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YEC Event Recap: YEC Connections Boston at INBOUND

shama-andrew-colin YEC Members Andrew Kucheriavy, Shama Hyder and Colin McGuire | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

YEC members and guests -- along with the YEC team -- mingled in the Watermark Seaport building in Boston's Innovation District last Wednesday. YEC Connections gathered a great crowd of successful entrepreneurs alongside HubSpot's annual INBOUND event.

The group filled the colorful, modern space and spilled out onto a newly renovated patio overlooking Boston's Seaport neighborhood. Watermark Seaport, our venue for the evening provided by Nathan Property Advisors, is a collection of luxury high-rise rental apartments, offering everything from efficient studios to modern three-bedrooms, as well as penthouses and unique lofts. Our partners at AndelaHawke Media, and Sandler Training sponsored the event, while Cape Ann Brewing Co. provided beer.

watermark Watermark Seaport Managers enjoyed hosting YEC, offering tours of the innovative building during the event | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

Attendees ranged from Boston-area locals to those in town for INBOUND, the 14,000+ strong marketing and sales event. This included select YEC members who were speaking at INBOUND, giving talks on branding, sales, marketing, leadership and more alongside other speakers including Gary Vaynerchuk, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alec Baldwin.

YEC announced an exciting partnership with Hubspot, featuring Kim Walsh, Global Director of Hubspot for Startups and Dan Tyre, employee #6 and Sales Director at Hubspot. With this new partnership, both new and existing Hubspot clients will have access to between 10-30 percent off Hubspot services as YEC members. YEC members can check out details of the deal, here.

YEC co-founder and COO Ryan Paugh with Kim Walsh and Dan Tyre of Hubspot after the partner announcement. | Photo Credit Pretty Instant

With the mix of both YEC members, invited entrepreneurs and our partners of the evening, it was a great group of people together in one room, celebrating entrepreneurship amongst the best minds in the industry. A few of the YEC members in attendance included Colin McGuire of ViroCart, Shama Hyder of The Marketing Zen GroupJeremy Goldberg of Cape Ann Brewing Company, Brian Chiou of OrboseEnrico Palmerino of Botkeeper, Brennan White of CortexBen Jabbawy of Privy, Andrew Kucheriavy of Intechnic, Richard Lorenzen of Fifth Avenue Brands, Chad Rogers of Lemonlight, Paul-Anthony Surdi of the Academy of Responsible Tattooing, and Brandon Houston of Switch Video.

Guests took advantage of having event partners in the room by redeeming free consultations from Hawke Media, your outsourced CMO, and chatting with the Andela team to strategize extending their tech teams with world-class developers.

Team YEC hosted in their HQ city, connecting with members more personally at the event | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

Guests were also able to meet and mingle with the YEC team, including YEC co-founder and COO Ryan Paugh, YEC Community Director Cassandra Sousa, and members of our in-house editorial team.

The event included a selection of amazing food, including shaved steak sandwiches and thick cut bacon, catered by Del Frisco's. Vice Cream offered a table full of incredible ice cream flavors, while the founders of Farmer Willie's served their one-of-a-kind alcoholic ginger beer. Wanderlush provided further drinks, including craft cocktails and wine. To top it off, the evening also featured a specialty "pumpkin beer bar" with Cape Ann Brewing Co's Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout among other seasonal choices.

YEC member Jeremy Goldberg hosting his pumpkin beer bar, featuring cinnamon sugar rims | Photo Credit: Pretty Instant

Pretty Instant provided the photography, and you can check out the full gallery of pictures from the evening, here.

YEC Members: Don't forget to check out events.yec.co to find out about upcoming events in your city.