Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

UX Research Ethics

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

We're excited to continue our best practices series started last month and to work with Ethical Technology Boston for this event.

About This Event:

Empathy. Deep Empathy. Accessibility. Inclusiveness. Localization. As the tech industry matures, more and more organizations are acknowledging how the users of their products often differ from those creating them. To close this gap and design better experiences, product teams have begun incorporating more user research into their development cycles.

Including users in the design process presents several ethical challenges, however. For example, how do we test important business assumptions while ensuring participant well-being and privacy? How do we balance user feedback with subject matter expertise? Using examples from the speaker’s work, this talk explores the sometimes thin line between “human-centric” and unethical.

About Our Speaker:

Alba N. Villamil is an independent UX Researcher who specializes in designing products for vulnerable populations like refugees and low-income families. In addition to working with pre-stage startups, she has worked on projects with Code for America, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Rochester City School District. She studied sociology at Harvard University and social psychology at Swarthmore College.

About Ethical Technology Boston:

Ethical Technology Boston is a community of technology & design professionals looking to incorporate ethics and social responsibility into our daily work. We meet locally and online to discuss real-life ethical issues and potential implications for our industries. We aim to learn from each other, develop new practices for design and technology development, and build a trusted support network. We’re part of a global online community, Ethical Technology/Ethical Design, at ethicsofdesign.org.

Event Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Networking
6:30 – 7:30 PM: Talk + Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 PM: Networking

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Alexa AI Tech Talk Cambridge

Well it’s finally happened. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have officially moved off the hype train and are well into buzzword territory. But as you know, not all ML is created equal!

Come learn from the leaders and engineers who make Alexa AI the world leader in voice powered interfaces behind devices like the Amazon Echo. We’ll be talking about what really drives great AI (hint: it’s the data).

So if you want to find out how to capture, develop, and enrich data to drive an industry leading AI platform, join us at Venture Cafe, just steps from the Red Line (paid parking is also available nearby). We’ll provide food, drinks, and lots of opportunities to meet with the people who built Alexa and who continue to make it one of the most world changing products of our time.

Learn more and RSVP here: https://alexaaitechtalkcambridge.splashthat.com/

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Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag / Yasuhiro Yamauchi: How Japan Sends Off the Year and Welcomes the Next

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

As we approach the end of the year, join us for our culminating Brown Bag Luncheon. Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Consul Cultural/General Affairs at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston, will discuss how the Japanese send off one year and welcome the next.

In Japan, this is a season for reflection and hopeful envisioning of the year to come. It is a symbolic bridge. At the moment of crossing into the new year, temple bells in Japan are rung 108 times representing the 107 worldly desires plus once to symbolize forgetting about the previous year's worries. 

Many end of year customs in Japan have deep roots in Buddhism and Shintoism. Take this chance to learn about the cultural - and also spiritual - significance of end of year traditions for Japanese.

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Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Japanese/English Language Exchange

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

Join us for a Japanese/English language exchange with native Japanese speakers! This monthly event begins with a half an hour of speaking in Japanese, followed by a half an hour of speaking in English, and alternate until we hit 7 PM. We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese and English language skills. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn!

RSVP here!

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Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Launch Clinic: eCommerce Startups

At the eCommerce Themed Launch Clinic,  3 startups present a 15-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience.

Launch Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

Even if you’re not quite ready to present, we encourage entrepreneurs to attend the clinics to see what our panel of experts (investors and others) are looking for in a pitch, what kind of questions they ask and their suggestions for refining the business plan.

Are you a startup interested in presenting at an upcoming Launch Clinic?  Apply here

Presenter

Jeff Popper, CEO, MyCollegeTown
MyCollegeTown is a marketplace that creates trusted student communities around local specials, housing and goods. Our College Trading Post is the best way for students to buy and sell stuff on campus because it is students only and we curate everything for ease of use. Collegetown Specials allow students to save money whenever they're out, with all the local specials in one convenient app. And Student Subleases help them save money or find a place to live.

