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The Pre Party

On April 2nd, we'll bring together the 2015 NEVYs nominees and select VIPs for a behind the scenes peek at the NEVYs! NEVCA member firms, email kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your access code.

April 2, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
NEVCA member firms, email kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your access code.
MassTLC Sales & Marketing Summit: Building a High Performing Sales & Marketing Organization

Join keynote David Meerman Scott, an internationally acclaimed sales and marketing strategist whose high-energy presentations are a treat for the senses, as he discusses what it takes to become a high performing sales & marketing organization. Additional topics include understanding your buyer personas and demographics have evolved into, new channels, a much more technical marketer, a stronger alignment between sales & marketing departments, and new technologies that turn data into strategy. PLUS all attendees will receive a free copy of David’s book - The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business.

April 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
MassTLC Networking Career Fair

Looking for a job? Curious what companies out there are hiring? Not on the hunt but want to network with your peers? MassTLC is will be hosting a networking career fair with pizza, giveaways, and several of the leading tech companies in the area. Meet the rock stars that are making innovation happen and learn about the open jobs that are helping to make these companies thrive. This event is free to attend so register today!

April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
World Medical Innovation Forum

Join leaders in health care innovation at the inaugural edition of the World Medical Innovation Forum taking place April 27th – 29th at the Westin Copley. Established by Partners HealthCare, the largest academic research enterprise, comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, speakers include Robert Bradway, CEO, Amgen; Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric; Joe Jimenez, CEO, Novartis; Mike Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific; and George Scangos, CEO, Biogen Idec. Additionally, three dozen CEOs of neuroscience focused companies will highlight the breakthrough technology their companies are driving into the market.

April 27, 2015 (All day) to April 29, 2015 (All day)
NEVCA members, email kitt at newenglandvc dot org to claim your 10% discount code!
3rd Annual NEVY Awards

The 3rd Annual NEVYs have gone Solid Gold! We'll count down the greatest hits of the last year in tech and healthcare at the House of Blues on May 13th. Stay tuned for more information on tickets and nominees.

May 13, 2015 (All day)
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Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness Boston

How will smarter and more capable robots impact human jobs and society? Who will emerge as the preeminent robot company of this era? And what should the New England robotics community do to press its advantage in technology and talent? At Xconomy’s first-ever dedicated robotics event in Boston, you'll tackle these questions—and many more—in a series of all-star talks, chats, and interactive demos.

March 11, 2015 (All day)
NEVCA Members: email kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your discounted admission code!
Start it Up: Company Showcase for Students

We're teaming up with hack/reduce and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to host the first Company Showcase for Students to help students connect with early stage startups who are hiring undergrads, grads, and PhDss. If you'd like to learn more about the Boston startup ecosystem and are a student, we hope to see you there!

February 19, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Across Boundaries: Delivering on EdTech's Promise

NEVCA members, you're invited to kick off the LearnLaunch Annual Conference at the Investor Summit on January 23rd, 2015. Learn more about placing your edtech bets (B2B or B2C? PreK-12 or Postsecondary?) from active investors and watch 12 early stage edtech entrepreneurs pitch their companies. The Summit will be followed by Across Boundaries: Delivering on EdTech's Promise, LearnLaunch's annual EdTech conference.

January 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Email kitt at newenglandvc dot org to take advantage of your members-only discount!
NEVCA Holiday Party

The NEVCA has bought out Voltage and joined forces with Union Square Donuts to offer up a fun new spin on the Holiday Party. Quit juggling three evening events and block off the A.M. instead for a morning of pour-overs, gourmet donuts, and a big NEVYs reveal. Best of all, here's one last chance to trade year-end updates with Boston's best investors and entrepreneurs.

December 17, 2014 - 8:00am to 10:00am
By invitation only; members and friends of the NEVCA, please request your registration code by emailing kitt at newenglandvc dot org.
MIT VC Conference

The 17th Annual MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference is an entirely student-run event that brings together over 300 venture capitalists, academics, and entrepreneurs to stimulate conversation around issues in the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship, and explore exciting new technologies and trends. This year, our keynote speakers include Dave McClure of 500Startups, Jeff Raider of Harry's, Freddy Kerrest of Okta, Enrique Salem of Bain Capital, Brian Halligan of Hubspot, Alaina Percival of WomenWhoCode, and Angela Lee of 37 Angels. We will also explore Ad Tech, the Regulatory Environment, Alternative Sources of Financing, and the Internet of Things through our four hard-hitting panels.

