ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

Everything seems to beg for our attention these days, and especially with the rise of social media, we've started to tune things out more than ever. It is more important than ever to slow down and listen. Listening can help us learn about our internal struggles, fortify relationships, and become respected leaders.  This training combines mindful listening and communication techniques used in leadership and professional development, negotiation training, counseling, and conflict resolution. By the end of it, you will be familiar with how to:  

  • Create a mindset for good listening Understand the barriers of effective listening and styles of bad listening Perform listening self-assessments and interactive exercises Have more fulfilling family, social and professional relationships Listen with empathy and create a win-win situation every time.

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  • Kit Pang is a Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker Coach, TEDx, Inbound, and Keynote speaker, the host of both BostonSpeaksSeries, and BostonSpeaksTalks and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He helps individuals become exceptional leaders by honing their communication and people skills. In an Age of Distraction, Kit shares that listening is a mindful choice we must make in order to create balance in our lives and that when we truly listen to others, we can make our friends, family, and co-workers feel like they are the most important person in the world. www.bostonspeaks.com

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Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

Make Your Space: Laptop Stickers

In this workshop, join Fab@CIC in creating custom vinyl decals for your laptop or tablet! Make sure to bring your laptop installed with digital design software (such as Adobe Illustrator or freeware Inkscape) and an open mind. All other materials will be provided.

Please RSVP as seats are limited!

This workshop is part one of a 2-part series. The second installment in this series will be sewing a custom protective sleeve for your laptop or tablet. Attendance at both workshops is not required.

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Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

BostonVR Meetup: Greg Raiz of Rightpoint, Magic Leap, Demos, and Lighting Talks

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

KEYNOTE

Greg Raiz of Rightpoint will talk about the excellent AR work his company does. Focus will be on the app they made for Boston Beer, the business and technical story behind it.

About the speaker:

In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, Greg works with executives across the Rightpoint portfolio, helping them create organizational change and innovation while also sparking innovation and change from within Rightpoint. He's pushing the adoption of new technology, practice areas and cutting-edge technologies and platforms across the agency from mobile but extending to Voice, IoT, AI, VR, and more. Greg also spearheads Rightpoint Health to provide strategic and service value to the dozens of leading healthcare providers, device manufacturers and pharmaceutical brands that entrust the agency to help them define and drive their customer experience success..

DEMONSTRATIONS

Stuart Trafford from Magic Leap will show us the latest the headset can do, far ahead of the old demos Jeff was showing a few meetings ago.

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Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

ODSC Boston: The power of combining BI Analytics and Machine Learning

Speaker: Daniel Gray, Senior Director of Corporate Sales Engineering at AtScale
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-gray-835b996/

Topic:
The power of combining BI Analytics and Machine Learning

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:
Daniel Gray is AtScale's Senior Director of Corporate Sales Engineering. Daniel has spent the last two decades in the data warehouse, big data, and machine learning space and specializes in descriptive and prescriptive analytics. Prior to Atscale, Gray worked at HP’s
Advanced Technology Center for 5 years, Vertica for 7 years, and managed the Pre-Sales team at Domino Data lab. He has worked with many databases including Vertica, Netezza, Oracle, Hadoop and Spark as well as a variety of infrastructure tools including Docker, Kubernetes and Openshift. Daniel also has expertise in Python, R, and SAS.

Abstract:
During this session, you will learn how BI analysis can influence machine learning, how machine learning can feed BI analysis, and the benefits of combining BI analysis and machine learning.

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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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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Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club Public Speaking Meeting

Any plan for your lunch hour?

Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December that we meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

RSVP HERE

Oratory Authority website: http://9351.toastmastersclubs.org/

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Wellness Pop-up
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

Wellness Pop-up

This month you'll have four opportunities to join a free lunchtime Wellness Pop-up event and experience a sampling of different fitness trends. You'll also meet Brett Auger, CIC's new Wellness program manager, who has just recently joined the team! 

Brett will offer a variety of fitness styles during the Pop-up sessions at each of our Cambridge and Boston locations. 

  • 12pm (Intro To Interval) No weights required for this introduction to interval training. Using a progression of easy-to-modify strength moves, this class will show you how easy it is to get in an effective, total body workout even in a small period of time.

  • 12:20pm (Core & More) Activate your abdominals in this quick, core-focused class that will help lengthen, stretch, and strengthen the primary pillar of the body through a variety of exercises.

  • 12:40pm (Zumba Rush) Come check out this high-energy dance party that will raise your heart rate and tone, various muscle groups, while you move to world music and easy-to-follow choreography. No previous experience required — just a desire to have fun and dance it out!

  • 1:10pm (Desk Stretch) Join us for a short session to help reverse the effects of sitting and to learn how to counter bad posture, forward lean, and neck tilt. Plus, you'll learn stretches to help relieve tension and stress through the back, neck, and shoulders.

Learn more and signup here https://yana.com/event?id=2682

A note from Brett: As the new program manager, I'm so excited to be joining CIC and continue to develop the Wellness benefits for both CIC staff and clients. With nearly a decade in workplace wellness, I know that each program and client is unique, and I look forward to experimenting boldly with CIC to expand our program to serve you better! I love working with groups and individuals to figure out how to best leverage their time and energy into results (i.e. happier, healthier lives)

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Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

BRIDGE12 Afternoon Tea Seminar - Urban Tech Executives Share Their China Insights"

  • CIC Cambridge - Tea Room, 12th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This month's BRIDGE12 Afternoon Seminar will discuss the key differences between the Chinese and US urban tech markets, key trends, and areas of opportunity developing in the China urban tech market within the next 5-10 years. Check out more topics and our special guests here. Limited seats available, RSVP now to reserve your seat!


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Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: No Rage Quit

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

No Rage Quit: Games That Help Kids with Behavior Challenges 

Mightier is a game platform with a bioresponsive mechanic that helps kids build their emotional regulation. Mightier builds gameplay around a player’s emotional response to a challenge. This helps kids recognize how their bodies feel under pressure. It also lets them practice coping the same way Mario Kart lets them practice sliding around a corner. More importantly, it works. As a game platform, Mightier doesn’t develop games. We work with game developers of titles like Race the Sun, You Must Build a Boat, and Mini Metro. We build in our emotional learning mechanics. And we sandbox it in with dozens of games. This talk will touch on how Mightier works, how and why we work with dozens of games, and the nitty-gritty details of a huge Unity project.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Aug
29
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 this week’s topic!

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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.

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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.

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Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 this week’s topic!

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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.

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Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

  • CIC Boston, Compass, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Any plan for your lunch hour?
Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

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Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Changemaker Chats

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

This September, Changemakers is talking about challenges: the ones we face on our career paths and the ways we choose to challenge ourselves.

They’ll be speaking with Dr. Joan Reede, the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reede is no stranger to challenges, having been discouraged in her youth from applying to Brown University. Thankfully she chose to ignore the advice of her school counselor and applied anyway – and was accepted. This decision started her down the path to her M.D. and her current position as one of the few African American women to hold a deanship at a medical school in the United States.




About Dr. Joan Reede

In 2001, Dr. Joan Reede became Harvard Medical School's (HMS) first dean for diversity and community partnership. She is the first African American woman to hold that rank at HMS. Dr. Reede also founded the HMS Minority Faculty Development Program and currently serves as Faculty Director of the Community Outreach programs. In 2008, she became the Director of the Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity. In addition, Dr. Reede holds appointments of Professor of Medicine at HMS, Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and Assistant in Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Prior to coming to HMS, Dr. Reede served as the medical director of a Boston community health center, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. She has also worked as a pediatrician in community and academic health centers, juvenile prisons, and public schools.

Dr. Reede graduated from Brown University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in child psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. She holds an MPH and an MS in Health Policy Management from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and an MBA from Boston University.


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Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

Solopreneur Kick-Start Clinic

Come learn the most important things to focus on when you're building your business

Whether you’re building a new business or rebooting an existing one, it’s important to know the most important areas to focus on so you don’t wind up trying to do #allthethings, spinning your wheels and burning out.

Many solopreneurs struggle with overwhelm, anxiety and isolation, and having clear, manageable priorities creates focus so you can grow your business, and generate meaningful revenue as quickly as possible.

If you’re a service-based entrepreneur looking to get clear on your strategy and master your To-Do list, this one-hour workshop is for you. You’ll learn the top three vital areas to focus on in the first year, and come away with actionable insights and tactics to help you see results in your business – fast!

In this one-hour workshop you will:

  • Learn how to calm the overwhelm of trying to do #allthethings

  • Discover the most critical activities to focus on that will accelerate your growth.

