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February 2016

Office Hours: 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.

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Office Hours: Marty Sack

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…

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Office Hours: Steve Davis

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…

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Office Hours: Joe Caruso

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.

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Office Hours: Jodi-Tatiana Charles

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…

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Office Hours: David Hartzband

David Hartzband has spent 25+ years designing, developing & deploying large-scale software systems into large & small organizations. He has been one of the chief software architects for (at the tike) the second largest computer company in the world & has also done 3 startups, each of which was VC funded &/or purchased as an exit. More recently, he has been on the research faculty at MIT working on the relationship of technology & organizations. Since leaving EMC as a…

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Office Hours: Rakshit Sharma

Rakshit Sharma will help answer your healthcare/biotech/medical devices/diagnostics venture related questions. He trained as a physician and has experience working in Biopharma/Medical Devices/Diagnostics/ Healthcare Services both in US as well as Internationally in Strategy/Planning/Marketing roles. He has worked in fortune 500 companies, investment funds as well as new ventures and will be there to answer your venture related questions from a clinical, financial, strategic and marketing perspective. He has experience both with customer discovery and business model design. RSVP here.

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Youth CITIES – Mini-Hack

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.

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Info Table: StartHub

StartHub.org is a comprehensive, centralized online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community. Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, Gust, IBM, and a wide number of partners from Boston's startup community, StartHub will serve as Greater Boston's homepage for the startup ecosystem. Visit with the StartHub staff at Venture Cafe to learn more!

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Office Hours: Andreas Randow

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: Sissi Liu

Do you have the next big idea but aren’t sure how to go about launching your business or putting together a business plan?Do you have a great business plan but don’t know why you aren’t able to attract investment? Do you have a product but can’t seem to get traction with customers? Meet Sissi Liu, a cleantech startup mentor with experience in venture investing and entrepreneurship. She’s invested in and served on boards of cleantech companies as well as mentored…

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Info Table: MassChallenge

Come meet with MassChallenge, a startup-friendly accelerator, which takes no equity and is not-for-profit. They are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. At the end of the program, the highest-impact startups through a competition win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards! Through their global network of accelerators in Boston, London, Jerusalem, Geneva, Mexico City and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, they are driving growth and creating value the world over!

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Workshop: The Power Of Visual Storytelling For Business

The human brain is wired in such a way, that ideas presented in story form are received better and remembered longer. When a visual is powerful, be it an image or a video, the effect of the story is amplified. Come to learn simple, yet captivating techniques that can help your business convey information in the most effective, entertaining, and informative way. It will help you:-Improve your business's explainer videos, -Strengthen elevator pitches, -Stand out on the web. Pre-register here.

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A Conversation on Massachusetts eHealth

Digital Health entrepreneurs, Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) invites you to join an expert panel discussion, followed by a Q&A and networking session, on Feb 11th, 6:30-7:30 at Venture Café in Kendall Square. We have a great panel including the Executive Director of Brigham’s Innovation Hub, Co-Founder and CEOs of two successful local Digital Health startups and a Venture Capitalist. We are expecting a great conversation on a wide range of topic including the unique aspects of building a Healthcare startup,…

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Office Hours: Chuck Goldstone

It's about the story. Startups often falter, not because their technologies aren't good, but because the stories they tell about them aren't. We'll chat about both content and intent: Stepping back to find the right message for each audience (be it investor or market), making it clear and engaging, making it memorable (differentiating it from others competing for attention), and moving audiences to action. Bring your decks, your goals, your challenges, and an open mind about finding and articulating a…

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Office Hours: Marty Sack

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…

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Office Hours: Jodi-Tatiana Charles

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…

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Office Hours: William Brah

The Global Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (GEIR) Program is comprised of a select group of international entrepreneurs in residence at the Venture Development Center (VDC) who receive the support they need, when then need it, to build a great business, beginning with a cap-exempt H-1B visa to move to or remain in Boston. Come chat about the GEIR program, innovation, and entrepreneurship with VDC Executive Director, William Brah. RSVP here. Reservations open two weeks beforehand.

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Office Hours: Marcus Yee

Marcus has over 25 years of sales and sales consulting experience at IBM working in multiple sales and business development roles. He specializes in sales process consulting to shorten sales cycles to customers and to empower IBM business partners. Prior to his current role of working with startups, entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and VCs in the Cambridge/Boston area, he managed the relationships of IBM partners that drive multi-millions of IBM annual revenues. Marcus is available to discuss sales strategies as well…

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Office Hours: Hal Charnley

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…

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