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Conferences @ Venture Café

 

Venture Café Cambridge hosts thematic conference-style events on a monthly basis. These events bring together many diverse stakeholders from the Greater Boston area’s ecosystem to knowledge-share, build meaningful relationships, and advance entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. We are an industry-agnostic organization and seek to cover topics viewed as major drivers for the region’s economy as well as emerging sectors with the potential to drive innovation in the future. Check out our conference topics below.

 

Download our complete 2019 Conference Schedule here.

Bio Connect

Venture Cafe’s BIO Connect is our annual mini-conference that features the latest business, technology, and regulatory developments in drugs and therapeutics. Join experts, innovators, and investors for a dialogue about funding and successes in the sector.

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BlueTech

BlueTech Night brings technologists, scientists, startups, corporations and other ocean stakeholders to discuss building this new cluster by applying innovative tech like AI, robotics, sensors, AR / VR and others to improve ocean sustainability, coastal resiliency, and the urban coast’s environmental footprint.

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Corporate Innovation

Venture Cafe’s Corporate Inno Connect is designed to help corporates and startups form better collaborations to catalyze sustainable innovation. This event will also help entrepreneurs understand the specific problem-sets corporate innovators are battling and practical ways to co-create on solutions.

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Defense Innovation

Join the BAE Systems’ Innovation team to discuss the importance of engaging with all the players in the high-tech ecosystem to achieve rapid innovation in defense and aerospace.

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EdTech Connect

Venture Cafe’s Ed-Tech mini-conference, “Innovation in Education & Educational Services” seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s Education Community. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s EdTech Ecosystem.

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Energy Connect

Venture Cafe’s Energy Connect features the latest advances in energy innovation and real-world applications of emerging technologies to the energy and cleantech sectors including solar, wind, fuel and nuclear.

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FinTech Connect

Venture Cafe’s FinTech, “Innovating Banking & Financial Services”, seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s FinTech Community. Join us for the evening to examine the shifts happening in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, and real estate. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s FinTech innovation.

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FoodBev Connect

Venture Cafe’s FoodBev Connect, “Boston’s Recipe for Food Innovation”, explores opportunities for collaboration between culinary and tech innovators – from farm to fork. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s agtech, food & beverage, and foodtech communities. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s food & beverage innovation

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Future of Medicine

Join us April 11th at Venture Café to learn about cutting-edge research in iPS cell technology coming out of the iPark, connect with international biotech innovators, and discuss the future of drug development. Takeda representatives will also be onsite to support high-potential startups explore business opportunities in Japan and other parts of Asia.

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Japan Innovation Night

Entrepreneurs, students, educators, and investors – join an international community of innovators at Venture Café to discuss the future of education through a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches, and workshops. This conference will highlight the work of local and Japanese EdTech startups that are providing innovative solutions to issues of educational quality and disparity.

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International AI Night

China, India and Israel are among the top players in artificial intelligence, and this evening will explore how A.I. is transforming businesses in these countries. The featured panel includes entrepreneurs working in blockchain, cybersecurity and predictive analytics, as well as an outstanding U.S. policy researcher.The evening is sponsored by Brandeis International Business School (IBS) – which will bring experts from its data analytics and fintech programs. There will also be demonstrations and pitches by a rich selection of start-ups in A.I. and other fields. In addition, the German Marshall Fund will host pitches by European startups.

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IoT Connect

Venture Cafe’s IoT Connect, “What’s Hype and What’s Happening in IoT ”, delves into security, new applications, adoption, and the expanding ecosystem for new Internet of Things (IoT) / cloud ventures. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating with IoT in the Greater Boston area across the varied applications of connected technologies.
Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s IoT / cloud innovation.

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Reality Connect

Venture Cafe’s Reality Connect is a must-attend meeting of the minds on Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) highlighting the latest advances and applications of cutting-edge technology to various industries including healthcare, education, entertainment, tourism, retail, logistics, and more.

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Robotics Connect

Venture Cafe’s Robotics Connect seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s Robotics & A.I. Communities. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s Robotics ecosystem.

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SHE Connects

Venture Cafe’s SHE Connects celebrates female innovators and entrepreneurs. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating to solve the world’s toughest problems. Come prepared to not only hear the trendiest ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in celebrating female founders of the Greater Boston Area.

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Social Impact Connect

Venture Cafe’s Social + Impact Connect mini-conference, “Doing Well by Doing Good”, recognizes and celebrates innovators and companies looking to solve big problems as ‘social impact’ or ‘impact enterprises’. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating to Solving the world’s toughest problems in the Greater Boston area.
Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building social and impact innovation.

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Supply Chain Innovation

“Supply Chain Innovation: What’s Next?” will continue the conversation about the future of retail supply chain by bringing together thought-leaders to discuss food retail logistics, forecasting, warehouse management, analytics, and more. Join us for an evening of learning, networking and discovery in the area of supply chain.

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Transportation Connect

Venture Cafe’s Transportation Connect seeks to bring together corporate, government, and entrepreneur innovators working to solve most pressing problems centered around transportation in the Greater Boston area.

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Yuliya Pokhylko, Events Manager

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Sponsor: Contact Ruth Saunders, ruth.saunders@vencaf.org

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