Events/Classes

May
2
Tue
2017
Titans Speaker Series: Meg Whitman
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

On Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m., Family Centers will welcome Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise President & CEO, as the latest speaker in its Titans Series.  The event will be held at the Stamford Marriott, located at 243 Tresser Blvd. in Stamford.

The event is chaired by Nancy Casserley

Keeping with its tradition of bringing America’s greatest innovators, newsmakers and influencers to Fairfield County, Family Centers’ Titans Speaker Series breakfast with Meg Whitman will focus on the rapid growth of the technology industry.  Ms. Whitman will also draw upon her own experiences to discuss leadership, success and management.

Tickets start at $100, and all proceeds benefit the health, education and human service programs Family Centers offers to more than 23,000 children, families and individuals across lower Fairfield County.  Several exciting sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Since her appointment as HP’s President & CEO in 2011, Ms. Whitman has led the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.  She also instilled a renewed focus on HP’s Research & Development Division.

Ms. Whitman also served at President & CEO of eBay Inc. from 1998-2008.  During that time, she oversaw the company’s growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and over $8 billion in annual revenue.

‘Why Local Businesses Need to Give a Damn About Reputation Management’ At IR
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Why Local Businesses Need to Give a Damn About Reputation Management

eFriend Marketing is a contemporary marketing agency that provides traditional and digital marketing solutions to the SMB market. We help local businesses address the challenges they face online and offline in their local marketplaces. Our foundational marketing solutions allow businesses to build and maintain a stronger brand presence, connect with more customers, and increase revenue.

Julie Davis Friend, President/Creative Business Strategist, will speak about the topic of your “virtual doorway,” the importance of reputation management, and why businesses need to give a damn about it! Julie has spent time during her career working with large corporate clients, but really enjoys the entrepreneurial life and is very passionate about helping businesses grow and thrive.

Same time, same place, same networking, nosh, and drinks.

Who we are:

· A diverse community of consultants, programmers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers, and professionals who gather together on Tuesday nights for food, drink, and networking.

What we do:

· We present our ideas, strategies, best practices, and skills for the benefit of all.

What we offer:

· A chance to present your ideas and skills to a targeted group of fellow professionals.

· Networking opportunities which help to expand your business, increase your visibility, and provide you with connections to businesses you may want to know in the future.

· A forum for troubleshooting and best practices advice from people in all stages of business and career paths.

Host a roundtable:

If you have a topic that you’d like to share at Innovation Roundtable, you can find out more information about signing up on our website.

Tweet comments and ideas @StamfordiCenter, #InnovationRT

If the doors are locked call Alex: 203.570.3598

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May
9
Tue
2017
The Innovation Roundtable
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Upstairs: Weekly demos, networking, and growth hacking

6pm – 8:30pm

Same time, same place, same networking, nosh, and drinks.

The hashtag is #InnovationRT

Who we are:

·  A diverse community of consultants, programmers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers, and professionals who gather together on Tuesday nights for food, drink, and networking.

What we do:

·  We present our ideas, strategies, best practices, and skills for the benefit of all.

What we offer:

·  A chance to present your ideas and skills to a targeted group of fellow professionals.

·  Networking opportunities which help to expand your business, increase your visibility, and provide you with connections to businesses you may want to know in the future.

·  A forum for troubleshooting and best practices advice from people in all stages of business and career paths.

We are always excited to see our Innovation Roundtable friends each week. Innovation Roundtable is the perfect space for technologists, marketers and investors to meet and mingle.

 
May
12
Fri
2017
Pardon My Disruption, with Jonathan Yarmis & Alan Berkson
May 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

pow againJonathan Yarmis always has some great insights on the news of the day and the mega-trends. These days, it’s about the intersection of social, mobile, cloud, and big data. He is joined by Alan Berkson and together they make a great team. 

Whether you’re looking for someone to captivate your customers with deep insight and wit, or you’re looking for competitive positioning (and de-positioning) and messaging, or just a compelling vision of the future of technology-enabled business, they’re your best bet.

Bring your lunch!

We’ll officially start at 12pm, if you can’t make it to the Stamford Innovation Center, then feel free to watch on Google Hangouts, we’ll be streaming live!

Google Hangout Link: http://youtu.be/xVxo6g1vK-Q

Did you miss last month’s? Check out the #PMDisrupt that Jonathan and Alan hosted in November and December!

