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105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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June 2015

The Software Cluster Gathers – mini unconference

June 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Starting at 6pm, we’ll kick off the night asking people to give a 1-2 minute intro to themselves, their business, their needs, their interests, and things they'd like to discuss -- anything related to software including mobile, gaming, and IoT.  We’ll vote and the best three who will get to lead a discussion on the topic in separate break-out rooms! Then, at the end of the evening, we’ll do roundtable discussions on topics and speakers people want to see for…

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July 2015

RoboSAM MEMs

July 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - July 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
$25 – $35

This is an event discussing RoboSAM MEMs.

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Expert On Site Barbara Finer for Office Hours

July 6, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

Barbara Finer has been running TechSandBox for two years and has a career helping companies determine their value proposition and business model.

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SW/loT eCommerce Company/Hites

July 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
$25 – $35

SW/loT eCommerce Company/Hites

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128ICG’s Piranha Pond practice session

July 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

The night we coach the startups. Audience welcome. Piranha Pond is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures.

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Expert in Business Plans and Operations: Art Martin, MSBDC

July 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

We offer access to Experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization offer their time, pro bono. See the schedule for who is coming in and when

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Piranha Pond comes to TechSandBox

July 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$35

Piranha Pond is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be “In” or “Out.”

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Expert Onsite James Geshwiler, Common Angels

July 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

We offer access to Experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization offer their time, pro bono. See the schedule for who is coming in and when.

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The Reality of a Net Zero Home

July 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

The speaker will be Carter Scott.

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SW/IoT SIG: Complex Stakeholders of Ed Tech

July 23, 2015 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

The complex stakeholders in Ed Tech: A case presentation and brainstorm. Case.

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August 2015

Meet Some Crowdfunded Companies

August 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

A panel of people who have done it and what they recommend to be successful. The speakers will be Peter Alberti, Steve Schwartz, Rich Westelman, and Dan Grunberg.  

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September 2015

Robotics in Industrial Applications

September 14, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

TJ Watson and Dr. Yi-Je Lim with Walrus and RoNA robots: search and rescue, medicine and more

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Clean Tech Smart Grid

September 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Leo Ryan, Market Executive, EHE Inc.
Sidharth Choudhary is a Member of the Grid Integration research group at Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
Bic Stevens, Clean Tech Capital Advisors, Cleantech Investment Banking & Business Development
Mak Joshi, Director, Energy Management Platform, Strategy and Innovation, Schneider Electric

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Life Sciences Equipment and Other Resources in Metro495

September 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:10 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Did you know that as an entrepreneur, even one not currently affiliated with a university or research lab, that there are resources available to help you do the research, testing and early trials? All within a 15 mile commute of TechSandBox!

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Privacy in the Era of Internet-of-Things (IoT)

September 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Keynote: Steve Duplessie, Founder, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on the privacy challenges of both B2B and B2C IoT products.

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October 2015

Networking: Startup Setup: Structure, Law, Payroll, etc.

October 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Wondering about which corporate structure makes sense (LLC, C Corp, etc.) if any and when and why you might need it? Interested in understanding 1099/contractors v. employees and best practices and obligations? What about payroll and taxes, even for yourself?

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The Small and Powerful World of MEMs

October 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

MEMSIC and MIcromachines share what's important and new in the world of MEMs.

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Life Science Provisional Patents and Cases/Examples

October 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:10 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

How to develop a Provisional Patent, that really works, on your own! Sean Detweiler and Stanley F. Chalvire, Attorneys, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C and cases by Paul Hayre and Kryngle Daly

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Clean Tech in Building Management and Green-ness

October 20, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:25 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

What technologies actually work to help reduce energy needs and save money in commercial buildings and campuses?

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SW/loT Building an eCommerce Company

October 22, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

You'd think that with e-commerce being over 15 years old, it'd be easy to start an e-commerce company. But, it isn't.

