July 31st 2014
By Tom Renner
STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford Innovation Center held its inaugural Geeks and Nerds Summer Gala recently.
The gala included cocktails, dancing, food, live music, disc jockeys and games. Guests were encouraged to wear costumes from such science fiction favorites as “Super Heroes,” “Star Trek,” “Game of Thrones” and others.
Proceeds supported the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and Future 5 of Stamford. Sponsors included Priceline.com of Norwalk and the Connecticut Technology Council.
The Stamford Innovation Center has become an integral part of the startup scene, bringing together companies big and small in a collegial environment in the former Old Town Hall. It offers classes and draws start-ups into the co-working environment.
Future 5 is a Stamford-based company founded in 2009 to help connect area high school students to mentors, community, coaches, jobs, colleges and others interested in helping young people reach their potential.
The CT Veterans Legal Center helps veterans recovering from mental illness and homelessness to receive legal advice and overcome barriers to housing, income and healthcare. It is the first legal resource group in the nation staffed and housed within a Veterans Administration mental-health facility.