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HubWeek Open Doors: Union Square

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Open Doors is a celebration of the innovation happening in different corners of this city – places where new ideas are percolating, businesses are emerging, and communities are growing.

Union Square, Somerville has long been known as a buzzing hotspot for creative experimentation, robotics, and amazing food. Recently, this bustling neighborhood has been leading the charge to redefine entrepreneurship, too.

Join us at Bow Market for an afternoon designed to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us and give you creative and effective tools to tell your story. No matter where you are on your path — new graduate, first-time founder, or a seasoned business owner — this curated collection of talks and activities will help you build momentum for your journey:

  • Get personalized advice from seasoned entrepreneurs at one-on-one speed mentoring sessions
  • Learn how to perfect your pitch and refine your story with a public speaking workshop
  • Polish your website and social channels with a new headshot
  • Get the scoop on starting and running your own business from a wide range of new and long-time entrepreneurs
  • Make connections over complementary brews from Remnant Brewing and food from Bow Market’s Nibble


The schedule at a glance:

Full schedule of Open Doors Union Square events

The session details:

Perfect Your Pitch: Public Speaking Seminar

4:00 – 4:45 PM | Workshop | The Comedy Studio

Learn what it takes to speak in front of — and connect with — a crowd, plus creative ways to give your pitch, tell your story, and deliver presentations for maximum impact. Liquid courage provided.

  • Rick Jenkins, owner, The Comedy Studio

Portrait Mode: Headshot Photoshoot

4:00 – 5:30 PM | Photoshoot | Canopy Room

A polished, up-to-date headshot is a key part of telling your story, especially online – and we’re here to help. Book a five-minute photo session with personal branding photographer Jenn Márquez and receive a free digital image to use on your website, social media channels, or resume. Space is limited. We’ll reach out to registrants beginning June 10 to schedule individual time slots.

Non-Traditional Paths to Entrepreneurship

4:45 – 5:30 PM | Panel | The Comedy Studio

Entrepreneurship can be overwhelming – each step comes with a unique set of questions, hurdles, and milestones. Thankfully, the path has been paved by an amazing community of people willing to share their stories. Hear from a panel of serial entrepreneurs, rookies, and business veterans on how to tackle the one-of-a-kind challenges that come with forging your own path in business.

  • Moderated by Lauren Friel, owner, Rebel Rebel
  • Matt Boyes-Watson, owner, Bow Market
  • Three Bow Market business owners in food, art, and retail

Eat, Drink, & Get Connected

5:30 – 7:30 PM | Meet-up | Remnant Brewing

Celebrate the HubWeek community with a meet-up at Remnant Brewing. Grab a complementary beer from Remnant Brewing and snack on complementary samples from Bow Market’s Nibble.

Ask an Expert: Speed Mentoring

6:15 – 7:15 PM | Interactive | Bow Market Courtyard

You’ve got questions. Our mentors have answers. In this lightning round of “speed mentoring,” you’ll get eight minutes to ask entrepreneurship experts your burning questions — from how to start a business, to scaling your brick and mortar, to the best coffee spots for all-nighters. Space is limited. We’ll reach out to registrants beginning June 10 to schedule individual time slots.

  • Matt Boyes-Watson, owner, Bow Market
  • Val Bee, owner, LIR Producions
  • More mentors to be announced
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Monday, June 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA
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