Join us on Thursday to help build a more inclusive innovation economy during our 3rd international theme night: Global Café 3.0. Also, join a conversation on lean branding, learn about the upcoming Boston Data Festival, and get advice and business therapy during office hours with
6 5 adept advisors.
Hope to see you Thursday,
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location in italics.
5:30 – 8:00 P.M. | Global Café 3.0
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) is the Commonwealth’s primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world. Their office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth. They invite you to explore our site and learn how the doors of Massachusetts open to the world.
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
The Netherlands: The European home of 2,100 North American firms. And the list grows. That’s because the Netherlands’ strategic location, pro-business government, tax laws and labor force make it easier to launch or expand your operation in Europe. The Netherlands is an ideal location for businesses that are coming to Europe for the first time, to consolidate and to expand. Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) has a wealth of information and online tools that can make your European entry easier & more likely to succeed.
Canadian Technology Accelerator
Canadian Technology Accelerator hosts over 30 Canadian companies annually, hailing from the ICT, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and Cleantech sectors. The program is acclaimed in Canada and part of a greater international network of 12 accelerator programs in North America, India and the UK. Canadian companies receive mentoring, and access to a wide range of industry resources and programming. CTA@Boston actively seeks to make connections with the corporate and investment community. Please come by and say hello!
French Embassy: Office of Science & Technology
The French Embassy’s Office for Science and Technology (OST) is dedicated to bilateral collaborations in science and technology. The Boston office is focused on the promotion of innovation with the following programs:
- French-American Innovation Day (FAID) occurs December 8-9 and focuses on “Energy Storage” in collaboration with MIT and the French CEA.
swissnex Boston is delighted to share information about how their global network of Swiss Scientific Consulates. Set around the globe in the most innovative hubs, the network fosters a culture of exchange and benefit not only to Switzerland, but also the world through the advancement of science, technology and innovation.
British Consulate-General: UK Trade & Investment
With professional advisers both within the UK and across more than 100 international markets, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and assists overseas companies to bring their high-quality investment to the UK. For more information on taking your company to the UK, visit Invest in the UK or contact the British Consulate-General / UKTI Boston at 617-245-4500.
5:30 – 6:30 P.M. | Lean Branding: A Conversation
Havana Conference Room
Great brands must do more than just satisfy customers, they must create passionate ones. Join a conversation about applying lean startup principles to brand development to teach entrepreneurs and innovators how to develop meaningful relationships with their audience based on a shared journey of value creation.
3:00 – 4:00 P.M. | Maia Heymann
Maia Heymann is Senior Managing Director at CommonAngels Ventures. She’s worked with dozens of companies in both Palo Alto and Boston during her 20+ year career as an angel investor, venture capitalist, and tech banker. Her portfolio of personal investments includes over 24 companies. Currently she sits on the boards of Apperian (representing CommonAngels), Fiksu, and Wymsee.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Investors Collaborative
Acapulco Conference Room
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 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso
Veracruz Conference Room
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.
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. | Sissi Liu – clean-tech mentor – CANCELLED
Sissi Liu’s office hours on Thursday have been cancelled.
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. | Jerry Blakeley
Jerry is a serial entrepreneur who sold his last company in 2007. Since then, he has worked as a Counselor for SCORE, providing free mentoring services to startups and in-business clients wanting to grow their businesses. He can help with validation of new business ideas, business roadmaps, and marketing plans. His experience includes sourcing test and measurement products in Asia and distribution in the USA and overseas and he has setup offices in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong where he travelled widely and often.
4:30 – 6:00 P.M. | Jennifer Jordan – MassVentures
Stop by and chat with Jennifer Jordan, Vice President of MassVentures, an early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in Massachusetts high growth technology companies. MassVentures is currently focused on Series A investments in software, data, analytics, crowdsourcing, and the intersection of healthcare and IT.
Please bring a high level pitch deck, covering at least:
a.) The problem you are addressing
b.) The size of the market
c.) The team
d.) The product offering
e.) The exit strategy
4:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Boston Data Festival
Boston Data Festival runs Nov. 3 – 9 and brings together the meetup community, entrepreneurs, VCs and others to highlight its data-centric scene. Stop by their info table in the Café to learn about the events occurring throughout the week.