  • Gain clarity on what and how your offering can truly connect with your target market and generate revenue quickly.

  • Get support from a solopreneur business coaching expert.

  • Connect with other solopreneurs who are in the same boat!

You should attend this event if you are:

  • Feeling stuck, frustrated and a overwhelmed in building and growing your business.

  • Know you need to start generating revenue soon, and aren't quite sure how to do that.

  • Needing a little head space to actually work ON your business and not just IN it.

  • Looking for inspiration to re-focus, revitalize, re-invigorate your business

RSVP here.

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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. 

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The Scaling Playbook
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Scaling Playbook

So you've launched your startup. But do you have a plan to scale?

Join Truss at CIC Boston for a panel on what you need to know to scale. Learn about raising capital, creating a strategy, selecting the right space and all the resources you'll need along the way.

Q&A to follow. Beer & Wine and light bites provided.

About Truss:

Truss is a leading online marketplace to help small and medium sized business owners find, tour and lease space. Our tech-enabled platform and our people help you find the right space for the best price in record time.

We help small businesses find office, coworking, industrial and retail space with more than 300 million square feet available and counting. Our technology enables business owners to find the right space confidently by comparing spaces in our marketplace. Truss also offers dedicated brokers who act as the point person throughout the seamless process.

Plus, we are the only platform to offer price transparency for small business owners, which means we’re the only site to compare pricing on traditional office space and coworking space.

The result? You have the best information and a straightforward way to efficiently lease space you can call home.

About CIC:

In 1999, “coworking” wasn’t a household term, let alone a standard office option. That year, CIC became the first provider of shared office space in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, now known as the most innovative square mile on the planet. The mission was the same then as it is now: to support entrepreneurs in fixing the world through innovation. As of 2018, over 5,000 companies had chosen CIC as their platform for growth, and we’ve grown along the way, too. Since 2014, we have expanded to six cities with several more campuses under development. Whether looking at our own growth or that of our clients, we find it most meaningful to examine the bigger picture: how our work improves our communities.

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

Fall Solopreneur Coaching Retreat

Fall Solopreneur Coaching Retreat

If you’re a Boston Solopreneur, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get top-notch 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, want to accelerate your growth, 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 offering (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 :-) There is no additional charge for the afternoon session.

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

Space is strictly limited! Max capacity: 12

RSVP here.

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Sep
16
10:15 AM10:15

From Start to Scale: Doing More with Less at a Bootstrapped Startup

How do you get off the ground and grow when your company is still in its infancy?

This panel will cover the keys to successful bootstrapping and moving from start to scaling with few resources. Panel members will share their myriad experiences so that their pain can be your gain:

  • Should you save before building a company?

  • Should you work full time while building a startup on nights and weekends?

  • Once you have traction and enough capital, how can you scale without taking diluted funding?

  • What are some hard lessons you’ve learned from bootstrapping?

  • What has bootstrapping stood in the way of?

You’ll learn this and more in this candid conversation about accelerating on limited resources.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
16
10:15 AM10:15

How to Earn Media Coverage for Your Startup

Description

Is your startup struggling to land the media coverage it deserves? Media relations is one of the best ways to boost awareness and build brand credibility, but it is also one of the tougher tasks your startup can face while you’re trying to grow your business. Fear not! During this session, Matter will teach you about:

  • Refining messaging

  • Developing a news pipeline

  • Creating pitches that will appeal to journalists

  • Leveraging positive coverage for further success

It's time for the world to know about your company. Learn how to get your message, product or service in front of all the right eyes.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Enterprise Sales for Startups: Demonstrating Credibility and Closing the Deal

A real test of your startup's viability is having enterprise customers. How do you get enterprises to take your calls, listen to your pitch, and take you seriously? This session will talk about what enterprises deal with in evaluating new solutions and the viability of vendors who are new, small, or untested. We’ll explore the elements of credibility—how to build it, how to convey it, and how to live up to it.

If your B2B startup is targeting enterprise-level customers, you're often facing a tough sales challenge. Building relationships, establishing credibility, finding the decision makers, and nurturing internal champions can all be more difficult when selling to massive corporations. With credibility often a crucial factor in a company’s decision to purchase, finding your startup’s first customers can be the hardest step.

Join us for a panel session where we'll hear from startup founders, sales leads, and corporate development professionals who seek innovation and buy from startups. They'll share lessons learned and key factors you'll need to know to get your first customers before you run out of runway.

This event is part of the Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Entrepreneurs without Tech Skills: Options for Non-Coding Founders

"Finding a tech cofounder" is easier said than done. Here’s the secret: many startups—even those building tech products—don't need a software engineer on the team to start, validate, or get traction.

Hear from our panel of founders that haven't let limited tech resources hold them back from building their company. We’ll chat a bit about what “non-coding” tech they used to build their idea and how they got traction and “faked” some of the technology to show proof of concept.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage and Early Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
16
1:45 PM13:45

Direct, Channel, or Partner?: Determining the Right Sales Mix for Your Startup

You know you don’t have to choose just one sales tactic, but how do you know how to divide resources between them for a strategic approach?

  • Selling directly to your target customer gives you control but lacks leverage

  • Channel sales give you access to more accounts but not customer relationships

  • Partnerships can give you access to an existing customer base but also require you to provide a lot of education and governance that takes time

What are the implications of distributing sales in a mix across all three?

This session highlights techniques for direct, channel, and partner sales paths and helps you decide the right selling mix for your startup.

This event is part of the Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
16
1:45 PM13:45

Don’t Fall in Love: Avoiding Over-attachment to Startup Ideas

Do you fall fast? Here’s the cure-all.

In this lightning talk session, you’ll hear from veteran startup founders. Each will prepare a 5 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A, during which they will share past lessons learned from attaching too closely to a single idea that they and their teams fell in love with early on.

Their wisdom on avoiding over-attachment to a product/idea—and instead focusing on your business and overall strategies—will help you determine when it’s time to pivot or abandon an idea.

This session will then close with a small panel, featuring all lightning talk speakers, so your questions can be answered.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage and Early Stage.

Our Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
16
3:30 PM15:30

How to Go from Beta to Unicorn in 6 Months

Building a company is hard enough, but going from beta to unicorn in 6 MONTHS? That's almost unheard of.

During this Q&A, we'll be chatting with Brex's first employee, Larissa Rocha, on how they did it. And we're positive you'll find a few - if not a LOT - of nuggets of wisdom to take with you as you build your own company.

We'll cover topics such as:

  • What the first 100 days of Brex looked like

  • Hiring the "dream team"

  • How they raised a total of $382.1M in funding

  • Mistakes they made and the lessons learned

And a lot more! If you're serious about building your own company, then come join us for this insightful session and learn from this incredibly successful woman on how she and her team at Brex have accomplished so much in such a short time.

This event is a part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage, Early Stage, and Growth Stage.

Our Speaker:

Larissa Rocha, Employee #1, Brex

The first employee with Brex, Larissa has led the company through major milestones including the recruitment of an international team and development of customer relationships.

She has worn a lot of hats with Brex. She first started doing financial projections and other avenues of work before the company even had customers, before shifting into product and regulations, studying licenses and intensive studies of banks.

She then went into recruiting, mostly technical engineers, until Brex hired an official recruiter to find top talent. Upon making this hire, Larissa became the first full-time salesperson and trained the first two sales hires before moving onto customer support, growing the support team to six people.

Now, Larissa works in growth and marketing, developing various channels of marketing, partners, different touchpoints in order to spread Brex's mission and meet their target audience.

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Sep
16
3:30 PM15:30

How to Sell Complex Innovation

Startups are about innovation. When your new idea is a way to do something that wasn't possible before, it’s easy to understand and sell because it solves a problem.

But what about when your new, better way of doing something is a variation of the way your team or its competition is already accomplishing something?

This panel will break down how to cut through the noise so you can explain why your way is better—on a simple, understandable, and believable level.

This event is part of the Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
16
3:30 PM15:30

Hustle, Health, and Burnout: Practicing Self-Care as an Entrepreneur

Our panel will bare all on founder experiences balancing mental health and work-life at a startup. We’ll discuss some of the often-unspoken expectations of employees, such as:

  • Establishing what hours to work

  • How to handle the workload rollercoaster

  • How to define and practice positivity and positive vulnerability

  • Understand what is needed versus what is reasonable

Set great expectations for yourself and your employees by learning these best-practice tactics that will elevate your working environment.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Our Speakers:

Silvia Tower, Co-founder, Conscioux

An incredibly energetic entrepreneur, Silvia understands the value of self-care, which is why she is currently leading a team of experts at Conscioux to transform corporate wellness in the US. Conscioux specializes in working with employees in fast-paced and stressful working environments. She enjoys helping companies improve employee performance and create a system where "I don't have time" is no longer an excuse.

More speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
17
8:30 AM08:30

Optimizing the Customer Lifecycle: Onboarding and Retention Tactics That Lead to Referrals

It’s so incredibly important to delight a client during the onboarding process and create a repeat customer.

A successful startup knows how to onboard and retain customers, and a very successful company knows how to leverage these customers—through referrals, secondary marketing, and reputation management—to maximize reach.

In this workshop, we’ll cover how to find the right match for free first experiences (via trials, samples, content, and consultations) and how to form habits, set expectations, and get to that “wow” moment that will seal the deal and help your customers work for you.

Speaker to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

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Sep
17
8:30 AM08:30

Startup Tips to Achieving Sustainable Growth

Are you ready for your startup to achieve sustainable growth?

About this Event

Now that you're on the path to growth, how do you implement strategies for long-term success? During this fireside chat, we'll cover topics such as:

  • How to attract, enable, and retain top talent

  • How to define and protect your company culture

  • How to create processes that can scale with your company

  • And more!

Join us as we share the best ways to build structure across teams to help you drive efficiency, attract top talent, foster great culture, and turn your company into a growth powerhouse.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019, and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
17
8:30 AM08:30

Crack the Code: How to Choose the Right Technology Stack for Your Business

Choosing the right technology stack can make or break a company. While you might be tempted to go with the newest tech available, chasing that hype can lead to rewriting a stack every 6-12 months.

This presentation, geared toward a new CTO and/or solo engineer in a startup company, will break down the differences between the "server-side" stack and the "client-side" stack, and will distinguish between mobile-first or web-first products and their competing merits.

Choosing a tech stack is a commitment that's not easily reversed—get it right the first time with our help.

Speaker to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Engineering Track at Startup Boston Week 2019. And is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage and Early Stage.

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Sep
17
10:15 AM10:15

Help Me Help You!: Making Customer Complaints Work for You

When it’s go-time in the ring, you need the best in your corner. But without the proper tools and training, you’ll be unable to keep customers happy and provide your team with the support they need.

During this workshop, we’ll explore the answers to:

  • How do you determine who you need on your side?

  • How do you onboard the right people to face the customer?

  • How do you provide them the tools to set them up for a win?

  • And how do you determine their success rate?

This interactive workshop will walk you through real-life customer experiences, so you can learn exactly how to handle each situation and understand which customer complaints are valid and should be shared with your product team, and which complaints need to be managed with care so you can reduce churn.

Speaker to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
17
10:15 AM10:15

Engineer Your Engineering Team: Tactics to Find and Retain the Best Tech Talent

It’s difficult to not just find great engineers—but also to retain them! Needless to say, once you find great talent, you want to make sure you keep it.

This panel of experts will discuss how they build solid engineering teams from day 1, including:

  • Advice on how to keep the team working smoothly

  • What tools and tactics to use

  • How to recruit your first employees

  • How to determine when you need more help

Our panelists will also dive more into how to identify the right engineer for the job and how to determine the right balance between technical talent, interpersonal skills, business-savvy and customer focus.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Engineering Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

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Sep
17
10:15 AM10:15

3 Key Factors for Successful AI Projects

Learn how AI can propel your startup forward!

About this Event

AI is transforming the products we build and the way we do business. It is already at work in our smart home devices, our smartphones, and many of our vehicles. Despite some clear successes, AI projects fail 85% of the time, according to Gartner.

Fortunately, the industry is rapidly accumulating experience that we can use to reduce risk in AI projects. In this talk, we present three key factors for successful AI projects.:

  • The first factor is incorporating domain expertise rather than relying on brute-force efforts with generalized data science

  • The second success factor is obtaining the right quantities and types of data at each stage of the development process

  • The third factor is creating AI workflows that enable repeatable and deployable results

We illustrate the importance of these factors using case studies from diverse vision applications including automated driving, crop harvesting, and tunnel excavation.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019, and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage, Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Our Speaker:

Bruce Tannebaum, Senior Manager of Product Management, MathWorks

In addition to being the manager of technical marketing for vision, AI, and IoT applications at MathWorks, Bruce has a strong background in image processing and computer vision system design. Before his time at MathWorks, he worked on digital cameras, inkjet MFPs, computer vision systems, and standardized efforts for MPEG-4 and JPEG-2000.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

To Automate or Not to Automate?: Technical Automation vs. The Human Touch

When you first start out, everything is done by either yourself or someone at the company.

Once you figure out the trigger points—and what works or doesn't work—you then need to start looking at what should be automated within your success and support departments, and—just as important—determine what should not be automated.

On this panel we'll discuss what you need to know before you can automate, what you should automate, and when automation should be passed over for a human on the other end.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

When Perfect is the Enemy: Fighting Perfectionism on Technical Teams

Does your team of technical experts struggle to produce in the pursuit of perfectionism? While we all want to achieve the perfect product, sometimes waiting for perfect can actually harm team productivity and company growth.

This panel of senior developers, product managers, and engineering leaders discuss the common issue of engineers wanting to do things "the right way" vs "the right now way." We’ll debate:

  • The tradeoffs to each approach

  • How to communicate bigger-picture needs

  • And how to ensure your team knows the value of “temporary” work

If you’re a CTO or Head of Engineering leading a team (or even figuring out how to manage your own time), this is a must-attend!

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Engineering Track at Startup Boston Week 2019. And is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

How to Build a Growth Company for Free in Boston

Creating an incredible network of supporters, employees, mentors, and investors can make or break your company. While it does take a lot of time to find and identify both the people and the resources that can help your vision, it's 100% worth it.

During this panel, entrepreneurs and connectors in Boston will discuss:

  • How to identify which people you should network with

  • Learn which channels to go through to make those connections

  • Identify the resources you have here in Boston to help your growth

  • And more!

There are a lot of resources available to you here in Boston - you just need to know where to find them and who to ask.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track during Startup Boston Week 2019. And is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
17
1:45 PM13:45

How Startup CTOs Balance the Technical and the Strategic

When you’re the CTO of a startup company, you’re doing a bit of everything. While wearing five different hats, it can be difficult to know how much of your energy should be spent future-proofing a product and planning a roadmap with the CEO versus coding and doing more of the technical work on the product.

A panel of veteran CTOs will be joining us on this panel to breakdown:

  • How to manage competing priorities—including weighing efforts on technical must-haves with time for strategic decision

  • How to ensure all technical contributors are aligned with your company’s goals

  • How to track progress of these goals against the day-to-day grind

Launching a company is hard enough - come learn from CTOs that have done it before so you can figure out the best way to structure your time.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Engineering Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage, Early Stage, and Growth Stage.

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Sep
17
1:45 PM13:45

How to Build and Scale a Customer Success Department

Do you have a strategy for customer success? Planning and mapping out your customer success department is instrumental in positive customer experiences.

During this lightning talk session, you’ll hear from experts in the customer success field explaining:

  • How to know who to hire and when to hire them

  • How to land a high NPS score during growth

  • KPIs to track as you grow

  • Tools you’ll want to use to manage customers

  • Best practices for your customer success team

  • How to map customer experience

Don’t leave it to chance—build in a top customer experience for every person as part of your strategic plan.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track at Startup Boston Week 2019. And is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

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Sep
17
3:30 PM15:30

How to Crowdsource Your Customer Support

Do you have an established fan base? Put it to work! Leverage the fans you have by providing them with the tools they need to support the social communities you currently have.

This session discusses creating a strategy, monitoring responses, and establishing tech inquiries. If your company already has a healthy customer support department, this session will help you leverage it to get to the next level.

Speaker to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage and Late Stage.

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Sep
17
5:15 PM17:15

How to Determine if Startup Life is Right for You

This group of startup experts and veterans share their experiences in the startup world and why they ultimately decided to stay—or leave.

Many times at a startup, you won’t know the right answer right away and will have to adapt on the fly. This level of discomfort is experienced by many, especially at first, but how do you know if your experience is normal or if it’s an indication of a poor fit?

Join this bare-all lightning talk event to consider if the startup lifestyle is right for you.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Startup Community Track at Startup Boston Week 2019.

