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Intro to the Boston Startup Community! RSVP here required: http://ga.co/2rz2vfm

General Assembly 125 Summer Street , Boston, MA (map)

Free RSVP here is required: http://ga.co/2rz2vfm

Join us for a panel discussion event with Boston New Technology Co-founder, Chris Requena, and community builders from Boston Startups Guide, BostInno and MassChallenge, for an inside look into Boston's rapidly growing startup culture! Includes pizza dinner.

Why it Matters?

In Boston, new tech solutions are emerging everyday 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.

Event Partners:

Take Point Technology is a Veteran owned technology solutions provider based in Boston, MA. We specialize in IT Security, Data Backup & Recovery, Virtualization, and Training. We are a small business that appreciates the fact we are only able to achieve our corporate and personal goals because of our customers and consultants. Please contact us to learn more and join our meetup TECHL.E.N.D! and rsvp for our live webinar on evasive malware on July 19th from 1-2pm which enters you to win a $50 gift card.  www.TakePointTech.com  /  @TakePointTech

Joyride Coffee is the nation's leading office distributor of kegs of delicious cold brew coffee, tea, seltzer, and kombucha! They also feature a whole bean roasted to order program as well as cafe-quality equipment leasing, consultation, installation, service, and delivery! Started in 2011 as a Food Truck in NYC, they have just launched in Boston this spring, which now places them in four major US Cities (NY, SF, & LA)!  www.JoyrideCoffee.com  /  @JoyrideCoffee

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.  www.GeneralAssemb.ly  /  @GA_Boston

Free RSVP here is required: http://ga.co/2rz2vfm

Speakers:

Chris Requena - Co-founder, Boston New Technology & Mobinett Interactive

Chris is an app/software innovator, business grower, community builder and people connector. Chris has 20 years of experience in leading software, web and app development projects for businesses of all types, sizes and stages. He greatly enjoys collaborating with clients and users to design and build innovative solutions that solve problems! For 6 years, Chris has been co-running app development firm, Mobinett Interactive, where he co-founded hubEngage, a platform for employee communication and engagement. For 6 years, Chris has also led the operations and growth of Boston New Technology, to become one of the top tech and startup meetup groups in the world. BNT helps startups get significant publicity and free support from the community through networking and live presentations at free monthly events, digital marketing and exclusive opportunities and services from BNT's network.

Jay Neely - Creator, Boston Startups Guide

Jay is a digital maker / marketer, startup founder, and community builder. Active in the Boston startup community for the past ten years, Jay has been a mentor for early-stage startups, an instructor at organizations like General Assembly & Startup Institute, and organizer of the BarCamp Boston tech conference. Currently Jay runs Boston Startups Guide, a curated guide to Boston startups - what they do, technology they use, which are hiring - and resources for them.

Dylan Martin - Tech Writer, BostInno

Dylan Martin is a Boston-based journalist currently working as tech writer for BostInno, an American City Business Journals property, where he covers early-stage startups, venture capital, large enterprises and just about everything else within the greater Boston innovation ecosystem. You might find him at an event like this on any given week.

He previously worked for Mainebiz as its online editor and The Forecaster newspapers as a municipal reporter. His work also has appeared in the Bangor Daily News, the Lewiston Sun Journal, The Free Press and Dispatch Magazine.

Dylan moved to Boston last fall to work for BostInno after growing up in Maine. He graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's in media studies, and he has fond memories of playing with his family's Mac Classic and using Google Reader.

Kara Cronin - US Partnerships Manager, MassChallenge

In her role as a US Partnerships Manager at MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, Kara focuses on supporting existing relationships with MassChallenge’s sponsors and partners. Through customized interactions with partners including formal pitch days, employee engagement opportunities, participating in innovation roundtables, Kara’s goal is to connect Fortune 500 companies to the most promising early-stage ventures in a meaningful way for both parties.

Kara graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Management Consulting and Economics. While a student, she co-founded ProMazo, a company that enables students to work virtually during the academic semester for partner companies ranging from Fidelity Investments to startups. Outside of her involvement in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Kara volunteers with and fundraises for nonprofit organizations that support adults and children with developmental disabilities and rare disease.

Boston New Technology is Supported By:

Foley Hoag LLP - No industry moves faster or makes a bigger impact on the way we live than the technology industry. Technology innovators in software, hardware, gaming, entertainment and telecom turn to Foley Hoag LLP to help secure and maintain their leadership positions in this competitive industry. Our attorneys provide a comprehensive array of legal services for companies in all stages of development, from conception through profitability and beyond. For more information, please click here to visit our website for technology entrepreneurs. www.FoleyHoag.com [masked]

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