Greenhorn Connect Weekly Countdown November 4 - 11

 

Get the Most of your Time with Greenhorn Connect

Time is a commodity in the startup world and free time doesn't come often. Thankfully Boston has 37 startup networking events and office hours to help make the most of your free time.

 

/ / / Monday, Nov 5

User Research Tool, Tricks & Tips

Description: In this course we will review some of the methods you can use to better understand your users, what they want from your product, and what their experience is using your product. We'll cover methos such as heuristic testing, in-depth interview (IDIs), focus groups, paper prototyping, ethnographic observation, and surveys. The focus is on the type of data you can gain through each approach and how it might impact your product, as well as some tips on getting the research done on a budget. 
Time: Monday, Nov 5, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: Intelligent.ly Campus 500 Harrison Avenue, 3R Boston, MA 02118
Cost: $30

/ / / Tuesday, Nov 6

New Leaf Legal - WorkBar Hours

Description: The team here at New Leaf Legal works with entrepreneurs of all types, including emerging businesses in any industry and entertainment clients. Having formed out of WorkBar, we make sure to dedicate some of our time to meeting on site there for those in need of an initial consultation. If you would like to schedule a session during our allotted time on the day above, please contact us atinfo@newleaflegal.com.
Time: Tuesday, Nov 6, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Place: WorkBar Boston - 711 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Cost: FREE

/ / / Thursday, Nov 8

Skillshare Class: UX Research for Wed and Applications

Description: Unless you know the people you're building for and what they need, it's easy to spend valuable development time on a product that users won't connect with. Learn echniques to learn about the people who will use your product, work with stakeholders to uncover project goals, and create documentation that will help your team understand what's being built and how it will benefit your product's users.REGISTER
Time: Thursday, Nov 8, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: Workbar 711 Atlantic Ave, lower level Boston, MA 02111
Cost: $32

hack/reduce Launch Party!

Description: Boston’s Big Data Hackspace is opening its doors on November 8th and we’re inviting the whole community over to celebrate with us!  Join us at our amazing space in the old Kendall Boiler & Tank Building (yes, THAT building) for drinks, eats, music, and awesome peeps. Join Governor Deval Patrick, Christopher Lynch, Frederic Lalonde and Abby Fichtner at this grand opening. Be amongst the first to walk through our doors and see how hack/reduce will help Boston create the talent and technologies to lead us into a big data-driven future.
Time: Thursday, Nov 8, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Place: hack/reduce 275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA
Cost: Free

/ / / Weekend Special

The Battle For The Charles - Boston Global Startup Battle Weekend

Description: This year, Boston presents "The Battle For The Charles", a staged event where teams from Boston go head-to-head with their best new ideas and concepts, followed by a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation, culminating in a showdown on Sunday, November 11th, when one team will reign supreme!

  • FRIDAY: Band together at NERD with other passionate collaborators, form a squad, find your Home Base, and start your Battle plans!
  • SATURDAY: Report to your Home Base (NERD orBocoup Loft), meet with mentors, collaborate and innovate, and get ready for Battle!
  • SUNDAY: Invade NERD, finish preparations for Battle, take down the competition, claim your spoils, and celebrate at the after party!

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur,register now for the best weekend of your life!

Time: Friday, Nov 9, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: Microsoft NERD Center
Cost: $75 - Early-bird, $99 - Full-price  

Event of the Week Sponsored by Microsoft NERD

The Battle For The Charles - Boston Global Startup Battle Weekend

Why? Start a company in 3 days in an intensely fun weekend!