As the final festivities and activities of 2019 approach, we’re looking further ahead to our first Chat of 2020. We have an amazing year of speakers lined up, and we’ll be kicking things off with “The Party Starter”  herself, Sadie Kurzban.

Sadie is the Founder and CEO of the body-positive dance experience that is 305 Fitness. She launched her company just months after graduating from Brown University with an economics degree. As a young, female founder who didn’t go to business school, Sadie has overcome many challenges, including navigating the male-dominated world of fundraising. She found early on that her age and gender brought on more scrutiny from potential investors, causing her to work even harder than her peers.

Mark your calendar for January 30th and reserve your spot for an off the record evening chatting with this amazing entrepreneur.


Jan 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Admission: $5


CiC Cambridge
50 Milk Street
1st floor
Boston, MA


Sadie Kurzban is the 30-year old founder and CEO of 305 Fitness. Named “the next fitness cult leader,” by the New York Observer, Kurzban, a graduate of Brown University, has been featured in numerous media outlets like Good Morning America, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, the TODAY show, Vogue, Refinery 29, and Fast Company for her unique ability to turn painful workouts into outrageous fun.

Just months out of college, Kurzban launched 305 Fitness, a dance cardio workout with a live DJ. She won Brown University’s prestigious Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition and took her $25,000 prize to launch 305 Fitness in New York City. In six years, Kurzban has grown a tremendous following. Over 100,000 clients have experienced the brand, which boasts a family of 100 instructors and 50 DJs. 305 Fitness currently has 7 locations in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston, with weekly pop-up experiences in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago.


Sophie Godley

Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston University of Public Health

ma Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Joan Reede

Dean for Diversity & Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School

ma Sep 11, 2019

Tracy Brady

SVP, Communications & Corporate Marketing

ma Jul 24, 2019

Sachiyo Minegishi

Vice President, Lead for Sickle Cell Disease, bluebird bio

ma May 22, 2019