Apr
26
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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Branchfood Presents: The Future of Nutrition
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Branchfood Presents: The Future of Nutrition

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

Personalized nutrition, higher-quality food, and sustainability practices are in high demand by health-conscious consumers. Boston is the home to some of the most cutting-edge research and startups working towards improving the health of our population.

 

 

In our 3rd Future of Food Series panel, we will speak with Boston's leading startup founders, researchers, and health gurus to discuss the latest trends in nutrition products, technology, and research. 

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Apr
27
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn: Basic Principles of VC Financings

Join MBBP partner and BU Law School professor Scott Bleier for an introductory lunch & learn on the basic principles of venture capital financings. Scott will discuss the lifecycle of a venture capital financing while also focusing on areas such as the current state of the venture capital market and term sheets/preferred stock terms.

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Apr
27
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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Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Game Changers 2018: Dr. Ed Wang

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

When life throws you a curveball, how do you respond?

What if setback is just a detour that helps you course correct? 

How do you apply new insight to refresh and bounce back?

In this highly informative and interactive workshop, Dr. Ed Wang, a storyteller and psychologis, will talk about our human abilities to bounce back from challenging conditions and to mobilize our strengths to adapt and grow. 

Join us for a dim sum lunch from 12-2pm, Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

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Community Design-a-thon for the Boston Harbor Islands
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Community Design-a-thon for the Boston Harbor Islands

Join AIGA Boston and Boston Harbor Now at Fab@CIC in our first ever design-a-thon as we solve for a local challenge: the Boston Harbor Islands ferry schedule. 

In a community-focused, design hackathon, participants will collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups to research, brainstorm, prototype, and propose solutions to the Boston Harbor Island ferry schedule experience to a panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes such as Boston Harbor Island ferry tickets. 

The entire workshop / hackathon will be facilitated by Ela Ben-Ur from the Innovators’ Compass; Ela worked 13 years at IDEO, has taught courses from product design to life design at Olin College and has offered workshops through MIT, Sloan, Babson, Dartmouth, and Harvard. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 
As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to work with well-known mentors across the Boston design community and network and brainstorm with your peers, while sharpening your design-thinking and prototyping skills in this agile hackathon event. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Anyone interested in design thinking and passionate about designing for the Boston community. 

Nibbles, coffee, and tea from Flour provided. Introduction, design thinking activities throughout the day, ending with judging.

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CIC ArtWeek: Kickoff Exhibition Party
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

CIC ArtWeek: Kickoff Exhibition Party

To kick off a week filled with art of all mediums across CIC’s Boston and Cambridge sites, join us at our 1 Broadway location in Cambridge for an evening of art, food, and drinks. Tour our 4th floor to check out work from local artists!

There will be live music, interactive art displays, demos, and plenty of favors, food, and drink. We will be welcoming the artists displaying at CIC to join us for the festivities, hold tours, and discuss their work with the community.

Sign up and let us know you are coming!

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Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Leadership Pitfalls and Strengths

Leading a team is not easy. You must balance:

  • Setting high standards - while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Delivering candid feedback - while keeping your team motivated.
  • Working on the day-to-day details - while keeping the bigger picture in mind.
  • And everything else...

It is a balancing act that can make or break your team’s performance and your career prospects.

This interactive, hands-on workshop from Abby Yanow will help you identify competency areas where you excel as a leader, and areas where you could develop skills to get better performance from your team. 

Limited to the first 30 participants, this 2-hour sprint workshop will cover:

  • An assessment of your leadership competencies.

  • How your leadership skills manifest at your current job.

  • Indentification of the top two competencies that you need to advance.

Schedule: We will enjoy light refreshments and network from 6:00-6:30pm. The workshop will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

100% Money-Back Satisfaction Gaurantee

If you feel the workshop does not live up to your expectations, we will refund 100% of your ticket price.

Refunds 

Can't make the workshop? No problem. Cancel up to 1 day before the workshop for a full refund. Lock in your ticket today!

Presenter Bio

Abby Yanow is a Leadership and Organizational Development coach and has facilitated retreats in cross-organization collaboration, team development, visioning and strategic planning for senior leadership teams across the country. Abby has a Master’s degree in Education and Intercultural Communication and is an International Coaching Federation certified coach and is certified in Organizational Development by National Training Labs.

