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August 2016

Office Hours: Hal Charnley

August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

With over two decades of experience as a CEO leading technology companies through their expansion stages, Hal brings pragmatic perspectives and advice to those looking to "get to the next level" with their businesses. Whether its building the executive team, raising capital, handling those tricky co-founder issues, or brainstorming your next great idea, Hal is here to help. He's seen dozens of businesses as CEO, Board member or advisor and believes that 80% of the challenges that every business faces…

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Office Hours: Steve Davis

August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Steve Davis is a business growth and sales channel expert ‰ÛÒ as the Founder of The CXO Advisory Group, provides part-time COO and Chief Revenue Officer services. Steve works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers who want to accelerate revenue growth to the next level and seize the most attractive growth opportunities. He has been a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs over 25 years helping them improve business development, gain sales traction and has coached them on how to build…

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Office Hours: Marty Sack

August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years and is a regular business mentor at the Venture Cafe. As a Certified SCORE Mentor he brings with him the resources of more than forty additional successful executives, Venture Capitalists, Marketing and Digital Marketing experts, small business owners, and other Professionals from diverse areas of business and non-profits‰ÛÒall volunteers offering free business advice and mentoring services. Marty is the now retired co-founder and CEO of LunchDates Dating…

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Office Hours: Investors Collaborative

August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Investors Collaborative (iC) provides venture capital to select early stage companies in a wide range of industry sectors including software, IT, biotechnology, clean technology, healthcare, energy, communications, hardware, and professional services. They seek to help individuals developing innovative technologies build world class companies. Reserve 15 minutes with iC here.

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Office Hours: Joe Caruso

August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an ‰ÛÏAdvocate for entrepreneurs‰۝ as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO‰۪s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution. Reserve 30 minutes with Joe here.

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Office Hours: Andreas Randow

August 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

You built something? It solves a problem. Great. You think you understand your market. Do you? Join Andreas Randow and figure out together where you're at and what needs to be done to turn your product into a functioning company. RSVP here. .

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The Boston Startup Tour

August 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
South Station, South Station
Boston, MA 02110 United States
$35

Join us for a deep dive into Boston's startup ecosystem. Meet key people in the innovation community, discover great coworking spaces, and talk directly with fellow entrepreneurs. Perhaps you're making a move to Boston to launch your new venture, or maybe you've been working here a while but you've never engaged in the community? Boston Startup Tours aims to set your bearings and empower you to make the most of the Boston startup ecosystem. Agenda 3:00 - 3:45: Startup Briefing…

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Art Martin: Business Startup Expert, MSBDC

August 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

Our Experts on Site™ program is where access to experts in various fields are provided, pro bono (i.e.at no charge; no strings attached) by scheduled appointments on the date that the Expert is at TechSandBox.These are one-to-one, face-to-face meetings offered by the Expert in order to help innovative companies and entrepreneurs with some of their questions and concerns. www.techsandbox.org/experts-on-site-officehours.html Free but registration on our CRM system is required: no walk ins. Experts on Site is offered to leaders of startup…

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Office Hours: Mike Sandman

August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Mike Sandman counsels SCORE Boston. He had a career in composites manufacturing and then became a consultant in the field of competitive intelligence. During his 25 years in manufacturing he developed materials ranging from Kevlar-reinforced sailcloth to fishing rods and radomes. He also ran a startup making closed-loop controls systems for production of sythnetic fiber. In his consulting work, he helped firms offering software for computer security, internet search, settop TV boxes, and workgroup collaboration as well as in products…

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Office Hours: Marcus Yee

August 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Marcus has over 20 years of sales and sales consulting experience at IBM working in multiple sales and business development roles. He specializes in strategic and sales process consulting to shorten sales cycles to customers and to empower IBM business partners that drive multi-millions of IBM annual revenues. Since 2015, he has been on a team that work with startups, entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and VCs in the Cambridge/Boston area. He regularly consults with startups on their go to market strategies,…

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Office Hours: Marty Sack

August 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years and is a regular business mentor at the Venture Cafe. As a Certified SCORE Mentor he brings with him the resources of more than forty additional successful executives, Venture Capitalists, Marketing and Digital Marketing experts, small business owners, and other Professionals from diverse areas of business and non-profits‰ÛÒall volunteers offering free business advice and mentoring services. Marty is the now retired co-founder and CEO of LunchDates Dating…

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Office Hours: Joe Caruso

August 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an ‰ÛÏAdvocate for entrepreneurs‰۝ as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO‰۪s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution. Reserve 30 minutes with Joe here.

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Office Hours with George Mabry

August 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global bio-pharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If you are seeking feedback on your business concept, come prepared with high-level materials to explain your idea, including information on the market, team, and how you are addressing the problem / opportunity. Reserve 30 minutes with George…

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Office Hours with George Mabry

August 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global bio-pharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If you are seeking feedback on your business concept, come prepared with high-level materials to explain your idea, including information on the market, team, and how you are addressing the problem / opportunity. Reserve 30 minutes with George…

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Office Hours: Hal Charnley

August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

With over two decades of experience as a CEO leading technology companies through their expansion stages, Hal brings pragmatic perspectives and advice to those looking to "get to the next level" with their businesses. Whether its building the executive team, raising capital, handling those tricky co-founder issues, or brainstorming your next great idea, Hal is here to help. He's seen dozens of businesses as CEO, Board member or advisor and believes that 80% of the challenges that every business faces…

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Office Hours: Jacquie Kay

August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

As an entrepreneur and educator, Jacquie works globally and locally, advising businesses, leaders, and organizations in planning and managing innovation, ventures, start-ups and projects. She founded two for-profit companies, WPI, Inc. and The Sun Walking Group, and, was founder of the Asian Community Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation. WPI, Inc., for 35 years, under Jacquie‰۪s guidance, was a successful international development firm. In 2012, she started up the Sun Walking Group, a sustainable and strategic planning corporation. Sun Walking assists…

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September 2016

Office Hours with George Mabry

September 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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and grow their ventures. The Caf̩ is open to all members of the innovation community‰ÛÓstop by to try it out. "

George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global bio-pharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If you are seeking feedback on your business concept, come prepared with high-level materials to explain your idea, including information on the market, team, and how you are addressing the problem / opportunity. Caf̩ Nights @ RIC in…

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January 2020

2020 Olympic Sports & Innovation

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, 02142 United States
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Free

  Join us for an evening dedicated to the 2020 Olympics, sports, and innovation! Venture Café’s Innovations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will go behind the scenes with a selection of Tokyo 2020 Olympic sponsors to examine just how multi-national companies and local New England companies are using technology to expand human boundaries.   AGENDA AT A GLANCE 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   OFFICE HOURS 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM   KICK-OFF & WELCOME (Havana Room) 4:15 PM – 4:45…

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March 2020

Office Hours: Chuck Goldstone at Venture Cafe

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holidays
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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April 2020

Remote Work Series: Remote Office Etiquette in Stressful Times

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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$34.99

You need people to have confidence in your leadership and you want to build a culture of trust but your team is remote, your clients are remote and you're remote. How do you take command, establish a team culture and exert influence in a virtual workplace? In this 30-minute online executive briefing, Sophaya CEO, Mari Anne Snow, will use the Microsoft Teams platform to give you expert advice on remote work "office" etiquette. Snow will provide concrete examples drawn from…

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