What’s Buzzing Week of March 26: $200k Pitch-Off Final, Women’s Leadership Forum, Entrepreneurship Conference, and much more


March 26

The 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum – The Women’s Leadership Forum is dedicated to recognizing and honoring inspirational individuals for their leadership qualities and accomplishments. This year, they’ll be shining a spotlight on the accomplished women of Boston who are making an impact throughout the Commonwealth, across the nation and around the globe. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Fuckup Nights Boston – Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7-10 minutes and is able to use 10 images to illustrate their story. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at ImpactHub Boston.

Droidcon Boston 2018 – This is a global developer conference series and networking event focused on the best of Android. The idea behind Droidcon is to support the Android platform and create a strong network for developers and companies. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Calderwood Pavilion.

March 27

Navigating Equity and Inclusion in a New World of the Same Ol’ Boys Club – This is an evening of provocative dialogue led by inclusion and diversity expert practitioners, They’ll pose and discuss the landscape of gender diversity in relation to inclusion, access, challenges and opportunities across our workplaces of today. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Broad Institute.

Winter Accelerator Celebration – At this event give feedback to Accelerator Entrepreneurs during the entrepreneur showcase, see which Accelerator Finalists won the cash prizes, network with business, government, nonprofit and community leaders, hear from keynote speaker, Deirdre Sartorelli, Director of Entrepreneurship Center for Endicott College. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lynn Arts.

Data Visualization Masterclass – The masterclass will teach you principles and practices for turning data into insightful visualizations that tell compelling stories. The class is for anyone working with data, including communicators, scientists, programmers, designers, and visual artists. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel.

March 28

Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Public Policy – In this event, attendees will hear from public policy leaders how they are assessing the regulations to bring in effect the future of decentralized cryptocurrency. They will also hear from the venture capitalists and academics who are investing and researching, respectively, in this immutable technology, therein creating new generations of protocols and infrastructure. The event begins at 6 p.m.

M2D2 $200K Challenge Finalist Pitch-Off & Awards Ceremony – Twenty finalists, selected from a pool of over 100 applicants, will present their medical device and biotech innovations to a live audience and panel of expert judges. In addition to the live pitch-off there will be poster sessions, food & drink, and great networking opportunities. The event begins at 5 p.m. at M2D2@UMass.

Highlight Networking Mixer at Minibar in Boston – Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Boston community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Minibar.

March 29

From Scaleup Employee to Startup CEO – Hear from four startup CEOs who got their entrepreneurial feet wet by first working for a successfully scaling tech company. There’s no doubt startups have become more popular in recent years, but they haven’t gotten any easier. Growing a successful business (especially a highly-scalable one) involves so many skills, connections, and resources, it can be understandably intimidating for aspiring entrepreneurs trying to figure out if / how to make the leap. The event begins at 6 p.m. at WorkBar Cambridge.

Repsly Power Hour – Repsly is transforming how brands get closer to their customers with their easy-to-use mobile CRM.  Join them on-site in downtown Boston for an evening of networking, food and drink, plus an all-star panel discussion on the power of disruption. The event begins at 5 p.m.

A Founder’s Journey from Startup to Successful Exit – During this webinar the presenter will explore his path to acquisition. Additionally, he will describe his perspective on founding a K-12 SaaS company, incubating it, growing the company to serve almost 7,000 schools including ten of the nation’s largest school districts, and successfully exiting with great outcomes for investors and employees. The webinar begins at 4 p.m.

March 30

Field Day – Open Co-Working Day for Content Pros – Do you work from home? Are you the only content person on your team? Come be with your people. Field Day gives you the chance to work alongside other Boston Content members for the day. This open, collaborative workday is a chance to collaborate with other content pros while getting that “to do” list done. The event begins at 10 a.m. at WeWork South Station.

Microsoft Excel Workshop – This one-day training class will show how to utilize this powerful spreadsheet application. You will be able to plan and create an organized spreadsheet, use absolute and relative cell references, understand the importance of labels and values, create pivot tables, and export your data into a range of file formats. You will also efficiently produce your own spreadsheet for data management and analysis.

March 31

The Entrepreneurship Conference 2018 – The conference brings together 500+ students, founders, joiners, established entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, and venture capitalists to connect, learn, and share experiences about entrepreneurship. Featuring keynote speakers, panels, fireside chats, and networking sessions, The Entrepreneurship Conference is a must-attend event for students and professionals interested in Entrepreneurship. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Harvard Business School.


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