November snuck up on us fast, but we’re hitting back at it with a vengeance. This week, we’ve gathered six not-to-miss events in the Boston area that promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and great ideas.
From AI and robotics to data-driven health care and future cities, the 15th annual EmTech MIT explores technologies highlighted in the recent 10 Breakthrough Technologies list and celebrates the 2015 Innovators Under 35.
Based on the popular TechBreakfast format, the Boston TechBreakfast is a “show and tell” format event where up to five different technologists will demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. The event is “triple agnostic”. We don’t care if the technology is from a start up, a large company, a university, a government agency, or someone’s hobby. We are also agnostic as to the industry of the tech – it could be IT, biotech, robotics, aerospace, materials sciences, anything tech and innovative is cool. And we’re also region agnostic – even if you’re not from where we’re hosting, we want to see you and your technology!
3) Learn Lab Workshops: Small Business Breakfast: Intro to Windows 10
Tuesday, November 3, 8:30am—9:30am
Roxbury Innovation Center | 2300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor | Boston
Introduction to Windows 10 for small business owners. This breakfast will introduce participants to the new features of Windows 10 and the usage applicability in the small business arena.
The Learn Lab Workshops are a partnership between the Venture Café Foundation and Microsoft This series of workshops at the Roxbury Innovation Center are designed to help innovators develop technology skills to achieve their goals. Workshops will span a wide range of topics from how to build apps to email productivity, from spreadsheet and presentation skills to special tools for learning in the classroom.
4) Boston Civic Innovation Pitch Contest and Reception
Wednesday, November 4, 6pm—8pm
District Hall | 75 Northern Ave | Boston
Join Governor Martin O’Malley for a reception, featuring a start-up pitch contest for social entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas for transforming public service. Meet with innovators from the Boston tech community, including investors and entrepreneurs.
clypd and Youth Cities are teaming together to present an inter-generational workshop: What Does Big Data Mean to You?
6) 2nd Annual Generation Citizen Civic Tech Challenge
Saturday, November 7, 8am—9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Hackathon During the Day: As part of the Generation Citizen action civics program, over 1,000 high school students across 20 Boston-area schools will launch action projects to advocate for change on Boston’s most significant community problems. By the Civic Tech Challenge, GC students will have identified a significant community issue, analyzed the issue to identify its systemic root causes, and be just about ready to reach out to local decision-makers and constituents to advocate for change on their issue. By partnering with Civic Tech Challenge hackteams at this key point in the GC process, students will have innovative technology add-ons that can bolster their case and accelerate their ability to be changemakers.
Night Reception: Join prominent local keynote and honoree (TBD), a Judging Panel of leading civic innovators, and over 200 guests from Boston’s most influential finance, service, and startup companies to judge and celebrate solutions to civic problems hacked by leading local developers in collaboration with teens from the Generation Citizen program. Food and drinks included in the $50 Presentation & Awards Dinner ticket.
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