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May
30
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Night

  • 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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The Rise of Life Science Eco-system in Japan: KOBE - Bayer Partnership
Jun
1
2:30 PM14:30

The Rise of Life Science Eco-system in Japan: KOBE - Bayer Partnership

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Keynote Speeches (14:30~16:30) 

  • Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

  • Director

  • 2018 Physiology and Medicine Nobel Prize Winner

  • Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D

  • Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster Department

  • Biomedical Innovation cluster and Business Promotion Headquarters

  • Director

  • Mr. Masafumi Mieno

  • Bayer Yakuhin Co. Ltd.

  • Head, Open Innovation Center Japan

  • Shunichi Takahashi, Ph.D.

  • Sysmex America, Inc.

  • Projects Corporate R&D Center Americas

  • Director

  • Grace (Hiroko) Yamazaki, Ph.D.

  • Coming soon!

Short Presentations by Kobe and Japanese Start-Up Companies (16:30~17:30) 

Networking Reception ~Enjoy Genuine Japanese Cuisine !~ (17:30~19:00) 

  • Sponsor: Kobe City, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe, Bayer Yakuhin Co. Ltd.

  • Co-Sponsor:Consulate-General of Japan in Boston

  • Cooperation:JETRO, Sysmex Corporation


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Startupalooza!
May
23
3:30 PM15:30

Startupalooza!

Digital Media - High Tech - Healthcare

Every Start-Up gets to pitch before our team of Investors.

The audience finds out what's coming up in the market and what VCs are really looking for!

Join us for a chance to get funded. Previous winners like Alyce got $500.000, SeedCX received funding offers from 2 of the judges and $1.25 million toward their first round. PrettySImple and HigherMe together, received over $250,000. So far, 3 of our presenting companies have been funded and 2 are under consideration. Nomi Beauty got $250,000 and EventCombo in NY recently 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. 

Capital Raising Pitch Workshop: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Angel VC Pitching: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

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May
23
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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Aiforia Inc. Deep Learning Neuroscience and Hands on Workshop
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Aiforia Inc. Deep Learning Neuroscience and Hands on Workshop

Join us for an evening of networking, deep learning with light snacks and some local drinks.   Where we will start the evening with a  customer talk focused on Neuroscience.  Anna-Maija Penttinen, from Université de Montréal will present “Implementation of deep learning neural networks to count dopamine neurons in an experimental model of Parkinson’s disease”

We will then transition over to pathology for the second part of the workshop will help you to understand and deploy live in real time your own Deep Learning Neural Network with ‘Aiforia Create’.   With this hands-on experience, you can be sure you walk away knowing how to achieve precise active annotations and understanding how different annotation mistakes affect your results.

The hands-on part is run as a friendly competition and the lowest error rate walks away with a prize and bragging rights.

Takeaways

  • A road map for implementation of Deep Learning solutions for your Digital Pathology workflow.

  • A deep understanding of the importance of ‘high quality, not high quantity’ of training data.

  • Understand how to structure algorithms,

  • Train your own Deep Learning Neural Network, Live, On the Premises.

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May
16
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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Boston QSP Presents: Modeling & Simulation in Drug Development
May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Boston QSP Presents: Modeling & Simulation in Drug Development

Combining experimental knowledge and computational modeling is instrumental to understanding physical, biological, and physiological processes on a deeper level. Join us on May 15th, for our regular bi-monthly May event "QSP in Drug Development", featuring Dr. Murat Cirit, Director of Translational Center of Tissue Chip Technologies (TC2T) at MIT. The talk is titled "Merging Human-relevant in-vitro Models with Quantitative Systems Pharmacology."

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May
9
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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Unleashing the Quiet Strength Within
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Unleashing the Quiet Strength Within

Women in NAAAP and Professional Development Committees present the "Unleashing the Quiet Strength Within" workshop.

