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March 2020

Simple & Secure IT Infrastructure for Healthcare and Life Science Companies

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
CIC 101 Main, 101 Main
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Leostream and Scale Computing enable healthcare and research organizations to streamline IT management time and budget by consolidating and centralizing user desktops while delivering end-user mobility and the freedom to access virtual desktops anytime, from anywhere, on any device. This event will focus on: Simplifying IT infrastructure and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management while improving performance Improving security and access control Rapid deployment of virtual desktops Creating an environment managed and maintained with existing IT staff Presenters: Karen Gondoly -…

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Office Hours: Chuck Goldstone at Venture Cafe

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

It’s about the story..... and a clear and focused strategy. Startups often falter, not because their technologies aren’t good, but because the stories they tell about them aren’t. We’ll chat about both content and intent: Stepping back to find the right message for each audience (be it investor or market), making it clear and engaging, making it memorable (differentiating it from others competing for attention), and moving audiences to action. It will influence your narrative as well as your internal…

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FUNDING ENVIRONMENT IN NEW ENGLAND

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WeWork, 745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Free

Panel discussion As we launch into a new decade with the buzz around tech growth in Boston, startup fundraising continues to be ever changing in New England, including fundraising structures, sizes of rounds, players involved, etc. If your startup will be looking for initial or follow-on funding in 2020, you should be aware of what is happening in the current market and changes that could affect your ability to attract and close a successful round. Join The Startup Coalition, where…

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(Postponed: New date TBD) Raising A Seed Round: Creating a Fundraising Strategy for Female Founders

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Free

Consistent with Governor Baker’s guidance 3.10.20, effective immediately through Friday, May 1, 2020, we are postponing this workshop. New date TBD. The pressures of running a business while looking for funding causes many startup founders to underestimate the importance of creating a clear fundraising strategy. You don’t want to waste your (and the investor’s) time raising money without a clear timeline and plan. In this workshop, experienced investors and entrepreneurs will guide you on how to best, prepare, plan and execute…

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SGO DEI Webinar: Inclusive Recruiting & Talent Acquisition in the Workplace

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MA United States + Google Map
Free

Recruiters and talent acquisition leaders play an important role in attracting employees to companies. Beyond recruiting employees, it is helpful to have a long-term strategy in place to create a more efficient, productive, and intentional hiring process. In this webinar we will: Review the differences between recruiting and acquiring Debunk the myth about “not finding qualified diverse candidates” Understand why workplaces have a hard time recruiting people from socially marginalized backgrounds Provide insight on how to strategically attract talented candidates Join us…

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April 2020

Balancing personal and company branding for founders- Parna Sarkar-Basu (Brand and Buzz Marketing)

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

#SGvirtual Startup Grind Fireside Chat with Parna Sarkar-Basu About the Speaker: A tech evangelist, Parna Sarkar-Basu serves as a strategic advisor to transformational leaders and technology pioneers, and helps them launch and reinvent companies. Her expertise includes changing market perception, building market relevance, corporate (re)-positioning and new market entry as well as helping companies navigate the digital era. Recipient of multiple awards, Parna has been instrumental in propelling tech companies into innovation leaders in highly competitive markets, including artificial intelligence,…

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International Considerations When Filing Patents

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom Boston, United States + Google Map

Patents are vital for moving new inventions and discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.  However, securing strong patents worldwide is expensive and difficult, and one of the most common pitfalls is to treat patents as a commodity or an expense where costs should be minimized, rather than as a significant value driver for the business.  This talk will not only look at the basics of patenting, but also discuss how patents are filed and prosecuted in internationally, and some…

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WEBINAR | CARES Act: What’s in it for Startups?

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

We’re running this event as a LIVE webinar. We’ll email the link to all the registrants shortly before the event starts.  Any questions, please email team@thecapitalnetwork.org The $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package signed recently, officially known as the CARES Act, includes the nearly $350 Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The new loan program is designed to help small businesses with their payroll and other business operating expenses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will forgive the portion of…

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The Power of Perseverance and Resiliency with Marques Ogden (NFL and author of Success Cycle)

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online United States + Google Map
Free – $20

A little background about Marques, in 2003, he was drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman, after 5 years of playing in league, he decided to retire and pursue a career in construction and contracting. At the age of 27, Marques founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises. The company had fast growth and in 2010, Marques won The African American Subcontractor of the Year Award in the state of Maryland. Eventually his business went bankrupt, losing almost…

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ODSC Virtual AI Career Expo

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Whether you are trying to kick-start or accelerate your data science career, the first ever ODSC Virtual AI Career Expo 2020 is the place to be. Multiple hiring partners will be seeking talented individuals to fill their open data science positions - reach out to them virtually - no matter where you are in the world. Book your free ticket today and: learn about the open positions each employer is looking to fill. apply with your resume right away get actionable…

