Jun
19
9:00 PM21:00

Maptime Boston

Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.

This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café: DefenseInno

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the BAE Systems’ innovation team to learn about its new disruptive business model in the defense market, and how it leverages fast external technologies across the enterprise. Participate in a conversation on startup success stories, attend a panel on startup incubators and co-working spaces, discover how companies enter the BAE supplier network, and more!

Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events and pre-register here.

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Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Innovation for Aging Well: SBIR Grant Overview with NIA/NIH Chief

Funding is available to help turn your ideas into reality—and help Americans live longer, healthier lives!

About this Event

Meet Todd Haim, Chief of the Office of Small Business Research, for the National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA)

Join us to learn the criteria and best practices for applying for SBIR grants to fuel your innovative startup.

Together we can transform the aging journey.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Shopify Meetup

Get ready to meet local partners, merchants, and experts who will be discussing the issues facing your e-commerce business. At this FREE event, you'll be able to pick the brains of Shopify's local experts and discuss best practices with merchants from the area.

Whether you're a Shopify partner, an established merchant, or have just started your store, the official #ShopifyMeetup will help you grow your online business!

This meetup will feature industry experts presenting on different topics designed to help you grow your brand. You'll be able to attend multiple presentations and speak with the presenters directly during the breakout sessions.

Speakers will include:

  • Dale Bertrand - President, Fire&Spark

  • Hilary Gibbons - Digital Strategist, Fire&Spark

  • Justin Porter - Founder, Text Connects

  • Emily Vincunas, Smart eStrategy

Agenda:

  • 6:00 – Networking

  • 6:25 – Welcome – Dale Bertrand

  • 6:30 – Justin Porter – Moving on from Mailchimp

  • 7:00 – Emily Vincunas – Amazon

  • 7:20 – Dale Bertrand – Search Optimization in 2019

  • 7:45 – Breakout Sessions – Get your questions answered!

Please make sure to RSVP here, as space is limited!

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Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

BostonVR Meetup: Oculus Quest Game and TechJam

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Oculus quest is an all-in-one VR headset with 6 dof head tracking and 6 dof tracked hand controllers, available for under $500. It uses inside-out tracking, so the user can theoretically define an infinite tracking area.

How well does it work? How does it compare with similar headsets, most notably the Vive Focus? Come and find out!

We will have at least four Oculus Quest headsets available to pass around and we'll do lots of experiments and games. Including mirroring to a big screen and multiple people in the same virtual/physical space.

Doors will open at 6:00pm with pizza and soda, paid for by your registration fee. After everyone has had a chance to try it, we may have a group discussion about the Quest's capabilities, developing for it, and headsets like it. If you have ideas on that, let us know.

Last, but not least, if you have a Quest, any similar headset, or any other XR demo, please bring it!

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
26
4:00 PM16:00

BRIDGE12 Afternoon Tea Seminar Series

The Bridge12 Afternoon Tea Seminar is a monthly serial event where leadership from different corporations are invited to have talks and share their China-related business experiences. The objective of these seminars are to help educate and raise awareness among those who are interested in the Chinese market . Each seminar will have a focused topic/industry. Meanwhile, guests can enjoy authentic tea from China.

June Seminar Theme:

“Life Science Executives Share Their China Insights”

Topics:

- Why Chinese life science companies come to Boston and how they engage in the ecosystem here

- Executives share China business experiences

- What is the most ideal approach to go to market in China step by step?

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Co-Creating Our Future: Examining Environmental Justice in Boston

Are you interested in learning more about, and contributing to, strategic work around environmental justice being done by Boston's public, private, and nonprofit leaders?

Impact Hub Boston invites you to join us for a look at Enviornmental Justice in Boston. You'll hear from a panel of experts about their diverse experiences working at the intersection of environmentalism, racism and classism, and each will share a pointed question related to their work. All event participants are then invited to engage in small group conversations with these experts in an effort to move their work forward. This is a chance to bring your unique perspective to creatively brainstorm with changemakers in Boston working on this complex social issue.

We are convening a varied group of social entrepreneurs, local government, community leaders, nonprofit professionals, business leaders, philanthropists, academics, and engaged citizens for productive conversation drawn from a wide a range of lived experience and professional experience in different fields, neighborhoods, and sectors on this topic.

