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October’s Top Startup Events: From Conference Season to Oktoberfest

We’re still day-dreaming of how incredible it was to see the entire startup community at Startup Boston Week 2023 just a few weeks ago! If you’re still pumped up and looking to continue building your network - don’t miss out on these incredible events in the Boston and New England startup community this October.

Rhode Island Startup Week, Boston Fashion Week, Boston Fintech Week and more incredible events are kicking off this month. Go and grab your tickets to these awesome events and build your community!

RI Startup Week 2023 Cruise

Date: Friday, September 29th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm ET

Location: Rhode Island Bay Cruises; click here to register

The kick-off event for Rhode Island Startup Week.

Rhode Island Startup Week

Date: Friday, September 29th - Friday, October 6th

Location: Throughout Rhode Island; click here to register

Rhode Island Startup Week brings together folks to connect, collaborate and grow through entrepreneurial events.

Boston Fashion Week

Date: Saturday, September 30th - Saturday, October 7th

Location: Throughout the Greater Boston Area; click here to register

Boston Fashion Week is dedicated to creating opportunities that increase the viability and visibility of the local industry. This series of fashion-related events throughout Greater Boston and beyond serves as a platform for both established industry professionals and aspiring newcomers to showcase their work as well as network with peers and the public.

Meet MassChallenge - FinTech 2024

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd from 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Location: virtually; click here to register

Join the MassChallenge FinTech team and kickoff the MCFT 2024 Program and Application Season with a candid conversation and live Q&A.

The 2023 Eddies Showcase

Date: Wednesday, October 4th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Location: Nutter Conference Hall; click here to register

The Final and only Live Judging part of each year's EDDIES. This Showcase brings together the region’s innovators, forward thinkers and change makers.

Launch NH Pitch Event

Date: Tuesday, October 10th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Location: Bank of NH Stage; click here to register

Come meet founders from some exciting new NH companies as they present their pitch deck, demonstrate their product, outline their ask, and answer questions.

Boston Fintech Week

Date: Tuesday, October 10th - Wednesday, October 13th

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; click here to register

Boston Fintech Week is a collaboration between Fintech Sandbox and the broader fintech ecosystem and startup community.

Meet the MassBioDrive F23 Cohort

Date: Wednesday, October 11th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm ET

Location: MassBioHub; click here to register

Connect with the latest cohort of MassBioDrive at our program networking reception.

IDEA Conference

Date: Saturday, October 14th from 9:00am - 4:30pm ET

Location: Boston University; click here to register

A one-day innovation extravaganza for students and recent grads to connect with fellow movers and shakers and experience entrepreneurship and leadership hands-on.


Date: Wednesday, October 18th from 8:30am - 10:30am ET

Location: Outside near South Station; click here for more information

A low-key get together to catch up with peers in the startup ecosystem and meet new people. No reservations required. Invite 3 interesting people, and simply show up to grab a coffee and chat.

2023 Oktoberfest Mixer

Date: Thursday, October 19th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Location: Technology Square Courtyard; click here to register

Come join us for one of our most popular events on the lawn, MassBio's annual Oktoberfest mixer. Grow your network and meet other life sciences professionals in a casual environment.

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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