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Virtual AI Expo @ ODSC East 2020

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Engage with multiple vendors to find your next AI solution or AI partner no matter where you are in the world. By attending the first ever Virtual AI Expo @ODSC East 2020 you get a unique opportunity to access and interact with leading AI product providers - and be ready to make build vs buy desicion. Book your Virtual AI Expo Pass to get direct access to: Multiple Expo Partner Virtual Booths, among which are Snowplow Analytics, Microsoft, SAS, dotData, DataRobot, Futurewei, Plotly, phData, SFL…

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How Boston Businesses Can Manage their Finances Better

April 21 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

While we regularly spotlight different businesses around Boston, we felt it prudent under the current circumstances to provide some thoughts on the financial side too. After all, money is the lifeblood of every business and when that dries up, the company is likely to struggle unless the situation rectifies itself.  Here are some thoughts on how the Boston business community can manage financial bumps in the road or handle unpredictable trading seasons.  Flexible Workforce Planning A flexible workforce is one…

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[Virtual] Angel Launch + Capital Raising Workshop

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MA United States + Google Map
Free

Join us as Angel VCs examine deals and help you shape your future. More Investors - more feedback - same prizes! Free to attend - to pitch go to bit.ly/blooza Open to all Entrepreneurs. Now with a great line-up of our most active Angel VCs: Join us for a chance to get funded. Previous winners like Alyce raised $5.4 million beginning with a $500,000 through us. SeedCX received funding offers from 2 of the judges and $1.25 million toward their…

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Virtual Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Zoom, Zoom Conferencing
Online, MA United States
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Free

Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts: A summit for arts & culture leaders committed to building equity Friday, April 24th: Celebrating our arts community. Visual and performing artists will be presenting work via a digital release party. Saturday, April 25th: Critical conversations towards culture shifts. An action packed day of breakout workshops, panel discussions, and round table meetings, hosted via Zoom. Sunday, April 26th: Community response & healing A series of 1hr drop-ins will feature national leaders at the…

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Webinar: How to Win Press For Your Startup

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Want to win media coverage for your startup but can’t afford to spend a small fortune on traditional PR agency fees? Well, you’re definitely not alone. The “as seen in” banner on a startup’s website is increasingly seen as the badge of legitimacy for any growing company. Being able to boast about a Tech Crunch, Venture Beat or Next Web feature can build a huge amount of trust, authority, and exposure with potential customers and investors. But how do you…

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May 2020

U.S. Innovation Funding for International Startups

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

International startups comprise a growing number of companies in the U.S., and these companies are consistently stimulating the economy here through growth and innovation.  However, many are not aware of all the financial incentives available to them in the United States, including the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. The U.S. definition of R&D is incredibly broad – as long as the U.S. operations include developing or improving your technology and that work is primarily in a hard science field,…

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Innovation: Successfully Delivering the “New” Client Expectations with Norm Brzycki (Dash Strategic)

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GoToWebinar United States + Google Map
Free

Workshop/Fireside Chat: Innovation is a practical, no-nonsense way of creating a context and culture of innovation and change for your company. It is about the "new" customer expectations, solving real problems with the goal of connecting with your customers on a deeper, intuitive level while driving quality and increasing the value you bring as well as revenue and profitability. Your business and the entire competitive business world are focused on measuring results and returns and that is appropriate and important.…

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Boston Tech Comes Together to Help Conquer COVID-19 Virtual Summit #BNT113

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar MA United States + Google Map
Free

Join us to see 8 educational and inspiring presentations, ask your questions and network with us virtually! Learn More & RSVP Free: http://bit.ly/BNT113 Apply to present for free by 4/23: https://forms.gle/QjL7DQuMtswNJt4r9

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Today’s Funding Environment

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom Boston, United States + Google Map
Free

As we emerge from the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions in New England, startup fundraising has become even more challenging, including fundraising structures, sizes of rounds, players involved, contingency planning, etc. If your startup will be looking for initial or follow-on funding in 2020, you should be aware of what is happening in the current market and changes that could affect your ability to attract and close a successful round. Join The Startup Coalition, where moderator Eric Solem will host a panel discussion…

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June 2020

Boston New Technology Tech for COVID-19 Showcase #BNT114

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar MA United States + Google Map
Free

Join us to learn about 6 innovative and exciting Tech for COVID-19 products from local founders, ask your questions and network with us virtually! Learn More & RSVP Free: http://bit.ly/BNT114 Founders, sign up to present for free: http://bit.ly/bntDemo

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