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Closing Keynote (Jody Rose) and Party

  • CIC Boston 50 Milk Street, Lighthouse Suite, 20th fl Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

This event is 21+.

After about 50+ events, 200+ incredible speakers, and thousands of attendees from the startup community in Boston and beyond, it's time to bring the second annual Startup Boston week to a close.

Join us on Friday, September 14th for our closing party! Featuring one last speaker to learn from at Startup Boston, and so many of the peers, mentors, and community members you'll want to keep learning from until the next. Network with other founders, investors, and startup talent. Start the weekend with great conversations, a celebration of Boston's amazing startup community, and being a part of making it more so.

This event is part of the Startup Community track at Startup Boston 2018.

Our Keynote Speaker:

Jody Rose - President, The New England Venture Capital Association

Jody Rose is the President of the New England Venture Capital Association where she works in partnership with the venture and startup communities on initiatives that position New England as the best region in the world for entrepreneurs and investors. A native New Yorker, Jody has held executive-level roles with both enterprise corporations and lean startups, focusing primarily on corporate development in mobile, eCommerce and digital media. In 2015, Jody served as the SVP of Corporate Development and Digital Strategy at Blueprint NYC, an event production agency based in New York. Prior, Jody led National Mobile and Brand Partnerships for micro-location mobile marketing platform, Swirl Networks. Before joining Swirl, Jody served as Director of National Brand Partnerships at Rue La La, where she was responsible for leading brand relationships with a focus on driving new customer acquisition for national partners. She was one of four employees to launch a new division of Rue La La (Rue Local) and was responsible for leading the launch of their first local market and national strategy. Jody began her career in cable and telecommunications, where she held multiple sales and marketing positions, and quickly rose through the ranks at powerhouses such as MTV Networks, The Food Network, and HGTV. Jody’s experience also includes numerous board positions within the telecommunications and media industries.

Jody currently serves on the board of directors for My Sister’s Keeper – a humanitarian organization focused on educating and financially empowering women in South Sudan; is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum; and is a member of The Boston Foundation’s Innovation Economy Leadership Council. In 2016 Jody received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Mount Ida College, was named by The Boston Business Journal as a member of The BBJ’s Power 50: The Game Changers, and most recently co-founded Hack.Diversity – a program that tackles the underrepresentation of Blacks and Latinos in Boston’s Innovation Economy. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Ad Club’s Rosoff Award for visionary empowerment of diversity.

This is a Startup Boston event.

Startup Boston is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 10-14th, 2018, Startup Boston brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.

Earlier Event: September 14
Pitch Feedback Workshop
Later Event: September 14
Wine Down