Presenter

Allegra McNeally, CEO,  Apricart

Apricart is a smart shopping cart that will bring the joy back into the grocery store shopping experience eliminating friction points and giving personalized content and deals to shoppers. Apricart benefits the grocery shoppers, fast-moving consumer goods marketers and brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Founded April 2017, the Company is creating novel propriety technology that collects path-to-purchase shopper behavior data in grocery stores, provides an in-store platform with measurable ROI to influence shopper choice, and eliminates the checkout lane by allowing shoppers to pay on the cart.

Presenter

Chaz Tanase, CEO, GoNation
GoNation is a technology platform that helps local business manage their web presence through their website, a geo-located consumer app, and other mediums. To date, with our MVP, we have 300+ customers and will soon hit $1+ million in total revenues.  GoNation is raising at $2M seed round with 20% committed. We are looking for successful entrepreneur advisors and investors who have been where we are, know the challenges involved and can help scale.

Experts

Andy Frawley, CEO & Board Member, V12 Data

Erik Bullen, Startup Mentor, Board Advisor & Investor,  Walnut Ventures

Sanjeev Jain, Entrepreneur & Investor

Moderators

Terri Mock,  COO, Cybba Inc.

Ameeta Soni, Fractional CMO and President, Altek Consulting

Schedule

5:30-6:00 pm – Networking + Pizza
6:00-6:15 pm – Introductions
6:15-6:30 pm – Startup 1 Presents
6:30-6:45 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
6:45-7:00 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:00-7:15pm –  Startup 2 Presents
7:15-7:30 pm –  Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
7:30-7:45 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:45-8:00 pm – Startup 3 Presents
8:00-8:15 pm –  Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
8:15-8:30 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
8:30 pm – Wrap-up

Interested? Register here. CIC clients can register for 20% off with coupon code CIC.

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Dec
11
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.

Look over the Pages (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/) for different content, like the Learning Resources (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24129600/Learning_Resources/), or the Slack Channel (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24136548/Slack_Channel/).

Don't forget to checkout the Message Boards (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/boards/).

Please take a moment to answer the Polls (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/polls/), which help us plan for future events.

If possible, please Contribute (https://secure.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/contribute/); Funds will go towards food at future events, and towards monthly Meetup.com fees.

Our social media tag is #BostonCpp; look for or add this to your updates.

All members are reminded to honour Meetup's Community Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/) for Usage and Content (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=usage), and Group (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=group) Policies. Specifically, this is not a venue for job recruiters.


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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Inside the Mind of Data Scientists

About This Event

This inspiring event will invite key players in Cambridge's data science community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and solve problems. Our panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a data point of view, how data science methods help with problem-solving, and much more.

In December- Meet the Cambridge Data Science Community

Join us for a discussion with some of Cambridge's data science leaders and get acquainted with the Cambridge ecosystem. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/ meetups to attend, people, companies, blogs, resources, and more. Meet fellow data scientist, or aspiring ones, and leave feeling empowered to continue learning and pursuing your career in data.

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

RSVP here.

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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

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

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Pepperlane Boost: Cambridge Meeting (Led by Victoria Dew)

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

If you’re an entrepreneurial mom looking for new connections and personal accountability— or you’re simply craving an oasis in the middle of your crazy week— you won’t want to miss our next Pepperlane Boost.

Pepperlane Boost meetups let you forge genuine relationships with other business-minded moms like you — in a safe, welcoming space. Come enjoy a coffee and conversation, and we’ll help you hone-in on your next steps. You’ll also receive dialed-in, actionable feedback for your business, so you can achieve tangible outcomes, getting closer and closer to your goals, whether little by little or in leaps and bounds. As always, your pace is entirely up to you!

Remember, growing a business doesn’t happen overnight — it happens step-by-step, when you choose to show up for yourself and take the time you deserve. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you could do today to grow your confidence and take your business to the next level— a year from now, you’ll be so glad you showed up for yourself (and we can’t wait to meet you)! Let’s do this, together.