December 12, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Unpitch III

Inspired by conversations at the 2013 MassTLC unConference, Unpitch is geared to entrepreneurs interested in connecting with investors. It's not about delivering an elevator pitch onstage or a "demo day" presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Unpitch is a chance to sit down with an angel investor or VC for lunch in a casual, no-pressure environment; discuss your business; and get feedback and connections that will help you get to the next stage. Unpitch is totally free. The investors are buying lunch for the entrepreneurs… because each of them acknowledges that without great entrepreneurs, there are no successful investors.

December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
We're accepting entrepreneur applications through 11/20. Apply today!
Scaling Locally and Globally

Whether you're scaling your company locally or globally, there are numerous decisions to be made along the way including. What's the right answer when it comes to office size & location, cash burn versus sales growth, recruitment rate, or tax structuring? Join hosts Silicon Valley Bank, IDA Ireland, and others to hear Nick Malone (Wayfair), Joshua Feast (Cogito), Mary Jefts (Unidesk), J.D. Sherman (Hubspot), and Mark Gallagher (SVB) share their experiences and some of the challenges they faced in scaling their respective companies.

December 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
NEVCA Members, contact kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your free admission code!
Xconomy Forum: Tech Agenda 2015

The calendar is running out fast on 2014 and if you're like us, your head is probably swimming with big ideas, bold claims, and plain old information overload. Want to find out what's really going on? Join Xconomy for Tech Agenda 2015, an in-depth look at the real forces driving change in technology, business, and society. You'll hear some of the smartest people in tech break down the biggest trends and pressing problems for our country's most innovative industries, from commerce and robotics to media, education, investing, and more. To cap off the day, we'll convene a panel of experts from four important fields to get their biggest, boldest predictions for the year ahead—which innovative companies, ideas, and movements will explode in 2015, and which ones will fizzle out.

December 2, 2014 (All day)
NEVCA members have access to discounted registration! Contact kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your code.
MassTLC Unconference

UnCon offers a signature mix of continuous networking, improvised and interactive sessions, and one-on-one mentoring unlike anything else in Boston. It's the only conference with no agenda that's entirely up to you!

November 14, 2014 (All day)
NEVCA members are entitled to a $100 discount. Email kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your code!
TechStars Fall Demo Day

TechStars is proud to present the Techstars Boston Class of Fall 2014 to the investment community. Join hundreds of angel investors and venture capitalists from all over the country to see their first public launch. During the three month program these twelve special companies have worked night and day, and it is remarkable how much they have accomplished with the support of great mentors and the rich Boston ecosystem. Following the formal presentation, investors will have an opportunity to talk directly with the founders and learn more about their companies.

November 12, 2014 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
NEVCA members: request your registration code by emailing kitt at newenglandvc dot org!
The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women’s Policy Conference

The NEVCA is pleased to sponsor this trailblazing event that will convene a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to chart a regional policy agenda that builds on past successes and breaks new ground in areas where there has been limited or little progress. The goal is to develop a policy framework that serves to coordinate the efforts of all those who are actively working to increase the economic security of women and their families. This includes stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

November 7, 2014 (All day)
Founder Dialogues XII: Paul English

Get inside the head of one of Boston's most successful founders as moderator Eric Paley hosts another installment in the Founder Dialogues series with Paul English, co-founder and CEO of Blade, and former founder and CTO of Kayak.

October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
TUGG's Shake Yo' Moneymaker 90s Party

Relive the 90s! Get your groove on as TUGG spins a great mix of songs from the 80s and 90s, or grab a drink and hang out with good friends. Like dancing? Whether you are an allstar, a beginner, or just a fan of donning your Saved By The Bell attire, join TUGG for a full afternoon of pure, unadulterated dancing! Pull out your 90s gear (or borrow some of the great stuff that Fashion Project will have on site!) and dance the night away to great tunes from DJ David Gallant and DJ Daniel David. Not a dancer? No worries! Come by, have a drink and some food, and relive the glory days from the end of the last millennium!

October 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Cooley's HR Network 2014

Join legal experts from Cooley's Employment & Labor and Compensation & Benefits groups for HR Network 2014, a seminar featuring practical solutions for human resources challenges in a dynamic employment environment.

October 22, 2014 - 7:30am to 11:30am
From Industry 4.0 to iWatch: The Internet of Things

With claims that the Internet of Things sector could usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s important to look beyond the hype and better define the opportunities and challenges presented by IoT. What’s realistic for the Internet of Things in 2014 and beyond? Join NEVCA member firm Ascent Venture Partners for this installment in their B2B IT Forum on October 14th.

