Intro to the Boston Startup Community!


General Assembly Boston
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Join us for a panel discussion with Boston's top community organizers and get an exclusive inside look into the startup culture that’s rapidly growing in the city. Why it Matters?In Boston, new tech solutions are emerging every day to improve our lives, spanning industries from biotech and real estate to wellness-tech and social impact. This has opened up countless opportunities for jobs and career development in the city, but breaking in is not always easy. What You'll Take Away?This free event is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the Boston ecosystem. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/ meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more. About the Presenters: Chris Requena (moderator) - Organizer, Boston New Technology and Chief Partnerships Officer, Cape Ann Development Chris is an app/software innovator, business grower, community builder and people connector. Since 2011, Chris has led the tech and startup group, Boston New Technology, growing it into one of the largest in the world. BNT startups get extensive publicity and support from the community at monthly events and via BNT's network. Chris also co-founded hubEngage, a platform for employee communication and engagement. Chris is also Chief Partnerships Officer at Cape Ann Development Partners, which offers enterprise-class software, app and web development services. Chris greatly enjoys collaborating with clients and users to design and build innovative solutions that solve problems. Jenni Tandet Goodman - Community Manager, PULSE@MassChallenge Jenni is the Community Manager for PULSE@MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly digital health lab, connecting entrepreneurs to experts, institutions and resources with no equity taken. She loves working with the best entrepreneurs and digital healthcare startups in the world. She believes that when entrepreneurs and the ecosystem come together to solve problems we will accelerate innovation and transform healthcare. Prior to working at PULSE@MC, Jenni worked at The Five O’clock Club, Pfizer and Greater Talent Network. She is passionate about building relationships & communities and helping those around her to succeed. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University and is currently pursuing her MBA from Babson College. Kezia Fitzgerald - Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder, CareAline® Products Kezia is a young adult cancer fighter, currently in her second battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She holds a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and has worked as a freelance photographer focusing on dance photography, product photography and portraiture, and as a picture framer, managing stores in Chicago and Massachusetts. Kezia is, first and foremost, a mother of two, daughter – Saoirse – who died from neuroblastoma in 2011 at 18-months-old, and son – Lochlan – who is a crazy (and healthy!) four-year-old. Kezia has always been a problem solver, creating and innovating solutions to many every day obstacles. She innovated and designed the CareAline® Sleeve and Wrap while Saoirse was in treatment at Children’s Hospital Boston. After Saoirse’s death, Kezia and her husband Mike started CareAline® Products, LLC to make those sleeves and wraps, which had helped their daughter get through treatment more safely and comfortably, available to all children and adults with PICC and Central Lines. CareAline® Sleeves and Wraps are used and loved by thousands of patients worldwide, and Kezia continues to innovate new products and designs to improve quality of life for patients and caregivers. Kezia hopes that someday, no other parent will have to endure the struggles she has, and that children will be free from toxic treatments and lifelong medical complications. Stephanie Roulic - Customer Success & Community, Founding Team, Dash.coAn enthusiast of the Boston startup community, Stephanie Roulic is the Founder and Lead Organizer of Boston Startup Week. She is also currently on the founding team of, the world's first content community platform on a mission to change the way brands tell their story. Stephanie Roulic began her career as an event intern at The Anthem Group during the summer of 2013, where she was part of the core team that secured vendors for Boston's Fourth of July on the Charles and for their New England Dessert Showcase in the fall. She then dabbled as a freelance marketing consultant until she became the first hire of nDash Marketing, a startup content marketing agency based in Natick, in February 2014. At nDash Marketing, Stephanie established their marketing department, built writing teams for their 50+ clients, and supported their CEO, Mike Brown, in establishing new business and partnership opportunities. nDash Marketing then pivoted to, the SaaS company it is known for today, and made their debut at HubSpot's 2016 Inbound. Kyle Gross - Boston GM, BostInno and Director of Strategic Initiatives, American Inno Please click here to share/tweet this event. Event Partners: General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.  /  @GA_Boston Farmer Willie's makes clean, real ginger beer. This means we use, on average, 4x less sugar than other ginger beers, along with real, fresh ingredients. Combined with our 4.5% alcoholic base that we ferment using cane sugar & champagne yeast (so it's light, crisp and gluten-free), this makes Farmer Willies the first ginger beer you'll want to drink straight out of the can.   Boston New Technology is Supported by: Cape Ann Development Partners - Enterprise-class software, app and web development for startups! We offer the best value for early-stage companies who are not ready to hire full-time technical staff or need to quickly augment their existing IT staff. Visit / Contact Ned Lomigora at info "at" or call 781-267-9763. Climbing The Success Ladder helps you with Goal Setting. Positivity. NLP Coaching. Change. Getting Unstuck. Boston New Technology Co-organizer and Startup Adviser, Tom Maloney, trains entrepreneurs to be successful! Learn more: Join Tom Maloney's free Networking Workshop on February 22nd here! Coalition Boston – Coworking community. Our relaxing and professional community is a top-notch mix of small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, and small branches. Join now for great deals on private office and coworking memberships at their new Chinatown location! Coalition seeks incubators, accelerators, and investment firms looking for a new home. Visit or email: Boston "at" Directions & Public Transportation: General Assembly is 2 blocks from the MBTA Red line South Station at 125 Summer St, Boston, MA (at intersection with High St - map here). Come to the 13th floor.Parking: There are parking meters along Atlantic Ave and other area streets, but we recommend parking at the Garage at Post Office Square - only $9 after 4 pm. ----------------------------------------- Attendance Terms --------------------------------------- To attend, your full name and valid email must be submitted when you register for a ticket. 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