Event Calendar

Stay up to date on the events happening at Venture Café on the calendar below.

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May
4
Thu
Café Night at Kendall in Session
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.

Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo. For a complete description of this Thursday’s events, please see our calendar.

To support The Venture Café Foundation’s mission and to act as a community hub, Venture Café reserves the right to dis-invite any individual that its management feels, in their sole judgment, detracts from achieving its mission.

Follow @VentureCafe on Twitter for the latest updates.

www.vencaf.org

Creative Industries @ Café Night at Kendall in Session
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venture Cafe opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday. In collaboration with CIC Arts, this Cafe is focused on Creative Industries and startups that are redefining the arts.

Join experts in the creative startup space to connect and hear their lessons learned. We will have live demonstrations and panels from local artists and creative leaders in this special-themed event for CIC Arts Week. Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events. We look forward to seeing you there!
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A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.

Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo. For a complete description of this Thursday’s events, please see our calendar.

To support The Venture Café Foundation’s mission and to act as a community hub, Venture Café reserves the right to dis-invite any individual that its management feels, in their sole judgment, detracts from achieving its mission.

Follow @VentureCafe on Twitter for the latest updates.

www.vencaf.org

Office Hours: Jacquie Kay
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As an entrepreneur and educator, Jacquie works globally and locally, advising businesses, leaders, and organizations in managing innovation, ventures, start-ups and projects. She founded two for profit companies and was founder of the Asian Community Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation. For 35 years, she ran WPI, Inc., a successful international development and training firm. She currently leads the Sun Walking Group and Sun Walking Labs – a sustainable/social impact planning and development group, and innovation lab.

RSVP for 30 minutes with Jacquie.
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Office Hours: Jodi-Tatiana Charles
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Marketing and Branding

Bring your marketing and brand questions for a one-on-one consult where Jodi-Tatiana Charles will give feedback and brainstorm ideas with you.

• Mentoring Topics
• Marketing/Branding Strategy
• Media/Customer Acquisition
• Business Model Development/Strategy

Biography
Jodi has enjoyed bringing people and companies together for over three decades. As a strategic marketing/branding specialist she has combined her passion for branding with her love of business development. After working on her Global MBA at Babson College and traveling to 14 countries within a year, and starting two businesses, she continues to be inspired to share her knowledge and expertise with clients worldwide.

Prior to creating two businesses, she led the marketing and branding of MassChallenge at its inception, managed and coordinated the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a one day event providing a forum for more than 7500 women, engaged as Deputy Press Secretary to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, produced the award winning NECN program NewsNight hosted by Chet Curtis and Jim Braude, and demonstrated leadership as WXKS Associate Producer for the legendary radio program The Matty in the Morning Show, where she was nominated “Producer of the Year”.

RSVP for 30 minute slots.

Office Hours: Marty Sack
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years and is a regular business mentor at the Venture Cafe. As a Certified SCORE Mentor he brings with him the resources of more than forty additional successful executives, Venture Capitalists, Marketing and Digital Marketing experts, small business owners, and other Professionals from diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free business advice and mentoring services.

Marty is the now retired co-founder and CEO of LunchDates Dating Service. He also founded and was publisher and long time owner of a national job publication, and he was the Executive Director of a Cambridge based non-profit for 18 years.

Sign up for his office hours here.

Office Hours: George Mabry
May 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global bio-pharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If you are seeking feedback on your business concept, come prepared with high-level materials to explain your idea, including information on the market, team, and how you are addressing the problem / opportunity.

Reserve 30 minutes with George here. Opening will be live one week before this date.

Kendall Connect – Open Mic Night
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

This new series introduces Café Night participants to structured methods of making new connections. This week the Kendall Connect approach will be an “Open Mic”. Five participants will be selected for a quick intro pitch to the group followed by huddling with interested participants. Sign-up here to be considered to intro yourself this week: http://bit.ly/2hOFsrQ.

Turning Art into Enterprise
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

At one time or another, we’ve all dreamed of turning our interests into our careers, with the freedom to do the work we want, when we want, with whom we want. But most of us will never actually make this leap from security to uncertainty – from structure to flexibility – not only because of the perceived logistical roadblocks, but also because of the emotional anxiety associated with this path of ambiguity. Fortunately, there are those who have already made the transition, who can share stories and tips from their own experiences. And on May 4th, they’ll do just that. So join us on the evening of May 4th as we come together at VentureCafe to listen to five Boston creatives discuss how they went about ‘Turning Art into Enterprise’, hosted by our friends at CreativeMornings and in celebration of CIC Art Week.