*Please note that these events are designed for independently-owned businesses. If you're part of a multi-level marketing company and want to explore starting your own company, you are welcome to attend. This event is not designed to promote multi-level marketing ventures or any businesses that are not independently-owned.

NOTE: Check in with CIC Concierge in the lobby with Gov't ID, come the the 5th floor and follow the signs to the Santa Clara room.



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Veggie Eats Lunch Meetup Cambridge
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Veggie Eats Lunch Meetup Cambridge

Join us for great food and conversation at our monthly vegetarian lunchtime meetup! Bring your lunch, a potluck item to share or buy something from the Dates and Olives vendor that sells lunch at CIC Cambridge on Wednesdays.

We will gather monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm.

At each session, we will introduce a topic for discussion or have a guest speaker.

You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend. Just show up with your lunch and join the community.

Sign up to let up know you are coming!

This event is for CIC members. If you wish to join us and you are outside of the CIC community please email Wellness@cic.com for more details and information. 

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Women of Wearables Boston - December Event!

Come to the Women of Wearables (WoW) Boston Chapter December event, in partnership with CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center). CIC has been a home for entrepreneurs all around the world, and we're having this month's event at its flagship location in Cambridge.

The WoW Boston Chapter aims to locally reflect the global WoW organization, highlighting women in the region working in wearable tech. This month, we’ll hear from Jocelyn Scheirer, an entrepreneur, scientist, and artist who has been working in wearable biometrics since the late 1990s. Her research focuses on emotion, which she began during her PhD studies at the nascent MIT Media Lab’s Affective Computing Group founded by Rosalind Picard. Scheirer invented and, along with MIT, patented a very early textile biosensor which measured skin conductance and eventually led to several wearable products currently on the market. She founded and co-founded several wearables companies including Empathyx, Inc. Affectiva, and Bionolux Labs. She has held research and faculty posts at Harvard and Brandeis Universities. In recent years, she has also consulted for industry, government and academia on numerous projects involving sensors, physiology, and VR/AR. Her clients include NASA, Brandeis University, NYU, and industry. She has served on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York and is a frequent speaker on topics relevant to technology entrepreneurship, sensors, and scholarship.

Read more about Jocelyn here!

We'll network and learn about Jocelyn and her journey in wearable tech!

Please RSVP to put your name on the guest list. CIC Cambridge has lobby security, so we’ll need to know to let you in by having you register.

For more information and to RSVP, go here.

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Dec
13
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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Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Top 3 Mistakes Solopreneurs Make -- and How You Can Avoid Them

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

Top 3 Biggest Mistakes Solopreneurs Make
...and How You Can Avoid Them

Do you ever feel like there must be an easier way to grow your business?

Does it ever feel ‘too hard’ and like you just must be missing some obvious secret to success?

Do you wish you knew some of the tips, tricks and hacks that would help you get more clients, get more visibility, and make more money?

The truth is, many solopreneurs are leaving money on the table because they’ve been misinformed about how business works, what’s possible for a solo business owner, and how much they can earn.

In this session, we’ll debunk some of the biggest myths about business, and learn how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes solo business owners make at every stage of growth.

You should attend this session if you:

  • Feel like you’re busy all the time, but still not earning enough money

  • Aren’t sure where to find new clients, or keep the ones you’ve got

  • Have ever heard yourself saying ‘People just don’t have the budget for that.’

  • Are captured by one or two clients, and struggling to keep your pipeline full

  • Have stopped having fun, and feel like everything you do in your business is a slog.

You will learn how to:

  • Create an offering that attracts your ideal customer

  • Read the market accurately so you can charge what you’re worth

  • Have more fun doing more of the work you love, and less of what you don’t!


