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February 2020

February 06

Community Talk: Hiring Talent – When Is a Good Time to Utilize an Agency?

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
VenCaf Startup Education Community Talk 300 x 300

Staffing agencies are widely available and numerous in the Greater Boston Area. They can represent a challenge to the inexperienced user and sometimes costly. This discussion will equip you with the perspective which staffing companies have on the job market and the ability to assess the cost-benefit analysis of working with them to grow your business. By the end of this session you’ll be able to: Evaluate Agency resources Discover potential entities most suitable to your needs Presented by David Bayuk, Business Development…

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February 13

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Sustainability Collaborative: Integrating Sustainability into Venture Café Global

February 13 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST
Venture Cafe (Octave) CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

Last year, a team of four sustainability graduate students in Sweden conducted research on five active Venture Café sites around the world for an international masters Thesis. The findings were laid out in terms of programming and operations and offer a set of recommendations for actions that individual sites and the network as a whole can adopt. In this session, team member and long-time sustainability advocate Sierra Flanigan will provide information on context, process, and findings around what Venture Café…

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February 20

Community Talk: Lessons in Lean

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
VenCaf Startup Education Community Talk 300 x 300

Lean appears to be the new buzz word in business with large companies touting its benefits.  What if we told you that Lean can be adopted by anyone, any business? Its simple yet elegant philosophy has helped save millions of dollars for enterprises and in this session, Diana Branch will explore with participants the concept of Lean.  We will talk through what it is, why it’s challenging yet so easy, and how it can benefit you and your company. By the…

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StartHub Founder Series

February 20 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

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March 2020

March 05

Patent Strategy for Entrepreneurs – Patentability, Application Process & Prosecution

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
VenCaf Startup Education Community Talk 300 x 300

Startups often ask whether their technology qualifies for patent protection, and if so, when the appropriate time in their R&D cycle to apply for patents would be, how much to disclose in their applications, and how to deal with their applications being rejected. In this seminar, we will discuss the patentability requirements (including patentable subject matter, novelty, non-obviousness, and sufficiency of disclosure), the patent application process, and prosecuting applications. By the end of this session you'll be able to: Identify…

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March 12

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

March 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

March 12 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

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Community Talk: Patent Strategies for Startups

March 12 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
Venture Cafe (Octave) CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
VenCaf Startup Education Community Talk 300 x 300

Start-ups need to protect their innovations to grow market share and a strong patent strategy can be one of the key components to success. At this session you will learn different considerations for developing a savvy and affordable patent strategy. By the end of this session you be able to: Identify potential inventions for patenting and decide what to patent How your patenting strategy should change at different stages of your product development/company growth

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March 19

StartHub Founder Series

March 19 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

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April 2020

April 09

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

April 9 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

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April 16

StartHub Founder Series

April 16 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

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Sustainability Collaborative

April 16 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT

Hosted by Sierra Flanigan of Coalesce. Earth, Sustainability Collaborative is an ongoing program designed to highlight local solutions and engage the innovation community around global sustainability action. 

Find out more »

May 2020

May 14

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

May 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

May 14 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

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May 21

StartHub Founder Series

May 21 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

June 2020

June 11

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

June 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

June 11 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

June 18

StartHub Founder Series

June 18 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

July 2020

July 09

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

July 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

July 9 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

July 16

StartHub Founder Series

July 16 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

August 2020

August 13

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

August 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

August 13 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

August 20

StartHub Founder Series

August 20 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

September 2020

September 10

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

September 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

Find out more »

Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

September 10 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

September 17

StartHub Founder Series

September 17 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

Sustainability Collaborative

September 17 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT

Hosted by Sierra Flanigan of Coalesce. Earth, Sustainability Collaborative is an ongoing program designed to highlight local solutions and engage the innovation community around global sustainability action. 

Find out more »

October 2020

October 08

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

October 8 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

October 15

StartHub Founder Series

October 15 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

November 2020

November 12

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

November 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

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Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

November 12 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

November 19

StartHub Founder Series

November 19 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

December 2020

December 10

Youth CITIES Mini-Hack

December 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Youth CITIES Calendar Image

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. RSVP: http://youthcities.org/monthly-mini-hacks Presenter: Youth CITIES

Find out more »

Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience

December 10 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

If you are new to Venture Café, drop in for this overview of what the Café has to offer and how you can make the most of Café Night events around the Greater Boston area. You will walk away with an understanding of the history of Venture Café Foundation, Café Night programming, community values, becoming a contributor, how you can plug-in to the ecosystem and make a few new friends. This session rounds up with a Q&A. Presented by Shaheen…

Find out more »

December 17

StartHub Founder Series

December 17 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

StartHub Founders Series are monthly gatherings where we invite a startup founder from our ‘Startup to Watch’ program to share their startup story in a conversational setting. This free series is a great opportunity for you to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company Contact Melissa Yee at Melissa.Yee@vencaf.org if you would like to be considered for the Series!

Find out more »

Sustainability Collaborative

December 17 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EST

Hosted by Sierra Flanigan of Coalesce. Earth, Sustainability Collaborative is an ongoing program designed to highlight local solutions and engage the innovation community around global sustainability action. 

Find out more »
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