May is finally here! In a month filled with conferences, seminars, graduations and more, we’ve gathered some of the best events this week to kickstart your spring.
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!
Root Cause’s 12th annual Social Innovator Showcase, modeled after venture capital forums, is focused on highlighting the six 2015 Social Innovators for potential investors, as well as sparking conversations on the best approaches to developing and spreading innovation. More than 300 business, government, and philanthropic leaders from Greater Boston attend the event, in addition to the six nonprofit leaders presenting their work.
Founded in 2005 as a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) has pioneered research, education, and outreach to advance resilient institutional responses to the climate crisis. SEI@10 will be a celebration of all those collaborating with us since 2005 to bring innovative insights and solutions to higher education, healthcare and other nonprofits institutions.
The program will feature a keynote by David Brancaccio, host of NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report along with stories from allies, supporters and past student research fellows. This will be a networking event for attendees from the academic, philanthropic, sustainability, tech, and investment communities.
Civics Day is the culminating event in a semester-long action civics experience students who participate in Generation Citizen. Student teams descend on a central location in their city to present their action civic projects to local decision-makers and influencers who can support these projects. It looks like a science fair for civic action. Generation Citizen hosts city mayors, state governors, state representatives, state bureaucrats, and leaders in business and education as judges to support student projects.
Youth CITIES offers a platform for cultivating youth entrepreneurship through award-winning programs, tools, and direct immersion within its entrepreneurial ecosystem. Youth CITIES inspires and prepares middle/high school students to become leaders (whether as founder or part of an innovative team) to identify, launch, and execute solutions for socio-and-economic benefit.
The March-to-May Bootcamp is Youth CITIES’ flagship program, and has been commended by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the cities of Cambridge and Boston. Designed for middle school and high school students, from any school or town, participants work with a variety of entrepreneurs to start a venture, figure out how it impacts our local community, and determine how its going to make money while driving change.