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The Week Ahead – 03/31/14 through 04/04/14

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April is here, and the business community is buzzing with activity. In this week's edition of our curated event calendar, we're providing support to nonprofits, exploring new technology, and helping your business grow. Don't miss a moment of the best FREE business and networking events in and around Greater Boston for The Week Ahead!

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

Promise, Proof, and Promotion: Striking the Balance for New Technologies
Who: UK Trade & Investment
What: Presentation on advancements in Health technology
When: 3/31/14, 8:00am – 10:00am
Where: 1 Broadway, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (British Consulate General)
Why: Join the conversation as Consul General Susie Kitchens and Professor Bruce Campbell explore the role of new technologies in the medical and life sciences industries. Registration required, breakfast provided, open Q+A and networking to follow.

WordPress for Artists
Who: Boston WordPress Meetup
What: Introduction to WordPress
When: 3/31/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Learn about what makes for an effective artist’s website, plus the basics in getting your own site up and running. Workshop presented by K. Adam White of Bocoup. Networking, food, presentation and Q+A.


Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

How to Increase Your Energy and Be More Productive
Who: innerOvation and JOI Group
What: Presentation on staying energized
When: 4/1/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Listen in as James Lopata and Judy Ozbun talk about increasing energy during the workday. Find out how to fuel the growth of your company by sustaining your drive while learning more about the Energy Leadership Index and Cambridge Coworking Center.

Basics of Venture Capital
Who: Emerging Business Meetup
What: Discussion on Venture Capital
When: 4/1/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 320 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (Cantina)
Why: Hear from Chuck Goldman, founder of Apperian, as he shares his experience working with multiple venture capital groups in the process of raising over $28 million in funding. Learn about the basics for raising funds and network with other emerging businesses.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Investments to Fuel Growth
Who: MassChallenge, National Science Foundation
What: Symposium on the SBIR program
When: 4/2/14, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Where: One Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210
Why: Join MassChallenge and the National Science Foundation as they cover the Do’s and Don’ts of SBIR grants, and other means of funding your startup or new small business. Keynote from Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist of Twitter, plus meals to power you through a day of networking and discussions with NSF representatives.

What You Need to Know About Founders’ Equity
Who: Intelligent.ly
What: Class on Founders’ Equity
When: 4/2/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 290 Congress Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 (Communispace)
Why: Get in depth information on important questions about founders’ equity. Learn about rights and protections, key considerations for early in the process, common terms and expectations, and best practices. Class taught by Mick Bain and Janene Asgeirsson of WilmerHale.


Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

SAP Startup Forum, Boston
Who: SAP
What: Discussion on big data
When: 4/3/14, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Where: 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Participate in a full day of collaboration, learning and networking. Get insight into design thinking, analytics, big data trends and technology, funding opportunities and more. Presentations from Willard Simmons (DataXu) and Meeta Patel (SAP), plus technical overviews and networking.

SEO Show & Tell
Who: Digital Marketing Meetup
What: Workshop for SEO projects
When: 4/3/14, 6:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Take part in the Show and Tell format of this workshop by sharing best practices, or by engaging the group in a current project of your own. Share ideas and get feedback to improve your knowledge base and improve results.


Friday, April 4th, 2014

MA Nonprofit Network Roundtable
Who: Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
What: Roundtable discussion on current needs of MA nonprofits
When: 4/4/14, 8:30am – 11:00am
Where: 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Boston Foundation)
Why: Lend your voice to creating a public policy agenda that addresses the needs of Massachusetts nonprofits. Share ideas and input for widespread initiatives that will impact the nonprofit legislative agenda being shared at the next legislative session.

New England GiveCamp
Who: New England GiveCamp
What: Weekend-long charitable event supporting nonprofits
When: 4/4/14, 6:00pm – 4/6/14, 6:00pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Spend all or part of your weekend volunteering on behalf of 22 nonprofit organizations. Collaborate with technical professionals to build specific projects, or donate your skills in a non-technical capacity on site. Full weekend commitment NOT required, all experience levels and backgrounds welcome.

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