Events in Boston

Get your motivation on for this week’s events

It’s a new week, new energy! Network, get inspired and advance your venture vision.


Today, Nov. 7: Tech Tackles Cancer, hosted by hack/reduce, at Lansdowne Pub9 Lansdowne St., Boston. 6-11:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Register HERE.  Join hack/reduce, one of Boston’s biggest tech associations, for a good-time fundraiser aimed at eliminating pediatric cancer. No matter if you donate or just go out and support the cause, you’ll have a ton of fun with your fellow tech community builders.

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Recruiting Challenges for Startups, hosted by Nancy Drees at WeWork South Station, 795 Atlantic Ave., 8th floor, Boston. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. So you have your startup vision in place, and you’re in the early planning stages. A priority needs to be the team you assemble to make that vision happen. The Vacaré Group is hosting a seminar with tips on how to build that startup team successfully.

Wednesday, Nov. 9: SheDemos 2016, hosted by She Starts and the Babson WIN Lab, at C Space, 290 Congress St., Boston. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. If you’re an aspiring female entrepreneur, don’t miss the SheStarts/WIN Lab annual showcase of their dozen startup finalists. Not only will you get inspired by these rockstar women and the businesses they’re creating, you’ll get to make connections helpful to furthering your own startup vision.

Thursday, Nov. 10: 6 Months On: Equity Crowdfunding Rules and You, hosted by the Capital Network at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. Startup funding can be a complex and confusing field. Head to the Venture Cafe for an educational conversation with experts on the ins-and-outs of crowdfunding and investing and how to successfully navigate them.

Friday, Nov. 11: Babson Entrepreneurship Forum: Take Action, hosted by F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, 231 Forest St., Wellesley. Tickets $30. Register HERE. Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs: Join Babson students, faculty, and the Boston business community for a day-long conference and networking bash. You’ll get access to valuable entrepreneurial trends and leadership tools, along with pitch advice from the “Live to Pitch” component.

Saturday, Nov. 12: BU BUzz Lab Startup Bootcamp Fall 16, hosted by the Boston University BUzz Lab at Boston University Questrom School of Business (Room 208), 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $10. Register HERE. If you’re looking to get your venture off the ground, or are already there and just want some tips on improving the process, join the BUzz Lab’s boot camp. Your startup will benefit from BU professors’ expertise on key topics like market validation, financing, legal navigation and team building.

Sunday, Nov. 13: Power Hour Brunch Bites Sunday, hosted by Cove at 293 Third St., Cambridge. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Register HERE. Cap off your weekend with yummy brunch treats and networking with your fellow Boston community space workers. Local eatery bites, coffee, and socializing galore.

What’s on your calendar for events this week?

Get involved in the Boston entrepreneurship community this week, and find some new people to connect with. You never know who will show up to help you, or who you can help. Here are some ideas to get you started:


Today, Oct. 24: Greater Boston Women’s Networking at The Hard Rock Café, 22-24 Clinton St., Boston. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. Network with fellow Boston women entrepreneurs and professionals amid the fun, laid-back atmosphere of the Hard Rock Café while making key connections.

Today, Oct. 24: Mentor Mixer, hosted by Entrepreneurship for All at Clique Bar & Lounge, 1082 Davol St., Fall River. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. Entrepreneurs of all ages can benefit from having a seasoned pro in your corner. And passing on accumulated wisdom is important for boosting the next generation of talent as well as personally fulfilling. EforAll helps to connect potential mentees and mentors, and fosters those relationships through fun cocktail events.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Boston Startup Happy Hour, hosted by Startup Stir at MAST, 45 Province St., Boston. 6-8 p.m. $7. Register HERE. Boston thinkers and doers: If you’re looking to pick these influencers’ brains, come have drinks with the founders and funders that make this city thrive.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: The #uNSBN Free Small Business Buffet or “Slay, Small Business, Slay,” hosted by Urban NYCHE at Tavern in the Square, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. If you’re launching or in the middle of growing your small business, you know how nerve-racking it can be. Come to Urban NYCHE’s monthly buffet, “Slay, Small Business, Slay” and get advice on navigating and kicking butt in the small business world.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Wine Trumps Hate, a Wine Tasting for Positive Action, hosted by the Wine Bottega, 341 Hanover St., Boston. 6-9 p.m. $20, proceeds go to the Elizabeth House in Jamaica Plain, helping homeless and at-risk survivors of domestic violence for more than 40 years. Register HERE.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: VC & Entrepreneur Networking Event, sponsored by Wolf & Company, Silicon Valley Bank, Hyperlane Venture Capital and Converge Venture Partners at Papagayo, 283 Summer St., Boston. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Register HERE.

Thursday, Oct. 27: UpStart Food Night, hosted by The Capital Network, with Adam Salomone of the Food Loft, Bob Stringer of Crimson Seed Capital and Edible Ventures and Pete McDonald of Silicon Valley Bank, at Venture Café, Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Register HERE.

Friday, Oct. 28: 5th Boston App Expo & Festival, hosted by Kinglet Productions LLC, at BCEC, 415 Summer St., Boston. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Register HERE.