used; in 2012, TIOBE ranked it as the #1 language (handily beating out a number of other languages like C++, Python, and Ruby) in terms of market share growth, and some project that Java...
Free event! Come network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community and learn about mobile strategy and mobile app development!First, Tushneem Dharmagadda of Mobinett Interactive will discuss mobile strategy and trends, designing native apps for the best user...
We're back! Join fellow Boston Area folks within teh Tech/UX/Design/Startup community for our second scrimmage hockey event! If we get enough players as we did last time we may be able to secure some pizza and beer with $25 we each have to pay to play, but this requires about 24 people to sign up...
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Finding a few early backers to support your company is a key to the success of any startup, but taking money from those backers comes with risks and responsibilities.  In this program, Rick Lucash and Ben Hron from McCarter & English will discuss different methods of raising seed capital,...
This limited seat luncheon brings some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys to provide 2 hours of deep instruction to entrepreneurs struggling to understand the complexity of high growth investments. Sample terms sheets will be provided and analyzed.Working lunch programs are hosted by...
Please email us at info@hackreduce.org if you would like an invitation to Lunchbeat.  Please be aware that you must dance!
At the Launch Smart Clinic,  two companies will present their full investor presentation (not just the elevator pitch) and get feedback from both our distinguished panelists and the audience. Please join us and help these companies tighten their growth and fundraising plans while you glean...
Join the DreamIt Team from 6-8 pm for a night of world-class networking, information gathering, food, fun, and friends.  Meet with the DreamIt partners and alumni and discover why DreamIt NYC is the right program for you.
Boston Software Engineers is going to be holding it's second job fair this time at Microsoft NERD.  This will be an unprecedented gathering of our event sponsors with engineers seeking new career opportunities. Refreshments will be served. Engineers ---------------------------- The event...
Start Here : Resources for Startups Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm New to Boston, or new to startups in general? Start here. This special event will bring together some of the most knowledgeable people in town to talk about the resources available for startups in Boston and...
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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...
The 2013 Markley Data Center Summit will bring hundreds of industry professionals together in the heart of Boston. The event will feature presentations and panel discussions on cloud computing, cyber security, hyper-connectivity, and emerging data center trends by industry experts from around the...
Free Windows Azure training session where you bring your laptop and we'll help you get started on Windows Azure. We will walk you through: Creating a FREE Windows Azure trial account. (Please be sure to have a Microsoft Id (or Windows LiveId). See below for instructions to how to acquire one...
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...
March 15th and April 15th are quickly approaching—don't be left in the dark on tax matters! Ed Culhane and Rose Kennedy from WTAS will hold office hours during Venture Café to answer individual and business-related tax questions.
Village Capital VentureWell is holding a venture forum for our unique peer-selected capital accelerator program. This forum is an opportunity for investors and guests to tell us which of the 16 Venture Capital / VentureWell cleantech and mobile ventures you like most. We look forward to seeing...
Join Microsoft New England to celebrate International Women's Day and the launch of the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative!    Comprised of a group of individuals and representatives from the nonprofit and academic world, the Collaborative is working together to increase girls...
Bob Caspe, operator of the International Entrepreneurship Center, returns for another thought-provoking discussion: Why Most Startups Fail. Come join the dialogue as Bob articulates the differences between the possible and the probable and what entrepreneurs can do to improve their odds of...
Norma Lee Todd and Charles Goldblum from The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will be in the Café to give an overview of APL and the APL Office of Technology Transfer. APL is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research, and development. Its staff works to solve complex research,...
Startup Secrets Series: Crafting the Perfect Pitch with Michael Skok of North Bridge Venture Partners Are you preparing to enter an accelerator program or business plan competition? Are you working on your pitch to potential investors? A pitch often replaces a business plan in today’s...
 Starting an online store and don't know where to begin? One option is Shopify, a popular and powerful ecommerce platform that allows businesses and individuals to create lightweight online storefronts, allowing them to sell directly to their customers over the web. In this class, we...
In preparation for their presentations at PyCon US, Jessica, Stephen, and James will rehearse with us! Thanks to Quantopian and EnerNOC for sponsoring the evening. Jessica McKellar: How the Internet Works [Novice] This talk is an introduction to the Internet's structure and protocols through...