DESCRIPTION:
We often think of successful speakers and leaders as needing to be the one’s who engage a room with their gregarious personalities. But introverts have a unique value to add. Learn what that is and how to bring it to life in yourself. This interactive workshop also helps extroverts understand the value-add of their counterparts.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Introverts =) and people on any personality spectrum who love to grow personally and professionally

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
-Why quiet strengths are needed in the world
-How to harness the quiet strengths to connect with teammates, clients, and stakeholders
-How to reframe any situation as an opportunity for innovation, growth, and support

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Maritime Innovation Showcase
Apr
30
5:30 PM17:30

Maritime Innovation Showcase

On April 30th, SeaAhead will host an intimate gathering bringing together key leaders from across the maritime industry. As part of this event, we will be joining with Venture Café to open up at the end of the day for an engaging session with some of the brightest minds in Boston’s tech community — including flash talks from innovative new companies as well as reverse pitches from industry. RSVP to join us at this event.

Early-stage companies relevant to the shipping, ports and offshore wind industries that would like to present as part of this showcase can click here to submit their information for consideration.

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Boston QSP Presents: Innovation in BioPharma & Digital Health
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Boston QSP Presents: Innovation in BioPharma & Digital Health

We are working hard to bring to you our new event series: Innovation in BioPharma & Digital health. We are now glad to announce that the inaugural event is scheduled for April 10, 2019 and our distinguished guest speaker is going to be Dr. Peter Bergethon, Head, Quantitative Medicine and Clinical Technologies at Biogen.

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Quantitative Pharmacology: A Pillar for Translational Research
Mar
20
5:00 PM17:00

Quantitative Pharmacology: A Pillar for Translational Research

The application of interdisciplinary quantitative & systems pharmacology (QSP) research has been instrumental in drug discovery and development. Boston QSP is proud to organize the upcoming March Bimonthly Event featuring Dr. Gianluca Nucci, Head of Early Clinical Development Clinical Pharmacology, Pfizer, and one of the advisors on the Scientific Advisory Board of Boston QSP. The talk is entitled "Quantitative Pharmacology: A Pillar for Translational Research."

Location: Cambridge Innovation Center 1 Broadway · Cambridge, MA Event Date: March 20th, 2019

The venue sponsor is the Cambridge Innovation Center, and the event is sponsored by Pfizer.

Event Schedule

5:00-5:30 pm: Registration

5:30-6:20 pm: Room: Havana. Talk by Gianluca Nucci followed by Q&A
Talk Title: Quantitative Pharmacology: A Pillar for Translational Research

6:20-7:30 pm: Room: Venture Cafe. Networking + food + drinks

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A Master Class in AI : Ten innovations in Natural Language Processing
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

A Master Class in AI : Ten innovations in Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing (NLP) is an area of artificial intelligence that helps computers understand and interpret human language. Innovations in Artificial intelligence, deep learning and compuational hardware is helping make major strides in NLP research. While the applications are many, it is important to understand the kinds of problems NLP techniques can help solve.

In this master class, we will introduce ten key NLP techniques that are predominantly used in the industry.

- Question Answering
- Neural Machine Translation
- Topic Summarization
- Natural Language Inference
- Semantic Role Labeling
- Text Classification
- Sentiment Analysis
- Relation extraction
- Goal-Oriented Dialogue
- Semantic Parsing

We will also illustrate a case study on NLP in Python using the QuSandbox.

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Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Feb
14
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

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

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

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Future of Finance: ERP
Jan
30
9:00 AM09:00

Future of Finance: ERP

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

This roundtable discussion will kick off around ERP platforms, hurdles to change, managing R&D, and benefits to cloud solutions and then be turned over to the group to table the topics of their choosing.

We believe this is a great opportunity to get an understanding of Oracle, SAP, and Workday offerings and share experiences with life sciences peers.

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Branchfood Presents: The Future of Cannabis
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Branchfood Presents: The Future of Cannabis

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

The Future of Cannabis: Panel Discussion & Networking Event

If you weren't convinced that we are in the early stages of a cannabis boom unlike any other in history, then consider these stats:

  • In 2017, sales of medical and recreational cannabis in the U.S. were nearly nine times higher than Oreo cookies.

  • The Cannabis industry is on track to add as many as 340,000 full-time jobs by 2022.

  • In 2018, the marijuana industry created an estimated $28B-$34B in economic impact.

  • Total demand for marijuana in the U.S., including the black market, is around $52.5 billion.