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Sep
17
5:15 PM17:15

It Takes a Village: Integrating Customer Feedback into the Product Roadmap

Creating a great product and loyal customer base is a team effort. It truly involves everyone in the company —marketing, sales, customer success, product, design, etc. — to do it right.

In this panel, we’ll hear from veterans in the startup scene to discuss:

  • Favorite technologies to track customer us of your platform

  • How to organize data for your benefit

  • How to communicate with your sales team to maximize the benefits of customer response

  • Focus groups, surveys, and early software adopters

In short, this panel will provide you with advice on how to help your customers work for you and advance your product or idea. By learning how to ask the right questions—and how to identify meaning in the data—you can use customer response to advance your mission.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track, Product & Design Track, and Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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MassLandlords Monthly Dinner - Commercial Lending 101
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner - Commercial Lending 101

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

Whether you're coming from the point of view of individual landlording, or if you're an experienced corporate landlord looking to get the latest industry update, this presentation on commercial lending will give you the perspective you need to grow your income property business.

We'll start by covering the different expectations in the commercial world vs residential mortgages. Maturity date, rate, and down payment are just the beginning. We'll also cover minimum loan amounts, and prepayment penalties. Next we'll cover properties where commercial lending does not apply, and talk about how even owner-occupied properties might need or benefit from a commercial loan.

We'll cover the application process. We'll show you what lenders look for and what kinds of projects may not be lendable (including some renovation work or empty buildings). We'll also cover the major difference with residential mortgages, which is ongoing reporting requirements during the life of the loan.

Unlike with residential mortgages, where maturity means the loan is paid off, commercial mortgage maturity often results in refinancing and ongoing debt. We'll talk about this and about the collections process, in case you want to buy a commercial foreclosure. Finally we'll cover special cases, including portfolio lending, lines of credit, and transferring properties into an LLC.

This presentation will be given by Michael Travaglini, MassLandlords member, and George Drugas, both of Brookline Bank.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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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.

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Sep
18
8:30 AM08:30

How to Create a Culture that Attracts Top Talent

Do you know who you’re looking for but can’t find them? Do you know what your next step is but aren’t sure who you need to get you there?

Built for companies looking to hire those first 20 employees, this panel will share tips and tricks to give you the competitive edge on building a team culture that attracts the best candidates and how to maintain a working environment that gives you the competitive advantage on recruiting.

We’ll discuss tactics to drive employee referrals and inbound interest, as well as how to seal the deal on the candidates you’ve interviewed.

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
18
8:30 AM08:30

How to Prepare for and Make the Most of Your Time During an Accelerator

We hear a lot about accelerators, but how do we choose the right one? Just as important, how do we prepare for and make the most out of an accelerator once we have one?

During this panel, you’ll hear from Boston-based accelerators, where we’ll cover questions like:

  • How does each accelerator operate?

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?

  • What types of companies do they accept?

  • What resources do they provide to their startups?

  • How can participants get the most out of the program?

  • What can participants do in advance to be accepted?

  • And, once accepted, how can participants prepare to make the most of the program?

We’re asking the hard questions—so you can make the best decision for you, your team, and your company. Come join us!

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Our Speakers:

Ross Palley, Program Manager, Founder Institute

Ross Palley is currently the program manager at Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Founders Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts solo-founders and founders with day jobs, and that shares equity with all participants.

Hannah Perry, Program Director, MassChallenge

As program director at MassChallenge, Hannah Perry leads all program planning and operations for the Boston accelerator. As a not-for-profit startup, MassChallenges takes zero equity from its participants, while also providing them with a network of mentors and connections to help participants grow their company.

Simone LaPray, Executive Director, TiE Boston

Simone is responsible for building out and maintaining the TYE and ScaleUP curricula for TiE Boston. As Executive Director, Simone continues to connect entrepreneurs with each other and stakeholders in the entrepreneurial world through TiE Boston. TiE Boston is a non-for-profit organization that has over 12,000 members and 62 chapters worldwide.

Aaron O'Hearn, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Techstars Boston

Before becoming an entrepreneur-in-residence at Techstars Boston, Aaron was the Director of Techstars in 2017 and 2018. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,500 companies with a market cap of $13.9 billion. Their programs connect their portfolio companies to entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate programs.

Our Moderator:

Nathan Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist in Bioinformatics and Data Analysis, Harvard Medical School

With a strong background in microbiology, Nathan has a strong background as a research assistant for Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School. He is also passionate about Boston's startup community and is on the programming team for Startup Boston Week 2019.

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Sep
18
10:15 AM10:15

Scaling the Dream Team: Staffing Strategies to Sustain Your Competitive Advantage

How do you determine staffing requirements while your company is still evolving, and how do you fill anticipated needs with the right people?

This panel will discuss:

  • The importance of planning and strategy to avoid costly, destructive ad hoc creation/filling of positions

  • Strategies to anticipate needed vacancies—and fill them with the right people

  • How to lay out a hiring strategy and knowing the skills you need

  • Knowing which skills you should hire first

Even if you’re not ready to hire right now, it’s important to have a strategy in place so that you’re not rushing to fill positions on a whim. This panel will help you plan for the unknown!

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Our Speakers:

Andy Singleton, Co-founder, Humandb.ai

Andy is a serial entrepreneur, holding positions of both CEO and CTO. Before founding his current company, Humandb.ai, Andy founded and sold Assembla that returned 25x to its investors. He also previously founded PowerSteering which went to IPO through a rollup with Upland.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Our Moderator:

Cathy Vaughn, Principal Consultant, JANE.hr

As principal consultant at JANE.hr, Cathy is responsible for helping businesses customize their recruiting process so they can focus on running their business.

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Sep
18
10:15 AM10:15

Be Your Best Brand: Crafting a Narrative for Your Startup

This workshop will help you hold up a mirror to your brand to ensure what you think you’re selling matches what others think they’re buying. You’ll have the opportunity to practice storytelling that builds credibility, inspires confidence, and establishes a narrative that sells.

During this workshop we’ll cover:

  • Messaging for investors: why should someone invest in you?

  • Messaging for companies: why should someone buy from you?

  • Messaging for employees: why should someone work with you?

In short: are your actions, communications, and ideas on-brand for your target founders, investors, and workforce?

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track and Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Speaker to be announced soon!

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Food Fails By Founders: Mistakes that Kill Products in the Food and Beverag

Driven by low entry costs and “purpose driven entrepreneurs” seeking to be the change they want to see, food and beverage development is booming. However, small budgets and intense competition mean a company’s small misstep can derail even the tastiest idea.

During this panel, successful founders who have been there and managed to beat the odds share the mistakes they made while developing their products - and what they would have done differently.

This session will help budding food and beverage entrepreneurs avoid the pitfalls of product development, giving them tips to find the shortest path to and greatest chance for success.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track and the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage and Early Stage.

Our Speakers:

Ted Tieken, Founder & CEO, Keto and Co

Ted founded Keto and Co in 2014, and has been following a ketogenic diet since to manage chronic pain. The Keto and Co products are designed to be nutritious, convenience, taste good, and to be affordable.

Lauren Abda, Founder, Branchfood

Branchfood is the largest community of food innovators and entrepreneurs in New England. Through Branchfood, Lauren meets hundreds of food startups and helps them find the best resources to launch their products. Additionally, Lauren is the co-founder of Branch Venture Group, the largest US-based angel network investing exclusively in food-related startups, and is the Founder of FOOD EDGE, which brings together industry leaders and startups.

Evy Chen, Founder, Evy Tea

Evy moved from China to Boston in 2010 to attend Emerson College. During her time there, she won her school's startup competition with her idea for Evy Tea. She launched her first cold-brew tea brand in America, a new category for in the RTD industry when she was 26 years old. She has been nationally recognized for both her entrepreneurship and her tea craftsmanship.

More speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Optimizing Your Company for Inclusion and Belonging

Representation matters. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is good for your employees and it's good for business, boosting creativity, promoting a broader perspective, maintaining accessibility to audiences, and encouraging product development and marketing that's customer-conscious.

Today, the conversation around diversity in the workplace has shifted. We agree that it is important, but the startup industry remains largely homogenous.

What are the barriers around diverse hiring that we don't realize exist, and how do we overcome these? How do we prioritize and stay committed to hiring for diversity in the face of tight deadlines and light-speed innovation? And how do we foster inclusive company cultures that are capable of nurturing and retaining all talent?

