Networking calendar

Week of January 27 2013

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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...
Join Kathy Varney, Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing Communications at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for our next CMO Breakfast. You can trust BCBS of Massachusetts to provide you with a healthy breakfast to start the day! Health and wellness are just a part of...
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,...
 
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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...
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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...
 
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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...
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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Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.com Venture Cafe alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global biopharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If...
Richard Kimball and Sean Doran from Edwards Wildman's HIT (Helping Innovators Thrive) program will be available to answer questions relating to your startup. If you know you need legal assistance or you are unsure whether or not you do, please stop by our table at this week's Venture Cafe.
 
 
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6:00-8:30pm Company presentation and feedback Can this “chameleon” of a guitar be mass-produced to provide musicians-on-the-go with a customizable and portable professional instrument? Chrysalis Guitar Company was founded by Tim White in 1998. Using modular construction, precision joinery and...
 
 
 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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An 8-week hands on class for startups The class is designed for start-up and early stage technology entrepreneurs looking to delve into each phase of getting their new venture going – from building their business model and properly positioning their company / products to raising capital, the...
  Legal Landmines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup Instructors: Mick Bain & Janene Asgeirsson, WilmerHale   Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn’t have to be.  In this class, you’ll learn  how to...
The MassChallenge Sampler: An Accelerator Mini-Series Episode I: Foundation The "Aha" Moment   Join us as we kick off the MassChallenge Sampler with the most important stage every entrepreneur faces: The "Aha" moment and founding a company. MassChallenge CEO and Founder John Harthorne...
Join MassChallenge and up-and-coming student entrepreneurs for a night of networking and a panel discussion.Panelists will share their experiences as student entrepreneurs, describe the MassChallenge accelerator and other valuable resources for startups, and share...
Description CSS is HTML's other half and the way we style web sites. If HTML is the frame if your house, CSS is the paint, curtains, light fixtures, etc. In this two-class series, we'll guide you through everything you need to know to start bringing your site design to life. We'll begin by...
Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas  Instructor: John Butman  Ideas can be tremendously powerful. Whether making a small difference in a niche community or starting a movement that changes the world, everything first starts with an idea. But how do...
 The State of Product Management   Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm General Assembly  and VentureFizz are proud to present the State of Product Management, a panel discussion bringing together some of the best product managers in the city to discuss...
    Are you sure what your brand is? Do you know how to leverage it to maximize its potential? In this program, based off the business book Discover Your CEO Brand by Suzanne Bates (McGraw Hill), Bates Communications executive coach Elizabeth Freedman will share some of...
On January 31 from 6 PM – 9 PM, Chitika will host an Open House at our Westborough, MA headquarters, recently featured in The Boston Globe and on NECN for our innovative approach to office design and work/life balance. This special event will bring together the area’s top tech talent,...
Join 750+ of Boston tech's best entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists as we collectively raise $300K to support New England's six hottest new non-profits.  Start the new year right by giving back and celebrating social innovation while enjoying one of the year's best...
Allana and Ben, co-founders of The Brand Hack, are offering 20 minute consultations for entrepreneurs to discover their idea and talk about the best way forward. What is Brand Hack? In one eight-hour day, a team of creative experts discover a startup’s business idea, strategize its development...
Are you an Entrepreneur or Innovator with a story to tell or a project you are passionate about? Please stop by and tell us about it. Venture Café volunteers will be filming short interviews during the evening.
  On the final Thursday of each month, the Lean Startup Circle Boston meets to discuss a variety of topics related Customer Development and The Lean Startup methodology. The format of our meetups range from Speaker Presentations, to Group Case Studies, to interactive workshops and...
When it comes to revenue and business models, there is a veritable alphabet soup of options: for-profit, non-profit, open-source, crowd-sourced, freemium, ad-driven, and choose-your-own-price, to name just a few. These models do not just apply to software anymore. They have crept into many...
 
 
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Hi everyone. I hope everyone had a good holiday break. This months meetup will feature a speaker from PreApps.com. PreApps.com is a Boston based company specializing in linking developers with marketing for their mobile apps. They currently work on iOS, Android, and windows 8/Mobile. Sean...
Fireside Chat with Jonathan Kay, Founder of Apptopia Tuesday, January 29th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Join us for an informal chat with Jonathan Kay, followed by Q+A and networking. Jonathan will talk about how developers can make a living by selling their mobile applications and how non-...