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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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CORE STORY Workshop: Moving Investors and Markets to Say “Tell Me More!”

August 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States
$179

COMMUNICATIONS AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING YOU DO. PERIOD.  Who you are. What you do. Why anyone should listen and care. Investors and successful entrepreneurs will tell you that your story can make or break your company. You need to be as good talking-about-what-you-do as what-you-do. Make it a lesser priority, you will surely be lost in the competitive noise. It is not just about your investor deck or elevator pitch, but your core story and the science-based strategies to get markets and…

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September 2016

Funding Strategies for Founders & CFOs – Answering the when, how, with whom and what to raise

September 7, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Wednesday September 7th - 11:45am - 2:00pm @ MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Avenue, Boston CFOs and CEOs have different views about strategizing for funding. Get the insider perspective from experienced CFOs and CEOs who will help you answer questions such as: - How & when do you plan for funding? - How do you know what to raise? - How do you manage your investors post-funding? - How can the CEO and CFO relationship keep things moving? (Hint: it's about a lot more…

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FREE Master Class at Venture Cafe: One Secret Trick to Getting Picked for Funding

September 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

"Really entertaining. It was one where you hung on every word he spoke."
"So great. He's a great storyteller. Very dynamic…"
"The guy has a wealth of experience, and fabulous examples and stories."

FREE workshop on how to raise money from an Ivy League award-winning public speaker whose startup was bought by Warner Brothers for $160 million.

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Anatomy Of A Unicorn: Metrics For Growth with DraftKings and SevOne Founders

September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$35

Wednesday September 14, 6-8pm at Cooley, 500 Boylston, 14th Floor, Boston. Anatomy of a Unicorn: Metrics for Growth unicorn (noun)  uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn\ definition: a start-up company valued at over $1 billion. The list of unicorns includes the likes of Slack, Uber, Airbnb, Draft Kings, and other greats. So, how do you know if your company will rise to that level? Is the unicorn explosion a fad or is there a secret sauce that only a few founders know how to…

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Funding 101: Pathways for Funding Your Startup

September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, 110 Canal St
Lowell, MA 01854 United States
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$30

Tuesday  September 27, 6-8pm UMASS Lowell Innovation Hub (IHub), 110 Canal St. Lowell, MA 01854 While bootstrapping may be preferred, some businesses are almost impossible to launch and grow without capital. From angel & VC investments to crowdfunding, SBIR grants and debt financing, opportunities for funding seem endless... and confusing. Join The Capital Network for an evening with a veteran panel of experts from the Angel, Venture Capital, Crowdfunding and Banking worlds who will compare and contrast the many ways you can fund your…

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Don’t Miss the Live Semi-Final Pitch Off! RSVP Now for the Diabetes Innovation Challenge

September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sherman Center UMass Medical School, 55 N. Lake Ave
Worcester, MA 01655 United States
$20.00

Watch 15 Semi-finalists in a live pitch off at the first ever Diabetes Innovation Challenge presented by T1D Exchange and M2D2. Great opportunity for networking, meeting investors, like minded entrepreneurs, and seeing novel innovation in diabetes care. September 29, 2016 - Clinical Semi-Finals                                        Register: http://bit.ly/DiabetesInnoSemis   Any questions please contact MaryAnn Picard at MaryAnn_picard@uml.edu

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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

Scaling Up Business: How to Differentiate Yourself to Go from Baby Star to Big Star

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Yard: Back Bay, 120 St James Ave, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$20

With Brad Blazar - Author, Speaker & Network Host at Learn to Soar Network and Founder at 5 Star Capital. Change Your Mindset...Change Your Life! Learn about The Art of Beliefology™. Learn More & Register: http://bit.ly/BNTsub4

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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

Employee Compensation & Equity: Preparing for Growth

March 9 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Free – $35

Understanding equity compensation is crucial as you prepare to grow and scale your team.  Learn how to create an equity plan that’s both attractive to new hires and promotes retention.  We’ll discuss best equity compensation practices from a legal and accounting perspective when hiring, firing and incentivizing your team that will align with your startup’s fundraising and growth goals. Questions that will be covered include: What is equity and how do you allocate it? As an early stage company with…

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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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[Virtual] Angel Launch + Free Capital Raising Workshop

March 31 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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$20 – $35

Now Virtual an Free to Atend 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 first round. Nomi Beauty got $1 million. A new delivery service just raised $400K. Pretty Simple and HigherMe together received over $300,000. So far,…

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April 2020

Aligning Development & Funding Strategies for MedTech Startups

April 2 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Venture Cafe Cambridge, One Broadway, 15th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Join Healthcare Innovator, Aidan Petrie as he facilitates a conversation between Joe Gordon, Vice President of Innovation at Ximedica and Brian Clancy, Co-Lead for AppScript by IQVIA, about what medical technology entrepreneurs need to know about developing medical products for successful fundraising in 2020 and beyond. This event is being held as part of the weekly Venture Cafe Cambridge Thursday Gathering.

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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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NECEC Webinar: One-on-One with a Seed/Series A Investor

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom Boston, United States + Google Map
Free

Learn about how COVID-19 is affecting the startup ecosystem and ask questions to help you and your startup navigate the funding process in NECEC Navigate’s webinar on April 23, featuring cleantech investors from CleanCapital and LaunchNY. We will dive into Series Seed vs Series A, tips on approaching and connecting with potential cleantech funders and investors, and strategies on maintaining strategic partnerships. Register here: https://bit.ly/3edIXWE

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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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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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