Roots. There are many ways to plant them. Be friendly. Do something remarkable. Pay it forward. Roots are also important because they nourish the owner and allow it to thrive. Plant roots wherever you go. You’ll be remembered for them. We’re fortunate that so many people continuously plant their roots with us every Thursday. Thank you.

This Thursday, we’re pleased to welcome staff from Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest medical complex in the world, comprising of multiple institutes, including the largest children’s hospital and also the largest cancer hospital. So we’re happy to provide you with the opportunity to meet staff members from the Institute who have previously planted roots in our community.

Come to the earlier portion of Thursday’s Café Night for Office Hours (reserve your appointments now). Then, learn how you can plant your roots even deeper by understanding how to navigate the Boston innovation ecosystem with our own Executive Director, Kevin Wiant.

Then, find out how to gain unprecendented access to the world’s largest medical complex without equity sharing. Learn about TMCx, their accelerator, now accepting applications for their next program occurring Feb. 13 – June 9, 2017 (application deadline: Dec. 1, 2016), and explore the opportunities available through the Institute’s Biodesign Fellowship starting in Fall 2017 and running for one year. And, visit the Tufts MedStart Healthcare Conference Info Table to discover how you can hone your pitch through practice at their upcoming conference which features a pitch competition with up to $6000 in award money.

Also, If you missed Alok Singh during his Office Hours last Thursday, you can delve into go-to-market strategies and plan your transition from early adopters to mainstream customers with him during his workshop, Crossing The Chasm.

Please find the full Café Night schedule below. Meanwhile, we’d like to close by thanking the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute for sponsoring Thursday’s gathering.

Hope to see you Thursday,


Thursday – November 3, 2016

3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Café Night at Kendall in Session
Venture Café, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140

Feature Events

5:30 – 6:30 P.M. | Connecting with the Boston Innovation Ecosystem

6:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Info Session: TMC Innovation Digital Health Accelerator & Biodesign Fellowship

6:45 – 7:45 P.M. | Crossing the Chasm – Marketing and Selling to Mainstream Customers

Office Hours

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Bill Larrenaga – financial operations & business plan advice

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Chuck Goldstone – it’s about your startup’s story

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Hal Charnley – pragmatic perspectives & advice

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Jacquie Kay – Sun Walking Group

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Michael Gale – preparing for fundraising

3:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Marty Sack – SCORE

3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso – Advocate for Entrepreneurs

Info Tables

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. |

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | TMC Innovation Digital Health Accelerator & Biodesign Fellowship

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Tufts MedStart Healthcare Conference – Pitching Competition