Microsoft New England Picks: 7 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

| MSNE Staff


Spring is here! As the snow slowly melts away,  get inside for some awesome events. Here are seven not to miss this week:

14139998891) Boston TechBreakfast Presented by Colliers: Virtulus, AnanseWorks, iPositioning, Roomzilla
Tuesday, April 4, 8:00am – 10:00am
@ Microsoft New England
Twitter: @TechBreakfast

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them 🙂

Agenda for Boston TechBreakfast:

8:00 – 8:15 – Get yer Bagels & Coffee and chit-chat
8:15 – 8:20 – Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements
8:20 – ~9:30 – Showcases and Shout-Outs!

  1. Virtulus – Dheera Venkatraman
  2. AnanseWorks: Hardware Tools for collaboration – Joseph Okor
  3. iPositioning – David P. Butler
  4. Roomzilla – Lilian Mitchell

Capital-W2) Capital W Presents: The Boston Women’s Venture Capital Summit
Tuesday, April 7, 8:00am – 7:00pm
@ District Hall | 5 Northern Ave | Boston

Connecting Women to Capital: A Day of Women Pitching, Speakers, Workshops, and Some Fun!

Capital W: The Boston Women’s Venture Capital Summit connects women with capital. Join entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in the state of venture capital for women for a day of speakers, pitching, workshops and relationship-building. Who Should Attend? Investors, entrepreneurs, and ANYONE interested in the state of venture capital for women. The Boston Women’s Venture Capital Summit connects women with capital.

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College educates, inspires, and empowers women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society.

MassInno3) Mass Innovation Nights MIN 73 – 6 Year Celebration!
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
@ Cambridge Innovation Center | One Broadway, 5th Floor
@ NGIN Workplace | 210 Broadway, 2nd Floor
@ Danger!Awesome | 10 Prospect Street
@ Workbar Cambridge | 45 Prospect Street
Twitter: @MassInno #MIN73

Do you like crazy? Do you like celebrations? Do you like innovation? You will not want to miss THE craziest Mass Innovation Nights EVER! We are taking over Cambridge, the vibrating heart of East Coast innovation. We have four, yes, four locations for our April 8th MIN #73. Special guest hosts, new products and some of our favorite alumni will all contribute to making it a very SPECIAL night! Be sure to join us April 8th 6pm to 8:30pm. Pick the location closest to you — NGIN, the Cambridge Innovation Center (One Broadway), Workbar & Danger!Awesome – you’ll be able to move between them and see what’s happening at the other locations too.

4) An Innovation Series Debate: Should Innovation Be Free?An Innovation Series Debate: Should Innovation Be Free?
Wednesday, April 8, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
@ MIT Stata Center | 32 Vassar Street
Twitter: @MITefcmb

It’s a debate that has gone on for as long as innovation itself. One side argues that innovation works best — and society is best served — if new ideas are allowed to flourish based solely on their merit, not someone’s ability to pay. The other side argues that paying innovators is only fair, that not paying them stems the flow of new products and services society sorely needs, and that the marketplace is the true measure of a new idea’s value.

At this Innovation Series event you’ll hear both sides — a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) official, an intellectual property attorney, an entrepreneur whose business model is helping other innovators accelerate go-to-market, two licensing officers (one on each side of the debate), and a key player in Microsoft’s open innovation initiatives. Two opposing teams will each state their case, take questions from the other side and the audience, and give rebuttals. It may not deliver the final answer to this question but this event will definitely put on full display a clash of viewpoints you don’t often see.

5) Boston Startup Job FairBoston Startup JF
Thursday, April 9, 10:00am – 7:00pm
@ Microsoft New England
Twitter: @StartupJF

The Boston Startup Job Fair connects top talent job seekers with exciting Boston area startups.  In 2014, the Boston Startup Job Fair drew 90+ startups and 2000+ job seekers resulting in over 100 hires, across 2 shows. Startups are looking for developers, designers, sales associates, business development personnel, marketers, account management, HR managers and more! Past attendees include Hubspot,, MediaMath, ZocDoc, Gazelle, Bookbub, and many more!

  • List of Startup Positions Available – see Jobs on our site
  • Register Today– Limited spots available
  • Past Event Recap – Photos
  • Questions – please contact [email protected]

Additional Information can be found at the website:

6) Generation Citizen Trivia for ChangemakersGeneration Citizen Trivia for Changemakers
Thursday, April 9, 6:30pm-9:00pm
@ Wild Rover | 61 Chatham Street
Twitter: @gencitizen

It’s trivia… that goes beyond the trivial. Every point you earn at Trivia for ChangeMakers will help a local classroom of Generation Citizen young people create change on a pressing community problem.

Gather your friends and colleagues and test your trivia mettle against 20 teams representing Boston’s brainiest companies. Can your company earn the ChangeMaker’s Cup?

All proceeds from this event support Generation Citizen (GC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to ensure that every young person in the US has access to an effective action civics education. GC envisions a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively rebuild our American democracy. GC’s core program is an in-school action civics course in which teens work with local leaders to solve local problems.

14139998897) Ask a VC Boston
Friday, April 10, 8:00am – 12:00pm
@ Microsoft New England
Twitter: @TechBreakfast

We’re bringing this awesome event to Boston for the first time! Get a chance to meet with 20+ investors, engage with investors on two panels on VC and investing, 2 Lightning Rounds, and a Venture Fair where you get a chance for some 1:1 with the investors there. We’ll have over twenty awesome Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investors there answering your questions on what is VC, the process for getting VC, what investors look for, and more. Plus a chance to tell your story and meet with some of the investors 1:1.

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