Friday, December 5, 2008

Upcoming events on the Columbus Tech Life calendar

Columbus Tech Life Mixer - Short North Holiday Hop
Saturday, December 6, 5-7pm

Columbus Tech Life members are invited to an social mixer to celebrate the 2008 Short North Holiday Hop. Please join us for cocktails and light refreshments. At 7pm we will “hop” through the streets to enjoy the art galleries, holiday lights,music, and the local taverns for more libations.

e-Track Luncheon - Thriving in a Turbulent Economy
Tuesday, December 9 at 11:30 AM

A panel discussion on Thriving in a Turbulent Economy. TechColumbus has assembled a panel with over 100 years collective experience in successfully running businesses, strategically managing cash flow, effectively managing employees and resources - in smooth economies and chaotic economies. Join us for lunch, ask questions of those who have been there, done that through good times and rough economies, and learn how to thrive.

Current panelists include: Larry Mead from Worthington Partners, Joe Munhall from CFBank, John Bair from, and others TBA.

Columbus Tech Life - Clintonville Meetup
Monday, December 01, 2008 2:30 PM

A Columbus Tech Life Meetup that centers around Columbus's TRUE cultural nexus: Clintonville. Find out who in the Columbus IT community are your Clintonville neighbors. Hopefully we can make a few more local connections within our community. (People outside of Clintonville definitely welcome, by all means!)

LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: Economic Acceleration Tour: Breaking The 3% Speed Limit
Wednesday, December 10 at 8:00 AM

Economic Acceleration Tour: Breaking The 3% Speed Limit
Sponsored by TechColumbus and Six Disciplines

CEO and best-selling author Gary Harpst will kick off his 50-city “Economic Acceleration Tour: Breaking The 3% Speed Limit."

“Columbus ranks seventh in the nation among large metropolitan areas for its number of “high-impact” companies, those that produce both significant revenue growth and expanding employment,” said Harpst. “Yet only 3% (2.43 percent) of the Columbus’ 82,810 businesses are considered to be high-impact. Why does it only have to be 3%? And perhaps more importantly, what are we going to do about accelerating growth for the other 97 percent of businesses here in Columbus? That’s specifically what I’ll be revealing at our Economic Acceleration Tour event on December 10,” added Harpst.

TechStart Entrepreneur Network Mixer - New Albany
Wednesday, December 10 at 5:30 PM

Enjoy food and drinks while Networking and Learning Information about Resources Available for Tech Start-Ups

TechColumbus, in conjunction with the Village of New Albany, will host a TechStart entrepreneur networking mixer at the New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Lane in New Albany. The free event is for local entrepreneurs, city and county officials, economic development professionals and business advisors interested in learning more about the TechStart program. The third of these events will take place on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

These entrepreneur events will give attendees the opportunity to network with others in the New Albany area community and also learn about resources available through the TechStart program. TechStart, Central Ohio’s Entrepreneurial Signature Program, is led by TechColumbus and supported financially by Ohio’s Third Frontier Program and eighteen local partners including the Village of New Albany. It provides early stage funding and mentoring assistance to entrepreneurs with promising tech businesses throughout 15 counties of Central Ohio. Representatives will provide information on program offerings, applicant eligibility, funds available and schedules for all available resources offered.

IT Martini Hour 3: Festivus for the TECH in Us
Thursday, December 11 at 5:00 PM

IT Martini Hour 3: Festivus for the TECH in Us, is scheduled for December 11th at the Bar of Modern Art (BOMA)! We’re working diligently with the Columbus IT Community to pull off a program featuring the ‘recognition and celebration’ of YOUR accomplishments in 2008.

But the holidays are bringing a charitable focus to this event as well: IT Martini is partnering with the Buckeye Ranch and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio to raise some ‘big’ bucks for these worthwhile causes. Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with YOUR Columbus IT Community!

Columbus Tech Life Holiday Mixer - House Wine - Worthington Area Meetup
Monday, December 15 at 6:00 PM

Join us on Dec. 15th for a drink at House Wine in Old Worthington. If you haven't been to House Wine yet you will enjoy it.

Dispelling Myths and Fears of Using Social Media in Business - Ohio Web Leaders
Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 AM

Next Networking Event: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Topic: "Dispelling Myths and Fears of Using Social Media in Business"
Speaker: Brian Link

IT Unconference - Thursday, December 18 at 9:30 AM

The Theme: Tech Innovation in Columbus

Share and learn in an collaborative environment. co\elaborate\08 is a day-long unconference. An unconference does not have a predetermined agenda: YOU participate in setting the agenda at the outset of the event. Together, people of diverse experiences and perspectives collaborate on the most compelling ideas of the day. The goal is that we leave at the end of the day having learned, having contributed and having made real progress on what matters most to us. The co/elaborate/08 conference coordinators will be sure to seed the event with a few individuals who have the ability to lead amazing web 2.0 innovative sessions.

This is DIY in action! Columbus, we can come together for a day to make something important happen. Everyone participates, everyone contributes and everyone benefits.

*This event is 9:30-4:00.

Thursday, December 18 at 9:30 AM


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