About the Presenter

Victoria Dew, SCMP -- Dewpoint Communications
Victoria knows first-hand how challenging being a solopreneur can be, and is an expert at helping others to navigate their way through the highs and lows of building a business. She is a certified business coach, and helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs build profitable companies that are aligned with their values and life goals. Learn more here.

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Dec
13
4:30 PM16:30

The Hidden Power of Local Manufacturing to Accelerate Your Startup's Growth

In this talk Dr. John Carrier will discuss the local manufacturing landscape, and his colleague Mr. Stamatis Astra will discuss the capabilities of his group of manufacturing companies (www.plasticmoldingmfg.com; www.elecmechtech.com) with the capabilities, know-how, and committment to help entrerpreneurs successfully navigate the Scylla and Charybis of scale-up.

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Dec
13
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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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Resilient Coders Demo Day

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

Looking to grow your development team? Join us for a wonderful evening and meet our full stack web developers.

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

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

AGENDA

  • 6pm - Registration Check-In

  • 6:30pm - Opening Remarks by David Delmar, Executive Director

  • 6:45pm - Student Pitches

  • 7:15pm - Project Showcase & Networking

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Dec
14
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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Dec
18
10:30 AM10:30

JLabs The Secret Science of Storytelling


Humans have been telling stories for millennia, yet ask a scientist to explain what they do and the answer is often hard to understand. As a consequence, not only does the public know less and less about exciting research projects, but investors, media and patients are also often in the dark. This inability to describe what they do often hinders healthcare startups from raising funds, attracting media attention and connecting with future customers.

But it doesn't have to be so difficult. All stories follow certain hidden structures, and discovering these structures can help orient executives, scientists and researchers toward shaping their story in a compelling way. In addition, knowing how to properly place your story in context and how to relate it to different audiences will ensure you and your story – whether in the form of an investor presentation, networking talk or recruiting pitch – will be remembered.

Using examples from journalism, big data analytics and the real world, Ryan Flinn, a communications leader at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will share the lessons he's learned from nearly two decades as a storyteller, both as a journalist at Bloomberg News and as a media strategist.

Learn more and RSVP here: https://bosstorytelling.splashthat.com/

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MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Asset Protection and Estate Planning
Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Asset Protection and Estate Planning

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

Back by popular demand, we'll be covering asset protection with LLC's, Inc's, and Trusts. We'll also be going in-depth on inheritance and estate planning issues concerning rental real estate. This presentation will be useful for both new entrants and long-time business owners.

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Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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

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

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
20
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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Reiki Share Meetup
Dec
21
12:00 PM12:00

Reiki Share Meetup

We offer those seeking holistic healing the opportunity to meet, converse and share the wondrous blessings of Reiki and Energetic Healing Meditation.

Open to everyone, our Reiki Share brings together Reiki and Energy Healing Practitioners of all levels as well as those desiring to experience the healing powers of Reiki and Energy Healing for the first time.


Sign up to let us know your coming!


Reiki ["ray-key"] is a technique for natural healing. This Japanese term means Universal Life Force Energy. It is a holistic, hands-on healing system that touches all levels: body, mind, and spirit.

Reiki is gentle and non-invasive. It enhances the body's natural ability to heal itself and is a powerful way to relieve stress and promote wellness.

Our Circles are a gathering of Reiki Practitioners and those from other modalities who wish to come together to continue learning and share their healing experiences. Participating in a Circle is a wonderful way to share Energy Healing with others, honor ourselves as healers as well as to introduce various healing systems to those who have never experienced them before.

Click here to learn more about Reiki from the International Center for Reiki Training.

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Dec
21
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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Dec
25
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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

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

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
27
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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Dec
28
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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Jan
1
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jan
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Jan
3
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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Jan
4
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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Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Marketing for People Who Don't Like Marketing
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Marketing for People Who Don't Like Marketing

For consultative professionals in charge of their own marketing. Realtors, financial advisors, coaches of all varieties in the first 2-5 years of business. This is not for corporate.

