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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: 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: 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: Al Chase

Dr. Al Chase is the Founder of White Rhino Partners, an Executive Coaching and Executive Recruiting practice based at CIC. Dr. Chase provides coaching for a variety of start-up Founders, CEOs, and other leaders Topics most often covered in coaching start-ups include: hiring, team building, strategic planning, investor and board relations, branding, communication, and leadership […]

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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: 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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3:30 pm

Office Hours: George Mabry

George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global bio-pharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If you are seeking feedback on your business concept, come prepared with high-level […]

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5:30 pm

Kendall Connect – Open Mic Night

This new series introduces Café Night participants to structured methods of making new connections. This week the Kendall Connect approach will be an “Open Mic”. Five participants will be selected for a quick intro pitch to the group followed by huddling with interested participants. Sign-up here to be considered to intro yourself this week: http://bit.ly/2hOFsrQ.

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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: TiE StartupCON 2017

The largest conference of its kind in New England, TiE StartupCON brings together innovators, business leaders, and funders to celebrate accomplishments in the ecosystem, learn about emerging opportunities and tools for entrepreneurs, and connect with each other. For 20 years, TiE-Boston has fostered entrepreneurship through mentorship, education, networking, and funding. To learn more about TiE […]

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SCORE Workshop: Non-Profits- Turning Idealism into Impact

Do you have an idea that you think would make a real contribution to the world? Or a passion to build an organization that solves a pressing problem? If you’ve ever toyed with the notion of starting a non-profit or a social impact organization, come to this workshop for practical advice about how to turn […]

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Info Table: BUILD

BUILD Boston students are launching their own businesses and they need you! Spend 90 minutes a week mentoring a team of young entrepreneurs and inspire the future leaders of Boston. Connect. Engage. Empower. Be a Mentor. To learn more, contact Katie Quigley Mellor at kquigleymellor@build.org. RSVP here.

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6:00 pm

Info Session: Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Idea to Boston Startup Experts

Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on […]

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6:30 pm

Veteran Entrepreneur Roundtable

Join fellow military veteran founders at this roundtable session where you can come and discuss with other founders issues related to building their businesses. Topics may include finding co-founders, finding technical talent, issues raising capital, pitch feedback, or overcoming any hurtle you have in your way. Bring your questions and be ready to give feedback! […]

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Sustainability Collaborative

Do you want to learn about the concepts of Zero-waste, Minimalism and Buying Nothing? A year ago Elena Sereiviene started taking small steps in her everyday life towards reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact. A few of the benefits she discovered were: substantial money savings, healthier diet and less stress. Elena will be sharing her […]

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6:45 pm

Sales and Strategic Partnering. Learn why you need to do both

Hosted by Howard Marson of Launchpad Venture Group. Learn the difference between Sales and Strategic Partnering. Learn why you need to do both, and the basic steps involved in identifying potential partners and structuring a deal that makes sense. If you always thought Sales and Business Development were basically the same things, come join us […]

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