BostInno Approved: July’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

July 3, 2018

In the month of Independence Day, there’s an abundance of great events in Boston’s tech and startup scenes. Between trips to the beach and the ballpark this July, be sure to check out events that will introduce you to microorganisms, grow your personal brand, teach you coding and more. Here are July’s top events.

Week 1 Thursday July 5

Veteran Entrepreneur Roundtable: Every week, Kendall Square’s Venture Cafe hosts multiple events for entrepreneurs, allowing them to meet, collaborate, and network with like-minded people. This event is specifically for military veterans who have founded their own businesses to bounce ideas and questions off one another in an open environment. It runs from 6:30 to 7:30. Learn more here.

What does Big Data mean for a Hospital: The Venture Cafe is hosting another event the evening of July 5. Mark Michalski, Executive Director of the MGH and BWH Center for Clinical Data Science, will stop by to discuss the effects of data analytics on a hospital and how large health institutions collect and interpret data to run more effectively and efficiently. This event is from 6:30 – 8 pm.

Friday July 6

Badass your personal brand: The ability to create and maintain an appealing personal brand is an essential tool for entrepreneurs today. This breakfast event, which runs from 8 – 10 am, includes a panel discussion and breakout sessions designed to help attendees find out what makes them unique. They will then use it to establish a professional, personal brand that is effective both online and in person. Register here.

Saturday July 7

Introduction to Python Bootcamp: Whether you’re a programming beginner or someone just looking to brush up on your skills, this workshop is for you. Python is one of the world’s most popular and effective programming languages, used by professionals throughout the field. This hands-on bootcamp will give participants a basic understanding of Python and the real-world applications it can be used for.

Week 2 Monday July 9

User Experience Design Immersive Info Session: Before enrolling in General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive class, attend this free info session to learn more about the critical role UX Design plays in a company’s ultimate success. GA team members will be able to answer any questions about the course and help you get on the path towards being a UX Design professional. More information can be found here.

Tuesday July 10

Understanding the Life Cycle of a Data Analysis Project: When working on a project, an abundance of data is incredibly useful, but can also be overwhelming. This event will outline how a data project is completed from start to finish, and how raw data can be transformed and clarified for presentation. This is a free event held at WeWork 200 Portland Street.

Red Hat User Group: This is a meetup for users of Red Hat products, some of the most notable open source software on the market. It’s an opportunity for those already versed in Red Hat and other open source applications to learn, present, and strengthen community ties by sharing craft beer, food, and ideas. Learn more here.

Build Your Big Data Dream Team: This free networking event is for scientists and engineers working with big data to mix and mingle with others in their field to find new jobs and collaborators. It starts at 6 pm, and registration information can be found here.

Wednesday July 11

Deciding if Entrepreneurship is Right for You: Choosing to take the plunge and commit to becoming an entrepreneur is an intimidating prospect. Luckily, this info session offers the opportunity to learn about self-employment, the risks and rewards the come with it, and the first steps that should be taken. This event will be held at 24 School Street, on the 7th Floor from 1 to 3 pm. Register here.

Public Speaking Hacks: The ability to calmly and confidently present information or make persuasive arguments in front of others is an invaluable skill, applicable to every industry. The secret? Figuring out how to connect with an audience in an authentic, genuine way. Head over to the Boston Public Library for this free talk on overcoming inhibitions and learning to speak effectively to a crowd. It starts at 6 pm and will continue until 7:30.

Thursday July 12

Networking Event for Young Entrepreneurs: The home.stead Bakery & Cafe hosts the perfect resource for young professionals looking to jumpstart their careers by creating their own business. This networking opportunity will provide a casual, friendly space to share ideas the help each other start or expand their companies. Learn more here.  

AI and Machine Learning: Demos and Drinks: Artificial intelligence is seemingly everywhere today. The makers of cars, phones, home appliances and more all regularly incorporate AI into their products. This event will showcase some of Boston’s most promising developments in the AI and Machine Learning industries. Have a cocktail, meet new people, and check out demos from Avrio AICognii, and others. It will run from 6 pm to 9 pm. You can find more information and register here.

Just Eat It. Screening: Did you know that, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about one third of all food produced globally in a year for human consumption goes to waste? The new film “Just Eat It.” explores food waste and documents the filmmakers’ attempt to survive only on discarded food. Catch a screening of this documentary, have some “rescued” food, and meet local companies working in the environmental sustainability field at 6 pm! Tickets are $8. More info can be found here.

Friday July 13

Technology and Life Sciences Bootcamp Weekend: Are you thinking about creating your own startup, but don’t know where to begin? This three day crash course, offered by Suffolk University from July 13 to 15, will outfit participants with valuable knowledge on entrepreneurship and licensing law, as well as introduce them to people that have succeeded in the life sciences and technology startup scene. Learn more here.

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