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Have a consumer goods product idea you know is ready to make it big?If so, Daily Grommet and Google Apps want to help you take your product idea to market. Submit your product concept below by March 8, 2013. Daily Grommet will review submissions, announce the top 10 ideas by March 11,...
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Join the greater Boston technical community for the 19th edition of Boston Code Camp at the Microsoft England R & D Center (NERD) in Cambridge. The FREE event, which includes morning coffee and lunch, will host over 200 area software developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and...
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The Open Virtualized Communication and Social Collaboration ConferenceTired of dealing with legacy PBX and UC vendors? Looking for a way to introduce social collaboration within your enterprise? Finally determined to gain control over BYOD?  Virtualized Communications has entered the arena,...
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There are many reasons to want to learn how to program. Maybe you want to be able to cobble together a prototype to prove your concept. Maybe part of you thinks you would have made a world-class developer or software engineer. Maybe you just want to be able to understand your CTO. Either...
This meetup features Mark Atwood of HP talking about OpenStack.
Hello Everyone. This coming Monday we will be sharing how to best remotely manage AWS. Many of us are familiar with the Amazon Management Console, but we know that scripting is the way to go. There are many ways to interface with EC2. Please email me if you can share a bit about your remote...
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MassTLC 2013 Annual Meeting Educate, Attract, Engage: Building the Massachusetts' Tech Workforce of the Future March 12, 2013Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Networking & Registration 7:30-8:00am; Program begins promptly at 8:00am  If you were given one minute to pitch the Governor,...
 Join Us for the First Cloud Community Conference at Bentley University! Boston has a highly diverse tech community, if there's one thing that ties all of us together, it's the cloud--so join us for a comprehensive tech conference for everyone from mobile app developers to in-house IT...
5.9 billion people now use mobile phones, of which 1.1 billion are smartphones.  Smartphones will empower behavioral scientists to collect terabytes of ecologically valid data from vast global samples – easily, quickly, and remotely.  Smartphones can record where people are, what they...
From memory to inspiration The MIT Media Lab community invites you to join us for a remembrance of Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:00pm MIT Media Lab Sixth floor event space 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA Reception immediately following the memorial program
Level: IntermediateTrack: Business Development Come learn about the Amplify Tablet, which is being built exclusively for classroom use, and how you can integrate your content into the platform. This exclusive free class is for ed tech entrepreneurs who have developed or are in the process...
We now spend more time on the Internet via mobile apps than through PC-based web browsers. In many cases, smartphones are becoming the dominant interaction point for consumers, customers and employees. Our next B2B IT Forum will explore what this means for Enterprises today and going...
Agenda: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Outlook for Semantic Web in 2013: A Panel Discussion ********************************** We have invited experts from venture capital and from emerging industry to share their perspectives on opportunities and trends for Semantic Web in 2013 and...
Join us at the MassChallenge Headquarters for:  The MassChallenge Sampler: An Accelerator Mini-Series Episode VI: Media Lights, camera, action! Media relations and PR faux pas uncovered.  Learn the dos and don'ts of working with the Media as an early-stage startup with Jodi-Tatiana...
Join us at Lir on Boylston for a night of networking with the Boston tech community! Come grab after work drinks and appetizers and chat with local tech enthusiasts about the latest trends. Whether you are new to meetup or not, this is a great way to stay connected with the Boston tech community...
Java and Garbage: How to collect?   Most of us don't want to go back to the days of malloc and free, but the garbage collector isn't always our friend. In this presentation, you'll learn about the different garbage collection strategies used in JVMs, how to monitor garbage collection,...
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MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Dr. Johannes Fruehauf, Founding Executive Director of LabCentral will speak at the 5th Annual Meeting of the  KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION MARCH 13, 2013 7:00 am - Networking and Breakfast 7:30-9:00 am - Opening Remarks and Agenda Volpe National Transportation...
Remember when we dreamed of flying to the moon…and kids literally dreamed of becoming rocket scientists and politicians made policy that enabled innovation? Most of us don’t. Since Apollo 17’s flight in 1972, no humans have been back to the moon, or gone anywhere beyond low Earth orbit. Cars...