October 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Digital Diagnosis - Harnessing Digital Technology to Improve Personal Health

Join our friends at Janssen Labs for Digital Diagnosis! In less than a generation, digital technology has become ubiquitous, with the majority of Americans now walking around with more computing power in the palm of their hands than was needed to power early NASA missions to the moon. The advancement of digital technologies has enabled devices to monitor and analyze your body's vital functions, a huge improvement over early health monitoring devices, like a traditional home scale. How can we harness this technology to improve our personal health? Where are these technologies heading in the future?

October 14, 2014 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm
NEVCA members, contact kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your discount code and save 30% off!
SVB Mash Up: Marketplace Innovations

Innovative start-ups with great ideas can get the inside track from those who have “been there and done that” to gain traction and market share in an ever growing and competitive marketplace landscape. Join SVB as key influencers and leaders from companies like Airbnb, oDesk, Uber, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures shed light on the booming marketplace phenomenon and share their expertise on how to succeed. This is an invite-only networking event with unprecedented access to industry leaders, top VC firms and industry savvy.

October 14, 2014 (All day)
This event is invite-only. NEVCA Members, please contact kitt at newenglandvc dot org for more information on how to register.
Unlocking Potential: VCs and Corporates Working Together

As the pace of collaborative innovation continues to accelerate, the role of both corporate and traditional VCs is increasingly dynamic. While the two groups have begun to partner more frequently, is anyone really unlocking the most potential? To that end, the NEVCA and the Corporate Entrepreneurship Network invite their members to "Unlocking Potential" at Cooley on October 8th from 4:30-7:30 PM. The session will include a mixed panel discussion on the future of venture capital and the increasing importance of institutional and strategic alliances, featuring Bessemer, Northbridge, Sanofi-Genzyme, and Samsung, as well as ample time for networking with tech and healthcare investors from across the country.

October 8, 2014 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
This event is by invitation only.
Tech & Innovation Candidate Forum

Join technology executives from across Massachusetts for this exclusive tech sector forum with the leading candidates in the race to become our next Governor. Along with MassTLC and other community partners, the NEVCA presents this forum to give Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley, Evan Falchuk, and Jeff McCormick an opportunity to share their vision for the sector and the future of the Commonwealth. Submit questions in advance via the event registration form or using the hashtag #MTLCpolicy.

September 29, 2014 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Last Gasp of Summer

Your tan is fading, and those short sleeves are starting to a feel little flimsy. Join us for Last Gasp, an invite-only sneak peek at The Green at Commonwealth, where we'll bring together a select group of local VCs and entrepreneurs to wave an official goodbye to the season over blackberry juleps, summer rolls, and lobster bites, and one last game of badminton. Reconnect with familiar faces and soak in a final rooftop celebration before you give in to sweaters and hot apple cider.

September 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Rain date: September 25th This event is by invitation only. To request an invitation, click the "Register" link.
TEDxCambridge Fall 2014

The TEDxCambridge 2014 Fall event is being hosted in Kendall Square on Friday, September 12. It will feature world-class speakers in the areas of science, photography, management, philosophy and more, followed by a gourmet reception from the area's best local restauranteurs including Row 34, Craigie on Main, Toro, Coppa, Journeyman, Backbar, The Salty Pig, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, and Pretty Things.

September 12, 2014 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
TUGG's 4th Annual Tech Gives Back

2000 visionary entrepreneurs, investors and community supporters from the innovation ecosystem are taking the day off to give back to Boston, the city that gives to them. Individuals, small teams and large start ups alike will be donating their time across 50 volunteer sites, giving almost 10,000 hours of volunteer service on the day. Boston Tech's largest service is then capped off by by an epic block party including free food, drink, live music, and support for six amazing new nonprofits.

September 10, 2014 - 9:00am to 7:30pm
NEVCA Members: be sure to contact kitt at newenglandvc dot org for your free discount code when registering for the Block Party.
Life on the Edge

Join us and co-hosts JLL for Life on the Edge, a signature blend of cocktails and dynamic mini-talks on what it means to live and work in Boston, a city uniquely positioned on the bleeding edge between present and future. At Life on the Edge, Jeff Avallon (IdeaPaint), Beth Monaghan (Inkhouse), Dan Koh (City of Boston), Malia Lazu (FutureBoston), Ben Breslau (JLL), and others will share their own rapid-fire insights on Boston's "edge." Celebrate summer with cocktails and gorgeous views of the city from atop the roof deck at One Federal Street, and get ready to share your take on what the future looks like from here. Register now and we'll see you soon!

