The end of January is already in sight, and business events are firing up around Boston and Cambridge! This week, we’re connecting you to warmer climates, turning up the heat with some open debates, and helping you make your big idea the next hot ticket item on the market. Keep reading to discover our top picks for The Week Ahead!
Exploring New Opportunities for Partnership and Collaboration between Massachusetts and Veracruz, Mexico
Who: Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
What: Business roundtable on US/Veracruz relations
When: 1/27/14, 8:30am – 10:30am
Where: 24 Beacon Street, Room 157, Boston, MA 01233
Why: Hear from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa as they discuss opportunities that exist between Massachusetts and Veracruz. Speak with representatives and learn more about how to partner and collaborate with Mexico.
#RDVSketch: Women in Technology, Now and Next
Who: Rough Draft Ventures
What: Panel discussion on the state of women in technology
When: 1/27/14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Join speakers from Rest Devices, One Mighty Roar, Technical Machine, and Startup Institute as they talk about the present and future of women in technology, as well as the resources currently available. Food, drink, networking, and insightful conversation.
Masterslam: Android vs. iOS - The Eternal Startup Debate
Who: Springpad and Workbar
What: Fast and furious debate over Android vs. iOS
When: 1/28/14, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Workbar Cambridge)
Why: Competitors from TripAdvisor, Runkeeper, Mobee, TableList, Ubersense, and more square off as they argue the merits for choosing which operating system app startups should develop for first. Also, free beer from Harpoon, and snacks to accompany the evening’s entertainment.
Hacking Your Idea Into a Business
Who: Cambridge Hackspace
What: Presentations and open forum on turning your big ideas into the next
When: 1/28/14, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 288 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Industry Lab)
Why: Get feedback on turning your big idea into the next big thing. Presentations from Scott Miller of Dragon Innovation and Tim Ryan of Technical Machine. Food, drinks and networking.
Real Estate Success Networking 2014 Kickoff
Who: Investors Beat
What: Networking event for anyone involved or interested in real estate
When: 1/29/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 101 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110 (Petit Robert Central)
Why: Kick of the new year with Investors Beat as they host their first networking event of 2014. Presentations from Tom Truong of Realty Direct. Food and drink sponsored by Handybook and Conquest Capital Partners
For Starters: Setting Up a Web Dev Environment
Who: General Assembly
What: General Assembly class on foundational web development
When: 1/29/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 101 Main Street, 14th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (General Assembly Boston)
Why: Get a step by step guide on the ground floor of coding from David Fisher, Cofounder and trustee of the Awesome Foundation and GA’s Web Development Immersive Instructor. Learn the basic terminology for both Ruby and Rails as well as how to configure your computer to start developing for the web.
Last Thursday – March Communications
Who: March Communications
What: Networking event for the Boston technology, PR and media communities
When: 1/30/14, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 226 Causeway Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 (March Communications
Why: Check out March Communications’ new office in North Station while networking with other Boston professionals. Shoot pool, play darts and foosball, and see for yourself why March Communications was recently featured in BostInno’s “Office Envy” column.
Localization Basics: All You Need To Know To Get Started
What: Free session on Localization
When: 1/30/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 11th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Join Powerling to learn more about what localization is and why you need it if you’re thinking about expansion. Challenges, methods, and effective strategies covered in this workshop.
Wistia Winter Warmer
What: Networking and celebratory event with Wistia
When: 1/31/14, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: 17 Tudor Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Why: Come in from the cold and help Wistia warm up their new office! Network with other Greater Boston area professionals, and learn more about Wistia’s video platform for businesses.
Life Sciences Night
Who: swissnex Boston
What: Life Sciences networking event with the Consulate of Switzerland
When: 1/31/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 (swissnex Boston, Consulate of Switzerland)
Why: A night of presentations paired with the opportunity to connect with top Swiss research universities. Explore job opportunities and study programs from University of Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), University of Basel, Life Science Zurich and Novartis.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press