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June 2016

Negotiating Term Sheets and Valuations

June 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, 02111
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Free

You’ve spent the last several months meeting with many investors to raise money for your company.  It’s likely been a long process and now you’ve finally found a partner that is interested.  Now comes the part where you start to discuss the terms of the investment.  If you’ve never been through this process before, it can seem very daunting.  What are standard deal terms? Which ones are negotiable?  What is a fair valuation for my company?  Ultimately, what is a…

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July 2016

Early Stage Funding for Startups w/Eric Paley (Founder Collective)

July 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pivotal, 145 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
$11 – $22

Join us in conversation with Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective, an early stage fund started by a team of entrepreneurs that launched companies and led them through successful exits. Eric will share his extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur, growing and managing lean startups as well as his early investments in companies like Uber, About.Me, Hotel Tonight, Kitchen Surfing, Skillshare, and many others.

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Mass Innovation Nights #88

July 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

We are back again at LogMeIn for our next event, MIN #88! But wait, prepare to be even more impressed than before, this is LogMeIn's brand NEW, SUPER SLEEK location in Boston's Fort Point. It is the same street (just the other side of the street).10 innovative products are ready to showcase on TUESDAY (yes, TUESDAY) July 12th!

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The Business of Beer: Panel and Tasting

July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Innovation Center (Cambridge), One Broadway, Fifth Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
$20

Boston's craft beer scene is bubbling! Local companies are disrupting the industry and creating unique experiences, flavors, and combinations that rival the oldest brands.  On Thursday, July 14th, Branchfood is teaming up with General Assembly to chat about the business of brewing and understand the past, present, and future of the Boston beer scene. Join us for a panel of beer experts from local breweries - large, small, and in between - who will tell us how they got started, where they found funding,…

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Boston ENET: SOLD OUT!!! “EntrepreneurSHIP” 2016! The 14th Annual Sunset Cruise and Networking Evening on Boston Harbor

July 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Rowe’s Wharf, Rowe's Wharf
Boston, MA United States

SOLD OUT!!! THE "EntrepreneurSHIP" 2016 IS SOLD OUT! Due to a surge in electronic registrations for the July 14th cruise "EntrepreneurSHIP" 2016 before the closure of electronic registrations on Wednesday, July 13th at 11 a.m., (as determined late Wednesday afternoon), the boat's capacity has been reached, and the cruise is sold out. THERE WILL BE NO DOCKSIDE REGISTRATIONS. ONLY THOSE PREREGISTERED BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th, BY 11 A.M. MAY ATTEND. Thank you to all who preregistered, and we look forward…

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MassChallenge: Startup Pitches and Pizza

July 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The first meetup of the summer season is upon us and MassChallenge is ready to show off some of the awesome startups that call the Boston area home. This event will feature 3 startup pitches followed by some light food and networking. Participating Startups: Tranquilo Mat LeakSpotter Stay tuned for the last startup!

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Thinking About the Exit: The Acquisition

July 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$30

Wednesday July 20th 6-8pm at Morgan Lewis, One Federal St. Boston, MA 02110-1726 United States Acquisition is often hailed as the 'Holy Grail' for startups, but what does an exit actually look like for companies planning for and going through acquisition? We've assembled a panel of experts who have seen acquisitions from all sides and can tell you what to expect and how to engineer your own exit. Get tips on best practices: from knowing which companies are right for you and meeting…

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You Have The Money – Now What? Finance & Accounting for Startups Post Investment

July 26, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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$30

Tuesday July 26th - 11:45am - 2:00pm @ MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Avenue, Boston You Have the Money – Now What? Finance & Accounting for Startups Post Investment Whether you are currently looking for funding or you’ve managed to raise funds - you will need to make sure you manage that investment the right way to keep your leadership team focused and your investor happy. During this workshop we’ll dig into the ways you can manage and track your funds to…

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August 2016

Pitch Perfect

August 24, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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$30

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, 11:15pm-2:00pm @ Workbar Cambridge Central Sq: 45 Prospect St Blood, sweat, and tears were just the beginning. Now, you have to tell your story and sell someone on your startup. You only have a few minutes to get an investor’s attention and convey the essence of your business concisely and convincingly. Don’t let a few words (or lengthy ones) trip you up. Join us for this intimate, hands-on, peer pitch practice workshop to get polished and ready…

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PTC Demo Night

August 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Avenue, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02210 United States

The second meetup of summer is upon us and MassChallenge is ready to show off some of the awesome startups that call the Boston area home. This event will feature a presentation and product demo by Michael Campbell, Executive Vice President of Vuforia Studio at PTC, along with three startup pitches in the hardware and connected device industries. Harpoon Beer and Pizza will be provided, first come first serve so be sure to arrive early :) Participating Startups: - Ernit -…

