Networking calendar

Week of February 24 2013

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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...
 
 
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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...
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 ...
 
 
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
 
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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...
 
 
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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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...
 
 
 
 
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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...
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...
 
 
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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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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...
 
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...
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...
 
 
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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...
 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...
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...
   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...
 
 
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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...
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...
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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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...