There are the technical challenges AND the customer attraction challenges. Often, the initial technical platform is temporary until the company grows – so, what are the tools, the decision points for getting started and building a more rock-solid infrastructure? Costs? Open source?

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November 2015

RoboSAM Transportation

November 2, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

advances in technology applied to transportation

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Networking: Developing and Practicing a Pitch

November 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
$25 – $35

It's pitch competition time: come get feedback beforehand! In preparation for our Annual Pitch Fest & Fest (and other competitions), we offer an intense two+ hours learning how to structure a pitch presentation. And, several people will get the chance to volunteer to show us what they've done. Barb Finer, our CEO, has worked with 100's of companies on their business plans and pitches, getting significant funding for several. During her years of mentoring, she has developed a pitch deck…

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Life Science Ways to Bootstrap and Local Resources

November 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
$25 – $35

journey with entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped

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Clean Technology State & Local Support Round Table

November 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
$20

Clean Technology State & Local Support Round Table

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November 19, 2015 Digital’s THIRD WAVE in Healthcare is Here!

November 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
$25 – $35

Digital’s THIRD WAVE in Healthcare is Here!

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December 2015

Pitch Fest Competition: Audience Choice and Investor Prizes

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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35$ – 45$

pitch competition: 12 finalists go in front of investors & audience

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April 2016

Expert Art Martin, Office Hours at TechSandBox

April 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

Office hours by appointment -- experts giving back

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May 2016

Municipal-level Advances in Clean Tech and Energy

May 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

towns and cities can play leading roles in promoting environmental stewardship and local energy resilience

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June 2016

Technology for Sustainable Agriculture – Feeding a Growing Population

June 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

https://tech.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_216677 Food systems account for 30% percent of the energy consumption, over 70% of freshwater withdrawals and more than 20%of GHG emissions worldwide. Forecasts indicate that we will need to produce at least 60% more food by 2050 to meet demands of growing populations and emerging economies, centered in urban areas. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) can help meet the nutritional needs of a growing population with greater resource efficiency and fewer environmental impacts. This panel will review the deployment of…

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Office hours: Nick Pappas, MassVentures

June 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

http://www.techsandbox.org/experts-on-site-officehours.html

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Making it in Massachusetts- literally: manufacturing and product development

June 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$30 – $40

Manufacturing Showcase by companies in MetroWest-Worcester region

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Office Hours with Alan Philips, Angel Capital and Media

June 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Free

Alan Philips shares his expertise and offers advice

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Nick Pappas MassVentures Office Hours

June 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Nick Pappas of MassVentures shares his expertise and offers advice

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Life Sci SIG Technologies targeting neurological disorders or, I Sing the Body Electric

June 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

neuro-therapies may provide suppression of many issues with pain without drugs

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July 2016

Apply to Pitch at Piranha Pond — applications thru 7/6/2016

July 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$50

Applications due 7/6 for chance to pitch to investors on 7/14

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Piranha Pond Practice Session – 128ICG+TechSandBox

July 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
Free

This is the program run by 128ICG for several years. Startups applied to get one of 8 slots to pitch in front of a panel of qualified investors. Those who got selected to pitch will have the chance to practice ahead of time and to get feedback tonight (7/11) which is a few nights before the official program. Then, on July 14, Investors listen to the five minute pitches and vote on whether they'll grant a  follow on meeting. 7/11/2016…

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Piranha Pond Pitch Night at TechSandBox

July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$35 – $50

Startups apply to get one of 8 slots to pitch in front of a panel of quaified investors.

