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January 2014
Free

LinkedIn For Professional Development

01/17/2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workbar Boston, 711 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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At our inaugural Startup Stir event (then called Beer & Learn) we discussed “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of LinkedIn. We determined what type of photo will makes a profile look most legitimate and even critiqued the profiles of our audience volunteers.  Guest speaker Ronjon Bhattacharya, owner of Kendall Staffing, provided valuable insight on what staffing companies look for when evaluating candidates on Linkedin. Our attendees walked away with a better understanding of how to maximize their professional…

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February 2014
Free

Blogging for Your Business

02/20/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Workbar Boston, 711 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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At our highly anticipated second event, Andrew Percey, owner of Boston-based Prometheus Internet Marketing covered “Blogging for Your Business”. He highlighted the benefits of social media, and blogging for any business and went in depth on topics such as Search Engine Optimization, blog content and consistency, blog marketing and promotional tips. Whether you already have a blog for your business and are looking for tips, or can’t find the words to say quite just yet, come grab a beer and…

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March 2014
Free

Personal Branding

03/19/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Personal Branding with Sarah Dussault This month Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host fitness expert and YouTube sensation Sarah Dussault of SarahFit.com.  With over 120 million views on YouTube, Sarah's spent her career helping people get fit and stay motivated.  She's been featured in Self, Women's Health, Men's Health, Glamour, Shape.com, FitnessMagazine.com, Boston Magazine and more! This rockstar Bostonian is a published author and personal brander extraordinaire.  She'll be sharing tips on how to establish and maximize your brand online.  Special…

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April 2014
Free

Media & PR Management

04/24/2014 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Media & PR Management with George Donnelly, Executive Editor of the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech This month Beacon Hill Partners is proud to host George Donnelly, Executive Editor of the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech.  Whether you've got a business you're just starting and need to get the attention of the press or you're a full-fledged operation needing to manage a crisis, public relations and media management is critical to your organization's success.  George will be sharing tips from…

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May 2014
Free

The Creative Process with Roger Rabbit Creator Gary K. Wolf

05/15/2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The Creative Process with Gary Wolf, Author, Creator of Roger Rabbit This month Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host author, screenwriter, lecturer and entertainment consultant Gary Wolf to talk about the entrepreneur's creative process and following through on your dreams. Gary's best known for developing the story and characters behind the 1988 Academy Award-winning Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg blockbuster film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  With the tenacity to withstand 110 publisher rejections and a fateful phone call from Roy Disney, Gary's vision…

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June 2014
Free

Getting Funded with Jo Tango

06/12/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Getting Your Startup Funded with Venture Capitalist Jo Tango This month Beacon Hill Partners is very excited to welcome seasoned venture capitalist and passionate entrepreneurial advisor, Jo Tango. Jo is the founder of Boston-based Kepha Partners.  He previously spent nearly 9 years as a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners.  He has invested in the e-commerce, search engine, Internet ad network, wireless, supply chain software, storage, database, security, on-line payments and data center virtualization spaces. Jo attended Yale University (B.A., summa cum…

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July 2014
Free

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Meet Steve Grossman

07/17/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Steve Grossman This summer Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a 4 part series with candidates vying to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - the Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.  We're asking - If elected, what will you do to foster the innovation economy and help startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed?   Each candidate will speak independently on their candidacy, their plans for small business development and their support…

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Free

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Meet Jeff McCormick

07/24/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Jeff McCormick This summer Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a 4 part series with candidates vying to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - the Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.  We're asking -  If elected, what will you do to foster the innovation economy and help startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed?   Each candidate will speak independently on their candidacy, their plans for small business development and their…

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August 2014
Free

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Meet Don Berwick

08/07/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Don Berwick This summer Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a 4 part series with candidates vying to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - the Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.  We're asking -  If elected, what will you do to foster the innovation economy and help startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed?   Each candidate will speak independently on their candidacy, their plans for small business development and their support…

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Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Meet Charlie Baker

08/21/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Charlie Baker This summer Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a 4 part series with candidates vying to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - the Startup Stir Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.  We're asking -  If elected, what will you do to foster the innovation economy and help startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed?   Each candidate will speak independently on their candidacy, their plans for small business development and their…

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September 2014
$10

Startup Stir Foodie Forum

09/18/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How to Launch a Foodie Startup An evening of Food and Fun with Local Foodie Founders, Brewmasters, Chick Pea Lovers, Restaurateurs and More! This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a panel discussion with some of Boston's best chefs, restaurateurs, distillers, brewmasters, direct-to-grocery food product makers and more!  If you've ever dreamt of turning your foodie passions in to a business, this is an event you won't want to miss.   Best of all - as our panelists share their…

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October 2014
$10

Engaging Fans Via Social Media

10/16/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Engaging Fans with Social Media This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a forum on social media for fan engagement. If you're starting a new venture or energizing an old one, online fan engagement can make or break your marketing efforts.  Are you emotionally connecting with your fans?  Are you meeting them at the times and on the platforms where they want to hear from you?  Are you retaining, engaging and converting your fans in to customers? To get to…

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November 2014
$10

Selling Online – How to Launch an eCommerce Startup

11/13/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Selling Online - Launching an eCommerce Startup This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another great Startup Stir!  We've brought together a panel of digital commerce experts to chat about launching and scaling an eCommerce startup.  From launching a successful Kickstarter to Clicks & Mortar, we're diving deep. Do you have a great product but don't know how to reach the masses?  Are you already working on an eCommerce venture and want to learn best practices from some of Boston's…

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December 2014
$10

Eat Local. Drink Local. Shop Local.

