Fall is the best season for networking events in Greater Boston! This week, we're exploring everything from economics to upcycling and exit strategies to public spaces. There's a lot to like about The Week Ahead!
Monday, September 15th, 2014
Economics, But Not as You Know It
Who: Global Development and Environment Institute
What: Presentation on economics
When: 9/15/14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: 170 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 (Tufts University Fletcher School)
Why: Hear from expert economist Ha-Joon Chang as he discusses economics and various theories behind the topic. Get an understanding of how economics impact our daily lives and an introduction to understanding the global implications that matter most.
The Geography of Knowledge
What: Discussion on innovation in biotech
When: 9/15/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 610 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Pfizer)
Why: Join Harvard Business School's Professor Gary Pisano as he explores the importance of location as it relates to innovative biotechnology and healthcare. Open reception and networking to follow.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Who: Greenovate Boston
What: Panel discussion on upcycling
When: 9/16/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Listen in as a panel of entrepreneurs share insight into upcycling in Boston. Find out more about the upcycling process, and how anyone can participate and have an immediate impact.
Boston New Tech 45
Who: Boston New Technology Meetup
What: September product showcase
When: 9/16/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 (Foley Hoag)
Why: Discover seven tech products from Boston's best companies, and network with the Greater Boston startup community. This month, products range from sandwich apps to privacy platforms...and everything in between.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
A Pitch for All Seasons
What: Panel discussion on pitching
When: 09/17/14, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210 (WeWork Fort Point)
Why: From angel investors to successful founders, get an inside look at pitching from all angles. Discover how to create the perfect promotional presentation for your business, and get your specific questions answered by a group of seasoned veterans.
Junior Developer Meet & Greet
Who: General Assembly
What: Junior developer portfolio presentations
When: 9/17/14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210 (General Assembly)
Why: Check out the new crop of GA graduates in this meet and greet session with ready to hire junior developers. Find your next employee and discover everything General Assembly has to offer.
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Who: Italian Consulate in Boston and Professionisti Italiani a Boston
What: Conference on startup models
When: 9/18/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 100 Main Street, Room E62-276, Cambridge, MA 02142 (MIT Sloan)
Why: Join the Consulate General of Italy and Professionisti Italiani a Boston for a pair of panels exploring various startup models. Hear from panelists with vast experience in all aspects of startups and entrepreneurship and discover which model might work best for you.
Who: Refresh Boston
What: Discussion on responsive images
When: 9/18/14, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: 480 Pleasant Street, Suite A410, Watertown, MA 02472 (Fresh Tilled Soil)
Why: Hear from Mat Marquis of Bocoup as he explores the past, present, and future of responsive images. Network with designers and developers from around the Greater Boston area, check out Fresh Tilled Soil's space, and help make Boston a refreshing place for creativity.
Friday, September 19th, 2014
Park(ing) Day Cambridge
Who: Cambridge Community Development Department
What: International event on public places
When: 09/19/14, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Throughout Cambridge, MA
Why: Take part in an international exploration into urban spaces and human habitats. Organizations all around Cambridge will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public places. Join the global movement as it examines the need for more open urban space.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press