Programs / Events

    • Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI, Rubin Campus Center, 3rd floor, Odeum

    Entrepreneurs Demo Night with VentureMeets

    Entrepreneurs, inventors, idea makers -- learn how to present your startup to different audiences and how best to convey your company, invention, program, or idea. Start-ups will be at individual tables to practice ways to communicate, as the audience visit your tables and vote on the best presentations.  Learn communication strategies in a workshop-style format, from a local graduate turned entrepreneur who has garnered national attention, is at MassChallenge, and is actively presenting to investors. Sign up today -- it's free for students and entrepreneurs who will be presenting.

    Guest Speaker:

    Rebecca Liebman, co-founder LearnLux

    Rebecca co-founded LearnLux, a company that makes online learning tools to teach personal finance skills to millennials. Previously, she founded Take Back the Tap at Clark and raised $20,000+ for environmental water projects in New England, lived in Kenya and studied microfinance in an informal economy and completed environmental research in Germany, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. She's passionate about working with people to create a better world through the power of technology. She loves people, public speaking, and motivating others, especially on Mondays. She has a passion to learn as much as possible by being a student of life and questioning almost everything. She loves kayaking and other types of boats, but knows that the best ship is friendship!

    In the last 10 months, she has accomplished the following: applied for and won one of the coveted spots at the latest MassChallenge accelerator program; winner of $50,000 and $10,00 at the 1776 Challenge Festivals; recognized as one of the world’s most promising edtech startups; named a top 20 out of 2,500 companies in the Forbes $1M Change the World Competition; winner of Student Pitch Contest at Tech Sandbox; pitched at the Piranha Pond Pitch Competition, and participated in the Clinton Global Initiative University.

    Learn Rebecca’s successful approaches to communicating about her startup to different audiences. She will present several different examples of how your messaging will change, depending upon your audience, and the time you have to get your message across!

    Who should attend: investors, entrepreneurs, inventors, developers

    Fill out my online form.
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI

    Is it possible to be profitable while doing good? Learn from the experts of social entrepreneurship and how these companies are making a positive impact. 

    • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • QCC; title forthcoming

    Pick the topic! We’ll be presenting you with a number of ideas and you’ll select your favorite. Check back for details soon.

    • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI/Prescott St.

    March: Innovation Month

    Symposium on Women and Entrepreneurial Leadership: We will learn from these innovative leaders in life sciences. Co-hosted with Massachusetts Biotech Initiative.

    • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI

    April: Pitch Contest!

    Typically the highlight of our year, a number of entrepreneurs will be chosen as finalists to pitch their products to a panel of VC/angel investors with prize money awarded to the best pitches! 

    Check back for details soon.

    • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI Salisbury Lab Amphitheatre

    Learn the ins and outs of running a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund your startup.

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI Salisbury Lab Amphitheatre

    We all have a basic understanding of networking but the networking masters will share their secrets with us while we practice – interactive and fun!

Past events

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Robotics: What’s Next?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Bringing the Passion and Loyalty of Gaming to your Product or Enterprise: What Games Teach Us About Engagement
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Making the Digital Physical: Industrial, Biomedical, Consumer: What's New in 3D Printing
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Your First Five Sales
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Reinvent Your Market Strategy and Your Company Too
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Five-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Grant Funding 101 – Gain funding without giving away the store
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Network with a New Crowd
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Your IP Plan – from Idea to Execution
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Attract Investor Attention in Innovative Ways
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Choosing Your Target Market…Let It Choose You
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Build Your Team to Create Together
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 War Stories from Successful Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Guy Kawasaki on Getting Your First Investment
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Manufacturing How-tos for Startups
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Battling Diabetes and Obesity with Technology and Exercise
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Five-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Stages of Social Innovation Growth
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Innovation Fair
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Personalized Medicine
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Business Plan Contest
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Lean Startups
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 "Visions of Growth" with Tim Murray and Michael O'Brien.
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Jim Fee Start-up Clinic
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Ask the Experts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Go To Market: Market, Sell or Perish - The Most Critical Phase of a Fledgling Business
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Building the Team - The Most Critical Part of a Nascent Business
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Networking Event at Metso Automation
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5 Minute Pitch Contest

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