MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Judge Winik, Eastern Housing Court
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Judge Winik, Eastern Housing Court

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

Come meet the judge at the buffet line before you face him at the bench! Judge Winik will be reviewing the top mistakes landlords make. He will also be imparting words of wisdom that, if taken to heart, will make both your life and his better should you end up meeting in court. If a future case were to go badly you would have no one to blame but yourself. Learn while you have the chance. Don't miss this event!

For more details and to RSVP, visit the site.

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Jun
19
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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Making Molds Workshop
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Making Molds Workshop

Description:Molds & Melts is a two-part workshop series that introduces mold creation and applies it to making the tastiest of things: chocolate! Making Molds, the first workshop, teaches how to make molds, which can be used to cast things like plaster, plastic, and... chocolate! This session will teach you how to design and prepare a mold and is critical knowledge for anyone embarking on a making a mold for diverse purposes.

RSVP for Making Molds at moldsandmelts1.eventbrite.com Part Two, Casting Chocolate, can be found at moldsandmelts2.eventbrite.com

Dedicated makers who attend both workshops will have the option of using a mold they create during the first session in the second session's chocolate casting. Please bring a laptop to this workshop.

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Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

World Refugees Day

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

The WorkAround team is excited to invite you to celebrate World Refugees Day with a panel discussion on exploring different innovative ways to support refugees. Join us on Wednesday, June 20th to hear how different social enterprises are supporting refugees and how you can help.

The panel will feature:

Wafaa Arbash Co-Founder and CEO at WorkAround 

Andy Freedman Co-Founder at Miles 4 Migrants

Rebecca Hui CEO at Roots Studio

Lauren Benner Program Coordinator at MIT React 

Please bring your ID to check in

RSVP HERE

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Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Angel Investment for High-Growth Food Startups
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Angel Investment for High-Growth Food Startups

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

Branchfood and Branch Venture Group invite you to attend our second annual financing for food discussion focused on angel investment for high-growth food startups on Thursday, June 21st 6PM-8PM at 50 Milk Street in Boston's Downtown Crossing.

Areas of Focus:

  • Hear from investors on what financing food is all about what they look for in investments

  • Learn the terminology used by angel investors and venture capitalists

  • Understand the pros and cons of raising early-stage investment for your startup

  • Review the process for raising funding, timeline expectations, and documentation

  • Receive answers to your questions about the fundraising process

This panel discussion is ideal for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, individuals looking to connect with food investors, and anyone interested in food consumer packaged goods, food tech, and agtech business development, and finance.

Register here

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Fab Fourth Friday
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Fab Fourth Friday

Fab@CIC welcomes everyone who is interested in design, digital fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting and more! Join the Fab@CIC community for our monthly maker celebration. Fab Fourth Fridays showcase the projects and ideas developed over the course of the month within our public makerspace, Fab@CIC, and across the greater Boston community.

This month we’ll feature sample projects from our workshops this month. Folks used multiple fab machines to create unique artwork for visual and edible delight! We’ll have prints and etched woodblocks from our Printmaking workshop, as well as molds from Making Molds. Enjoy the chocolate candies that were created and get a taste of how to make your own! These are molded chocolates, not moldy chocolate, which would be much less fun to eat.

RSVP at fabfourthjune.eventbrite.com

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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Make Your Space: Laptop Decals
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Make Your Space: Laptop Decals

Come top off your laptop with the sticker of your dreams! During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to custom cut vinyl decals using our Roland vinyl cutter. Adorn the outside of your laptop with your name, company logo, favorite flower...whatever inspires you!

We’ll provide materials, instructions, and guidance – you bring the concept. Whether you’re a fabrication newbie or an expert, this workshop is a great introduction to using the vinyl cutter for home applications.

Don’t forget:

  • Bring your laptop (installed with freeware Inkscape or another design program.)

  • Bring creative ideas for your decal design. Keep in mind we'll be limiting designs to one color during the workshop but we'll show you how to piece together more complex, multi-colored designs as well for later on.

  • At the end of the night you'll walk away with a custom decal ready for adorning your laptop (or anywhere else you choose!)

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The Power of Active Ownership - feat. Trillium Asset Management!
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Power of Active Ownership - feat. Trillium Asset Management!