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May
1
5:00 PM17:00

CIC ArtWeek: Story Slam Featuring Massmouth and The Cantabrigian Magazine

CIC Cambridge invites you to a celebration of literature and the spoken word. This evening event will feature a story slam competition from Massmouth with stories from the CIC community and the public at large and the launch of the second issue of an independent fiction publication. Food and beverage provided!

The theme of this year's slam is "Child's Play."

 

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cic-artweek-story-slam-featuring-massmouth-and-the-cantabrigian-magazine-tickets-43643992356

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Money Boston Spring Entrepreneur Showcase

Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd for the Slow Money Boston Entrepreneur Showcase at the Venture Cafe at the CIC, Cambridge. We will provide a light supper, wine, beer, and water.

We will be bringing together investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs and leaders working together to rebuild our local food system. Learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies based on the principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons and economic, cultural and biological diversity.

The Entrepreneur Showcase offers all the advantages of a traditional venture fair and many more. Because of the shared vision that brings us all together, it is an unparalleled opportunity for you to build relationships with investors and entrepreneurs from all over the region. Even if you are not an investor or presenting entrepreneur, we welcome and encourage your participation in the event!

 

For Entrepreneurs: If you are seeking financing for your food system‐changing business, please consider applying to present via the application here. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 4. If you previously applied to the Slow Money Boston Entrepreneur Showcase we would be delighted to have you re-apply. Whether your business is still in the startup phase or has expanded considerably, or if you are currently pursuing a brand new venture, the Slow Money Boston team is excited to see how your ventures have changed and/or grown. Applying to the Showcase for a second time gives you the chance to highlight your successes and learning experiences.


For investors: The Entrepreneur Showcase will provide access to sustainable food and farming businesses at different stages of development from start-up to expansion of existing businesses. The businesses and initiatives are also seeking different levels of financing — from small loans to major capital, as well as donations. Slow Money Boston encourages investors of all resource levels to attend including institutional, individual, accredited, and unaccredited investors.



This showcase event is not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

For questions, email info@slowmoneyboston.org.

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CIC ArtWeek: IHB Art for Social Impact Panel
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

CIC ArtWeek: IHB Art for Social Impact Panel

Over the past few years, art has been a powerful medium for driving social change in the U.S. and globally.  This event will explore art and social impact in Boston through a panel discussion featuring perspectives from both the public and private sectors. We’ll explore current trends, opportunities for collaboration, and predictions for the future. Hosted at Impact Hub Boston, a co-working community made up of social businesses addressing challenges both locally and globally, and moderated by Natalie Lemle, Founder of art_works, a Boston-based art strategy consultancy.

 

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CIC ArtWeek: Arts Technica
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

CIC ArtWeek: Arts Technica

Arts Technica aims to highlight how artistic expression is incorporated into modern technology. Guests will try out different tech demos and interactive exhibits and learn about arts created by modern technology. Art and tech enthusiasts alike will gain a deeper understanding of how artistic expression and technological developments can complement each other.

The demos will include virtual reality, augmented reality, video game graphic demonstrations, art installations using ePaper technology, and much more. Arts Technica aims to highlight both art created by technology, and art as seen in technology, for a dynamic and multidirectional sensory experience.

To register for Arts Technica, visit the Eventbrite!

Check out our other Art Week programs! 

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Thanks to Yoki for sponsoring food for this event! Yoki Express is the Seaport’s newest destination for sushi burritos and poke bowls. Sourcing local seafood and ingredients, Yoki provides quick, fresh and healthy meals 7 days a week! With a menu of signature burritos and bowls to choose from and the option to create your own custom meal, there’s something for everyone.

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May
3
5:30 PM17:30

FeatureX Machine Learning Seminar

The FeatureX weekly seminar series 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 Title and LinkDeepMimic: Example-Guided Deep Reinforcement Learning of Physics-Based Character Skills by Xue Bin Peng, Pieter Abbeel, Sergey Levine, Michiel van de Panne

