Below please find the resources you’ll find helpful in being part of the club.
Professor John Gallaugher is the Club’s Faculty Advisor: His Hompage has a lot of great resources and you can sign up for his newsletter “The Week In Geek.” You can also Follow Professor Gallaugher on Twitter and you should familiarize yourself with his book Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology.
Boston Area Resources
The Massachusetts Technology Exchange (MITX) Connects the Digital Marketing, Media and Internet Business Community in New England. Keep track of their events and follow them Twitter and other Social Media.
FutureM is an MITX-driven, city-wide event that happens every fall. This community-driven event brings together “the freshest thinkers in marketing, media and technology.”
Mass Innovation Nights is a website coupled with a monthly event designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. Keep track of their events and follow them on Twitter.
Microsoft NERD (New England Research & Development) Center is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Keep track of their events and follow them on Twitter and other Social Media.
Boston.com’s \Business\Technology page has a lot for the technology-minded mba candidate to keep tabs on. Tech blogger Scott Kirsner‘s column The Innovation Economy is a must read, and the \Business\Technology page is filled with links to resources, blogs and event listings. Get out there and network!http://bostinnovation.com is an online news platform focused on creating original content covering Boston’s innovation ecosystem. ‘Nuff said.
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly. Anyone interested in or involved with technology entrepreneurship is welcome to participate and join together to participate in the Forum community. Club leaderships selects 1-2 events per year and encourages attendance amongst it’s members.
Innovation Open Houses are “Tech Trek” style visits to area companies arranged by Scott Kirsner, tech blogger and author of the Boston Globe’s The Innovation Economy. To get involved, join the Innovation Open Houses Facebook Group.
More details – The Innovation Open House Series offers currently-enrolled students the opportunity to visit interesting companies and meet founders and senior executives (primarily in Eastern Massachusetts, though potentially in other parts of New England, too.) The goal is to create connections between students and the region’s innovation economy in an interactive, casual, fun environment. What this isn’t: a job or internship interview… a lecture… part of your coursework/research (unless you want it to be)… boring.
We invite all students at New England schools to join the group to stay up-to-date about events in the series (and have a say about how it is run). Also welcome are employees of companies that plan to host open houses and others who’d like to help spread the word (and shape) the IOH Series.
VentureFizz is a great place to find news about what’s happening in Boston’s technology sector (software, internet, mobile, hardware, cloud computing, security, etc). Their goal is to foster and promote innovation and entrepreneurialism within the Boston tech community. Sign up for VentureFizz newsletter.