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3:00 pm

FinTech Connect 2017

FinTech Connect 2017 Sponsored by Brandeis International Business School Join us for FinTech Connect 2017 where we examine the shifts happening in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, and real estate. 3:00PM-8:00PM l Venture Café, CIC, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 AGENDA AT A GLANCE 3:00 – 8:30 PM NETWORKING 3:00 – 5:00 […]

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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: 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: 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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Special Office Hours: Sarah Biller

Most recently, Sarah was the Head of Innovation Ventures at State Street Bank’s Global Exchange division and COO for Innovation. Prior to State Street, she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange (CMX). Sarah is the co-Founder of the Boston FinTech Sandbox, leads the Boston Fintech Meetup and held roles at Fidelity Investments; […]

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Special Office Hours: Jean Donnelly

Jean Donnelly is the FinTech Sandbox Executive Director who comes from Fidelity Investments, GE Capital, and EnerNOC. With a background in insurance operations and process excellence in both financial services and clean tech, she has worked in both small startups as well as established industry makers. Jean likes to get things done whether it be […]

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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: 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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Fintech Startup Demos

Venture Cafe demos are a great way to gain exposure through our online and offline channels. During our FinTech Connect event, Venture Café will give a selection of the area’s start-ups, inventors and researchers an opportunity to showcase their work to the Boston community. 5:30PM l Café & 5th Floor Hall Demos include: Astrocyte+Research Cinch […]

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FinTech Community Flash Talks

FINTECH COMMUNITY FLASH TALKS Join local innovators as they share their expertise on a variety of FinTech topics. These concurrent sessions allow the community to both learn and connect with experts and like-minded individuals. Identity & Personal Data as an Asset Class 6:00PM l SONATA (inside Venture Cafe) Presenter: Dazza Greenwood Let's face it - our digital […]

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Special Office Hours: Michael Hayes

Michael Hayes is the CEO of FeatureX, an artificial intelligence software company which uses computer vision and other machine learning technologies to discover meaningful patterns of economic activity in a variety of large data sets. Before joining FeatureX, Michael was founder and CEO of Tripleshot, the first game-proof block trading solution for institutional traders. Michael […]

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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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4:15 pm

FinTech Reverse Pitch (Presented by Brandeis International Business School)

Using the Reverse Pitch to Fill Gaps, Expand Ideation & Find Partners Presented by Brandeis University, Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School 4:15PM l Havanna (5th floor) A reverse pitch is a request for input or expert opinion to solve an innovation challenge. A bank or fintech startup may ask an […]

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5:30 pm


How I Built It: Navigating the Hurdles of Building a FinTech Startup A few of the area’s FinTech startups will share their latest success milestones as well as how they got started, failures along the way and strategies that helped navigate the hurdles of building a FinTech venture. 5:30PM l Havana Featured Speakers: Vasilios Roussos, […]

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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 Session: Brandeis International Business School

By teaching rigorous business, finance and economics, connecting students to best practices and immersing them in international experiences, Brandeis International Business School prepares exceptional individuals from around the globe to become principled professionals in companies and public institutions worldwide. The school is part of Brandeis University, a medium-sized private research university with global reach located […]

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6:45 pm

Investors Night Out: Ask Them Anything

Investors Night Out: Ask Them Anything We are breaking away from the panel and giving entrepreneurs one full hour to ask investors anything. Patterned after the popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) model, we have secured a selection of FinTech VCs and angels to offer insights into building a successful venture, partnering with legacy finance companies […]

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