Greenhorn Weekly Countdown February 24- March 3


Close that Deal with Greenhorn Connect

It's not always easy to close that big customer or round of funding. Fortunately Boston has 33 startup networking events and office hours to help you hone your skills with peers and experts!

/ / / Monday, Feb 25

Web Innovators Group 37

Description: The Web Innovators Group (WebInno) is a community inspired by web and mobile innovation.  Each quarter we gather to see the latest startups demo their services, as well as for everyone to share and exchange new ideas.
Time: Monday, Feb 25, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Place: Royal Sonesta Cambridge
Cost: Free for for entrepreneurs, startup peeps, students/academics, tech execs, self-employed, developers, geeks, and innovators

/ / / Tuesday, Feb 26

Founder Dialogues X

Description: Founder Dialogues is a Cambridge-based public event series featuring successful founders. Have you ever wondered about the founders behind successful companies?  How did they dream up their businesses?  How did they get enough conviction to bet on success?  What path led them to where they are now?  What challenges did they face?  What advice would they give to future entrepreneurs?
Time: Tuesday, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Open to the public Class: The Untweetable Playbook for Raising Capital

Description: In 2006, Harvard Business School wrote a case about the process of BzzAgent's $15M Venture Capital Raise. Before and since, BzzAgent CEO, Dave Balter, has completed nearly a dozen financings numerous companies, and has provided financing to dozens more as an investor. Join him as he shares specific examples of how fundraises have worked, and the playbook that will ensure any fundraise is successful.  
Time: Tuesday, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: Campus 500 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118
Cost: $30.00

/ / / Wednesday, Feb 27

Front End Developers: Getting Hired and Landing That Dream Gig

Description: We're going to change things up this month - in lieu of our typical presentation format, we're bringing in a panel of experts in the industry responsible for hiring or placing front end developers. This is your chance to learn what it takes to either land that first job or snag that dream job straight from the people doing the hiring. Bring your questions as we'll have an extended Q/A session.
Time: Wednesday, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: Brightcove Office - 290 Congress Street 3rd Floor - Boston, MA 02 110

/ / / Thursday, Feb 28

Women in the MA Game Industry: A Discussion of Diversity, Challenges and Progress

Description: The game industry has grown in leaps-and-bounds since the early days. We’ve seen huge advancements in graphics, back-end technology, game mechanics and storytelling. We’ve grown to be a highly profitable industry with billions to our name each year. Despite our success, however, we still face a distinct challenge – attracting more women to the profession of making games and eliminating discrimination against women within the game industry.
Time: Thursday, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Microsoft NERD Center, 11th Floor One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Cost: Free

The Lean Entrepreneur - Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits!

Description: We're super excited to welcome back Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits, co-authors of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development, to provide us with a preview of their new book, The Lean Entrepreneur.Come learn how to be a Lean Entrepreneur & enter your mailing address in the RSVP for a chance to win a copy of the book!
Time: Thursday, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) One Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA
Cost: 10.0

/ / / Friday, Mar 1

The Capital Network - IP for Life Science Companies

Description: Join us for lunch, followed by a round table discussion to learn about strategies and techniques proven to be effective to add value to early stage life science companies. This interactive small group setting provides an opportunity to learn about IP basics, strategies for building an IP portfolio, and the role of IP in corporate transactions. Learn how these IP assets play a role in the value of a company, and how they impact the success a company will have in its capital raising efforts. IP broadly encompasses many different types of corporate assets. Businesses in any industry must be aware of the ways in which the company’s future success can be enhanced by an appreciation of IP and its strategic use.
Time: Friday, Mar 1, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
Cost: $70 (discounts available)

/ / / Saturday, Mar 2

BostonWP HackDay!

Description: Have you ever been interested in contributing to WordPress, but didn't know how to start? We've all been in that position. That's why we're putting together a day long WordPress hackathon! We'll kick off the day with an introduction to core contributing and some information about the WordPress 3.6 development cycle, then we'll have some lunch and spend the rest of the day working individually or in groups on tickets for core. Bring your laptops, bring your notebooks, but most of all, bring a desire to join the team and contribute.
Time: Saturday, Mar 2, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Place: Bocoup Loft - 355 Congress St - Boston, MA 02110

Event of the Week Sponsored by Microsoft NERD

The Lean Entrepreneur - Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits!

Why?  Grab the opportunity to learn how to build incredible products from these experts!

Student Event of the Week

Nothing extra special for students this week! Get a leg up on midterm study period!