NEIII is proud to host Matt Patsky, CEO of Trillium Asset Management (http://www.trilliuminvest.com/team/matthew-w-patsky-cfa/) for an inspiring conversation about how Trillium used shareholder proposals to change the proxy voting policies of the world's largest investor for the benefit of society and the environment. He'll tell the full (and little known) story of Trillium's recent victories and the ripple effect that led to Larry Fink of BlackRock's letter to CEOs (https://www.blackrock.com/corporate/investor-relations/larry-fink-ceo-letter), in which he emphasized the fact that "society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose."

Matt will walk us through how Trillium exercises active ownership by escalating the steps they'll take to advocate for things like gender identity and environmental protections at the world's largest companies, and how they're able to convince the world's largest investors to change their proxy voting policies from voting 100% in accordance with management, to voting to uphold the values they profess to hold. The power of his story is found not only in how Trillium was able to persuade asset managers, but in the fact that employees of the companies Trillium targeted played their part in bringing about a change for the good. Matt will also address proposed changes the Trump administration wants to make to the tools of shareholder advocacy and what implications they have for the future of active ownership.

Trillium Asset Management is the oldest investment advisor exclusively focused on sustainable and responsible investing. Joan Bavaria founded Trillium in 1982 to provide a space for clients to invest their money in alignment with their values. She is often referred to as the “Founding Mother” of Socially Responsible Investing. Under Joan’s visionary leadership, Trillium grew to become one of the largest SRI investment firms in the U.S. Joan was proud to use Trillium as an incubator to create organizations with impact. Trillium helped nurture US SIF (https://www.ussif.org/), Ceres (https://www.ceres.org/), SIRAN (https://www.ussif.org/projects/siran.cfm) and Open MIC (http://www.openmic.org/). Following Joan’s death in 2008, Matt Patsky joined the firm as CEO, and committed to furthering her legacy.

After Matt's presentation, we will divide the room into small groups to discuss our own roles in active ownership (every person with a retirement fund owns part of the companies in which the fund is invested), the opportunity to take a hard look at whether we're investing in companies that align with our values, and to learn about the steps asset managers like Trillium take in their quest to encourage public companies to become responsible stewards of society and the environment.

For libations and further conversation, please join us at a local bar (TBD) after the event.

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Design & AI: Determining the Right Level of Intelligence
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Design & AI: Determining the Right Level of Intelligence

Welcome to the second meetup of Design & AI!

This June we are excited to hear Mandi, Jen, and William present "Determining the Right Level of Intelligence".

Please note that RSVPs will close the day before the event, so make sure to sign up before then! RSVP here.

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SCHEDULE
6.30 - 7.00pm: Welcome and networking
7.00 - 8.00pm: Talks
8.00 - 9.00pm: Questions and mingling

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DESCRIPTION
Engineers and designers have incredible tools available for creating AI-powered applications, but how do you determine the right level of “intelligence” to apply to a problem? How much customization is needed? It’s tempting to go overboard! In this talk, you’ll learn strategies to help you go from a design sprint to building working interfaces.

Real-world examples will be drawn from a case study of designing and building a voice assistant for biological research laboratories. Currently, it can take decades for lifesaving drugs to come to market, and possible cures often slip by unnoticed because they are lost in mountains of data.

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Jun
26
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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Casting Chocolate Workshop
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Casting Chocolate Workshop

Molds & Melts is a two-part workshop series that introduces mold creation and applies it to making the tastiest of things: chocolate!

Casting Chocolate is the second workshop, led by Anne Wright, chocolate expert of Tipsy Chocolates. This session will discover the art and science of melting chocolate and casting it into unique forms, as well as discuss the political, cultural, and nutritional side of chocolate. Dark and milk chocolate will be available for your creations!

RSVP for Casting Chocolate at moldsandmelts2.eventbrite.com Part One Making Molds, can be found at moldsandmelts1.eventbrite.com

Dedicated makers who attend both workshops will have the option of using a mold they create during the first session in the second session's chocolate casting. Chocolate-perfect molds will also be available for those who attend only this chocolate making workshop.

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Jun
28
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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How to be Real with Jeff Lieberman
Jul
2
5:15 PM17:15

How to be Real with Jeff Lieberman

Join Jeff Lieberman at CIC on Monday, July 2 for an evening of connection, communication, and curious exploration. 

In what circumstances are you uncomfortable sharing exactly how you feel? How would your relationships change if you fully showed up, owning your intelligence, power, and heart in the moment? What prevents you from doing that?

