You know it’s a good week when you have events hosted by Unity, MIT, The Ad Club and Twitter all within a few days. Just be easy on those complimentary drinks and the week will be easy on you.
Monday, Sept. 21
Unite 2015: Video game developers and others working in interactive media are at the Hynes Convention Center this week for a conference hosted by one of the market’s leading development tool companies, Unity. Not sure if the Konami Code will get you anywhere with this one.
Raizlabs, a Boston-based mobile developer, hosts this month’s HackNight, which is dedicated to all things Android. There will be a few development talks, but expect a lot of hacking in between.
The Ad Club comes to Boston with Media Innovation Day 2015 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, a completely sold-out event that focuses on “some of today’s best and most innovative creative and media marriages.” Speakers include executives from Time Inc., Google and Amazon.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Tech Talk at Night: HubSpot’s engineering event this month features talks from Jonathan Haber, staff software engineer at HubSpot, and Jacob Ouellette, senior software engineer at Twitter. There will be time for networking and good food and drinks, too (and by that, HubSpot means not pizza and beer—harsh).
VetsinTech NE hosts a panel on how veterans can take advantage of training programs to start new careers in tech. Speakers include folks from NetApp, Rocktech and VetsinTech. It’s never too late to get started.
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Women in Entrepreneurship Breakfast: Women entrepreneurs and supporters of women-led businesses kick it off at TechHub Boston early Wednesday morning, with company from SheStarts, JustJump Marketing and Gesmer Updegrove.
How is Innovation Improving Home Healthcare? The question will be answered by a panel of healthcare experts and entrepreneurs, including Alice Bonner, secretary of the Executive office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Reynold G. Spadona, president of Partners HealthCare at Home; and Florence Furaha, founder and CEO of Meetcaregivers.
#MeetTwitterDev Boston Meetup: Sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? Developers are invited to Twitter’s Boston HQ in Cambridge for talks from two of the company’s developers, Hemel Shah and Brian Swift. Networking opps included.
Playcrafting Boston unites independent video game developers for September Demo & Play Night, a night full of live demos and networking at the Microsoft Technology Center in Cambridge. Who knows, maybe you’ll see the next Minecraft before it reaches the public.
Thursday, Sept. 24
BostInno holds its first 50 on Fire meetup at Carrie Nation, where nominees, for the first time, will have a chance to pitch their companies to the judges and explain why they’re setting Boston on fire (not literally, mind you).
Out of the Lab and into the Newsroom: You’re about ready to unveil your company’s cutting-edge technology, but you’re not quite sure how to pitch it to the media. A panel hosted by Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS covers the issue and how biotech companies, specifically, can best communicate with journalists and get their stories told.
Fashion and Beauty in the Digital Age: The event by Pamperologist homes in on how technology is impacting the fashion and beauty business, and why some VCs are getting into the industry. Featured speakers are Tony Tjan, CEO and managing partner at investment firm Cue Ball Group, and Jill Sherman, co-founder and CEO of Modalyst.
Back to School Demos and Drinks: Tech in Motion Events gives edtech startups a chance to show off their wares at EF’s HQ in Cambridge. Featured startups include AcademicMerit, AERobot, Empow Studio sand Listen Current.
MassChallenge’s 128 finalists line up at MassChallenge HQ for one-minute pitches in front of what the startup accelerator anticipates to be a “rowdy crowd of hundreds of innovation enthusiasts.” By the end of the night, you will know the meaning of brevity.
Friday, Sept. 24
Beacon Hills Partners holds another installment of Startup Stir at the WeWork office in Boston, where founders of Harpoon, Enjoy Beer, Ministry of Supply and Hourly Nerd talk about innovation and what’s been going on in theirs neighborhoods.
Babson College’s eTower student group hosts its annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference at the school’s campus in Wellesley. Draftkings’ Paul Liberman, Wanderu’s Polina Raygorodskaya and Blank Label’s Fan Bi are among the speakers. Streetwise Media editor in chief Galen Moore is moderating a panel on disrupting a traditional industry.
Bonus: Saturday, Sept. 25
Hacking Arts 2015: MIT’s Hacking Arts Conference brings together creatives, technologists and engineers for a two-day, sold out event that features panels and exhibitions on design, fashion, gaming, music, performing arts, virtual reality and visual arts.