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August Top Startup Events: Finish Off the Dog Days of Summer

With the tail end of summer upon us, August is typically a slower month in Boston where things are gearing up for September. For founders and entrepreneurs, that can mean it’s the perfect time to utilize these few weeks to reflect on the past and plan ahead for the future so when September rolls around you are ready to get after it! August is also a great time to make authentic connections and take time learning and luckily we found a few great events to make the most of the month! Read on for a few of our top picks in the startup world in August:


Carta's Founder & Investor Happy Hour @ Cisco Brewers Seaport

Date: Tuesday, August 2 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Location: Cisco Brewers Seaport, 85 Northern Ave, Boston; click here for more information and registration details

Price: Free

You can’t go wrong with a networking event at Cisco Brewers Seaport. Founders, investors, accelerators, incubators, lawyers or tech partners are all invited to this local Boston spot to make the connections you need to finish out summer strong!


Energy Bar Summer Rooftop Networking

Date: Thursday, August 4th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm ET

Location: Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA; click here for more information

Price: Free

If you are involved in climatetech, this event is for you! Network with a great review overlooking Somerville with Greentown labs. All Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and friends of climatetech are invited to attend this free event.


Boston's Big Tech Startup, Business & Entrepreneur Professional Networking Mixer

Date: Monday, August 8th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm ET

Location: Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge, 25 School St, Boston; click here for more information Price: Free

Calling all tech Founders, this is for you! Whether you are looking to network or seeking out a specific team member to join your startup, don’t miss this August networking event for everyone in the Boston tech startup scene!


Own Your Raise | Understanding Investor Term Sheets: A Play In 2 Acts

Date: Tuesday, August 9th from 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Location: online; click here for more information

Price: $10-$20

Investor term sheets can be a sea of confusion. Join in this free online session to understand the process in depth. Hosted by some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys, you’ll leave understanding how entrepreneurs and investors navigate the process themselves.


Day Kamp Boston

Date: Saturday, August 13th Location: WPI Seaport 303 Congress St, Boston, MA; click here for more information and registration details

Price: $0-$350

Where education meets party, you’ll get the all day experience at Day Kamp Boston. Geared towards early-stage startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs, you’ll learn all about the fundamentals of building your business. At this event, you’ll experience insightful guest speakers, investor panels, pitching investors, and a happy hour networking celebration to make the most of your summer months!


RI Founders & Friends

Date: Thursday, August 11th from 7-10pm EST

Location: Providence, 271 Tockwotton St, Providence, RI; click here for more information and registration details

Price: Free

Venture a bit outside of Boston and get a change of scenery in Providence where you’ll meet with over 300 Founders, Owners, Investors and Freelancers. Spend time making new connections over drinks and a beautiful view!


Perfecting the Pitch

Date: Wednesday, August 17th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET

Location: online; click here for more information and registration details

Price: Free

Hosted by Allison Byers, Founder & CEO at Scroobious, who has raised nearly $10 million for her startups, you’ll learn the fundamentals to create a clear, compelling deck to support your fundraising efforts in this free virtual event. You’ll walk away with a framework to structure your messaging and specific advice for laying out your pitch deck in a concise way.


How to Raise Capital for an Impact Startup: Best Practices from VCs & Founders

Date: Wednesday, August 17th from 8:00pm - 10pm ET

Location: online; click here for more information and registration details

Price: Free

Do you have a startup that needs funding? Join in this interactive, online fundraising discussion with VCs and Impact Founders as they talk about the latest trends and share advice! This session you will learn what investors are looking for when it comes to impact.


Meet YC Founders IRL - Boston

Date: Wednesday, August 17th at 6:00pm ET

Location: District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Ave, Boston; click here for more information and registration details

Price: Free

YC is hosting a tech meetup in Boston to mix and mingle with fellow founders, hear their stories, and learn about their companies -- both early and later stage. Come chat about the Boston startup scene and make connections to end the summer!


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