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January’s Top Events: From Cofounder Matching to Job Fairs

Updated: Jan 28, 2023

The startup community is coming in strong as we kick off 2023 together! Check out the incredible events that founders, startup leaders, mentors, students, startup curious folks, and startup employees can partake in.


The Boston and New England startup community is offering up events from Startup Boston’s very own Cofounder Matching event to job fairs and virtual workshops. And don’t forget those weekly staple events you can count on, such as Venture Cafe’s Thursday Gathering in Cambridge, MA or IGNiTE, a weekly business networking event in Nashua, NH.


Check them out below and don’t forget to visit our Event Calendar daily (favorite that tab!) to stay-up-to-date on what’s moving and shaking in the startup community so you never miss another networking event or learning opportunity.


Here are the January startup event highlights:


Thursday Gathering - Venture Cafe Cambridge

Date: Every Thursday from 4:30pm - 7:30pm ET

Location: in-person at the CIC Cambridge; click here for more information

Price: Free

Each week the Venture Cafe in Cambridge connects creators, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, corporates, students and visionaries in the startup ecosystem.


IGNiTE - Weekly Nashua Business Networking

Date: Every Tuesday from 8:00am - 9:00am ET

Location: in-person at The Riverview Cafe, Nashua, NH; click here for more information

Price: Free

Each week IGNiTE gathers to support one another and their business. The group consists of professionals in real estate, legal services, digital marketing, financial services and other verticals.


How to Manage a Compassionate Layoff

Date: Wednesday, January 11th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Location: virtual; click here for more information

Price: Free

Layoffs seem to be everywhere these days, whether you’re experiencing a layoff or if you’ve had to let people go. In this webinar, Felicia Jadczak (Co-CEO of She Geeks Out) will discuss how to manage a compassionate layoff in the unfortunate event that you’re in the position of having to make workplace reductions. They will review best practices for handling this experience with empathy and care, along with considerations for in-person vs. virtual layoffs.


Boston Tech Career Fair: Exclusive Tech Hiring Event

Date: Friday, January 13th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Location: virtual; click here for more information

Price: Free

Multiple startups and Fortune 500 companies in technology are hiring across all departments, including marketing, sales, UI/UX Design, Data Analyst, Engineering and product management.


Meet MassChallenge - HealthTech 2023

Date: Tuesday, January 17th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Location: virtual; click here for more information

Price: Free

Learn all about the MassChallenge HealthTech Challenge Program and whether or not this program is a fit for you and your startup.


BioInnovation x Climate Night

Date: Wednesday, January 18th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Location: The Engine office, Cambridge, MA; click here for more information

Price: Free

Vectors Capital and The Engine are partnering up for this event, where you’ll have a chance to hear from industry insiders, connect with founders committed to reversing climate change through biological innovations, and meet the Vectors Angel network and members of the MIT-derived fund, The Engine. Attend this event to expand your network, learn about advances at the intersection of biotechnology and climate, and find your next deal.


Patriot Place Networking

Date: Monday, January 23rd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Location: Citizen Crust, Foxborough, MA; click here for more information

Price: $8

Networking for small business owners, entrepreneurs, startups and professionals south of Boston.


Meet MassChallenge Boston

Date: Thursday, January 26th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm ET

Location: MassChallenge, Boston, MA; click here for more information

Price: Free

Meet the MassChallenge New England Team in their new Boston Fan Pier Headquarters and learn about the 2023 early-stage startup accelerator.


Startup Boston’s Cofounder Matching

Date: Monday, January 30th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Cambridge, MA; click here for more information

Price: Free

Request your invite for 90-minutes of open networking, where you can create new relationships and get one step closer to figuring out the type of person you'll need on your team.


Multipliers Workshop for Startup CEOs

Date: Tuesday, January 31st from 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET

Location: virtual; click here for more information

Price: Free

The aim of this interactive workshop, hosted by Prepare4VC, is to help CEOs become better leaders. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to identify your blindspots, have the tools to address your Accidental Diminishing tendencies so you can become a better Multiplier, and understand the behavioral differences between Multipliers and Diminshers.


Branchfood January Providence Community Table

Date: Tuesday, January 31st from 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Location: Venture Cafe Providence, RI; click here for more information

Price: Free

Connect with like-minded food entrepreneurs, crowdsource insights from industry experts and get answers to your most pressing questions.


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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