Contact him at jyarmis@gmail.com.

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May
16
Tue
2017
The Innovation Roundtable
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
microphoneThe Innovation Roundtable

 

Upstairs: Weekly demos, networking, and growth hacking

6pm – 8:30pm

Same time, same place, same networking, nosh, and drinks.

The hashtag is #InnovationRT

Who we are:

·  A diverse community of consultants, programmers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers, and professionals who gather together on Tuesday nights for food, drink, and networking.

What we do:

·  We present our ideas, strategies, best practices, and skills for the benefit of all.

What we offer:

·  A chance to present your ideas and skills to a targeted group of fellow professionals.

·  Networking opportunities which help to expand your business, increase your visibility, and provide you with connections to businesses you may want to know in the future.

·  A forum for troubleshooting and best practices advice from people in all stages of business and career paths.

We are always excited to see our Innovation Roundtable friends each week. Innovation Roundtable is the perfect space for technologists, marketers and investors to meet and mingle.

 
May
22
Mon
2017
The Stamford Tech Meetup
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

stamford tech meetupHey techies,

We’re back as promised on the last Monday of the month!

As always we will have great networking, innovative speakers and tech demos from the CT and NYC and areas, and our beloved announcements!

We look forward to your company and your continued support.

Thank you!
Zishan

 

 

Schedule:

6:30: registration
7:00: kickoff
7:10:  guest speaker
7:20: hack of the month
7:30: demos
8:00: introductions
8:15: food + networking

Fun Facts

The Stamford Tech Meetup has had over 40 events in the past 3 years, over 120+ companies demo, and a total of 2000+ attendees and counting!

 

Want to demo?

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Reminder:

Discounted online payment ends Monday, the day of, at 4:00PM.

We will be accepting $15 cash payment at the door.

May
23
Tue
2017
The Innovation Roundtable
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
microphoneThe Innovation Roundtable

 

Upstairs: Weekly demos, networking, and growth hacking

6pm – 8:30pm

Same time, same place, same networking, nosh, and drinks.

The hashtag is #InnovationRT

Who we are:

·  A diverse community of consultants, programmers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers, and professionals who gather together on Tuesday nights for food, drink, and networking.

What we do:

·  We present our ideas, strategies, best practices, and skills for the benefit of all.

What we offer:

·  A chance to present your ideas and skills to a targeted group of fellow professionals.

·  Networking opportunities which help to expand your business, increase your visibility, and provide you with connections to businesses you may want to know in the future.

·  A forum for troubleshooting and best practices advice from people in all stages of business and career paths.

We are always excited to see our Innovation Roundtable friends each week. Innovation Roundtable is the perfect space for technologists, marketers and investors to meet and mingle.

 
May
30
Tue
2017
Norwalk Now – Entrepreneurship and Elevator Pitch Event — More than $3000 in awards!
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, May 30, we will celebrate the startups and would be startups of the Norwalk area with Norwalk Now, an event that will hand out more than $3000 in prizes for the best local companies in the four key pillars of Norwalk’s Innovation Places proposal: Food, Making and Light Manufacturing, Digital Media and Marketing, Tech and Non-Tech Startups. If you would like to try your hand at a no-charts, 3 minute pitch on a business in these 4 areas or in a non-profit area, please give your information at the end of the registration process.

Event tickets are $10. Evening will will include beer, wine, soda and dinner from Norwalk’s amazing Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint.

Funding for awards comes from, CTNext Innovation Places Planning Grant, NCIC, and Social Venture Partners.

Agenda:

  • 6-6:45pm — Networking with food and drink.
  • 6:45pm Short panel discussion on what’s going on for entrepreneurs in Norwalk and the region.
  • 7:15- 8:15 — 8-12 brief pitches from startups in our four categories
  • 8:15 — Networking while Judges select winners
  • 8:30 — Winners Announced
  • 8:40-9 Networking
  • 9pm – Event is over

About the Norwalk Innovation Places Project:

The City of Norwalk is one of seven finalists in the running for an Innovation Places Grant from the State of CT. The proposal was coordinated by Northeast Community Innovation Corp (NCIC) and the City of Norwalk, with help from Norwalk Community College, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk Public Library and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The goal of the Innovation Places Program is to invest in vibrant downtowns so that they build on strengths, encourage young artists, entrepreneurs and business leaders to create companies and put down roots in CT.