May
10
Wed
Office Hours [District Hall]: Joe Caruso
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

Office Hours: Kristin Polito
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kristin Polito is an accomplished executive and business academic, with a myriad of experience developing enterprise initiatives and marketing campaigns, strengthening positioning and industry standing, and boosting revenues. She knows competitive landscapes and has set drive improvements to enterprise-wide strategic plans, new business development opportunities, product development enhancements, and program delivery. She has worked extensively in the venture capital space with biotech, hi-tech, telecom, and a host of other start-ups.

As a SCORE Mentor, Kristin brings with her the resources of more than 50 additional mentors with a full range of expertise in almost every area of business and non-profits.

RSVP here.

Venture Cafe – Volunteer Information Session
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The volunteer information session is designed to give prospective volunteers an overview of the Venture Cafe organization and volunteer programs. Completion of the volunteer inquiry form is required prior to participation.

May
11
Thu
Café Night at Kendall in Session
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.

Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo. For a complete description of this Thursday’s events, please see our calendar.

To support The Venture Café Foundation’s mission and to act as a community hub, Venture Café reserves the right to dis-invite any individual that its management feels, in their sole judgment, detracts from achieving its mission.

Follow @VentureCafe on Twitter for the latest updates.

www.vencaf.org

Office Hours: Jodi-Tatiana Charles
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Marketing and Branding

Bring your marketing and brand questions for a one-on-one consult where Jodi-Tatiana Charles will give feedback and brainstorm ideas with you.

• Mentoring Topics
• Marketing/Branding Strategy
• Media/Customer Acquisition
• Business Model Development/Strategy

Biography
Jodi has enjoyed bringing people and companies together for over three decades. As a strategic marketing/branding specialist she has combined her passion for branding with her love of business development. After working on her Global MBA at Babson College and traveling to 14 countries within a year, and starting two businesses, she continues to be inspired to share her knowledge and expertise with clients worldwide.

Prior to creating two businesses, she led the marketing and branding of MassChallenge at its inception, managed and coordinated the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a one day event providing a forum for more than 7500 women, engaged as Deputy Press Secretary to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, produced the award winning NECN program NewsNight hosted by Chet Curtis and Jim Braude, and demonstrated leadership as WXKS Associate Producer for the legendary radio program The Matty in the Morning Show, where she was nominated “Producer of the Year”.

RSVP for 30 minute slots.

Office Hours: Joe Caruso
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Office Hours: Marty Sack
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years and is a regular business mentor at the Venture Cafe. As a Certified SCORE Mentor he brings with him the resources of more than forty additional successful executives, Venture Capitalists, Marketing and Digital Marketing experts, small business owners, and other Professionals from diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free business advice and mentoring services.

Marty is the now retired co-founder and CEO of LunchDates Dating Service. He also founded and was publisher and long time owner of a national job publication, and he was the Executive Director of a Cambridge based non-profit for 18 years.

Sign up for his office hours here.

Office Hours: Robert Donahoe – IP Strategies
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Talk strategy with a fellow innovator and founder who maintains an active IP Legal practice. Bob Donahoe focuses on “getting to yes” – assisting founding teams achieve their business goals with a strategic and efficient approach. He currently represents startups and global companies in technologies such as medical device, wearables and software. Bob recently led the development and business team that created a top-ranked (and patented) mobile sports app.

RSVP here.
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Youth CITIES – Mini-Hack
May 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Monthly Youth CITIES Mini-Hacks aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving styles. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discussion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. Please RSVP here.

Info Table: UMass VDC’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Wednesday, 5/24, 4-8 pm, Venture Development Center (VDC) at UMass Boston is hosting an event “Success Stories and Strategies for International & Immigrant Entrepreneurs, or, How to Make It as a Startup When All Odds Are Against You”, featuring our Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program that creates a legal path for international entrepreneurs to launch high growth startups in Massachusetts and two panels with successful entrepreneurs that went through the program, sharing what they were able to achieve as part of the program, as well as VCs, immigration attorneys and serial entrepreneurs that understand the need for a startup visa. RSVP here.

Office Hours: Andreas Randow
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

You built something? It solves a problem. Great. You think you understand your market. Do you? Join Andreas Randow and figure out together where you’re at and what needs to be done to turn your product into a functioning company.

RSVP here.

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Office Hours: Hal Charnley
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

With over two decades of experience as a CEO leading technology companies through their expansion stages, Hal brings pragmatic perspectives and advice to those looking to “get to the next level” with their businesses. Whether its building the executive team, raising capital, handling those tricky co-founder issues, or brainstorming your next great idea, Hal is here to help. He’s seen dozens of businesses as CEO, Board member or advisor and believes that 80% of the challenges that every business faces are common across all markets – you’re not alone! He has raised in excess of $100M in venture and private equity and has been involved in over a dozen acquisitions on both buy-side and sell-side. Bring your questions, pitch deck, challenges and ideas.

