No Meeting this Week. Might we suggest instead: World Usability Day Boston – Thursday, November 12th
World Usability Day is a global, public event to raise awareness of usability and user centered design. This year’s theme is Designing for a Sustainable Future.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Activities at South Station, Red Line T stop, main concourse
Activity Details at upaboston.org/wud2009
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Findings & Conversation over food and drinks at MIT Stata Center, R&D Pub and Commons
To join the conversation at MIT, RSVP at wudboston.eventbrite.com
This week’s event summary:
Global Entrepreneurship Week is Next Week | Kapitall Wants to Turn Investing into Wii-style Fun | Mobile Phones for Social Impact | Volunteer for Futures of Entertainment 4 Conference | MassAccess Speednetworking | Random Video?
Global Entrepreneurship Week16 – 22 November 2009
The Premier Event of Global Entrepreneurship Week
The MIT Enterprise Forum and NASDAQ OMX present “The Tough Get Growing: How to Succeed in a Down Economy”
Monday, November 16 at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium
6:00 – 7:30 pm Program; 7:30 – 9:30 pm Networking Reception
Bo Fishback, Kauffman Foundation; Gene Fitzgerald, Professor, MIT DMSE; Helen Greiner, iRobot / The Droid Works; Daphne Zohar, PureTech Ventures.
Introductory remarks by MIT President Susan Hockfield.
The current economic climate doesn’t mean companies can’t succeed. It just means the WAY a company succeeds has its own unique challenges. Hear the real-world experiences of entrepreneurs, the lessons they learned going from start-up to success story, and the research and best practices that will help you to get growing.
Watch the 30 second event trailer: http://tinyurl.com/mitefpromo
Register today: http://tinyurl.com/mitefnov16
Share the event with your friends on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/mitef-gew-facebook
TechLink Participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week: Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and gamers!Thursday, November 19th, 12PM | MIT Sloan E53-Room 345
Students, faculty and staff are invited to the public preview of Kapitall—a revolutionary new online investing platform designed to transform the investing experience for the next generation of investors.
Traditional financial sites make investing feel like a chore consisting of uninspiring or daunting tasks. Kapitall makes investing feel like something entirely different –a form of play—that speaks directly to the Gaming Generation and the way they prefer to engage, learn, and interact.
Kapitall’s team includes people with experience at companies like Apple, Bloomberg, Electronic Arts, Morgan Stanley, ShareBuilder and Pearson. Join founders Gaspard de Dreuzy and David Neubert for an interactive presentation about the adventures of starting a company trying to create a Revolution in investing.
for Social ImpactNov 16, 2009 6:30-10:00pm Wong Auditorium
Mobile MIT (MoMIT), along with Mobile Monday and Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID), are proud to sponsorMobile Phones for Social Impact. Join some of the pioneers in this space as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of using mobile phone technologies to improve people’s lives throughout the world. 8 speakers have already registered to present their companies in the fields of mobile healthcare, labor, agriculture and more. More information at http://bit.ly/eR4qs | http://mobilesocial.eventbrite.com/
Volunteer for Futures of Entertainment 4, Get Free Admission
MassAccess: A Speed Networking Event
Speed Networking aims to bring together entrepreneurs and professionals of all backgrounds to share ideas, make
connections, and inspire collaboration–quickly.
Are you any one of the following?
- Young entrepreneur
- Industry leader
- Service provider
- Experienced entrepreneur
November, 17th 2009 at the Microsoft NERD Center.
Video of the week: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/johnny_lee_demos_wii_remote_hacks.html
And a special sneak peek from next week’s newsletter: http://bit.ly/tp9Z0
As always, we are always open to ideas on how to make this newsletter or TechLink better.