April 20th, 2017 by Zach Braiker
We believe that curiosity is an antidote to prevent obsoleteness and stale growth. We believe it so hard that we made curiosity part of our corporate culture, and our daily projects.
Every week we attend events in marketing, science, innovation, creativity, design and investing. We love exploring the subject matter and enjoy sharing with attendees before and after each event. These sessions lead us to discover new relationships, insights, projects and ideas. We know this wouldn’t be possible without Boston’s growing innovation ecosystem, therefore we decided to contribute and the city calendar through a new group initiative.
Earlier this month we launched a space to share and to celebrate the people and ideas we encounter, especially those related to innovation. Using curiosity as a theme, and show&tell as the format, we invited 17 scholars, scientists, investors, professionals and students to join us at an event in our office called: “Curiouser & Curiouser: a casual evening of ideas & innovation.
The ticket fee for each attendee was to bring at least one idea to share with the rest of the group. This idea must matter to them and could be an article, product, initiative, concept, video, website, trend, side project or company.
Each attendee had up to five minutes to share and discuss their idea(s), making for around 90min of innovation-filled conversations. This format was inspired by Thursday’s at Berkman, a group that met at Harvard’s Berkman School to share ideas related to technology and civic life back in the early 2000s.
If you are curious to know what the attendees shared, we included the highlights of the night below:
Offices by day, restaurants by night, the new coworking trend.
Digital immortality: the idea that our brain’s can be transferred into computers
Exclusive funding opportunities for startups developing Life OS
3. Joanne Markow – Your next piece of jewellery might come from a 3D printer
Must-read book, if you want to be a better leader
Your next smartphone should be dumber than ever, for peace’s sake
5. Greg Harris – Remain connected to peers through music, a story of an impromptu, local Steely Dan cover band
6. Gati Dharani – How healthcare is evolving through human factors innovation
9. Juan Montezco – Support organization for teens with HIV
10. Tom Dodge – What if there was a meetup for videographers + vote for ideas to produce?
12. Sadaf Atarod – What if there was a house-sharing app for scientists and by scientists?
Ford makes it easier for your baby to have sweet dreams
Which of these ideas sound more exciting to you? Which of these had you never heard before? We are honored that so many people shared ideas that matter to them, and that through sharing, we’ve developed a trusted community eager to support and collaborate with one another’s initiatives and interests.
That night 17 people walked into our meeting room with at least one idea in their minds. A few hours later, the same 17 people left the room with 20+ new ideas each. If you’re a curious person and interested in attending our future Curiouser and Curiouser events, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org