Join us for a special Venture Café this Thursday as we inaugurate our new home on the 5th floor of CIC at One Broadway! Like every Thursday, come to socialize and to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and advisors to get advice on growing your startup.
Hope to see you then!
Thursday, September 19th, 2013 | Venture Café in Session | 3:00 – 8:00 P.M.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Massachusetts Small Business Development Center – Office Hours
Mark Allio will be back at the Café for office hours. Mark is Regional Director of the Boston regional office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC) & Minority Business Center at UMass Boston. MSBDC provides free one-on-one business advisory services, entrepreneurial training workshops, and special assistance in gaining access to capital. MSBDC Advisors are all former entrepreneurs. Mark previously co-founded two business ventures: TracRac, a Fall River-based manufacturer of automotive accessories, and Virtuous.com, an e-ticketing service provider serving the arts and entertainment industry. Sign up here for office hours.
4:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments
Come participate in a lively discussion with a panel of angel investors and entrepreneurs moderated by Mary Beth Kerrigan of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton. Panelists include Ben Carcio of Promoboxx, Bettina Hein of Pixability, Christopher mirabile of Launchpad Venture Group and Kathy Rocha of Golden Seeds. Register here to attend.
4:30 – 6:00 P.M. | MassVentures – Office Hours
Discuss your pitch with Jennifer Jordan, Vice President of MassVentures, an early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in Massachusetts high growth technology companies. MassVentures focuses on Series A Investments in software, data, analytics, crowdsourcing, and the intersection of healthcare and IT. Reserve a 15 minute segment by signing up at Jennifer’s table in the Café. Come prepared with a high level pitch deck that covers: (1) the problem you are addressing, (2) the size of the market, (3) the team, (4) the product offering, and (5) the exit strategy.
7:00 – 8:00 P.M. | EntreTech Forum
Join this month’s Entretech Forum at Venture Café to learn about “The Essential Entrepeneurs’ Toolkit”. Find out about the many resources available to grow your startup in Boston, develop fruitful collaborations, and get financing.