This week Fort Point is on point, and interesting conversations abound throughout Greater Boston! Check out our top picks for public panels, presentations, and networking events in this edition of The Week Ahead!
Welcome Summer – Business Networking
Who: Mass Professional Networking and UR Business Network
What: Networking event for business professionals
When: 6/2/14, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 184 High Street, Boston, MA 02110 (Howl at the Moon)
Why: Kick off the summer season by networking with Boston professionals in the Financial District. Learn more about UR Business Network's business specific internet radio programming and make new connections.
UX Happy Hour
Who: UX Meetup
What: Meetup for UX professionals
When: 6/2/14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Meadhall)
Why: Drop by Meadhall and mingle with other Boston professionals working on UX, design, and more. Meet developers and talk with others interested in UX in a casual setting.
How to Fundraise from Angel Investors
Who: Astia Angels and Barbara Clarke
What: Panel on fundraising
When: 6/3/14, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 (WeWork South Station)
Why: Hear from a panel of angel investors on what they look for when they consider ventures for funding. Get insight into strategies that work, then network over drinks and snacks after.
A Conversation on Civic Technology & Transportation
What: Forum on Boston's public transportation system
When: 6/3/14, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Join the discussion as panelists explore how technology can improve the oldest public transportation system in the United States. Find out more about the Open MBTA initiative and the information it provides to everyone impacted by public transit in Boston.
Kendall Square Archery Festival
Who: Full Flight Technology, LLC
What: Block party and Kickstarter launch
When: 6/4/14, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: 350 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Broad Canal Way)
Why: Eat and make merry in Kendall Square with food, music, technology and archery. Heft a bow and launch an arrow or two, then learn about Full Flight Technology's new UNO app and Kickstarter campaign.
Fort Point Tech Nights
Who: Altisource Labs and Friends of Fort Point Channel
What: Networking event in Fort Point
When: 6/4/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210 (WeWork Fort Point)
Why: Meet the companies that are breathing new life into the Fort Point district. Network with great people, enjoy local food and explore WeWork Fort Point's coworking space.
Obesity Public Forum
Who: Harvard Medical School
What: Discussion of obesity causes and treatments
When: 6/4/14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Royal Sonesta)
Why: Hear from leading experts in obesity medicine as they share their research and discuss the role of intestinal bacteria in causing and treating obesity. Ask questions and stay informed at this free and open to the public health forum.
Fenway for the Fallen
Who: Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Fund
What: Charity softball event
When: 6/6/14, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fenway Park)
Why: Join a variety of celebrities at Fenway Park as they raise awareness and funds for a memorial in Boston to honor fallen service men and women. Free and open to the public, watch the game and show veterans and active military appreciation for their service.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press