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Last week, MassRobotics, an independent, non-profit hub serving to inspire and bring robotics startups to life, opened its initial space at 12 Channel Street in Boston.  Rethink Robotics' Baxter was even on hand to help out with the ribbon cutting.

Jason Furtado...
... is the CEO and founder of Shoobx. We interviewed Jason to discuss his experiences and lessons learned from being a first time CEO.

How Hard Can It Be?
Have you been following Mike Troiano's podcast called How Hard Can It Be? He's had some great guests:

If you are trying to scale a high growth business, then you are probably trying to figure out which pieces you might want to outsource like recruiting, sales, or marketing.  Next week (February 28), I'll be moderating a panel focused on this topic.  I hope to see you there!

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Today's cover photo features the Boston team at ownerIQ for a company gathering at their offices in Boston, as they get ready for eTail West next week... #QtheParty.  By the way, they are hiring:  Source: ownerIQ Instagram

As always, thanks for your support!

Best, Keith
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Klaviyo helps eCommerce businesses sell more by using their data to power super-targeted, highly relevant email and advertising campaigns. They are hiring for multiple roles across the company.

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Shoobx is hosting another event for their Startup Series on March 14: Building a Winning Team featuring Diane Hessan, Chris McMahon (Turbonomic), Keith Pescosolido (Drift), and Vinayak Ranade (Drafted).

NetBrain is hosting the Boston Enterprise Sales Meetup group on February 28 featuring Mike Muhlfelder, CRO of MapAnything. 

ZeroTurnaround is looking for a HR Manager to join the team in Boston.

Bynder's Boston office is rapidly growing.  We interviewed Chris Lang, president of Bynder USA, to learn more about the company's products and expansion plans.

OrionCKB is the sponsor of Boston Growth Hackers.  Don't miss their upcoming event on March 14 titled: Growing Fast vs. Growing Efficiently.

Formlabs is hosting its first ever Sales Mixer on on March 14.

Fasten has been selected as the official ridesharing service of SXSW.

Brightcove is hosting another Boston Video Technology Meetup event on Wednesday (February 22).

Bullhorn hosted its first "Bring Your Parents to Work Day" last Friday.  Here's a picture of Art Papas (founder & CEO) with his mom & dad.

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At CarGurus, we know a transparent car shopping experience is better for shoppers and sellers alike. We innovate to deliver on that promise. 


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Fuze is a global, cloud-based #UC platform allowing the modern, mobile workforce to communicate anytime, anywhere. Voice, video, messaging, and collaboration.

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Qstream's recently expanded office in Burlington is a sight to behold. Our tour is an extensive look inside a company mixing hard work and play.

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Mobee is a provider of real-time crowdsourced data & insight for brands, retail & asset management firms.  We interviewed Chris Angell, Mobee's VP of Marketing, for the inside look at the company and its culture in Boston.

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Katie Rae was named as president and CEO of The Engine, MIT's new startup accelerator.  BostInno has more details here.

Here are some tips on raising angel funding and launching a startup in Boston from Jennifer Lum courtesy of Rough Draft Ventures.

Harvard Innovation Labs is looking for three Associate Directors across Technology Programming, Social Enterprise, and Business Development.  

Read this: Voice Computing in Enterprise - Inside and Out by David Beisel of NextView Ventures.

The MIT Innovation Initiative is looking for an Executive Director.

Ski.VC will be a relaxing weekend for the Underscore.VC community to connect and enjoy New Hampshire's White Mountains from March 11 - 12.  Click here to apply to attend.

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce launched a new brand and website.


Mylestone - Creating and Reliving Memories of Loved OnesKeith Cline, Founder at VentureFizz

Hello... How Adele Crushed the Grammys and What You Can LearnChristina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7

Building Bynder's USA Operations From its President, Chris Lang - Keith Cline, Founder at VentureFizz

From the Trenches: How Product Can Find and Keep Market Fit at Lightning Speed - Yvan Castilloux, Entrepreneur and Former Director of Product, at Jana

Product Advice for First Time Founders - Office Hours with Ellen Chisa of Lola Travel - Natalie Bartlett, Associate at General Catalyst and Marketing & Portfolio at Rough Draft Ventures

Hiring and Breaking in the Venture Capitalist World: An Inside Look - Baiyin Zhou, Senior Associate at Ascent Venture Partners

The Colossal Spider Web of Molecular Alumni - Keith Cline, Founder at VentureFizz

Inmoji is changing the way people communicate - Colin W. Barry, Contributor at VentureFizz

Check out the recent hires at MIT's The Engine, Klaviyo, Fuze, Rue La La, LogMeIn, Fasten, Starry, HealthcareSource, CloudHealth Technologies, Mimecast, Mendix, + BitSight.

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Boston ENET / Boston ENET: Licensing and Technology Transfer for Life Science & Tech Companies

General Assembly /  2017 Marketing Trends: Fad or Future?

WIT Accelerate / Hot Seat | Spring 2017

Startup Institute / Startup Institute: Build A Career You Love

Boston Post Mortem / The Wild West of Data-Driven Design

Video Tech Meetup / Video Tech Meetup hosted at Brightcove

Tech In Motion / Cybersecurity & Industry Vulnerabilities Tech TalkDrive

AcknowledgeHer and Datadog / Wine and Wisdom: The Art of the Interview-Drive

General Assembly Downtown​ / Diversity in Tech: Stop Talking, Start Taking Action with Design

CODE RED / CODE RED Launch Event: Minorities and Diversity Advocates in Tech-Drive

InnoNorth / InnoNorth: Local News in the Digital Age

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Joi Ito

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