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
18
1:45 PM13:45

Secrets to Scaling a Sustainable, Open Culture

As your company begins to grow, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy and open culture. On this panel, we'll hear from a few experts that have been here before and we'll learn how to:

  • Create a culture that allows your company to win

  • Provide employees with room to voice ideas, while still making the right decision at the end of the day

  • Maintain the "startup-ness" as the company continues to grow

If you want to know how to keep employees happy and maintain your startup's competitive advantage, then be sure to register for this event!

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Our Speakers:

Janine Allo, Ed.D., Chief People and Culture Officer, ezCater

Janine currently leads all of ezCater's people functions and programs to scale its award-winning culture and strengthen its people function and rapid growth. Before her time at ezCater she was the VP of Global Talent Management and Development at Flex and Chief People Officer and Wildflower Bread Company. She received her M.Ed. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.

Dena Upton, VP People, Drift

Dena is responsible for Drift's talent development, operations, recruitment, and retention. Before Drift, she served as VP of People and Talent for six years at LogMeIn, and brings over 20 years of experience in managing people. She has been recognized for outstanding culture and talent management, including nine consecutive Best Places to Work accolades for LogMeIn from the Boston Business Journal.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Our Moderator:

Allison Sproul, Head of Recruitment and HR, CozyKin

At CozyKin, Allison is responsible for manging two recruitment teams for CozyKin's HQ hiring and caregivers, respectively. She also responsible for compensation, benefits, and employee relations for the entire relations. Before CozyKin, Allison was the Talent Acquisition at Cengage and Staffing Manager at Complete Staffing Solutions.

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Sep
18
1:45 PM13:45

How Hard Can Equity Financing Be?

Before you even have a term sheet, it's important to do your homework so you don't get caught unprepared. In short: it's time to get rid of the skeletons in your closet before the investors come knocking for your due diligence. We'll go through the term sheet, financing documents, and closing.

Additionally, during this session, we'll cover how to manage the inside and outside counsel and investors during the process, as well as how it's changed over the past few years. And how what to do if you can find investors - but can't seem to find a lead investor.

In short: it's time to learn how to get millions of dollars and not screw it up - from term sheet to money wire. It's important to start preparing now, so that when you do get to that fundraising stage in your company's lifecycle, you're ready to go. And don't waste any time.

This event is a part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Workshop Facilitator:

Kathy Nolan, Corporate Attorney and Client Services Manager, Shoobx

Kathy Nolan works with the founders of hundreds of early stage startups and helps them use Shoobx to create incorporation, founder shares, financing, stock incentive plan, board consents, IP and HR documents, just to name a few. She also coaches startups on issues relating to Shoobx and due diligence management, working with counsel, 409a valuations, and employee option grants.

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Sep
18
3:30 PM15:30

Strategies for Building Efficient, Agile, and High-Performing Teams

Some challenges of startups are inherent and widely shared—how will you handle the first major setback? The first problem employee? Underperformance of a new hire?

Created for project managers, founders, and leadership teams, this panel will discuss how to avoid and prevent common problems to ensure smooth sailing through bumpy startup waters.

This session is recommended for first-line supervisors and execution-level specialists—the often-overlooked middlemen who takes the strategy from above and conveys a vision and a plan to the team who gets it done.

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019. And is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage and Late Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
18
5:15 PM17:15

Making an Offer They Can’t Refuse: How to Recruit the Startup Talent You Wa

It’s more than a numbers game—recruiting today’s top talent means offering an attractive and dynamic package, in addition to a base salary.

We’ll explore a few different ways companies are locking in the best talent so you can have a full understanding about the most attractive types of compensation to today’s all-star career seekers and their advantages—to both employers and employees.

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Robots and Recruiters: The Future of Human Resources and People Ops

Advancements in technology have led to the birth of a new toolset for HR professionals. Companies are leveraging technology—such as VR, AR, and AI—to receive more actionable people analytics and to improve culture experience.

This session details some specific examples of how to use emerging technology for company musts, like sexual harassment training, job postings, and managing leave and attendance.

The future of HR is at your fingertips!

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Design Sprints: Quicker, Better Decision-Making for Your Startup

This workshop will help product leaders learn how to make quicker, better product design decisions and how to involve product team members to generate results and productivity. We’ll cover sprint basics, ways to determine when a sprint might be the answer, and the kind of impact you can hope to see as an outcome.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

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Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Earning Your Wings: How to Break into Angel Investing

You’re new to angel investing. Perhaps you used to be involved in larger funding rounds, perhaps you have a strong background as an entrepreneur but are looking to do something new, or maybe you just are exploring opportunities to invest and support Boston’s talent.

This presentation will talk about how to be an angel investor—exploring the do's, don’ts, and pitfalls. Additionally, we’ll cover:

  • Why invest?

  • Investment strategy

  • Sourcing deals

  • Selecting deals

  • How to help founders

If you’re curious what angel investment is all about—be sure to come to this “tell-all” course!

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Investor Track at Startup Boston Week 2019.

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Sep
19
10:15 AM10:15

Arms of an Angel: Investing in Local Startups

You’re passionate about Boston’s startup scene and want to get more involved.

This panel is for individuals who are actively invested in seed funding rounds. Perhaps you’ve primarily investing in companies outside of Boston and are looking for an overview of what Boston’s startup scene has to offer. Or maybe you’ve been a strong supporter of Boston’s startup scene for years and you’re looking for new ways to invest in budding startups.

You’ll learn from speakers that have an extensive history investing in Boston’s startup scene, and what lessons they have learned during the process.

Note: if you’re new to angel investing, we strongly recommend that you attend “Earning Your Wings: How to Break into Angel Investing” during Startup Boston Week 2019 first.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Investor Track at Startup Boston Week 2019.

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Sep
19
10:15 AM10:15

Essential UX in MVPs: How to Create a Minimum Delightful Product

Just because your application or software is usable doesn’t mean people will want to use it. User experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design are key to customer acquisition and can even influence investment opportunities.

Don’t let bad customer experience and design shroud your great idea and doom your startup/MVP before you even get off the ground.

This panel will explore the threshold for a “minimum delightful product,” and will talk about how to factor in experience and design to increase your odds of overall success.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage.

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Career Paths in Venture Capital: From Operator to Investor, Starting a Fund, and More

Venture capital is a huge part of the startup industry by impact, but a tiny part when measured by headcount. From the other side of the curtain, VC may look like an "exclusive" profession, with few roles open to newcomers and limited options for mobility with a small number of firms.

During this session we’ll cover questions, such as:

  • Beyond "doing your time" at a firm and hoping a higher-level position opens up, what are the options associates, principals, and even partners have for advancing their career?

  • More firms are being created as seed-stage firms and "micro-VCs" proliferate, but how does someone take the leap to create such a firm?

  • What are the entry points to VC begin with?

  • And for founders or others with an "operators" background, what should you know before joining the investor side?

We've put together a panel of highly-experienced Boston VCs to answer these questions and more.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Investor Track at Startup Boston Week 2019.

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Lift Off: Steps for a Successful Product or Feature Launch

This presentation takes product managers through the steps to plan a successful product or feature launch. We’ll discuss:

  • How to know if your product is what customers want

  • How to gauge your performance during and following rollout

  • Which KPIs to track as your product or feature takes off

Additionally, we’ll discuss best practices for communicating with your engineering, marketing, and customer success departments so you can keep everyone in the loop as you measure your launch.

When you’re launching a new product—or adding a new feature to your constantly evolving startup - this one is for founders and product managers alike.

Speaker to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
19
1:45 PM13:45

Evolution of a Product: How to Measure Response and Enable Success

During this lightning talk session, founders and product leaders will showcase some of the earliest versions of their products and talk about:

  • The assumptions they held during the creation phase

  • How their customers responded to the initial result

  • How they measured its success

  • How they prioritized changes and additions to the evolving product

This before, during, and after look at the evolution of a product will provide real examples to help guide your creative process, build in steps for reflection and assessment along the way, and respond proactively to necessary changes.

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage.

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Sep
19
3:30 PM15:30

Creating a Great Prototype, Without Breaking the Bank: Part 1

In this presentation, we’ll break down how you can create a great prototype to prove or test your concept - without breaking the bank.

Before you spend the money manufacturing, you can evaluate your design or idea, and demonstrate and communicate your concept on a budget. Throughout this presentation, you will learn how to identify the most important parts of your prototype that need to come through - and learn multiple ways to make them come to life.

Speaker to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage.

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Sep
19
3:30 PM15:30

Managing a Remote Team: The Good, the Bad, and the Best Practice

Location diversity can be great for around-the-clock operations, but a real challenge for a manager who needs to keep a team coordinated and on-task.