June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Inspired by conversations at the 2013 MassTLC unConference, Unpitch is geared to entrepreneurs interested in connecting with investors. It's not about delivering an elevator pitch onstage or a "demo day" presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Unpitch is a chance to sit down with an angel investor or VC for lunch in a casual, no-pressure environment; discuss your business; and get feedback and connections that will help you get to the next stage. Unpitch is totally free. The investors are buying lunch for the entrepreneurs… because each of them acknowledges that without great entrepreneurs, there are no successful investors. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY.

June 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
2nd Annual Entrepreneur Games

The NEVCA is teaming up with BUILD, TUGG, Silicon Valley Bank, Plastiq, and MassChallenge to host the 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Games on Thursday, June 19th. The event will feature over 300 entrepreneurs and venture capitalists battling it out in a series of athletic and comedic games, with all proceeds going to benefit BUILD's youth entrepreneurship program. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of individual and team games such as relay races, tug of war, basketball, and more. Food and drinks will be provided--stay tuned for registration details!

June 19, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Boston TechJam

Along with an incredible number of other community organizations, we're thrilled to cohost the 2nd Boston TechJam on June 12th at City Hall Plaza in Boston. TechJam is a block party that combines startups, art, music, games, and plenty of food and drinks. Register yourself or bring a team and get ready for the fun!

June 12, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
2nd Annual NEVY Awards

Not your typical awards show, the NEVYs are a chance to drink, eat, and celebrate with the VCs and entrepreneurs who are hard at work building the next generation of companies that matter. We'll recognize rising stars, major deals and exits, VC and entrepreneur of the year, and hottest startup, just to name a few.

May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
NHLBI Regional Innovation Conference

Learn from leading investors on syndication, including Richard Anders (Mass Medical Angels), Barbara Fox (Avaxia Biologics), Henry Kay (Launchpad Venture Group), Reid Leonard (Merck Research Ventures), and Mike McGrail (Cooley LLP). There will also be a chance to connect with 22 NHLBI companies seeking early-stage investors and partners and discover innovative technologies close to commercialization.

May 8, 2014 (All day)
Cinco de Mayo Party at Battery

Raise a margarita (or two) to warm weather and longer days at Battery Ventures' gorgeous new office in the Seaport. Registration details coming soon!

May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
#ThinkFWD Boston: "The Future of Talent," Presented by

#ThinkFWD Boston Presents "The Future of Talent," a discussion about the skills gap in Boston, its causes, and policy solutions. Andrew McAfee, Ed Glaeser, Daniel Koh, Greg Bialecki, and executive director of Todd Schulte will tackle this issue from every perspective. Join the conversation!

April 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Meet and Greet with Gubernatorial Candidate Juliette Kayyem

The NEVCA will host Juliette Kayyem, democratic candidate for governor, at the CIC on April 29th as the third in a series of gatherings with leading candidates for Governor of Massachusetts. Juliette has spent her life working to make government work when it matters most. She learned from serving two Presidents and one Governor that it matters all the time. Whether fighting for women's access to education or cleaning up and responding to the BP oil spill, Juliette is a proven leader. Juliette is running for Governor to fight for all residents to have access to opportunity for education, jobs, and the mobility to thrive. PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING AMANDA BRAUN: AMANDA at JULIETTEKAYYEM dot COM.

April 29, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00am
The Great Startup Debate: A Company's Board Should Contain a Majority of Women

The Boston Globe's Scott Kirsner will moderate this Oxford-style debate in which Techstars' Katie Rae and ListenEdition's Monica Brady-Myerov argue that a company's board should contain a majority of women, while Flybridge's Jeff Bussgang and HBS' Janet Kraus argue to the contrary. Attendees will state their position ahead of time and then once the debate has finished; whoever sways the pre-debate vote will take home the gold!

April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Post-St. Patrick's Day Party

Here are some things you won't see at our St. Patrick's Day party: green beer, plastic beads, or a parade. Here are some things you will see: new faces, old friends, and a four-flavor whiskey tasting. Join us for another installment in our holiday party series, this time with an international twist. Come ready to enjoy a sampling of Irish food and drink while you make new connections that reach beyond Boston city limits.

April 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
8th Annual Tech Charity Tequila and Wine Party

Six amazing nonprofits vying for grant funding! Now in its eighth year, the Wine Party will host over 1250 folks as it looks to eclipse the $225k raised last year in support of a handful of deserving non-profits that support youth entrepreneurship and education in New England's under-resourced communities. This year's goal is to raise $300k and to provide grants to six great organizations.

