Startup Boston Week 2021
Watch the full-length recordings below.
We're excited to share the excitement of our fifth-annual Startup Boston Week with you! All sessions from this startup conference are now available on-demand directly below.
Check out the content that is offered across twelve tracks:
We'll cover trademarks and copyrights, dishonesty, controversial branding and marketing to children. WATCH NOW.
Get tips on negotiating license agreements with universities, learn more about what disclosure means for your IP rights. WATCH NOW.
We will discuss what you, as a founder, should know about Regulation A and how you can utilize it to raise growth capital your company. WATCH NOW.
Whether you’re looking to hire 10 or 100 people, this group will address central questions around maintaining quality and culture attracting and retaining top talent. WATCH NOW.
Will take you through the typical terms of a term sheet, what you should focus on, red flags, and negotiation tactics to help get you the best deal. WATCH NOW.
Your early stage startup’s equity can be your largest incentive for attracting future hires - learn what you should know prior to allocating it. WATCH NOW.
During this talk, we’ll be be answering those burning questions that stand between you and profitability. WATCH NOW.
In any startup, co-founders need clear role delineation, alongside a willingness to wear multiple hats. Learn more about finding a great cofounder! WATCH NOW.
How can CEOs ensure that their growth as leaders is on-pace with that of their companies? WATCH NOW.
Join us for a discussion with founders who decided against finding a cofounder to cover topics from. WATCH NOW.
Join a panel of crowdfunding platform executives to weigh the options before you devote effort to securing your cash runway! WATCH NOW.
Join a group of founders in various stages of growth as they share frameworks for adjusting your pitch to deliver your idea across contexts. WATCH NOW.
Join David Chang to explore the dos, don’ts, and bones of a solid pitch deck. WATCH NOW.
Join CEOs who have made the transition and investors who have witnessed the shift for a fireside chat. WATCH NOW.
Learn from our speakers how to determine the right investor category for your stage and situation, how to identify synergy between your goals and investors’ priorities, work style, and typical timelines to target. WATCH NOW.
Learn how to build the perfect group of strategic advisors. WATCH NOW.
Join experienced CFOs, VCs, and growth-stage founders to demystify and simplify the process of prioritizing your spend as a growing startup. WATCH NOW.
Join us for this pitch event as four founders will have the opportunity to pitch to four Venture Capitalists in exchange for expert feedback and discussions on best practices for pitching your startup. WATCH NOW.
Join us for a virtual roundtable panel discussion with some of the startup communities most inspiring women, as they share perspectives and experiences on running and working for a startup. WATCH NOW.
Hardware & Software Engineering Tracks
School's Out: Transitioning R&D from Academia to Your Startup This session will help CTOs and the startup-curious evaluate the merit of crucial steps in the process. WATCH NOW.
Partnerships are essential to getting startup platforms off the ground, and can be a complex dance. WATCH NOW.
A panel of specialists from product, engineering, and data teams talk through systems for experimentation that will help any start-up quickly iterate and improve. WATCH NOW.
Machine learning: you’ve heard the hype, but how do you know if it’s right for you and your startup? And will it truly provide your company with a competitive advantage? WATCH NOW.
This panel will discuss how engineering teams can define both speed and quality of work — and cover ways to improve both simultaneously. WATCH NOW.
Whether you’re just starting to hire or ready to scale, this event will give you the confidence you need to build a winning engineering team. WATCH NOW.
Get recommendations from experts on the third party services that provide the best value for engineers. Discover tools that can do double duty and help you make shortcuts, without sacrificing quality. WATCH NOW.
People Ops Track
Join us for this expert panel to discover how you can step into a leadership role in your startup and generate executive buy-in for your initiatives. WATCH NOW.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll develop skills and a framework to power your executive recruiting program. WATCH NOW.
This panel is designed to coach people who are new to or considering the People Ops field on how to launch a successful career in this mission-critical space. WATCH NOW.
This panel will unpack both the tactical/ procedural side of employee engagement as well as the human side. WATCH NOW.
Join this panel of experts to explore frameworks and thought work around developing a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. WATCH NOW.
This panel discussion will focus on how to build the trust and rapport needed to woo top-talent from a distance. WATCH NOW.
This expert panel is here to get us talking about the state of startup mental health. WATCH NOW.
