February may be the shortest month of the year, but there are no shortages of tech and startup events this month. Here is our list of events you won’t want to miss this month that are worth braving the cold.
Monday February 5
Prepare for VC Pizza and Discussion: The founder of Prepare for VC, Jason Kraus, will lead a discussion where he can answer any startup questions or questions about obtaining VC funding. Questions can be submitted when you RSVP for the event or on Twitter at #Prepare4VC. This event is $10 and takes place at the Village Works neighborhood workspace in Brookline Village at 6 p.m. Pizza is provided.
Tuesday February 6
Women in Technology Meetup: At the MIT Sloan School of Management women can enjoy coffee and conversation from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. with other women in the tech industry. This is a free networking event.
Impact Hub Boston Open Project Night: This monthly event opens up the space at Impact Hub Boston for any local business to come and hold meetings together, work on projects or share innovating ideas about how to make this city better. This free event takes place at 50 Milk St. on the 15th Floor, and is from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Boston ENET Marketing Strategies for Different Types of Startup Companies Discussion: This event includes a panel of experts talking about marketing strategies for innovative products. You will also be able to network with other companies and even pitch your company’s marketing strategy to the panel. This event is from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at 1601 Trapelo Rd in Waltham. For more information and to RSVP you can head to the event’s website.
Wednesday February 7
The Capital Network’s Angel funding panel: This event aims to teach new and future startups on how to approach and pitch to Angel investors from a panel made up of Boston angel group leaders. This event takes place from 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Suffolk University Center for Entrepreneurship at 120 Tremont St. More details can be found on the event page.
HubSpot Fireside Chat with Mark Roberge: Join HubSpot at 2 Canal Park in Cambridge for a night of networking that features a fireside chat by Mark Roberge, a former sales executive at HubSpot and a Harvard Business School lecturer, about how to grow your business and its sales. This event takes place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and is free of charge.
Project Night with the Boston Python User Group: This networking event will allow people of all levels in the industry to get to know each other and share ideas. The event will be hosted at CarGurus, which is located at 2 Canal Park on the fourth floor in Cambridge at 6:30 p.m. More details and registration can be found on the event page.
Thursday February 8
Golden Seeds Office Hours: Golden Seeds will be hosting a panel of experienced private investors to company with a female entrepreneur in a senior management position representative. The event is free of charge and is located at the Care.com headquarters, which is at 77 4th Ave, Lower Level in Waltham. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and space is limited.
WorkBar HQ2 Boston Forum: Regardless of whether Boston becomes the site for Amazon’s second headquarters, the city might be able to work better for its existing businesses, citizens and future startups. This free forum about how everyone can help to improve Boston will be lead by Scott Kirsner a Boston Globe columnist, Jody Rose of New England Venture Capital Association, and Chris Dempsey from Transportation 4 MA. This event is at 5:45 p.m. and is located at WorkBar at 399 Boylston St on the sixth floor.
MassChallenge Application Launch: This event will showcase the launch of the 2018 MassChallenge applications with the Boston community of entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts and more. This free event will also allow people to apply for a spot in the MassChallenge accelerator this year and a chance to network with leaders in the innovation community. This event is from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Hatch Fenway, which is located at 401 Park Dr on the eighth floor.
Women Who Code Panel on Different Paths of Tech: This event will feature a panel of women from all different sectors of the tech industry to talk about the different steps and paths possible. This event will begin at 6 p.m. and more information can be found on the event’s website. There is currently a waitlist for this event.
Friday February 9
MIT 20th Anniversary Venture Capital and Innovation Conference: This event will showcase the latest technology created at MIT. There will also be networking, TED-style talks, fireside chats and other activities. This event takes place at the Samberg Conference Center at 50 Memorial Dr in Cambridge and will start at 8 a.m. Tickets range from $130 – $350.
Sunday February 11
Female Millennial Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Meetup: This is a monthly networking event for female entrepreneurs or business owners to get to know each other. This event is at the Caffe Nero located at 416 West Broadway from 11 a.m – 1 p.m and is free of charge.
Monday February 12
Boston New Technology Showcase: This event features seven demos for new technology products made by startups. Tickets for this event range from $0 – $99 and participants can also enjoy a full dinner and networking. This event runs from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and takes place at Alley Cambridge at 10 Ware St in Cambridge.
Boston Gay Software Developers Meetup: This event will give members of the LGBTQ tech community a chance to meet other people in the industry for an open discussion. Pizza and drinks will be served at this free event. It will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will take place at 50 Milk St. on the fifth floor.
Tuesday February 13
NFP’s Protecting your Assets Discussion: This event is meant to help startups at any stage of the process protect their assets by teaching them how to effective manage business practices ranging from payroll to legal services. This event takes place from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Cambridge Innovation Center, which is located at 1 Broadway Havana on the fifth floor in Cambridge. This event is free of charge.
She Geeks Out and Yesware Galentine’s Day Happy Hour: This is a networking event for women and anyone who identifies as a woman in STEM to hangout and and enjoy some food and drinks together. The event takes place from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the tickets for this event are $10. It is hosted at Yesware Boston at 75 Kneeland St on the 15th floor.
The Capital Network Accelerator Panel: This discussion will cover the different types of accelerator programs and their selection process, and programming. Tickets for this event range from $0-$35. More details can be found on the event page. This takes place at 6 p.m. at Morgan Lewis, which is located at 1 Federal St.
Thursday February 15
Mass Innovation Night: This annual event will be hosted at Umass Lowell’s Innovation Hub and will feature 10 products and startups that attendees can vote on which is their favorite. This event is free, starts at 6 p.m. and is located at 110 Canal St in Lowell.
Venture Cafe Corporate Innovation Night: This networking event will have representatives from corporations such as General Electric and Samsung among others to meet with startups about potential collaborations for business solutions. This event is at the Venture Cafe in Kendall Square, which is located at 1 Broadway on the fifth floor in Cambridge. For more event details visit the event page.
Startup Nation Boston Pitch-A-Thon: This event allows startups to pitch their company to an audience and judges for five minutes and then answer questions and receive feedback. If you want your company to participate you can fill out this form. The event takes place 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the WeWork space at 31 St. James Ave.
Friday February 16
BU Questrom TechConnect Conference: This event is packed with panels focusing in on the industry of fintech on topics such as cryptocurrency, Startups, and blockchain. The event will take place 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Boston University Questrom School of Business 595 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets range from $20 – $25.
Tuesday February 20
Boston Startupalooza Angel VC pitching and Capital Raising Workshop: This event will include a talk about how fundable your startup is, a presentation on intellectual property and the chance to pitch your business’s ideas. This event is $25 and takes place at the WeWork located at 625 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge.
Wednesday February 21
General Assembly Intro to Sketch App: This workshop will help to go over the basics of Sketch, a website and app designing tool that is incredibly user friendly. This can help get a new online product off the ground, or even just to make a prototype without a designer. This event takes place at General Assembly, which is located at 125 Summer St on the 13th floor at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the workshop are $75.
Thursday February 22
Weconnect Boston Networking Mixer: This tech mixer powered by Google will allow attendees to meet with other people in the tech and startup industry. This event takes place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and tickets are $0-$25. This takes place at John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House at 33 Dunster St in Cambridge.
General Assembly hosts Tech and Customer Experience: This free event focuses on customer experience in the tech industry. It features a discussion with Gwendolyn Betts, the director of user experience for Rapid 7, and Julie Hogan, a member of the board of directors at the International Institute of New England. This event is happening from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will take place at 125 Summer St on the 13th floor.
Stitch and Pitch: This is a casual networking event for people in tech and startups to bond over beers and crafting. This event is free and takes place at WeWork space at 51 Melcher St from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday February 24
Boston Photonics Conference 2018: This annual conference will feature local researchers and businesses to share their photonics-related projects. This 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. affair will feature keynotes by industry professionals as well as the opportunity for people to share their photonics research. This will take place at the Boston University Photonics, which is at 8 St. Mary’s St #906. Tickets are $20 and more information can be found on the event’s webpage.
Tuesday February 27
TiE Investor Outlook Forum: This event will feature a panel of venture capitalists who will talk about their areas of interest and guiding principles for the year. Tickets are free for charter members, $25 for members and $35 for non-members at the early-bird price. This event is from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at CIC Boston, which is located at 50 Milk St on the 20th floor.
The Tech Vectors of Happiness: This free event hosted by the Venture Cafe Foundation and Joyance will feature a discussion between Nataly Kogan, founder of Happier; David Edwards, founder of Le Laboratoire; and Mike Edelhart, a managing partner of Joyance, about tech focused on happiness and how technology can contribute to people’s greater wellbeing. Startups who work in this field will be present. This event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at District Hall, which is located at 75 Northern Ave.
Wednesday February 28
The Capital Network’s Pitch Deck Workshop: This workshop will show participants how to create or enhance an existing 10- to 12-slide pitch deck for their startup to send to potential angel investors and venture capitalists. This class takes place at 2 p.m. at the Boston University BUild lab at 730 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets for this event range from $0 – $45.
Ideation 2018: This free event hosted by the MIT Biotech Group and the Harvard Biotech Club aims to bring students, entrepreneurs and professionals in the biotech realm together to share ideas and network for potential startups. Startups may pitch as well if they register beforehand. This will be from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Ray and Maria Stata Center at 32 Vassar St in Cambridge.