Boston Tech Events: Idea Week, Breakfast with VCs, and You

Boston Seaport
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Another Monday, another work week. Unlike every other Monday, however, today ushers in the month of October and with it Boston’s Idea Week. Reawaken your inspiration, and herald in the new month with this entrepreneurial-centered event, taking place in the Seaport’s Innovation District. Plus, check out a handful of other tech-related events geared toward entrepreneurs, start-ups, and the generally curious. So get out-and-about the city, meet your next VC or co-founder, explore new ideas, welcome the change in season, and add these Boston events to your calendar.

Boston’s Idea Week

When: Oct 1-10

Where: Innovation District – at the Seaport

Details: Each day a new activity. Aimed at furthering the growth of Boston’s Innovation District, this week-long event is working “to bring together Boston’s change-makers, leaders, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and world-class college students to share and celebrate innovative ideas, products, networks and businesses that are being tested and formed in Boston.”

Twitter: #IdeaWk13 @BosIdeaWk

Boston Tech Breakfast Meetup

When: Oct 1

Where: Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center

Details: Who doesn’t love breakfast? Made for techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, this meetup is true to its namesake. Over a bagel and coffee, share in the monthly show-and-tell format of presentations by local start-ups. Contact them for the opportunity to showcase your company.


Hacks Hackers Boston Meetup

When: Oct 16

Where: The Boston Globe – 135 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA

Details: Three Nieman fellows will “discuss the growth and impact of digital and social media in Latin America, India, China—how users are employing technology to report and comment on the news, organize and motivate civic groups, and circumvent government controls.”

Speakers: Leslie Hook, Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times; Hasit Shah, senior broadcast journalist at BBC News in London; Daniel Eilemberg, founder and editor-in-chief of Animal Político


Boston Growth Hackers

When: Oct 16

Where: Residence Inn (Doc Edgerton room) – 6 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Details: Hear advice on getting your business off the ground with four successful founders and speakers from the Boston tech scene. Topics for this meetup include getting your pricing strategy right and presenting your company as a credible brand.

Speakers: David Skok with Matrick Partners; Patrick Campbell, CEO of Price Intelligently; David Shack, founder of Spogo; Clement Cazalot, co-founder & CEO at docTrackr


Open Coffee Cambridge Meetup

When: Oct 3

Where: Voltage Coffee & Art – 295 3rd Street, Cambridge, MA

Details: Share ideas and meet potential investors over a cup of joe in this morning meetup. It happens every Wednesday morning at the swanky, Cambridge-based coffee shop, Voltage. This Thursday (Oct 3) they are also doing a joint meetup with a predictive analytics group. So all you Big Data junkies out there, don’t miss out. They’re exploring how to find insights within forum text data.


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