This week, we're bringing you to great debates on funding, the latest in new technology, and networking events to kick off the summer season. Find all that and more in this edition of The Week Ahead!
Monday, May 19th, 2014
Can Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital?
Who: MIT Sloan School of Management
What: Panel discussion on crowdfunding and innovation
When: 5/19/14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: 100 Main Street, Building #E62, Room #E62-233, Cambridge, MA 02142 (MIT)
Why: Explore the impact of crowdfunding with MIT Sloan School of Management. Join entrepreneurs, academics, investors, crowdfunding platforms, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for new innovative ideas.
Boston Wordpress Meetup
Who: Boston Wordpress
What: Monthly exploration and discussion on WordPress features
When: 5/19/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Learn more about WordPress features that can make running your blog or website easier than ever. Network with other WordPress users and enthusiasts and enjoy conversation and pizza.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Boston New Tech 41
Who: Boston New Technology Meetup
What: May product showcase
When: 5/20/14. 6:00pm
Where: 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Ben Franklin Institute of Technology)
Why: Check out product demos from seven innovative technology companies in the Greater Boston startup community. From solar cell phone chargers to new online networks, stay on top of Boston’s cutting edge developments.
CFTCC Annual Symposium
Who: Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care
What: Symposium on translational technology for contemporary cancer care
When: 5/20/14, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: 8 St. Marys Street, Room 906, Boston, MA 02215 (BU Photonics Center)
Why: Participate in this day long symposium and explore projects supported by the Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care. Discuss advancements in contemporary cancer care, and learn more about how the CFTCC is taking the lead in this changing landscape.
Master Slam: Crowdfunding vs. Angel Funding
Who: Devin Bramhall and The Master Slam
What: Competitive debate arguing funding options
When: 5/20/14, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210 (WeWork Fort Point)
Why: Companies like Drync, Splashscore, Six Foods, Scoopr, Brandhack and Crave Labs take to the microphone to argue the merits of crowdfunding vs angel funding in the startup community, slam style. Networking over beer and snacks before and after the competition.
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
A Google Event
Who: Pepper Gang
What: Exclusive Google marketing event
When: 5/21/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: 103 Blanchard Road, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Pepper Gang)
Why: Hear from Google experts about growing a business online, and find out more about the Pepper Gang’s approach to digital marketing. Refreshments provided, interaction encouraged.
Designers + Geeks Social Mixer
Who: Designers + Geeks
What: Social meetup and networking
When: 5/21/14, 7:00pm
Where: 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Meadhall)
Why: Network with other Boston professionals working in startups, technology, design, art, and beyond. Spend the night talking innovation and creative technology.
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
What: Meet and greet with VMTurbo
When: 5/22/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 500 Boylston Street, Floor 8, Boston, MA 02116 (VMTurbo HQ)
Why: Meet the executives behind VMTurbo and find out more about this fast growing company. Informative session for anyone in sales, marketing, or engineering interested in joining #26 on Forbes' Most Promising Companies in America list.
Kickoff to Summer Mixer
Who: Tech In Motion Boston
What: Networking event for the Boston tech community
When: 5/22/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 384 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Rattlesnake Bar and Grill)
Why: Learn more about how organizations like Jobspring Partners, Workbridge Associates and One Medical Group are innovating in their respective industries. Plus, network with Boston’s tech community and discuss the latest advancements, tools and trends.
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Design Museum Mornings
Who: Design Museum Boston
What: Presentation on Motivational Technology
When: 5/23/14, 8:30am – 10:00am
Where: 179 Lincoln Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 (Mad*Pow)
Why: Hear from Dustin DiTommaso, VP Experience Designer at the Mad*Pow design agency. Check out Mad*Pow’s offices and learn about improving how people interact with the world over coffee and breakfast.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press