Boston's business community is well-known for having an incredible networking scene! This week, we're helping you come up with new ideas, learning to make strong connections on a personal level and celebrating great causes. You don't want to miss The Week Ahead!
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Who: Boston Design Thinking Meetup
What: Discussion on ideation
When: 9/22/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 245 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02205 (Fidelity – Center for Applied Technology)
Why: Spend your evening with designers and design thinkers from around Greater Boston. Explore how collaboration helps produce great results and network over food and drinks in the FCAT ThinkSpace.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Who: Assembly Row
What: Customer service training
When: 9/23/14, 9:00am
Where: 50 Middlesex Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145 (Community Assembly Room)
Why: Sit in on a training session with the retailers at Assembly Row as they discuss best practices for customer service. While the session is geared toward Assembly Row merchants, anyone is welcome to observe, gain insight into modern hospitality recommendations and meet the Assembly Row community.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Innovative Business Opportunities in Panama
Who: City of Knowledge
What: Introduction to business in Panama
When: 9/24/14, 7:30am – 5:00pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Meet the team from Ciudad del Saber and learn more about doing business in Panama. Hear from representatives of both Massachusetts and Panama. Plus, network with a large Panamanian delegation representing public and private sectors.
Mediabistro Networking Party
What: Networking party for the creative community
When: 9/24/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 745 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bston, MA 02111 (WeWork South Station)
Why: Enjoy light refreshments and heavy networking with Boston’s creative community. Check out the WeWork co-working space, meet professionals from around Boston and learn more about the Mediabistro network.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Cell Culture Mixer
Who: Biovest International
What: Networking event with the cell culture community
When: 9/25/14, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Why: Even if you aren’t attending the Bispecific Antibody Summit, you can still meet the best in the business. Biovest International is bringing together the cell culture community to socialize over drinks and appetizers. Meet professionals from around the world and learn more about how Biovest International helps labs innovate.
NECAT's First Anniversary Celebration
Who: New England Center for Arts and Technology
What: Celebrating NECAT's first year of operation
When: 9/25/14, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 23 Bradston Street, Boston, MA 02118 (NECAT)
Why: The New England Center for Arts & Technology has completed its first year of operation. Join the celebration as they look back on a year of impact and ahead to future success. Speakers include Will Gilson, Chef of Puritan & Company, Bill Strickland, Founder of Manchester Bidwell, and Reverend Bill Loesch.
Breaking into the Game Industry
Who: Boston Games Forum
What: Panel discussion on the game industry
When: 9/25/14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft)
Why: Hear from a well-rounded panel of experts as they share the ins and outs of designing video games for a living. Gain insight into getting started and improving your chances of success. Topics covered include goal setting, skill development, building a strong network and beyond.
Friday, September 26th, 2014
Evening of Ventures
Who: Harvard College Venture Partners
What: Conference on startups and venture capital
When: 9/26/14, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Harvard)
Why: Join Harvard College Ventures as they host panel discussions on entrepreneurship and venture capitalism. Hear from CEOs, founders and investors as they share their experiences in a pair of panels. Food, drink and networking to follow.
Vote With Your Fork Rally
Who: Let's Talk About Food
What: Public forum on food policy
When: 9/26/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Trinity Church)
Why: Let’s Talk About Food is giving you the chance to have your voice heard when it comes to good food policies. Learn more about the food system, hear from various state legislators and find out why you need to Vote With Your Fork.