Events 8-31

With so many events to choose from, it seemed like August flew by. Get back in gear for back-to-school season with these four events not to miss this week:

Boston TechBreakfast

1) Boston TechBreakfast
Tuesday, September 1, 8am — 10am
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @techbreakfast

Based on the popular TechBreakfast format, the Boston TechBreakfast is a “show and tell” format event where up to five different technologists will demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. The event is “triple agnostic”. We don’t care if the technology is from a start up, a large company, a university, a government agency, or someone’s hobby. We are also agnostic as to the industry of the tech – it could be IT, biotech, robotics, aerospace, materials sciences, anything tech and innovative is cool. And we’re also region agnostic – even if you’re not from where we’re hosting, we want to see you and your technology!

#TechHubTuesday2) #techhubtuesday
Tuesday, September 1, 6pm — 9pm

Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: #TechHubTuesday

Demo Night is a chance to see what the top startups are working on, these are the people that are changing the future of business & tech!

Join #TechHubTuesday at TechHub to experience great demos from the exciting tech entrepreneur community. Follow the # all day to see other demos taking place in Bengaluru and then London.

Each startup has 5 minutes to demo their product in front of a live audience, it’s not a pitch but an opportunity for each startup to explain (and show) what they have been working on. After each demo there is live Q&A with the audience. The idea is to foster innovation and iteration. It’s not about slamming the presenter!

Afterwards, stick around for beer and wine, network, play ping pong or take a look round the space.

LearnLaunch3) Edtech Back-to-School Networking Event
Wednesday, September 2, 6pm — 8pm
LearnLaunch | 31 St. James Ave. Suite 920 | Boston
Twitter: @learnlaunch

Calling all entrepreneurs, educators, investors, researchers and others interested in the edtech sector! Come and join us on the LearnLaunch Campus for this fun community building event.

You will meet others who are interested in discussing:

  • the potential ways technology can improve education
  • policies and practices affecting edtech
  • the impact of digital learning
  • trends affecting edtech
  • how technology is being adapted or implemented in various education settings – early ed, K-12, higher ed or continuing ed

Food and drinks will be provided.

thumb_Slide14) #Instasavvy: Instagram for Social Professionals
Thursday, September 3, 6:30pm — 8:15pm

GA Boston | 51 Melcher Street | Boston
Twitter: @GA_boston | @SocialMel

Instagram is one of the hottest apps out there and just waiting for your business to take advantage — its user base is massive and highly motivated to buy. But how do you acquire followers? And how do you convert those followers into buyers?
This intermediate to advanced class is ideal for people who are ready to take their basic Instagram strategy to the next level. It’s perfect for professionals who are already well-versed on Instagram including: community managers, social media managers and consultants, and PR managers who want to take it to the next level.

We’ll discuss how to create an engaging strategy, leverage Instagram across your marketing channels, and find your biggest fans on the channel. You’ll come away better understanding how to integrate Instagram into your marketing plan.

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