Welcome back to another edition of our weekly event roundup for the Greater Boston area. This week, we're exploring a world of connections between science, technology and finance. All that and more is in store for The Week Ahead!
Monday, October 13th, 2014
Engineering New Microbial Life Forms
Who: Science in the News
What: Discussion with Dr. Nikhil Nair
When: 10/13/14, 6:30pm
Where: 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144 (The Burren)
Why: Join Science by the Pint to learn more about biological systems and their impact on human life. Hear from Dr. Nikhil Nair as he shares his cutting edge research and enjoy networking over drinks.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Boston Tech Breakfast
Who: Boston Tech Breakfast
What: Tech product showcases and networking
When: 10/14/14, 8:00am
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Get together with Boston area techies, designers and entrepreneurs for breakfast and a handful of show and tell style presentations. This month, presenters include StayAtHand, Bedrock Data, UsinLife, Ostrato and Everseat.
Boston FinTech Demo Night
Who: Boston FinTech
What: Financial technology startup demos
When: 10/14/14, 5:45pm – 8:45pm
Where: 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (IBM Innovation Center)
Why: Check out how Boston’s startup scene is tackling FinTech while watching demonstrations from a half dozen of the area’s fast growing organizations. Showcase companies include peerTransfer, EidoSearch, Mavenomics, TrueCurrency, Screener.co and Cardinal Wind. Plenty of networking before and after presentations.
The Internet of Things
Who: Ascent Venture Partners
What: Panel discussion on the future of interconnectivity
When: 10/14/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Why: Listen in as a panel of experts weighs in on the potential market for Internet of Things goods and services. Gain insight into current trends and growth and discuss the possibilities that exist in the near future.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Teaching Disciplined Entrepreneurship
What: Presentation focused on entrepreneurship education
When: 10/15/14, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 9, Room 151, Cambridge, MA 02142 (MIT)
Why: Hear from Bill Aulet, Managing Director at MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, as he shares his framework for teaching entrepreneurs how to successfully start a company. Attendance can be in person at MIT or online via WebEx.
Oktoberfest Networking and Pitch
What: 5 minute pitches and networking session
When: 10/15/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 210 Broadway #201, Cambridge, MA 02139 (NGIN Workplace)
Why: Join the NGIN Workplace community as they host a session of networking and pitches. Check out NGIN’s internationally focused collaborative space, plus celebrate Oktoberfest over beer and food.
Your First Angel Check
Who: Founders Share Exchange
What: Panel discussion on venture capital
When: 10/15/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 (WeWork South Station)
Why: Hear from startups and investors as they share their experiences with venture capital investment. Plus, demos from Boston area startups and networking over food and drinks.
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Who: Massachusetts Office of Information Technology
What: Discussion on cyber security
When: 10/16/14, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 01233 (Massachusetts State House)
Why: Hear from government representatives and leading experts as they discuss the importance of cyber security. Learn about current trends and best practices to keep information and systems safe whether you’re an IT professional, small business owner, or otherwise concerned.
Budgeting and Cash Flow Management for Small Businesses
Who: Sustainable Business Network of MA
What: Workshop on budgeting
When: 10/16/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110 (Edelstein & Co.)
Why: Learn best practices for budgeting and cash flow management in this open registration session. Join other small business owners to identify new approaches to managing the ups and downs of revenue throughout the year. Plus find out how the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts supports small businesses in building and sustaining a strong local economy.