Greenhorn Weekly Events Countdown April 10-16

It's another amazing week here in Boston. Now that it actually feels like spring has arrived, the Boston startup scene is heating up fast as we head into Marathon Monday weekend. This week we have 39 networking events and office hours scheduled. It's a lot to pack in, but we can all marathon through and get some great connections going. So get out those spring clothes and head out to some great events this week! Read on to find out the *can't misss* events of the week!

/// Monday, April 11

Description:Last day to send in your application for our 2011 competition!
Do you have the next BIG idea? Be a part of the largest global startup competition and accelerator! We are seeking high-impact, high growth startups to apply from now until April 11th. The top 125 teams will go on to participate in our 3-month accelerator program, and have the chance to win a portion of $1 million in non-equity funding. 
Location:  Online
Time:9:00am - 11:00pm
Cost: Application Fee

Description: For details, link here: Our long-overdue Mobile Monday event on the enterprise has arrived. This event will showcase how companies are building mobile enterprise apps and the tools available to the developers who are building them. This Boston event is part of a five-city US tour with Cisco, the first national tour in the history of Mobile Monday America. The tour kicks off in Austin, TX on April 4th, followed by San Francisco, CA & Boston, MA on April 11th, Seattle, WA on April 18th and New York City, NY on April 25th. Speakers Cisco Thomson Reuters Pyxis Mobile Nuance and more Logistics
Location:Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114 Date: April 11 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30.
Cost: Free – but registration is required to attend. Parking Garage at 215 Charles St. for $16 Valet parking available for $42 per day Public Transportation: Take the red line to the Charles/MGH Station
Time:  6:00pm - 9:00pm

/// Tuesday, April 12

Description: 6 Presenters each giving 5 minutes of demo followed by 5 minutes of questions. See what's new and cool in the local startup scene!
Location:  Workbar 711 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02111
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ideastorm 13: Tues, April 12, 6pm @ CIC (Kendall Square)
Description: For details, link here: Get ready to join the biggest and best brainstorming session ever. We're looking forward to a great new event on Tuesday, April 12th. Tickets are limited so please register here. For those of you new to IdeaStorm, it's a fast-paced, lightly moderated, high energy brainstorming session. Creative Ideas + Entrepreneurial Minds = Great Teams + Hot Startups. Bring your startup idea for others to help build on, or just bring your creativity and feedback for peers. Event format: 1. Challenge Question – Ex: “How can we use WiFi to improve everyday items?” 2. Fresh Ideas – Pitch your ideas to the group and brainstorm 3. Founder's Dilemma – Help a real founder tackle a real business problem Bring ideas, bring feedback, and bring friends! Don't worry if you have to leave early. Cheers, The IdeaStorm Champions @MIT_IdeaStorm *Ideastorm graphics by Resident Doodler @vijayjpatel
Location: CambridgeInnovation Center - 1 Broadway - 4th Floor - Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Description: I would like to officially invite you to partake in the second of a 5 event series ParallelCities is organizing. The series, titled "Grilling the Boston Startup Scene" will focus on different aspects of Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem. This second event will focus on Branding, Marketing and Public Relations, and panelists (comprised of experts on each field) will focus on how these different fields differentiate themselves but how they need to work together, if a company is to ultimately be successful. This event will also serve as ParallelCities' launch party. Confirmed panelists are:
Scott Kirsner, of Boston Globe’s Innovation Economy.
Bobbie Carlton, of Carlton PR and Marketing.
Sonja Jacob of The Cultivated Word.
Laura Sauter of  Agency-Bel design
The event will be broken down into two parts. The first, features a panel where each panelist will talk about their organization how they relate to the topic, and fellow members of the Boston startup community will be given a chance to "grill" panelists with all types of questions they may have, including: how would the panelists  see it done successfully from their perspective, how they would approach it if they were in an entrepreneur’s shoes, lessons they have learned from great examples they have done/seen, mistakes entrepreneurs usually make, how they have
effectively worked with the other fields represented in the panel, etc .  To add a twist to the usual format of a panel, audience members will be asking questions using the “chatting” feature of the ParallelCities mobile application. The questions will be projected on a big screen in real time. 
Please sign up for ParallelCities before coming to the event!
After the panel, the second half of the event will allow attendees to network together using the second main feature of the application: the ability to find relevant people in a crowd, by searching for specific key words that would describe them. See a video here
Location:  Microsoft NERD Center. 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm

/// Wednesday, April 13

Mass Innovation Nights

Description:  Not only are we going to have totally awesome video of the event but we’ll be hanging out in Continuum’s super-cool “Hall of Products You Wish You Invented”! You’ll get to meet the source of hundreds of cool new products like the Swiffer and the Reebok Pump.  Plus, VideoLink will be offering tours of their TV studios.  (Who knows who we’ll see going in to appear live “via satellite” on CNN and other major networks.)  There’s also plenty of free parking in the garage right behind the building and on-street parking too.
In keeping with the product design theme, we leaned heavily toward the “real” products side and collected a group of really neat new physical products (and other cool stuff too.   Our event opens at 6:00 pm, presentations at 7:00 and we party ’till 8:30 when we head out to an after-party at a nearby bar.  Join us!  And, speaking of partying,  because you asked, #MIN24 was our second “birth”day but #min25 is the second anniversary of our first event.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Check out the cool new products (below)
2. Vote for the four companies you’d like to see present 
3. RSVP (easy to do here!)
4. Come to our live event on April 13
5. Make some noise to support local innovation – blog, tweet (#min25), post pictures or videos!
Here are this month’s new products. Which ones would you like to hear more about?
·        Carpet Workroom – remnants made into finished rugs
·        Leveraged freedom chair – Continuum and MIT partner to bring a wheelchair to people with disabilities throughout the world
·        MassDevice – News service for medical devices
·        Memory on Hand – USB Flash Drive Bracelet
·        Mouthwatchers – Antibacterial nano-silver toothbrush with patented flossing bristles
·        New England Bike Expo – EVENT, May 7th-8th Arts at the Armory Somerville
·        Parachute Dog – Dog Waste Bag Kit
·        ReadyCam 2.0 – Remotely-Controlled Broadcast Quality Video Solution
·        Skedtime – Social Influence Marketing
·        ThunderLily - Crowd-sourcing fashion
Location: 1220 and 1230 (same building) Washington Street in West Newton. (Continuum and VideoLink offices)
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
How to Build a Social Selling Machine with HubSpot at MIT
Description: Brought to you by SalesCrunch, the social selling platform, and The MIT Sloan Sales
Club, this session of SalesSchool will reveal the best kept secrets of one of today’s fastest
growing internet companies on how they built their social sales machines.
Location: MIT: Maclaurin Building 222 Memorial Drive Room 10-250 (Building 10, 2nd Fl) Cambridge, MA 02139
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm

/// Thursday, April 14


Agile Games 2011

Description: Agile Games Conference explores the more playful side of human nature and how it can innovate, solve problems, and get work done within Agile projects. The theme for this year is "Learn. Share. Play!" This will be an experience where you will not only be learning new concepts, but also have an opportunity to co-create and explore them with other participants. Boasting a blend of deep dive sessions, interactive clinics, open space, and games facilitated by renowned experts within the Agile community and beyond, this conference offers a rich experience and networking opportunity for professionals both new and experienced in Agile software development and project management.

In today's competitive marketplace, everyone faces growing pressure to innovate and improve. Teams need new tools that encourage and allow for people to reach their maximum potential, and that is exactly what this conference aims to do. Come learn new techniques, explore with a group of like-minded learners, and have fun at the same time! 
Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Description: Currently, in session every Thursday from 3-8pm, the Venture Café alpha is an invitational prototype, with an open invitation extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities around Greater Boston.  
Drop in to chat about what you’re working on and enjoy community events in a warm and welcoming atmosphere!
The Venture Café was created to provide a networking resource for the Boston entrepreneurial and venture capital communities. The café serves as a nexus, helping innovators and entrepreneurs connect and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. Meeting in person establishes the trust that's so crucial to working together, particularly on risky, underfunded projects.
Cafe-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the cafe's Credo ( 
Watch our Twitter feed if you’re interested in news about our progress.
Location:  Venture Cafe @ CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), One Broadway, 4th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

/// Friday April 8
MITX Innovation Awards Submission Deadline
Description: The MITX Innovation Awards celebrates the innovations powering the future of marketing and revolutionizing the way we work and play.
Location: The Award Ceremony will be held in June at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Submit your application online.
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: $25 - $250

/// Weekend Special

4sqDayBoston Pub Crawl to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank

Let's celebrate #4sqDayBoston by pub crawling and checking in to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank!
The Food Bank distributes more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to a network of nearly 600 hunger-relief agencies in 190 communities across Eastern Massachusetts. Eventbrite ticket proceeds will be donated to The Food Bank.
4:00 - 5:00  Red Sky
5:00 - 6:00  The Point
6:00 - 7:00  Sissy K's
7:00 - 8:00  The Hong Kong
Plus, specials at each venue!
Location: Faneuil Hall area.
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $5 donation

///Event of the Week presented by Microsoft NERD 

Why? Selling is a hugely underrated skill and greatly underdeveloped at most startups. Come learn from some of the best...for Free!