This Thursday, join mosaicHUB for their Build Your Business Workshop: Setting Priorities and Managing Your Time. Also, in addition to our returning experts, we’re pleased to welcome both State Representative (8th Suffolk District) Jay Livingstone and Cape Ann Development Group for office hours.
And, like every other Thursday, start conversations, share stories, or take casual meetings in the Café while finding resources to grow your startup.
Hope to see you Thursday,
Thursday, August 14, 2014
3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Venture Café in Session
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Office Hours: State Representative Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk District
Give feedback and provide ideas or suggestions on both local neighborhood issues and statewide policy priorities during State Representative Jay Livingstone’s office hours in the Café.
Raised in North Attleboro, MA, Jay Livingstone graduated from the University of Connecticut and George Washington University Law School. He has served as an assistant Attorney General in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as an assistant district attorney for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, and an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University Law School. A current resident of Beacon Hill, Jay serves as an employment discrimination and criminal defense attorney at Regan, Lane & Messinger LLP.
Reserve 15 minutes with Jay here.
6:30 – 7:45 P.M. | mosaicHUB’s Build Your Business Workshop – Setting Priorities and Managing Your Time
As a business owner, you are forced to be a jack-of-all-trades with only 24 hours a day. As you probably heard before, you can’t manage your time to create more time. You can only manage your actions. So what can you do to fit in all the things you need to do for your company to thrive?
This course will teach you how to set priorities and do the important stuff for your business. Marina Darlow, Founder and CEO of Vision Framework, will show you how to streamline operations, make delegations easy and effective, and reach your goals with useful tools and different management techniques.
Whether you are just starting out or running a business, these tips and tools will help you get at least 3 more hours of productive time a day, and feel both efficient and effective.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Len Hafetz & Ed Friedman - 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.
Reserve 15 minutes with iC here.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Mark Allio – Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)
Mark Allio is Regional Director of the MSBDC’s Boston office and its Minority Business Center. MSBDC is part of a national public business assistance program representing a three-way partnership between the Small Business Administration, Massachusetts Office of Business and Technology, and UMass Boston. The Center provides free one-on-one business advisory services to entrepreneurs and business owners, entrepreneurial training workshops, and special assistance in gaining access to capital.
A former two-time entrepreneur, non-profit administrator, and strategy consultant, Mark regularly meets entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds, providing them with ongoing practical perspective to help them realize the American Dream. More than 2,500 entrepreneurs have attended his workshops on a variety of topics of entrepreneurial interest.
Reserve 15 minutes with Mark here.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso – Bantam Group
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.
Reserve 30 minutes with Joe here.
3:30 – 5:30 P.M. | Marty Sack – SCORE Mentors
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.
Reserve 30 minutes with Marty here.
5:00 – 7:00 P.M. | Cape Ann Development Group
Cape Ann Development Group is a premier software consulting firm specializing in big data, mobile and custom web development. They’re offering technical office hours for entrepreneurs interested in getting input on their product and technology. They can provide advice on matters such as:
* Are you developing your technology in a most cost-effective way?
* How fast should it take to develop your MVP and how much should you be expected to spend?
* Are you making the best use of open source components?
* Pros and cons of developing everything in house vs. outsourcing some of the work to specialists.
* Are you being charged more than you think you should by local big data and mobile consultants?
* What is a realistic time and cost to develop your mobile app, web app, or big data platform?
Reserve 30 minutes with Cape Ann Development Group here.