Do you avoid your marketing? You are not alone. However, your business will fizzle out and disappear unless you embrace this. The good news is, you don’t have to do it like everyone else. In fact, that’s what got you in trouble in the first place.

Instead, what if your marketing were a natural extension of who you truly are? What if it felt simple and authentic to do? And what if your marketing created deep trust and respect, right from the get-go?

In this talk, I share 3 Keys to Loving Your Marketing that will get you thinking differently about your entire approach to outreach. From case studies of successful professionals to a chance meeting with your secret Innate Marketing Genius (turns out, we all have one!) and perhaps a laugh or two, we’ll cover all of this and more. Nope, this isn’t your typical marketing chat! What’s for sure is you will walk away knowing your particular genius type and how it will simplify your marketing right away.

Interested? Register here.

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ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

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

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

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

Signup: https://bostonspeaks.com/school/attention

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

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Branchfood Community Table
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Branchfood Community Table
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Branchfood Community Table
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
May
2
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Branchfood Community Table
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Fab + Friends Holiday Party

  • Fab @ CIC - Anchor & Render 1st floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for some end-of-year cheer and made-in-fab holiday delights. We'll show off some of the exciting new technology in our space, feature local artists and makers who can rescue you from holiday shopping stress, engage you in a community hands-on collaboration and serve up refreshments from every season of the year. Most importantly, Fab members and our greater fab family can connect and unwind over our shared passion for making.

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Dec
7
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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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

BostonSpeaksSeries: How to Become a Video Influencer

What does it take to be an influencer and more importantly, how do you do it on video? Explore the tactics, gain tips and even take a video or two today so you can start creating a bigger impact on video. Join us for our December's BostonSpeaksSeries on How To Be A Video Influencer.

Video is the biggest craze right now. Are you taking advantage of it as a business professional or entrepreneur? Do you know how to you can create more impact through video? In this panel, learn what does it take to become a influencer on video!

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Learn the secrets to becoming an influencer on video

  • Learn the most common mistakes people make when it comes to video and using on different social media platforms

  • Build relationships and network with business professionals and entrepreneurs from Boston

  • Q/A with panelists

AGENDA:

8:00-8:15 AM: Breakfast, Networking, Chit-Chats

8:15-8:20 AM: Introductions/Announcements

8:20-8:45 AM: Breakout Sessions

8:45-9:45 AM: Panel Discussion

9:45-10:00 AM: Closing, Shout-outs, Networking

For more information and to RSVP here: https://bostonspeaks.com/bostonspeaksseries/

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Dec
6
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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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Gifts That Do Good Holiday Market & Party

Spread good cheer and positive impact with your holiday shopping!

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

After completing your holiday shopping, stay for the Impact Hub Boston Holiday Party just down the hall, running 6pm to 9pm! We’ll be celebrating a wonderful 2018 with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Boston’s home for positive change.

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Branchfood Community Table
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

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

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

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Bioverse Boston: 3D Bioprinting Meetup for Bio-Enthusiasts & Pioneers
Dec
5
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. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Register here!

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Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority

Toastmasters is an educational organization whose members practice public speaking and learn leadership skills. Oratory Authority is run by volunteers who share an interest in improving their communication skills.  We meet during lunch hour, and have many attendees who work in the area. Our group is filled mostly with professionals who enjoy listening to the vibrant speeches or participating in interesting Tabletopics.  Meetings are fast paced and are completed in under an hour. Oratory Authority meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:00 at a downtown Boston location. We are open to the public and happily welcome all guests.

For more information, go to: https://9351.toastmastersclubs.org/

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

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

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

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

How to integrate Data Visualization and UX into a Product team

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

Many product organizations struggle to integrate analytics and design functions in their product teams. The SHYFT Analytics Design team will tell their story about how they brought UX and Data Visualization together within their product team.