Abstract: A longstanding goal in character animation is to combine data-driven specification of behavior with a system that can execute a similar behavior in a physical simulation, thus enabling realistic responses to perturbations and environmental variation. We show that well-known reinforcement learning (RL) methods can be adapted to learn robust control policies capable of imitating a broad range of example motion clips, while also learning complex recoveries, adapting to changes in morphology, and accomplishing user-specified goals. Our method handles keyframed motions, highly-dynamic actions such as motion-captured flips and spins, and retargeted motions. By combining a motion-imitation objective with a task objective, we can train characters that react intelligently in interactive settings, e.g., by walking in a desired direction or throwing a ball at a user-specified target. This approach thus combines the convenience and motion quality of using motion clips to define the desired style and appearance, with the flexibility and generality afforded by RL methods and physics-based animation. We further explore a number of methods for integrating multiple clips into the learning process to develop multi-skilled agents capable of performing a rich repertoire of diverse skills. We demonstrate results using multiple characters (human, Atlas robot, bipedal dinosaur, dragon) and a large variety of skills, including locomotion, acrobatics, and martial arts.

 

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 Global Arts, Eats & Beats (West Africa Edition)
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Global Arts, Eats & Beats (West Africa Edition)

Opening Hearts and Minds Across Borders and Cultures!

Creating signature events that connect visual, performing, and culinary artists from different regions of the world with the greater Boston ecosystem. We aspire to foster new collaborations, opportunities, and ventures that unite the global community.

GAE&B is a unique one-night event that uplifts the community by honoring and celebrating the diverse cultures that make up our world. Join us to experience unique traditions of the world through art, food, and music.

On Friday, May 4, 2018, our ArtWeek edition celebrates West Africa at Render Coffee, housed within the Boston CIC Innovation Center. 

Our programming this session include:

  • Music by visiting artists from Guinea, Famoro Dioubate and Missia Saran "The African Tina Turner" Dioubate,

  • Accompanied by Master Dancer and Boston local Joh Camara.

  • Fine art exhibitions, an African marketplace including handmade items from AmootiZainab Sumu, and vendors from the region.

  • We will feature samples of the delicious food, coffee by our friends at Render, beantrust, and Taaling Tea from our very own Bintou Kunjo's new company!

  • Laser-cut digital fabrication projects inspired by the region made in our onsite makerspace! 

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May
7
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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Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow
May
8
12:15 AM00:15

Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow

Julie teaches to all levels and anyone who steps onto the mat. She enjoys learning and listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, strength, and connecting with others. Her class will create space and release tension in the body by combining a practice of fluid movements and heat-building postures. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the rest of your day.

I have a passion for living a yogi lifestyle and communicating wellness techniques to others. My teaching style offers a safe space for self-exploration by listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, and strength. I completed my 200-hour training with Marianne WellsYoga School in Costa Rica. Currently, I am studying to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor with Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Yogaphilosophy and Ayurveda healing guide my instruction to deepen the relationship with others and within ourselves. My personal practice has been devoted to Mysore with the Boston Ashtanga Shala. Currently, I teach at Beacon Hill Yoga. 

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Tech Talk Tuesday
May
8
12:00 PM12:00

Tech Talk Tuesday

Tech Talk Tuesdays is a monthly forum about all things tech. We discuss current events, programming gripes, new hardware, old software, and more… while dealing with some free pizza. :)

Join the conversation in Lookout at 101 Main Street, 15th floor. 

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May
8
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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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Consulate General of Japan Grand Opening

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

The Consulate General of Japan is opening a new office at CIC to help local start-ups and companies connect with successful, innovative Japanese companies. We aim to foster new collaboration and exchange of ideas. On May 8th, please join us for a celebratory gathering at CIC Cambridge’s Venture Café.

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May
10
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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Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow
May
15
12:15 AM00:15

Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow

Julie teaches to all levels and anyone who steps onto the mat. She enjoys learning and listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, strength, and connecting with others. Her class will create space and release tension in the body by combining a practice of fluid movements and heat-building postures. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the rest of your day.

I have a passion for living a yogi lifestyle and communicating wellness techniques to others. My teaching style offers a safe space for self-exploration by listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, and strength. I completed my 200-hour training with Marianne WellsYoga School in Costa Rica. Currently, I am studying to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor with Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Yogaphilosophy and Ayurveda healing guide my instruction to deepen the relationship with others and within ourselves. My personal practice has been devoted to Mysore with the Boston Ashtanga Shala. Currently, I teach at Beacon Hill Yoga. 

