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December’s Top Startup Events: From Jingle & Mingle to Student Innovations Mixer

Updated: Apr 19

Deck the startup halls with networking cheer! Tis the season for new connections! This is a great time of year to meet new folks and learn a new skill or two from your fellow startup-ers.


If you’re ever puzzled about what to start conversations off when you enter a networking event - knowing absolutely no one in the room, I just want to remind you: that a lot of other folks also didn’t know anyone else in that room when they arrived. So just walk up to someone random, with a big smile on your face, introduce yourself, and ask them a question. You got this!


Now, check out some really awesome events below - and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter (in the footer) to stay in the loop on all happenings in the New England startup scene.


Granite State Code Camp 2023

Date: Saturday, December 2nd from 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Manchester Community College, NH; click here to learn more

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? This is your chance. There is no charge for attendees - as dozens of professionals volunteer their time to share knowledge with fellow developers. All technology stacks are welcome and topics are only constrained by what speakers volunteer to present (about code).


There are a wide range of coding related topics that make Code Camp a popular and valuable event for professionals at all stages of their careers. GSCC rivals conferences that cost thousands of dollars to attend. The conference is organized by software developers of the New Hampshire developer community who also volunteer, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Technical Alliance and fiscal organizational support of Granite State Users Groups, LLC.


IEEE MRS 2023

Date: Monday, December 4th & Tuesday, December 5th

Location: Boston University; click here to learn more

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers who are in the field of multi-robot systems (MRS) and multi-agent systems (MAS). Typically, MRS/MAS research is spread across large conferences, and this makes it difficult for us to keep up to date on new findings and meet others in the area. The intent of this conference is to bring those researchers together with a high-quality symposium to highlight the very best in the field.


Arc Tank

Date: Tuesday, December 5th @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm ET

Location: JFK Library, Boston; click here to learn more

Applications for Arc Tank 5.0 are closed, but you can still join in person on December 5 as $200,000 is awarded to support innovative ideas that enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism.


Venture Lane’s Jingle & Mingle

Date: Tuesday, December 5th @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm ET

Location: Venture Lane, Boston; click here to learn more

For this festive edition of Venture Lane’s monthly Blue Hour event, they’re gathering over 70 of the incredible founders, mentors, and investors you know and love for a jolly good time! Plus, they will be recognizing our Fall cohort program coming to a close! You must request an invite for this event.


MKTG WMN Virtual Summit

Date: Wednesday, December 6th @ 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Location: virtual; click here to learn more

A half day conference discussing brand and storytelling, revenue-driven marketing, imposter syndrome, AI and content marketing, the power of women in marketing and much more.


Military Pitch Event

Date: Wednesday, December 6th @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm ET

Location: UMass Lowell; click here to learn more

This in-person event is an opportunity for military personnel, veterans, and their family members to pitch their innovative ideas and products to a panel of experts and a live audience. Six NEI members with military affiliations will be pitching their patented products. For audience members, you'll have a chance to witness live product pitches, and network with like-minded individuals, industry experts, and other innovators.


Techstars Demo Day After After Party

Date: Wednesday, December 6th @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm ET

Location: in-person in Boston; click here to learn more

Join the after party after Techstars Demo Day. Celebrate the entrepreneurs who pitched and mingle with the startup community - you must request an invitation to learn of the location.


Cross-University Student Innovators Mixer

Date: Thursday, December 7th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Location: Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Boston; click here to learn more

Boston is composed of 74 universities and nearly 250,000 college students. This is your chance to connect with other innovators eager to change the world, meet potential cofounders or team members, and chat with people who understand #startuplife. Aspiring innovators, founders, and entrepreneurs from many New England universities will be there!


The 11th Annual NEVY Awards

Date: Thursday, December 7th @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm ET

Location: House of Blues, Boston; click here to learn more

New England’s premier celebration for the startup and venture ecosystem is back with the 11th Annual NEVY Awards! Hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association, the 11th anniversary of this Boston tradition holds so many groovy surprises in store - you’ll need to bring out the flare pants and hippy florals for this one.


Boston New Technology End Of Year Celebration

Date: Thursday, December 14th @ 05:00 PM - 7 :00pm ET

Location: Industrious Cambridge; click here to learn more

It’s been a long year for the startup community. Boston New Technology is hosting this event to connect, collaborate and create amazing things for the future. Whether you’re looking for your next venture to join, investment to make, or cool new technology to try out, come celebrate with some of the top early-stage ventures in the Boston area.


Check out our full event calendar right here to stay in tune with the Boston startup community. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter for monthly updates, use the form directly below.


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