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3:00 pm

Café Night at Kendall in Session

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

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AR / VR Night: The Future of 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,

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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

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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 30 minutes with iC here.

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Office Hours: Jacquie Kay

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

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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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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4:00 pm

The Reality of Entertainment VR 2017

From the Tribeca film festival to PAX-East, VR over the last year has caused some to say that it is the next big thing in the entertainment world - most noticeably in games and virtual worlds. As it becomes more affordable with new products launching this year to the general public, will this ring true?

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5:30 pm

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.

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Beyond Entertainment – VR in Business Applications

From architecture to surgery virtual reality application has evolved beyond entertainment. Come hear how some early adopting companies are leveraging VR in their operations. Discussion will include challenges, lessons learned, customer adoption and future plans. MODERATOR: Craig Herndon, Boston Virtual Reality PANELISTS: Jeffrey Jacobson, CEO at ConstructionVR Kachina Studer, UX and Product Development Lead, Arrowstreet

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Using Augmented Reality to Cross the Communication Divide

Come learn about the unique challenges and opportunities of communicating data and ideas in the AR environment. Ned Sahin from Brain Power and Julian Chalek will lead a conversation about crossing communication barriers though new AR technology.

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AR / VR Night Demos Meta-Showcase: Through the Looking Glass – The Future of Mixed Reality

AR/VR as Boston AR, Boston VR, and Venture Cafe are showcasing what is here and what is next in Mixed Reality. These startups, large companies, and garage projects are showing where this technology is moving. Join us and step up to the Mixed Reality Looking glass and see the future! Demos include: Building+Conversation HoloMuse+-+Wellesley+HCI+Lab LoreBooks+/+Lore+Media+Inc

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Info Table: Boston VR

Come visit with Boston VR. They're here to talk about, program, share, and demonstrate software, hardware, and ideas for the upcoming new wave of virtual reality. Whether you're an avatar who spends more time in virtual worlds than the real one or someone who's never even worn a head mounted display, you'll find a great

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Info Table: Boston AR

Come visit with Boston AR about their programs bringing together the augmented reality community and showcasing developments in AR technology.

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6:30 pm

TCN Upstart Roundtable on VR with Walter Somol of Harmonix Music Systems

TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs and resource providers in

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Using AR Art as a Guerilla Medium

Communication in Augmented Reality is useful in many ways. Come join us to learn about using AR art as a guerrilla medium with George Fifield Director of Boston Cyber Arts. This talk was given by George as the keynote in October at the Poor Media Festival in Leuven Brussels and then in November at the

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6:45 pm

The Reality of AR 2017: Mixing Mixed Reality with Business

The Augmented Reality market in 2017 took a huge step forward with the success of Pokemon Go. This showed the world is ready for the right product market fit. The questions are how can a market leader maintain and expand and what is the next big thing in Augmented Reality? Come hear how some early

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