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

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

This meetup is for C++ developers, enthusiasts, and students, to discuss and share C++ knowledge! #BostonCpp

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
— break for food —
- 7:00 Mark Zeren (VMware), JeanHeyd Meneide (sol2), and Joseph Loser(Quantlab): Trip reports from the C++Now conference from presenters and attendees (30 min)
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

RSVP HERE

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Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow
May
22
12:15 AM00:15

Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow

Julie teaches to all levels and anyone who steps onto the mat. She enjoys learning and listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, strength, and connecting with others. Her class will create space and release tension in the body by combining a practice of fluid movements and heat-building postures. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the rest of your day.

I have a passion for living a yogi lifestyle and communicating wellness techniques to others. My teaching style offers a safe space for self-exploration by listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, and strength. I completed my 200-hour training with Marianne WellsYoga School in Costa Rica. Currently, I am studying to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor with Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Yogaphilosophy and Ayurveda healing guide my instruction to deepen the relationship with others and within ourselves. My personal practice has been devoted to Mysore with the Boston Ashtanga Shala. Currently, I teach at Beacon Hill Yoga. 

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Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow
May
29
12:15 AM00:15

Boston Lunchtime Yoga Flow

Julie teaches to all levels and anyone who steps onto the mat. She enjoys learning and listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, strength, and connecting with others. Her class will create space and release tension in the body by combining a practice of fluid movements and heat-building postures. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the rest of your day.

I have a passion for living a yogi lifestyle and communicating wellness techniques to others. My teaching style offers a safe space for self-exploration by listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, and strength. I completed my 200-hour training with Marianne WellsYoga School in Costa Rica. Currently, I am studying to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor with Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Yogaphilosophy and Ayurveda healing guide my instruction to deepen the relationship with others and within ourselves. My personal practice has been devoted to Mysore with the Boston Ashtanga Shala. Currently, I teach at Beacon Hill Yoga. 

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Jun
4
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

F*ckup Nights Boston Vol. VII

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

Celebrate creative failure in Boston Metro Area!

What is F*ckup Nights?

F*ckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to publicly share business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures.

What to expect in Vol. VII? 

We're back at CIC Cambridge @ 1 Broadway near Kendall Square for a lovely seventh volume of the failure sharing merriment. Doors open at 6.30pm. First speaker goes on at 7.30pm. We will wrap up all the loveliness by 9.30pm.

There will be a surprise activity at this event...But we can't tell you more YET. We promise it'll be a thrilling ride down the Failure Alley!

Visit the Eventbrite to register - psst, CICers get in for free! Use the promo code "PACINO_VIP" (Happy Birthday, Al Pacino!).

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: ECS, Jobs, Burst and the future of scripting in Unity

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

ECS, Jobs, Burst and the future of scripting in Unity

During GDC, Unity released a beta build of their new Entity Component System, Jobs System, and Burst compiler that are slated to roll out this year. This represents a radical change to scripting in Unity. In this presentation, we’ll go over the fundamentals of data-oriented design, dive into the new scripting systems, and talk about how to write fast code in both the old and new versions of Unity.

Presenter Graham Pentheny is a developer with 10 years of experience writing game code everywhere from huge AAA C++ projects to small games in LUA, and everything in-between. Most of that experience has been making mobile games, where performance matters quite a bit. Currently he’s the engineering lead on the Alphabear 2 team at Spry Fox and one of the organizers of BUG.

This event is free to attend, but space is limited - be sure to RSVP!

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Apr
24
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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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Building an Open-Source Startup Into An Enterprise w/ MapD

Brief overview: Aaron Williams, VP of Global Community at MapD
Topic: Building an Open-Source Startup Into An Enterprise

While working on his thesis at Harvard, MapD’s CEO Todd Mostak was frustrated by the time spent waiting for answers to his database queries. Unable to access a large enough cluster of traditional servers, he dared to ask "what if I created my own query engine that uses the massive parallelism of GPU hardware to accelerate the queries?" Thus, the original MapD software was born.

In this talk, Aaron Williams, VP of Global Community, will introduce MapD and its innovative open source business model. With years of experience building successful software companies and ecosystems, Aaron will provide insight into the industry trends that companies like MapD are leading. He’ll highlight stories of startup challenges, building and contributing to open source projects and communities, and lastly, the key decisions that have made MapD successful.