For more information, please reach out to team@impacthubboston.net.

Speakers/Facilitators

Lilly Marcelin; Founding Director Resilient Sisterhood Project.

Lilly Marcelin is a community activist and organizer who has dedicated her career to advocate for and work in partnership with underserved women and families in need of quality and compassionate health care & social services. Lilly has worked on a broad range of issues from gender based violence, human trafficking, health and socioeconomic disparities, women’s reproductive health to racial and social justice. She is the Founding Director of an emerging nonprofit organization in Boston: the Resilient Sisterhood Project (RSP), dedicated to inform and empower women of African descent regarding common but rarely talked about diseases of the reproductive system that disproportionately affect them.

David Meshoulam; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Speak For The Trees

David is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Speak for the Trees (SFTT), an emerging environmental nonprofit that advocates for the health of Boston's urban forest and its trees through plantings, engagement, and education. Urban trees provide more than just beauty and natural habitat; they are also a tool for providing environmental, health, mental, economic, and social benefits to residents. SFTT focuses its work in Boston's most under-canopied neighborhoods and works in close collaboration with neighborhood groups to plant trees and engage and educate residents about the benefits of trees and how to care for them. SFTT mission is rooted in the value that all residents deserve clean and healthy environments and that taking care of trees is a way for people to care for each other and their communities.

Judith Foster, HERO (Healing, Empahty, Redemption, Oasis)

Bio coming soon.

More Speakers/Facilitators will be announced soon.

To learn more and RSVP, visit here.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: June 2019 Demo & Networking Night

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hi BUG! Join us this month for our June 2019 BUG Demo & Networking Night! Recent graduate, hobbyist, or a seasoned professional? Wherever your interest in Unity, from artist to programmer, if you have a small prototype, published game, or complex simulation, come along and join the community to share your ideas. Find out how Unity is being used in the wild, and meet like-minded developers. Even if you don't have a project to demo, come along and check out what others have created!

*If you plan on demoing room-scale VR, you'll want to arrive early to ensure you have space to demo. We're being hosted at CIC Cambridge Venture Cafe so room-scale space is limited.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Founders Live Boston!
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Founders Live Boston!

  • Lighthouse East, 20th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. 

So bring your friends and co-workers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Boston. 

ALL PRESENTERS EARN $5,000 TOWARDS AWS HOSTING - Founders Live has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an incredible offer for startups pitching at a Founders Live event. "Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS." We are excited to announce ALL presenting companies who are chosen to give their 99-second pitch at a Founders Live event receive $5,000 credit towards their web hosting on Amazon. 

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Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and discuss heterogeneous computer with staff from Codeplay Software!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the startup community, in the Meridian conference room on the 5th floor at their 50 Milk St. location in the Financial District.

Overview:

"Codeplay produces compilers, debuggers, runtimes, testing systems, and other specialized tools to aid software development for heterogeneous systems and special purpose processor architectures, including GPUs and DSPs."
https://www.codeplay.com/

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 ???
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

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Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Branchfood Community Table
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

  • CIC Cambridge, Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and discuss heterogeneous computer with staff from Codeplay Software!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the startup community, in the Meridian conference room on the 5th floor at their 50 Milk St. location in the Financial District.

Overview:

"Codeplay produces compilers, debuggers, runtimes, testing systems, and other specialized tools to aid software development for heterogeneous systems and special purpose processor architectures, including GPUs and DSPs."
https://www.codeplay.com/

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 ???
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

View Event →
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Branchfood Community Table
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

View Event →
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

View Event →
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Branchfood Community Table
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

View Event →
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

View Event →
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

View Event →
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Branchfood Community Table
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

View Event →
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

View Event →
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

View Event →
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Ways to Make More Money with Existing Properties, Tentative Bill Review
Jun
18
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Ways to Make More Money with Existing Properties, Tentative Bill Review

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part I: Tentative Bill Review

Did you know that renter advocates and their Reps and Senators blame landlords for an over-regulated market? They want to further prevent us from selling our properties to our children, charging market rents, or evicting the worst tenants, against whom witnesses are required in court. We'll review bills called "tenant opportunity to purchase," rent control, and just cause eviction pending speaker availability and audience interest. We'll look at the actual bill text and see what they're proposing and what problems they're trying to solve.

