There is no shortage of networking events in Boston and Cambridge! This week, we’re introducing you to new collaborative opportunities, exploring technology to improve your business and community, and making sure that your appetite for networking is completely sated. Our top ten picks are in for The Week Ahead!
Funding Opportunities for Tech Collaboration
Who: New England Israel Business Council
What: Information session on Israeli collaboration and funding opportunities
When: 2/10/14, 8:30am – 10:00am
Where: 1 Amherst Street, Room 496, Cambridge, MA 02142 (MIT, Building E40)
Why: Learn about the opportunities that exist for US and Israeli companies to develop and commercialize technology together. Hear from endowment representatives at BIRD-F and get direct feedback from past participants.
501 Tech Club Networking
Who: 501 Tech Club
What: Networking event for non-profit and tech professionals
When: 2/10/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Globe Bar and Cafe)
Why: Join the 501 Tech Club community and network with other tech enthusiasts working to make a difference. Come by early for an open board meeting to discuss future events, then share a drink and a story with other attendees.
Build Your Startup From the Heart
Who: Harvard Innovation Lab
What: Presentation from Bill Warner on startup success
When: 2/11/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02163 (Harvard Innovation Lab)
Why: Get insight from Avid Technology and Wildfire Communications founder Bill Warner on how to balance logic with intuition and internal motivations to make your startup successful. Explore theories and new tools.
Mobile UX 2.0: Designing for Performance
What: Presentation on optimizing mobile UX performance
When: 2/11/14, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Marina Park Drive, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 (EnerNOC)
Why: Drop by EnerNOC headquarters for a night of networking, food, and knowledge. Adrian Mendoza discusses mobile UX performance, optimization and best practices.
BPS Arts Expansion Grant Information Session
Who: BPS Arts Expansion Initiative
What: Information session on application process and best practices
When: 2/12/14, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: 23 Bradston Street, Boston, MA 02118 (NECAT)
Why: Learn about the Arts Expansion Initiative and how to help enrich BPS schools through the arts. Get a rundown on how to apply effectively before the RFP for 2014-2015 grants are released. Get an inside look at the New England Center for Arts & Technology.
Who: District Hall
What: Networking event in the Innovation District
When: 2/12/14, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Visit District Hall and meet the growing business communities in the Seaport and Fort Point. Food, good company and cash bar in the first Welcome Wednesday.
MIN Foodie 6
Who: Mass Innovation Nights
What: Product launch and networking event
When: 2/12/14, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 215 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Le Cordon Bleu)
Why: A fan favorite, MIN Foodie events are always deliciously satisfying. Help launch 10 new products and spend some time in Le Cordon Bleu's Cambridge space.
Who: MITX and Matter Communications
What: Networking and lunch
When: 2/13/14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: 281 Summer Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 (DataXu)
Why: Connect with Boston's business and innovation professionals over lunch at DataXu's Boston headquarters. Meet CEO Mike Baker and CTO Willard Simmons as they host a casual opportunity to meet and eat.
Boston February Demo Night
Who: The Games Forum
What: Demo night for independent game creators
When: 2/13/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft)
Why: Eat pizza, drink beer and watch five demos with a community of developers, designers, creatives and investors. A variety of titles across multiple platforms and genres.
Creating an Elevator Pitch Video
Who: 30hands Learning
What: Workshop on video creation for startups
When: 2/14/13, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: 31 St. James Avenue, #920, Boston, MA 02116 (LearnLaunch)
Why: Making videos and presentations can be easy and painless, and the 30hands team is here to show you how. Learn how to get your message across and tell a fantastic story in no time. Drop by and get help putting together a demo video or two.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press