12/11/2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Eat Local, Shop Local A Startup Stir Holiday Popup Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host a very special Startup Stir Holiday Affair - Eat Local, Drink Local, Shop Local. We're featuring a selection of the best locally made and sold goods from the Greater Boston area. You'll hobnob with local startup founders, browse their wares, sample local libations and have a chance to win a selection of great door prizes. Best of all, each ticket gets you $10 off a…

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February 2015
$10

‘Appy Hour – Mobile Trends & Monetization

02/19/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coalition Coworking, 101 Arch St., 19th Floor
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host an exciting forum on one of the highest growth tech sectors - mobile and app development. Across all digital platforms, the mobile-only user base is growing at 9x the growth rate of mixed mediums. 85% of developers and publishers monetize their apps. Let's find out how these successful developers are making it happen! To get to the bottom of this, we've assembled an expert panel of app developers, big data app…

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March 2015
$10

An Evening of Entrepreneurship

03/12/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
C-Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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An Evening with Boston's Most Enterprising Women This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir. On March 12th, we're hosting some of Boston's most innovative founders, investors and academics - all entrepreneurs...who happen to be women. From 6:30 to 7, TheBostonCalendar.com is providing a complimentary wine bar as we celebrate National Women's History Month and the 2015 International Women's Day theme of "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity". From 7 to 8, we'll sit down…

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April 2015
$10

Startups Hacking Fitness

04/23/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Startups Hacking Fitness A Night with Boston's Fitness Startups  This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir.  On April 23rd, we're honoring the 119th running of the Boston Marathon and chatting with some Boston area fitness founders - from time saving apps to the hottest new gyms, we've got you covered. From 6:30 to 7, we'll enjoy light refreshments.  From 7 to 8, we'll sit down at Workbar Cambridge to get a dispatch from the…

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May 2015
$10

Pitch It to Win It: Startup Showcase

05/21/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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TICKETS Pitch It to Win It Startup Showcase Featuring 10 emerging startups pitching for your vote This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir.  On May 21st, we're hosting some of Boston's most innovative emerging startups.  These fledging firms will pitch to win swag and prizes from The Boston Red Sox, Amazon Web Services, Boloco and more.  Winners will be selected from audience choice and industry expert guest judges. Guest Judges: Aaron Radez Managing Director…

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June 2015
$10

Bootstrapping

06/25/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coalition Coworking, 101 Arch St., 19th Floor
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir. We're sitting down with some experts and entrepreneurship and talking bootstrapping. This interactive and audience driven session will cover ground on creating a minimum viable product to testing iterations of your offer, guerrilla marketing, failing early and scaling up.

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July 2015
$10

Launching A Foodie Startup

07/30/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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We're breaking bread to talk food, beverages, restaurants & more This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir.  On July 30th, we're hosting some of Boston's most innovative chefs, restaurateurs, foodie experts and business leaders to get behind the scenes of how it's done.

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August 2015
$10

Guerrilla Marketing for Startups

08/27/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
C-Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Tips and Tricks to Build Traction for Less This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir. On Augut 27th, we're hosting some of Boston's most innovative marketing experts to talk about gaining traction with a limited marketing budget. You'll meet marketing directors from UBER, MassChallenge, members of the startup community and Inc. Magazine marketing columnist Larry Kim. Sip in style with Mad Men inspired cocktails from Angel's Envy bourbon. From 6:30 to 7,…

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September 2015
$25

Boston Startup Founders Forum

09/24/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Startup Stir Founders Forum: Up Close & In-Depth with Boston's Most Innovative Founders This month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir.  We're hosting some of the country's most innovative startup founders and business leaders in a very special multi-city Startup Stir Founders Forum.   From 6:30 to 7, you'll enjoy heavy hor d'oeuvres and complimentary libations as you hob nob with founders, investors and academics.  From 7 to 8, we'll sit down at the beautiful WeWork…

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November 2015
$10

Social Entrepreneurship – Startup Stir Boston

11/12/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street
17th Floor, MA 02109 United States
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Next Thursday we're hosting some of Boston's most influential startup founders and change makers in a very special Social Entrepreneurship event. RSVP: www.startupstirbosnovember2015.eventbrite.com

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January 2016
$10

Getting Funded: A Venture Capital Fireside

01/21/2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oficio, 30 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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A Venture Capital Fireside Chat Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting year of Startup Stir programming.  On January 21st, we're hosting some of Boston's most influential angel investors and venture capitalists to talk about how you can take your startup to the next level. From 6:30 to 7, we'll enjoy complimentary winter warmers from Buffalo Trace Distillery as we hobnob with founders, investors and academics.  From 7 to 8, we'll sit down at Oficio in Back Bay…

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February 2016
$10

Getting Connected: Finding The Resources You Need to Succeed

02/16/2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Pospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Finding the Resources & Community You Need to Succeed Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting Startup Stir program. On February 16th, we're chatting with some of Boston's most influential startup leaders and community connectors to talk about how you can gain access to the tools, resources and connections you need to succeed. From 6:30 to 7, we'll enjoy complimentary beverages from Deep Eddy Vodka as we hob nob with founders, investors and academics. From 7 to 8,…

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