This interactive workshop provides participants with felt experiences of deep wonder and meaningful connection, as well as a space to explore the big questions of our lives. Together we will sink deeply into a shared space of open connectedness. Then we will move through a space of wonder and discovery to explore these issues in an improvised fashion. It is also an introduction to the Tide Tuner workshop happening on July 14 & 15th at CIC Boston. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CICtideturner

Jeff wonders about the questions we all asked as children, but seem to have tuned out as adults. Who are we? How did we get here? He studies and speaks about the intersections between art, science, creativity, perception, education, consciousness, and spirituality. He teaches and facilitates vulnerability, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, untangling limiting beliefs, and finding joy, from high school classes to executives. He is also an artist and musician, and hosted ’Time Warp’ on the Discovery Channel, about seeing beyond the limits of human perception. See more at http://bea.st.

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Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Meetup

About Action Design Boston

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
5
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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YumeWoKatare: Speak Your Dreams Over Ramen
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

YumeWoKatare: Speak Your Dreams Over Ramen

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

In their first collaborative event, CIC and Yume Wo Katare join forces to bring a unique food and expression-filled experience to CIC. We encourage all CIC members, local entrepreneurs, and innovators to join us for a special night full of dreams, achievements, inspirations, and innovations, accompanied with hearty bowls of delicious ramen (no vegetarian option available).

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Jul
12
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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Tide Turner 2-day workshop
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Tide Turner 2-day workshop

The Tide Turners Workshop is great for anyone who works in teams or partnerships, anyone looking to find deeper meaning and connection, and anyone looking to explore new ways of communicating and resolving conflict. Register today!

You can learn more about Tide Turners by visiting https://joehudson.com or by watching this short video.

 Register here, using the promotional code "CICspecialrate" to save 15%. Additionally, they offer a great rate for groups of 4 or more. You can contact selfrecognitionlabs@gmail.com to register as a group and save an additional $100 each, which would bring the price for the whole weekend workshop to just $415 -- great for business teams, friend groups, or anyone who works together in community. 

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Tide Turner 2-day workshop
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Tide Turner 2-day workshop

The Tide Turners Workshop is great for anyone who works in teams or partnerships, anyone looking to find deeper meaning and connection, and anyone looking to explore new ways of communicating and resolving conflict. Register today!

You can learn more about Tide Turners by visiting https://joehudson.com or by watching this short video.

 Register here, using the promotional code "CICspecialrate" to save 15%. Additionally, they offer a great rate for groups of 4 or more. You can contact selfrecognitionlabs@gmail.com to register as a group and save an additional $100 each, which would bring the price for the whole weekend workshop to just $415 -- great for business teams, friend groups, or anyone who works together in community. 

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Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to the Cambridge Startup Community

About This Event

Join us for a panel discussion with Cambridge's top community organizers and get an exclusive inside look into the startup culture that’s rapidly growing in the city.

Why it Matters?
In Cambridge, new tech solutions are emerging every day to improve our lives, spanning industries from biotech and real estate to wellness-tech and social impact. This has opened up countless opportunities for jobs and career development in the city, but breaking in is not always easy.

What You'll Take Away?
This free event is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the Cambridge ecosystem. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/ meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.

By signing up for this event, you're giving our sponsors permission to contact you about upcoming events and promotions.

To RSVP, visit https://generalassemb.ly/education/intro-to-the-cambridge-startup-community/boston/52397

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Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

SEO Strategies that Drive Traffic & Build Business

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

Essential SEO Tips that Drive Traffic and Build Business



When was the last time you went to the second or third page of search results? Digital Marketing and search engine optimization are critical to the success of your business. In this session filled with actionable tips you’ll learn how to implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices and improve your Google search results.


Today, your digital presence is paramount, and SEO enables your business to be found online. You’ll learn how to better optimize your website, capture the correct audience, and how to apply appropriate tools to improve your digital marketing efforts.

Join Seth Worby, CEO and Founder of Champ Internet for an informative and engaging session on how to improve your Google ranking, and increase site traffic.

 

What you’ll learn:

How SEO works and why it is so important. Choosing the right search terms. How to optimize SEO on your site. How to track and measure your results. How to take it to the next level.

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Machine Learning Meetup

Machine Learning Meetup

This weekly seminar series, hosted by the computer vision research team at FeatureX, is open to students and professionals who share an interest in gathering with like-minded machine learning researchers. This series focuses on current and influential papers in machine learning, and brings active participants together around one relevant paper each week. The presenter will introduce the background of the paper and review the findings. Attendees are expected to have read the paper and be ready to participate in group discussions about the research content and its implications.