At Branchfood we've seen plenty of new products making their way into the home. Cannabis is quickly advancing in both medicinal and leisure markets and some experts predict cannabis will develop into a craft industry similar to microbreweries and craft distilleries. Many options for infused food, drink, and personal care products made with cannabis derivatives like CBD and hemp are just the beginning. With so much innovation underway, 2019 will surely be the biggest year yet for industry development and maturation.

In continuation of our ongoing Future of Food panel series, we'll bring together leading industry experts for a discussion and networking event on the future of cannabis to understand the past, present, and future of the industry. Join us for this event and brush up on the latest on this fast-moving sector.

About the panelists

Charles Finnie

Chief Strategy Officer at Marimed Advisors

Charles Finnie leads corporate strategy, M&A, and investments at MariMed Advisors. MariMed designs, develops, finances, and optimizes the success of licensed medical cannabis cultivation, production, and dispensary facilities through its validated management. MariMed's team has developed or is in the process of developing state-of-the art regulatory-compliant facilities in Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. MariMed's facilities are models of excellence in horticultural principals, marijuana production, product development, and dispensary operations. In addition, MariMed is on the forefront of precision dosed branded products for the treatment of specific medical symptoms. Prior to his work at MariMed, Mr. Finnie was Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Roth Capital Partners, covering consumer health and wellness, specifically focusing on cannabis. He was Wall Street’s only research analyst focused solely on cannabis where he researched every major cannabis company in North America and was involved in launching some of the industry’s biggest players. He has over 25 years’ experience as an analyst and investor in emerging technology and energy companies.

Katrina Yolen

Senior Vice President of Marketing at Curaleaf

Katrina leads all marketing initiatives for Curaleaf. Curaleaf, Inc. is the largest multi-state operator in the fast-growing U.S. cannabis industry. Vertically integrated in 10 states, Curaleaf is rapidly expanding across the U.S. in states wherecannabis is legal. With over 25 dispensaries, Curaleaf operates the largest branded retail network and dispenses its own brand of Curaleaf premium medical cannabis products. Curaleaf medical cannabis is known for quality, safety and innovation, and is available in multiple productformats to meet a variety of consumer needs. Curaleaf is an industry leader in cultivation,processing, product development, and advocacy. Katrina is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working in mid-sized and large consumer packaged goods companies, as well as in startups. Prior to Curaleaf, Ms. Yolen served as Vice President of Marketing at Dancing Deer Baking Co., Director of Marketing at Weetabix North America, and held senior marketing roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Kraft Foods.

Patrick Connolly

Partner at Foley Hoag

Patrick is a partner in Foley Hoag's Business Department. Attorneys in Foley Hoag’s cannabis practice have unique insight and experience to assist cannabis and cannabis-related operators and investors with all aspects of their business from corporate formation and transactions, employment matters, intellectual property matters including trademarks, banking and finance issues, FDA and FTC compliance, legislative issues, business and regulatory disputes, and real estate transactions. They have experience obtaining state licenses and local approvals. In addition, they have represented both buyers and sellers of cannabis businesses as well as investors. They also advise clients regarding industrial hemp and CBD products. Patrick maintains a diverse business practice, focused on advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth clients on early-stage business matters, angel and venture financing, commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to emerging growth company clients, Patrick has represented a variety of investors in venture capital transactions.


Schedule

  • Networking and Arrival at 6:00 pm

  • Panel Discussion bagins at 6:30 pm

  • Q&A Session begins at 7:30 pm

  • Event ends at 8:30 pm

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AI in Finance: What Every Financial Executive Needs to Know
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

AI in Finance: What Every Financial Executive Needs to Know

2019 is going to be the year when AI will hit the headlines on the value AI and Machine Learning will revolutionize the financial services.
Technical concepts deeply embedded in conference papers are finally being realized and implemented in software frameworks and libraries.

As we kickoff QuantUniversity’s meetups for 2019, we will bring our perspective on the value of AI and how it is changing the financial services industry. Topics include:

- A brief history and introduction to AI
- Separating Robotic process Automation, Machine Learning and AI
- Case studies and Examples
- Challenges and Frontier Topics

This meetup is a preview of QuantUniversity’s 2-day workshop on AI and Machine Learning in Finance
http://www.analyticscertificate.com/MachineLearning/ ) coming up on 23rd and 24th of January in Boston and Online

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Quantitative & Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in Personalized Medicine
Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

Quantitative & Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in Personalized Medicine

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

Boston! We are preparing to ring in a new year with a fresh start and celebration with fellow Boston QSP community members in an evening of sharing, learning, and socializing. We will welcome two distinguished speakers Dr. Athanasios (Sakis) Mantalaris, Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biochemical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory, and Dr. Nicki Panoskaltsis, Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.