Mass Innovation Nights #48 will be a mega party – the launch of ten new products, the after-party and the fourth anniversary of our launch all rolled into one!  This month we're heading into town to the Lansdowne Pub, right near Fenway, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm. We've got...
Top Startups Wanted -  MassChallenge 2013 UnTapped Info Session: CASIS Edition     MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch & succeed immediately. It's the world's largest startup accelerator and is looking for the 125 highest-impact...
Design Psychology: Motivate Your User Instructor: Amy Bucher It doesn't matter what your product is; your goal is to motivate a user to DO something, whether it's to click a button, commit to a healthy habit, or enter credit card information. This course will provide an overview of a...
Our Next Event:  The Role of Social Media in the Healthcare Industry March 13, 2013***************Purchasing a ticket in advance is highly recommended although they will be sold at the door. Please navigate to www.painpointsinhealthcare.com if you wish to purchase one. The pricing is $10...
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.
 WordPress is the premier content management system for those seeking an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website.  In this class, we'll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly, and cover best practices in :- selecting a website design- content...
 Social Entrepreneurship Track: Identifying the Market for Social Ventures with Miguel Granier Co-sponsored by HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and Harvard i-lab. Join us for a discussion on the difference between identifying a market need and understanding actual demand when developing a...
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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...
Bootstrap Compost is stepping up to compost Venture Café's cups! Help us harness the power of your cups to grow new food!
Ben Littauer will be holding office hours at Venture Café. Mr. Littauer is an active angel investor and startup advisor - an investor in more than 25 startups in the past five years, both through groups and on his own, Ben characterizes himself as "a small investor with a big mouth." Schedule...
Have you ever been “stuck” in a problem...and no matter how often you and your colleagues try to solve it, it’s still a dead-end? Variety in the way a problem is framed and interpreted can help a problem become “unstuck” when a single approach isn’t able to produce a workable solution. This...
Hydraulic fracturing, known to many as “fracking” IS happening and is unlikely to cease. In fact, “fracking” is becoming a standard procedure for the recovery of fossil fuels (gas and oil) in the US and is beginning to be so globally. So the question becomes how do we do it safely, efficiently...
Like it or not, we live in a legalistic environment – which is both a curse and a blessing. For entrepreneurs, the legal system can be both a bothersome, expensive thicket and a helpful, predictable tool. The savvy will be aware of legal opportunities and restrictions, especially...
The Value BuilderFive essentials to building credibility and confidence as a woman leader #WESTvalue Workshop run by Fredia Woolf, President of Woolf Consulting, Catalyzing Transformational Breakthroughs for Leaders and Teams.  This workshop is for you if: You are at a critical point in your...
 Startup Grind is an event series designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.  We welcome amazing speakers who share their stories with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time.  It's an amazing opportunity...
 Dividing the Founder Pie with Jeffrey Beir of Seed2A It's not an easy conversation to have, but you need to have it. Jeffrey will present an approach for having the discussion with your co-founders and suggest a methodology for dividing up the pie. He will also spend some time on...
Receive suggestions and constructive feedback on your Brand’s name, logo, graphics, website UI, or online media strategy from Michael Abbate, Lead Designer at REPENSO. 15-minute sessions will be held at Venture Café on a first come, first serve basis. Bring a sample sketch, a refined logo, or...
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In the past, we've held Innovation Open Houses at cool companies around Boston — from Zipcar to iRobot to Karmaloop — EXCLUSIVELY for students.  This time, we're switching it up, doing a walking tour of the Innovation District. You'll get a chance to visit several different companies, meet...
How to Execute a Successful Networking Event Learn the steps to take to plan a networking event from start to finish including, venues, sponsorships, promotional and social media techniques and how to connect with attendees pre event, during the event and post event. This class is for anyone...
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Much like previous opensqlcamps, this will be an un-conference style get together for people interested in open source databases, including non-relational databases, database alternatives like NoSQL stores, and database tools such as Gearman. We are not focusing on any one project, and hope to...