March 13, 2014 - 6:00pm to March 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Meet and Greet with Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff McCormick

The New England Venture Capital Association will host Jeff McCormick, independent candidate for governor and founder of Saturn Partners, at the CIC on March 4th as the first in a series of gatherings with leading candidates for Governor of Massachusetts. Interested in attending? RSVP to mcorcoran at jmacforgov dot org.

March 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:15am
First Entrepreneurs Salon Event

We're teaming up with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and TEDxJNJ to host the Entrepreneurs Salon, a series of dynamic talks on powerful ideas that can shape the future of healthcare. Please join the first exciting salon on Tuesday, February 25, which will simulcast into TEDxJNJ's annual showcase event in Philadelphia. Featured area speakers are Katrine Bosley, EIR at the Broad Institute and Chairman of Genocea Biosciences, and Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP, CEO of Iora Health.

February 25, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Women in STEM Mini-Hack, Part II

In December, we teamed up with YouthCITIES to see if, as a community of innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers, we could hack about the bottlenecks leading to low percentage of women in STEM fields. In an intense discussion, we determined that there are quite a number of obstacles and stereotypes that contribute to the low ratio of women in STEM fields. This February, we're teaming up again to look at this deep-rooted problem, and come one step closer to addressing this issue. This is not something one person, or one group can combat. It’ll require an innovative community and possibly a paradigm shift. Lucky for us, we (as the Greater Boston/Cambridge) are the hub of innovation. So whether you are a teacher, a STEM professional, a teenager, or a parent, your perspective matters.

February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
LearnLaunch EdTech Trek & Career Fair

Interested in working in the edtech industry? Come meet and mingle with Boston-area edtech companies that are hiring summer interns and full-time employees.

February 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Holiday Party

We hope you'll join us to celebrate this holiday season and the end of an amazing 2013 at Matrix on December 18th. Come in your best holiday attire, ready to eat, drink, and be merry with the investors, entrepreneurs, and community members who make this ecosystem the tops. And in the spirit of holiday giving, we'll donate all ticket proceeds to help the Community Charter School of Cambridge outfit their science and math classrooms with new supplies.

December 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Coffee With Josh Kopelman

Join us for an informal Q&A discussion with Josh Kopelman, founder of First Round Capital. Josh was ranked 12th on Forbes 2013 “Midas List” of the top 100 tech investors, has been named as one of the top ten ‘angel investors’ in the United States by Newsweek magazine, one of "Tech's New Kingmakers" by Business 2.0 magazine, and a "Rising VC Star" by Fortune magazine. NEVCA board member Jo Tango, of Kepha Partners, will moderate the discussion. Thanks to Cooley LLP for hosting what's sure to be a great event!

December 13, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Women in Stem Mini-Hack

Women in science have come a long way since the days when the field was exclusively dominated by men. But a disappointing imbalance still exists in areas like engineering, where women comprise only 11% of engineers worldwide. So what does a solution to the underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM look like? Toys? Camps? Education initiatives? All of these, probably, and more. Come share your ideas and help tackle this problem on 12/12 at the Women in STEM mini-Hack, organized by YouthCITIES and the New England Venture Capital Association. Our event will be held at KPMG, on the 15th floor of the Cambridge Innovation Center.

December 12, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Unpitch Boston

Inspired by conversations at this year's MassTLC unConference, Unpitch is a new event geared to entrepreneurs interested in connecting with investors. It's not about delivering an elevator pitch onstage or a "demo day" presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Unpitch is a chance to sit down with an angel investor or VC for lunch in a casual, no-pressure environment; discuss your business; and get feedback and connections that will help you get to the next stage. Unpitch is totally free. The investors are buying lunch for the entrepreneurs...because each of them acknowledges that without great entrepreneurs, there are no successful investors.

December 11, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
VC 2013 Year End Valuation Forum

It's that time of the year again: the commencement of year-end company valuations. In response to requests from VCs and CFOs in portfolio companies (who often find this year-end process painful and confusing), Shareholder InSite is putting on a free breakfast Forum (Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Cambridge Innovation Center) to help venture investors to address and avoid common valuation misconceptions & mistakes.

December 10, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Spartan Race at Fenway

It's time to figure out who Boston's most fit startup is! Spartan Race has graciously provided the TUGG community with 250 FREE* team registrations for their Spartan Race Sprint at Fenway on November 16th. Prove your company is the most fit while raising money for great TUGG nonprofits. Awards will be given to the fastest team, the best dressed team, and the team that raises the most money, so register your team of three, raise some funds, and get ready for an awesome day!