Part II: Ways to Make More Money with Existing Properties

When you can't buy a new property, is your income maxed out? Maybe not. For "Ways to Make More Money with Existing Properties,", we'll be presenting the best tips and tricks we've learned from talking with hundreds of landlords over the years for offering a higher level of service and earning more. We'll start with easy stuff like knowing your water pressure (you do know your water pressure, right?) and work up from there. A major portion of the presentation will be strategies for negotiating higher rent with applicants other landlords might unfairly reject. We'll end with guidance on leaving paper checks behind and going digital with online rent collection that fits tenants' income patterns, avoids overdraft, and helps your renters build credit. Don't miss these strategies for improving your bottom line by doing right. Real estate is a great way to build wealth over time by doing more for others.

This segment will be presented by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director of MassLandlords, Inc. MassLandlords members represent the experience of tens of thousands of rental units, and each presentation a new idea comes up that gets worked into subsequent presentations. Come prepared to learn some great ideas but also please think about what you want to share with the room. Together we'll make this a meeting our balance sheets and the Commonwealth's housing stock will thank us for.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Jun
18
8:30 AM08:30

Summer Solopreneur Coaching Retreat

Summer Solopreneur Coaching Retreat

If you’re a Boston Solopreneur, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get business coaching and training that will help you leapfrog ahead in your business this year!

Take time to work ‘on your business,’ and not just ‘in your business.' Join us for this half-day (with full-day option) retreat with certified business coach, Victoria Dew SCMP.

You'll enjoy inspiring, energizing views of the Charles from our retreat space at CIC Cambridge in Kendall Sq.

You should attend this retreat if you are:

  • A solo business owner just getting started building your business and need nuts and bolts training, motivation and mindset.

  • Have had your business for a while, feel like you’re in a rut, and are looking for new ideas, perspectives and training

  • Wanting to connect with other solopreneurs in a relaxed, collaborative setting

  • Looking to level-up in specific areas of your business like sales and designing your offer (especially for service-based businesses)

This retreat will give you:

  • Coaching and training in core areas of running a business, including Marketing, Product/Service/Program design and Mindset

  • An opportunity to get specific one-on-one coaching and group collaboration on a specific business issue you may be facing

  • The chance to connect with other amazing solopreneurs in a small group setting

  • New perspectives, ideas and knowledge that will help you take your business to the next level!

There are two ways to participate in this retreat:

  • Join us in the morning for training and a networking lunch (ends at 12:45pm)

  • Stay for the whole day and get focused, one-on-one coaching and group brainstorming support. 3-4 participants in our afternoon Masterminding session will receive 45-minutes on the ‘hotseat’ working on a specific challenge they are currently facing in their business. Priority for hotseats will be given to early registrants. (Mastermind sessions end at 4pm. Afternoon participants are requested to stay for the entire session :-)

You will be well fed! Lunch is provided, we'll have coffee, donuts, muffins when you arrive, and water, soda, snacks and fruit are available all day

Interested? Register here.

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Jun
13
6:15 PM18:15

Hardware Pioneers: Robotics

Robots are already in use everywhere. There is no doubt that robotics technology has been reported as the most innovative and disruptive across industries. Join us on June 13th to learn more about how robotics is shaping the high tech landscape directly from:

- A global technology leader that enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, and the home (TE Connectivity).
- An American multinational semiconductor company specialising in data conversion and signal processing technology (Analog Devices).
- A company who creates a way for industrial robots and people to work safely together (Veo Robotics).

To learn more and RSVP, visit: https://www.hardwarepioneers.com/2019-events/boston/talks-and-demo/developing-robotics-tech-today-and-tomorrow

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café: InsurTech Night

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC.

Venture Cafe is partnering with CIC to bring you #InsurTechNight, an introduction to Innovation Underwriters - the newest CIC industry-focused innovation community! Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events and pre-register here.

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Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway, such as the Safe Drinking Water Project, an exploratory data project to predict safe drinking water violations. It uses the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Information System and the EnviroFacts API.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

  • CIC Cambridge, Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and discuss heterogeneous computer with staff from Codeplay Software!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the startup community, in the Meridian conference room on the 5th floor at their 50 Milk St. location in the Financial District.

