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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: 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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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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4:30 pm

MBBP’s – Issuance of Founders’ Equity: What’s the Right Slice of Pie?

Register Now! The formation of an emerging company contains many subtle and challenging issues and decisions. No issue, however, is more daunting than the pragmatic allocation of equity among founders, team members and advisors. The decisions become more problematic if certain team members, although critical to the early stages of the enterprise, are not committed […]

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5:00 pm

Entrepreneur Perspective on Patents

Cyrus Schenck, founder and CEO of RENOUN, and Keegan M. Caldwell, PhD, Managing Member of Caldwell Intellectual Property will discuss the role that patents have played for Cyrus' companies including: - Whether or not to file patent applications - Avoiding common pitfalls - How patents build equity - Monetizing patents There will be a Q […]

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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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Financial Modeling for Raising Capital

If you want to raise capital, you need to know what Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors are looking for. Through this session, founders will learn how to develop a financial model that will enable them to talk to investors in the language investors understand. Part of the workshop is a template for a “minimum viable financial […]

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Oracle’s – Leveraging Platforms for Scaling Quickly

Oracle will be presenting on today’s changing technology landscape. Today the majority of workloads are still being done on premise. However, companies are quickly moving these to the cloud. Oracle will discuss how organizations can leverage a cloud-only approach as well as the opportunities in migrating infrastructure from on-premise to the cloud.

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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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IGNITE Your Business Growth with Steve Davis

Most startups don't fail at building a product. They fail at acquiring customers when they launch. Traction shows the world and investors that your startup is viable and a good investment opportunity. The fact is most young businesses don’t achieve enough traction in the market. They’re trying hard but the ideas and tactics that they’re using just aren’t working. […]

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