Posted by: jonplim | December 14, 2009

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge Hosting Sean Ellis this Thursday

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge is excited to host Sean Ellis this Thurs, 12/17, 6pm EST: “Unlocking Your Startup’s Growth.” Come for a presentation and discussion about the key steps required to unlock your startup’s full growth potential. Sean led marketing through NASDAQ IPO filings of LogMeIn and Uproar and later helped bring Xobni to market. He is a highly sought after marketing consultant, and has worked closely with Dropbox, Eventbrite, Grockit, and Lookout. More on Sean and his popular blog at http://startup-marketing.com

Update: Sean’s talk will be available via live-stream through the Pokin’ Holes channel on Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pokin-holes-live) or at the DartBoston website (http://pokinholes.dartboston.com).  Following Sean’s presentation/discussion, Dogpatch Labs Cambridge will be hosting DartBoston’s Pokin’ Holes event at 7:30pm EST — which will be livestreamed as well on the same sites.

DPL Cambridge located at 222 Third St., 4th Floor (Allurent space), Cambridge.  Side entrance elevator goes to 4th floor.

Posted by: jonplim | December 13, 2009

Calling all Technology Finance Execs and Controllers

Attention all controllers and finance executives in the technology space! Dogpatch Labs Cambridge is holding Recruiting Office Hours (Wed, 12/16, 1-5pm) and scheduling 30-minute blocks to meet great folks from the space. If you are interested in meeting, Lindsay Barnett will represent Polaris (director of portfolio recruiting) and you can contact her directly at lbarnett@polarisventures.com.  More at: http://bit.ly/7POtlQ

Posted by: RyanSpoon | December 10, 2009

Announcing Dogpatch Labs New York

Polaris Venture Partners today announced that it is opening its third “open source startup lab,” Dogpatch Labs New York, which will be located at 36 East 12th Street in New York City.



Dogpatch Labs New York joins Dogatch Labs in San Francisco and Cambridge, Massachusetts, highlighting Polaris Venture Partners’ continued commitment to working with early stage entrepreneurs and founders as they conceive and launch startups. Like its counterparts, Dogpatch Labs New York will be a “frat house for geeks,” offering space, connectivity, coffee and food in a fun, open environment. Dogpatch Labs is much more than a physical space – it is a community of like minded entrepreneurs who share a spirit of “open source entrepreneurship” — the idea that, particularly at the very earliest of stages, entrepreneurs benefit from fostering connection points with other entrepreneurs and startups.

Investment or other formal affiliation with Polaris is not required in order for entrepreneurs to be considered to join the Lab.

Dogpatch Lab’s objectives include the fostering of collaboration, the cross-pollination of experiences and the exchange of ideas amongst entrepreneurs. So, in addition to a workspace, the Lab will routinely be used as a meeting place — for dinner events, brown bag lunch talks, workshops, conferences, hackathons, symposia and good ole’ pizza and beer nights. Topics will include Web and Viral Marketing, “new school” Leveraged Sales Models, “Lean Startup” philosophies, and just networking.


The addition of Dogpatch Labs New York creates a unique ability to facilitate connections and communication amongst members of all three locations. The Dogpatch Labs Network will enable the sharing of best practices and will expose local entrepreneurs to the people and companies driving innovation across the country.

The New York metropolitan area is alive with many first time and repeat entrepreneurs conceiving and building consumer internet, cloud computing and life science businesses. Reflecting Polaris Venture Partners’ diversified investment strategy, Dogpatch Labs welcomes entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Since its inception Polaris Venture Partners has been an active investor in the New York area in companies across multiple sectors and stages. Current investments include Modelinia, Phreesia, Roundbox, Heavy, WHI Solutions and Ascend Health. Current investments in other regions include Automattic (the Company behind WordPress), Quantcast, LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LMI), JibJab, LOLapps, Art.com and LegalZoom.

Posted by: jonplim | November 11, 2009

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge Sponsoring Eric Ries events

Dogpatch Labs is pleased to be sponsoring two events featuring Eric Ries, author of “Startup Lessons Learned.” 

