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Venture Cafe Presents Vicky Wu Davis, Founder and Executive Director of Youth CITIES

In her discussion with host Christine Dunn, Vicky Wu Davis talks about innovation in the world of education and how Youth CITIES is making a difference in the lives of today’s students.

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Get Things Done: Performance Optimizer and Entrepreneur Shares Tactics from Blend of Sciences

Pedro De AbreuIf you take any productivity tips this year, let it be founded in science! Tune in to this pithy special episode where we follow-up with our last guest, Harvard scholar and entrepreneur Pedro de Abreu, to get tips on how to make the most of each day– and our ceaseless to-do list.

Pedro de Abreu is a Harvard scholar, Founder of 14X IG, TEDx Speaker, and a rapidly growing thought leader.

Biography:

Pedro De Abreu is an entrepreneur, Harvard scholar, author, TEDx speaker, and the founder of 14x Innovation Group (14X IG). He has a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and Neuroscience in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University, is a Teaching Fellow and Co-Instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is the Co-Chair of the Brain Initiative at The Future Society within the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Guest: Pedro De Abreu, Founder and CEO, 14X IG

http://pedrodeabreu.com

@pedrodeabreu

Host & Producer: Katya Margolin, Writer, Editor, Multimedia Storyteller

www.katyacreates.com

@Dialectication

Music Credits:

“The Last Four Things,” Deceptikon

“Nostrand,” Ratatat

Venture Cafe Presents Michael Burtov of GeoOrbital

Entrepreneur and Venture Cafe volunteer Mike Burtov talks with host Christine Dunn about his innovative hardware company GeoOrbital, their successful Kickstarter, and the unique atmosphere of the Venture Cafe.

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Venture Cafe Presents Shelagh Braley of FoundersWire

In her conversation with host Christine Dunn, Shelagh Braley discusses the importance of highlighting the stories of entrepreneurs and innovators in the Boston community.

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Venture Café Presents Aarathi Balijiepalli, Neurobiologist

A neurobiologist and panelist at Female Founder’s Night. In her conversation with host Christine Dunn, Aarathi Balijiepalli discussed the importance of inspiring more women and girls to pursue careers in scientific fields and providing improved infrastructure for the support of women and families in the workplace.

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Venture Café Presents Kylila Bullard, Artistic Social Entrepreneur

Kylila Bullard speaks on the importance of the Center’s mission to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the local community. In her conversation with Christine Dunn, Kylila especially emphasizes the strength of the arts in promoting cultural competence and building community.

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Venture Café Thursday, May 26, 2016: Through The Virtual Reality Looking Glass

Venture CaféThursday, May 26, 2016

3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Venture Café in Session: Through The Virtual Reality Looking Glass in partnership with Boston VR
5th Floor, CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02124

Feature Events

5:00 – 6:00 P.M. | TCN’s UPSTART Roundtable: Virtual Reality with Chris Allen, Red5 Pro Founder & CEO

5:30 – 6:30 P.M. | The Reality of Entertainment VR 2016

6:45 – 7:45 P.M. | Beyond Entertainment: VR in Business Applications

Office Hours

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Chuck Goldstone – it’s about the story

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Investors Collaborative – Len Hafetz & Ed Friedman

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D. – psychology of learning and interaction in virtual environments

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Jodi-Tatiana Charles – branding and marketing advice

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Neil Gupta – virtual and augmented reality

3:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Marty Sack – SCORE

3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso – Advocate for Entrepreneurs (Read this article about Joe beforehand.)

6:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Andreas Randow – turning your product into a functional company

Virtual Reality Demos

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | AR Inside VR by Paul Umbro

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Infinite Stores by Scott Evernden

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | meta.versatile by Jonathan Linowes

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Olympus Medical – The NBI Experience by Tristan Dwyer

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Polyspace Party by Charity Everett

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | RIPMotion by Ryan Sullivan

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Skreens by Benjamin Callivari

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Specterras by Luke Farrer

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | VicoVR by Dimtry Morozov

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | VRMol by Piotr Rotkiewicz

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | VRWitness by Terrassa Ulm and the Becker College group

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Wayfair Patio Design by Mike Festa

Virtual Reality Game Demos

6:30 – 8:00 P.M. | Desolus by Mark Meyers

6:30 – 8:00 P.M. | Lost Loot by Michael Schenck

Info Table

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | StartHub

Venture Café Presents: Milton Irving, Executive Director of the Timothy Smith Network

Milton Irving, Executive Director of the Timothy Smith Network, is working to bridge the digital divide in the greater Roxbury area. In his conversation with host Christine Dunn, he outlined the importance of partnerships in providing technology education and support to help prepare local communities for economic advancement opportunities.

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Venture Cafe Presents: Kathy Fogel at Female Founders Night

In her discussion with Venture Cafe host Christine Dunn, Kathy Fogel, founder of Zinoplex, talks about the challenges of starting a business in today’s climate. Kathy was a panelist at the Venture Cafe’s recent Female Founder’s Night.

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ROCKING THE BOAT: BRAIN SCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR SHAKES UP THE TRAINING INDUSTRY

Both entrepreneur and scholar, Pedro De Abreu has a long list of items checked off his bucket list at only age 26.

Founding his first startup at age 18 and winning the Coca Cola and USA Today New Century Scholar Award–among others– Pedro has since obtained his Master’s degree from Harvard, worked with top scientists on innovative research, presented an inspirational TEDx talk–with another one on the way– and kickstarted 2016 by becoming a finalist for Forbes 30 Under 30.

And now, within just 5 months of launching his latest startup, Pedro is working with top global brands Google and Logitech.

Pedro’s startup–14X Innovation Group– is a consultancy that harnesses cutting-edge research in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to help individuals and teams hack their own brains, optimize their performance, and reach their full potential. You could say Pedro specializes in the science of success.

From the power of shamelessness, to the psychological trick of sunk costs, Pedro drops gems of wisdom that inspire and empower each of us to reach our full potential.

Biography:

Pedro De Abreu is an entrepreneur, Harvard scholar, featured columnist, author, and the founder of 14x Innovation Group. He has a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and Neuroscience in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University, is a Teaching Fellow and Co-Instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and contributes research at the psychology laboratory of prominent Professor Daniel Gilbert at Harvard. TEDx talk.

Host & Producer:

Katya Margolin

Writer, Editor, Multimedia Storyteller

www.katyacreates.com

@Dialectication

Guest:

Pedro De Abreu

Founder, 14X Innovation Group

http://pedrodeabreu.com

@pedrodeabreu

Music Credits:

“Caged Bird,” RJD2
“Sweet Cream In It,” Jel

“The Boss,” Pete Rock

Live Mix, Oc Notes

“Swagger,” J-Dilla

“The Last Four Things,” Deceptikon

“Nostrand,” Ratatat