Startup Curious Track
#SBW2021

"I knew that if I failed, I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying." - Jeff Bezos

The startup community is always expanding. Thinking of joining in on the fun? We'll provide events that breakdown what startup life is all about and how you can get involved. 

Perfect for: those thinking of starting a company or switching careers to joining a startup.

To Dive or Wade: Getting into the Startup Swimlane

Tues, Sept 21st: 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

If you’re used to working at more established corporations, the idea of jumping into start-up life might be a little bit intimidating. Is it possible to “dip your toe” into the start-up pool before jumping in? 

 

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. Find out what your options are and what kinds of questions you should ask before deciding which path is right for you.


This event is part of the Startup Curious Track for Startup Boston Week 2021. It is perfect for people who are interested in entrepreneurship.

A Clash of Cultures: Startup Shifts When Coming from a Corporation

Wed, Sept 22nd: 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

Thinking about joining a start-up? You probably have questions about what to expect. Does working at a start-up mean non-stop grind? Will there be kegs and a ping pong table in the office?

 

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. Learn about the different company stages, what your salary expectations should be when you make the switch, how you can learn more about a start-up’s culture before joining, and much more. 


This event is part of the Startup Curious Track for Startup Boston Week 2021. It is perfect for people who are interested in transitioning from the corporate world to startup world.

Networking for People Who Work: How to Build Your Connections In Your Downtime

Thurs, Sept 23rd: 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

Sure, you know networking is important. You’ve heard the expression, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But how do you find time to meet people when you have a fulltime job and responsibilities at home? This panel will teach you how to optimize your networking opportunities. Get answers to questions like:

 

  • What’s better — one-on-one outreach or group networking?

  • How should you prioritize your networking opportunities when you can’t do it all?

  • What tools or resources can you use to build connections?

 

If you have limited time, join us and learn how to network smarter, not harder.


This event is part of the Startup Curious Track for Startup Boston Week 2021. It is perfect for people who struggle to find time to attend networking events.

Ready for the Journey: Identifying Startup Founders for Scale Versus Small Business Optimizers

Fri, Sept 24th: 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

If you’re deciding whether or not to join a start-up, it can be hard to know what you’re getting into. You can’t look at years of history. You can’t check out the company’s stock prices. You probably can’t even read reviews on Glassdoor.

 

Instead, you’ll need to take a good, hard look at the founder you’ll be working with. This panel teaches you how to properly assess a founder at an early stage start-up. Do they have what it takes to grow their company? Are they making healthy decisions that will keep the company financially healthy? Are they visionary… or trying to sell you some snake oil?

 

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.


This event is part of the Startup Curious Track for Startup Boston Week 2021. It is perfect for people who want to join an early or idea-stage startup.