 Overview The results of research can take on many forms, and it is our job to effectively communicate these outcomes to a number of different stakeholders. We can never predict what we may uncover in the course of data gathering, but we can identify and set expectations as to what form...
This event is organized by the Elasticsearch Boston meetup group.  Let’s do a full hackday where NLP/ML is the topic and folks get to work hands-on with Elasticsearch, NLP/ML libraries and unstructured data sets. It will be very open ended and all about seeing what type of applications or...
Joomla is one of the top three open source content management systems in the world, with over 30 million downloads and over 3000 government sites currently running the software. We are planning a full day of learning for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced user featuring Joomla 3, and...
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Much like previous opensqlcamps, this will be an un-conference style get together for people interested in open source databases, including non-relational databases, database alternatives like NoSQL stores, and database tools such as Gearman. We are not focusing on any one project, and hope to...
ABOUT THIS class Finding new customers is a challenge for every business. Getting started with AdWords as a customer acquisition channel can be confusing, expensive and time consuming. In this gentle introduction to AdWords, we will walk through the AdWords interface and explore...
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LEADING IN LOCAL The 'Gold Standard' Conference Series for the Interactive Local Media Community BIA/Kelsey's LEADING IN LOCAL conferences are the definitive events on local digital advertising and...
Bring your MongoDB questions for Jeff Yemin, 10gen engineer.
Many thanks to Microsoft NERD for hosting this event. A few dollars will go to cover pizza that will arrive about 5:40ish.  The room will be setup classroom style (rows of tables with power strips).  Food/drink is allowed in the room.  MS has fridges full of soda as well as Keurig...
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...
Next Meetup Date: March 18th, 2013 Time: 7pm-10pm We’ll have another round of lightning talks this month! Send us an email: admins@bostonindies.com if you’d like to give a talk.   General Meetup Info We gather once a month in Boston, typically third Mondays, to talk about independent game...
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LEADING IN LOCAL The 'Gold Standard' Conference Series for the Interactive Local Media Community BIA/Kelsey's LEADING IN LOCAL conferences are the definitive events on local digital advertising and...
Many emerging companies make the mistake of putting all of their resources into immediate needs, and often neglect longterm regulatory strategy concerns when it comes to submissions and approvals. Don’t neglect the strategy piece in your planning! This lunch will provide a deep-dive foundation of...
 The mobile revolution is over. Since the iPhone's 2007 debut, our daily lives have been transformed. We now have an explosion of apps and devices with which to browse, communicate, navigate, get recommendations, shop, and share. Mobility has become a part of the fabric of daily life, and...
Office Hours at Workbar: Jeremy Halpern is a partner in the Business Department and the Director of Business Development for the Emerging Companies Group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on private equity, venture capital, and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity and...
Daily Grommet wants to help local start-ups and small businesses take a product idea to market in the From Home Plate to Home Run Challenge at Fenway Park!   Join the the teams, Daily Grommmet and Boston.com's The Hive for an after-party directly following the competition at GameOn Boston...
This year's MassAccess is bigger and better than ever! Learn how to work a room with confidence and network effectively before we begin the main event. Jules Pieri, Founder & CEO of The Daily Grommet, will kick off with a 30-minute lecture to ensure you are getting the most from your speed...
Join the WITI Boston Leadership team for a casual and informative evening. Our team is growing and we are looking for talented women to join our mission. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about WITI and the committees we lead. This event is free to attend. It is restaurant week in...
Hiring and Leading a Superpowered Team Instructor: Nick Ducoff  With the right hiring strategy and leadership tactics, anyone is capable of creating and leading a superpowered team that can crush any goal imaginable. In this class, you'll learn hiring secrets to identify the most-...
Come see Grunt creator Ben Alman step through some pro tips for working with Grunt and speak about Grunt's genesis, adoption, and roadmap.
Gone are the days when it is OK for developers and operations professionals to blindly accept poor visibility and insight into application and system problems.  Since the dawn of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) it has become clear there is an evolution in the way...
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LEADING IN LOCAL The 'Gold Standard' Conference Series for the Interactive Local Media Community BIA/Kelsey's LEADING IN LOCAL conferences are the definitive events on local digital advertising and...