RSVP here.

May
17
Wed
Office Hours [District Hall]: Joe Caruso
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

May
18
Thu
Café Night at Kendall in Session
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.

Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo. For a complete description of this Thursday’s events, please see our calendar.

To support The Venture Café Foundation’s mission and to act as a community hub, Venture Café reserves the right to dis-invite any individual that its management feels, in their sole judgment, detracts from achieving its mission.

Follow @VentureCafe on Twitter for the latest updates.

www.vencaf.org

Office Hours: Joe Caruso
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Office Hours: John Bailey – Finance
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more than 20 years, John Bailey has worked in accounting and finance roles from startups to Fortune 500 clients. John has advised numerous startups and is also a mentor at MassChallenge and Cornell University. Gain insight on basic Finance needs, complex financial modeling, strategy, financial planning, cash flow management, and everything in between. Just bring yourself and be ready to discuss your pain points and company direction.

RSVP here.
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Office Hours: Le Zhang
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Le is the founder and CEO of Squadle, an IoT platform company that helps automate multi-unit restaurant operations for the likes of Sonic Drive-In and Chick-fil-A. Squadle is backed by 500 Startups, Bolt VC, Accomplice, Walnut Ventures, and more. He is named in several patents in the IoT field.

Le has experience building technology companies from scratch, building scalable software technology platforms, fundraising, and in enterprise sales.

Check here for his LinkedIn.

RSVP for a 30 minute meeting here.

Office Hours: Marty Sack
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years and is a regular business mentor at the Venture Cafe. As a Certified SCORE Mentor he brings with him the resources of more than forty additional successful executives, Venture Capitalists, Marketing and Digital Marketing experts, small business owners, and other Professionals from diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free business advice and mentoring services.

Marty is the now retired co-founder and CEO of LunchDates Dating Service. He also founded and was publisher and long time owner of a national job publication, and he was the Executive Director of a Cambridge based non-profit for 18 years.

Sign up for his office hours here.

Office Hours: Vinit Nijhawan – University Spin-Off Advice
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vinit is an entrepreneur, investor and academic:
– Led Boston University Office of Technology Development, launched 8 VC backed spinoffs
– Teach entrepreneurship and technology development to graduate students: MBA, ENG, LAW, MED
– Co-founder of LearnLaunch EdTech Accelerator
– CEO and/or Founder of 5 startups
– Past Partner at Key Ventures and Board of MassVentures

Check here for his LinkedIn.

As Vinit’s advice is focused on college or university technology spin-offs, please only sign up if you are a college or university student, professor or staff.

If you would like to meet with Vinit, please RSVP 30 minutes with him here.

MBBP’s: Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The event is FREE but preregistration is needed as this event will fill up quickly. Please do so here.

The journey from promising idea to company formation to eventual exit is fraught with challenges and uncertainty; success depends upon many factors and a lot of luck. As experienced entrepreneurs and investors will say, there is no one-size-fits-all plan to achieving a 10x multiple. In this program, our panel of successful entrepreneurs from different industries will share stories about how they built and eventually sold their companies to large strategic acquirers.

Please join us for a lively discussion from our impressive panel of entrepreneurs focusing on questions such as:

How did your business plan change since inception?
Looking back at the lifecycle of your company, what should you have done differently?
In your view, is securing venture or angel funding necessary to scale and grow a business?
What value did your investors, advisors and board contribute to your success?
Were there instances where the tension between management, investors and the board seemed insurmountable and, if so, how did you overcome this?
Regarding term sheets, what aspects required your personal attention and what was comfortably handled by your attorneys?
Were there multiple exit opportunities available to you and, if so, how did you choose?
What advice would you give entrepreneurs aspiring to be acquired?
The panel discussion will be preceded by a review of Q1 Series A financing activity in the northeast.

Moderated by:
Scott Bleier, Member, Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton

Panelists:
Nic Encina, Vice President & Managing Director, Innovation Lab, PerkinElmer
Diane Hessan, Chairman, C Space
David Hughes, President and CEO, Raven Fly, Inc.
Al Reed, CEO / Co-Founder, Demiurge Studios

The event is FREE but preregistration is needed as this event will fill up quickly. Please do so here.

Office Hours: Hal Charnley
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

With over two decades of experience as a CEO leading technology companies through their expansion stages, Hal brings pragmatic perspectives and advice to those looking to “get to the next level” with their businesses. Whether its building the executive team, raising capital, handling those tricky co-founder issues, or brainstorming your next great idea, Hal is here to help. He’s seen dozens of businesses as CEO, Board member or advisor and believes that 80% of the challenges that every business faces are common across all markets – you’re not alone! He has raised in excess of $100M in venture and private equity and has been involved in over a dozen acquisitions on both buy-side and sell-side. Bring your questions, pitch deck, challenges and ideas.

