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The Week Ahead – 02/17/14 through 02/21/14

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Another week in February means another week of spectacular upcoming networking events in Boston and Cambridge! This time around, we're connecting you to the right mentors, teaching you to engage your community and bringing you inside a slew of new spaces. Find all that and more as we reveal our top ten event picks in the latest edition of The Week Ahead!

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Networking and LinkedIN
Who: Networking for JobSeekers Meetup
What: Networking event and presentation on LinkedIN
When: 2/17/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Lir Pub)
Why: Enjoy a night of networking and brush up on best practices for using LinkedIN. Discussion covers adding value to your profile, how to use the platform actively and more.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Crowdfunding for Nonprofits
Who: HandsOn Tech Boston and Razoo
What: Training on crowdfunding for nonprofits
When: 2/18/14, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Learn how nonprofits can utilize crowdfunding platforms to reach their goals. Get an overview on the Razoo platform, a crowdfunding website for causes. Open Q+A to follow the training sessions.

Boston New Tech Product Showcase
Who: Boston New Tech Meetup
What: Product showcase for innovative tech products
When: 2/18/14, 6:00pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Network with the Boston and Cambridge startup community as Boston New Tech introduces attendees to new products and presenters. This month's products include ways to find better hires, ways to grow traffic and sales, virtual private cloud computing and more.

Assembling All-Star Mentors
Who: MassChallenge
What: First presentation of the 2014 MassChallenge Mini-Series
When: 2/18/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: One Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210 (MassChallenge)
Why: Hear from Karl Buttner, Chief Mentorship Officer for MassChallenge, as he discusses best practices for identifying well-matched mentors at any stage of business building. Panel discussion offers tips and tactics from MassChallenge Alum and their mentors.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Managing an Agency Business 5.0
Who: Growth Spark
What: Panel discussion on building agency culture
When: 2/19/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 129 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 (Terrible Labs HQ)
Why: Geared toward agency founders, owners, and managers. Topics include recruiting, managing teams, incentivizing performance and establishing culture. Hear from Boston's top design, development and marketing agencies. Drink, eat, network and check out the Terrible Labs space.

WeWork Seaport Opening Event
Who: WeWork
What: Grand opening and open house
When: 2/19/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210 (WeWork Seaport)
Why: Get an inside look at the brand new WeWork Seaport co-working space. Tour the facility, meet the staff and talk to members of the WeWork community. Food, drink, music and networking.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

KSA Third Thursday
Who: Kendall Square Association
What: Program and networking reception
When: 2/20/14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Broad Institute)
Why: Join the KSA, Catalyst Conversations and the Broad Institute as they explore the science and the art of visual illusions. Presentations from Margaret Livingstone of Harvard Medical School and Dana Clancy of Boston University.

Empathy, Mental Models, and Design Thinking
Who: UX Boston Meetup
What: Presentations and networking
When: 2/20/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 101 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 (DockYard)
Why: Visit DockYard's space and listen in on a trio of presenters as they go beyond user experience. Learn how to communicate better, create new concepts and use design thinking for innovation in business.

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Boston Confab
Who: Boston University
What: Open discussion for educators of all kinds
When: 2/21/14, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Where: 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215 (House of Blues Boston)
Why: Opportunity for all types of educators to compare notes on teaching the next generation. Community engagement and cafe-style seating designed to inspire conversation for all attendees.

Design Museum Mornings – Michael Connors
Who: Design Museum Boston
What: Presentation from Michael Connors
When: 2/21/14, 8:30am – 10:00am
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Hear from the Executive Creative Director of web design agency Fresh Tilled Soil on his work providing strategic user interface and design. Learn more about Design Museum Boston and contribute to their goal of educating the public on the role of design in everyday life.

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