Networking calendar

Week of February 17 2013

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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...
 
 
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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...
 
 
 
 
 
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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...
 
 
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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...
 
 
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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...
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...
 
 
 
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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...
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...
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...
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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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...
 "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...