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September 2016

The Future Of Voting In Your Hands

September 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Progam Overview: Voatz (a local startup) is hosting a community voting day via its award winning mobile voting platform on September 6th 2016. Potential voters and various local stakeholders will be able participate in live voting focusing on several current events and issues of importance (including a mock version of the upcoming Massachusetts State Primary) via a compatible smartphone (or via a Voatz Ballot Station in case they don’t have a compatible smartphone). All votes will be fully anonymous and realtime…

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Mass Innovation Nights #90

September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BUILD Space, 23 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210 United States
Free

We are back for our fourth time at Autodesk AND this time in their super cool BUILD space at their new Seaport District location! 11 innovative products will be showcased in this space dedicated for digital fabrication. When? Wednesday, September 14th at 6pm. Mass Innovation Nights are monthly product showcase and networking events featuring local startups at various locations throughout the Boston area.

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TCN Upstart: Robotics with Joe Jones, Pioneer in Creating Practical Robots with IRobot, Harvest Automation and Franklin Robotics

September 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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FREE

Thursday September 15th | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA (map) TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in a casual cafe setting. Joe Jones Joe's passion is to create practical robots. Robots that interest…

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Cannabis: From the Shadows to a Billion Dollar Pharmaceutical Industry

September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Peabody Marriott, 8A Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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$25 – $40

With a fascinating and at times sordid history, the use of cannabis dates back to prehistoric times. The United States banned the use of cannabis in the early 1930s, but today it has evolved into a partially legalized, multi-billion dollar industry. Current market estimates forecast the Massachusetts medical marijuana market to grow to nearly $80 million in 2016, to possibly over $1 billion at full maturity. James Kurnick, M.D., Founder and CEO of MassMedicum – one of the first 15…

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October 2016

Applying for Angel Funding- Part 1: An Angel’s Perspective

October 5, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Venture Development Center, UMASS, Wheatley Hall, Third Floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393 United States
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$30

The Capital Network Presents: Applying for Angel Funding- Part 1: An Angel's Perspective Wednesday October 5th - 11:45am - 2:00pm @ Venture Development Center, UMASS Wheatley Hall, Third Floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect, what they like to see, and how to make your application and pitch stand out. Questions answered…

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November 2016

The Capital Network: Understanding Angel & Venture Term Sheets: A Play In 3 Acts

November 1, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$30

Tuesday, November 1st 11:45 - 2:00pm Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110 Term sheets got you tearing your hair out? Come to Understanding Angel & Venture Term Sheets: A Play In 3 Acts where you will experience an in-depth discussion hosted by some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys. Through re-enactment of negotiations, you'll understand how all parties: entrepreneurs, engineers and investors understand this process from their own perspectives. High growth investments are complex: but rest assured this workshop will cut…

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January 2020

Boston New Technology Augmented & Virtual Reality Startup Showcase #BNT109

January 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PTC Needham, MA United States + Google Map
Free – $15

Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting products and network with the Boston-area startup community! Free advance tickets for Investors and AR-VR-MR companies. Learn More & Register: http://bit.ly/BNT109

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February 2020

Perfecting Your Pitch Workshop

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
50 Milk Street 20th Floor, 50 Milk Street, 20th Floor: "Lighthouse"
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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$30

Do you need help talking about your brand and communicating your story? Are you looking to expand your food business with new sales accounts and bigger opportunities? Are you trying to raise money for your business? If any of this applies to you, please join us for a workshop on improving and refining your pitch. This friendly gathering will feature real pitches given by local brand founders and an open feedback exchange with experienced professionals in the food space as…

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March 2020

Perfecting your product development with Jeff Champagne (Director of Business Development at MPR)

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IDEA SPACE, 867 BOYLSTON ST FL 5
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$10

Startup Grind Fireside Chat: From Concept to Commercialization, Jeff has helped clients solve big challenges in biotech, medical devices, specialty chemistry, energy, advanced materials, food and consumer products. A Creative MBA, Jeff develops relationships with business leaders to help them benefit from the expertise of a network of analysts and engineers. Clients improve productivity and profitability. Specializing in disruptive emerging technologies, Jeff is able to help clients define road maps, navigate obstacles, and realize objectives to speed up commercialization efforts.…

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May 2020

Food Edge is Back! Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

May 6 @ 8:45 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Innovation and Design Building, 21 Drydock Avenue
Boston, 02210 United States
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$349 – $449

Food Edge is BACK for its third year! Get your Early Bird Tickets now and save $100. Hurry before they're gone! Join us May 6-7 for a first-of-its-kind summit that brings together the food industry's largest brands, alongside dynamic startups and disruptive leaders, to help you find your brand's edge. Packed with two days of inspiring speakers, innovation workshops, and fireside chats, we'll explore the trends, strategies, and capabilities that can become your edge in the marketplace -- everything from…

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