- Startup Weekend OCT 13-15
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation. We have awesome coaches and judges for the Startup Weekend: Jon Olito, Co-Founder of b.Good Amy Robinson, CEO of EyeWire & Ted Speaker Blair Heavey, Managing Director of Fortress Investments Jerome Selva, Vice President, IBM XaaS Acceleration Watson & Cloud Platform Clement Cazalot, Managing Director of TechStars So don't forget to buy your tickets: https://lnkd.in/gKn-Cpa And get a lot more info here: https://lnkd.in/gEHS7kQ Discount code for 20% off: "entrepreneur"
- Nick Meyer-Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurs
ick Meyer is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship where he mentors students. Nick has spent his career founding startups and been product or engineering lead for software companies in industries as diverse as social, video, travel, music, and gaming. While still in high school, Nick co-founded the MMOG (multi-player massive online game) Kings of Chaos, which saw hundreds of thousands of players daily. During his one year at MIT, Nick founded Reble.FM, a peer-to-peer streaming music service that was partially funded through Y Combinator and was acquired by Playlist.com three years later. He then co-founded MileWise in 2009, a travel metasearch engine, where his roles included UI design, PR and marketing, and fundraising, until the company was acquired by Yahoo! in 2013. His most recent company was Sup, a mobile video app that was funded by Khosla Ventures. Nick is an IASI certified ski instructor and coach and a PADI certified scuba instructor.
- Building Successful Startups w/Semyon Dukach (OneWayVC / Techstars)
Semyon Dukach, founding partner of One Way Ventures and former Managing Director of Techstars in Boston, will be sharing his knowledge on stage. RSVP-Tickets – http://bit.ly/2rQK2gJ Semyon is a prolific angel investor in Boston and a friend to the startup community with over 100 angel investments, including Quanergy, SMTP.com and Wanderu, focused on helping his founders at all costs. Prior to becoming a full time angel, Semyon co-founded several companies including Vert and Fast Engines, which was sold to Adero in 2000. He is the Chairman of Nasdaq-listed Sharpspring and the founder of the Troublemaker Award. He enjoys flying helicopters, kitesurfing, biking and spending time with his family. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Columbia University and his Master’s degree from MIT, where he designed the original SNPP Internet payment protocol. Xconomy lists Semyon as a top Angel Investor in New England, and he is also known for leading one of the MIT blackjack teams in the 90s.
- MIT-CHIEF Brainstorm Seminar Series The Future of Genome Editing Technology
Wednesday, June-28,[masked]:30-8:30PM MIT Building[masked], 50 Vassar St. Cambridge MA Speakers George Church, Professor at Harvard and MIT，Co-author of 425 papers, 95 patent publications & the book Regenesis, developed methods used for the first genome sequence. Geoff Mackay, President and CEO at AVRBIO Inc -Snacks and beverage will be served- Use the below link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainstorm-seminar-series-the-future-of-genome-editing-technology-tickets-35552828467
- Influence VS. Intuition: Taking Full Control of Your Career & Business
There are many circumstance that directly impact the course which our career or entrepreneurial journey takes. Many of them are deliberate decisions on our own part; however, many of them are the result of happenstance. These can be for better, but they can also be for worse. During this workshop, attendees will create their career and entrepreneurship narrative by highlighting their greatest successes, pivotal moments, or setbacks. After, they will take some time to truly think about what internal factors within impacted that moment as well as what external factors. Participants with identify trends and attempt to isolate the external influences from their own intentional actions so they can gain a better sense of control over their professional life and business in the future. If interested, please make sure you register at Eventbrite in order to receive the workshop materials via email. The link is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/influence-vs-intuition-taking-full-control-of-your-career-business-tickets-33367232290
- Seed Stage Investment w/Parul Singh (Founder Collective)
Parul Singh is a principal at Founder Collective, one of the first seed stage VC firms in the country. There she focuses on early stage investments across a wide range of industries, with technology as a unifying theme. She has particular interests in SaaS, analytics, consumer products, food and developer tools. She is a proud investor in Uber, Pillpack, and Makerbot. Parul is also a former developer turned product manager for venture backed startups and media companies like the NY Times, where she helped launch the video and multimedia vertical and managed the video player on the homepage. Before joining Founder Collective, she founded and ran an edtech assessment and analytics company which aimed to provide an alternative to standardized testing. Parul lectures on data analytics at Northeastern University and is deeply involved in the startup ecosystem in Boston and in building support networks for entrepreneurs at every level. She grew up in the Boston area and has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from MIT. Parul lives in a converted schoolhouse in Cambridge with her husband and two children.
