What’s Buzzing Week of March 19: MedTech Innovator, Female Founders Cafe Night, Fundraising Bootcamp, and much more


March 19

HackerNest Boston March Tech Social – HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. The atmosphere is chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free, and brimming with smart people. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Idea CoLab Boston – Connecting Young Talent with Startups & Tech Pros – Idea CoLab brings together the best and brightest young minds who have an interest in tech and startups and experienced startup founders and tech professionals for an evening of exciting collaborations. The event begins at 6:30 at 281 Summer Street in Boston.

North Shore Technology Council Sustainability Forum – Massachusetts remains the only state that is in the procurement stage of fulfilling a utility-scale requirement to offshore wind power. With the industry building momentum rapidly, major questions remain. Speaker Amber Hewett will discuss this and more, and leave attendees with a big picture understanding of what needs to happen to start bringing the benefits of offshore wind power to the US. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

March 20

MedTech Innovator 2018 – The event features pitches from best-in-class medical device, diagnostic, and digital health companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with MedTech Innovator partners, including investors, providers, and senior executives from medtech companies such as Johnson & Johnson and others. The event begins at 10 a.m.

AVG Women to Women – A Conversation About Investing in Venture Capital – This is the first event in an educational series about investing for women, with an emphasis on investing in alternative asset classes. The conversation about investing in venture capital will unpack this key asset class for women in clear, easily relatable terms. The event begins at 6 p.m. at LearnLaunch.

Female Founders Café Night – Café Nights are an opportunity for people to exchange knowledge, connect, explore new ideas, and build a broader, stronger, and more connected innovation community in Boston. Female Founders Café Night will include presentations such as “Build Your Own Advisory Board” by Strata, “Parenting in STEM” by Moms As Mentors, and resources from the Mayor’s Office of Woman’s Advancement and MassChallenge. The event begins at 5 p.m.

March 21

WITI Boston: Strategic Advantages of Having Women on Boards – In this session, experts will discuss how women make a difference in the way companies do business, how you can impact a business if you are on the board, and ways to recruit other women once we are in the position of power, among other things.

Boston Division Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition – CRI organized their 1st Boston Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. The event features pitches from many of the most innovative start-ups in a number of different disciplines. The event begins at 9 a.m.

Series A Venture Fast Track: A Fundraising Bootcamp for Post-Seed Entrepreneurs -The event is an intensive, interactive half-day seminar providing post seed-stage entrepreneurs an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise Series A capital. Taught by Boston’s top VC investors – they’ll give you unique insights about fundraising and growing your company the right way. The event begins at 9 a.m.

Caffeinated User Testing – Caffeinated User Testing is a chance to use coffee as a catalyst to provide honest and invigorating feedback to student entrepreneurs, and mingle with the Boston community. Share energized feedback with students across the city who are building groundbreaking new products and services and Get a taste of what could be the next hottest thing on the market. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at WeWork Mass Ave.

March 22

Accelerate Hot Seat Event – Accelerate 2018 Spring Startup Challenge teams will bring forth their latest ideas, projects and businesses. Students, faculty, alumni and the Boston innovation ecosystem at large are invited to attend. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

MassChallenge & Zipcar Present: The Future of Mobility – Boston’s largest startup accelerator and the Boston-based world car-sharing leader for a preview of the hottest innovations in transportation that Boston has to offer. This celebration is devoted to recognizing Boston’s role as a pioneer in mobile technology. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Hiring and Building Data Science Teams – At this event, you will meet local data experts and get advice on hiring and building a top data science team at your company.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at General Assembly Boston.

March 23

LearnLaunch Open Studio – Workshops are designed to help early-stage edtech entrepreneurs take their products and businesses to the next level. These aren’t traditional classes, organizers spend time each week deep-diving into real problems that each participant faces to come up with actual solutions. The event begins at 3 p.m. at LearnLaunch.

Fireside Chat with Morgan DeBaun – Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO of Blavity, will share her insights on how she was able to successfully navigate Silicon Valley and leverage her professional experience to launch the largest media startup and lifestyle brand for Black millennials. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at Boston University.

March 2018 RailsBridge Boston Workshop – The workshop will teach the basics of creating a web application in the Ruby on Rails framework. Over the course of the workshop, organizers will cover what happens when a browser requests a dynamic web page, what is a web framework, why would you want one, and much more. The event begins at 6 p.m. at WorkBar Back Bay.

March 24

Startup Bootcamp – Is your inner-entrepreneur calling? Join Innovate@BU for a one-day bootcamp to learn the building blocks of launching a startup! Come with an idea or a curiosity for learning what it takes to get a new venture off the ground. The event begins at 9 a.m. at BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center.


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