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Week of January 6 2013

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Jeff Fagnan of Atlas VenturesWhat has Happened In the Boston Investment Community This Past Year?Jeff spoke to the 128 Innovation Capital Group at the end of 2011 where we had a very spirited discussion about the state of investment in New England and comparison of East Coast and West Coast styles...
 
 
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TechSandBox, the incubator opening in MetroWest, is forming pre-launch volunteer teams for the nine key Program Steering Committees (see http://www.techsandbox.org/programs-and-committees.html ). Our mission is to serve as a physical destination,  incubator and resource for sci-tech...
 
(Disclaimer: Because of SEC regulations, we can only allow expert investors to be in the meeting. Entrepreneurs are not allowed to solicit investments of any kind. Also, just to set the expectation right, we rarely see any VC. You can drop by anytime, and leave anytime without offending us...
 
 
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Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in consumer, Internet commerce, marketing services, software and mobile start-ups. Jeff currently represents the firm on the boards of Cartera Commerce, ClickSquared,...
 
 
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The Federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program is a $2.4 billion federal R&D grant program established to help small businesses engage in R&D that have potential for commercialization. At this free seminar you we will provide an overview of the SBIR program, including...
 
 
 
 
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Led by expert Jim Geisman, Founder and Principal of Software Pricing Partners, Inc. Realizing higher revenues and profitability from your software offerings means getting your pricing "right enough".This half-day workshop will help you do just that – while helping you avoid some of the...
 
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Open Office Hours: New Leaf Legal’s open office hours (held regularly on the first and third Tuesday of the month 3PM-5PM) are a chance for businesses to reach out and have a conversation on any legal business questions or concerns. New Leaf Legal has been a part of the Workbar community for...
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...
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...
 
 
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Do you have a product to demo? Want feedback on an idea? Have an idea about how to solve a problem that matters? Get feedback during our unconference style Sandbox. We turn a room full of your peers into a proverbial sandbox. Demo a product, improve ideas, or solve problems. Like an...
 
 
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Are you trying to market or sell your product to teachers? Learn how they choose what ed tech products to use in their classrooms, what their favorite ed tech tools are, and what products they would like you to build. Gain insider knowledge from a high school physics teacher and a high school...
 
Failure.  Such a word.  But every entrepreneur or entrepreneurial venture is going to fail or experience a crisis – at something and sometime.  Recovering from mistakes, surviving crises, and learning from failure are requisite skills for successful entrepreneurs.  And...
This night, everyone – from entrepreneur to service provider – gets a chance to tell us about themselves, their company, what they know how to do well, and their challenges and needs…with one caveat: everyone will offer something they can do or give to at least one other person.This is a takeoff on...
Everyone – from entrepreneurs to service providers – gets the opportunity to stand up and tell us about themselves, their company, what they know how to do well, and/or their challenges and needs…with one caveat: everyone will offer something they can do/ give to at least one other person.This is a...
TechSandBox is the new innovation center and accelerator opening in metrowest in 2013. We are organizing committees and volunteers during this pre-launch time. Come check us out and see if you want to help.See the http://www.techsandbox.org/calendar.html for more details. The Committees and...
 
 
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Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below.  Everyone is welcome, all skill levels are encouraged.  Tell your friends: http://meetup.bostonpython.com/events/77937672/ Staff...
Join us for a free info session on our upcoming User Experience Design course, a primer in UX and UI design.  Meet instructors Emily Dunkle and Dani NordinLearn more about course content and logistics  See a demo lesson taken from the first class Look at past students' projects ...
David Wood, Three Round Stones: Demos from "Linked Data" - An upcoming book for Web developers. "Linked Data" is an upcoming book from Manning that presents the Linked Data model in plain, jargon-free language to Web developers.   Written for Web developers by Web developers, this book...
   If you've been building sites purely via FTP up to this point, we're going to revolutionize your web development workflow. First, we'll get you set up with a local development environment, which means you'll be able to run and make edits on your entire site from your own computer,...
Social media is often an untapped resource for marketers; however, listening to what people say about your brand is important in order to identify trends in conversations, and can provide your company with valuable insights at your disposal. This class will look at how you can use social listening...
Exit Strategy - A Real Life Story by James Baum, '86 Jim Baum, Symbotic CEO, will be talking about his experiences at Netezza, a Data warehousing company in Marlboro MA, as he led the company through an IPO and then an acquisition by IBM.  While touching upon the mechanics of the...
Mass Innovation Nights is a monthly product launch party designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. Every month ten companies bring new products to the event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures and video, add product...
Apache Accumulo builds upon Google’s Bigtable design to provide a scalable, lightly-structured database capability complementing the ubiquitous Hadoop environment. The core capabilities of Accumulo include cell-level security, flexible schemas, real-time analytics, bulk I/O, and linear...
This class will focus on the unique issues faced by start up companies and the individuals who are self-employed for the first time. Students will learn about general taxation, bookkeeping and compliance requirements, entity structures, and the deductibility of expenses. Additional information...
This two class series gives you a solid foundation in website building. First, we get you set up with the (free) software you’ll need. Then we dig right into HTML, learning about tags and putting together pages. With that behind us, we talk about some of the finer points of HTML and cover the...
Scaling Culture Instructors: Kyle York and Cory von Wallenstein  When you found a startup, workplace culture is probably the first thing that defines you. Your culture will help you hire employees who will help you build and grow that company. Cultivating and maintaining that culture...
Please join us on Thursday, January 10th, for a night of honest conversation with Katie Rae, Jennifer Lum and Nicole Stata. Katie, Jen and Nicole individually and collectively have made outstanding strides in the startup community as founders, financiers, and females.We'll be combining...
Come join Women 2.0 this January for our Boston Founder Friday ! This event takes place on Friday, January 11th from 6-9pm hosted in Boston. Founder Friday is open to aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and investors and is free to those who attend (this is an...
 
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This month’s Boston Post Mortem is next week, TUESDAY, January 8th at 7pm at The Skellig in Waltham. Our presentation this month will be by Tom Lin from Demiurge Studios, who will be taking the stage to deliver a postmortem on Shoot Many Robots: Demiurge Studios has been in business for over ten...
A critical component of turning an idea into a successful, profitable company is the product development process.  The process is not straightforward; a product has to be tailored to what the marketplace demands, and often these demands can only be discovered through research and trial and...
 
TAKEAWAYS Students will leave this session with the knowledge needed to build their own AdWords campaigns or confidently manage an outside AdWords agency/consultant. ABOUT THIS CLASS Finding new customers is a challenge for every business. Getting started...