Foley Hoag Launches App to Keep Boston’s Technology Community Current on Area Events
App is Available for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry & Android Devices
March 13, 2013
What did you miss today in the business world? For technology entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders, networking events provide access to invaluable contacts that can help turn brilliant ideas into blossoming businesses. That’s why Foley Hoag LLP today unveiled a new calendar app that will help Boston’s burgeoning technology startup community identify and track relevant educational and networking events.
The free app, called TEC Calendar, offers users the convenience of Metro Boston's most comprehensive and up-to-date calendar for technology-related business educational and networking events, in an easily accessible mobile format. The app is available for the iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry® and Android™ devices.
The launch of the TEC Calendar app coincides with the launch event for Foley Hoag’s Technology & Entrepreneurship Collaborative (TEC@FoleyHoag) – a new collaborative located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District that is focused on providing educational and informational resources to tech companies, entrepreneurs and investors. The TEC@FoleyHoag team worked closely with the firm’s client Hard Data Factory to develop the app.
“Foley Hoag has been a leader in the Boston entrepreneur community for more than 40 years, providing first class legal counsel on everything from setting up a corporation and securing venture capital, to building business partnerships, all the way to successful exits,” said Gil Arie, Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Practice and TEC@FoleyHoag. “Between the TEC Calendar app and the TEC@FoleyHoag series of networking events, we are taking our efforts a natural step further by supporting the industry with our own events and offering a virtual ear to the ground on other events they should know about in our community.”
The underlying technology for the TEC Calendar was developed by Hard Data Factory, the second venture of Johnny Monsarrat, founder and first CEO of Turbine, Inc. “When you start a company,” Monsarrat said, “incremental growth is not good enough. You need to find an ally with the power to jumpstart your business. The TEC Calendar app lets you find not just some event, but the event you need for your business to leap forward.”
(TEC@FoleyHoag) was established in 2013 to help support Metro Boston’s thriving technology industry. This collaborative hosts regular 'meet-ups and other educational events with the goal of finding ways to help entrepreneurial “heroes,” leading technology venture capitalists and other industry experts connect and learn from each other. Visit www.foleyhoag.com for additional information or follow the collaborative on Twitter @TEC_FoleyHoag.
About HardData Factory
Hard Data Factory is based in the Boston Globe headquarters (as a separate organization) and supplies the world's largest calendar of high-tech and business networking events to sponsors such as Foley Hoag in major cities across North America. The company was founded by the pioneers who founded and ran Turbine, Inc., the videogames company that makes Lord of the Rings Online and was acquired by Warner Brothers for $160 million in 2010. With two patents in collecting data from public websites, Hard Data Factory also supplies record-breaking lists of sales leads for clients, adds thousands of real followers to client Twitter accounts, and is developing the world's largest arts calendar. See www.harddatafactory.com, www.eventsinsider.com, and @OddBostonEvents.
About Foley Hoag LLP
Foley Hoag provides innovative, strategic legal services to public, private and government clients across the globe. We have premier capabilities in the life sciences, healthcare, technology, energy, professional services and private funds fields, and in cross-border disputes. The diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our lawyers and staff contribute to the exceptional service we deliver to clients ranging from startups to multinational companies to sovereign states. For more information, visit www.foleyhoag.com or follow @FoleyHoag on Twitter.