- NU Biotech Entrepreneurs SEED Competition
NU Biotech Entrepreneurs SEED Competition https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northeastern-university-seed-competition-2017-tickets-33891429177 DATE: May 15 TIME: Noon-4:00PM LOCATION: The Fenway Center 77 St. Stephens Street Boston, MA 02115 The Northeastern University Biotech Entrepreneurs proudly announces the inaugural Science & Engineering Entrepreneurship Design (SEED) Competition, Northeastern University's life science pitch competition. Over the past year, the members of the Biotech Entrepreneurs have been inspired by brilliant seminar speakers and learned the pathway to a successful life science startup through the Biotech Bootcamp. Teams have entered the Biotech Bootcamp with brilliant ideas with the aim of disrupting the fields of biotechnology and medical devices. The teams that participate in the SEED Competition have spent the past 8 weeks in the Biotech Bootcamp honing their products and their pitches. Now, with their polished pitches and flawless business plans, they compete to impress a panel of esteemed judges to win a $10,000 prize. Join us as we celebrate the ingenuity, creativity, and tenacity of Northeastern University's finest biotech entrepreneurs.
- MIT-CHIEF Training Series: IP Strategy - How to commercialize your technologies
MIT-CHIEF Training Series I: IP Strategy - How to commercialize your technologies Time:[masked]:00-20:30 EST Location: MIT E32-155 Have a high technology in hand but do not know how to commercialize it? Want to find the beachhead market for a new technology? How to defend your patented product from your competitors in an IP war? These are the key problems that entrepreneurs or scientific researchers must solve before launching a real product. Based on a rigorous and structured framework for entrepreneurship, this interactive workshop will provide you insights on how to commercialize your technology, how to start to use patent data at the beginning of the process to determine where the first market would be for a technology, who are the players and whether they are potential partners, competitors, funders or acquirers. It is the first session of this year’s MIT-CHIEF’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship Training Series. Be a part of this dynamic entrepreneurial community to meet your peers and learn from the best on how to transform your technology into a real commercialized product! Each of the training workshops will be led by a long-time practicing entrepreneur. This very first one is led by Joseph G. Hadzima, a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and Senior Lecturer in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Joe has extensive experience in founding of more than 100 companies as a founder, investor, director, legal counsel, or employee, working in the area of entrepreneurship, startup phase companies, business plans, venture capital, corporate governance, and intellectual property strategy. He holds a BSc from MIT, an SM in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a JD from the Harvard Law School. Joe was also a director of the Global MIT Enterprise Forum for over 25 years. His “Starting Up” column appeared regularly in the Boston Business Journal. He is the recipient of the MIT Bronze Beaver Award, the highest MIT alumni award, for his work in entrepreneurship. He was the second recipient of the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring. Time:[masked]:00-20:30 EST Location: MIT E32-155 A Hors d'oeuvres-social will follow right after the lecture. Stay and talk with other attendees and potential co-founders! To reserve a spot, please use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-chief-training-series-i-ip-strategy-how-to-commercialize-your-technologies-tickets-34379514052
- Creating A Values-Based Career
One of the most important things for us to be able to find in our lives is career satisfaction. We can often spend more time at work than we do with our families and so it's important that we are happy in what we do for a balanced life. The first step to aligning ourselves with a career that fits is ensuring that our jobs, workplace, and company match our deeply held values. During this workshop, attendees with explore their values that mean the most to them as well as where they are present and lacking in their current career. Afterwards, they will determine their next course of action to find higher levels of job satisfaction and participate in a goal setting exercise to help them get closer to a happier career. If interested, please make sure you register at Eventbrite in order to receive the workshop materials via email. The link is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-values-based-career-tickets-33367217245.
- Launching a Food Start-Up
The Consumer Group Meetup is having it's first event coming up next Wed, April 19th at 6pm - LAUNCHING A FOOD START-UP (at the CIC Boston) We have a great panel of local Boston food start-up success stories, and would love to see you there! Please RSVP & Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launching-a-food-start-up-panel-discussion-tickets-33286422586