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Affordable staff for startups with Leanne Rodd Expert

July 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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The Best of the Paying it Forward Model! 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. Experts on Site is offered to leaders of startup companies (or those thinking…

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Business Law Advice: Josh French – Expert

July 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Josh can answer questions and point you in the right direction for legal formation, equity/ownership, and other business startup law questions. 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. Experts…

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Sean Detweiler — Expert on Patents

July 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Sean is patent attorney with our Sponsor, Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton. He is brilliant and can help you with your patent strategy. What can you do yourself? Should you get a patent? More. 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…

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August 2016

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 with Interim CFO- help for startups

August 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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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. Links http://www.techsandbox.org/experts-on-site-officehours.html https://tech.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_161523 to sign up directly Free but registration on our CRM system is required: no walk ins. Experts on Site…

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SULU #4 – mentor and startup meetup

August 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$10

http://www.techsandbox.org/SULU.html This month, we flip the program and have the Mentors tell us who they are so entrepreneurs can meet with the ones that make sense. Focused networking to help entrepreneurs and make connections! 6-8pm; snacks. Free parking.$10 https://tech.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_219212 to sign up

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September 2016

How Individuals Can Impact the Sustainability Behaviors of Corporations

September 8, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

https://tech.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_220383 Individuals actually have a very powerful way to influence climate change: invest only in companies that are serious about sustainability. You have the power! For tonight’s program, we look at the ‘ESG rating and screening process’ – Environmental, Social & Governance criteria – to which most public companies are subjected. ESG looks at such things as the carbon footprints of a company’s products and components (ex. RoHS, use of conflict minerals), its overall energy use and carbon emissions, waste…

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It’s All About Getting Customers: Driving the Sales Process

September 8, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Yes, small and startup businesses can use modern tools cost-effectively to create effective marketing campaigns that drive the sales process.  Join us at TechSandBox as Joe Moriarty, CEO, Content Raven and Pete Gracey, CEO, Quota Factory share helpful hints about tools and resources available to help accelerate your success.  You’ve developed your product/service.  Now you have to let prospects and clients know. It’s all about getting customers! Panel led by Gwen Farrell, Insperity Peter Gracey, CEO, QuotaFactory Joe Moriarty, CEO,…

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The 300 Year War on Cancer: Is Science Finally Winning (Immunotherapy in the battle with cancer)

September 19, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

With over 450 genetically characterized human cancers, we have found cures for almost none.  Why is this field so complex and what is the current state of the art in this important field? Which approaches, t-cells, antigens, B cells, MCH, and monoclonal antibodies, show the most promise? How does genetics both complicate the situation and offer opportunities for treatments in personalized medicine. With different types of cancers behaving and reacting differently, what does this mean to the science of curing it?…

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TiE & TechSandBox on Cybersecurity: We Got Hacked. Now what?

September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Every day brings a new headline about data breaches – stolen passwords; stolen healthcare information; stolen credit card information; and even stolen extra-marital affairs details and e-mails. Companies small and big are scrambling to identify solutions that can help detect and mitigate threats if not prevent altogether. Situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. How can you or your organization prepare for it or at least become aware of it. Whether you’re a business owner or in…

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Cybersecurity Panel: We got hacked. Now, what?

September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$20 – $35

TiE-Boston and TechSandBox Join Forces to Offer a Program on a Hot Topic TiE-Boston and TechSandBox on Cybersecurity Every day brings a new headline about data breaches – stolen passwords; stolen healthcare information; stolen credit card information; and even stolen extra-marital affairs details and e-mails. How can you or your organization prepare for it or at least become aware of it. Whether you’re a small business owner or in engineering, handling finance, running a larger business or just interested in…

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October 2016

Now you see it; Now you see it better: Advances in Imaging for Medical Applications

October 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechSandBox, 105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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$25 – $35

Imaging and vision systems are being used for discovery of cells, to new material development, to diagnostic procedures, therapies and surgery. Tonight we cover them all and include advances in miniaturization, wavelengths of light, and robot guidance. See what can be detected, new applications and diagnostics that are enabled.  Eman Namati has been involved in image processing and optics across the light spectrum —xray, laser, fiber optic, infrared —and has seen the advances, the challenges, and the opportunities that still…

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