Space is limited and RSVP’s are mandatory for this event. Please email Emily Rogers at emily.rogers@featurex.ai if you plan to attend. If your plans change, please update us so we can offer space to someone else. 

Upcoming Seminar:

Paper: Do CIFAR-10 Classifiers Generalize to CIFAR-10? by Benjamin Recht, Rebecca Roelofs, Ludwig Schmidt, Vaishaal Shankar

Abstract:  Machine learning is currently dominated by largely experimental work focused on improvements in a few key tasks. However, the impressive accuracy numbers of the best performing models are questionable because the same test sets have been used to select these models for multiple years now. To understand the danger of overfitting, we measure the accuracy of CIFAR-10 classifiers by creating a new test set of truly unseen images. Although we ensure that the new test set is as close to the original data distribution as possible, we find a large drop in accuracy (4% to 10%) for a broad range of deep learning models. Yet more recent models with higher original accuracy show a smaller drop and better overall performance, indicating that this drop is likely not due to overfitting based on adaptivity. Instead, we view our results as evidence that current accuracy numbers are brittle and susceptible to even minute natural variations in the data distribution.

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Cambridge Side Hustlers: Nano Entrepreneurship

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. Location) - The Lookout, 15th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nano Entrepreneurship: Disrupt an industry tomorrow without risking it all today

Are you actively working on a side project and wondering how to get traction? Are you also wondering how that traction can (one day) turn into a disruptive, powerful business? Then you're the right person for Nano Entrepreneurship.

In this talk, guest speaker Dylan Husted will provide raw, honest insight into his experience as a young entrepreneur, and how all-out effort and the usual tools and tricks only got him so far in his journey. You will walk away with a framework for starting or growing your side hustle, and three tools you can use to: generate new sales, support your customers, and automate operations.

Note: If you're not yet actively pursuing an idea, we'd still love to have you, and there will be plenty of ways to participate! All are welcome.

For more information, and to RSVP, visit the Meetup.

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Jun
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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Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Bioverse Boston: 3D Bioprinting Meetup for Bio-Enthusiasts & Pioneers
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bioverse Boston: 3D Bioprinting Meetup for Bio-Enthusiasts & Pioneers

Bioverse Boston, is a meetup which focuses on educating individuals about 3D Bioprinting and bringing members of the Boston 3D Bioprinting community together! 3D Bioprinting is a highly interdisciplinary field, involving engineers, researchers, developers, physicians, mathematicians, and people passionate about reshaping the medical industry. If you fit this description, this meetup is for you, and we encourage you to join us!

Bioverse Boston is hosted by CELLINK in collaboration with Fab@CIC. CELLINK is the world's first bioink company which specializes in biocompatible bioinks and 3D bioprinters, passionate about revolutionizing the future of medicine through innovative technology. Fab@CIC is a creative space where people can connect, learn, and collaborate over a cup of coffee and a 3D printer; not just a digital fabrication cafe, but a hub for the local design and maker community that connects to a global business network.

Attendees need only bring an enthusiasm to learn more about the world of 3D Bioprinting (and a 21+ ID if planning to consume free alcoholic beverages!) Looking forward to seeing you all there.

RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Bioverse-Boston-3D-Bioprinting-Meetup/events/vlkjqpyxjbrb/

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and do a deep-dive on a 'fastgrep' implementation in Modern C++!

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.

I will order food for this meetup. Please consider donating money, using the 'Chip in (https://secure.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/contribute/)' button on the webpage.

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
— break for food —
- 7:00 Hung Dang: 'fastgrep': Implementing a fast grep-like command in Modern C++ [masked] min)
"This talk will start with writing a simple line counting program and make our program more complicated by each step using policy based design approach. At the end of this talk we will be able to create a very fast grep like command i.e it is faster than grep or ripgrep. As much as of this talk will focus on how to write reusable and high performance algorithms and some specific algorithms designing that makes core algorithms have greater performance than naive approaches."
- 9:00 Head out for food and drinks!

Getting there:

CIC Boston is in the middle of the Financial District. For MBTA riders, Downtown Crossing and State Street Stations are the closest. For drivers, there may be street parking available, and there are several parking garages nearby, including the Post Office Square Garage, which is 9$ after 4PM.

