• Discuss Startup Ideas and Network (Free Beer & Pizza)

    Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people! The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 5:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. Food and Drinks sponsored by local startup advisory firm Prepare 4 VC (www.prepare4VC.com) 6:00 - #1: CANARY - By Natali Taglic and Nicholas O'Hara Canary is a platform that allows bars and musicians to easily book gigs. Bars are able to discover new local talent, who bring in new clients, while musicians get more gigs. Bars and musicians calendars are automatically updated and, if anything comes up, the built-in messaging allows for easy and effective communication. Our mission is to help local bars and musicians with all of their booking needs. 6:20 - #2: ANYWHERE TEAMS - By Rob Alelyunas Build engaged, focused, open teams with great people located anywhere in the world. Your success in life will be determined by the quality of your teams. This brief presentation will discuss the three superpowers of great teams - belonging, shared purpose, and vulnerability - and how you can engage around these foundational powers when working with people from anywhere in the world. 6:40 - #3: INCLUVIE - By Cathy Yee We're providing a platform for people to voice their praise or disapproval of racial patterns in Hollywood. People can rate movies based on how good or bad a film is for racial harmony in our society. Users can judge whether a movie encourages, shames, or ignores diversity. We would like to shed some light onto the racial realities of movies through ratings, commentary, and statistics. 7:00 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking. CLEANUP! **During lightning talks, anyone who wants to come up and say something has 30 seconds of floor time to say whatever they want.** 7:30 - Everybody out! Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic. ABOUT COALITION: Coalition Boston is a premiere coworking space in Downtown Boston's Leather District / Chinatown. We are in the hub of Boston, where the financial, tech, and healthcare sectors merge. Our member companies form an ecosystem of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and mature businesses across technology, healthcare, finance, and professional services. Our newly renovated, top-floor, brick-and-beam space features beautiful skylights, high ceilings, and rich hardwood floors. We're a short walk from South Station, Chinatown, and Park St, offering easy access to the Red, Green, Orange, Silver, and Commuter Rail lines, plus Amtrak, and Downtown's cheapest parking spots. A walk outside will present no shortage of lunch, dinner, and entertainment options. Join the Coalition!

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  • Discuss Startup Ideas and Network (Free Beer & Pizza)

    Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people! The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 5:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. Food and Drinks sponsored by local startup advisory firm Prepare 4 VC (www.prepare4VC.com) 6:00 - #1: LOOT - By Hal Hyatt and Matt Davidson The gaming community deserves a reliable platform on which they can create and exchange game assets. Through the Ethereum blockchain, developers can assign measurable value to game economies. A decentralized exchange for non-fungible tokens could create liquidity for gamers and allow them to exchange their assets for more desirable ones. Our solution, called LOOT, aims to create fair game ecosystems supported by smart contracts. We are currently looking for partners, early investors, and contributors. Contact [masked] for more information. 6:30 - #2: ONION CORPORATION - By Bruce Muff Onion Corporation is the Invention Platform for the Internet of Things. Founded at Techstars/Boston in 2014, Onion developed the Omega2, a tiny Linux computer module with built-in Wifi, which is easy to use, expandable, and affordable. Launched thru Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, Onion's target customers of makers, hackers and educators embraced the Omega2, creating a variety of IoT projects utilizing Omega2 docks, expansion boards, and OnionOS development in the browser console tools and utilities. Onion then developed a low profile, surface-mount packaged version, the Omega2S, for commercial and industrial IoT companies. Most recently, Onion created an IoT smart alarm clock called Oboo, which was launched on Kickstarter last November. 7:00 - Presenter 3: BLOCKASSURE - By John Calabrese BlockAssure seeks to disrupt the auto insurance industry and become a much wider solution into ride share / car share applications. It works by utilizing an IoT device called Munic box to connect individual vehicle information to the Ethereum blockchain and interact with that data through smart contracts. These contracts are individually built to respond (i.e. payout a claim) to validated events (such as an airbag deployment). This solution is leaps and bounds ahead of the current insurance model. 7:30 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking. CLEANUP! **During lightning talks, anyone who wants to come up and say something has 30 seconds of floor time to say whatever they want.** 8:00 - Everybody out! Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic. ABOUT COALITION: Coalition Boston is a premiere coworking space in Downtown Boston's Leather District / Chinatown. We are in the hub of Boston, where the financial, tech, and healthcare sectors merge. Our member companies form an ecosystem of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and mature businesses across technology, healthcare, finance, and professional services. Our newly renovated, top-floor, brick-and-beam space features beautiful skylights, high ceilings, and rich hardwood floors. We're a short walk from South Station, Chinatown, and Park St, offering easy access to the Red, Green, Orange, Silver, and Commuter Rail lines, plus Amtrak, and Downtown's cheapest parking spots. A walk outside will present no shortage of lunch, dinner, and entertainment options. Join the Coalition!

