Lunch & Learn
Educational Events






Upcoming Lunch & Learns



Onboarding - Tips for Hiring Your First Employees

Presented by Sheila McKinley-Bell and Jules West

When and how to hire your first employees can be one of the biggest challenges for early-stage companies. In this MEWS+ Lunch & Learn you will learn from two experienced Human Resource professionals about their tips for successfully hiring your first employees and making the process a smooth and successful one.

Sheila McKinley-Bell and Jules West



Past Lunch & Learns



Present with Presence - Tune Up your Pitch

You have about 5 seconds to make an impression and five minutes to share your pitch with would-be investors or judges. Join The Bolder Company for this one-hour, fast-paced dive into presenting with presence. Deliver your pitch with confidence as you learn some public speaking "hacks" that help to calm your nerves, focus your energy, and deliver a pitch that lands well with your audience.

The Bolder Company




Business Organization Overview

On April 25th the MEWS welcomes attorney Ted Whittemore to go over the various types of business formations. Ted will cover sole proprietorships, LLCs, S-Corps, C-Corps and more. Not sure which type is right for you? Then this Lunch & Learn is for you.

Ted Whittemore - Murtha Cullina




How to turn your idea for an app into a reality

On March 28th our entrepreneur-in-residence, Tim Laubacher, will be talking about practical steps for turning an idea for an app into reality. Tim will cover how to validate your idea in the market before spending a lot of money, how to ask the right questions when searching for and hiring a developer and more.

Tim Laubacher - Sound Web




Crowdfunding: The New Way to Fund, Turbocharge & Attract Attention to Your Business

We're excited to have Anthony Price, founder of LootScout, coming to speak at out March 14th Lunch & Learn event. Anthony's topic: Crowdfunding: The New Way to Fund, Turbocharge & Attract Attention to Your Business. Anthony Price is the founder and CEO of LootScout, which counsels small businesses how to build a better business and source capital. LootScout is a platform for business to access capital, information and must-have services to build the best businesses on the planet.

Anthony Price - Loot Scout



Immigration Issues 101 for startups and small businesses

The MEWS welcomes attorney Dana Bucin at February 27th's Lunch & Learn. Dana will discuss how to tap international talent, especially in the high-tech fields; how to attract foreign investments in your venture; how to assist international students and graduates in navigating the work visa and green card system; and how to retain foreign talent locally.

Dana Bucin - Murtha Cullina



Susan Danziger (Ziggeo) and Donna Hylton (STEAM Train) share their experiences at the MEWS

Both women's stories captivated the group. Susan shared the story of how she was able to get Ziggeo coded by bartering her bedroom with a coder that wanted to spend some time in New York! Donna shared her deep passion for getting more woman and underrepresented populations into STEM and how she is actually doing it through STEAM Train's programs. The two speakers then answered a series of questions asked by the audience including "What are the most vital steps when planning a business?". Donna responded by saying that, for her, surrounding herself with people that shared her passion and dream was key. Also, finding people that can actually help turn your dream into a reality.

Susan Danzinger and Donna Hylton



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