Be a part of HUBweek 2016

HUBweek is an opportunity to beat the drum for Boston, to celebrate the inspiring and world-changing work being built and imagined here, to be a part of something bigger. Our 2016 open call has now closed, but you can still enter a HUBweek competition, contribute space or nominate a speaker, or join our email list to stay updated on the latest opportunities that will be announced in June. Limited 2016 sponsorship opportunities are remaining, please contact JoinUs@HUBweek.org to learn more.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Shoot us a note at joinus@HUBweek.org.

  • In 2015, over 70 collaborating organizations, including startups, non-profits, companies and cultural organizations, contributed content, talent and expertise that showcased this region’s strengths and helped make HUBweek’s inaugural year such an outrageous success. Together, we convened 46,000 attendees at over 106 events. Here’s a sampling of some of last year’s collaborations.
  • Uber mentoring

    UberMENTOR

    HUBweek and Uber partnered to bring free advice on wheels to Greater Boston through the first-ever UberMENTOR. With over a dozen founders, investors and business leaders serving as mentors, mentees had a chance to request a 15 minute UberMENTOR ride to connect, seek advice and share their idea. Read more.

  • Celebrate Boston

    Celebrate Boston

    The MITX Future Leaders Group convened 30+ local tech companies, non-profit organizations and startups to take over WeWork South Station. Participating companies used creative and interactive tactics to showcase their company, culture and ideas and welcomed 2,000 attendees throughout the night. Watch the video.

  • Women in tech

    Women in Tech Story Slam

    Launchsquad and Microsoft partnered to host a Women in Tech Story Slam featuring an all-star lineup of leaders including Daphne Zohar, Julia Austin, Cynthia Breazeal, Laura Fitton, Sheela Subramanian, and C.A. Webb, who shared stories of collaborations that could only have occurred in Boston, followed by Q&A and networking. Read some of the advice shared by the storytellers.

  • Interested in what our 2015 collaborators had to say?

    • 87% created new relationships or partnerships
    • 67% "absolutely" attracted new audiences because of HUBweek
    • Over 82% are interested in participating again
  • Innovation Village Stroll

    Innovation Village Stroll

    Greentown Labs hosted an Innovation Village Stroll, with open houses around Ames Business Park in Somerville including companies from Greentown Labs, Artisan’s Asylum, Aeronaut Brewery and more showcasing their work with the community. See some photos from the event.

  • Workbeat

    WorkBeat

    CBT curated a pop-up community at Atlantic Wharf to explore what it means to live, work and play in Boston. With free yoga, General Assembly classes, music and food, WorkBeat was a creative and multifaceted afternoon. Read the highlights.

  • Inside Kendall Square

    Inside Kendall Square

    HUBweek and the Kendall Square Association invited 20+ collaborating organizations to build a day full of creative programming that included a digital health fair, a dialogue between an artist and scientist on beauty, a live demo of urban beekeeping, a jellyfish block party and much more. Read more about the neighborhood activation here.

  • Economic Growth

    Economic Growth for All

    The US Conference of Mayors and Roxbury Community College convened a forum on on how to promote an inclusive innovation economy at Economic Growth for All, with remarks by Harvard President Drew Faust and a panel of Mayors from across the country including Mayor Setti Warren of Newton. Learn more about the big questions addressed.

  • Converse Rubber Tracks

    Converse Rubber Tracks Jamathon/Hackathon

    Converse Rubber Tracks and Indaba hosted an all day hackathon/jamathon. Developers built new technology applications utilizing the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library API, while musicians rotated through 7 individual recording session in the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio to create a new collaborative danceworthy track, "I Don't Wanna," by producer Obey City. Listen to "I Don't Wanna."

  • Beantown Throwdown

    Beantown Throwdown

    The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge hosted the third annual Beantown Throwdown, a competition among student-led startups from 9 Boston-area colleges and universities. After a fireside chat led by Scott Kirsner, one winner was crowned by the audience received over $12K in in-kind legal services, office space and other services. Read about the winner, PICC Perfect.

  • Innovating the Food Economy

    Innovating the Commonwealth's Food Economy

    Fresh Truck and CommonWealth Kitchen opened their doors for an afternoon of Innovating the Commonwealth’s Food Economy, including live demos with local food entrepreneurs, hands-on workshops and a free community meal. See photos from the event.