  • Discuss Startup Ideas and Network (Free Beer & Pizza)

    Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people! The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 5:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. Food and Drinks sponsored by local startup advisory firm Prepare 4 VC (www.prepare4VC.com) 6:00 - Presenter 1: Get Super-Wellness - Presented by Paul D. Michaels SYNOPSIS: Full time employed Americans work 9.4 hours a day which is more than time spent sleeping (6.8 hours) or exercising (17 minutes) These priorities exact a cost on one’s quality of life and affect your company's bottom line. How does a corporate culture span the gap between work and wellness? Conventional solutions have delivered inconsistent results. Get Super-Wellness, is a think-tank that creates unique solutions for each client based on the philosophy of synchronicity; weaving healthy habits into the fabric of our daily lives at work and beyond. 6:30 - Presenter 2: Jake Tamarkin, Co-Founder & CEO presenting Everyday Life, a life insurance startup. SYNOPSIS: The life insurance industry has failed to keep up with increasingly sophisticated consumers. Fixing this could drive $50B in annual revenue. Everyday Life is reforming the industry as the first life insurance provider fully dedicated to the fiduciary standard of putting clients' interests first with a ground-breaking business model that builds on the latest advancements in digital advice, predictive model-based underwriting and peer-to-peer empowerment. 7:00 - Presenter 3: Mike Pappas presenting Modulate. SYNOPSIS: Modulate is using machine learning to unlock your voice. Design the perfect voice for your need, then apply that "voice skin" to sound however you desired when you speak in a gaming chat, conference call, or any other digital conversation. You can simply swap your gender, or go so far as to sound like a unique character or even something inhuman like a goblin - the limit, instead of your vocal chords, is now nothing less than your imagination. We're currently sharing our private beta with early customers (primarily in the gaming space) and working on improving the quality before we release publicly in the fall. 7:30 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking. CLEANUP! **During lightning talks, anyone who wants to come up and say something has 30 seconds of floor time to say whatever they want.** 8:00 - Everybody out! Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic. ABOUT COALITION: Coalition Boston is a premiere coworking space in Downtown Boston's Leather District / Chinatown. We are in the hub of Boston, where the financial, tech, and healthcare sectors merge. Our member companies form an ecosystem of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and mature businesses across technology, healthcare, finance, and professional services. Our newly renovated, top-floor, brick-and-beam space features beautiful skylights, high ceilings, and rich hardwood floors. We're a short walk from South Station, Chinatown, and Park St, offering easy access to the Red, Green, Orange, Silver, and Commuter Rail lines, plus Amtrak, and Downtown's cheapest parking spots. A walk outside will present no shortage of lunch, dinner, and entertainment options. Join the Coalition!

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  • Discuss Startup Ideas and Network

