"Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen." - Todd Garland
The New England startup community is tight-knit and ever-expanding. Startup Boston Week is about bringing people together to connect, learn, and celebrate, so join us at our community events. There are a lot of ways for you to get involved for our fifth annual conference. Check it out below!
Perfect for: entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, employees, service providers, and more - everyone is welcome!
Startup Boston's Community Awards
Leading up to Startup Boston Week 2021
For our fifth annual Startup Boston Week, we're excited to launch Startup Boston's first-ever inaugural Community Awards.
No strings, no submission fee attached, Startup Boston's Community Awards is a grassroots movement to celebrate our startup community. And in true Startup Boston fashion, nominations and voting will be done by our local startup community.
We're searching for the best of the best here, so please do your part in nominating startups and rockstars you know -- and spreading the word with your network.
Startup Spirit: College Entrepreneurs to Watch
Mon, Sept 20th: 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Join entrepreneurs in the Startup Boston community and celebrate college-aged entrepreneurs. You’ll discover proven, accomplished products and companies generated by innovative students -- and will be able to provide feedback to the student-founded startups!
Pitch Perfect: Live VC Feedback for Startup Pitches
Tues, Sept 21st: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Being able to accurately describe what your startup is, does, and offers is a key skill and as an entrepreneur, pitch desks will now be part of your life whether you like it or not. We’re here to help you perfect your pitch.
Join us for this pitch event as four founders will have the opportunity to pitch to four Venture Capitalists in exchange for expert feedback and discussions on best practices for pitching your startup. VC’s will discuss the following:
What differentiates a good pitch from an average pitch?
With your limited time, what should you focus on in your pitch?
How can you make a virtual pitch more effective?
Do VCs from different parts of the country view pitches differently? (i.e. is there any regional startup culture bias?)
Welcome to the Scene: Startup Boston's Job Fair
Wed, Sept 22nd: 5:45pm - 6:45pm ED
Hear from some amazing startups on why you should come and work at their company.
Startup Boston's Mentor Exchange
Fri, Sept 24th: 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
The Startup Boston Mentor Exchange is a uniquely structured opportunity to build connections between seasoned and emerging startup talent to share insights and answer questions about career development and skill growth.
In small groups, early-career startup employees will have a chance to chat with their peers and learn from those who have been in their shoes before.
This is a valuable skills development opportunity for rising talent, and a great opportunity for seasoned professionals to share their experiences and career insights.
Startup Boston's Dealflow Mixer
Fri, Sept 24th: 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT
Join us for an afternoon of speed-dating-style networking for founders and investors. We’ll curate a diverse mix of investors and founders and pair you up for introductory conversations to see where sparks fly!
There will be no solicitations for investment or pitching—this event is about creating new connections between startup founders and investors.
Startup Boston's Closing Party
Fri, Sept 24th: 5:00 - 7:00pm EDT
Come and mingle with the startup community IN REAL LIFE.
Location: The Anchor, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA