The Must-Attend Tech and Entrepreneurship Events in Boston 2024

Florencia Papa
Florencia Papa
April 5, 2024
The Must-Attend Tech and Entrepreneurship Events in Boston 2024

What sets Boston apart is not just its illustrious past but also its forward-thinking approach towards embracing the future. The city's diverse landscape, comprising world-class universities, cutting-edge research institutions, and a thriving startup culture, cultivates an environment where creativity thrives and innovation flourishes.

In this vibrant ecosystem, a plethora of technology events cater to the diverse needs of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Whether it's delving into the intricacies of AI and data science, diving headfirst into the fast-paced world of startups, or fortifying defenses against cyber threats, Boston offers an abundance of opportunities for learning, networking, and collaboration.

The tech and entrepreneurship landscape is abuzz with anticipation as we look forward to an exciting lineup of tech events in Boston for 2024. From conferences dedicated to the boldest in artificial intelligence to those that focus exclusively on the entrepreneurial spirit of the east coast, this year promises to be a melting pot of collaboration and skill-building opportunities.


Open Data Science Conference (ODSC East) in 2023

πŸ“… April 23rd – 25th, 2024
🏒 AI & Data Science
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The Open Data Science Conference (ODSC East) is a leading event for those interested in data science and machine learning, featuring an AI Expo and Demo Hall where attendees can meet experts from top AI companies, engage with live demos, and delve into the latest AI advancements. The conference offers hands-on training sessions by experienced instructors in key areas such as LLMs, ML, DL, and NLP, along with certification opportunities for AI practitioners at various levels.

With a selection of passes available, participants can tailor their experience to suit their needs, whether they prefer immersive training, inspirational talks, or a mix of both. ODSC East is also celebrated for its lineup of expert speakers who share insights and strategies in AI, alongside numerous networking opportunities to connect with industry professionals, making it a valuable event for enhancing knowledge and skills in AI.

Women Supporting Women: Navigating Entrepreneurship as a Female Founder

Logos for Center for Women & Enterprise, Startup Boston, and Womenx Innovators

πŸ“… April 24th, 2024
🏒 Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment
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Join Startup Boston, Center for Women & Enterprise, and WomenX Innovators for an inspiring panel discussion, hosted both in-person at CIC Cambridge (245 Main Street) and virtually. This event focuses on practical actions female founders can take to uplift one another and foster success in the entrepreneurial landscape. Topics include unique ways women can support each other in entrepreneurship, strategies for building a support system, and finding and nurturing networks of fellow women founders. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with industry experts and fellow entrepreneurs!

Techstars Startup Weekend Boston

Techstars Startup Weekend Boston

πŸ“… April 26th – 28th, 2024
🏒 Entrepreneurship & Startup Creation
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In just 54 thrilling hours, Techstars Startup Weekend Boston at Harvard Innovation Labs will propel you into the world of entrepreneurship. Dive into the process of turning your idea into a fully-fledged startup. Engage with top investors, co-founders, sponsors, and mentors who will guide you through every step of the journey. Gain valuable insights on refining your concept, crafting business models, identifying target audiences, and effectively marketing your product. By the end of the event, you'll have crafted an MVP ready for showcase. Winners will be awarded exciting prizesβ€”attend the event to find out more!

Navigating Success: Building Your Mentor and Advisor Network as a Founder

πŸ“… May 1st, 2024
🏒 Entrepreneurship & Mentorship
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Join Startup Boston for an insightful panel discussion on navigating success as a founder by building a robust mentor and advisor network. In the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship, guidance and mentorship play crucial roles in steering founders through the challenges and triumphs of building a successful venture. But how do you build this network, and what qualities should you look for in potential mentors or advisors? Their panel will dive into these questions and more, covering topics such as initiating conversations with potential mentors, identifying red flags, and managing relationships with mentors and advisors.

New England Software Symposium 2024

πŸ“… May 3rd – 4th, 2024
🏒 Software Development & Architecture
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Join the definitive conference series for software developers and architects in Boston, MA, at the Four Points by Sheraton. This event offers 90-minute in-depth sessions covering the latest technology trends, tools, software architecture, leadership, and teamwork. Speakers include authors, consultants, open-source developers, and recognized industry experts. Gain insights into evolving technologies, best practices, and effective teamwork strategies to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving software industry. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and network with professionals in the field.

Think 2024

IBM Chairman and CEO, Arvind Krishna, at Think 2023

πŸ“… May 20th – 23rd, 2024
🏒 AI & Hybrid Cloud Solutions
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Presented by IBM, Think 2024 offers a multi-day event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Collaborate with industry, business, and technology experts to explore AI and hybrid cloud strategies unlocking value and sustainable competitive advantage for businesses. Kickstarting on May 20 with IBM Partner Plus Day, the event features keynotes, immersive experiences, networking opportunities, and live demos focused on scaling AI across core business functions and industry needs.

