April Geek Dinner Wed. the 15th 5:30-8pm at AS220 featuring Batchbook!

April '15 Geek Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Mr. Ducke on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 15, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

Spring is finally here! Let’s celebrate its arrival with a terrific presenter.

Since its founding in 2006, Providence-based Batchbook has helped thousands of small businesses track their contacts, win deals, and grow their businesses. Along the way, Batchbook has played a key role in pioneering “social CRM,” and founding the popular trade association, the Small Business Web.

batchbookAt the April Geek Dinner on Wednesday the 15th, Batchbook Founder & CEO Pamela O’Hara and Founding Member & VP of Strategy Keri Calhoun, will give an overview of Batchbook today. She’ll also share some of the hard-won wisdom they’ve gained running a popular B2B SaaS service for almost a decade, and give a sneak peek at where Batchbook is headed next.

RSVP at Facebook

… and while you’re there, please like our Facebook page. If you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin@gmail.com, with your name and affiliation. As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 25 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.

March Geek Dinner Wed. the 18th 5:30-8pm at AS220 featuring ShapeUp!

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Photo by Daehyun Park on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

One of Rhode Island’s premiere startups returns for this month’s Geek DInner after its first presentation over six years ago. And man, have they been busy…

shapeup-2015Today from its Jewelry District headquarters, ShapeUp‘s (formerly Shape Up The Nation) 100+ person team has firmly established itself as a heavyweight in the rapidly growing corporate wellness industry. In use by over 3 million employees at major corporations across 138 countries, ShapeUp’s social wellness platform provides a powerful suite of employee wellbeing offerings, including fitness & nutrition challenges, stress management programs, mobile apps, integrated wearable devices, and a robust financial incentive management system.

At the March Geek Dinner on Wednesday the 18th, ShapeUp Founder & CEO Rajiv Kumar MD and Ned McConnell, Application Architect, will give an overview of ShapeUp today, a demo of their impressive offering, and a sneak peek at where the company is headed next.

See you there! (And be sure to come on the early side as ShapeUp will be buying a round or two before the presentation.)

RSVP at Facebook

… and while you’re there, please like our Facebook page. If you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin@gmail.com, with your name and affiliation. As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 25 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.

 

February Geek Dinner Wed. the 18th 5:30-8pm at AS220 featuring NuLabel!

Providence Geeks February 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

NuLabel LogoSince its founding in 2009 by 3 recent Brown grads, NuLabel has come a long way. The East Providence-based startup develops labeling systems built upon their chemistry breakthroughs in “activatable adhesives.” NuLabel’s solutions offer many advantages over the alternatives — “cold glue” and pressure sensitive labeling — including lower cost, higher quality, and lower environmental impact.

To date, Nulabel has raised $14.5 million, secured 9 patents, and grown its team to 24, including 4 chemistry PhD’s. The company maintains 16,000 square feet of cutting edge lab and office space in East Providence, as well as a satellite lab in North Carolina.

This past fall, NuLabel completed its first production installation at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI — the country’s 7th largest craft brewery. And last month, Forbes picked NuLabel CEO Max Winograd for their “30 Under 30″ list in manufacturing.

On Wednesday the 18th, Max and CTO/Co-Founder Ben Lux will tell the NuLabel story, explain how the company is run to ensure continuous invention, and give a sneak peek at where this ambitious startup is headed next.

Disclosure: I’m a partner at Betaspring, where we’re proud to include NuLabel among our alumni.

RSVP at Facebook

… and while you’re there, please like our Facebook page. If you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin@gmail.com, with your name and affiliation. As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 25 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.