RSVP HERE

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

High-impact Marketing Lessons from B2B Startups

We'll have 6 marketing leaders from Boston's startup scene each sharing a new tactic they've developed, or lessons learned from a technique they've mastered, in a single hour of focused, actionable lightning talks. Each speaker will give a 5 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

This will be a high-impact event for anyone involved in marketing at a B2B startup, and is particularly aimed at those who are already past a beginner level in marketing and are looking for new skills & tactics to add to their toolbox and give their startup a competitive advantage.

It's a rare chance to learn from a number of experienced marketing leaders in a single evening. We'll have some additional time after the talks for more questions from the audience for our entire set of speakers -- a great opportunity to get multiple perspectives on a challenge you're facing or their insights on a trend you've seen.

Speakers we've confirmed so far:

  • Whitney Klepadlo - Global Events Marketing Manager at Workable
  • Cindy Klein Roche - Vice President of Brand at Cybereason
  • Daniel Rodriguez - Head of Revenue at Alyce
  • Allison Grinberg-Funes - Director of Marketing at Gravyty

Agenda for the Evening:

5:55pm - Show up, check-in.

6:00pm - Meet other startup people!

6:20pm - Lightning talks begin.

7:20ish - General B2B startup marketing Q&A we'll bring our 6 speakers together on stage, for questions about marketing lessons learned their talks may not have covered, or that you'd like more perspectives on.

7:50ish - Networking, meet more people.

9:00pm - Doors close; thanks for coming!

This is a Boston Startup Week preview event.

September 10th - 14th, we'll have our second annual Boston Startup Week, a free, five-day series of 50+ events celebrating, educating, and connecting Boston's startup community. Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for updates on more preview events and opportunities to get involved.

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Jun
12
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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Data Science and Machine Learning: A Primer for Investment Professionals
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Data Science and Machine Learning: A Primer for Investment Professionals

The use of Data Science and Machine learning in the investment industry is increasing and investment professionals both fundamental and quantitative, are taking notice. At a recent event, data science was the topic of discussion and many investment professionals were enthusiastic about the upcoming revolution. Many organizations like CFA, GARP, PRMIA and CAIA too are recognizing that their members are looking for direction and education on data science and machine learning topics.

Though many investment professionals are excited about possibilities, a vast number of investment professionals are confused with all the hype and media coverage about how data science and machine learning would revolutionize the investment industry. If you are an investment professional and are new to machine learning and data science, you are not alone! Many investment professionals have questions such as:
- Should I learn to code in Python or MATLAB now or hire a coder?
- What is Fintech and how is it changing the investment industry ?
- What is Big Data ?
- How is Machine learning different from traditional Statistics?
- Should I go back to school or join a bootcamp to get a Data science degree?
- How can I retool myself so I can integrate the best in-class solutions into my investment practice?
- How do I answer investor questions on machine learning solutions and robo advisors?

If you have had such questions and are still looking for answers, join QuantUniversity for a FREE workshop to get your answers. Through examples and case studies, we will discuss role of machine learning and data science in the investment industry.

Agenda:
5.30-6.00 - Refreshments & Networking
6.00-7.00 - Data Science and Machine Learning Workshop
7.00-7.30 - Seeing is Believing: A machine learning case study using Python

Who should attend:
- Fundamental and Quantitative analysts, investors, portfolio managers new to data science and machine learning
- Financial professionals new to data-driven methodologies
- Machine learning enthusiasts interested in use cases in fintech and finance

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Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Japanese Language Soirée

Japan Society is hosting their monthly Japanese Language Soirée, with nametags, soft drinks, and a simple game to get conversation flowing. They hope that their guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese language skill. 

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag Luncheon Series: Anime - A Gateway to Japan

JAPAN SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Anime: A Gateway to Japan

The impact of Japanese popular culture across the globe has made it a gateway to Japan. Affecting how we socialize and connect with the society, it has become a major export, diplomatic tool, and transnational phenomenon. This brown bag discussion explores the magnitude of Japan’s distinctive pop culture in the digital age.

Part of the Brown Bag Luncheon Series - for more information and registration, visit the website. Don't forget to bring your lunch!

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Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

How Building a High Impact Board May Effectively Improve Your Cash Flow

High impact boards are those which become strategic and competitive assets to their organizations while simultaneously following their governance mandate. Many startups and emerging businesses are now moving away from standard advisory committees and towards having a board in order to accelerate their strategic initiatives, raise enterprise values, and increase profits. Join us to learn about how an impactful board may be the best choice for your organization!

