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February 9, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee - Featuring Pointz
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - Featuring Pointz
February 9, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee - Featuring Pointz
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO’s Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will present for the audience. Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. Program 9:00 AM – Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels 9:30 AM – Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group 9:45 AM – Presentation from Maggie Bachenberg, founder of Pointz, followed by audience Q&A and feedback 10:15-11:00 AM – Open networking About Pointz Pointz is a safety-focused mapping app that helps people on bikes, scooters, and other micromobility vehicles find better ways around cities. Crowdsourcing is used to improve the map and reflect real-time conditions. Pointz pre-rates roads on a 1-5 bike friendliness scale based on complex sets of attributes from available datasets. Then riders can submit rating updates and add additional information to the map like bike lane obstructions, dangerous intersections, and more. About MassChallenge MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org. About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup Group An informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
February 16, 2023
Invention Expo - A Look at the Latest Inventions and Innovations
Thursday Gathering - Celebrating National Inventors' Day
February 16, 2023
Invention Expo - A Look at the Latest Inventions and Innovations
This exciting session is dedicated to showcasing the latest and greatest creations from inventors and innovators around New England. We believe that human creativity and ingenuity have the power to change the world, and our goal is to provide a platform for these brilliant minds to share their ideas with the public. At the Invention Expo, you’ll have the opportunity to see and learn about a wide range of innovative products and technologies. You’ll also get the chance to meet and interact with the talented individuals behind these inventions, and hear their stories of inspiration and determination. Featuring: SB BIOSCIENCE Inc. – Aptamer based diagnostic kits and drug delivery system Promedius Inc. – Provides affordable Medical AI for all Fide – Fide’s blockchain-based background check tool helps companies and individuals gauge the credibility of project or contributor. Lombardi Undersea LLC – Develops a variety of innovative life support systems, primarily for underwater use, though also for respiratory care, and industrial hazmat applications. Smart Sprinkler Systems, Inc. – The WaterSketcher is a patented device under development that is connected to a garden hose and supports highly efficient outdoor water usage. The Olsen Brothers LLC – OpenMotion – High power, modular electric wheel for new forms of personal transportation and electric sport. LabSpinner Inc.– Simple, efficient, quick enrichment of exosomes from various bio liquids. Can be used for therapeutic exosome development, sensitive liquid biopsy for cancer diagnostics.
March 9, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - March 9th
March 9, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
March 16, 2023
Cleantech Open Northeast Kickoff
Thursday Gathering - Offshore Wind & CleanTech Open
March 16, 2023
Cleantech Open Northeast Kickoff
Come see what we have planned for the 2023 Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator cohort, and meet some members of our community! Learn how the accelerator program can help you develop your cleantech venture and how to apply to the accelerator. We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and those interested in joining our growing cleantech community. Agenda About Cleantech Open – meet the Cleantech Open Northeast team and learn about opportunities to be involved. Alumni Introductions- hear from Cleantech Open alumni about their experiences in the program. Entrepreneur Introductions – tell us about yourself and your clean technology & business. To participate in this part of the program, please sign up when you register! Q&A – ask your questions about the program, application process, and more. Networking – meet people in the local ecosystem who are interested in and support  Northeast cleantech entrepreneurs in a wide variety of ways. About Cleantech Open Cleantech Open is the world’s oldest and largest cleantech accelerator and business plan competition. It’s like a mini MBA with expert mentoring and the opportunity to build your professional network. Develop the entrepreneurship skills and business materials to take your startup from lab to market. Compete for $60,000 in cash prizes and over $300,000 in goods and services in the Northeast, plus $70,000 in cash prizes at the national level. Do you have an idea or a promising solution to solve an environmental or energy challenge? You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself to the group and what you’re working on. Cleantech Open provides a comprehensive business development program that includes expert mentors, investor introductions, industry connections, and a chance to compete regionally and nationally for cash prizes and in-kind services to launch your venture. The Cleantech Open early bird application is open NOW through February 28! For more information, read The 2023 Cleantech Open Northeast 1-pager which includes application info & deadlines.
April 13, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - April 13th
April 13, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
May 11, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - May 11th
May 11, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
June 8, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - June 8th
June 8, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
July 13, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - July 13th
July 13, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
August 10, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - August 10th
August 10, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
September 14, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - September 14th
September 14, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO's Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group.Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch. 9:00 AM - Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels9:30 AM - Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group9:45 AM - Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback10:15-11:00 AM - Open networkingAbout MassChallengeMassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup GroupAn informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
October 12, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - October 12th
October 12, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO’s Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group. Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch.  Program: 9:00 AM – Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels 9:30 AM – Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group 9:45 AM – Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback 10:15-11:00 AM – Open networking About MassChallenge MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org. About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup Group An informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
November 9, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - November 9th
November 9, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO’s Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group. Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch.  Program: 9:00 AM – Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels 9:30 AM – Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group 9:45 AM – Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback 10:15-11:00 AM – Open networking About MassChallenge MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.   About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup Group An informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
December 14, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Creators, CTO's and Coffee - December 14th
December 14, 2023
Creators, CTO's & Coffee
Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO’s Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will practice their pitch for the group. Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch.  Program: 9:00 AM – Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels 9:30 AM – Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group 9:45 AM – Featured startup pitch (5 mins max) followed by audience Q&A and feedback 10:15-11:00 AM – Open networking About MassChallenge MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org. About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup Group An informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.
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