Overview:

"Codeplay produces compilers, debuggers, runtimes, testing systems, and other specialized tools to aid software development for heterogeneous systems and special purpose processor architectures, including GPUs and DSPs."
https://www.codeplay.com/

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 ???
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

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Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Secret Sauce: Tips & Tricks for a Successful JPOD @ Boston Digital Health Technology QuickFire Challenge Application

If you’re a health tech innovator in the Boston area, the JPOD @ Boston is where you want to be. Come meet the movers and shakers at Johnson & Johnson Innovation and JLABS and learn how you can join the community and even be awarded one year of residency and mentorship from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies through the JPOD @ Boston Digital Health Technology QuickFire Challenge. You’ll get the inside scoop on what makes an applicant stand out, key focus areas and do’s and don’ts. Plus, we’ll be joined by a current JLABS resident who will share insights on their experience.

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Jun
6
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Night

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events and pre-register here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Toastmasters Table Talks

Public speaking remains one of the top ten fears for professionals across the United States. Toastmasters remains one of the most celebrated and recommended ways to help overcome the fear and begin the mastery of communication. Even so, it is often hard to find a club nearest to you and beyond that, a club that fits your style, needs, and has the vibe that you may be looking for. Instead of you hunting for a club, let's bring the clubs to you!

This inaugural session of Toastmasters Table Talks brings leaders and members from multiple clubs within the Boston metro so you can candidly network, learn, and get a true sense of the individuals that would be helping you grow as a leader and public speaker. Additionally, you will get to watch videos of the best speakers of 2018, who are also Toastmasters members, go head-to-head in the World Championship of Public Speaking, one of Toastmasters most prestigious contests.

Our hope is that you connect with our members, be inspired and hopefully become a member of one of the many Toastmasters clubs within Boston metro area!

Please note, there are plenty of clubs outside of the city limits too! If you are commuter, feel free to ask around for clubs near your hometown!

To learn more and RVSP, visit the Eventbrite.

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Jun
5
4:00 PM16:00

Boston Pride Job Fair

This year, the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Boston Pride to put on an inclusive job fair the LGBTQ+ community during Pride week!

The goal of this event is to connect LGBTQ+ job seekers to allied corporate partners looking to fill positions in the Greater Boston Area and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Candidates attending the Boston Pride Job Fair will be able to speak with Human Resources and Talent Acquisition representatives, learn more about job openings, and begin the application process.

Jobs will range from entry to executive level. Come with resumes or ready to talk with recruiters about potential positions. 

Stay up-to-date on who is attending and sample job postings on our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/565798270612391/

Skip the Line & RSVP HERE

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway, such as the Safe Drinking Water Project, an exploratory data project to predict safe drinking water violations. It uses the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Information System and the EnviroFacts API.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Long Now Boston: Innovations to Eradicate Global Poverty

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Eleanor Murphy (Acumen) and Katherine Collins (Putnam)
June 3, 02019: 7PM at the CIC Venture Café

Doors open @ 6pm -- Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers –

[Obtain tickets here at Meetup, or click to Eventbrite for more options: https://eradicatepoverty.eventbrite.com
• CIC members use your discount at Eventbrite
• Students must use Eventbrite because we can't set up student tickets here]

Extreme poverty has been a “normal” part of human experience since our species’s origin. For hundreds of years, those who live beyond poverty have been trying to “help” those who are poor. Yet after all of those efforts, and despite the wealth, technology, and connectivity that exist today, deep poverty persists. There must be a better way.

Traditionally, poverty was a charitable concern, to be addressed locally or within ethnic or national boundaries. In the 20th century, a new humanitarian ethic began to emerge, giving rise to big government philanthropy and development. While both private charity and government play important roles, vast populations remain in poverty. Half of the world’s population is poor, and many lack access to infrastructure and resources that would meaningfully improve lives. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879, but electricity does not yet reach one in seven people on earth today. A billion people worldwide live in communities without basic health care. Acumen and Last Mile Health are two philanthropic organizations taking novel approaches to remedy these gross inequities.

Acumen (acumen.org) is a philanthropic organization that embraces a radical approach, rooted in the mission of providing dignity to every human being. It starts by listening to the voices of the unheard. It provides capital that works for, rather than controls, and serves as a means, rather than an end. Innovation is key: Embracing what works; Letting go of what doesn’t; Taking risks supporting entrepreneurs who treat the poor like customers, delivering both profitability and outsized social benefits. The approach requires lots of patience, combined with a healthy infusion of business acumen.