Agenda:

6:00 pm: Check-in, grab pizza and drinks, networking

6:30 pm: Welcoming from OSEN

Intro to GPU-based analytics, including MapD’s open source SQL engine

Building an Open-Source Startup Into An Enterprise

7:20 pm: Q&A from audience

7:40 pm: Networking

As usual, we'll have lots of time for informal discussion.

Aaron Williams is the VP of Global Community at MapD. He is responsible for MapD’s developer, user and open source communities. He comes to MapD with more than two decades of previous success building ecosystems around some of software’s most familiar platforms. Most recently he ran the global community for Mesosphere, including leading the launch and growth of DC/OS as an open source project. Prior to that he led the Java Community Process at Sun Microsystems, and ecosystem programs at SAP. Aaron has also served as the founding CEO of two startups in the entertainment space. Aaron has an MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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Apr
24
3:30 PM15:30

Startupalooza

Open to all Entrepreneurs. Now with a great line up of our most active Angel VCs:

Join us for a chance to get funded. Previous winners like Alyce raised $5.4 million beginning with a $500,000 through us. SeedCX received funding offers from 2 of the judges and $1.25 million toward their first round. Nomi Beauty got $1 million. A new delivery service just raised $400K. Pretty Simple and HigherMe together received over $300,000. So far, 3 of our presenting companies have been funded and 2 are under consideration. EventCombo in NY picked up $350K.

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

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Working Parents Survival Guide
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Working Parents Survival Guide

Whether a new, seasoned or about to be parent, this session will help you navigate the challenges of juggling one of your newest priorities amidst work and a career track

  • Do you struggle to manage healthy food preparation for your little one and your family?
  • Do you feel the stress of juggling too many tasks – kid(s), work, self-care, partner responsibilities?
  • Do you need more resources for parental support but unsure where or how to obtain?

We will delve briefly into the various areas of imbalance when juggling work and a family. Topics will include meal planning, sleep, spousal support, teamwork vs crises. 

Sign up!

For over 17 years, Kirsten has been passionate about the effects of food and stress on our way of life, and our ability to thrive at work and at home. With 12 years of corporate experience in various sized companies such as Qualcomm, Inc. and McKinsey & Company, Kirsten has experienced the health pitfalls of the corporate lifestyle and has integrated her wellness skills through corporate events such as group coaching sessions, lunch and learns, seminars, health fairs, walking programs, and even lunch make-overs in small to large organizations. Learn more: www.yourwellnessscout.com

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Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Boston Data Mining: Spotting Survivors - Data and Methods to Predict the Fate of Startup Venture

Speaker: Mohammad Ghassemi, PhD & Tuka Alhanai, PhD
Talk Title: Spotting Survivors: Data and Methods to Predict the Fate of Startup Venture. (45-Minute Technical)

Bio:
Mohammad Ghassemi, PhD from MIT
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammad-ghassemi-401a843/
Mohammad Ghassemi is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate, he studied Electrical Engineering, graduated as a Goldwater scholar, and was awarded the university's highest engineering distinction. Mohammad later obtained an MPhil in Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he was a recipient of the prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship. Since arriving at MIT in 2011, he has perused research at the interface of machine learning, health, and behavioral science. He has published over 20 journal and conference papers in top artificial intelligence and medical venues including Intensive Care Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, Nature Scientific Data and The Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Mohammad’s work has been covered by venues including The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Newsweek.

Bio:
Tuka Alhanai, PhD Candidate from MIT
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tuka-alhanai-0392a1b5/
Tuka Alhanai is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Her technical expertise lies in the domains of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Speech and Language Processing, and User Interface Design. At MIT, Tuka is working with over 10 years of longitudinal data from the Framingham Heart Study to identify early audio biomarkers of Dementia, Alzheimer, and Depression. Tuka publishes her work in leading international Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing conferences including AAAI and Interspeech. She is also the recipient of multiple national and international awards for her entrepreneurial leadership, including MIT’s Legatum Prize, The Pioneers of Innovation Award, and the MassChallenge. Her pioneering work has been publicized by several media outlets including The BBC, Newsweek, Wired, and TechCrunch.