RSVP here.

May
24
Wed
Office Hours [District Hall]: Joe Caruso
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

Office Hours [District Hall]: Ramesh Advani
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ramesh Advani, former Director, Federal Grants Management in the Executive Office for Administration & Finance, was responsible for the operational and financial oversight of 3+ Billion dollars in federal grants received by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was recruited by Governor Patrick’s administration to start up and run the operations of a 7 Billion dollar federal recovery effort for the state in the Great Recession. He served as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Recovery & Reinvestment program (“stimulus”) for the Commonwealth.

He is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years of global management in the financial services, high technology medical and materials manufacturing industries. As a former Vice President of Finance with Fidelity Investments, he was instrumental in the start-up of Fidelity’s India Operations. Ramesh has also held senior finance, operations, technical customer service, information technology & marketing positions in the medical diagnostics manufacturing industry with Corning, Chiron, Novartis, and Bayer.

For more info + to RSVP, please click here.

Event cost: FREE!

May
25
Thu
Café Night at Kendall: The Future of Augmented Reality
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Industry outlook, and how to apply recent success shaping consumer experience through virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

www.vencaf.org

A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.

Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo. For a complete description of this Thursday’s events, please see our calendar.

To support The Venture Café Foundation’s mission and to act as a community hub, Venture Café reserves the right to dis-invite any individual that its management feels, in their sole judgment, detracts from achieving its mission.

Follow @VentureCafe on Twitter for the latest updates.

www.vencaf.org

Office Hours: Andreas Randow
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You built something? It solves a problem. Great. You think you understand your market. Do you? Join Andreas Randow and figure out together where you’re at and what needs to be done to turn your product into a functioning company.

RSVP here.

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Office Hours: Investors Collaborative
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 30 minutes with iC here.

Office Hours: Jacquie Kay
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As an entrepreneur and educator, Jacquie works globally and locally, advising businesses, leaders, and organizations in managing innovation, ventures, start-ups and projects. She founded two for profit companies and was founder of the Asian Community Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation. For 35 years, she ran WPI, Inc., a successful international development and training firm. She currently leads the Sun Walking Group and Sun Walking Labs – a sustainable/social impact planning and development group, and innovation lab.

RSVP for 30 minutes with Jacquie.
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Office Hours: Joe Caruso
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Office Hours: Marty Sack
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years and is a regular business mentor at the Venture Cafe. As a Certified SCORE Mentor he brings with him the resources of more than forty additional successful executives, Venture Capitalists, Marketing and Digital Marketing experts, small business owners, and other Professionals from diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free business advice and mentoring services.

Marty is the now retired co-founder and CEO of LunchDates Dating Service. He also founded and was publisher and long time owner of a national job publication, and he was the Executive Director of a Cambridge based non-profit for 18 years.

Sign up for his office hours here.

Office Hours: Steve Davis
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Through the Looking Glass with Virtual & Augmented Reality
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Through the Looking Glass with Virtual & Augmented Reality

Through the Looking Glass with Virtual & Augmented Reality

Through the Looking Glass’ is Boston’s immersive enhanced reality event. It will address what the future of augmented, virtual and enhanced reality could look like, and how entrepreneurs and innovators might apply recent advances in the space to their organizations.   Participants will be able to converse, connect, and immerse themselves in the technologies with a variety of demos and selection of educational sessions.

Through the Looking Glass is possible in collaboration with BostonVR and BostonAR Meetup Groups. RSVP for space here but walk-ins are welcome.


AGENDA

3:00 – 8:00 PM:  Networking

3:00 – 5:00 PM:  Office Hours  – Entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs can book 30-minute appointments to obtain advice from experts. Click here to book an appointment: http://vencaf.org/book-office-hours/

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Virtual Reality in Entertainment

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Enterprise Virtual Reality

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Communicating in an Augmented Reality Environment

5:30 – 7:30 PM: Startup Demos and Inventor Showcase – Entrepreneurs and corporate groups interested in demoing should apply here: http://bit.ly/vc-vr

6:45 – 7:45 PM: Augmented Reality Art as a Guerilla Medium

6:45 – 7:45 PM: TCN Roundtable


SPONSORS

Interested in sponsoring this event, contact Chandra Briggman chandra.briggman@vencaf.org

 

 

Jun
1
Thu
Café Night at Kendall in Session
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.

Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo. For a complete description of this Thursday’s events, please see our calendar.

To support The Venture Café Foundation’s mission and to act as a community hub, Venture Café reserves the right to dis-invite any individual that its management feels, in their sole judgment, detracts from achieving its mission.

Follow @VentureCafe on Twitter for the latest updates.

www.vencaf.org