Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Community Engagement Holiday Evening

  • Venture Cafe, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  1. Learn from Prof. Millie Dresselhuas on the Impacts on Younger Generation STEM education
  2. Introduce Boston Latin School to Cambridge Communities and to Industry Communities
  3. Interact with guests from faculty and scientists of MIT/Harvard, GE, Microsoft, Biogen, Pfizer, Facebook, and IBM.
  4. Roundtable discussion chaired by MIT faculty and industry leaders: how we can best support students’ STEM education, such as in Boston Latin School
  5. Celebrate Holidays with free buffet reception and raffle gifts

RSVP here

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Helbling Visionary Series: Sleepless Nights and Determined Days

Please join us on Monday Dec 11th for an exciting evening with Professor Ed Damiano: Co-Founder, President & CEO of Beta Bionics. Prof Damiano was named BU's 2016 Innovator of the Year and WebMD's 2016 Health Hero.

Diabetes doesn’t take breaks so neither does Ed Damiano. For a little over a dozen years he and his team have worked diligently to relieve the burden of care with the development of a bihormonal bionic pancreas for autonomous regulation of glycemia in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Now nearing the finish line for final clinical trials, come hear how he turned a family crisis into a therapeutic milestone.

Refreshments provided by Helbling (6pm-8pm).

Agenda:
6:00-6:30 Refreshments (Swiss Bakers) and Networking
6:30-7:30 Ed, Intro and Q&A
7:30-8:00 Networking Then join us for the after party at Glass House!

Sign up here: https://www.meetup.com/Helbling-Visionary-Series/events/245093001/

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Loud Bicycle Programming Workshop
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Loud Bicycle Programming Workshop

We have exciting news for all you cycling and DIY fans out there – an opportunity to get a Loud Bicycle horn at less than half the price. Loud Bicycle’s mission is to make biking safer by selling horns for bikes that sound like car horns!

At this event you’ll have the opportunity to fix a brand new Loud Classic. Due to a manufacturing error, several of the Loud Classic horns have a mistake in the electronics that can be fixed in approximately one hour by unscrewing the housing and replacing a few components using a soldering iron. No electronics experience necessary!

Tickets to the event are $40, and you’ll come out with a horn normally priced at $109. Horns, DIY kits and in-person instructions will be provided at the event. RSVP here.

You can also take the horn and materials home to fix at your leisure. In order to opt for this, purchase a ticket and pick up the horn during the event!

Light refreshments will be served.

6:00 - 8:00 DIY bike horn fixing time
8:00 - 9:00 Too late to start fixing, but not too late to pick up a horn

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Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag Luncheon Series: New Year's Traditions

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

New Year's Traditions

With Speaker Yasuhiro Yamauchi from the Consulate General of Japan in Boston

This month's Brown Bag Luncheon will feature Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Consul Cultural/General Affairs at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston. He will be discussing getting ready for New Years in Japan, and the various Oshougatsu traditions. Mr. Yamauchi will bring with him some traditional Japanese Oshougatsu items.

Part of the Brown Bag Luncheon Series - for more details and registration, visit the website.

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Japanese Language Soirée: New Year's Celebration

Come celebrate Oshougatsu with the Japan Society of Boston! Join us as we share and discuss New Year's traditions. Participants will be provided with name tags and soft drinks as they practice their Japanese language skills with fellow guests!

The primary language at this event will be Japanese. We welcome students of different ages, experiences, and backgrounds, including native Japanese speakers. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn.

Click here to register. Free for JSB members; $5 for non members.

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Fab@CIC Holiday Maker Soirée
Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Fab@CIC Holiday Maker Soirée

It's getting pretty cold outside, which means the holiday season must be upon us! This probably also means you're searching for fun, one-of-a-kind gifts. Look no further and join Fab@CIC for our Holiday Maker Soirée. We'll have Fab-personalized gifts you can learn to make yourself, like laser-etched tumblers and laser-cut ornaments! Some of our crafty friends from the community will also drop by to share their own creative holiday goods. There may even be a surprise whiskey tasting from a local distillery so you can test out your customized tumblers! See you then!

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Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

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

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

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Resilient Coders Winter Demo Day

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

Resilient Coders is graduating its most ambitious cohort to date! Everyone coming out of this program has demonstrated proficiency in javascript by building games and applications, from scratch. But that’s not new; the last cohort did that as well. This cohort has also learned React and Node, per the suggestion of our employers.