This panel will explore ways to create connectedness within a remote team, including instilling a sense of purpose and camaraderie, and will offer up valuable lessons and best practices for non-local collaboration and insights about the future of remote work

Our Speakers:

Becca Van Nederynen, Head of People Ops, Help Scout

Becca is constantly on a mission to find better ways to support Help Scout's remote team around the world. The People Ops team at Help Scout designs programs to support managers and keep the Help Scout team connected through building trust and always striving for transparency.

More speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track and the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
19
5:15 PM17:15

Show Me the Money: Using Metrics to Build Your Company Operations

Money talks. Financial professionals add real value to an organization. However, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to navigate these uncharted financial waters when you’re first starting.

Through a series of lightning talks we’ll explore:

  • What are your real needs in terms of finances and fundraising, based on the scale of your company?

  • When should you outsource and when should you bring in an in-house financial team?

  • What financial metrics matter the most during fundraising?

  • And more!

You do not need to have financial expertise to attend; this talk will be appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of startup finance knowledge.

Our Speakers:

More speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

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Sep
19
5:15 PM17:15

Creating a Great Prototype Without Breaking the Bank: Part 2

In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to take what they learned from the “Creating a Great Prototype: Part 1” session and put it into action!

During this workshop, we’ll walk you through a few example scenarios of a product you will need to prototype, leaving it to you and the group to come up with a solution and pinpoint which parts of the product are the most important to get across in this prototype - and the most cost-efficient way to help it come to life.

Come with a product idea of your own to share - or come and help work on others! Either way, you’ll be learning some valuable lessons of what goes into making an incredibly mind-blowing prototype!

Speakers to be announced soon!

This event is part of the Product & Design Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

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Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Started From the Bottom Now I’m Here: Growing into a Management Role at a Startup

You started with the startup when it was—well, starting up!—but it’s matured over time, and you’re ready for the next step too.

How do you progress to the next level in your role to match the growth of the company? Does the expanding structure mean you’d be more impactful in a managerial role?

Don’t be left behind—evolve and find new ways to lead and continue to advance apace with your startup.

This event is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Beyond Tech: What Investors in Other Industries Want to See

Tech isn’t the only industry in which innovative ideas merit investor support. During this panel, we'll learn what investors want to see in fields such as food and beverage, travel, apparel, beauty, and media.

This event is great for the non-tech entrepreneur that is excited to create a company that can scale and go the distance!

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage and Early Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
20
10:15 AM10:15

B2C Marketing Master's Toolkit

A group of top marketing leaders from Boston’s startup scene will gather to share their pro tips in this lightning talk. This hour of focused top tips include examples from marketing pros of new tactics they've developed, lessons they’ve learned from a technique they've mastered, and advice on avoiding pitfalls and maximizing reach.

This will be a high-impact event for anyone involved in marketing at a B2C startup, and is particularly aimed at those who are already past the beginner level in marketing and are looking for new skills and tactics to add to their toolbox and give their startup a competitive advantage.

This is a rare chance to learn from a number of experienced marketers in a single session and will include time for questions and attendee-driven discussion, and is a great opportunity to get multiple perspectives on a challenge you’re facing or a trend you’ve seen.

Are you a marketer who’s advanced past the beginner stage and is looking to diversify and enhance your marketing toolkit to give your startup the strategic advantage? This one’s for you.

This event is part of the Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
20
10:15 AM10:15

Pitch Feedback Workshop

As part of Startup Boston Week, we're offering early-stage founders an opportunity to get feedback from real investors, with a small audience of attendees also looking to learn from them and you.

Important information:

Sign up as an audience member or participant through Eventbrite and, if you want to pitch, please complete the application form.

You can also copy and paste this link into your browser to request an opportunity to pitch at this event:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFEaPVUIlD8bD2s-4HnzwwLGlzksk0m4Lw3p4HI7GOOt7pvQ/viewform

Please note: you are NOT guaranteed a spot to pitch. Due to the high-volume of requests, we will only circle back with confirmed applicants to pitch.

More about the event….

If your applicant to pitch is accepted, than your company will have 3 minutes to pitch your startup, and will get about 12 minutes of feedback and questions from our investors. Despite the audience, this will be a casual setting and an opportunity to have an open conversation, asking questions about investor concerns, how to best present what you have, and what you should improve on before you're actively seeking investors.

Pitching is limited to founders who have an active startup and are close to pursuing funding—you must be beyond idea-stage, with traction or promising early customer validation.

Sign up as an audience member or participant through Eventbrite and, if you want to pitch, please complete the application form.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Judges to be announced soon!

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Sep
20
12:30 PM12:30

Before the Pitch: Finding and Building Relationships with the Right Investors

Raising the right amount of money with the right investors is critical to the health and growth of your business, yet investors are regularly barraged with requests for pitch meetings. How do you get your startup noticed through the noise?

This panel discussion will focus on the tactics and behaviors that will allow you to build strong relationships with potential investors before it's time to pitch. Featuring a panel of people from both sides of the aisle, including serial entrepreneurs, local venture capitalists, and high-volume networkers, we'll unpack how to build authentic relationships with investors and how to evaluate their fit as a partner in your business.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Idea Stage and Early Stage.

Our Speakers:

Sarah Downey, Principal, Accomplice VC

Sarah A. Downey a Principal at Accomplice, focusing on virtual and augmented reality and frontier tech. She is also an angel investor through her own entity, Yubari. She spends the majority of her time meeting and evaluating new companies, tech, and founders. In addition to helping Accomplice's existing portfolio boards, hiring needs, and making intros.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Our Moderator:

Mike Brown, Co-founder & CEO, nDash.co

Mike Brown founded nDash.co in 2016, a content community platform that has been bootstrapped to-date. The company now has 7 employees and helps over 1000 companies and 6000 writers connect and work with one another.

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Sep
20
12:30 PM12:30

Every Customer Counts: Retaining and Maximizing Customers

This session walks attendees through how to measure and segment your existing customers, so you have a better understanding of which processes work - and which ones need improvement.

We’ll cover topics such as:

  • How to define your best customers (those who enable upselling, referrals, and case studies)

  • How to mitigate your high-risk customers (those you might lose)

  • How to identify and group customers into these categories early on

  • How to increase the quality and quantity of engagement on those customers you’re about to lose

If you’re worried you might currently have some at-risk customers, this session could help you turn it around. And, likewise, could help you figure out how to pinpoint which customers are the happiest so you can recycle those processes and delight every customer across the board.

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Speaker to be announced soon!

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Sep
20
2:15 PM14:15

From Customer to Champion: Building a Base of Evangelists for Your Startup

You have an incredible customer base - now it’s time to turn those happy customers into the sales team you need!

During this panel, we’ll explore how to maximize engagement through multiple channels and how to determine which channels are the best ones for you to lean on. We’ll also dive into what types of programs are the best ones for you to organize and run in order to keep customer engaged and invested in your company - whether that is an agency program, affiliate program, or something else!

A group of founders and leaders in customer success and marketing will share examples from early on that drove results for them and helped convert customers into champions for their brand.

P.S. Although not required, we definitely suggest attending our session “Every Customer Counts: Retaining and Maximizing Customers” to learn how to pinpoint your best customers first during Startup Boston Week 2019!

This event is part of the Customer Success & Support Track and Sales & Marketing Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage and Late Stage.

Speakers to be announced soon!

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Sep
20
2:15 PM14:15

Seed Funding and Raising Capital: How to Fundraise Before Your Startup has Traction

Many founders feel they face a catch-22: they can't get traction without funding, and they can't get funding without traction. While often investors are looking for scrappier founders that don't let limited resources stop them, it's also true that there are some ideas that are simply too capital intensive to bring to market without funding. And as tech investment continues to boom, there are also a growing number of investors looking for the right opportunity to make earlier bets on promising startups, even if they're pre-revenue / pre-product.

But every professional investor does have some set of proof points that they're looking for -- in the market opportunity, in the product vision, in the founders themselves -- and understanding what those are is essential for founders looking to raise capital. We've put together a panel of Boston seed-stage investors who are willing to invest pre-traction if the opportunity is right, to learn from them what defines those opportunities.

If you're an idea or seed-stage founder thinking about fundraising, don't miss this opportunity to hear first-hand what investors are looking for.

This event is part of the Founders & C-Suite Track at Startup Boston Week 2019 and is perfect for companies in the Early Stage.

