Let’s continue our series of networking dinners with a visit to Gustazo, 2067 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, on 3/10 at 6:00. This restaurant serves delicious Cuban cuisine and is conveniently located outside Porter Sq. for members of both AE and the Job Club Evening Group to come together and socialize. Meet in person some friends previously known to you only on e-mail and social media! Make contacts who can give you ideas for career development Meet potential customers for your small business.
This event is free and there is parking behind the building.
Arriving via public transportation? T riders can take the #77 bus from Arlington to Walden St., which intersects Mass. Ave. between Russell and Hadley. From the south, ride the Red Line to Porter and walk north on Mass. Ave. to #2067, or take the #77 from Harvard Station to Walden St.
Happy February, all! I’m delighted to report that I am basically in remission from my pemphigus (what’s pemphigus? Click here to find out!) and, with the exception of some sensitivity in my tongue, am out of the woods. I got a thumbs up from my doctor a few days ago and am slowly being withdrawn from one of my two immuno-suppressant drugs.
To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be hosting a Coffee at Cafe Nero networking event on Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 pm. It’s been a while since I’ve been up to hosting events, so I hope you’ll join us to relax, to network and to celebrate! Click here for more information and to register
There is one other event I’d like you all to know about. There’s a wonderful organization for older entrepreneurs who establish businesses. Appropriately, it’s called Founders over 55 and they’ll be hosting a Meetup on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 pm. The location will be the Venture Cafe at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square.
Founders over 55 describes itself this way:
“We are a collegial community of encore entrepreneurs (first-timers, serial, solopreneurs, et al) who come together to help each other build great companies.
We are dedicated to exploring and supporting the unique needs of founders who believe our age is an asset, not a stigma. The Club connects you to people and resources to help you along your journey: to kickstart a new venture, get access to capital/collaborators/customers, manage and mentor multigenerational teams, balance work/life/health/wealth, keep current with skills and trends, and frame a counter-narrative to ageism.
Above all, we celebrate you, and all the founders who bring their unique lifelong experiences and wisdom to the wild ride of launching and growing an enterprise.
We got the ball rolling with two enthusiastic well-attended meetups thanks to generous support from AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer & Aging Better (coworking space and business support for companies focused aging & longevity at the CIC: Cambridge Innovation Center) and with the VentureCafe (a weekly gathering of innovators across all sectors and stages every Thursday night at CIC’s worldwide).”