Whether or not the weather is due to get a bit warmer, we've got ten spectacular reasons to get you out and about as we move through March! This week, we're helping you build powerful teams, develop strong customer bases, try new products, and make worthwhile connections. Here are our top picks for networking events from Greater Boston's event calendar for The Week Ahead!
Monday, March 10th, 2014
The Fall of MtGox
Who: Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup
What: Discussion on the now bankrupt bitcoin exchange
When: 3/10/14, 6:00pm
Where: MIT Room E51-345, Memorial Drive and Wadsworth Street, Cambridge
Why: Join the Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup to learn more about the rise and fall of bitcoin exchange MtGox. Learn more about the implications to the market and get a better understanding of how it may affect the adoption rate of bitcoins.
Networking and Resumes: How do you add value?
Who: Effortless Networking Meetup
What: Discussion on resumes and open networking
When: 3/10/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA (Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant)
Why: Network with fellow professionals in the Greater Boston area. Presentation on resumes from Career Counselor Holly Klose with examples, walkthroughs for improvement, and ample opportunity for questions.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Developing Early Customer Engagement
Who: South Shore Innovation
What: Workshop on developing committed customers
When: 3/11/14, 9:00am – 10:30am
Where: 180 Old Colony Avenue, 3rd Floor, Quincy, MA 02170 (Quincy Center for Innovation)
Why: Take part in this workshop and come away with actionable advice and direction. Learn how to find your target market and understand what it takes to turn interest into early adoption.
Founder Dialogues XI
Who: Founder Collective
What: Conversation with the co-founders of Crashlytics
When: 3/11/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Get a firsthand account of the growth, and subsequent acquisition by Twitter, of mobile crash reporting company Crashlytics. Find out more about how co-founders Wayne Chang and Jeff Seibert built their organization and overcame challenges in the process.
Build an A-Team
What: Panel on smart hiring
When: 03/11/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: One Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210 (MassChallenge Headquarters)
Why: MassChallenge continues their mini-series with this forum on making the right hiring decisions. Hear from CEO’s and Operational Managers on best practices in team building from employee number one to number 100. Plus, networking and the opportunity to learn more about this year’s MassChallenge competition.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Who: District Hall
What: Monthly networking event
When: 3/12/14, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: 75 Northern Street, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Meet and greet with the brightest and best of the Innovation District, the Seaport, and Fort Point. Network over food and drinks and watch a live mural creation at this month’s event, which is sponsored by Artists for Humanity.
Who: Mass Innovation Nights
What: Monthly product launch and networking
When: 3/12/14, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Check out the new products and services being launched at this month’s event. From bracelets to yoga mats to mobile tech and software, keep yourself on the cutting edge of what’s new in Greater Boston.
Important People Honest Conversations
Who: Startup Institute
What: Conversation with co-founder of UNREAL Candy
When: 3/12/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 179 Lincoln Street, Suite 405, Boston, MA 02111 (Startup Institute Boston)
Why: Don’t miss this intimate conversation between Allan Telio (Director of Startup Institute Boston) and Adam Melonas (Co-founder and Chief of Innovation, UNREAL Candy). Learn more about how UNREAL Candy came to be and how it tastes so good while still being made with ingredients that are good for you.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Design from Concept to Realization – The swissnex Story
Who: swissnex Boston, Consulate of Switzerland
What: Presentation on designing the swissnex Boston office
When: 3/13/14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 (swissnex Boston, Consulate of Switzerland)
Why: Hear from Muriel Waldvogel, designer of the swissnex Boston offices. Get a behind the scenes look at the world’s first science Consulate, and learn more about this cutting edge organization over lunch.
Portugal Ventures in Boston
Who: Portugal Ventures, LB Ventures
What: Meet and Greet with Portuguese representatives
When: 3/13/14, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (CIC)
Why: From the Consul General of Portugal to the CEO’s of established Portuguese companies and startups, don’t miss the opportunity to learn about what’s happening in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Portugal. Plus, company pitches and Portuguese food and drinks.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press