Our Speakers:

David Chang, CEO, Gradifi

David has made 40 angel investments in startups, such as Crashlytics, clypd, Amino, Inmoji, Cuseum, CarePort Health, Dashfire, and Reactor Media. Additionally, he has a successful track record in hands-on roles at both direct-to-consumer and enterprise companies, six of which were acquired or IPO'd. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space and the Where Angel Fund. As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he also holds several advisor/board memberships. Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno's 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for the NEVY Angel of the Year.

Adrian Mendoza, Founder & General Partner, Mendoza Ventures

Adrian is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and operator. In 2009, he co-founded Marlin Mobile, a startup in the mobile performance testing space that raised 3 million in venture funding. Additionally, he has been a CTO since 2009 and has built numerous technology teams, SaaS products, and product pipelines. In 2016 he founded Mendoza Ventures, a Boston based pre-seed AI, FinTech, and cybersecurity fund.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Our Moderator:

Lindsay Ladd, Founder & CEO, EmpirEqual

Over the past 15 years, Lindsay has provided training and mentorship to the tech community. She also helps develop partnerships in support of strategic priorities in the federal, public, and private sector stakeholders. As a multi-time founder, Lindsay is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the Boston community.

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Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Make Your Space: Laptop sleeves

In this workshop, join Fab@CIC in creating custom protective sleeve for your laptop or tablet! Make sure to bring 1/4 yard or more of your favorite fabric (thicker fabrics such as felt work best). Basic fabric will be provided if you don't have your own.

Please RSVP as seats are limited!

This workshop is part one of a 2-part series. The first installment in this series (in August) will be creating a custom sticker for your laptop or tablet. Attendance at both workshops is not required.

RSVP HERE

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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.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

  • CIC Boston, Edison, 16th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Any plan for your lunch hour?


Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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.

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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.

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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.

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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.

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Dec
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Resilient Coders Demo Day

  • CIC Boston - Lighthouse, 20th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to hire software engineers? Join us for a wonderful evening and meet our most recent graduating class.

Everyone coming out of this program has demonstrated proficiency in modern javascript by building full stack web applications with User Authentication, Express, Postgres, Jest, and React. This cohort is also equipped with experience in Node, MongoDB, React Native, OOP, Algorithmic Thinking and have submitted too many PRs to count! They are ready to hit Boston’s growing tech economy and start pushing code.

Resilient Coders graduates have launched their careers with our hiring partners, from companies like Wayfair and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to startups and agencies such as Mavrck, Wistia, and Digitas.

RSVP for the Demo Day here!

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Startupalooza!
Aug
22
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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Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 this week’s topic!

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Aug
21
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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Founders Live Boston!
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Founders Live Boston!

  • Lighthouse West, 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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Wellness Pop-up
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

Wellness Pop-up

This month you'll have four opportunities to join a free lunchtime Wellness Pop-up event and experience a sampling of different fitness trends. You'll also meet Brett Auger, CIC's new Wellness program manager, who has just recently joined the team! 

Brett will offer a variety of fitness styles during the Pop-up sessions at each of our Cambridge and Boston locations. 

  • 12pm (Intro To Interval) No weights required for this introduction to interval training. Using a progression of easy-to-modify strength moves, this class will show you how easy it is to get in an effective, total body workout even in a small period of time.

  • 12:20pm (Core & More) Activate your abdominals in this quick, core-focused class that will help lengthen, stretch, and strengthen the primary pillar of the body through a variety of exercises.

  • 12:40pm (Zumba Rush) Come check out this high-energy dance party that will raise your heart rate and tone, various muscle groups, while you move to world music and easy-to-follow choreography. No previous experience required — just a desire to have fun and dance it out!

  • 1:10pm (Desk Stretch) Join us for a short session to help reverse the effects of sitting and to learn how to counter bad posture, forward lean, and neck tilt. Plus, you'll learn stretches to help relieve tension and stress through the back, neck, and shoulders.

Learn more and signup here https://yana.com/event?id=2681

A note from Brett: As the new program manager, I'm so excited to be joining CIC and continue to develop the Wellness benefits for both CIC staff and clients. With nearly a decade in workplace wellness, I know that each program and client is unique, and I look forward to experimenting boldly with CIC to expand our program to serve you better! I love working with groups and individuals to figure out how to best leverage their time and energy into results (i.e. happier, healthier lives)

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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.

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Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Hedera Technical Deep Dive: Virtual Presentation w/ Paul Madsen

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

Join Hedera for the August meetup where they will be discussing YOUR questions from the community, and doing a technical deep dive into the Hedera ecosystem. They are excited to bring you this exclusive virtual presentation by Hedera Technical Architect - Paul Madsen.


Topics:

- Hedera Nodes

- Mirror Nodes

- Hedera Consensus Service vs. Smart Contracts

- Official wallets vs. Community created wallets

- Dapp Program - Developer Competition

- Hedera network updates

- State Proofs

- Network Fees and Pricing


Location —

CIC Cambridge

101 Main St

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States


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Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 this week’s topic!

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

ODSC Boston: Understanding Machine Learning Results to Increase their Value & Avoid Pitfalls

Speaker: Linda M. Zeger, Ph.D., Founder / Principal Consultant at Auroral LLC
https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-zeger-87983a9a/

Topic:
Understanding Machine Learning Results to Increase their Value & Avoid Pitfalls

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:
Dr. Linda M. Zeger leads the design and execution of innovative processes and solutions to derive maximum value from data. Through projects she has led in scheduling for data delivery protocols, communication and sensor networks, and healthcare analytics, she has developed techniques to substantially improve network efficiency and reliability, guide system operations, and derive key insights, by employing statistical modeling, machine learning, and data analytics.

Dr. Zeger is the founder and principal consultant of Auroral LLC, and she has also held positions at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lucent Technologies, Educational Testing Service, and with universities. Dr. Zeger earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University. She is is the author of numerous published papers, and is an inventor on a number of patents.

Abstract:
With the increasing use of artificial intelligence throughout many industries, much excitement has been generated over the potential benefits that can be obtained. At the same time, questions have arisen regarding potential risks of artificial intelligence and its usage of personal data. This session will describe issues that should be considered before and while employing such a system, in order to better understand, and thereby increase, its utility, as well as to avoid possible pitfalls.

The quantity and quality of data used to train a machine learning system, as well as the quality and relevancy of the data on which the system is employed, has a great effect on the value of a machine learning system. A thorough understanding of the information content, type, and quality of the input data, as well as how it was selected, obtained, and cleansed is also essential to elucidate any potential inaccuracies, biases, or limitations in the results produced by machine learning.

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

RSVP HERE

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Make Our Voices Heard "Our Fight For Healthcare"

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

This event is open to all. This event is designed to discuss solutions to the disparities that Black Women, the Elderly, and other underserved demographics in America face during their experiences with the American healthcare system.

Unfortunately, in the United States, Black women experience significant issues with healthcare. Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related deaths than any other race. An American Cancer Society study showed the rate that black American women are dying from cervical cancer is comparable to that of women in many poor developing nations.

Dr. Sanithia L. Williams stated in the New York Times, “Actual institutional and structural racism has a big bearing on our patients’ lives, and it’s our responsibility to talk about that more than just saying that it’s a problem,”.

The baby boomers are entering old age, resulting in the biggest elderly population in United States history. Researchers have concluded that ageism directly affects the longevity of older adults. In a study published by the American Psychological Association, concluded that old people with positive perceptions of aging lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with negative images of growing older.

Immigrants are facing extreme threats due to current political administration policies, therefore affecting their access to healthcare.

Therefore, how can these demographics protect themselves? How can they make their voices heard? How can we change this narrative? What technology or policies could assist? Join us for a group discussion and educational health presentations!

This event is hosted by The Mary J. Harris Foundation, Inc a 501c(3) non-profit in partnership with the Cambridge Innovation Center

Sponsored by Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPN-ULEM)

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US Digital Service Roundtable
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

US Digital Service Roundtable

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

RSVP here!

Hey Boston! Join the United States Digital Service, in collaboration with the Cambridge Innovation Center, for a roundtable discussion at CIC-Cambridge on August 14th.

Just who are we? The United States Digital Service is a nonpartisan tech startup in The White House that pairs the country's top tech talent with the best public servants to deliver better citizen services through design and technology.

Hear from senior technologists about how we're applying modern practices to transform critical, public-facing services that affect the American public. We'll also share how you could join us, and make a difference.

We hope to see you there.

