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January’s Top Startup Events: Cofounder Matching to Workshops and Everything In-Between

Updated: Apr 19

Hello 2024 - startup event season is in full force this month. You have a smorgasbord of events to choose from. Everything from networking events to workshops to webinars to conferences and there’s likely an event that’s something in-between it all! 


We’ve summarized some of the January startup event highlights for you to have on your radar in the Boston and New England startup scene below - and check out our full event calendar right here for a daily dose of what’s happening. 


Unsupervised Ciders & Startups

Date: Tuesday, January 2nd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts; click here for more information

Join this Meetup group for interesting conversation with like-minded people. This will be their inaugural event for Cambridge AI and Machine Learning as well. 


How to Start and Scale a Boston-Based Startup

Date: Wednesday, January 3rd from 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: virtual; click here to register

Your Hosts: Startup Boston and City of Boston

Join us and the City of Boston for an informative and engaging virtual panel taking you through everything you need to know about starting and scaling a startup right here in the Greater Boston Ecosystem. We’ll be diving into your most burning questions, including: 


  • Resources - the unique advantages and resources available to startups in the Boston Area 

  • Recruitment - where to find top talent 

  • Fundraising - what the funding landscape looks like here


And much more - come armed with questions!


This event is perfect for entrepreneurs new to Boston, first-time founders and veteran entrepreneurs who are curious how else the city can support their startup.


Entrepreneurship for Veterans

Date: Wednesday, January 10th from 10:00am - 11:00am 

Location: virtual; click here for more information

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting this informational session for military veterans who are interested in or are currently starting their own company. In this live workshop, they’ll go through how you can figure out if entrepreneurship is the right path for you. 


The Engine: How we Support "Tough Tech" Startups and Make Investments

Date: Wednesday, January 10th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts; click here for more information

The Engine, built by MIT, is a venture capital firm that invests into "Tough Tech" companies and that provides a variety of services and facilities to those companies and to the greater "tough tech" ecosystem. This session will cover the Engine's approach to investments and how they support companies.


2024 Rhode Island Food System Summit

Date: Wednesday, January 17th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: hybrid in Providence, Rhode Island; click here for more information 

The University of Rhode Island is hosting the eighth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit. Join government, academic, business, and community partners as they discuss how we can employ innovative practices within their food system to support greater environmental stewardship.


Startup Boston’s Cofounder Matching

Date: Monday, January 22nd from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Kendall Square (Cambridge, Massachusetts); click here to request an invite 

Your Host: Startup Boston

This mixer was created to bring you one step closer to finding your future co-founder.

Join us 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. 

This event is invite-only so we can ensure to create the perfect mix of technical and non-technical people, co-founders and founding team members, and those with a startup idea and those without one. While there is no exact science for creating a founding team of a startup - let alone creating the perfect startup - our hope is that this mixer gets you one step closer.

BU Eclub Sustainability & Innovation Conference 

Date: Friday, January 26th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Brookline, Massachusetts; click here for more information

​The Sustainability Innovation Conference is a multi-faceted networking event that will give students opportunities to engage in dialogue around sustainability-focused innovation in the Boston area. There will be guests from several universities, local startups, professors, NGOs, and eco-communities. 


DEI in Startups: Networking Mixer for Law and MBA Students

Date: Friday, January 26th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts; click here for more information 

Join in for an evening of networking and mingling with fellow law and MBA students who are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the startup world. This is an opportunity to expand your professional network and gain insights into the exciting world of startups and law. 


Money Matters Magic: Laying Your Business’ Financial Foundation

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

Location: in-person at Suffolk University (right on Boston Common); click here to register 

Your Hosts: Startup Boston and M&T Bank

Join us and M&T Bank for an insightful and strategic in-person session where we delve into the crucial aspects of financial management that underpin the success of every startup. During this interactive event, we aim to provide you with actionable insights and practical knowledge to empower your financial decision-making and fortify the financial future of your enterprise. 


​We’ll discuss: 

  • ​Tools and processes for paying your employees 

  • ​Understanding your business cash flow 

  • ​Speeding up collection & payments for your receivables and payables

  • ​Financial Security – how to better protect your bank assets

  • ​Enhanced banking solutions to help build your startup 

Come armed with questions - the M&T Bank Team is excited to get you those answers! 


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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