This week, we're exploring creative workspaces, the importance of customer success and every angle of growing a company. You don't want to miss The Week Ahead!
Monday, October 27th, 2014
What: Meetup for hardware startups
When: 10/27/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 35 Medford Street, Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143 (Formlabs)
Why: Get an inside look at the Formlabs workspace and network with hardware enthusiasts from around Boston over food and drinks. Plus, check out presentations from companies like Grove Labs, SunSprite and Hardware by the Numbers.
Legal Issues & Protecting Your Assets
Who: Feinberg Hanson LLP
What: Panel discussion on protecting founders’ assets
When: 10/27/14, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: One Broadway, Havana Room, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Listen in as a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and founders talk about what it takes to successfully grow and keep control of a company. Companies represented include Segterra, Quant5, Drync and more.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Who: The Customer Success Association
What: Discussion on providing value for customers
When: 10/28/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 100 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 (Rapid7)
Why: Gain insight into demonstrating value to customers that goes beyond ROI alone. Find out what has worked for companies like Rapid7 and Acquia as they share their experiences. Plus networking with other professionals who share the ideal of putting, and keeping, customers first.
What: Presentation on workspace design
When: 10/28/14, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 1 Marina Park Drive, Suite 315, Boston, MA 02210 (T3 Advisors)
Why: Join turnstone as they host a panel discussion exploring best practices for designing exciting and effective workspaces. Hear from local businesses like T3 Advisors, Mulrooney Architecture + Design and EnerNOC as they share their successes with creative spaces.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Content Marketing Forum
What: Networking event and presentation
When: 10/29/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Two Financial Center, 60 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 (KPMG)
Why: Hear from Jamie Whalen (Lionbridge) as she explores content marketing from new perspectives. Plus, networking with other content marketing professionals and an extensive open forum to discuss best practices, obstacles and advancements in the field.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Who: MITX and Matter Communications
What: Lunch and networking
When: 10/30/14, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: 580 Harrison Avenue, Suite 401, Boston, MA 02118 (Ve Interactive)
Why: Join MITX and Matter Communications for the latest iteration of their LunchSpotting series. Meet Stephen Polinsky, COO of Ve Interactive and get an inside look at the company’s space. Plus networking for the innovation economy over lunch.
Student Entrepreneur Showcase
Who: Boston New Technology and Northeastern University IDEA
What: Demos from student entrepreneurs
When: 10/30/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 346 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (Curry Student Center)
Why: Get an early glimpse of the next generation of entrepreneurs during this student showcase event. Check out demos from companies like Pickasound, Smarking and Alpha Airships and network with the tech community.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
UK / US Cyber Security Symposium
Who: The UK Science & Innovation Network, Boston
What: Discussions on cyber security
When: 10/31/14, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Where: One Broadway, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (British Consulate-General Boston)
Why: Hear from multiple expert panels as they explore the latest trends in cyber security. Explore current policy, future threats and the ever increasing power of technology.
Haunted Lunch & Learn
What: Presentation on sustainability and zombies
When: 10/31/14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Workbar Cambridge)
Why: Shawn Hesse of emersionDESIGN discusses the parallels between zombie pop culture and the real life challenges that stem from events such as power outages, food shortages, flooding and civil unrest. Find out steps that can be taken to ensure future sustainability and survival by building strong communities.