Speakers:Maria Laccotripe Zacharakis - http://www.mccarter.com/Maria-Laccotripe-Zacharakis/Thomas Hoover - http://www.mccarter.com/Thomas-Hoover/Daniel Kelly - http://www.mccarter.com/Daniel-J-Kelly/IP is the most important asset many startup companies possess.  In this program, Maria...
Level: BeginnerTrack: Marketing & PR You are starting to think about how to build buzz for your product or perhaps you already have a product on the market but need help spreading the word. Come learn from Maureen MacGregor, a seasoned PR pro, and Boundless, a Boston-based ed tech...
Wednesday March 20th, MassConnect-Boston is happy to announce it's first Boston area professional networking event at Game On! at Fenway Park Join us from 5:30-8:30pm, for a casual business afterhours to build and develop business connections. Free appetizers and as a special attraction, we will...
Agenda: 6pm - 6:45pm: Networking 6:45 - 8pm: Intro and presentations 8pm - 9pm: Networking   Presenters: Scott Cohen | CEO | Dropfire Presentation Topic: Discussion about Semantic and Structural Conflicts of Data Craig Vitter | Product Evangelist | IKANOW Presentation Topic: Intro to...
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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...
3/13/13 Update: Use promo code mitbigdeal to receive a discounted rate. View the full program schedule here! What is MIT BiG? How is it different from other gaming events? MIT BiG is a conference that focuses on the business side of the gaming industry. Our aim is to bring together industry...
The 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum The Women’s Leadership Forum celebrates the power of women in 2013 and honors the ‘Women We Admire’. These are women from all generations and walks of life who have inspired us. The ‘Women We Admire’ have broken through the glass ceiling and helped others to...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.org Venture Café alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
We welcome Mark Allio, Regional Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network’s Boston Regional Office & Minority Business Center at UMass Boston to our roster of Office Hour Resources. The MSBDC is part of a national public business assistance program...
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, in partnership with the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center welcomes you to apply for MassCEC Catalyst Program Awardsr. The Program's primary intent is to stimulate the commercialization of clean energy technologies developed in the Commonwealth. $40,000...
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...
LearnLaunchX is New England's first accelerator program aimed at accelerating the growth of successful new learning and education technology companies. Each company will receive seed funding, workspace, and intensive mentoring and collaboration from education and learning professionals that have a...
Attorneys Gil Breiman and Bruce Jobse will be in on Thursday to help you with a variety of issues. Attorney Gil Breiman can help discuss best strategies and forms of possible funding with participants, as well as some of the alternative financings, such as grants, Kickstarter, accelerator...
LearnLaunchX is New England's first accelerator program aimed at accelerating the growth of successful new learning and education technology companies. Each company will receive seed funding, workspace, and intensive mentoring and collaboration from education and learning professionals that...
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...
Larry Ehrhardt of Ballast Lane Application will be sharing again at the North Shore Technology Council's March IT SIG meeting on the 26th. He gave an intro to mobile development last year at this meeting which you can review here on Slideshare (below is a short video...
Event Details Meet the Spring 2013 Betaspring Companies Join us on March 21 for Betaspring's Spring 2013 Open House at 5pm.   What you'll find: Meet the 15 companies participating in our current session and catch...
Do you have questions about how to find a funder for your startup? In the labyrinthic funding map there may be a funder that is perfect for your startup. Who should you talk to first and why? Jennifer Jordan of MassVentures will be discussing the funding landscape for startups: how to navigate...
This Nominee / Judge Reception, hosted at SBANE, is the first opportunity our Nominees will have to meet the Judges and is mandatory to advance in the competition.  Nominees please call SBANE offices to register. SBANE members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend to represent...
 Next Generation Product Management: Adapting To The Future -- Product Management is changing. What knowledge and skills will be needed by the product managers of the future? This panel of industry experts  will provide a diverse perspective and address ways that product managers can...
  Meena Kothandaraman Presenting Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Achieving An Ideal Work Life Balance as an Independent Consultant  Being an independent consultant in the user experience field has its many perks: choose your projects, choose your hours, and be your own boss so that...
