The Week Ahead – 11/11/13 through 11/15/13

In this week’s Events Calendar, we’re going mobile, finding funding, and having fun with the arts. Read on to discover our picks for The Week Ahead!

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Monday, November 11th, 2013

Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator Recruiting Tour
Who: Sprint and Techstars
What: An informative meet and greet in support of Sprint’s new Mobile Health Accelerator
When: 11/11/2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, Sixth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Techstars Boston)
Why: Learn about The Sprint Accelerator, a three-month, immersive, mentorship-driven accelerator that will launch in March of 2014. Food and giveaways combined with Information sessions and demos.


Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Get Funded: Expert Advice From People Who Know
Who: Intelligent.ly
What: An introduction to startup funding
When: 11/12/2013, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (Communispace Office)
Why: Find out about funding for startups through a presentation from Silicon Valley Bank and a panel featuring Brent Grinna of Evertrue, Jason Jacobs of FitnessKeeper, and Aman Advani of Ministry of Supply. Community accessibility for community building.

The Master Slam: PR vs. Marketing Debate
Who: Workbar, Springpad, Grasshopper
What: A battle of wits between PR and Marketing professionals in Boston
When: 11/12/2013, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Workbar Cambridge, Central Square)
Why: See what has to be a first of its kind spin on the traditional poetry slam! Compete for glory, bragging rights, and prizes! Enjoy snacks and Harpoon!

MIN #56 – Fun and Games Night
Who: Mass Innovation Nights
What: November product launch
When: 11/12/2013, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215 (GameOn)
Why: Support local innovation, uncover a new batch of companies and products, and see the power of social media and social people.


Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Healthcare Crowdfunding Workshop
Who: Healthbox Boston
What: A workshop on crowdfunding led by Breanna DiGiammarino of Indiegogo.
When: 11/13/2013, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Healthbox Boston)
Why: Learn about the key components of a successful crowdfunding campaign from the source, with a focus on healthcare companies.

Important People, Honest Conversations
Who: Startup Institute Boston
What: Candid conversation with Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, co-founders of The Grommet.
When: 11/13/2013, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Startup Institute Boston)
Why: Hear firsthand about The Grommet’s product launch platform, and how they’ve helped companies get their products discovered since 2008. Light refreshments and an intimate, friendly setting. Led by Startup Institute Boston Director Allan Telio.


Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Janssen Labs Open House *UPDATED – NEW LOCATION*
Who: Janssen Labs
What: Facility tour of Janssen Labs
When: 11/14/2013, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: 700 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (LabCentral)
Why: Get a firsthand look at Janssen Labs’ East Coast expansion and learn about the no-strings attached approach they’re bringing from their flagship facility in San Diego.

Pandora 101: An Evening with Tim Westergren
Who: MIT and Pandora
What: A presentation from the founder of music streaming service Pandora
When: 11/14/2013, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (MIT, Building 1, Room 190)
Why: Learn about Pandora’s past, present, and future from Founder Tim Westergren. Open Q+A along with opportunity for follow up discussion. Hear about career opportunities and maybe even score a limited edition Pandora t-shirt.


Friday, November 15th, 2013

Italian Culture Night at the Boston Children’s Museum
Who: Boston Children’s Museum
What: A program filled with music, art, and science.
When: 11/15/2013, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (Boston Children’s Museum)
Why: Do you have kids? Do you like cultural experiences? Are you in Boston this Friday night? If you answered yes to any of those three questions, this could be the perfect way to spend your Friday evening. Fun for all ages.

Business Skills for Artists: Intellectual Property
Who: Artisan’s Asylum
What: Presentation on Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Age
When: 11/15/2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, 02143 (Artisan’s Asylum)
Why: Get an overview on IP rights for creatives. Learn necessary minimal precautions and how to deal with infringement.

Jason, for the team at Kendall Press

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