    Coalition

    Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people! The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 5:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. Food and Drinks sponsored by local startup advisory firm Prepare 4 VC (www.prepare4VC.com) 6:00 - Presenter 1: Adam Rosszay presenting Citizen's Cafe. Synopsis: Citizen's Cafe (citizenscafe.com) is a company of global citizens building our future culture and raising human consciousness. We are developing RealityFinder, the first civic empowerment application that provides the tools for people to collaborate online, conduct investigations, and discover the truth behind the media’s reports and hot button issues to see what is real and what is fake news. The sole mission of RealityFinder is to eliminate ignorance from society by combating Fake News through this crowd investigation platform. 6:30 - Presenter 2: Dr. R K Rana presenting Bionic Yantra Pvt. Ltd. Synopsis: Bionic Yantra’s, Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton helps people with serious problems such as spinal cord injury or stroke get rehabilitated faster. It can also be used in the rehabilitation of patients with hip/knee replacements, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinsons. The device automates measurement and documentation of patient progress, ensuring accuracy and visibility in hospitals and medical centers. 7:00 - Presenter 3: Jordan Pelovitz presenting Dronespace. Dronespace is a VR (Virtual Reality) drone ground control system, enabling users to control drones and plan flights with their hands in an intuitive virtual environment. Dronespace affords users a greater understanding of their vehicle's position in space relative to obstructions and points of interest, as well as offering intuitive control for multiple drones at once for sportscasting, military applications, area scanning, and humanitarian relief. Live video feed from multiple cameras means one operator can control multiple streams at once, multiplying their effectiveness. Natural visualization of airspace and airline corridors will give pilots a better understanding of the airspace they will fly in, and they can improve communication with shareholders by using VR conferencing within the software. 7:30 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking. CLEANUP! 8:00 - Everybody out! Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic. ABOUT COALITION: Coalition Boston is a premiere coworking space in Downtown Boston's Leather District / Chinatown. We are in the hub of Boston, where the financial, tech, and healthcare sectors merge. Our member companies form an ecosystem of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and mature businesses across technology, healthcare, finance, and professional services. Our newly renovated, top-floor, brick-and-beam space features beautiful skylights, high ceilings, and rich hardwood floors. We're a short walk from South Station, Chinatown, and Park St, offering easy access to the Red, Green, Orange, Silver, and Commuter Rail lines, plus Amtrak, and Downtown's cheapest parking spots. A walk outside will present no shortage of lunch, dinner, and entertainment options. Join the Coalition!

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  • Discuss Startup Ideas and Network

    WeWork - Mass Ave

    Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people! The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 6:00 - Food, drinks and socializing. Food and Drinks sponsored by local startup advisory firm Prepare 4 VC (www.prepare4VC.com) 6:30 - Presenter 1: Harry Liu discussing digital health idea. SYNOPSIS: As the population ages, the demand for senior care is rapidly increasing. However, most seniors can't afford to live in a nursing home for more than a few years, and living in an assisted living facility also costs about $50k a year. Home-based senior care is, therefore, the only choice for many seniors, with the market reaching about $30 billion a year. But the current market is extremely fragmented, with the largest provider accounting for <1% of the total. There is an efficiency gain by creating a digital marketplace to allow families to find providers at a much lower cost. Two existing digital marketplaces are far from reaching the network effect. Figuring out how to build such a marketplace successfully represents a huge business opportunity. I am looking forward to discussing the idea with the group. 6:50 - Presenter 2: Mac Cameron, founder and president of CoCreateX. SYNOPSIS: CoCreateX is a community of people who help each other and say thank you. We’ve set out to track every thank you on the internet in order to accredit people’s skills and empower their passions. We are life-long learners with a shared desire to create and to help others do the same. Whether your goal is to become an accomplished product designer, create a work of art, learn a new skill, or simply interact with and learn from other creators, you’ll find inspiration, support, and a sense of community here. We’re just making it easier to connect, give back, and find that creative outlet we’ve all been looking for. 7:10 - Presenter 3: Brad Glisson presenting on Thoughtblox. SYNOPSIS: Thoughtblox is a web platform where large-scale organizations and communities create "noise-cancelling" knowledge networks which improve shared information’s context, durability, and flow. Our mission is to empower groups to innovate faster with customized spaces to grow organizational knowledge that won't get lost in email, chat, or folders. 7:30 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking. CLEANUP! 8:00 - Everyone out. Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic. WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. Teams of any size can find refreshingly designed collaborative space, private offices, and meeting rooms that energize their employees and their guests. But WeWork is so much more than four walls—providing community, amenities, events, and technology to evolve space into experience.