They will discuss their experience creating reusable design systems for data visualization and establishing an interaction paradigm that uses chart visual hierarchy in support of specific user tasks. They will also talk about building a design team in an enterprise tech company, and how company values influence design choices.

Mark Schindler will lead a brief intro discussion about the challenges many organizations face in this space, and then pass it off to our evening’s speakers.

About SHYFT:
SHYFT Analytics is a Waltham-based software platform company, providing commercial and clinical analytics for global life sciences companies. Earlier this year, SHYFT was acquired by Medidata. More about the company at https://www.shyftanalytics.com/

About our presenters:
Alex Sitbon is Head of Product Management & Design at SHYFT/Medidata. He is responsible to defining and driving the organization’s product vision. He led the creation of the SHYFT Design Team and instilled a user-centric culture to creating enterprise software. Previously, Alex ran commercial due diligences for private equity firms looking to fund life science organizations. He earned a master’s degree in Finance from Brandeis University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandresitbon/

Erica Gunn is a data visualization designer at SHYFT/Medidata, where she creates systems to connect pharmaceutical databases to client tasks in generalized and reusable ways. She received her MFA in information design from Northeastern University in 2017. In a previous life, Erica was a research scientist and college chemistry professor. https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-gunn-7259809/

Pouya Shabanpour is a user experience designer at SHYFT/Medidata. He has been trying to apply user experience design/research methods in challenging B2B environments such as financial systems, healthcare, or pharmaceutical data analytics. He earned his master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design and MBA from Bentley University. http://www.linkedin.com/in/pshabanpour

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Dec
4
5:45 PM17:45

Everything Is My Fault! - Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Whether you are a leader in your organization, church, school or even dodgeball team there is one fundamental truth. Regardless of if you succeed or fail, everything is your fault. All of it! True leaders embody key characteristics that allow them to not only own the successes and failures, navigate the lessons learned and lead their teams in all industries into the future.

This Toastmasters International workshop, Characteristics of EffectiveLeaders, will not only teach you the qualities & principles of a leader, but give you insight on your own leadership style and capabilities to help you adapt to teams of many different diverse make ups.

Agenda:

- Doors Open: 5:45 pm

- Workshop 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

- Q&A of Toastmasters & Closing: 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm


RSVP here:

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

FinTech: Creative Destruction - Boston

FinTech: Creative Destruction

It is not news that technology is upending finance and destroying traditional finance roles and creating new ones. In this class, Professor Steven Zitzer will illustrate what’s happening in FinTech by looking at four case studies across a diverse landscape:

  • Cryptocurrencies - How to value something virtual that doesn’t pay anything?

  • Robo-Advising – What competitive strategy can teach us about the “stack”.

  • Payments – How disruptive innovation might have predicted the success of M-Pesa.

  • Crowdfunding – Are investing crowds wise or mad?

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Professor Steven Zitzer has been adjunct professor of FinTech at IE since 2017, teaching both cryptocurrency/ICO and robo- advisory electives.  Searching for the next big thing in finance, he began intensively researching the FinTech space in 2012, and launched a pioneering FinTech course in Spain in 2013.  As a private investor, Prof. Zitzer has invested in US platforms and European FinTech startups.  Previously, he held various investment banking, advisory and investment management roles on Wall St., London and Madrid.  Prof. Zitzer has a BA in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California (Berkeley) and an MBA from Yale University.

Interested? Register here.

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Biomaterials Workshop

In our third open-house workshop, the Biomaterials working group will show you how to create materials recipes from locally abundant ingredients from our earth's living systems. We will share documentation standards so that your recipe can be replicated and iterated upon by participants in the working group.

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Nov
30
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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Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

Joy to the Solopreneur: End-of-Year Money Tips that will Make You Rejoice!

As the end of 2018 is upon us, THIS is the time for solo business owners to start thinking about how to maximize their revenue, get their books in order, and close out the year on a high.

