BOSTON--()--For one night only, 1000 entrepreneurial mateys will cast off their iPhones for swords to cavort with their swashbuckling shipmates in the business community for a seafaring adventure.
“The goal of 1000Pirates is to expand on that idea and bring Boston’s startup community together for a night of mingling on the open sea.”
On October 5th, Boston’s advent entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and startup supporters will take to the sea for the second annual 1000Pirates cruise.
The event is as random as it sounds, a night where business folk can forgo networking in favor of donning pirate costumes and saying “Arrgh!” Created in 2011 by Rentabilities founders Alex Cook and Andy Cook, the cruise is a chance for networkers to party without networking. Last year’s inaugural voyage was a lusty smash.
The second annual 1000Pirates boat cruise is set to sail from the World Trade Center, with the Cook’s again at the helm. The goal is to squeeze 1000 of the city’s sharpest and most risk-taking business minds aboard the cruise ship Provincetown II for one night of pirate-themed revelry that will include dinner, dancing and drinks. Pirate garb, patches and boots are encouraged. Bring your favorite parrot.
“If there's one thing that pirates and entrepreneurs share, it's a calling to explore the vast blue unknown,” said Alex Cook, founder and CEO of Rentabilities, an online rental marketplace that allows consumers to rent from merchants all over the country. “The goal of 1000Pirates is to expand on that idea and bring Boston’s startup community together for a night of mingling on the open sea.”
The price for coming aboard ranges from $10-15. The three-hour cruise will include BBQ catering from Larry J’s House of Q, music from JefrTale (Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor) and cash bars, so you can leave the rum at home.
For those who have saltwater in their veins to undertake such a voyage, the vessel will be shoving off from the World Trade Center at Boston Harbor, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210 at 7:15 p.m. shaaarp, but you can climb aboard as early as 6:45 p.m. Arrgh!
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.1000pirates.com.
Rentabilities helps people rent anything, anywhere by connecting them online with qualified local rental merchants. Unique items such as mechanical bulls, photo booths, event furniture, and temporary movies screen with be available nationwide soon.