Connect with over 5,000 industry, business, and tech leaders, 150 distinguished speakers, and 1,000 organizations sharing insights and fostering innovation. Explore immersive AI experiences, hybrid cloud architecture, AI governance, cybersecurity, operations, business workloads, foundation models, quantum computing, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to activate your AI for business plans and stay ahead of the competitive curve.

TECHSPO Boston 2024

TECHSPO technology expo

πŸ“… June 10th – 11th, 2024
🏒 Technology Expo
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TECHSPO Boston 2024, returning to The Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel, is a two-day technology expo showcasing the next generation of advances in technology and innovation. Explore exhibits featuring Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech, and SaaS technology, and interact with developers, brands, marketers, designers, and innovators. Attendees will be inspired, educated, and amazed by the evolving technologies shaping the future of businesses. TECHSPO Boston also hosts the DigiMarCon New England Digital Marketing, Media, and Advertising Conference, offering opportunities for learning, networking, and product interaction.

Boston Cybersecurity Conference

πŸ“… June 13th, 2024
🏒 Cybersecurity
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Step into the realm of cybersecurity excellence at the Boston Cybersecurity Conference, where industry vanguards and influential trailblazers converge to share invaluable insights for navigating the ever-shifting landscape of cyber threats. Engage directly with representatives from elite global providers of cybersecurity solutions and immerse yourself in engrossing discussions spanning a diverse spectrum of topics. Admission includes full catering, breakfast, snacks, cocktail networking reception, and access to educational presentations, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and the exhibit hall. Don't miss this pivotal juncture to fortify your organization against cyber adversaries and expand your network within an engaging in-person environment.

InfoQ Dev Summit Boston 2024

InfoQ Dev Summit

πŸ“… June 24th – June 25th, 2024
🏒 Software Development
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Join the InfoQ Dev Summit in Boston for actionable insights and transformative learnings from senior software developers navigating Generative AI, security, modern web applications, and more. Explore topics such as Generative AI, Securing the Software Supply Chain, Scaling Java Applications, and more through technical talks curated by senior developers. Connect with speakers and peers during breaks and social activities at Boston University, George Sherman Union. Don't miss this opportunity to gain practical advice and maximize your ROI on current dev challenges.

Startup Boston Week 2024

Startup Boston Week

πŸ“… September 9th – 13th, 2024
🏒 Startups
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Join Startup Boston Week for five days of connecting with the startup community. With over 100 sessions, 300 speakers, and 7,000+ connections, this event is not to be missed. Whether you're crafting your MVP or raising your Series B, there's content tailored to your needs. Hosted at Suffolk University in Downtown Boston, Startup Boston Week offers a hybrid experience, allowing you to participate either virtually or in-person. Don't miss this opportunity to network with founders, startup employees, mentors, advisors, investors, students, and startup enthusiasts.


HashiConf 23 in San Francisco

πŸ“… October 14th – 16th, 2024
🏒 Cloud Automation
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HashiConf, HashiCorp’s global cloud conference, invites developers, IT leaders, and industry partners to join for 2+ days of conversations on the future of cloud automation. With keynotes, technical sessions, hands-on labs, certifications, social events, and more, attendees will delve into infrastructure and security in the cloud, learn about new product announcements, and gain insights from tech leaders. The event offers three tracks of curated content: Cloud Engineering Track for deepening understanding of HashiCorp products, Business Track for exploring strategic aspects of cloud automation, and Partner Track exclusively for HashiCorp Partner Network members. Attend in-person at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport or virtually for keynotes and select educational sessions. Don't miss this opportunity to advance your skills, network with peers, and stay updated on the latest trends in cloud automation.



πŸ“… October 15th – 17th, 2024
🏒 Data & Analytics
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CDAO Fall is the premier in-person gathering for data and analytics leaders in North America. With over 100 speakers and 250 attendees, this event offers two days of exhibition and three days of conference content and activities. Join data and analytics executives from leading brands across North America to discover the latest trends and challenges facing the data and analytics community. Gain insights, network with industry leaders, and connect with influential technologists and data scientists. Whether you're new to data and analytics or a seasoned leader, CDAO Fall provides valuable insights and takeaways to navigate the evolving landscape of data and analytics. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, network, and shape the future of data and analytics strategy.



Each of these events not only offers a platform to learn from the best in their fields but also to forge connections that could shape the trajectory of your career or business. As we brace ourselves for a year filled with unraveling possibilities, these gatherings in Boston serve as beacons of knowledge, innovation, and community in the bustling world of tech and entrepreneurship. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a burgeoning novice, your presence at these events is your ticket to an inspired and empowered 2024.


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