Join us for this interactive session with expert small business financial consultant and accountant, Michelle Vilms to learn:

  • How to organize your financial information to save time and money

  • To create a dashboard of your revenue and expenses

  • To use 2018 numbers to set goals for 2019 and make predictions

You should definitely attend this session if you are:

  • A brand new business owner wanting to ‘get it right’ the first time

  • Find yourself constantly overwhelmed by your bookkeeping, and dread this time of year

  • Know you could be doing your books a bit better, but just never seem to get around to it..

About the Presenter:

“Data collected is powerful. It’s not just a point in time, it’s a collection of time. And I’ve seen that work for people.” - Michelle Vilms, CFO and Founder, Vilms Consulting

For Michelle Vilms, it’s not just about the numbers. It’s about the transformative effect those numbers can have on a business when they’re organized and simplified.

“The part that excites me is that training and the way that people flourish in their own passion,” says Michelle. “We’re really empowering them to make really great business decisions.”

Michelle marries the newest technologies with a tried-and-true human approach to accounting, giving clients the keys to their own businesses.

It’s an approach she’s spent decades perfecting. Michelle has over twenty years of diverse experience in financial management as well as board experience with nonprofit organizations.

Michelle is a QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor. She earned her BS in Accountancy from Long Island University and her MBA from Babson College.

Interested? Register here.

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Nov
29
3:00 PM15:00

Top 3 Mistakes Solopreneurs Make -- and How You Can Avoid Them

Do you ever feel like there must be an easier way to grow your business?

Does it ever feel ‘too hard’ and like you just must be missing some obvious secret to success?

Do you wish you knew some of the tips, tricks and hacks that would help you get more clients, get more visibility, and make more money?

The truth is, many solopreneurs are leaving money on the table because they’ve been misinformed about how business works, what’s possible for a solo business owner, and how much they can earn.

In this session, we’ll debunk some of the biggest myths about business, and learn how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes solo business owners make at every stage of growth.

You should attend this session if you:

  • Feel like you’re busy all the time, but still not earning enough money

  • Aren’t sure where to find new clients, or keep the ones you’ve got

  • Have ever heard yourself saying ‘People just don’t have the budget for that.’

  • Are captured by one or two clients, and struggling to keep your pipeline full

  • Have stopped having fun, and feel like everything you do in your business is a slog.

You will learn how to:

  • Create an offering that attracts your ideal customer

  • Read the market accurately so you can charge what you’re worth

  • Have more fun doing more of the work you love, and less of what you don’t!

Here's what previous attendees have said about 3 Top Mistakes Solopreneurs Make:
"I would recommend to anyone who is starting a business."
"Very insightful session!"

About the Presenter

Victoria Dew, SCMP -- Dewpoint Communications
Victoria knows first-hand how challenging being a solopreneur can be, and is an expert at helping others to navigate their way through the highs and lows of building a business. She is a certified business coach, and helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs build profitable companies that are aligned with their values and life goals. Learn more here.

Interested? Sign up here.

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Nov
29
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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Nov
29
to Nov 30

2-day Facilitative Leadership® Workshop

Effective leaders inspire people to take initiative, hold themselves accountable, and work with other to achieve results that matter. Over 250,000 people around the world have learned the Seven Practices of Facilitative Leadership® to tap the power of participation and engagement – and guided their teams to results that really matter. Join Interaction Associates at our 2-day Facilitative Leadership® Workshop where Project Managers and HR Professionals can earn credits from the Performance Management Institute and HRCI. 

Workshop participants will learn how to:  

  • Spark enthusiasm and productivity with an inspiring vision.

  • Focus on the work process, group relationships and business results to create outstanding success.

  • Involve stakeholders (including team members) appropriately, creating strong ownership of strategies, tactics and results.

  • Design powerful pathways to action to help strategic initiatives succeed.

  • Facilitate agreement among involved stakeholders for smoother implementation.

  • Celebrate success and accomplishments to create a satisfying work environment.

Full price for a workshop seat is $1950

We offer a 20% discount to anyone who registers through your link. Enter IA20 at checkout.