You’re going to want to meet the latest group of Resilient Coders to hit the job market, equipped with experience in Mongo, React, and Node. They'll be pitching themselves, and showcasing their work!

For free registration, visit the Eventbrite.


Resilient Coders is a nonprofit coding bootcamp that equips people from traditionally underserved communities with the skills they need to be indispensable players in the tech economy. By the time they graduate, they've built a game or application in javascript, and have been paid by a client to build a product. 

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Boston Gay Software Developers Meetup
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Gay Software Developers Meetup

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

 

This is a group for all LGBT tech workers in the Boston area: devs, designers, IT, operations, you name it. We meet to swap stories, network, discuss issues, and share tech experience. All languages and orientations welcome!

We will be on the 5th floor, Meridian, 50 Milk Street, in collaboration with CIC.

The floor is open to any discussion.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

Please try to RSVP here at least a day ahead.

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Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: The Biggest Tax Savings Ever, New Lead Paint Regs

Chris Brown of Edmund & Wheeler will be reviewing 1031 exchanges. This IRS regulation allows owners to depreciate their property, saving tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, and then sell out and buy a new property without paying recapture tax. Everyone serious about rental property as an investment vehicle should understand the tight timelines involved. If you do it only once if your life, it will still save you $100,000.

John Enright will be reviewing the new lead paint regulations that take effect December 1. The cost of deleading is decreasing 40%, but the number of lawsuits might increase ten-fold. Don't be the slowest zebra in the herd. Learn how possible it is to get your lead certificates before you become the target of increasing regulation and so-called "strict liability."

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket. Dinner included. 

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Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Blockchain Reserve Meetup: Boston Investment Analysis

Are you interested in investing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space? If the answer is yes, join a discussion facilitated by Blockchain Reserve on upcoming ICOs and the dos and don'ts of contributing. 

The Blockchain Reserve team will share their own experiences and insights and will encourage dialogue among the group. The goal is not simply to listen but to learn by doing and discussing. To be fully prepared for the meetup, please review in advance the relevant white papers and projects. 

Click here to RSVP.

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Lunch & Learn with New Balance
Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn with New Balance

CIC Wellness  & New Balance are teaming up! 

Sign up here.

Learn the ins and outs of proper footwear, for different sports and activities, shoe fit and check out the latest shoes. 

In addition, they will provide a free digital foot scans to see where you are applying pressure on your feet, determine your arch type and recommended shoe size.  To save your spot, please sign up here, space is limited! (I need to know how many spaces to open up and how much time for each session).

Healthy snacks & store discount coupons and brochures will be available.

Talk is 15 minutes and foot scans are 5 minutes each. Space is limited, so sign up early, foot scans sessions are 5-minutes each.

 

 

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Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Voice Meetup: Designing for Voice Interfaces and Multimodal Experiences

  • CIC Boston - Anchor, Ground Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For experts and enthusiasts alike: the Boston Voice Meetup hosts some of the brightest and most prolific speakers in the Boston community as they speak on how they view voice as being the next mode of human interaction. 

Last month we heard from Peter Mahoney (former CMO of Nuance) and Jennifer Sagalyn (Business Development at the Perkins School of the Blind). We're excited to keep the monthly voice meetup going and I'm thrilled to introduce the topic of our December meetup: Designing for Voice Interfaces and Multimodal Experiences.

Meet the panelists:

  • Elyse Bogcz (Head of Design, Drift)
  • Blade Kotelly (Advanced Concepts Lab, Sonos)
  • Todd Chapin (Director of Product Management, Audible)
  • Vincent Ngu (UX and Product Design at Panera Bread)

For details and registration, visit the Eventbrite! Free to attend.

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Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Open Source Entrepreneur Meetup: Open Source Legal and Licensing

In this meetup, we'll talk about the particulars of open source licensing as well as other legal matters to consider when managing an open source project or product:

- what is the role of copyright and trademark law?
- how much liability do you assume for patent infringement?
- what are the vagaries of popular open source licenses with respect to IP laws?
- what's the best license to choose for a project with commercial aspirations?

There will be experts speaking on these topics, followed by an open discussion guided by attendees. Hope to see you there!

