Greenhorn Weekly Countdown December 9 - 16


Sprint It Out
with Greenhorn Connect

This years finish line is in sight and its time for one final sprint. Boston has 36 startup networking events and office hours to help complete the years final projects and end 2012 in the lead.

/ / / Monday, Dec 10

FREE! Product Management 101 and the Search for Product-Market Fit (Jeff Bussgang, Class)

Description: Startup product management is both an art and a science. The class will cover best practices in product management as well as tactics to achieve product-market fit. You'll learn:

  • The skills that characterize great product managers 
  • Tactics and techniques for finding product-market fit 

Time: Monday, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: 500 Harrison Avenue, FL 3R Boston, MA 02118
Cost: FREE

/ / / Tuesday, Dec 11

Speaker: Tim Wright - Environmental Design on the Web

Description: In this session we’ll look at how we arrived at responsive design as a solution, which problems it solves, and its role in our broader goal to create a truly context-aware design and development model. Using practices like bandwidth testing, monitoring device battery-life and acknowledging that a user’s environment and situation can change with each and every page load, we can craft an extremely custom and targeted experience. We’ll talk about the path we’re moving down, where we can push it to the next level, and most importantly, how to get there.
Time: Tuesday, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Wayfair Offices - 177 Huntington Ave 177 Huntington Ave Floor 24 Boston, MA Come up to the 24th floor, call 802-522-6294 with any problems

Redstar Union presents: Mothers of Invention: Robots, hosted by Scott Kirsner

Description: Boston Globe Innovation Economy columnist Scott Kirsner curates and hosts this evening featuring some of the world's top innovators in robotics and bionics.


Colin Angle, Co-Founder & CEO, iRobot

Hugh Herr, Founder, iWalk

Charles Grinnell, CEO, Harvest Automation

Eduardo Torres-Jara, Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Matt Berlin & Jesse Gray, Founders, IF Robots

This is a video production. Please RSVP to be part of our studio audience, or watch in HD via live stream at

Time: Tuesday, Dec 11, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Place: Redstar Studios, One Kendall Sq. Building 400, Cambridge MA (Next to Flat Top Johnny's)
Cost: $12

/ / / Wednesday, Dec 12

Mass Innovation Nights

Description: Mass Innovation Nights is a monthly launch party and networking event powered by social media.  From gourmet dog food to iPhone apps, to enterprise software and medical devices, we showcase local innovation in the form of new products and encourage the local social media community -- that's you -- to blog, tweet, post pictures and video -- or, just tell someone.  Great cross-industry networking like nowhere else.  Always free and always fun!
Time: Wednesday, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Place: varies - see website for details
Cost: FREE

Boston Holiday Tech Co-Party

Description: You Co-Work, Why Not Co-Party?  You're favorite holiday office co-party is back! Last year we had over 250 people across 30 start-ups. This year we're expecting 300+ at our new venue Stoddards in Downtown Crossing. Register today!

What to Expect:

  • Full Open Bar - craft beers and prohibition style drinks from Stoddards
  • Fine Food - heavy, heavy, heavy apps
  • Awkward Santa - he's back and sweatier than ever.
  • Onsite Photos - powered by Pretty Instant
  • Networking? Nah, just have fun!

Time: Wednesday, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 2:00am
Place: Stoddard's Fine Ales and Foods 48 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111
Cost: 30.00

/ / / Thursday, Dec 13

Digital DUMBO: Boston

Description: Digital DUMBO has been bringing the digital and creative communities together since 2009 and is now coming to Boston. Come out for our biggest event yet, we'll even let you DJ (we have a custom room).  Digital DUMBO started as a monthly social gathering for creative and entrepreneurial minds looking to encourage and nurture innovation within the Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Time: Thursday, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: 1 Memorial Drive #1, Cambridge, MA
Cost: Free

/ / / Friday, Dec 14

Lunch and Learn: Insider's Guide to Freelance Consulting - Build, Manage and Grow

Description: This Lunch and Learn is a practical guide for anyone who would like to start consulting but is struggling to find the framework for getting started.  We’ll talk about how to position yourself in the market, which clients to target, how to grow your practice in a sustainable way and the importance of managing expectations at each step.   I’ll be using examples from my experiences (and mistakes!) in building my consulting practice and encourage you to bring any questions and war stories of your own. REGISTER
Time: Friday, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Place: Workbar 711 Atlantic Ave, Lower Level Boston MA 02111
Cost: $10.00


Event of the Week Sponsored by Microsoft NERD

Digital DUMBO: Boston

Why?  Get your creative juices flowing with this awesome new event series that is just coming to Boston!