Get Ready for Insanity: October Countdown of Events

September was a great month. All the students came back to school and the startup scene started rolling again. But September is nothing compared to October! With over 200 events thanks to Future M, BREW Boston, and Boston event planners, it's hard to decide which ones to go to! Don't worry--we've got your backs! We made a special countdown for this special month. We're going to count down the top 5 events for Future M, the top 5 events for BREW Boston, and the top 5 events for the startup scene in general. Grab a pen and paper, and get ready to take some notes!

 That was a lot to take in at once! We also wrote it down for you to make things easier:

Future M

#5 : Cust Dev the 2nd decade

         Description:   Bob Dorf will provide an exclusive peek “under the covers” at some of the many new rules and advancements that Steve, Bob and the ecosystem of thousands of entrepreneur, marketer and investor practitioners have developed over the past several years.
         When:  Tuesday, October 5th 6pm to 9pm
         Where:   Microsoft NERD - One Memorial Drive - CambridgeMA

#4: Mobile Mondays

         Description: Mobile advertising is getting a lot of hype, but what are brands really doing in mobile today? What should we expect in 2011?
         Our panel will discuss the realities and answer questions like:
        How big is mobile brand advertising?
        How does mobile fit into the big picture for most brands?
        What are the hot issues for brands? Targeting? Buying? Ad formats?  
         Location:  MIT Building E51 (Tang Center) - 70 Memorial DriveCambridge, M A, 02142
         When: Monday October 4th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

#3: MassChallenge: How to Market from Startup to Corporation

         Description:  Tom First, Co-Founder, Nantucket Nectars Join MassChallenge as Tom First of Nantucket Nectars shares his story of how branding and marketing were strategic initiatives that helped Nantucket Nectars take off and define their product, brand, and company.
         Location:   One Marina Park Drive, Fan Pier, Boston MA  
         When: Friday, October 8th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

#2: The Road to Product Strategy 2.0: Marketing’s Leadership for Social, User, Viral and other External Methodologies

         Description: It’s time for product strategy and creation to come out of the back room.
        Moderated by Katie Rae, angel investor with Project 11 and former head of Startup Labs Panelists:
        Andrew Burton, VP, access & management, LogMeIn
        Alo Mukerji, Managing Director, Product Strategy, Compete
        Derek Peplau, Director of Product Management, Mzinga
        Janet Muto, Co-founder and Managing Partner, High Start Group, and former CMO, Constant Contact.  
         Location:   Microsoft - 1 Memorial Drive, Floor l1, Cambridge MA 02142
         When: Thursday, October 7th, 10am to 11:30am

#1: Cyberbrew – The FutureM Thursday Night Bash

         Description: The Future meets the Past. Known as the largest monthly networking event for the technology industry in New England – Cyberbrew returns for a very special appearance during FutureM week. In its heyday, Cyberbrew brought together hundreds of people on a monthly basis to connect, do business and have a lot of fun.
         Location:    Mantra - 52 Temple Place, Boston MA
         When: Thursday, Oct 7th 7:00pm to 10:00pm

BREW Boston

#5: MassTLC unConference

         Description: Four generations of entrepreneurs will gather with the focus on driving innovation in the region.
         The agenda is formed organically by all attendees the day of the event. No podiums. No stages. Just small interactive sessions where everyone gets to know each other by gathering around areas of common interest.
         Location:   Pre Party Wed at Microsoft - 1 Memorial Drive, Fl 1, Cambridge MA 02142, Main event at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston
         WhenThursday, October 14th 8am to 5pm

#4: New England Startup Weekend

         Description: Start-up Weekend, will bring together students and tech professionals for 54 hours of idea generation, prototype building, and business planning.
         We'll have university students from 6 universities -- Brown UniversityBryantUniversityJohnson & Wales UniversityProvidence College, The Rhode Island School of Design and The University of Rhode Island.  
         Location:    1150 Douglas Pike, SmithfieldRIUnited States, 02917  
         When: Friday, October 15th thru Sunday October 17th

#3: Mass Innovation Nights (this month with MassChallenge open house!)

         Description: Held once a month:
        Registration and networking at 6:00 p.m.
        Presentations start showing at 7:00 p.m.
        Experts Corner team has one-on-one conversations w start-ups/ entrepreneurs
        After-party at a nearby bar at 8:30 p.m.
         Location:  One Marina Park Drive, 14th floor, BostonMAUnited States, 02210
         When: Wednesday October 13th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

#2: Startup Story Slam!

         Description:  Selected entrepreneurs and innovators stand at a mic and tell a story about one of their startup adventures. Stories are fun, funny and telling.  
         Location:  Merchants Row Mall - Atrium - 2053 Washington St. - Hanover, MA 02339
         When:  Tuesday, October 12th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

#1: Venture Cafe

         Description:  Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, developers, and other members of the Boston startup community drop in to chat about what they’re working on. 
         Tons of VCs: Flybridge, Goby, Spark Capital, Northbridge, Ascent, In-Q-Tel
         Plus: IDTechup, BWP, Social Changeup & FutureM
         Location:  Venture Cafe @ CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), One Broadway, 4th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
         When: Every Thursday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm

The Best of the Rest

#5: MassChallenge CodeCamp

         Description:  Help us connect Boston’s awesome Startup Community with our incredible Developer Community over drinks & appetizers.  Are you a startup looking for technical talent?  Or a developer looking to show off your awesome by creating the next big thing? 
         Location:  Uno’s 155 Bear Hill Road WalthamMA 02451
         When: Saturday, October 2nd, 7pm to 10pm

#4: Do More, Faster Book Tour

         Description:  David Cohen and Brad Field of TechStars have co-authored a book which they're on tour promoting in Boston on this date. 
         Location:  TBA
         When: Thursday, October 21st

#3: Founder’s Dialogue III  

         Description:  Founder Collective Featuring: Diane Hessan Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Communispace
         Moderator: Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective
         Have you ever wondered about the founders behind successful companies? How did they dream up their businesses?
         Location:  Microsoft New England R&D Center - One Memorial Drive -Cambridge , MA 02142 
•  When: Wednesday, October 27th, 6pm to 8pm

#2: MIT100K Elevator Pitch Contest

         Description:  Help us connect Boston’s awesome Startup Community with our incredible Developer Community over drinks & appetizers.  Are you a startup looking for technical talent?  Or a developer looking to show off your awesome by creating the next big thing? 
         Location:  Kirsch Auditorium in the MIT Stata Center
         When: Wed, October 27th, 7pm to 9:30pm

#1: Shut Up & Start Up

         Description:  As a part of our CampusConnect program which we have kicked off this semester, we're announcing ShutUp and StartUp, a weekend-long event designed to give students a first-hand introduction to the innovation economy inBoston.
         Location:  Microsoft NERD Center - 1 Memorial Drive - CambridgeMA 02142
•   When: Weekend of Friday, Oct 22 thru Sunday Oct 24th

Whew! That was a lot! Get pumped for this amazing month and we'll see you out there!

Have any questions? Contact Jason [at] GreenhornConnect [dot] com