Topic discussion:
We investigate how the composition of early-stage start-up teams, and the properties of their ventures, predict their nomination to a premier entrepreneurship competition, and their continued operation two years following. We collected a novel dataset of 177 ventures, comprising 374 individuals. The dataset contained the characteristics of the entrants, free-text descriptions of the ventures, and crowd assessments of venture ideas. Using sixteen descriptors of each venture, we trained several machine learning models to predict both the nomination of the teams by the competition judges and the survival of the ventures two years later. The best performing model exceeded the performance of the competition judges in predicting venture survival. Importantly, our model was well-calibrated, facilitating its use in a real-world setting. We conclude that while immense personal commitment, professional aptitude, and market volatility have major roles in the destiny of ventures, the quantifiable initial conditions of teams also carry predictive weight. Our results have implications for entrepreneurship specifically, and team building in general.

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Apr
21
1:45 PM13:45

Boston's Robotics Revolution

Robots coupled with AI are already permeating our lives in a variety of ways: from consumer robots that clean our houses to industrial robots that make our cars; from robots that take care of our elderly to drones that fight our wars. Should we fear them? Probably not. But we need to better understand their impact on our work and future.

Boston is the second fastest growing robotics technology cluster in the US. Join us for an afternoon with a panel of leading experts and robotics practitioners who will educate you on the state of the technology and what the future holds.

Panelists:

  1. Tom Ryden, Executive Director, MassRobotics

  2. Sangbae Kim, Director of the Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT.

  3. Shiraj Sen, Lead scientist, GE Global Research, GE Robotics

  4. Krishna Srikrishna, Sr. Member of Technical Staff, iRobot

  5. Vivek Badami, Consulting Engineer at General Electric (Panel Moderator)

Speaker Bios can be found here.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is in Kendall Square near the Kendal Square Station on the Red line.

Street parking might be tight but there are a number of parking garages within 5 minute walking distance that have reduced rates on Saturday.

Purchase your ticket here.

 

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Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

Machine Learning Society - AI Movie Night

Machine Learning Society- Boston would love to welcome everyone to our Artificial Intelligence Movie Night at CIC

We will be watching an episode of a popular Artificial Intelligence fiction movie followed by a talk by Dr. Michael Lamport Commons, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Michael Lamport Commons is a behavioral and complex system scientist. He has a patent on "Intelligent System Based on Hierarchically Stacked Neural Networks" and is building a lifelong learning machine which will be based on the Model of Hierarchical Complexity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_of_hierarchical_complexity). This lifelong learning machine will emulate human intelligence.

We are looking forward to have a fun evening watching an AI show followed by an intellectual discussion on an overlap of Neuroscience, Mathematics, Psychology, Computer Science and Complex Systems - Hierarchically Stacked Neural Networks.

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Apr
19
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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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

CataloniaTech: 3D Printing in Life Sciences

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

For the first time ever, the TOP10 life science 3D Printing firms and institutions from Catalonia are visiting Boston within a delegation hosted by the Catalonia Trade & Investment Office.

Don't miss the opportunity to network with the current shouthern-European leaders in bioprinting, 3D printed implants and surgical devices.

Expect refreshments, a technology showcase and some super-techie individuals eager to explain their latest healthtech innovations, made in Catalonia!

For more details and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite

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Apr
17
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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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Cover your Assets with an LLC, Inc or Trust

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

If you got sued tomorrow, would you be at risk of losing everything? Owners who operate with an LLC, Inc., or Trust have "disaster containment" so that if one folds, the rest of the business survives. They also have lots of insurance. Find out whether your setup is adequate.

Another question we'll address is whether your trust is protecting you the way you think. Trusts have one key advantage but in many respects they're now second to the LLC.

This part of the presentation will be perfect for new and experienced owners looking to select a going-forward structure, make a change, or feel confident in an existing setup.

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

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Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Boston Data Mining: Artificial Intelligence at the Edge

Speaker: Jameson Toole
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameson-toole/
Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence at the Edge (50-min technical)

Bio:
Dr. Jameson Toole is the CEO and co-founder of Fritz—building tools to help developers optimize, deploy, and manage machine learning models on mobile devices. He holds undergraduate degrees in Physics, Economics, and Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as an M.S. and PhD in Engineering Systems from MIT. His work in the Human Mobility and Networks Lab centered on applications of big data and machine learning to urban and transportation planning. Prior to founding Fritz, he spent time building analytics pipelines for Google[X]’s Project Wing and running the data science team at Jana Mobile, a Boston technology startup.

