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2:59 pm

IoT Connect 2017

Save the date for Venture Cafe’s IoT Connect mini-conference, “What’s Hype and What’s Happening in IoT ”, taking place on November 30, 2017. Through IoT Connect, we will delve into security, new applications, adoption, and the expanding ecosystem for new Internet of Things (IoT) / cloud ventures. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring […]

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3:00 pm

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: Robert Donahoe – IP Strategies

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 […]

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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: 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 […]

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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: 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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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 time) the second largest computer company in the world & has also done 3 startups, each of which was VC funded &/or purchased as an […]

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Special Office Hours: Corporate VC IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Seth Pearson is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice. Mr. Pearson was a summer associate with Foley in 2015. Prior to joining Foley, he worked as a graduate research assistant for a Duke Law associate professor, where he […]

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Special Office Hours: Tech Transactions IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Tecnology Transactions. Licensing. Outsourcing. Cybersecurity. When it comes to structing, drafting, and negotiating commercial transactions, Matt Karlyn is at the forefront of technology and has been a technology and licensing attorney for the past 20 years. He is now the co-chair of Foley’s Technology Industry Team, as well as a partner in the firm’s Technology […]

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Special Office Hours: Employment IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Erin Horton is an associate and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Horton defends employers in litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies against a broad spectrum of labor and employment-related claims, including discrimination and retaliation, breach of employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and unfair labor practices. Ms. Horton also focuses on […]

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Special Office Hours: IP IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Shabbi Khan is a senior counsel and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Khan focuses his practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the fields of computer software electrical and mechanical technologies, and medical devices. His practice includes strategic development and management of domestic and foreign patent portfolios as well as […]

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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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4:15 pm

PANEL: The Future of IoT

November 30 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Featured Speakers: Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, UnitedLex Corporation (Moderator) Krenar Komoni, Founder & CEO, Tive, Inc. James McElhiney, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Corvus Insurance Holdings, Inc. Sean Lorenz, Product Marketing Lead, Formlabs Cheryl Smith, Co-Founder & VP Business Development, Embue The state of the IoT industry is transforming rapidly as sensors become cheaper, wireless […]

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5:30 pm

IoT Connect – Demo Tables

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venture Cafe (Cafe Tables) CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

Venture Cafe Tables are a great way to gain exposure through our online and offline channels. During our IoT Connect event, Venture Café will give an international selection of start-ups an opportunity to showcase their work to the Boston community. Demo Tables- Beco Bounce Imaging Cambridge Consultants Corto Embue invisaWear Technologies LLC LeakSpotter Onion Corporation […]

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Panel: Autonomous Vehicles IoT

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In partnership with Foley & Lardner LLP Featured Speakers: David Kantaros, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP (Co-Moderator) Chethan Srinivasa, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP (Co-Moderator) Carlos Bhola, Managing Director, Celsius Capital Mark Norman, Managing Partner, Fraser McCombs Capital Autonomous vehicles - its happening. But do we really want to forfeit control and put technology in […]

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6:00 pm

Workshop: Making Manufacturing IoT Agile

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In partnership with Tulip Featured Speakers: Saul Lustgarten, Head of Marketing, Tulip Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Ops, Tulip Everyone is excited about the promises of Industrial IoT. However, implementing IIoT and extracting its benefits is hard. Machines, tools, and sensors in the shop floor don't communicate with each other by default so if you […]

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Workshop: Intellectual Property & IoT

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

In partnership with Foley & Lardner LLP Featured Speakers: Chris McKenna, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP Mr. McKenna’s intellectual property protection experience involves all aspects of patent protection and strategic counseling, including establishing patent positions for startups, patent portfolio development for emerging technology companies, and world wide patent portfolio management for larger companies; accelerated patent […]

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6:45 pm

Panel: The Future of Funding IoT

November 30 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

In partnership with Foley & Lardner LLP and IoT Impact Labs Featured Speakers: Chris Rezendes, Managing Director, IoT Impact Labs (Moderator) Jacqueline Heard, Venture Partner, Anterra Capital Shabbi Khan, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP Newsha Ghaeli, Co-Founder, Biobot Analytics Marcus Quigley, CEO, OptiRTC Fitbit, Waze, Nest. There is no shortage of Venture Capital firms […]

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7:15 pm

Workshop: Cybersecurity & IoT

November 30 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

In partnership with Foley & Lardner LLP Featured Speakers: Matt Karlyn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP IoT is an environment where an object or machine becomes greater than itself by connecting to its surroundings. In this workshop we will examine the inherent challenges and opportunities in Cybersecurity IoT.

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