THIS MEETING IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES PLEASE NOTE THE MARCH MEETING IS A DIFFERENT DATE, TIME AND LOCATION THAN OUR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS 3:00 - 6:00 PM - Networking, Other Events and Refreshments - Cambridge Innovation Center - 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 6:00 - 8:00 PM - EntreTech Forum...
Intro to SQL Instructor: Max Uhlenhuth Heard about SQL (Structured Query Language) but not sure where to start?  SQL connects your data to your application and lies at the heart of almost every app and website.  In this class, you'll learn how write basic SQL queries, import and...
Free event! Boston New Technology's March product showcase - 27th 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 follow...
So you want to do a startup in India? This session unpacks: how to find a good problem to solve, how to figure out if I've found a good product/market fit, and the problems you would encounter starting a business in India that you may not think about. This will be an interactive session, so...
ABOUT THIS class When looking at the factors affecting a startup's success, few are as important as the team leading it. And as damaging and costly as a bad hire can be at a developed business, in a startup it can be lethal. How can a founder avoid these dangers and build a good...
MassTLC would like to welcome all exhibitors for PAX East and game developers to our 4th annual party to celebrate the local Massachusetts gaming industry and all it has to offer.  Join us to see firsthand how Massachusetts has become a leading gaming hub and the amazing community of game...
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What is the Piranha Pond? It is a "pitch party" where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to discuss funding their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the...
In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington,...
We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. As we step further down the path of responsive design we begin to expose new and exciting problems, which help define the future of user experience on the Web. Problems centering around asset management (like images)...
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In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington,...
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In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington,...
We will be at Sampson/Paul room. Our goal is to implement a few apps, using publicly available APIs. You can propose apps, code them, or just be an observer. PHP, C#, .net, VB,  Java, Python, Ruby, C++, FORTRAN, or COBOL (just kidding!) are all welcome! If you want to code, please go...
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Come join us at the back bays City Bar. An upscale bar and lounge at the bottom of a hotel conveniently located in Copley. http://www.citybarboston.com/press http://www.yelp.com/biz/city-bar-boston#query:City%20bar%20boston We will have a private room in the back for our group. Feel free...
Keys to Responsive Design Instructor: Tim Wright Let's face it: web design is changing, rapidly. Designing for mobile is becoming critical as more people use their phones to browse the web, but designing great products means designing something that will work on future desktop, mobile and even...
It's a common story: an entrepreneur develops a revolutionary product, works furiously to get it ready for launch and, when it's ready, tries to get the company covered by a major publication like TechCrunch to build traffic. And it works, for a little while... but after a few days and a few...
EclipseCon is a premium technology conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It is four-day annual conference involving companies and individuals producing and using Eclipse technology. The conference includes a day of tutorials followed by three days of sessions, evening BoFs,...
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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 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 "...
EclipseCon is a premium technology conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It is four-day annual conference involving companies and individuals producing and using Eclipse technology. The conference includes a day of tutorials followed by three days of sessions, evening BoFs,...
Can't make it to one of our in person events? Join us online for a Webinar Info Session!MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch & succeed immediately. It's the world's largest startup accelerator and is looking for the 125 highest-impact startups from...
Larry Ehrhardt, CEO, of Ballast Lane Applications, LLC will review and discuss the successful strategies for selecting what parts of your software and information portfolio should be delivered through a mobile device and the challenges of bolting on that functionality to existing assets...
Journey to the Top: Lessons Learned Along the Way  #WESTjourney Join us for an engaging panel discussion to hear women with a wide range of experiences in different industries discuss key attributes to their success and pitfalls to avoid. Appetizers, wine, dessert, and coffee will be...
  Join us for this four-class series where you'll walk away with the know-how to work with JavaScript & jQuery.   Description Any time something changes when you are viewing a website, you've just seen JavaScript in action. When you: + are on Facebook and a notification pops up that...
PresentationsHow Startup Marketing and Sales Can Work TogetherAh, the relationship between marketing and sales. Whether the two departments are in a close, symbiotic relationship with perfect alignment or mortal enemies, the two must work together for any B2B startup to succeed.Matthew Bellows, the...
