The ground is beginning to thaw and the Red Sox are down in Florida, which means it must be March. While it is still pretty chilly outside and spring fever begins to takeover inside, here are some great events to pass the time.
Thursday March 1
Where to Start? Strategic Marketing That Grows Your Revenue: This event includes a presentation by startup consultant, Maggie Curran. Curran will be discussing the same mistakes she sees at the different startups she works with and how to avoid them. This free event runs from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at Venture Cafe in Kendall Square, which is located at One Broadway on the 5th floor in Cambridge.
Monday March 5
Perfect Pitch with Michael Skok: Harvard Innovation Labs hosts renowned venture capitalist, Michael Skok, from Underscore.vc to present about what venture capitalists are looking for in a pitch and the best way to present that information. This event takes place at the Harvard Innovation Lab, which is located at 125 Western Ave. in Allston. This event is free of charge and begins at 4:30 p.m.
Sustainability in Startups: The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative is hosting a workshop on how to assess your company’s environmental impact, and how to plan to reduce that impact by using the measurement method. This free event takes place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, which is located at 1 Amherst St. in Cambridge.
Founder Talk with Michael Troiano: This event includes a talk by venture capitalist, Michael Troiano, on funding for early stage startups. This event is hosted by Boston New Technology. Tickets for this event range from $15 – $99 and include dinner and drinks. This event begins at 6 p.m., and is located at the First Republic Bank, which is at 160 Federal St.
Tuesday March 6
MIT Launch Smart Clinic: This event gives its attendees the opportunity to watch existing companies pitch themselves as well as pitch their own company to panel of experts and the audience for feedback. Pizza is provided. The event offers tickets ranging from $10 – $30 with $10 student tickets. This takes place at the MIT Tang Center.
Wednesday March 7
People Geek Breakfast: This free networking event is hosted by Workable to get professionals in the area to meet and talk about the issues affecting their line of work. This first session will be talking about how to prep your business for “gen Z” employees. This event starts at 8:30 a.m. and takes place at Workable HQ, which is located at 33 Farnsworth St. on the fourth floor.
The Capital Network Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Lunch: This event will provide its attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to pitch their startup to the SBIR for grant funding. This takes place at the Venture Development center at UMass Boston, which is located at 100 Morrissey Blvd. on the third floor. Tickets range from $25-$35.
The Startup Coalition’s Pitch Panel: This free panel will provide information on what investors are really looking for in a funding pitch. This event starts at 6 p.m. at the WeWork located at 745 Atlantic Ave. More details and registration can be found on the event’s page.
Thursday March 8
MIT Sloan Healthcare and Bioinnovations Conference: This is the 16th annual conference for healthcare and bioinnovations, and it features over 30 speakers from all aspects of the field. A complete list of conference details can be found on the event page. Tickets for the event range from $30 – $200 and the event takes place at Boston Marriott in Cambridge, which is located at 50 Broadway in Cambridge.
Intro to the Boston Startup Community: This free event is designed for newcomers to the Boston startup industry to get a full overview. The event’s sponsors are General Assembly and Cape Ann Development. This event is at General Assembly at 6:30 p.m., and is located at 125 Summer St.
KSA Lunch & Learn: Early Stage Biotechs: The Kendall Square Association will host a panel of experts on how to get your company up to Environmental Health and Science code with federal, state and local permits and licenses. This panel will also help your business to plan for different situations that may arise. This event is free of charge, and takes place at 510 Kendall St. in Cambridge. The event is from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and more information on the panelists can be found on the event’s website.
Tech Madness: Join BostInno for our annual Tech Madness event. Our tech startup finalists will go head-to-head in a bracket seeded by funding. Attendees will get to vote on each pairing based on who they would invest in. If your startup didn’t make the final 64 there are four spots open with the opportunity to pitch to judges at the event for a final spot. This event is at 6 p.m. and takes place at Game On Fenway, which is located at 82 Lansdowne St. Tickets for this event are $25 each or $200 for a bundle of 10.
Friday March 9
Employee Experience Conference: This 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. affair will feature different keynote addresses and speakers about employee engagement and overall employee experience. A full list of who will be there can be found on the event’s website. This event takes place at 175 Forest St., Lacava 305 in Waltham. Tickets for MassTLC members are $179 and nonmember tickets are $349.
Saturday March 10
MIT Fintech Conference: This event will include keynote speakers such as Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank and panelists such as Angela Galardi, the COO of Climb Credit. Tickets for this event range from $55 for student tickets up to $495 for professionals. This takes place at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge and starts at 8 a.m.
Black Girls CODE Boston Chapter Presents: Sphero Workshop: This event is a volunteer opportunity for professionals in the tech community. This workshop is intended for young girls aged 7-17 to learn the basics of Sphero. This event takes place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Science Center at Umass Boston. More information can be found on the event’s page.
Sunday March 11
MIT New Space Age Conference: This all-day affair will be covering the future of the business of space and the entrepreneurial opportunities it holds. There will be discussions, panels and networking with people already in the business. Tickets for this event range from $40 for students up to $100 for professionals. This event takes place at the Samberg Conference Center, which is located at 50 Memorial Dr. in Cambridge and begins at 8 a.m.
Monday March 12
Women’s Networking Event: This networking event takes place at Trattoria Il Pannino, which is located at 280 Hanover St. This gathering is open to any women who are small business owners, entrepreneurs, work at startups or are general Boston professionals. Advanced tickets are $6 and provide complimentary appetizers.
Tuesday March 13
Data Visualization And Intro To Tableau: General Assembly is hosting this class on data visualization with an introduction to Tableau software. It will cover how to use the software and applications where it would be more appropriate than Microsoft Excel and vice versa. Tickets for this session are $95. This event takes place from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and it takes place at GA Boston, which is located at 125 Summer St. on the 13th floor.