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  • Discuss Startup Ideas and Network

    G-Tek Labs

    Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people! The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 6:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. Food and Drinks sponsored by local startup advisory firm Prepare 4 VC (www.prepare4VC.com) 7:00 - Presenter 1: PINGSTER - Pingster is a revolutionary photo-sharing app designed to connect people to the things around them. It’s purpose is to make people’s lives easier by presenting imagery as a means of physically connecting, places and activities shared by others. Pingster provides a fundamental need to go back to basics and focus on the better good of society. (because there is less focus on followers, status and popularity, to interact with the app Pingster’s advertising model has the potential of dynamically changing the current mainstream sponsored ad delivery method. Informational Video: https://youtu.be/d4SMqyBFTO4 7:20 - Presenter 2: Gamify.Science - This year 3% - 8% of children and young adults active in sports and recreation will suffer a concussion. There is a disconnect between doctors and patients between clinical visits, since concussion is something you can’t “see” it is difficult to accurately report change in recovery. Assessment tools have not improved in over four decades even though our knowledge of brain function has greatly increased... until now: Gamify, Inc. has created the first concussion monitoring application for recording and reporting cognitive brain function in a motivating and accessible role-playing game for mobile devices. The games missions are designed to record cognitive skills and are sensitive to changes in key areas (reaction time, memory, spacial navigation, impulse control, etc). In the event of a concussion, these skills can be monitored and results can be reported to your doctor. NetCapital Campaign: https://netcapital.com/companies/gamify-inc 7:40 - Presenter 3 - SkipPit- SkipPit is an industry first, iOS and Android, fusion between Tinder and Omegle. The incumbents in the dating sector fail to recognize that real intimate connections happen through physical, tangible channels. Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge all have their short falls and after thorough market analysis, SkipPit’s team has utilized a last to market approach to develop a speed dating platform that capitalizes on those incumbents shortfalls while utilizing generation Z trends such as video chatting. SkipPit is a speeddating, video calling app. Many of my peers have used Tinder, Bumble, and even Hinge to meet girls in the Boston area but have found that the incumbent matching, and texting experience a waste of time and inefficient. 8:00 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking. 8:30 - Cleanup! Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic.

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  • How to Fly FPV Racing Drones

    G-Tek Labs

    Interested in drones? The hardest part of learning to fly a drone is learning throttle control and stick orientation. This workshop is open to newcomers and seasoned pilots alike. Ian Roy, Founding Head of the Brandeis MakerLab will host this workshop with Tim Hebert, a robotics specialist and expert drone pilot who has placed top 10 in the 3 American Leagues that exist in drone racing today. There will be 4 stations set up: Example drones, Line of sight toy-drones, FPV simulator, and TinyWhoop Micro FPV with headsets. This is a great opportunity to learn from two of the best. Register Here! (http://bit.ly/gtekdrones)

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  • FDA Approval: Why You Need to Include Human Factors

    What Hackers/Hustlers need to know: SYNOPSIS: The US FDA expects medical device companies to incorporate human factors (usability) engineering in their development process. You should understand the FDA’s expectations early to avoid costly re-work late in development when it could delay your market launch. The last step in the process is to conduct human factors validation testing, and that is not the time to discover that users make errors with your device that could lead to patient harm. Beth will provide an overview of the medical device human factors process so you will know what is expected. The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment. Agenda 6:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. 7:00 - 7:30: Guest Speaker - Beth Loring, Principal, Loring Human Factors, LLC Beth is a Certified Human Factors Professional with over 25 years of experience in product design and usability, having expertise in user requirements gathering, ethnography, ergonomics, user interface design, usability testing, and training. Beth is experienced in the design and evaluation of a wide array of consumer products, software applications, web sites, mobile applications, and medical devices. For healthcare clients, Beth leads ethnographic studies in clinical settings, conducts formative and summative usability tests, and advises device manufacturers on the human factors engineering components of their FDA 510(k), PMA, and CE Mark submissions. Before founding Loring Human Factors (https://www.loring-hf.com/), Beth led usability teams at Radius, Farm Design, Bentley University, and AIR. She is author of 31 papers and articles and contributor to four books. She is co-author with Joseph Dumas of Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practice for Interacting (Elsevier, 2008). 7:30 - 8:00: Cathy Yee presenting Happy World Movie Project ( http://happyworldmovieproject.com ), a social justice project. 8:00 - 8:30: Presenter 3 - Open 8:30 - 9:00 - Lightning Talks, Networking, and Cleanup Call for Presenters Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email [masked] with a brief summary of your topic.

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