Cambridge Remembers Steve Jobs; Memorial Service to be held October 11th in Kendall Square

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Given its status as a cradle for technological innovation, it is fitting that Cambridge’s Kendall Square will play host to a memorial service for the late Apple co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs.

The not-for-profit, Kendall Square Association, is inviting all of those interested to gather on Tuesday, October 11th at 4 p.m. at Steve Jobs’ star on the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame. The star is located on the plaza in front of the Cambridge Marriott Hotel at 2 Cambridge Center.

Prior to his passing, the personal computing pioneer earned his star on the Walk of Fame as a result of his entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity. Fellow Entrepreneur Walk of Fame honorees include Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Bill Hewlett and David Packard.

After looking over the criteria and qualifications that the Walk of Fame website lists for earning a star, it becomes clear that there is no possible way Jobs could have missed out on the honor; the text seems to be describing him specifically.

“The selection process was about looking at those founders who took a risk, followed it through and ended up creating sustainable jobs.”

Just think about the risk Jobs took when he developed a home computer system that a person could interact with by clicking images with a mouse; as well as the risks Jobs took when creating devices – like the iPod – that were largely unknown to the consumer market before he introduced them.

“However, our search did not focus solely on revenue and numbers, we looked for inspiring leaders that have all positively impacted others in the tech community and ultimately earned an overall feeling of public respect.”

Jobs was — and continues to be — perhaps the most well-respected technological innovator. In addition to building an uncannily loyal and enormous customer base, Jobs paved the way for many in the industry. Everyone who currently works in developing apps for the iPhone and iPad have Jobs to thank.

“Steve Jobs was a man who defined this generation, and embodies the spirit of entrepreneurism that serves as the foundation of what we do in Kendall Square,” the Kendall Square Association’s Executive Director, Travis McCready, told New England Post. “His unabashed temerity, tech genius and business savvy have inspired countless numbers of Kendall Square students, business leaders and entrepreneurs.  His vision has shaped the technology future of partners and competitors alike.  We can think of no more fitting way of honoring his memory and what he means to so many in the Boston area tech scene by providing opportunity for individuals to gather and pay their respects.”

When McCready spoke with New England Post, he was unable to comment on “whether or how many guest speakers there will be” at the memorial event. However, he did say that the Kendall Square Association intends for it to be “a low key event with as few ‘speakers’ as possible.”

To spread the word about the Steve Jobs memorial service, you can forward this email to your friends, family members and colleagues.

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