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Mind to Mouth: Creating a Mindful Consumption Journey, Into the New Year
Dec
20
3:30 PM15:30

Mind to Mouth: Creating a Mindful Consumption Journey, Into the New Year

Do you remember what the last thing you ate actually tasted like, where you ate it, and with whom?

This interactive session based on the new book Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments will teach you to identify hidden mealtime influences discovered by gastrophysists and neuromarketing; a simple way to create mental space and be more fully present, and how to plan, shop, cook, and eat mindfully. Chocolate tasting included!

To save your spot, sign up here!

Heather Sears is an award-winning marketing executive, founder of Kensho Kitchen - named by Amazon as a “hot new release” – and author of Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtimes. She has over 20 years of experience working with brands like Coors, Dunkin’ Donuts, Integrative Nutrition, PayPal and YP.com helping them understand changing consumer mindsets and purchasing behavior. Now Heather is bringing her expertise to consumers to educate them how each bite is the end result of a journey through meal planning, shopping, cooking, and preparing to eat, and that a mindful approach to each of these has the power to shift everything. A meditator since high school and mother of a seven-year-old boy she volunteers teaching meditation and mindfulness in Boston. Connect with her at www.heather-sears.com.

 

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Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

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

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

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Welltalk: Bringing Your Full Self to Work
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Welltalk: Bringing Your Full Self to Work

The purpose of this Welltalk is for attendees to identify their core strengths and link these strength to their professional lives. Participants will reinforce their strengths by reflecting on discarded or ignored pieces of their history, and gain a renewed appreciation for, and find value in, their own story. In order to successfully uncover participants’ strengths Justin Wright of Habitus Incorporated will teach a core coaching skill (strength/interest finding) to help each other identify core strengths. At the end of the workshop attendees will select a concrete application of, and a plan for stepping into, this strength that allows them to bring themselves more fully to their work in a way that meets their organizations’ interests. 

Sign up here to save your spot!

Justin Wright is a consultant, facilitator and executive coach. He has expertise providing transactional assistance, advising clients on behavior change, mediating disputes and providing mediation and negotiation training and executive coaching. Justin has trained and advised individuals at companies such as Anika Therapeutics Inc, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Bavaria, the Better Future Project, Commonwealth Financial, Eastman Chemical, IBM, IFC Cantabria, FINCA International, Neighborworks, the SIGNUM Foundation and Akamai. This corporate training work is complemented by the academic teaching Justin has done at Yale and Northeastern University. At present, Justin is focused on training individuals and organizations pursuing missions of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Social Entrepreneurship. 

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Quantopian Workshop: Advanced Algorithmic Training

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

Cross-sectional factor modeling is widely accepted by academics and industry practitioners alike as a general and consistent way to model and understand equity markets. We discuss mathematical factor models for both returns forecasting and risk management, and frame everything in terms of workflows used by professional quants to run large capital bases.

We aim to teach intuition for these concepts. Our goal is to have you walk away capable of learning more on your own. We will provide a high-level overview of the entire quantitative factor workflow including: evaluating a factor, comparing factors, combining factors into a strategy, and evaluating the performance of factor strategies.

Visit the site for details and registration! 

Psst...CIC Members, be sure to enter the promo code CIC25! to receive 25% off your ticket price!

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Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Executive Poise, Presence, and Influence (Day 2)

Executive Poise, Presence and Influence is a two-day experiential, hands-on program designed to increase a leader’s self-awareness and build critical presence and communication skills necessary for leading in an increasingly complex business environment.

Leaders who exude Executive Poise and Presence understand how to present themselves and their ideas in a straightforward and genuine manner. They seek to understand and encourage a spirit of unity in those they lead. They know how to open others up to their ideas and exert influence. They are able to bring business strategy to life and galvanize others to action.

  • Can you show up and be fully present? 
  • Can you connect authentically with others? 
  • Can you open up others to your ideas?

In this workshop you will develop and apply tangible skills that will help you create an environment that people want to work in and contribute to. You will get first-hand practice with techniques that will help you:

  • Project a higher level of credibility and confidence 
  • Understand how to tailor messages to your audience
  • Bring your personal leadership brand to life 
  • Use personal stories and metaphors to make your messages stick
  • Increase impact of venture pitches

Click here to purchase tickets. Two complimentary tickets are available for CIC members! Email Molly Rahman at rahman@cic.us to inquire. 

