With back-to-school season upon us and fall right around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall! When Labor Day hits, it’s often back to a more regular schedule and back to the grindstone for entrepreneurs. For the startup world in Boston, September is when things really start to pick up. For us here at Startup Boston, we’re super pumped for our 6th annual Startup Boston Week event coming up on September 19th through the 23rd. With 80 events and over 250 speakers, we’re gearing up for our biggest event yet. Don’t miss out!
Along with the highlight of the month, check out a few of our top picks in the startup world in September:
Golden Seeds Boston Office Hours
Date: Thursday, September 1st 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Location: online; click here for more information
For female entrepreneurs seeking funding, the open Boston office hours at Golden Seeds is a great way to practice your pitch and potentially get in front of investors. Typically in these sessions, an experienced Golden Seeds member will provide an overview about funding and the Golden Seeds process, which will then be followed by one-on-one sessions.
Perfecting the Pitch
Date: Wednesday, September 7th 4th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Location: CIC Cambridge at 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142; click here for more information
Your pitch deck is crucial as you look to raise capital. To perfect your pitch, join in this in person event to learn strategies for how to structure your pitch from Allison Byers, Founder & CEO at Scroobious, who has raised nearly $10 million for her startups. Allison will share a framework for the ideal pitch deck and provide tangible advice for what information to include in each section of your pitch.
Coffee Networking with Entrepreneurs
Date: Thursday, September 8th from 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Location: District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Ave, Boston; click here for more information Price: Free
Make connections that matter! All members of the startup community including mentors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and aspiring founders are invited to join Innovation Studio to network and mingle over coffee. This is your chance to catch up and share resources, thoughts, ideas, and ask questions!
Own Your Story: Build a Compelling Pitch Deck and Win Over Investors
Date: Tuesday, September 13th 10:00am - 2:30pm EST
Location: online; click here for more information
Get some much-needed support to perfect your pitch deck! Join the 'Own Your Story' bootcamp, which will help you to build a compelling pitch deck while also getting feedback and advice from investors.
Boston Start-Up Ecosystem Networking Event
Date: Wednesday, September 14th 5:00pm-8:00pm EST Location: 520 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142; click here for more information and registration details
Come hang with us for a casual get together in Kendall Square. Whether you are a founder, investor or just simply part of the startup community, you are welcome to join us to mix and mingle! Light beverage and snacks will be served.
Startup Boston Week
Date: Monday, September 19th - Friday, September 23rd
Location: Online and In-Person; click here for more information and registration details
It’s our favorite event of the year!! On September 19th - 23rd SBW2022 is hosting 80+ sessions and 250+ speakers for our first ever hybrid conference! That's right, we'll be hosting both in-person and virtual content so you can join from wherever you're located and however you feel most comfortable...including in-person in Boston!
We have something for everyone - founders, startup employees, investors, mentors, students, and startup curious folks. We're hosting panels, workshops, presentations and networking events - providing you with the tools and resources you need to start and scale your startup or department, land investment, land a job at a startup, and grow your network.
Boston Fintech Week
Date: September 27-September 29th
Location: Locations around Boston; click here for more information and registration details
The Boston fintech community is growing and this year they are once again hosting their multi-day event with over 100 sessions in various locations throughout Boston. Use this opportunity to make meaningful connections with the innovators, regulators, and investors building the future of financial services.
MassChallenge Boston Brews
Date: Thursday, September 29th from 4:30pm-6:00pm ET
Location: MassChallenge Boston, 10 Fan Pier Blvd.; click here for more information and registration details
MassChallenge is the global network for innovators and once per month, they host happy hours to bring together different members of the Boston startup world over a few beers. This event is open to the MassChallenge Boston-based community of startups, MC alumni, experts, and partners!
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.