Product & Design Track
You may be asking yourself, just how different should a design strategy be for B2B vs B2C startups? We're here to discuss this - and more! WATCH NOW.
In both the early and growth stages of a startup, learning what works and what doesn’t work is key to future success. Learn how to do this. WATCH NOW.
When you’re starting a company, as a founder, you have the de facto role of every single department, but now it's time to build your product team. WATCH NOW.
In this panel discussion, our experts will be discussing how to integrate the user experience in product development. WATCH NOW.
Startup Curious Track
From the right questions to ask, to outside tools you can use to get the scoop — you’ll leave this panel knowing exactly how to pick your next job. WATCH NOW.
This panel will give you the real story about what you can expect when you join your first start-up — and how you can make that transition as smooth as possible. WATCH NOW.
In this panel, you’ll hear about both experiences — people who first entered start-up life as a side-gig or part-time job, as well as those who took the plunge all at once. WATCH NOW.
This panel will teach you how to optimize your networking opportunities. WATCH NOW.
Join us for a panel with venture capital advisors and deep tech investors to explore the risk and reward of investing in the deep tech space. WATCH NOW.
Join this panel of investors to debate and discuss the importance—or not—of geography to startup investing in 2021. WATCH NOW.
Join us for a panel discussion on angel investing for beginners—exploring the do's, don’ts, and pitfalls. WATCH NOW.
Join us for a panel to explore the role of crowdfunding in the startup space. WATCH NOW.
Join this expert panel to explore actionable tactics for deepening your understanding of your market and competitors in pursuit of a perfect product-market fit. WATCH NOW.
During this event, you’ll learn how to leverage actionable insights toward your own business intelligence. WATCH NOW.
In this age of Big Data and big breaches, your company’s data storage and security plan may be of the utmost consequence. Join to learn if the future of storage is cloud. WATCH NOW.
Join us for this data visualization workshop for an interactive introduction to the power of data visualization. WATCH NOW.
Join entrepreneurs who started their journey in school for a fireside chat touching on the process, experience, and resources you can leverage to get it off the ground while getting your degree. WATCH NOW.
Speakers will explore the types of roles available to folks with liberal and fine arts backgrounds, centering the importance of curiosity and creativity in the flexible, unpredictable world of startups. WATCH NOW.
You've been working on your startup, pursuing your MBA or curious about entering the startup world - what do you do now that graduation is moving closer? WATCH NOW.
Marketing & Sales Track
This workshop turns reluctant business leaders into rainmakers by encouraging you to adopt a plan and a process that feels genuine to you. WATCH NOW.
This panel will cover some ways a one-person marketing team can get outside insights, create an authentic environment that encourages communication and honesty, and build an inclusive marketing culture from the get-go. WATCH NOW.
This panel will cover the best tools you can use to make smart decisions, get valuable learnings, and drive excellent results — all without spending a cent. WATCH NOW.
This panel covers how founders or other early stage start-up employees can form their first sales strategy. WATCH NOW.
Learn how to build a successful pre-sales team — from the roles you’ll need to fill to how your pre-sales team can work with the rest of your company. WATCH NOW.
Experts in the field will discuss how you know when it’s time to bring on a salesperson, winning ways to recruit talent that will elevate your sales strategy, and how to best prepare your first salesperson for success. WATCH NOW.
A group of founders and leaders in customer success and marketing will share examples from early on that drove results for them and helped convert customers into champions for their brand. WATCH NOW.
Customer Success & Support Track
Join this panel of customer experience reps, managers and people ops to explore all things CX related. WATCH NOW.
Join a community of CX managers and People Operations experts as they discuss the do’s and don'ts of building as well as scaling a great customer support team. WATCH NOW.
Learn from leaders and customer success professionals as they unpack how customer success teams can achieve and sustain relationships with clients and customers. WATCH NOW.
Learn which pricing model is best for you and tactics and strategies to push them further down your pricing plan. WATCH NOW.
More startups are recognizing the importance of customer success, that’s why we gathered a great panel of customer success gurus that have experience working in the early stages and growth stages of startups. WATCH NOW.
Join this panel of experts to explore best practices and thought work around developing a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive customer experience. WATCH NOW.
Did you love what you saw at Startup Boston Week 2021? Looking to get involved and help connect the startup community? This is your chance!
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