Registration link: http://bit.ly/CambFLNov29-30

Link to our website in case you need it: http://interactionassociates.com/events/facilitative-leadership

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Unity Group Meetup: Demo Night!

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
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Hi BUG! Are you working on any cool Unity projects? Looking for feedback or an audience to demo your Unity projects to? Are you interested in checking out what other devs are working on with Unity? You're formally invited to join us for our November 2018 BUG Demo Night! Feel free to bring a Unity project to demo or just checkout what others are working on!

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

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

S.T.E.A.M. and Soviet Diaspora in US Science and Entrepreneurship- Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the contributions of technology professionals from the former Soviet Union in the US innovation economy, and the role of the arts and creative culture in inspiring their scientific and entrepreneurial achievements.

5:30 Registration, networking. 
6:00 Speaker intros, Panel Discussion
7:00 Q&A
7:15 Reception

This event is presented in connection with the publication of the book Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy - Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting, and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which features interviews with three of the panelists, and is co-authored by the fourth. Boris Perlovsky, Director at CIC, will moderate the discussion and Q&A. Hammer and Silicon coauthors Sheila Puffer and Daniel McCarthy will also be in attendance.

Speaker bios:

DAVID GAMARNIK is a mathematician and actor based in Boston. Hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, he is a professor of operations research at MIT by day and in the past worked for IBM. He has trained as an actor and is a member of Boston's Arlekin Theater, where he has participated in numerous productions, most notably in the lead role of the critically acclaimed staging of A Dead Man's Diary.

DANIEL SATINSKY, co-author of Hammer and Silicon, is an American technology executive based in Boston. For more than 20 years, Satinsky has been engaged in technology-related Russian business projects, market entry for both Russian and U.S. companies, thought leadership on Russian-American economic issues, and building practical business networks. He has participated personally in three startups and advised established companies.

VLADIMIR TORCHILIN is a leading biochemist and pharmacologist as well as art collector and author of numerous books of creative fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Born in Moscow, he began his career in the Soviet Union, receiving the Lenin Prize in Science and Technology (the highest prize in the USSR) before emigrating to the US. He is a professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. He and his wife have an extensive art collection focused primarily on the works of artists from the Russian empire and Soviet Union.

ANNA WINESTEIN is an art historian and arts entrepreneur based in Boston, who also happens to be a reformed economist. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in a science and technology family that also had a multi-generational art collection, she grew up in Brookline, MA. She is the Founding Executive Director of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and has published widely on art and culture of the Russian and Soviet empires. She has curated numerous international exhibitions and is a member of the FabLab at CIC Boston.

BORIS PERLOVSKY is a driver of entrepreneurial business, technology, arts, and the greater community. Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, he grew up with influence from across Russian and American capital centers. He is a Director at CIC, and as one of it's first employees built its original core technology systems, driven it's role in engaging the greater arts community, co-lead the opening of CIC Boston, and spearheaded innovative projects such as CIC's FabLab and partnership with MassRobotics.

The event is organized by CIC Boston and Fab@CIC together with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative.

Interested? Register here.

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
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Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Nov
27
3:30 PM15:30

Startupalooza

Startupalooza™ is a unique pitching contest where all start ups are ranked by our Investors. The winner gets up to $4500 in prizes which includes a ticket to the bimonthly major Investment event, Private Equity Forum at the Yale Club.

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The Art of the Possible: Innovation for Life Sciences
Nov
26
4:30 PM16:30

The Art of the Possible: Innovation for Life Sciences

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Innovative technologies, groundbreaking therapies, and the consumerization of healthcare are just a few of the factors impacting organizations today. With the multitude of rapid changes affecting the industry, the opportunity exists to rethink traditional business models within the life sciences ecosystem and create new value.

Please join us for an engaging discussion that explores these disruptors and focuses on how the life sciences community in Massachusetts is paving the way for local and global change.

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