Last Mile Health (lastmilehealth.org) began with a vision of universal justice, quality, and care, and the ambitious goal of achieving access to health care for everyone, everywhere, every day. The focus is centered on the power and effectiveness of community health workers who are part of the communities they serve. By training, equipping, supporting, and paying these professionals, quality care can be delivered effectively. By partnering with government and others in the field, the community benefits are amplified.

Together with other trailblazers whose work is driven by a similar moral compass, these organizations are embracing and navigating the tensions that exist in an interdependent, interconnected world. The goals are lofty, and also achievable: to use innovation, capital, and - most of all - deep human connection, to create a future without the poverty and injustice that have persisted through the millennia.

Come hear their stories and join the conversation. Be part of the solution.

BIOS

Eleanor Murphy is Director for East Coast Development with Acumen, a philanthropic investment company founded in 2001.

Katherine Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam, Founder of Honeybee Capital Foundation and author of the book, The Nature of Investing. Katherine is also the board chair at Last Mile Health.

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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The Rise of Life Science Eco-system in Japan: KOBE - Bayer Partnership
Jun
1
2:30 PM14:30

The Rise of Life Science Eco-system in Japan: KOBE - Bayer Partnership

RSVP here!

Keynote Speeches (14:30~16:30) 

  • Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

  • Director

  • 2018 Physiology and Medicine Nobel Prize Winner

  • Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D

  • Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster Department

  • Biomedical Innovation cluster and Business Promotion Headquarters

  • Director

  • Mr. Masafumi Mieno

  • Bayer Yakuhin Co. Ltd.

  • Head, Open Innovation Center Japan

  • Shunichi Takahashi, Ph.D.

  • Sysmex America, Inc.

  • Projects Corporate R&D Center Americas

  • Director

  • Grace (Hiroko) Yamazaki, Ph.D.

  • Coming soon!

Short Presentations by Kobe and Japanese Start-Up Companies (16:30~17:30) 

Networking Reception ~Enjoy Genuine Japanese Cuisine !~ (17:30~19:00) 

  • Sponsor: Kobe City, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe, Bayer Yakuhin Co. Ltd.

  • Co-Sponsor:Consulate-General of Japan in Boston

  • Cooperation:JETRO, Sysmex Corporation


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May
30
5:30 PM17:30

How International Biotech Companies Support the Cambridge Ecosystem

EVENT AGENDA

5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration and welcoming drinks

6:00 - 6:15 PM Companies introduction

6:15 - 7:15 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:15 - 8:00 PM Networking | Special drinks and appetizers

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us for this unique live panel discussion, where four international Biotech/Pharma companies with an affiliate office in Cambridge will share their journeys when started their business in the Greater Boston area. What challenges did you face? How does your company support the Cambridge ecosystem? Which are the advantages/disadvantages of been in Boston? These are some of the questions that will be discussed, but the panel will be open to the audience to promote an active discussion.

The panel discussion will be followed by a special networking event, where food and beverages from the countries of the participating speakers will be provided: Basque Country, Canada, and France.

Interested? Register here.

Speakers:

Moderator

Stas Gayshan – Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and founder of CIC Boston.

Stas leads the development of new CIC projects in the Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and beyond, connecting innovators across boundaries and borders. He joined CIC in early 2014. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston’s Innovation District.

Panelists

Arantza Muriana – CEO at Biobide USA

Arantza is the Co-founder, Global R&D Director and CEO of Biobide USA. MSc in Pharmacy, she holds a Master degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and R&D of New Drugs, and an MBA from the San Pablo CEU University (Spain), which allowed her improving her management and business development skills. She began working in CROs 16 years ago, initially in the field of Clinical Trials to later move to the preclinical field in 2006. She came to Boston 2 years ago to set up and manage Biobide’s affiliate office in the USA.

Jean-René Bélanger – CEO at Imeka

Jean-René is CEO of Imeka, a Canadian company that combines Artificial Intelligence and diffusion MRI to map the brain's white matter integrity. This technology is used to help pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. He has been at this position for 8 years, overseeing the young company's growth and opening of the office in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the past year. He owns a bachelor's degree in business administration.