Startup Secrets Series: Raising Money from Seed to Exit: Funding Strategies to Go the Distance with Michael Skok of North Bridge Venture Partners  At a time when there are so many ways to fund your startup, from angels to accelerators, it’s more important than ever to develop a...
2013 NETWORKING KICKOFF for TIE Social Entrepreneurs Group is providing an opportunity to continue with the connections and networking. We have social entrepreneurs coming and presenting their idea. Each presenter will have 2 minutes to pitch their idea or service. We will...
We're uniquely creative, we're inspiration driven, we obsess over every detail and we can rarely turn-it-off... we are designers, and, we're different. We think differently, we perform differently and we need to work differently. A rant, a rave and a reality check on how we build...
  #50onFIRE @BostInno Recognizing inventors, disrupters, luminaries, and newsmakers, BostInno's 50 on Fire celebrates visionary individuals and companies across all industries in Boston. Nominate the city’s biggest game changers, from established leaders to up-and-comers, then join us for an...
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Ed Adams, President and CEO, of Security Innovation of Wilmington, MA will discuss the shifts in mindset and approach that organizations must take to roll out secure software applications at the North Shore Technology Council March breakfast event. Recent attack trends and data breaches will be...
Crowdfunding seems like a great source of funding and a great way to invest, but how will it change your company or your investment?If you have ever considered crowdfunding either as an investor or an entrepreneur then this program is for you. Two experts debate the pros and cons and the key...
Jack Daniel's. More than a bottle of whiskey. Join Carmen D'Ascendis, Director of Global Marketing at Jack Daniel's, and Wade Devers, Executive Creative Director at Arnold Worldwide for our next CMO Breakfast. Feted in song, an untitled character in countless films and the symbol of...
EclipseCon is a premium technology conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It is four-day annual conference involving companies and individuals producing and using Eclipse technology. The conference includes a day of tutorials followed by three days of sessions, evening BoFs,...
Learn from an active investor on how to make better use of Gust, the industry standard for applying for angel funding and with which most Angel Groups use to review deals.This program advises and mentors all-stages of entrepreneurs and enables all attendees to experience what top Angel Groups...
Cloud computing is now a major marketplace strategy for any company aiming to benefit from high quality services, while remaining agile and efficient. Cloud computing offers a flexible, on-demand platform that can contract or expand to accommodate growth in traffic, applications and data...
MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch & succeed immediately. It's the world's largest startup accelerator and is looking for the 125 highest-impact startups from any industry for its 2013 program.The application deadline is Wednesday, April 3rd....
Workshop run by Heather McGotty, Director of Human Resources at Welch's The basic mechanics in good resume writing Starting with the end in mind What you want to achieve with the document Relevance to desired position, etc. What to include and what to leave out How to phrase...
Join Philippe Le Hegaret from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to hear about HTML5 and other good things from our friends and neighbors at W3C. The Open Web Platform is expanding its reach and scope. More industries are looking to adopt HTML5, latest one being the automotive industry....
Join Application Performance Management (APM) expert Daniel Kaar as he explains this important topic - what APM is, why it is important, and how it can be used to better understand (then optimize) applications in the Windows Azure Cloud. (See further details below.) SCHEDULE Pizza: 6:00 -...
What is a personal brand? Where does it come from? And how can you use it to help your business, or more effectively climb the corporate ladder? This first class will walk through five steps towards developing your own unique brand identity...
Fixed headers have become a mainstay in the industry, but as with any user interface technique, there are trade offs, implementation details and the right way and wrong ways to go about adding fixed headers to a site. Front End Engineer Nick Dreckshage and Product Manager Marcus...
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App Madness at Champions Boston! Featuring Jonathan Kay, COO & Founder of Apptopia “How to increase your apps value & What buyers on Apptopia are doing to increase cash flows and revenues” Thursday March 28th from 6pm – 8pm COME connect and engage with fellow app developers across all...
The New Economy Boost Camp™ helps business owners and managers find new ways to market smarter – not just cheaper using a mix of  traditional and social media marketing techniques. Boot camps are held quarterly through out New England and are quasi-military in nature.  However...
(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...
