The times they are a’changin. – Bob Dylan
Like a startup that’s rapidly expanded its product line, we’ve found this weekly blog post ballooning with information about everything that’s happening with our local programs.
So, we’re killing this multi-year experiment, freeing up time and resources to do better, more important things. You’ll still see blog posts for certain events from Venture Café Boston, such as the monthly Café Nights at District Hall (Wednesday, June 21) and Roxbury Innovation Center (next Tuesday, April 26, is Veteran Entrepreneurs, developed in collaboration with District Hall Founding Sponsor, Suburban IFR), and certain Venture Café Thursdays like our upcoming Life Sciences theme night next Thursday, The Hybridization of Life Sciences and Big Data, sponsored by IBM.
After that, fret not, as all of our events for Venture Café Thursdays are listed on our calendar: vencaf.org/calendar. (Click here to jump to this Thursday’s schedule.)
That said, if you feel strongly about not seeing this post on a weekly basis, per our credo being a living document and also our love for experiments, we will always welcome your feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, about Venture Café Boston’s “products”, there’s District Hall, bookmark here for events at District Hall. There’s Roxbury Innovation Center (RIC), bookmark here for events at RIC including our upcoming Café Night at RIC focusing on Veteran Entrepreneurs on April 26. Then, in partnership with the City of Boston, IBM, and Gust, we run StartHub.org which serves the greater Boston ecosystem. Our other offerings include Innovation Visitors Bureau for those interested in innovation communities and Captains of Innovation for established businesses looking to work with startups.
Of course, this “product” discussion wouldn’t be complete without including the global network: @VentureCafeSTL, @VentureCafeRdam, and now, @VentureCafeMIA; plus, the awesome teams behind each. Should you ever find yourself any of those places on a Thursday—except Miami, for now—you can experience our core product: Venture Café Thursdays.
Open every Thursday from 3-8 P.M. These Thursday gatherings offer opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs to engage in serendipitous collisions and features an extensive Office Hours program and serves a platform to help startups get to the next level by developing and hosting events on topics of interest within each community. Speaking of which, we’re always open to event suggestions and requests for events.
Please find an abbreviated schedule for this Thursday’s session in Cambridge below. Click through each event for more information about it and to save it to your calendar. And, don’t forget to reserve your Office Hour appointments now after browsing our roster of adept advisors holding Office Hours in the Café this Thursday.
Hope to see you Thursday,
The Venture Café Boston Team
Thursday – April 21, 2016
5:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Overview of Seed Stage Financing Structures
6:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Expanding Internationally – How, when, and why?
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Chuck Goldstone – it’s about the story
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Massachusetts Small Business Development Center – Margaret Somer
3:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Marty Sack – SCORE
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso – Advocate for Entrepreneurs
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Steve Davis – CXO Advisory Group
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | George Mabry – Converge Venture Partners
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | 2016 NEVY Awards
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Cleantech Open Northeast
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | MassTech Intern Partnership + TechGen and NewCo Boston
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Open Data Science Conference
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | StartHub
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | YouthCITIES Student Pitch Voting