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May
30
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Night

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events and pre-register here.

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May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: Beyond Unity Basics - Designing a VR Healthcare App

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hi BUG! For our May 29th meetup, Zachary Barryte and Behnam Sattar will talk about overcoming challenges in creating a VR application for healthcare.

About the talk:
Unity excels at providing an environment for rapid prototyping and development, but what do you do if a bug in your code is the difference between a patient getting better or not at all? What if you need to prove that what you’re making is effective and correct? What if this is true across multiple code bases? If this sounds like something that you think then, you will enjoy this talk. In this talk, we’ll share strategies we’ve used while developing a VR application for treatment, over the course of 2+ years. We will share best practices and learnings we’ve used to accomplish:
* Performing native actions not provided by the Unity API on Android
* Designing our own package management system - and why we did this
* Implementing a design paradigm beyond Unity’s to improve test-ability
* Improving VR performance on different platforms

Learn more and RSVP here!

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May
29
6:00 PM18:00

ODSC Boston:Leveraging GPUs for Data Analytics

https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Data-Mining/events/261134529/

Speaker: Sathish Thyagarajan, Technology&Business Transformation Leader at OmniSci
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sathish-thyagarajan-713620/

Topic:
Leveraging GPUs for Data Analytics

Schedule:
6:00pm - 6:30pm - ODSC Intro, Pizza & Refreshments
6:30pm - 7:20pm - Talk
7:20pm - 7:30pm - Q&A
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking

Bio:
Sathish is a technical architect & strategy advisor with experience in cloud computing, computational (Big-Data) analytics, product engineering, technical product marketing, pre-sales & business development. Currently, at OmniSci, Sathish is responsible for bringing GPU accelerated computational capabilities and advising enterprises customers in New England through strategic alliances & partnerships. Prior to OmniSci Sathish spent numerous years working for companies like Microsoft, PerkinElmer and Sun Microsystems. Sathish has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from U of Massachusetts and an MBA from Brown University.

Abstract:
In this talk, Sathish Thyagarajan will demonstrate the use of GPUs for performing fast analytics at extreme speed and scale, including SQL queries, interactive data visualization and integration with typical machine learning workflows that can help data scientists and analysts to rapidly extract fresh insights from Big-Data. Sathish will also explain how GPU’s massive parallelization and memory speed eliminates the need for data downsampling or pre-aggregation and gives users the tools to interactively visualize and explore billions of rows of data in milliseconds.

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI:
https://learnai.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/
• West Conference Oct 29 - Nov 1: https://odsc.com/california
• Europe Conference Nov 19 - 22: https://odsc.com/london

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Founders Live Boston!
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Founders Live Boston!

  • Lighthouse West, 20th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-boston-tickets-60823959099

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. 

So bring your friends and co-workers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Boston. 

ALL PRESENTERS EARN $5,000 TOWARDS AWS HOSTING - Founders Live has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an incredible offer for startups pitching at a Founders Live event. "Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS." We are excited to announce ALL presenting companies who are chosen to give their 99-second pitch at a Founders Live event receive $5,000 credit towards their web hosting on Amazon. 

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May
29
5:30 PM17:30

Making in 2D & 2.5D

Is your internal artist eager to explore a new medium? Are you a product developer looking to hone your prototyping skills? Consider digital fabrication your next challenge! Fab@CIC, a public makerspace in downtown Boston, is launching a course series that will teach you how to make almost anything with digital fabrication.

Our first course, Making in 2D + 2.5D, held weekly from May 8 to May 29, will teach you how to create images and shapes and fabricate them into real life objects. The course will culminate with a final individual project that will bring together your new skills into something awesome. Skills learned are applicable to interior design, installation art, model making, jewelry production … the list goes on!

Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm and include a combination of instruction and hands-on learning, with an optional additional hour of guided practice from 7:30-8:30 pm. Making in 2D + 2.5D is the perfect introduction to digital fabrication and leads into our second course, Making in 3D in June-July, and Making IoT in September.

These are some of the things you could make after taking this course:

Boxes and containers, complex geometric forms, architectural and topographical models, laptop and homeware decals, large-scale patterns for indoor and outdoor applications.... the sky is the limit!


