BerkleeICE Events

At Berklee, every career is a start-up. And every start-up needs inspiration. BerkleeICE presents a number of events and lecture series throughout the year that feature innovative leaders and thinkers from the worlds of business, creativity, and technology. All events are open to the entire Berklee community and to students of all universities unless otherwise specified. Learn, interact, and be inspired. 

Upcoming Events

HackingFutbol: The Soundtrack of Copa America

Saturday / March 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Build the viral marketing campaign and online platform for 80 million fans of "the beautiful game" and win up to four paid summer internships or jerseys signed by Messi, Neymar, Suarez and more.

Admission: Free

The Music Startup Academy

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 4:45 p.m.

General Assembly

BerkleeICE brings the Music Startup Academy to the Berklee community. Participants will learn the ins and outs of licensing and business development as well as get the chance to pitch their music product to business development experts.

Admission: $39 with discount code / $75 general admission

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Past Events

Music Tech Meetup in Cambridge

Music Tech Meetup

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.

Cafe 939

BerkleeICE brings the Music Tech Meetup to Cafe 939 for students and the public to network, get involved in the startup scene, and hear student-led  pitches. 

Admission: Free

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BerkleeICE at Entrepalooza 2015

Wednesday / March 25, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.

The Royale

BerkleeICE takes part in the innovation community's largest showcase of startup resources and facilities. 

Admission: Free with registration

Juma Speaking

BerkleeICE Creative Catalyst Series: Exploring the Interplay of Music and Science

Monday / March 23, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

Cafe 939

The first event in BerkleeICE's Creative Catalyst series pairs world-renowned scientists and musicians on stage to discuss the interplay between science, entrepreneurship, and music. 


Bertis Downs

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Bertis Downs

Thursday / February 19, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

BerkleeICE hosts Bertis Downs, famed manager to R.E.M. throughout the band’s storied 30-year career, a distinguished lawyer, and pioneering educator.

Admission: Free

Social Entreprise Conference 2015

Sunday / February 15, 2015 / 11:30 a.m.

Harvard Business School

BerkleeICE's Panos Panay moderates a panel on leadership, art, and social change at this year's Social Enterprise Conference. 

Admission: SOLD OUT

Ruth Blatt

CANCELED: Ruth Blatt: What Rockers Can Teach Startups

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.
BerkleeICE presents Ruth Blatt, a Forbes contributor, discussing what rockers can teach startups. 

Admission: Free

IE and BerkleeICE Presentations at WeWork

Friday / December 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

WeWork Fort Point

Student teams from IE University in Madrid, Spain, and BerkleeICE present their final pitches to a panel of judges at WeWork.

Admission: free

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Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Rich Goodstone

Thursday / December 11, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Rich Goodstone, a key figure behind the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and cofounder of experience architects Superfly, is this month's guest for the BerkleeICE Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series.

Admission: Free

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Berklee Startups Present at MIT Enterprise Forum

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 5:30 p.m.

District Hall

Berklee students join peers from Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and more to deliver brief business pitches in the hope of winning prizes aimed at developing startup businesses. 


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BerkleeICE at Harvard xDesign

Saturday / November 8, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Harvard Business School

Panos Panay, managing director of BerkleeICE leads two panels—featuring students and entrepreneurs—at Harvard's annual xDesign conference.


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Diane Hessan

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Diane Hessan

Thursday / November 6, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Diane Hessan, founder of Communispace, continues BerkleeICE’s Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series by discussing her path to becoming one of the leading women in American business and how her most recent venture, The Startup Institute, can accelerate your career. A must-attend.

Admission: Free

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BerkleeICE at The Library of Congress

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

The Library of Congress Montpelier Room, Madison Building

BerkleeICE’s Panos Panay gives a keynote address and moderates a panel at the Library of Congress on the changing climate of the music industry and how the entrepreneur fits into this evolving story.


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Innovators DNA 2-Day Workshop

Monday / October 27, 2014 / 9:00 a.m.

BerkleeICE presents a 2-day workshop for faculty and staff held by Innovator’s DNA. 

Admission: Invite only

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee's Music Business/Management Department and BerkleeICE present the annual Evening with Entrepreneurs panel, this year featuring Philip Cohen (AudioCommon, Beehive Corporation); Paul Henry Smith (Sonation, Smith Renaud): Parviz Parvizi (Clammr); and Kathleen Stetson (Trill).

Admission: Free

Stephen Canfield

Red Bull + Music

Wednesday / October 15, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

A conversation with Berklee alumnus Stephen Canfield, discussing Red Bull's approach to music and a career that's led him from music tech startups to a major brand that supports hundreds of artists.

Admission: Free