November 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
Coffee Connect with a VC: Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising

Only a small percentage of companies ever raise venture capital. The rest are boostrapped, funded by friends and family, or even bank loans. Come hear Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Dyn, and Rob Go, partner and NextView ventures, talk about bootstrapping versus fundraising. Dyn boostrapped for a decade before raising a $38M series A round. Jeremy and Rob will talk about early stage companies, signs that you should raise or not raise, and how to make the right decision for your business.

November 15, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Babson Entrepreneurship Forum: Shaping the Future

Since its inception in 2002, the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum has striven to encompass the College’s philosophy of “Don’t be the best at what you do – be the only.” Building off this tradition, this year Babson is challenging visionaries, innovators, through leaders and Entrepreneurs of All Kinds™ to consider the opportunities that will transform industries, societies, lives – in short, the world. The 12th Annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum is a glimpse into the future through the eyes of the very people who are shaping it.

November 15, 2013 (All day)
NEVCA members can use the code NEVCA15 for discounted registration through November 1st.
Beers With Three New Firms in Town

As the next installment in our Beers With... series, our moderator Mike Troiano, CMO of Actifio, will invite Shereen Shermak of Launch Angels, Scott Savitz of Data Point Capital, and Bob Hower of G20 Ventures to share more about their new projects. Join us at KPMG for great beer and engaging conversation about the future of venture capital in the Boston area.

November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Coffee with Marty Walsh and John Connolly

We're teaming up with BostInno to host Coffee With Marty Walsh and John Connolly, a chance for Boston's startup and innovation community members to hear both mayoral candidates expand on the thoughts and plans they shared in response to our Ask Our Next #BosMayor survey. Our co-hosts, Flybridge Capital's Jeff Bussgang and Bessemer Venture Partners' Steve Kraus, will invite first Walsh and then Connolly to share more about their visions for Boston's robust startup and innovation community in the heart of Boston's Innovation District, at the brand new District Hall. Our event will begin promptly at 10 AM, so please allow ample time to travel and take your seats before we start. We look forward to seeing you there!

October 25, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Oktoberfest Party 2013

Last year's Oktoberfest Party was such a spectacular, sell-out event that we've decided to do it again! Join the NEVCA and Bessemer Venture Partners for an Oktoberfest celebration on October 17th. We will be celebrating the traditional German festival in true fashion sporting steins and more! Prepare for a night of camaraderie, lederhosen, and good spirits as Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs come together under one roof and enjoy an evening of olde fashioned Bavarian celebration.

October 16, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ericsson Day

In cooperation with the NEVCA, Steve Noonan, Managing Director of Ericsson Strategic Investments, and his team will meet with select Boston area portfolio companies in 20-minute blocks.

October 11, 2013 (All day)
Capitalization Table Modeling Seminar

In Partnership with New England Venture Capital Association and Cambridge Innovation Center, Wall Street Prep will be conducting a 1-day Capitalization Table Modeling seminar, designed to assist venture capital and investment banking professionals in understanding how to model out early-stage investments.

October 11, 2013 (All day)
An Evening With Steve Case and Tim Rowe at the CIC

MIT, the CIC, and the New England Venture Capital Association are teaming up to offer you a chance to meet Steve Case, Founder of AOL, investor, philanthropist, chairman of Startup America, and member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Join us on Wednesday, October 9th, for an evening discussion with Steve Case and Tim Rowe, founder of the Cambridge Innovation Center. Steve will share a few thoughts on securing funding and talent, and wants to meet rising stars like you and learn about what you're up to. This event will be held at the CIC, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor. Doors open at 6:30pm and the discussion begins at 7pm.

October 9, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
NEVCA members: register with the code NEVCA-VC.
Boston TechJam

Boston TechJam is a time when we all come together - from every corner of our innovation economy, to celebrate and accelerate the region's success. It's a collaboration between local tech companies, leading industry groups, the City of Boston, and you. See what other pioneering people and companies are doing with technology that will change the world. Listen to great local music, enjoy frosty local brews, sample tasty local treats from "food truck alley", and check out inspiring local artists.

October 3, 2013 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

CareForward 2013 is a brand new regional cross-industry event bringing the Massachusetts health care community together for a day filled with keynotes, panels, and TEDx-style talks with some of the biggest names in the industry. At CareFWD, you'll celebrate Greater Boston’s renowned health care innovations, be part of a Town Hall to identify opportunities and challenges to maintaining Massachusetts as the premier destination for health care innovation during our town hall panel, and be Inspired with vision talks on trends transforming all health care industries.

