In addition to an excellent roster of advisors available during Office Hours, this Thursday’s Café presents a unique opportunity to present your company to Verizon executives interested in discussing partnership opportunities or potential investments. Be sure to apply here in order to participate in the Verizon Ideation Session.
You can also attend the monthly gathering of Sustainability Collaborative; get info about the upcoming Boston Data Festival; or learn about the amazing opportunity available via Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses.
Hope to see you Thursday,
Thursday – September 3, 2015
3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Venture Café in Session
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Verizon Ideation Session
6:00 – 7:30 P.M. | Sustainability Collaborative
Venture Café Foundation has partnered with EcoMotion to bring the Sustainability Collaborative to monthly Venture Café gatherings during the first Thursday of each month. Sustainability advocates are given the chance to share and participate in a collaborative discussion around sustainability innovation in mini unConference style.
Join them this Thursday in Cancun (the room! 5th floor) to engage in meaningful discussion and connect with like minded innovators and entrepreneurs.
Questions? Contact Sierra at email@example.com
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Chuck Goldstone
It’s about the story. 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. Bring your decks, your goals, your challenges, and an open mind about finding and articulating a compelling story. You’ll chat with Chuck Goldstone, who for more than two decades has helped organizations find their voice.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Investors Collaborative
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.
3:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Marty Sack
Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years as a volunteer for SCORE. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than forty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free mentoring services.
Marty is the now retired co-founder of LunchDates Dating Service. He also founded and led a national job publication for 26 years, and he was the executive director of a Cambridge based non-profit for 18 years.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Steve Davis
Steve Davis is a business growth and sales channel expert – 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 profitable, scalable and efficient businesses in preparation for venture financing. Steve is an active advisor, mentor and coach in the New England, MIT, MassChallenge, Seedcamp and Swissnex startup communities.
Join Steve to discuss operational, marketing, sales and funding strategies that you and your company may be facing. Reserve 30 minutes with him here.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso
For the last 20 years, Joe Caruso has served has been an “Advocate 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.
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Dr. Sheldon Borkin
Get advice from Dr. Sheldon Borkin on growing and funding your company. Sheldon leads Strategic Angels which helps larger software companies become involved in the innovation economy. He is a mentor at both Techstars Boston and MassChallenge, and also a member of both Launchpad Venture Group and Investors Collaborative. Sheldon has done three startups resulting in two IPOs (including WebMD) and one acquisition. He is particular interests in enterprise and SMB software companies across verticals, and those with IoT and/or digital marketing technologies.
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a free business management education program designed to help small business owners step away from day-to-day operations and focus on growth. Over the course of 12 weeks, business owners will learn from some of the brightest minds in business, gain a supportive network of advisors and peers, and develop a customized 5-year strategic growth plan for their business.
And it’s at no cost to you! There is no cost to apply, and all business owners automatically receive a full scholarship to participate if accepted. Learn more and access our online application at www.10ksbapply.com or email 10KSB@icic.org.
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Boston Data Festival
The third annual Boston Data Festival brings together the data-centric community for an energetic week of events to learn, collaborate, and network. Specific goals are to:
Showcase greater Boston as a data-centric region of talented individuals and innovative companies.
Highlight the diversity of people, start-ups, and companies dedicated to this domain, as well as the quality of resources available.
Help community members achieve their goals, be it to fast-track a data scientist career path or create a big data startup.
Reach out to individuals who are unaware of, or daunted by, the myriad of new techniques and technology presented at the data-centric Meetup scene.