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cambridge Side Hustlers Meetup

  • CIC Cambridge - 4th floor kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Side hustles are the new hustle, and the Cambridge Side Hustlers Meetup helps entrepreneurs get these projects off the ground with shared strategies and support!

In their next meeting, the group’s leader will share specific tactics he used to generate 400,000 views for his side project, followed by a goal-setting workshop for building audiences. Register in advance here.

 

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Gifts that Do Good: Impact Hub Boston Holiday Market & Party 2017
Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

Gifts that Do Good: Impact Hub Boston Holiday Market & Party 2017

Spread good cheer and positive impact and triumph with your holiday shopping!

Your destination for cause-conscious gift giving, the Gifts That Do Good Holiday Market features merchandise and services that you can buy for loved ones this holiday season with the knowledge that you are supporting sustainability, equity, empowerment, or inclusion. Twenty companies started by local entrepreneurs will be selling giftable products that address important challenges and create positive social or environmental impact.

After completing your holiday shopping, stay for the Impact Hub Boston Holiday Party just down the hall, running 6pm to 9pm! We’ll be celebrating an eventful 2017 with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Boston’s home for positive change.

Tickets to the Holiday Market are free for all, and for the Hub Holiday Party that follows there is a suggested donation of $15 for folks who are not Hub members or CIC clients.

RSVP for the Holiday Market and/or Hub Holiday Party

Click here if you are a vendor interested in helping us present the 3rd Annual Gifts That Do Good Market.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

This magical evening made possible with generous support from

DIG INN

PROUD POUR

DEMOCRACY BREWING

BEANTRUST

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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

NOTE: This month's Community Table is in Lighthouse North on the 20th floor of CIC Boston. 

Join Branchfood for this month's 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, 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.

We'll see you there! 

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Dec
7
8:30 AM08:30

Executive Poise, Presence, and Influence (Day 1)

Executive Poise, Presence and Influence is a two-day experiential, hands-on program designed to increase a leader’s self-awareness and build critical presence and communication skills necessary for leading in an increasingly complex business environment.

Leaders who exude Executive Poise and Presence understand how to present themselves and their ideas in a straightforward and genuine manner. They seek to understand and encourage a spirit of unity in those they lead. They know how to open others up to their ideas and exert influence. They are able to bring business strategy to life and galvanize others to action.

  • Can you show up and be fully present? 
  • Can you connect authentically with others? 
  • Can you open up others to your ideas?

In this workshop you will develop and apply tangible skills that will help you create an environment that people want to work in and contribute to. You will get first-hand practice with techniques that will help you:

  • Project a higher level of credibility and confidence 
  • Understand how to tailor messages to your audience
  • Bring your personal leadership brand to life 
  • Use personal stories and metaphors to make your messages stick
  • Increase impact of venture pitches

Click here to purchase tickets. Two complimentary tickets are available for CIC members! Email Molly Rahman at rahman@cic.us to inquire. 

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Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Build Location Aware Web & Mobile Apps using Redis

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

RSVP here. Spots limited!

Building Location-Aware Applications with Redis looks at how the geospatial indexing features of Open-Source Redis can be used to support geographical data queries in an application. Using an example bike sharing application, the talk covers how to parse publicly available data feeds provided by bike share systems around the world (such as Hubway in Boston or the CitiBike system in New York City) and index that data in Redis. From there, we look at how to build a query API to find nearby bikes using location information, and how to update the availability data in real-time based on rentals in the system. All of the example code provided will be in Python, but it is very accessible to developers unfamiliar with the language.

As described on it's website (https://redis.io/), "Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker." Its support of useful datatypes and highly optimized access methods make it popular for more than one layer of the stack. Redis has consistently been ranked as the top key-value datastore by DB Engines ( https://db-engines.com/en/ranking/key-value+store ) and has been available in AWS ElastiCache since 2013. It is a worthwhile NoSQL option to consider for your toolbelt.

This talk will discuss leveraging datatypes and APIs for handling points, sets, set searches and intersections for geographic, time-series and live real-time data at speed.

A light dinner will be provided.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Rust Meetup

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

Come and hear some interesting talk(s) about Rust, enjoy some food (thanks Mozilla!), and enjoy the company of fellow Rustaceans.