October 1, 2013 (All day)
Taking on Tomorrow: National Pediatric Innovation Summit

The NEVCA is proud to partner with Boston Children's Hospital in hosting Taking on Tomorrow, an event that will convene top thought leaders to address the toughest challenges in pediatric health care today.

September 26, 2013 (All day) to September 27, 2013 (All day)
NEVCA/Crashpad Backyard BBQ

We'll host an intimate backyard BBQ at Crashpad Kendall Square on Wednesday, September 18th. This BBQ is a great chance for NEVCA members to get an inside look at these innovative new spaces, and to meet Crashpad's resident entrepreneurs.

September 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Russian Innovation Week

The RIW Conference brings Russian innovators and startups to the U.S. in search of investment partners and with strategies on taking their products to the global market. It is a great occasion for investors looking for innovative projects and new opportunities to explore up-and-coming developments in the fields of cleantech, biotech, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, nanotechnology, and IT. Investors and companies with successful business experience in Russia will also share insights on tapping the best funding opportunities in their markets.

September 17, 2013 (All day)
Data Innovation Night

Hosted by Systematic, this networking cocktail at the Cambridge Innovation Center on September 16th will allow you to discover the latest developments, services and products from some of the most innovative Big Data and Analytics companies.

September 16, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Coffee Connect with a VC: Things VCs Say That Just Aren't True

Come hear Rich Levandov and Brady Bohrmann from Avalon Ventures discuss the little white lies VCs sometimes tell.

September 5, 2013 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Startup Day Across America: Cambridge Edition

In conjunction with Engine and the Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the New England Venture Capital Association will host Startup Day Across America: Cambridge Edition on August 29th. This day is a chance for entrepreneurs to engage with their policy makers, creating a meaningful dialogue on the issues that matter to them. Boston-area entrepreneurs are invited to attend a breakfast discussion with Senator Warren's staffers Kate Moore and Nick Black, and Mayor Davis' Chief of Staff, Matt Nelson.

August 29, 2013 - 8:00am to 9:30am
1st Annual Entrepreneurs Olympics

NEVCA is teaming up with BUILD and a number of other wonderful community organizations to host the 1st Annual Entrepreneurs Olympics on Thursday, August 1. The event will feature over 300 entrepreneurs and venture capitalists battling it out in a series of athletic and comedic games, with all proceeds going to benefit BUILD's youth entrepreneurship program. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of individual and team games such as relay races, tug of war, basketball, and more. Food and drinks will be provided, so register today for your chance to take home the gold.

August 1, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
How Venture Capital is Getting Disrupted and What You Can Do About It . *Members Only Event*

Clay Christensen in his best-selling book “Innovator’s Dilemma” described how incumbents fail to innovate fast enough and consistently get disrupted by newcomers. As part of Harvard Business School research, Gaurav Jain looked at venture capital through the lenses of Christensen’s theory and concluded that venture capital is going through a similar disruption phase. Join us to hear Gaurav's latest research on how and why venture capital is getting disrupted and what incumbent firms can do about it. Gaurav interviewed notable entrepreneurs, VCs and LPs including Arthur Rock, Josh Kopelman and The Kauffman Foundation and found that successful investors are not resting on their laurels, but instead are evolving to accomodate the fast changing ecosystem. Gaurav Jain is a 2013 graduate of the Harvard Business School and is now a Principal with Founder Collective. Prior to business school, he was at Google where he was an early Product Manager for Android. He's also the Co-founder of Polar Mobile. Connect with other VC's, hear Gaurav's research and join us in a dialogue about what's next in venture capital. THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. Thanks to KPMG for hosting! And thanks to all of our members and sponsors who enable the work that we do.

July 23, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Start Up Myth: There Is No Great StartUp Marketing Talent In Boston

Come hear Dave Balter from BzzzAgent and Kent Bennett from Bessemer talk about finding marketing talent in Boston. Is it here? Or is it hopeless? Come and bring your questions.

July 18, 2013 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Startup Myths: Its Hard To Get Plugged In To The Boston Startup Ecosystem

Want to learn how to network with VCs? Want to learn how to network and find talent? Want to learn how to network with other entrepreneurs? Come hear Rudina Seseri from Fairhaven Capital and Brent Grinna from Evertrue talk about getting plugged in to the Boston Startup Scene. Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, Havana room 1 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142

May 31, 2013 - 9:00am
Venturescape- NVCA's 2013 Annual Conference

NVCA’s VentureScape brings together key players from America’s startup and innovation ecosystems for two full days of compelling content, unprecedented thought leadership and outstanding networking opportunities.