RSVP here.

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Storytelling for Technology

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

Schedule

Check In & Social: 6:00-7:00 PM

Panel Discussion: 7:00-9:00 PM

Creative agencies and productions teams are tasked to tell stories for clients with new products and services, and help express the mission and values of a company. What’s behind the magic companies use to apply the message in media and content with information and emotion that ultimately makes the connection with the consumer and targeted audiences?

With the goal to captivate viewers and make a complex or unseen technology compelling, desirable, or the missing link to a solution – or even just explain how something works, storytelling and execution is key. We’ll tackle how these intersect with real examples and a range media from unique perspectives. 

Register here - CIC Members get $5 using code "CICMEMBER"! 

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Hacking Dermatology: Innovation Summit 2018
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Hacking Dermatology: Innovation Summit 2018

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

Join MIT Hacking Medicine, LEO Pharma, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology and Hacking Medicine Institute for the first ever dermatology hackathon!

Did you know that it can take years for patients to be correctly diagnosed with conditions like psoriasis and eczema and that over 60% of all patients are not referred to a specialist correctly? Current treatment options are expensive and patients tend to have low adherence to medication. This is an area that is ripe for innovation in the pre competitive space. 

Register now: visit hackingdermatology.org to learn about the challenge areas and apply to attend. On June 8-10, five grants of $5k will be awarded to the top teams. Following the first round of funding, up to $50k in additional grants will be awarded. Both preformed teams and individuals are invited to apply and attend. 

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Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Machine Learning Meetup

Machine Learning Meetup

This weekly seminar series, hosted by the computer vision research team at FeatureX, is open to students and professionals who share an interest in gathering with like-minded machine learning researchers. This series focuses on current and influential papers in machine learning, and brings active participants together around one relevant paper each week. The presenter will introduce the background of the paper and review the findings. Attendees are expected to have read the paper and be ready to participate in group discussions about the research content and its implications.

Space is limited and RSVP’s are mandatory for this event. Please email Emily Rogers at emily.rogers@featurex.ai if you plan to attend. If your plans change, please update us so we can offer space to someone else. 

Paper Title and LinkMeasuring the Intrinsic Dimension of Objective Landscapes by Chunyuan Li, Heerad Farkhoor, Rosanne Liu, Jason Yosinski

Abstract: Many recently trained neural networks employ large numbers of parameters to achieve good performance. One may intuitively use the number of parameters required as a rough gauge of the difficulty of a problem. But how accurate are such notions? How many parameters are really needed? In this paper we attempt to answer this question by training networks not in their native parameter space, but instead in a smaller, randomly oriented subspace. We slowly increase the dimension of this subspace, note at which dimension solutions first appear, and define this to be the intrinsic dimension of the objective landscape. The approach is simple to implement, computationally tractable, and produces several suggestive conclusions. Many problems have smaller intrinsic dimensions than one might suspect, and the intrinsic dimension for a given dataset varies little across a family of models with vastly different sizes. This latter result has the profound implication that once a parameter space is large enough to solve a problem, extra parameters serve directly to increase the dimensionality of the solution manifold. Intrinsic dimension allows some quantitative comparison of problem difficulty across supervised, reinforcement, and other types of learning where we conclude, for example, that solving the inverted pendulum problem is 100 times easier than classifying digits from MNIST, and playing Atari Pong from pixels is about as hard as classifying CIFAR-10. In addition to providing new cartography of the objective landscapes wandered by parameterized models, the method is a simple technique for constructively obtaining an upper bound on the minimum description length of a solution. A byproduct of this construction is a simple approach for compressing networks, in some cases by more than 100 times. 

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Jun
7
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Accessing Non-Dilutive Government Funding

You are invited to a seminar on


Non-dilutive government funding for high-tech and life science businesses and non-profit organizations



Thursday, June 7, 2018

9:30-10:00 a.m. – Sign-in and Registration

10:00-11:00 a.m. – Seminar


Cambridge Innovation Institute

Anchor: 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA



Topics Covered

Learn from an expert with 20 years of experience on how to access government funding, lead advocacy campaigns to change legislation and regulations, build relationships and navigate government. This workshop is ideal for nonprofits, bioscience and high-tech companies, institutions, and for-profit companies of any size. Topics include:

  • Budget Process and Accounts

  • Key Timelines

  • Sources of Government Funding

  • Ways to Access Decision-Makers

  • Advocacy Tools

  • Case Studies

  • Insider Tips on How to Succeed

Coffee and bagels will be provided

FREE


If you cannot attend and are interested in future seminars or have any questions, please contact

Liz Powell at lpowell@G2Gconsulting.com or (202) 445-4242.

www.G2Gconsulting.com


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Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to PBPK modeling in R with mrgsolve

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. Location) - Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 1.5 day hands-on workshop will provide participants with a technical foundation for physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model development in R using mrgsolve, a free, open-source modeling and simulation platform for ODE-based model development in R (https://mrgsolve.github.io). More info can be found at:  https://www.metrumrg.com/event/introduction-pbpk-modeling-r-mrgsolve-2/

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Seminar: 7 Critical Secrets to Starting a Successful Business

Are you starting a business? Thinking about becoming your own boss? 

Attend our FREE seminar located in the heart of Cambridge, MA. to learn the 7 secrets to starting a successful business. 

The presenter, Bob Adams, knows what he is talking about,..

Bob is a serial entrepreneur, business author and Harvard MBA. He published more than 16 business books, and has been featured on NBC’s Today show, The 700 Club, and Oprah! He currently runs the business website BusinessTown.com.

During the conference, you will discover the techniques Bob Adams used to start over a dozen businesses, including one he started with $1500 and sold for 40 million.

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Here is what you will learn during the seminar: 

- How to start your own business with little investment and experience

- How to start a highly profitable business quickly

- How to grow your startup into a multi million dollar company

- How to avoid the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business

- How to develop a superior business model

- How to boost your sales using guerilla marketing

You will be able to participate in a Q&A session with Bob Adamsand ask him any question you'd like about business. 

Don't miss your chance to learn how to start a successful business from somebody that has done it successfully many, many times before.

Get your FREE ticket before they disappear!

(Refreshments will be served)

Representents of the SBA will be present and mend an info table.

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Schedule:

6 - 6.15pm - Networking & Snacks

6.15 - 7.15pm - Presentation: 7 Critical Secrets to Starting a Successful Business

7.15 - 8pm Q&As

RSVP HERE

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FAB x ART Workshop: Laser-Etched Woodblock Prints with Felipe Ortiz
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

FAB x ART Workshop: Laser-Etched Woodblock Prints with Felipe Ortiz

Interested in digital fabrication, but fancy yourself more of an artist? Join Fab@CIC and esteemed local muralist, Felipe Ortiz, to laser-etch your own woodblock prints. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll blend traditional artistic methods with modern makerspace technology, and will walk alway with your own original “fabbed” art!

RSVP at https://laserprints.eventbrite.com

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Bring your own simple drawings, or learn how to customize Felipe’s fine-art drawings to make them your own! We’ll take your designs and make them compatible with our 75-watt Epilog Fusion M2 laser cutter, and then etch your images into 6mm wooden sheets. While the blocks are being cut, the lead artist will guide you through hand-pressing the woodblocks with archival ink to make your own artistic prints, which you can further customize through illustration and watercolor techniques. We’ll offer delicious tea, coffee and pastries from our own Render Coffee. Come meet other creatives from Boston during this fun, productive workshop!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Your laptop with a design software installed (Freeware recommendation: Inkscape)

  • Optional: Black and white high-contrast photos of your drawings (if you want!)

WHAT WE’LL PROVIDE:

  • Fine-art that you can customize for your prints

  • Wood for your blocks

  • Archival ink

  • Rollers

  • Printing paper

  • Coffee, tea and pastries

  • Fun times!

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

When Felipe Ortiz isn’t busy in Fab@CIC, he’s painting street art and large-scale work all over the world - including many pieces in CIC! He founded the Fresco Exchange, an international art collective, and his laser-etched prints were recently part of the SCAN and MAKE show in San Francisco. “Through this process, I am able to not only fuse laser technology into my art, I am also able to produce even more one-of-a-kind pieces from each of my drawings, and this practice has made my art more accessible to the public.”

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Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to PBPK modeling in R with mrgsolve

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. Location) - Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 1.5 day hands-on workshop will provide participants with a technical foundation for physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model development in R using mrgsolve, a free, open-source modeling and simulation platform for ODE-based model development in R (https://mrgsolve.github.io). More info can be found at:  https://www.metrumrg.com/event/introduction-pbpk-modeling-r-mrgsolve-2/

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Jun
5
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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