This week, Andrew Gallant (aka, burntsushi) will give a talk on ripgrep, his awesome grep replacement.

About Boston Rust: Boston Rust is a meet up for Rust beginners and enthusiasts. Anyone with an interest in Rust -- whatever skill level -- is welcome. We try to do monthly events, with a combination of discussion, coding, tutorials, whatever people are up for. (Suggestions or proposals to speak are very welcome!)

To register or contact the organizers, visit the Meetup

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Fab@CIC Jewelry Workshop: Etched Stone Earrings and Cufflinks
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Fab@CIC Jewelry Workshop: Etched Stone Earrings and Cufflinks

Join Fab@CIC for a unique workshop in creating custom etched earrings or cuff links for this coming holiday season. Use base materials of small stones that we'll engrave on our Epilog Fusion M2 Laser Cutter. Come prepared with a few designs you'd like to etch onto your creations! Please install free design software, Inkscape, ahead of the workshop so you can easily customize your designs. 

RSVP: https://etchedstones.eventbrite.com
Cost: $15 per person (materials included)

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Recent Advancements in 3D Scanning & 3D Printing
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Recent Advancements in 3D Scanning & 3D Printing

Join Fab@CIC to hear from TriMech and GrabCAD Print as they discuss the latest advancements in the 3D printing and scanning markets, including the Desktop Metal portfolio, the Stratasys F123 series and GrabCAD Print software. Plus, see firsthand the recently released Stratasys F170 printer along with the Artec Eva scanner! 

This event is free, and lunch is provided. If you're interested, please RSVP as space is limited. Hope to see you there!

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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

A Fair Share

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

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Learn about protecting ownership of your information, ideas and work in the digital world.

Chris will give a presentation that discusses the problems with sharing information, especially nascent ideas, yet this need is becoming greater over time as the knowledge economy continues to develop.

Coffee and pastries will be provided.

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Pioneering Personalized Nutrients WellTalk
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Pioneering Personalized Nutrients WellTalk

The US supplement market can be an intimidating place for the consumer. They are unsure of which supplements they need, the ingredients in the supplement, and whether it actually works. These days, anyone can put a powder in a pill capsule, claim it is necessary, and sell it at a high price. How do you know who to trust? How do you know what actually works?

In this talk, Philipp Schulte, CEO at Baze Labs Inc., will be explaining the importance of personalized nutrients and how his company provides supplements with results the user can understand and monitor with ease.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Let us know you're coming, click here!

Philipp has spent the past 10 years working across the Life Sciences. This has given him a first-row view on the changing paradigms and new technologies that will turn the 21st century into the age of biology. For his own small contribution to this vision, Philipp co-founded Baze. The little secret here is that Philipp is not too fond of veggies but knows how important the right nutrients are for health and well-being. A smart alternative had to be found

When not thinking about grand visions and nutrients, Philipp loves spending time with his family, the mountains , and good food & wine.

Learn more about Baze at baze.com

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Dec
5
3:00 PM15:00

CIC Gift Market

Whether you're ready or not- the Holidays are right around the corner! Have you finished all your shopping yet?  Still looking for that special something for that special someone?  Fear not! CIC has your solution in the form of a traditional European Holiday Market located in our very own Venture Cafe.  Bring yourself, bring your friends, listen to some holiday tunes and sip on some hot chocolate or spiced cider while you browse the selection of homemade and local gifts and keep your toes toasty.  

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

AI Innovation Panel

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

RSVP here

This forum will focus on Artificial Intelligence applications in healthcare and Fintech, as well as US workplace survival skills, particularly for Chinese young professionals. Lunch and networking time will be provided.

**Please note: This forum will primarily be in Chinese.

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Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Baobab Flowers Documentary Screening and Q&A with director Gabriela Watson

Baobab Flowers Documentary Screening and Q&A with director Gabriela Watson

Baobab Flowers, Brazil/ USA, 45 min., HD

A documentary that explores education inequality as a global issue in black communities. Merging poetic and observational style, filmmaker Gabriela Watson Aurazo bridges the lives of teachers from two different countries—Nyanza Bandele in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias in São Paulo, Brazil. The film shows the similarities between black women as mothers and educators, the impact of poorly performing schools in the black community, and the struggle to achieve equality in education.