Topic discussion:
Machine learning and AI models now outperform humans on tasks ranging from image recognition to language translation. However, sending video, audio, and other sensor data up to the cloud and back is too slow for apps like Snapchat, features like “Hey, Siri!”, and autonomous machines like self-driving cars. Developers seeking to provide seamless user experiences must now move their models down to devices on the edge of the network where they can run faster, at lower cost, and with greater privacy.

This talk outlines why developers should be deploying deep learning models to the edge, common roadblocks they will face, and how to overcome them. I begin by describing two major technological trends pushing machine learning out to the edge of the network: the rise of deep learning and the ubiquity of mobile sensors. I then discuss how developers can use these tools like Core ML and TensorFlow Lite to solve problems at 60 frames-per-second and create smooth, real-time experiences for users, all while securing data and reducing cloud costs.

Despite these benefits, transitioning to the edge can be difficult. Tech stacks used by machine learning specialists and mobile developers are mismatched, and it’s rare to find engineers fluent in both. Processing power, storage, and memory are all constrained, and developers need to ensure their models can run on hundreds of different devices. This talk offers advice to developers on how to deal with these challenges so their migration to the edge is as simple and painless as possible.

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Apr
13
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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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Resilient Coders Demo Day

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

Resilient Coders believes in equity in access to the innovation economy. Their first bootcamp of 2018 has spent the past months developing coding skills necessary to become full stack software engineers. If you are looking for talent, please feel free to join. If not, please share this with people in your network who are looking to grow their dev teams!

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ten Costly Cloud Migration Mistakes Technology Leaders Need to Avoid + Live Migration Workshop

Cloud Computing is the future and the benefits are well established. The challenge businesses face is migrating to the cloud and operating there seamlessly. Cloud migration can be both an expensive and time-consuming proposition. Organizations spend millions of dollars on cloud migrations spanning over months and sometimes years. Adopting cloud computing effectively involves a lot of retooling and training for IT personnel.

Join us to hear Kaiburr's founder, Hariram Ananthasubramanian, review the top ten mistakes technology teams need to avoid to have a much faster and smoother cloud migration. After the seminar, Kaiburr will also conduct a live migration workshop, where every attendee will have a chance to perform a live migration using Kaiburr’s easy-to-use cloud migration platform.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

SCIENCE BOOK CLUB FOR THE CURIOUS

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

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

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

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Apr
12
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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Apr
12
2:30 PM14:30

NewCo at CIC Cambridge

This visit will include a tour of our flagship location with a focus on how space can encourage collaboration, and an opportunity to meet with event collaborators. We will have representatives from Venture Cafe, Startup Week, Boston VR, F*ckup Nights, Boston Quantitative and Systems Pharmacology Meetup, QuantUniversity Meetup, Code for Boston, Startupalooza, and TiE Boston here to talk about how their events are a part of a vibrant community of free or low-cost public events held at CIC.

Venture Cafe, our weekly networking night, will immediately follow this event. All are welcome to attend!

Sign up here: https://bos.newco.co/schedule/

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

DVUX Meetup: Aesthetics in Data Visualization

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

What role do aesthetics play in data visualization? How can we take aesthetics too far, effectively obscuring the data? Or conversely, can omitting aesthetic elements make a data visualization less effective?
Irene De La Torre will talk to us about her work in data journalism, and dive into some of these questions.

What to bring:
After the keynote, we will have a roundtable discussion. Please bring with you a data representation that relates to the topic of aesthetics in visualization. We welcome visualizations that exemplify "good" and "bad" use of aesthetics, or that don't use aesthetics at all!

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Paper Signals Workshop
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Paper Signals Workshop

Interested in IoT or Voice UI? Join Fab@CIC to create a Paper Signals device that you can control with your voice. Paper Signals are build-it-yourself objects exploring how physical things can be controlled with voice. Pick your signal and track things like time, the weather, Bitcoin prices, or even rocket launches. 

After this workshop, you’ll leave with your own Paper Signals device to keep that you can control with your voice and smartphone using Google Assistant. 

Pick the kind of Signal you’d like to build and we’ll provide you the parts. 

What to bring: 

- Smartphone with Google account and Google Assistant installed
(available on both Android and iOS devices) 

- USB charging block w/micro USB cable

RSVP: papersignalsworkshop.eventbrite.com

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