  1. The first event will be at MIT on November 19 from 6:30-8:30pm, called “Lean Startup: a Disciplined Approach to Imagining, Designing, and Building New Products”.  As a sponsor, we have a limited number of free tickets. Please RSVP to dogpatchlabs@polarisventures.com if interested.  More info at http://theleanstartuptalkmit.eventbrite.com
  2. The second event will be a Lean Startup lunchtime workshop at Dogpatch Labs Cambridge on Friday, November 20, from 11:30-1:30.  RSVP to dogpatchlabs@polarisventures.com today as space is very limited!

More on Eric Ries below:

Eric Ries is the well known author of the blog Lessons Learned.  He was the co-founder and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU, his third startup.  He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups including pbWiki, Smule, 750i and KaChing. Eric will discuss the Lean Startup concept.

There will be a Google Wave meetup at Dogpatch Labs on Pier 38 this Thursday evening.  If you are interested in attending in person, please RSVP either on meetup.com at http://www.meetup.com/sfgwmg/calendar/11463087/ or via email to Mark Condon with Twilio at mcondon @ twilio.com

For the rest of the Dogpatch community not in San Francisco, you can participate via the live stream (see link to live stream video and schedule below – note that the presentations start at 7:00pm PST / 10:00pm EST).

Link to live stream video: http://blog.twilio.com/live.html

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Posted by: jonplim | October 14, 2009

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge Housewarming Party

A reminder that Dogpatch Labs Cambridge is having a Housewarming Party on Thursday, October 15th, from 6-8pm to welcome ourselves to the neighborhood and meet some folks like yourself.  We’d love to have you join us!

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge is located at 222 Third Street, 4th Floor, in Cambridge (Kendall Square).

Posted by: jonplim | October 8, 2009

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge Office Hours

Due to travel, Dogpatch Labs Cambridge office hours this week will not be on Thursday as usual, but will instead be on Friday from 2-5pm.

Posted by: RyanSpoon | September 29, 2009

Dogpatch Labs’ New Facebook Page: Become a Fan!

We are excited to announce our new Dogpatch Labs Facebook Fan Page!  For Dogpatch Labs, we are using the Dogpatch Labs Facebook Page to manage content, events and (of course) fans. We used Sprout (a Polaris portfolio and San Francisco company) to build our custom Facebook page. Sprout has a tool to create and manage pages efficiently and within the FBML environment. The page pulls in dynamic content from Twitter, our blog, the event stream, etc.

You can learn more about Sprout’s Facebook solution on their Fan Page. I encourage you to also check out the Dogpatch Labs Facebook page (and become a fan!)

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Posted by: RyanSpoon | September 21, 2009

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge: Housewarming Party and Office Hours

We are excited to announce that Dogpatch Labs Cambridge is having a little Housewarming Pizza Party on Thursday, October 15th, from 6-8pm to welcome ourselves to the neighborhood and meet some folks like yourself. We’d love to have you join us!

Also, office hours at Dogpatch Labs Cambridge will begin on Friday, September 25th, from 2-5pm. Regular office hours will begin the following week on Thursday afternoons from 2-5pm, and will include coffee, snacks, and good conversation. Come by to meet Polaris, Dogpatch residents, solicit feedback on your latest project, get a tour of the Lab, etc.

Office hours are entirely open and drop-ins are welcome (but you can also feel free to let us know ahead of time).

Dogpatch Labs Cambridge is located at 222 Third Street, 4th Floor, in Cambridge (Kendall Square) and you can learn more here. For more information on Dogpatch Labs, follow us on:

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Posted by: RyanSpoon | September 18, 2009

Dogpatch Labs San Francisco Office Hours: Wednesday Mornings

We are excited to announce office hours at Dogpatch Labs San Francisco starting Wednesday, September 23rd. Office hours will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9am-11:30am and include coffee, bagels and good conversation. Come by to meet Polaris, Dogpatch residents, solicit feedback on your latest project, get a tour of the Lab, etc.

Office hours are entirely open and drop-ins are welcome (but you can also feel free to let us know ahead of time).

Dogpatch Labs San Francisco is located at Pier 38 on Embarcadero and you can learn more here. For more information on Dogpatch Labs, follow us on:

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