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August's Top Startup Events: From Coffee Chats to Crash Courses

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

Interested in tapping into the Boston startup ecosystem, but not sure where to start? Check out the events below being held in the Boston area (both online and in-person) throughout the month of August. Whether you’re looking for detailed feedback from a seasoned venture capitalist or casual conversation over a cup of coffee, there’s a little something for everyone!

Entrepreneurship Crash Course - Monday August 2nd, 2021, 8:00-9:00PM EST

Location: Online; click here for more information and registration details.

Learn the shortcuts and proven processes you can use to achieve success in less time with less effort. If you want a thriving business that helps others while making the world a better place, then this is for you.

This is an online webinar so you can watch it from anywhere. After you register, you will receive email reminders with the link to join the webinar. Be sure to have a paper and pencil ready since you will want to take a lot of notes!

How Not to Fail: Break down the journey into steps - Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, 7:00-8:30PM EST

Location: Online; click here for more information and registration details.

Behind the scary stats of startup failure rates is the often unanswered question of “Why?” Most startups fail not because they couldn’t build what they set out to build, but because they couldn’t find traction in their market.

This is the 8th of 10 sessions, based on work with dozens of successful startups over 20 years. Each session details a specific blind spot that wrecks startups, reviews what an entrepreneur can do to avoid walking into the same hole, and gives attendees a chance to discuss their own business.

2021 Angel VC Launch + Capital Raising Workshop - Thursday August 5, 2021, 3:30-7:30PM EST

Location: Online; click here for more information and registration details.

Join Boston Startupalooza as Angel VCs examine deals and help you shape your future. More Investors - more feedback - same prizes!

Open to all Entrepreneurs. Now with a great line-up of their most active Angel VCs! Network with the Investors, look and learn, find out what's new in the Start-Up market, and what VC's are really looking for.

Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering - Thursday August 5th, 2021, 1:30-5:00PM EST

Location: One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142; click here for more information.

Join Venture Café on August 5 for their Thursday Gathering! Since 2010, Venture Café Cambridge has been providing the connective tissue to uncover and link various parts of an innovation ecosystem, amplifying the work of partners and convening the local community. Conceived with the founding support of Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Café leverages high-touch programming, spaces, storytelling, and broad innovation engagement to hold over 500 events, 2000 sessions, and welcoming over 160,000 attendees.

Boston Tech Career Fair: Exclusive Tech Hiring Event - Tuesday August 10th, 2021, 4:00-7:00PM EST

Location: TBD; click here for more information and registration details.

Tech Career Fair will be hosting a job fair with their hiring partners from fast growing startups and Fortune 500 companies in technology. There will be a focus on helping companies achieve their diversity and inclusivity initiative with more diverse candidates to their talent pool.

How to shape your business brand? - Wednesday August 11, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm EST

Location: Online; click here for more information and registration details.

Your business has a brand, whether you're actively building and shaping it or not. Learn how to approach branding like a CEO, and how having a clear brand not only helps your business but makes your life easier.

Learn from Branding expert and creator of Nomawo's Branding track program, Amanda Guerassio. By the end of this webinar, you'll have a very clear understanding of why branding is so important and how you can leverage it to scale your business.

Revolve Nation Boston Entrepreneurs: Networking & Discussion Group - Wednesday August 18th, 2021, 6:00-7:00PM EST

Location: 10 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109; click here for more information.

Revolve Nation is one of the largest community of entrepreneurs and business owners in the city of Boston, offering networking, discussion groups, seminars, business plan hot-seats, and more! Join us here, where professionals and entrepreneurs meet in mutual support of business to network, socialize, learn, and promote a thriving community of entrepreneurs!

In-Person Coffee Networking with Boston Entrepreneurs - Thursday August 19th, 2021, 10:00-11:00AM EST

Location: District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210; click here for more information and registration details.

We are so excited to welcome you back into our space or welcome you for the first time! Bring your favorite cup of coffee and join us at our upcoming Coffee Networking Event to stay connected with the Boston entrepreneur community and Innovation Studio!

All are welcomed; Mentors, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Aspiring Entrepreneurs. This is your chance to catch up and share resources, thoughts, ideas and ask questions!

We also have a virtual version which you can RSVP! We hope to see you there!

August Boston IT Networking Event & Vendor Showcase w/ Mass Tech Networking - Thursday August 19th, 2021, 6:00-7:30PM EST

Location: 53 State St, Boston, MA 02109; click here for more information and registration details.

Mass Tech Networking would like to invite you to their August Boston IT Business Networking & Tech Vendor Showcase Event. Mass Tech Networking is bringing you another great technology networking event for 2021 featuring a tech presentation - Digital Transformation Trends and Insights from the 'Trenches'.

Please RSVP to attend. All technology professionals are welcome whether you are simply working on building your network, looking for business leads, looking for a new job or just like to meet people. The event has a limited number of free tickets so we ask that if you register, please plan to attend.

Startup Talent Match Up Online - Tuesday August 31st, 2021, 8:00-9:00PM EST

Location: Onleine; click here for more information and registration details.

Looking for a cofounder? Beta Users? Want to join an early-stage startup? Come and join the Live Online Group Chat Online to connect with members and find cofounders, team members or beta users. Bring your projects and portfolio online. You can submit your profile in advance to get matched up at

See you at Startup Boston Week 2021!

Lastly, don't miss out on the action. Our fifth annual Startup Boston Week is approaching September 20th - 24th! Click here to register for this free conference; we're excited to see you there!


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