Wednesday March 14
Networking Event and Technology Showcase with Mass Tech Networking: Join other Boston tech enthusiasts for a night of free networking and refreshments. This takes place at the WeWork space at 31 St. James Ave. Attendees will also have the chance to perform 20-second elevator pitches.
Mass Innovation Nights 108: This event will showcase 12 products created by students, staff and alum at Brandeis University. Attendees will be able to vote on their four favorite products at this free event. This showcase runs from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and takes place at 415 South St. in Waltham.
Thursday March 15
Rocket Insight’s Design Sprint Workshop: This one-day workshop will teach attendees on how to use Design Sprints software to condense months of work into a few days. The workshop is an all-day affair starting at 8:30 a.m., and is taught by the creator himself, Jake Knapp, a former designer at Google and Google Ventures. Ticketing info can be found on the event’s page. This event is located at the Harborside Salon at 60 State St.
HR Balancing Act: This free event will feature a panel of women who work in HR to discuss the balancing act of their jobs. Speakers include Colleen Clark of Life is Good, Julia Sigel of Lovepop and Julia Si of Namely. This event is from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the WeWork in Fort Point, which is located at 51 Melcher St.
Startup Institute Open Doors 2.0: Startup Institute and Hack Diversity have teamed up to plan this free night of networking and thoughtful discussion about diversity in the workplace. This event starts at 6 p.m., and is located at WeWork at 625 Massachusetts Ave.
Tuesday March 20
Medtech Innovator Boston Pitch Event 2018: This all-day event gives medtech businesses the chance to pitch their idea to industry professionals with the chance to be selected for the MedTech Innovator showcase and potentially move on into the accelerator program. Registration and networking start at 10 a.m. Tickets for the event are $25, and it takes place at 401 Park Dr.
How To Find, Select, And Build Your Co-Founding Team: This event hosted by Boston ENET includes a panel of serial entrepreneur experts on what to look for and how to find a co-founder or core team. Tickets to this event are $10. This event is at 6 p.m. at the Draper Laboratory Hill Building at 1 Hampshire St. Pizza will be provided.
Wednesday March 21
The Capital Network’s Series A Funding Bootcamp: Join The Capital Network for a half-day seminar on how to raise Series A funding after the post-seed phase led by local venture capitalists. Full list of speakers and mentors can be found on the event’s website. Tickets for this event range from $80 – $295 and the event takes place at 8:30 a.m. at Nutter, McLean, and Fish, which is located at 155 Seaport Blvd.
Innovation Pitch Event: This pitch event is hosted by EGI Capital and CISE Research Initiation Initiative. This free event allows for startups to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of professionals, investors and professors. This event takes place at Harvard Medical School, which is located at 7 Avenue Louis Pasteur at the Harvard Medical School.
Moving North Boston: Funding Opportunities in Montréal for tech companies: This event is to showcase the business opportunities in Montréal and the potential benefit to growing your business’s research team there. This free event takes place at the WeWork located at 200 Portland St. from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday March 22
Accelerator Hot Seat: The teams from Wentworth’s Spring startup challenge will present their work so far at this event. Public members of the innovation community are encouraged to attend this free event. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., and takes place at 550 Huntington Ave. on the second floor.
The Future of Mobility: MassChallenge and Zipcar are hosting a showcase of the latest tech from 15 Boston-based startups working to improve transportation. This free event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the MassChallenge headquarters located at 21 Drydock Ave.
Cleantech Open’s 2018 Boston Kickoff Party: This event is to welcome the start of the 2018 season for the Cleantech Open Accelerator. Cleantech entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their company in front of an audience. The crowd favorite will get the $150 application fee to the accelerator waived. This event is at 5:30 p.m., and tickets cost up to $15. This takes place at Greentown Labs: The Global Center for Cleantech Innovation, which is located at 444 Somerville Ave. in Somerville.
Monday March 26
The Ad Club’s 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference: This conference will be packed with impressive women who make a difference in Massachusetts and beyond. Speakers will include Marianne Harrison, the President and CEO of John Hancock, and Marian Heard, the President and CEO of Oxen Hill Partners. Full list of speakers and ticket information on the event’s website. This event takes place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade center, which is located at 200 Seaport Blvd.
Tuesday March 27
FuckUp night at ImpactHub Boston: This comedic event is to allow three to four different entrepreneurs to share their stories of devastating business failure. Tickets to this event are $10. The event starts 6:30 p.m. at ImpactHub, which is located at 50 Milk St. on the 15th floor.
Women’s Accelerators Diversity Discussion: This event will feature a discussion led by Su Jon, who is the Principal of Diveristy@Workplace, and Sean Driscoll, who is the Principal and Founder of Breaking Barriers X Building Bridges (BBSquared), about issues of diversity. Tickets to this event are $10. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Broad Institute in the Monadnock Room, located at 415 Main St. in Cambridge.
Data Visualization Masterclass: This training session will be hosted by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to go over what is data visualization and how to use it effectively for your business. This class is from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and takes place at the Broad Institute, which is located at 320 Charles St. in Cambridge. Tickets are $450 for students and $600 for professionals.
Wednesday March 28
Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Public Policy: This event will include a panel of experts on cryptocurrency and public policy. Speakers include Keith Ammon, a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Ty Danco, a private investor who specializes in fintech among others. For a complete list of speakers visit the event’s website. Tickets for this event range from $20 for students to $25 for professionals. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Harvard Club of Boston, which can be found at 374 Commonwealth Ave.