About Gabriela Watson Aurazo

Gabriela is a filmmaker, producer and educator who uses media to create awareness and inspire social change. Her independent work is focused on social issues related to Afro-Brazilian identity, Afro-Latino Culture, African Diaspora and education. Her first documentary “Nosotros, Afroperuanos” (We, Afro-Peruvians) was screened in more than ten countries. Her current project "Baobab Flowers" (Flores de Baobá) is starting in the festival circuit and won the Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Short at BlackStar Film Festival 2017. Gabriela holds a MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.

Film's website: www.baobabflowersfilm.com

Fan page: facebook.com/baobabflowers

Free to attend! Register here.


Português:

Flores de Baobá, Brasil/ EUA, 45 min, HD

Flores de Baobá é um documentário sobre a desigualdade no acesso à educação em comunidades negras dentro de uma perspectiva global. O filme mescla linguagem poética e observacional ao acompanhar a trajetória de duas educadoras: Nyanza Bandele, na Filadélfia e Priscila Dias, em São Paulo. A cineasta, GabrielaWatson Aurazo realiza uma jornada a fim de estabelecer conexões entre as comunidades negras da Diáspora Africana no Brasil e Estados Unidos. Sob uma perspectiva feminina, o documentário pretende abordar as semelhanças entre as mulheres negras e a luta de cada local para alcançar a igualdade na educação. 

Por que comunidades periféricas apresentam uma enorme desigualdade ao acesso a educação de qualidade? Como a escola pode valorizar nossa ancestralidade africana? Qual é a importância das mulheres negras como educadoras em nossas comunidades? São algumas das questões exploradas em Flores de Baobá.

Site do filme: www.baobabflowersfilm.com

Fan page do filme: facebook.com/baobabflowers

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Changemaker Chat with Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak

This November, Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak will share her unconventional path toward her current role as the first physician to ever lead Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts in its history. 

Dr. Childs-Roshak was raised in New Hampshire as one of five children. Throughout her career, she’s observed a shift in our society as people move away from their homes and families, creating an even stronger need to build a community wherever you land. She believes in focusing on what you can control in life and what keeps you motivated each and every day. For Dr. Childs-Roshak, that includes family and community, as well as providing services, one person at a time, and one day at a time.

When: Wednesday, November 29th
Arrival: 6:30 PM
Chat: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TicketsInterested in joining this Changemaker Chat? Click here to request an invite.

About Dr. Childs-Roshak
Dr Childs-Roshak serves as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) and the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. She is the first physician to lead these organizations in their histories.

Prior to joining PPLM in November 2015, Dr. Childs-Roshak served as the Boston Regional Medical Director for Atrius Health. Additional  leadership roles have included serving as Medical Director of Quality and Department Chairperson at the Milford Regional Medical Center and Vice President of Medical Services of the Family Health Center of Worcester. She has also served as a faculty physician in three resident training programs.

Dr. Childs-Roshak received her MD from Temple University in Philadelphia, completed her internship and residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and is board certified in family medicine. She also holds a MBA from Boston University.

Dr. Childs-Roshak is currently a board member of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Physician Health Services and the Affiliates Risk Management Services Boards of Directors. She also serves on various state councils focused on improving access to health care.

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Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

The Role of Field Engineering in Software Startups

  • Charles Room, 14th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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The talk is intended for enterprise software companies. We will discuss the role and reporting structure of field engineering and their best practices in scaling technical sales, acquiring early customers and finding product market fit.

Presenter info:

The presenter, Min Xiao, is a seasoned field engineer and has 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry.  Min has built and run pre-sales, professional services, training and support organizations in multiple startups, including Vertica and Tamr. He is currently an independent consultant helping early stage software companies.

 

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Nov
29
3:30 PM15:30

Minute Mentoring with The Possible Project

We are excited to welcome back  The Possible Project (TPP) students Wednesday November 29th at 3:30pm on the 5th floor in Meridian.  TPP is an after school program that teaches high school students how to start and run their own businesses.