EclipseCon is a premium technology conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It is four-day annual conference involving companies and individuals producing and using Eclipse technology. The conference includes a day of tutorials followed by three days of sessions, evening BoFs,...
We’re excited to announce the location for LunchSpotting 1.3: Space with a SoulOn March 28th at noon, Space with a Soul will be our next Lunch Spot! Matter CEO, Scott Signore, and Space with a Soul Founder & CEO, Stas Gayshan, will say a few words and then we’ll get started connecting,...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.org Venture Café alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
Stephen Davis is a business growth strategist – as well as the Founder of the CXO Advisory Group - a firm providing interim COO and VP Sales and Marketing services. His company works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers who want to accelerate their revenue growth to the next...
Brad Kayton, a successful serial entrepreneur and experienced angel investor, wants to learn about your business and offer advice. He is part of an upcoming seed-stage angel fund that will invest in web-centric companies, in areas that include: B2C destination sites, online marketing, SaaS...
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...
 March Madness is back.  Startups, VCs and Supporters of the Innovation Community - it's time to lace up and battle it out on the hardwood in the Second Annual "Raise the Rim" Basketball Tourney hosted by EverTrue! Join us on March 28th at Basketball City from 4:...
Can't make it to one of our in person events? Join us online for a Webinar Info Session! MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch & succeed immediately. It's the world's largest startup accelerator and is looking for the 125 highest-impact startups...
Dinner will be provided 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, Larissa Park and Gary Schall,...
Description What has a square blue logo and more tools than a Swiss Army knife? Photoshop! The good news is that web crafters can get a lot done in Photoshop without having to master every last part of the program. The aim of this two-class series is to help you hone in on the tools that will...
Were you unable to attend SXSWedu this year or do you want to continue the conversation? Come to this meetup where you can mingle with like-minded people interested in discussing the future of ed tech. You will hear from a panel of Boston-based ed tech experts who participated in SXSWedu...
Maura Snow will present an approach to developing comunication skills. Participants will understand how their own behavioral tendencies and preferences are perceived in the workplace. Participants will learn to make any needed adaptations to increase the effectiveness of their communication...
Bob Caspe, operator of the International Entrepreneurship Center, returns for another thought-provoking discussion: Why Most Startups Fail. Come join the dialogue as Bob articulates the differences between the possible and the probable and what entrepreneurs can do to improve their odds of...
Startup Growth: Up & To The Right Instructor: Brian Balfour As Paul Graham said, “Startups = Growth.” In this class you will learn the necessary principles and frameworks to establish and accelerate the growth of your company’s users/customers. Brian will teach you that...
We're kicking off our Geeks & Beer series for 2013 by introducing how cultural change is evolving the way people approach work. The most interesting work in almost every business today is accomplished through intelligent insights and unique solutions. We've got a set of speakers who can talk...
ABOUT THIS class Networking events can be fantastic ways to discover clients, build business partnerships, and find new hires. But they can also be difficult to navigate, and it's easy to waste time and money on them by missing great opportunities. How do you optimize your...
Agile is often introduced into companies as a process that only the engineering teams have to use. When Agile is only looked at in this narrow scope, it's limited in terms of the benefits that it can bring to the business. There is a better approach. One where Executives and Sr Management see...
Rescheduled from March 7. If you plan to attend, please RSVP, even if you RSVP'd for the last event. There may be some additions/subtractions to this lineup. Also, there will be a reception, starting at 6:30 pm. thanks, Matt Carroll Lightning presentations Using MuckRock to get public records...
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  How To Lead A Productive Brainstorm We all know what a time suck meetings can be, especially if they are unorganized and inefficiently run - which is most of the time.  Brainstorming sessions, while great in theory, can be challenging and a complete waste of time, often...
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Are you a web developer, designer, or programmer who is interested in baseball? Or a passionate baseball fan with ideas? Boston Baseball Hack Day on March 30, 2013, is the second annual hacking event where area baseball minds come together, form a team, and collaborate to create...
The Gala features the award ceremonies honoring the winners of the TyE 7th $10k business plan competition, presentations by the TyE student teams and inspirational keynote address. We invite you to experience the event, meet and greet our students and special guests including TiE members,...
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