Talk title: Model-Based Personalized and Optimized Chemo-Immunotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

For more details (Speaker Detail and Talk Abstract), please visit Boston QSP News & Blogs.

https://www.bostonqsp.org/single-post/2018/12/17/Boston-QSP-January-2019-Event-Announcement

Event Schedule

5:00-5:30 pm: Registration

5:30-6:20 pm: Room: Havana. Talk followed by Q&A

6:20-7:30 pm: Room: Venture Cafe. Networking + food + drinks

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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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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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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
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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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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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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Modeling and Simulation in Drug Development
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Modeling and Simulation in Drug Development

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

Boston! Our November Seminar & Mixer event "Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in Drug Development" will welcome Dr. Karim Azer, Head of QSP and DMPK Modeling at Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute.

Event Schedule

5:00-5:30 pm: Registration

5:30-6:20 pm: Room: Havana. Talk followed by Q&A

6:20-7:30 pm: Room: Venture Cafe. Networking + food + drinks

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Innovation in Caregiving Conference
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Innovation in Caregiving Conference

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

Background

Given the growth of the 66M caregivers in America, and the strong desire of families to age at home, caregivers are overwhelmingly burned out and under supported. 71% of caregivers are interested in using technology to support aging but only 7% of caregivers use technology. This presents a core problem in working with caregivers. Health care is difficult. We work in an industry where the payer (insurer), customer (clinician), distributor (pharmacy), and end user (patient or caregiver) are separate. Unsurprisingly, health care can feel siloed.

Changing health care is also difficult. Solutions may never find willing customers. Clinicians may have no incentive to try a new system on top of their already full workloads. Yet, with these challenges, there are moments when silos are broken down and scalable solutions are discovered: solutions that are beneficial for payers, beneficial for the health system, and most importantly beneficial for the patient.

Our Vision

Our vision for the inaugural Innovation in Caregiving Conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals, such that silos are broken down, in order to uncover solutions centered around family and professional caregivers that have strong incentives for multiple health care stakeholders.

Target Audience

The target audience of the conference are payer, managed care, and health system executives looking for innovative solutions that work with caregivers to lower health care costs and the opportunity to learn about best practices in supporting caregivers. The target audience is also entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors interested in building or growing solutions in the caregiver space. Lastly, the target audience covers practitioners implementing solutions to support caregivers.

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AutoML 101: Introduction & Case Study
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

AutoML 101: Introduction & Case Study

As per Wikipedia:
"Automated machine learning (AutoML) is the process of automating the end-to-end process of applying machine learning to real-world problems. In a typical machine learning application, practitioners must apply the appropriate data pre-processing, feature engineering, feature extraction, and feature selection methods that make the dataset amenable for machine learning. Following those preprocessing steps, practitioners must then perform algorithm selection and hyperparameter optimization to maximize the predictive performance of their final machine learning model. As many of these steps are often beyond the abilities of non-experts, AutoML was proposed as an artificial intelligence-based solution to the ever-growing challenge of applying machine learning. Automating the end-to-end process of applying machine learning offers the advantages of producing simpler solutions, faster creation of those solutions, and models that often outperform models that were designed by hand."

In this talk we will discuss how QuSandbox and the Model Analytics Studio can be used in the selection of machine learning models.

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AI and Design: AI Meets Creativity
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

AI and Design: AI Meets Creativity

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

What's the latest AI applied to creativity, what are the core problems being solved? What tech can be taken advantage of immediately?

Brennan White
CEO of Cortex

Founder of the leading AI storytelling platform, Cortex, Brennan has worked with global enterprises worldwide to introduce AI technology and AI-supported processes into their creative business units for four years. Prior to that Brennan worked as a creative at the digital agency he founded that has been on the INC 5000 several years in a row.

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