Although summer may have hit its unofficial end, a heat wave is hitting Boston and the events don’t stop! Here are our top picks for 5 not-to-miss events this week to start off September the right way:
1) Vision and Robotics
Tuesday, September 8, 6pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Robots have made amazing advances other the last few years, and vision has played a big part of it. We have two amazing companies so far. Boston Dynamics has brought us Big Dog and the Atlas Robot. Vecna has started pushing robots into health care. It should be an exciting night.
Did you know Boston was recently named the #2 city in the world for female entrepreneurs and that 44% of the startups in this summer’s class at MassChallenge Boston are founded by women?
Women in MassChallenge (WiMC) was founded by MassChallenge alumni in 2012 to provide better access, education and support for the unique challenges that face female founders.
Please join us for dynamic conversations around women in entrepreneurship as Female-founded startups showcase their companies to the community.
3) Startups Solving Civic Problems: the Technology – Government Nexus
Thursday, September 10, 5:30pm — 8:30pm
Greentown Labs | 28 Dane Street | Somerville
What fosters private and public sector ideas at the nexus of technology and government. How does innovation happen that solves civic problems? What jumpstarts it? Who drives it? What kinds of problems get addressed? What is the role of entrepreneurs? What is the role of policy?
As public and private sector leaders, you are working on this issue every day. The City of Somerville has several activities including the Somerville Greentech program; Mapdwell began out of discussions between the City of Cambridge and MIT to help residents and businesses understand rooftop solar potential; and Rainbank is working with cities with regulations to address storm water pollution.
Science from Scientists (SfS) sends real, charismastic STEM professionals into schools in the communities of Boston, Worcester, and San Mateo, CA, to inspirire and ignite an interest in STEM careers. Our mission is to improve student attitudes and aptitudes in STEM. This is our bi-annual all staff meeting to kick off the 2015-2016 school year. The staff meeting includes information on SfS policies and procedures, networking with other instructors in the program, and a presentation of one of our lessons. A lite dinner will be served.
This event brings together students, makers, hobbyists, and professionals interested in how the world of computer aided design (CAD) is changing.
Onshape is a CAD software that is browser-based and allows people to use professional quality CAD for free and collaborate with unprecedented ease. Whether you are one of our hundreds of users in the area or have never heard of Onshape, all are welcome.
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