May 13, 2013 - 2:30pm to May 14, 2013 - 2:30pm
Cinco de Mayo Party

Join the NEVCA and Flybridge Venture Capital for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 6th. We will be celebrating traditional mexican culture and heritage to commemorate Mexico's glorious victory at the Battle de Puebla. Prepare for a night filled with camaraderie, sombreros, and good spirits as Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs come together under to enjoy an evening of traditional Mexican celebration. ¡Salud! Qué: Cinco de Mayo Cuando: May 6th 5:30-8:30pm Donde: Flybridge Venture Capital, 500 Boylston St #1860, Boston Please RSVP to allow for proper preparation.

May 6, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
The NEVY Awards

Join us for the New England Venture Capital Association's first ever awards party, The NEVY Awards. Meet VC's from New England's best firms and rub shoulders with the hottest entrepreneurs who have come up for air for a night to party hard with us. Submit your nominations by March 18th. Finalists will be chosen by a panel of VCs and entrepreneurs and will be announced on March 25th. Join us on May 1st at the The Sinclair to see who takes home the glory!

May 1, 2013 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Startup Myths: There Is No Great Startup Marketing Talent in Boston?

Can you find great startup marketing talent in Boston? Come hear venture capitalist David Skok and entrepreneur Dave Balter discuss this issue and answer your questions about finding startup marketing talent.

April 19, 2013 - 9:30am

There are 30 million ping-pong players in the world, but only a select few are invited to compete for the title of Ping Pong Masters of the Innovation Universe – well, Ping Pong masters of the Boston Innovation District vs. Kendall Square… that’s the same thing as the Universe! KPMG LLP, WilmerHale, and Jones Lang LaSalle cordially invite you and your colleagues in the innovation community to demonstrate your mad paddle skills at the 2013 SPINvitational Tournament, hosted by MassChallenge and in cooperation with the Kendall Square Association and the New England Venture Capital Association.

April 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Breakfast with Sheryl Sandberg

Join Boston's startup community for breakfast with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, as she discusses her new book, "Lean In." Sandberg will give a short talk on her perspective on opportunities for innovation in leadership. The talk will be immediately followed by a Q&A session. Questions can be submitted in advance using the Twitter hashtag #NEVCASandberg. Follow @NewEnglandVC for updates.

April 5, 2013 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Startup Myths: You Can't Build a Consumer Startup In Boston

Rumor has it that you can't raise money for a consumer startup in Boston, you can't hire talent for a consumer startup in Boston, and the Boston scene in general is very weak for all things consumer. Come hear Eric Paley from Founder's Collective and Matt Lauzon, founder of Gemvara, discuss the facts and myths about the Boston consumer startup scene, and bring your own questions about how to build a B2C company in New England. Where: Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, Havana room

February 25, 2013 - 10:30pm
Beers with John Katzman

NEVCA's popular "Beers with" series is back! This month, we feature an edtech pioneer who will give you a window into how he scaled three game changing companies: The Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle. At Noodle, John is building a recommendation engine to help anyone find educational opportunities at all levels, from K-12 to college, grad school, weekend classes, and professional development.2tor is an edtech company that partners like with prestigious universities such as Vanderbilt and the University of North Carolina to offer online degree programs. In 1981, Katzman founded The Princeton Review and served as its CEO until 2007. He also serves on the Board of several for and non-profit organizations, and is the co-author of five books and many articles. NEVCA's "Beers with" series offers VCs and entrepreneurs a chance to hang out and have a no holds barred conversation with an array of visiting founders and investors. Past guests include Foundry Group's Brad Feld. Beers with John Katzman will be facilitated by Bessemer Venture Partner's Kent Bennett.

February 19, 2013 - 7:00am to 9:00am
Coffee Connect with a VC: Flybridge's Jeff Bussgang

Kick off 2013 with NEVCA's first Coffee Connect of the year! Jeff Bussgang will be joining us to answer questions and chat about his work in venture capital. Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in consumer, Internet commerce, marketing services, software and mobile start-ups.

January 9, 2013 - 11:30pm to January 10, 2013 - 12:30am
Coffee Connect with a VC: Bessemer's Steven Kraus

December 4, 2012 - 11:30pm to December 5, 2012 - 12:30am
Coffee Connect with a VC: North Bridge's Jamie Goldstein

Jamie Goldstein discusses "What VC's look for" at this month's Coffee Connect. Jamie is a Partner investing mainly in communications and infrastructure but as in his earlier entrepreneurial career, he is willing to reach into various sectors to grab the intriguing idea.

November 26, 2012 - 11:30pm to November 27, 2012 - 12:30am