What you’ll learn:

• How to use Inkscape to create vectors and graphics

• How to use the laser cutter to cut and etch onto materials such as wood, acrylic, and stone

• How to use the vinyl cutter to create custom vinyl shapes

• How to build 3D models from designs in 2D


What’s included:

• Two hours of instruction per week plus one hour of guided work time

• Membership to Fab@CIC makerspace for the duration of the course, including workspace and access to the laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and other tools for practice ($100 value)

• Guidance on a final project of your choice to showcase your new skills

• All materials needed for classes and basic materials for your final project


What you need to bring:

• A laptop with Inkscape software installed (free download)


Class Schedule: (by RSVPing, you're signing up for all four classes)

• Wednesday, May 8: Introduction to vector graphics and vinyl decals

• Wednesday, May 15: Etching images and introduction to the laser cutter

• Wednesday, May 22: From 2D to 2.5D - boxes, living hinges, and more!

• Wednesday, May 29: Final project design and development

• Friday, May 31 (optional): Showcase your final projects at the Fab@CIC’s FabFifthFriday social hour


Your instructors:

Peter is a 2014 FabAcademy graduate and an Inkscape evangelist. He’s introduced fabrication at Fay School in Southborough, MA where the school built out the Fay Innovation Lab - four classrooms with woodworking and fabrication equipment. Peter currently works at Nara Logics. When he can, he occasionally volunteers in and around the Boston area.

Aidan is the Instructional Manager for the GE/Celtics Brilliant Play Lab. His primary role with the Fab Foundation is developing and delivering curriculum for the middle school mobile lab. Aidan facilitates career-related activities with a focus on STEM in sports and supports course work for partnering schools, working with teachers to integrate the BPL lessons into school curriculum.


Questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing fab@cic.com or checking our website, cic.com/fab!

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May
29
1:00 PM13:00

Market 2day

Do you want to buy fresh, local food but are too busy to find it?  Market 2day, a Branchfood member, has the solution!  They'll be providing deliveries from the Copley Square Farmers Market straight to CIC 245 Main soon.  Stop by their pop up event on May 29 from 1:00-3:00 at CIC 245M Lobby - 2nd Floor.

CIC will be Market 2day's first Community Hub in Metro Boston!  To show their appreciation, Market 2day will be offering CIC members free delivery and other special deals.  CIC members will be able to go home with a bag of, fresh, healthy, sustainably produced food delivered by Market 2day from the farmers market directly to CIC 245 Main!

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May
29
9:30 AM09:30

Leading with Emotional Credibility

Creating an empowered team where people own their results, think for themselves and are ready to follow you anywhere, is not accomplished with brute force, but through building a special kind of credibility. Join us to find out why this is your number one leadership and influence tool and how to wield it effectively.

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May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway, such as Windfall Awareness project. The Windfall Awareness project is a tool to help retirees affected by Social Security Windfall Elimination Program (WEP), a program which can reduce SSA benefits by up to 50% for certain public servants. This tool will help help affected workers better plan retirement and self-advocate with the Social Security Administration.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

MassProd Coalition presents: Women Connect

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
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Women Lead. Women Share. Women Connect. 

Women direct the conversation. 

MassProd Coalition is thrilled to host an evening of inspiring stories by women in the film and media industry about pivotal moments and unique challenges that led them to accomplishments and new places in their work and careers. 

Through sharing these stories, they hope to inspire connections and common ground through a deeper community conversation around the important role of mentorship in the industry.

Register here! CICers receive $5 with code “CICMEMBER”

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Startupalooza!
May
23
3:30 PM15:30

Startupalooza!

Digital Media - High Tech - Healthcare

Every Start-Up gets to pitch before our team of Investors.

The audience finds out what's coming up in the market and what VCs are really looking for!

Join us for a chance to get funded. Previous winners like Alyce got $500.000, SeedCX received funding offers from 2 of the judges and $1.25 million toward their first round. PrettySImple and HigherMe together, received over $250,000. So far, 3 of our presenting companies have been funded and 2 are under consideration. Nomi Beauty got $250,000 and EventCombo in NY recently picked up $350K. 

Pitch to our group of Investor judges at this Business Plan open pitching event that exposes you to Investors in 5 cities in the northeast. 

Capital Raising Pitch Workshop: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Angel VC Pitching: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

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May
23
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
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Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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