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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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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: John Bailey – Finance

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

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Office Hours: Le Zhang

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

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Office Hours: Vinit Nijhawan – University Spin-Off Advice

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

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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: Marcus Yee

Marcus recently left IBM after more than 20 years of services to join force with an IBM Watson business partner and a predictive software startup. He sees the future as one of predictive. Any startups or enterprises that process the predictive capabilities will have the competitive edge. He has over 20 years of sales and

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Office Hours: New Leaf Legal

New Leaf Legal, focuses on creatively developing Corporate, Entertainment, and IP infrastructures for their start-up clients as well as helping established companies embark on new and entrepreneurial paths. Stop by the Cafe to talk shop! Reserve 30 minutes with New Leaf Legal 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

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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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4:30 pm

MBBP’s: Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits

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

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5:30 pm

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

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Info Table: UMass VDC’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit

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

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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 Foundaton, Gust, and a wide number of partners from Boston's startup community, StartHub serves as Greater Boston's homepage for the startup ecosystem. Visit

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Info Table: Venture Leaders Life Sciences Pitch contest 2017

Early June, Swissnex will co-organize the Venture Leaders program 2017, where the 10 best Swiss startups in Life Sciences will visit Boston for a one-week business development boot camp. The program includes: executive workshops, company visits, business development with VCs and angel investors and ...a pitch competition against 10 US startups on board of the

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6:30 pm

Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are revolutionizing all industries, and one that can benefit enormously from these technologies is the medical sector. ML can enable cost reduction, increased efficiency, and process optimization. Ultimately, this can improve patient experiences, and save lives. What does the future of healthcare ideally look like? And how do new technologies

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StartHub Roundtable with Hal Schwartz – Quilt Cofounder & COO of Quilt

StartHub Roundtables are monthly gatherings featuring a guest startup speaker from StartHub’s ‘Startup to Watch’ program. Bringing together the Greater Boston startup community, this series is a great opportunity to get engaged, ask questions, & learn more about what it takes to start a company, all in a casual café setting. Our guest speaker is

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