 On November 29th, TPP is bringing their students from Madison Park Vocational-Technical High School in Roxbury to Impact Hub Boston and CIC and we are looking for 16 volunteers to do “minute mentoring” with the student groups.  The teams of students have identified a problem to solve, designed a solution, created a business plan, and started to build a prototype. You’ll spend 1-2 minutes hearing from the groups and then giving them your feedback. Then you’ll rotate to the next group. It’s not only fun, but inspiring to see what the students come up with.  They are incredibly creative.

Interested in volunteering?  Please email Alisha or Frank at “students@cic.us”.  Thank you in advance for your support!

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Nov
29
12:00 PM12:00

Sexual Harassment Bystander Intervention Training

 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is joining forces with Impact Hub Boston to offer a Bystander Intervention Training, specifically focused on how to approach a potential instance of sexual harassment or assault. All Hubbers and CIC clients welcome, so feel free to spread the word. BARCC has been kind enough to tailor a few role playing scenarios to the context of open cowork spaces, but the tools and strategies they'll share are transferrable to a number of diverse situations.

We can prevent sexual violence before it happens. In this interactive workshop, discussion and activities will use an evidence-based approach to address why some people do or do not feel comfortable intervening. Participants will leave with concrete tools and interventions they can use every day.

Please fill out this form if you plan to join us at Impact Hub Boston on Wednesday, 11/29 from 12pm to 1:30pm on the 17th Floor in Sagittarius.

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Nov
29
10:30 AM10:30

Meet with... Novo Ventures

Do you want to meet with one of the most active Life Science investors in the World? Novo Ventures is the venture investment vehicle for Novo Holdings A/S – a holding and investment company that manages ~$45B of assets on behalf of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. 

Program Overview:
Novo Ventures is structured as an evergreen fund with an annual total of $350M to invest in private and public life science companies in North America and Europe. Their team identifies opportunities by leveraging a local presence in leading global biotech hubs and typically co-invests with other life sciences funds as either a lead or co-lead investor.

Novo Ventures has a strong focus on pre-commercial therapeutics and commercial med-tech companies, with opportunistic investments in diagnostics and research tools, and, more recently, digital health. Their team of professionals in Boston Copenhagen, London and San Francisco has an active portfolio of more than 50 companies and has invested in more than 140 companies since 2000. 

For more information on Novo Ventures, visit http://www.novo.dk/ventures/about 

Peter Moldt and Jennifer K. Lee from Novo Ventures will be in attendance to provide an overview presentation on Novo Ventures’ key areas of interest and venture investment philosophy. Novo Ventures will also be meeting 1-on-1 with select companies after the presentation. 

CIC members use your code to enter for only $10!

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
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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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Boston Gay Software Developers Meetup
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Gay Software Developers Meetup

  • Cloud City, 14th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
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This is a group for all LGBT tech workers in the Boston area: devs, designers, IT, operations, you name it. We meet to swap stories, network, discuss issues, and share tech experience. All languages and orientations welcome!

The floor is open to any discussion.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

Please try to RSVP at least a day ahead.

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TLE's November Entrepreneur Academy Night Forum - Federal Contracting Part 2
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

TLE's November Entrepreneur Academy Night Forum - Federal Contracting Part 2

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You are officially invited to our November business forum and Part 2 of the
learning series on the government contractor programs that are available to
help small business owners grow their ventures. Business owners who meet
the eligibility guidelines are strongly encouraged to attend where the forum
will be a free working session cohort style to help entrepreneurs complete an
online application to become a government contractor.


To see if you are eligible, visit the SBA's website at sba.gov/contracting.

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Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

CANCELLED: No Plug-ins: Making Real Games & Interactives for HTML5 & Javascript Browsers

  • Venture Cafe, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
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Jordan Bach, Senior Developer at FableVision Studios, will take you on the detailed process of making a full blown interactive/gaming application with a pure HTML5/Javascript front-end. Using as an example the award-winning game Quandary-- co-developed by FableVision and Learning Games Network-- this case study will share code and project tips from a recent complete rebuild of an existing Adobe Flash browser application into a full-stack real-time cross-browser plug-in-free version.

Jordan will cover back-end and front-end techniques including a comparison of using open-source libraries such as PixiJS ( http://www.pixijs.com/ ) and CreateJS ( https://createjs.com/ ).

Refreshments will be served, sponsored by FableVision.

