The Greater Boston area is home to a flourishing entrepreneurial community, and events throughout the region foster growth, innovation, and development. This past week, the Greater Boston area celebrated HUBweek, the second annual fall event that is deemed “A Festival for the Future.” According to the brochure, HUBweek 2016 offered $1.35 million in awards, hosted over 120 events featuring over 200 speakers and artists, and involved over 130 collaborating organizations.
This year HUBweek has three main themes: Ideas to Impact, Intersections, and Inclusive Innovation. Panels and events cover topics such as how startups can engage with MIT, Boston’s new role as the hub for the Internet of Things, and scaling innovative ideas. Beyond entrepreneurship, events will also tackle public policy, civic innovation, arts, and personal wellness.
Friday is also Demo Day, where over 100 Boston-area startups will have the opportunity to showcase their company. Thirty-two companies will even compete in a head-to-head pitch competition. This year the main stage will also feature the Babson Breakaway Challenge where $250,000 will be awarded to a high-potential, women-led business, to promote gender equality in the venture capital industry.
Social and networking events are also a highlight of HUBweek. One highly anticipated social event is brand new this year and called “Brew the Charles.” Local Massachusetts breweries will compete to present their best beverage that was brewed with Charles River water. Attendees will get to sample all of the creations, and a panel of expert tasters will choose the winner.
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