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Aug
14
12:30 PM12:30

Verizon’s $1m Built on 5G Challenge

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

The Built on 5G Challenge is a nationwide search for the best products, services, and applications that will bring the true power of 5G to life. The winners will be awarded up to $1 million, access to our 5G Lab, and an opportunity for Verizon to invest in your company in a future fundraising round. Learn more and apply at verizon5glabs.com/builton5g

Register for this event by emailing wachman@deep1.org.


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Wellness Pop-up
Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

Wellness Pop-up

This month you'll have four opportunities to join a free lunchtime Wellness Pop-up event and experience a sampling of different fitness trends. You'll also meet Brett Auger, CIC's new Wellness program manager, who has just recently joined the team! 

Brett will offer a variety of fitness styles during the Pop-up sessions at each of our Cambridge and Boston locations. 

  • 12pm (Intro To Interval) No weights required for this introduction to interval training. Using a progression of easy-to-modify strength moves, this class will show you how easy it is to get in an effective, total body workout even in a small period of time.

  • 12:20pm (Core & More) Activate your abdominals in this quick, core-focused class that will help lengthen, stretch, and strengthen the primary pillar of the body through a variety of exercises.

  • 12:40pm (Zumba Rush) Come check out this high-energy dance party that will raise your heart rate and tone, various muscle groups, while you move to world music and easy-to-follow choreography. No previous experience required — just a desire to have fun and dance it out!

  • 1:10pm (Desk Stretch) Join us for a short session to help reverse the effects of sitting and to learn how to counter bad posture, forward lean, and neck tilt. Plus, you'll learn stretches to help relieve tension and stress through the back, neck, and shoulders.

Learn more and signup here https://yana.com/event?id=2680

A note from Brett: As the new program manager, I'm so excited to be joining CIC and continue to develop the Wellness benefits for both CIC staff and clients. With nearly a decade in workplace wellness, I know that each program and client is unique, and I look forward to experimenting boldly with CIC to expand our program to serve you better! I love working with groups and individuals to figure out how to best leverage their time and energy into results (i.e. happier, healthier lives)

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Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club Public Speaking Meeting

Any plan for your lunch hour?

Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December that we meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

RSVP HERE

Oratory Authority website: http://9351.toastmastersclubs.org/

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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.

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Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

AI Talks: Intro to AI & Machine Learning with Charis Loveland, Co-Founder, ML Assist and How iFlip is Disrupting Wall Street Investing with Randy Tate, CEO & Co-founder at FLIP Investor, Inc!

  • CIC Boston - Lighthouse West & North, 20th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Boston New Technology and Boston AI Network for:

AI Talks:
Intro to AI & Machine Learning with Charis Loveland, Co-Founder, ML Assist
How iFlip is Disrupting Wall Street Investing with Randy Tate, CEO & Co-founder at FLIP Investor, Inc!

Tuesday, August 13th, 6 pm at CIC in Boston, MA.

Learn more and reserve your spot here!

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Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Deep Learning in Production: Microsoft: Deployment, Indico: Model Adapting , Oriel Research Therapy: AML & ML

Featuring Madison May, ML Architect at Indico, Eila Arich-Landkof, Founder and CEO of Oriel Research Therapeutics, and Francesca Lazzeri, Ph.D, Senior Machine Learning Specialist at Microsoft.

This event features three speakers on topics in Machine Learning: -Madison May, ML Architect at Indico, who has played a key role in developing the company's enterprise AI platform for unstructured content; -Eila Arich-Landkof, Founder and CEO of Oriel Research Therapeutics, who will introduce their work on screening for AML (acute myeloid leukemia) using RNA and clinical data and machine learning, as well as AI in the medical field: challenges and ways to move forward; and Francesca Lazzeri, Ph.D., Senior Machine Learning Specialist at Microsoft, who will discuss how to tackle the challenges in deploying machine learning models. For more information on these three speakers, please visit www.meetup.com/Deep-Learning-In-Production/events/

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QuantUniversity Meetup
Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

QuantUniversity Meetup

Upskilling the 21st century Financial Professional : A open-mic discussion
At a conference in New York two weeks ago, a 40 something analyst from a large financial organization asked me if I could share tips on what tools to learn to be proficient with AI and machine learning
Financial professionals are challenged with new innovations and products on a daily basis. On the one hand, we had various technologies like AI and Machine Learning causing a tectonic shift in how business is done. On the other hand, we have fintech innovations in equities, payments, insurance, blockchain which are demanding financial professionals to look beyond traditional asset classes and financial products.

As we gear towards our next decade of our careers, what should financial professionals focus on? Questions include:
• Do you start (yet another) certification?
• Do you go to an online (cheap, low commitment, readily available) MOOC on edx, Coursera or Udacity?
• Do you pick up a new book? (Plenty available)
• Do you learn a new language? (Python/R/Julia/Startrek*)

These are questions every financial professional needs to deal with!

Join us August 13 at 5.30 pm to have an open discussion on the challenges faced by financial professional today in upskilling and keeping up with trends and innovation and how to build a career roadmap incorporating learning as a part of your journey. We will share 10 tips to help you strategize that would help you decide your roadmap without rushing towards the next rat-race!

* I made that one up..

This is a group for anyone interested in quantitative analysis, data science, big data and optimization. We take a practitioner's approach to education and plan to host workshops to discuss trends, best practices and case studies in analytics.

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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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
8
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 this week’s topic!

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Wellness Pop-up
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Wellness Pop-up

This month you'll have four opportunities to join a free lunchtime Wellness Pop-up event and experience a sampling of different fitness trends. You'll also meet Brett Auger, CIC's new Wellness program manager, who has just recently joined the team! 

Brett will offer a variety of fitness styles during the Pop-up sessions at each of our Cambridge and Boston locations. 

  • 12pm (Intro To Interval) No weights required for this introduction to interval training. Using a progression of easy-to-modify strength moves, this class will show you how easy it is to get in an effective, total body workout even in a small period of time.

  • 12:20pm (Core & More) Activate your abdominals in this quick, core-focused class that will help lengthen, stretch, and strengthen the primary pillar of the body through a variety of exercises.

  • 12:40pm (Zumba Rush) Come check out this high-energy dance party that will raise your heart rate and tone, various muscle groups, while you move to world music and easy-to-follow choreography. No previous experience required — just a desire to have fun and dance it out!

  • 1:10pm (Desk Stretch) Join us for a short session to help reverse the effects of sitting and to learn how to counter bad posture, forward lean, and neck tilt. Plus, you'll learn stretches to help relieve tension and stress through the back, neck, and shoulders.

Learn more and signup here https://yana.com/event?id=2679

A note from Brett: As the new program manager, I'm so excited to be joining CIC and continue to develop the Wellness benefits for both CIC staff and clients. With nearly a decade in workplace wellness, I know that each program and client is unique, and I look forward to experimenting boldly with CIC to expand our program to serve you better! I love working with groups and individuals to figure out how to best leverage their time and energy into results (i.e. happier, healthier lives)

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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.

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Robot and STEM--- iRobot and AARD
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

Robot and STEM--- iRobot and AARD

Register here!

To enhance AARD’s unique A6-to-One mission, every year we specially invite leading industries and companies to join us for career education. Inspirational workshops, lectures, and demos are given. Come to join us for exciting learning opportunities from the iRobot STEM team and our AARD advisors. Find out about our unique training programs for different level students.

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Inspiration by Nobel Prize Laureate Seminar
Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Inspiration by Nobel Prize Laureate Seminar

Register here!

To develop VISION and WISDOM, our AARD specially organizes outstanding seminars and let students learn from Nobel Prize Laureates every year. This is one of our unique A6-to-One innovative education objectives.

This year, it is our honor to have Professor Martin Karplus, 2013 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry to be our MENTOR for our faculty team and students.

On Aug 6th, we have all day events. This link is only for the Nobel Prize Laureate lunch seminar and roundtable discussion. We welcome you to join us for this exciting event!

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Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 this week’s topic!

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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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Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: Connecting the DOTS

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
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Connecting the DOTS: an Intro to the Data-Oriented Tech Stack

For our July meetup, we've got Phil Deschain from Unity coming to talk about what's new in DOTS, Unity's new data-oriented tech stack. DOTS is incredibly powerful and very clearly the future of programming Unity, so you're not going to want to miss this event!

Stripes Learning is also coming to talk about their new masterclass courses, as well as to sponsor pizza for the evening! Please RSVP so we ensure there's enough for everyone.

Talk:
We are going to cover the rationale and reasoning behind DOTS, its performance benefits and the reasons added performance is there. We will also do a little bit of a deeper dive into the guts of DOTS, just to illustrate some core concepts. Also Q/A.

Learn more and sign up here!

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