Live from the Café

Live from the Café

Live from the Café is recorded live at Venture Café Cambridge, where innovation is for everyone. Each episode is a recording of a keynote address, panel discussions, interviews, pitches, or other presentation hosted every Thursday at Venture Café Cambridge.Visit us online at venturecafecambridge.org or every Thursday from 3:00-8:00PM at 1 Broadway in Cambridge, Massachusetts.... Show More

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The following panel discussion took place at our Defense Innovation night at Venture Café Cambridge. The panel discusses the role of government labs in defense innovation.

To find out more about our Defense Innovation program, please visit us online at venturecafecambridge.org/defenseinno.

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Moderator: Dr. Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, BAE Systems, Inc.

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The following panel discussion took place at our Defense Innovation night at Venture Café Cambridge. The panel discusses how universities and defense innovators can partner to speed-up industry innovations. Each of the panelists presents their findings on what’s working and what needs to do to improve partnerships with universities.

To find our more about our Defense Innovation program, please visit us online at venturecaf... Read more

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The following panel discussion took place during our Energy Connect conference night. During the session, three entrepreneurs share their stories of building successful Energy and CleanTech companies.

To read about each of the founders, please visit venturecafecambridge.org/energyconnect.



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The following discussion took place during our Energy Connect conference night. During the session, experts from academia, venture capital, and corporate innovation discuss entrepreneurship in energy and clean technology and share their knowledge on what makes an energy venture fail and succeed.

To read about the panelists, please visit venturecafecambridge.org/energyconnect.



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The following is a segment of a Community Talk given by Deniz Johnson entitled “Slaying Bias in AI—An Implementer’s Guide.” In her talk, Deniz explains how to implement AI systems in highly regulated fields, such as finance and insurance. Deniz has been named a FinTech thought leader and Top100 RegTech Influencer.

 

If you’re interested in hosting a community talk, please submit a proposal online at venturecafecambri... Read more

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The following Flash Talk was given by Jake Tamarkin, cofounder and CEO of everyday life. In his talk, Jake explains why life insurance is broken, why you should care, and how you can fix it. Jake has over 20 years of leadership experience at MetLife and Ernst and Young before launching his own startup.

To give your own flash talk at Venture Café Cambridge, submit a proposal on our website at venturecafecambridge.org.

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October 31, 2019 60 min

The following conversation highlights leadership in seed-stage FinTech companies – how is it different when it’s there and what’s missing when it’s not. Founders discuss how an organization leverages the assets of leadership and how startups create an inclusive environment.

The panel features Raven Smith from Jointly, Eilon Shalev from Elphi.io, David Fragale from Arwen.io, and Dipali Trivedi from everyday life.

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With the synergy of finance and technology, Fintech has the potential to disrupt current business practices in many major industries.  Challenges range from cyber-security, regulation, and the potential loss of the human touch.  Opportunities exist for payment systems, banking operations, investment management and financial advisers.  The following panel discussion aims to categorize financial technology opportunities and challe... Read more

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Conventional wisdom often tells Americans that building short-term savings is the key to building wealth. However, due to factors such as income volatility, increasing debt, unexpected expenses, and savings accounts that are failing to meet their needs, Americans are struggling to build an emergency fund and are taking on high-cost debt or dipping into their retirement accounts to address their financial challenges. Before build... Read more

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The following panel discussion took place during our annual Robotics and AI Connect night.

During this session, entrepreneurs discuss innovation in robotics and AI, sharing perspectives on the role and opportunities for research and development in various industries.

The panel features Ken Sutton from Yobe, Byron Stanley from Wavesense, Tina Chen from Activ Surgical, and Eamon Carrig from Autonomous Marine Syste... Read more

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The following keynote address by Bruce Tannenbaum, manager of technical marketing for vision, AI, robotics, and autonomous applications at MathWorks, was given at Venture Café Cambridge’s annual Robotics and AI Connect night. 

In this talk, Bruce Tannenbaum presents key factors for successful projects and illustrates the importance of these factors using case studies from diverse vision applications including automated dri... Read more

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The following Round Robin Discussion took place at Venture Café Cambridge during our annual Robotics and AI Connect Conference. Four experts representing distinct industries present the latest developments and the current applications of AI and Machine learning to their sector of practice. Moderated by Chris Requena, the discussion features Randy Tate of iFlip!, Charis Loveland of ML Assist, and Gaugarin Oliver of CapeStart.

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This fireside chat took place at Venture Café Cambridge during our Founders Over 55 affinity group. The chat was hosted by Danielle Duplin, co-founder of AGENCY, with Rob Kornblum, startup advisor and author of Never Too Late to Startup: How Mid-life Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, Freedom & Purpose.

AGENCY is equal parts coworking, programming, and an international community of innovators to make the aging ... Read more

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Danielle Goldman, co-founder of Open Avenues, speaks about her company's novel approach to high-skilled immigration for companies and employees. In our first feature segment, Danielle discusses the H1B visa lottery and what it takes for small companies to retain foreign-born talent.



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In this community talk, David Orozco and Christopher Davis, cofounders of GenOne Technologies, explore the product development cycle.



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On this episode of Live at the Café, our panel discusses how international companies from emerging economies can scale into the United States, and also how US-based startups can partner and grow in overseas markets.



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During this panel discussions, panelists from retail, transportation, product development, and academia will discuss innovation in the supply chain – both opportunities and challenges – and how the product journey from manufacture to sale will continue to change with advances in technology.

Panelists include: Emma Cosgrove, Supply Chain Reporter, Supply Chain Dive; Dr. Josué C. Velázquez-Martínez, MIT Center for Trans... Read more

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Troy Leshko, Executive Lead of Operations & Logistics for Peapod Digital Labs, gives a keynote address that explores the intersection of the supply chain and e-commerce and how the rapid growth of omnichannel retailing and online shopping is impacting supply chains–at the warehouse, in transportation and logistics, and through the last mile.



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