I’ve just returned to Boston from a nine-day trip spanning 3,000 miles, two cities, and two kick-ass tech conferences. I did it for a sliver of what it *should* have cost and I met a ton of really amazing people along the way.
First, I journeyed to NYC for Techcrunch Disrupt - three days of product demos, awkward panels, and wild(ly male-dominated) after-parties. Next, I booked it to San Fran for the first ever Quantified Self Conference for 48 hours of geeking out at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Baseball season just started again, signaling the end of a very long winter here in Boston! Although we had a freak storm last week, things should be slowly warming up, making it easier to go to all of the great startup networking events and office hours happening every day. This week shows that April means business, with over 40 networking events and office hours scheduled.
Sitting in the Austin airport as I prepare to return to Boston after my first SXSW, I've realized I've just completed a truly one of a kind experience. It sounds cheesy, but it really is unlike anything else and until you go, you really won't understand it. Still, in my effort to share what I know, I'd like to share my lessons learned from a number of rookie mistakes.
It's another great week here in Boston. After last week's craziness of MassChallenge launching, Webinno and Massinno nights, we're onto a quieter week with over 30 networking events and office hours going on. Remember to wear some green for St. Patrick's Day and read on to find out the *can't miss* events of the week!
In the public relations field, everything is about who you know. When I first started I literally had zero connections. Luckily after a few months, I realized how to use web to not only strengthen my connections established through networking events, but to also bring the networking game to the web. Here's my tips on using the internet to help you network!
Who are the faces behind a company? How did the company get started? These are common question you may have about startups you see and hear about. If you don't get a chance to personally meet the founders, you're unlikely to ever know their story. That's what Founder Fridays is all about.
This week we have Sidi Gomes from ParallelCities, a mobile app that will change the way you meet people at events.
It's been 16 incredible months here at Greenhorn Connect and as 2011 has kicked off with a bang, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on where we're headed with the future of Greenhorn Connect. Now that the big question is less about "what is Greenhorn Connect" and more about "what's next for Greenhorn Connect" I'd like to share some of my vision for how we'll be evolving along with the Boston ecosystem in coming months.
Recently I’ve had the opportunity to help a few of my peers and friends look for their next job. Some have been extremely successful while others have had a REALLY hard time finding something that they are passionate and excited to join. Here are a few guidelines to improve your method of finding the next venture to get involved with.