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May’s Top Startup Events: Harness AI for Brand Building and Use Data for Customer Outcomes

Spring has sprung! This new season brings new opportunities to expand our networks, engage in thought leadership, and expand our knowledge base. The next four weeks are jam-packed with a variety of meet-ups across interests and industries. Do you want to optimize your brand through generative AI? Need to brush up on fundraising fundamentals? Plan to leverage your data savviness for optimal customer outcomes? Then you’re in the right place!

Last month, many of us had the privilege to celebrate and witness our friends, family, and colleagues set out on their Boston Marathon journeys. In honor of the marathon’s undeniable inspiration, kick start your May weekends by joining the Founders Running Club: Easy 5-10K Run & Talk in Boston. The club meets every Saturday morning on May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, and May 25th. Participate at your own pace and meet other founders along the way. Swap ideas or even sneaker recommendations.

Set out on a quick road trip to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs at the annual Startup Maine Week May 2024. The conference runs from Tuesday, May 14th to Friday, May 17th. Kick off the week at the keynote founder panel or jump right in and network at the Maine Center for Entrepreneur’s Annual Summit. Remember to take some time to enjoy the city and all that Portland has to offer!

Speaking of opportunity-filled conferences – registration is officially open for Startup Boston Week 2024! Five days filled with 100+ sessions, 300+ speakers, and 7,000+ new connections. Join us at Suffolk University from September 9th- 13th. Register for your complimentary ticket HERE. We are thrilled to welcome you!

Start-up to Scale-up: Fundraising, Terms Sheets and Caps Tables

DATE: Thursday, May 2, 9 AM — 10:30 AM ET

LOCATION: 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA; Register Here

Fidelity for Startups and Harmonic is excited to gather founders and financial leaders to discuss growing and scaling a company. This event is aimed at folks in the seed to Series B stages of growth. Fidelity for Startups and Harmonic will dig into the key topics CEOs, COOs, and CFOs need to consider when fundraising, modeling, and growing. Enjoy breakfast, conversation, and networking.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging 

DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 12 PM — 1 PM ET

LOCATION: Virtual; Register Here

This webinar will explore concepts of inclusion and belonging as a foundation for understanding what it means to create an inclusive culture in the workplace. Facilitator, Felicia Jadczak, is Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Head of DEI Programming at She+ Geeks Out. Felicia is a recognized speaker and consultant in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field.

Zero Risk Startup Book Launch: Fireside Chat with Paulo Andrez

DATE: Thursday, May 9, 4 PM — 6 PM ET

LOCATION: 53 State Street, 28th Fl., Boston, MA; Register Here

Join Zero Risk for the Forbes Books’ launch of “Zero Risk Startup: The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Guide to Mitigating Risks When Starting or Growing a Business” by Paulo Andrez of the European Business Angels Network. In this fireside chat, you’ll hear key tips to launching or growing your business with minimal risks. 

CMO Roundtable: Unlocking Brand Potential with Generative AI

DATE: Friday, May 10, 8:45 AM — 10:30 AM ET 

LOCATION: 1700 District Avenue #300, Burlington, MA; Register Here

In the digital age, Generative AI is not just a tool; it’s a game-changer for brand growth and engagement. But how can CMOs harness this power effectively? Join MTLC at Precisely for a dynamic roundtable where you’ll unlock the full potential of Generative AI to elevate your brand and forge deeper connections with your audience. Join this discussion and network with like-minded peers.

Tech Industry Networking Night

DATE: Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16,  5 PM — 7:30 PM ET

LOCATION: 88 Commercial Street Manchester, NH; Register Here

The tech industry is booming in New Hampshire. Join this event for a night of networking and learning!  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out in the tech world, this event is perfect for making new connections and expanding your network. Meet fellow tech enthusiasts, industry professionals, and potential collaborators. 

Women’s Health in the Workplace

DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2 PM — 4 PM ET

LOCATION: 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA; Register Here

Join the Boston Business Journal and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for an afternoon discussion on women’s health. This Women’s Health Month, hear from a panel of employers and health care professionals as they discuss the importance of prioritizing women’s health with key learnings to ensure businesses are meeting the health needs of their women employees and their families.

Shades of Progress: A Business Alliance for People of Color Conference

DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 8 AM — 2 PM ET

LOCATION: 70 Constitution Avenue Concord, NH; Register Here

Join Business Alliance for People of Color at their inaugural conference for Shades of Progress, a groundbreaking conference dedicated to empowering the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community and Main Street business community in New Hampshire. This event is not just limited to BIPOC professionals; it welcomes leaders and organizations from all backgrounds to come together in a spirit of collaboration, support, and empowerment.

Business of Pride

DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 PM — 8:30 PM ET

LOCATION: 1375 Washington St, Boston, MA; Register Here

Join the Boston Business Journal for their 8th annual Business of Pride event! This event will celebrate and honor their 2024 LGBT Corporate Ally Award honorees for their longstanding commitment to the Greater Boston community and honoring their 2024 LGBT Trailblazer Award honorees for their distinguished record of leadership in the LGBT community.

The Data-Driven Approach to Customer Outcomes

DATE: Thursday, May 30, 9 AM — 11:30 AM ET

LOCATION: 100 Summer Street, #17th floor, Boston, MA; Register Here

The market is seeing several data and tech-driven trends that are influencing the many facets of improving customer outcomes. Whether your organization is considering using AI for customer expansion or analytics tools to predict churn, you need to base these strategies on how well they measure against business goals. This program will highlight the key trends Customer Success leaders are focusing on and offer best practices on the methodology and technology to measure and achieve the best possible customer outcomes.

Startup Showcase: Circular Economy in the Building Sector

DATE: Friday, May 30, 5:30 PM — 8 PM ET

LOCATION: 444 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA; Register Here

Join Greentown Labs to celebrate the culmination of Go Build 2023, a Greentown Go startup-corporate partnerships accelerator program focused on advancing circularity and decarbonization in the built environment, in partnership with Saint-Gobain. Greentown Labs and Saint–Gobain have supported six innovative startups to accelerate the commercialization of technologies seeking to extend product life cycles, further develop raw materials, revalorize waste, or act as other enabling technologies. Attendees will hear the Go Build 2023 cohort speak about their innovations, their work with Saint-Gobain, and where they are headed next.



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