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Up-Close with Imperial Robes: Experience the Juunihitoe Kimono in Boston

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Location) - Lookout, 15th floor (map)
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Up-Close with Imperial Robes: Experience the Juunihitoe Kimono in Boston

Join the Japan Society of Boston, Kyoto Gakuen University and the Kyoto Costume Museum for a rare chance to see a historic 12-layered kimono in Boston! Two experts from Japan will demonstrate the process of dressing someone in a juunihitoe, layer by layer, and explain the history and culture behind it. Guests will be able to touch and experience this imperial, historic garment - a rare opportunity even in Japan.

The juunihitoe is a traditional garb worn by nobles in Japan in the Heian Era, made up of 12 layers up kimono weighing up to 40 pounds. Each layer is rich in historic meaning and symbol. Today, only members of the Imperial Family wear juunihitoe for enthronement and other very formal functions. Other than that, this complicated clothing can only be seen in museums and films. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a live model dressed in the juunihitoe in person!

There will be a question and answer period and light reception following the presentation.

Please purchase tickets here.

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Nov
28
12:30 PM12:30

Startups: Investing In An IP Portfolio That Will Stand Up to Due Diligence

  • CIC Cambridge - Havana, 5th floor (map)
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Startups: Investing In An IP Portfolio That Will Stand Up to Due Diligence

Startup companies need to think strategically when it comes to investing in a patent portfolio.  This is particularly important for companies planning to raise investment capital as the due diligence investigations that come with fundraising can take a deep dive into the portfolio.  The failure to establish a defensive patent position around core technologies can be a red flag to investors.  Having focused protection in place can provide comfort, while having pending patent applications available to pursue broader protection down the road can provide opportunities for more aggressive patent coverage.  How do you build a smart patent portfolio on a limited budget?  And what might future investors be most focused on?

Join Gordon Moriarty, Intellectual Property Attorney at Lathrop Gage, and Travis Wilson, Partner at Gurnet Point Capital, for a free lunch discussion from 12:30 – 1:30pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (Havana Conference Room) on November 28th covering substantive legal issues and common pitfalls facing companies just like yours.

Register here (free to attend)! 

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Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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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
20
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Presents: Excluding Mice, Zero Down Cashflow Positive Solar in Cambridge

Steve Buono of Buono Pest Control will make us laugh and cringe with his pest control tips, tricks and stories. Fall is not just football season, it's also mice season! Find out what they want, why they’re in your building, and how to keep them out for good (mice, not the NFL). Steve will explain extermination and exclusion and be available to discuss Greater Boston's bed bugs and roaches, as well. Join us on to stop these pests in their tracks!

Jamie Leef of SunBug Solar will explain how we can turn our buildings into power plants. Learn why you shouldn't lease panels, how you can finance your own for zero down, and how to include electrical and heat in the rent to come out ahead!

Plus complimentary advising sessions! Landlord Counselor Peter Shapiro and Attorney Jessica Manganello will offer 15-minute appointments during the Networking and Dinner periods at this event (5:30pm to 6:30pm). If you wish to schedule an appointment with either or both advisors, email Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net. (Please note that you must have a ticket for this event in order to schedule an appointment.)

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket. Dinner included. 

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Sister Wisdom Project: Unleashing Your Feminine Power @ Work (time change)
Nov
20
4:30 PM16:30

Sister Wisdom Project: Unleashing Your Feminine Power @ Work (time change)

Have you ever felt like you had to hide your femininity at work? Do you wish you could act, dress, and express yourself with more authentically, but worry that you will be called "sensitive", "emotional", or "weak"? 

As women, we receive subtle and blatant messages about how a woman should behave at work in order to be respected and succeed in the business world.  

Too often, this leads women to subvert their femininity as they try and fit into a "man's world".  

Yet, it is crucial for women to learn that their femininity is not only an asset but also the first step in becoming a true authentic powerhouse in business and in life. Come to this event and discover how to own your feminine power.

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Cherina Eisenberg is an ordained rabbi, speaker, educator, and performer. Presenting on topics of creativity, authenticity, and feminine empowerment, she creates sacred space for women to discover how to tune-in, turn-on, and radiate their unique light into the world. She is also a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu energy healing practitioner and natural foods chef. Cherina has offered programs at institutions, including Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and at synagogues and women's gatherings across the nation. For pleasure, she salsa dances and composes music. www.cherinaeisenberg.com

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