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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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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: Michael Gale

Michael Gale of WithumSmith+Brown, has an extensive background in US and International Taxation. In addition to working for PWC, Michael has run a top Pharma company US Tax department as well as business aspects of a startup. This gives Michael a good background to talk about the tax, accounting, and funding concerns of companies from […]

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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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5:30 pm

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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Info Table: MassCEC Catalyst Awards

Do you have a cleantech or water technology in need of funding? Come to the MassCEC Catalyst Award Info Table to learn more about these $65,000 awards. Their staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the solicitation, application, eligibility requirements, etc. Go here for more information.

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Info Table: Founder Institute

If you are interested in launching a company with the Founder Institute's structured curriculum, expert feedback, and global network, then stop by their table and find out more. The Founder Institute is the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. If you are up to the challenge, their comprehensive step-by-step program will give you […]

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Info Table: Fairmount Innovation Lab Launchpad

Come meet with the team from the Fairmount Innovation Lab. They are looking for Creative and Social Entrepreneurs to join the FIL Launchpad Program. Apply by October 20! Fairmount Innovation Lab ("FIL") Launchpad, an intensive 12-week program for highly committed creative or social entrepreneurs who are ready to take their ideas and businesses to the […]

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Info Table: Technovation

Be a Mentor or Judge for Kids Building Apps! Be a Mentor for Entrepreneurial Girls! Find out more about supporting #GirlsInStem via the Technovation Challenge. Share your professional expertise and mentor teams of female app-building entrepreneurs ages 10-18. Call for Judges! Industry professionals are needed to judge submissions for the Congressional App Challenge. It's all […]

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Info Table: Tech Planter Demo Day

The Global TECH PLANTER accelerator program DEMO DAY is coming to Boston on Nov 15. TECH PLANTER is a unique international seed acceleration program for deep-tech startups. TECH PLANTER brings the best companies from their Asian accelerator to DEMO DAYS in cities around the world. These DEMO DAYS are an opportunity for local companies and […]

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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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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

This month's Collaborative features Igor Kharitonenkov from Bootstrap Compost talking about growing the company over the last six years. ____ The Sustainability Collaborative was spurred as an outgrowth of the Sustainability unConference and aims to provide an ongoing platform for collaboration, connections, and solutions generation. Rotating sustainability advocates are given the chance to facilitate group […]

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