Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TechLife update - week of 4/6 - meetup events, COSI, kudos and shoutouts

Join me in welcoming our new meetup members (Dara Schwarz, Christian Adams, April Sark and Dino Herbert to name a few) . We're up to 1038 members (from 984 last Sunday) and 122 events since 10/1/08.

(click on any item to link to more information)

• Don't forget to sign up for the COSI Innovation Showcase grand opening on Wed April 8 - COSI is another anchor and home to our TechLife community. We’ve got over 400 already registered to attend on the eventbrite registration site.

Confirmed exhibitors include: 2Checkout, Battelle, Brand Thunder, KidsLinked.com, Laser Reproductions, Minimally Invasive Devices, Ohio Supercomputer Center, OSU Solar Decathalon, Project Leads the Way Ohio, Startup Weekend, Sterling Commerce, Syscom Advanced Materials, Univenture, The Rubicon Group and more!

• Join Sandbox at their launch party 5pm this Thursday and then head on out to IT Martini 4
• Interested in latebreaking news and info about our TechLife Community? Make it easy and subscribe to Columbus' technology blog

Kudos and shoutouts:

To all entrepreneurs and organizers who made Startup Weekend Columbus II a rousing success. Click here to see the dozen companies that were started this weekend.

A special shout out to the following organizers and supporters:
Chris Anderson Alvin Borromeo ,Rocky VanBrimmer ,Jamie Timm ,Brian Link , Nick Seguin , Dan Harris, Jody Dzuranin, and the entire crew at TechColumbus (Tim/Rick/Wil/Laura/Cindy/Kevin/Paulie)

Brand Thunder – featured in the recent CrunchGear article - There’s more than one way to skin a Firefox

This weeks events:

Tues April 7 - BE - Women Entrepreneurs Rock! - Liz Lessner, Entrepreneur @ Business Builders
Wed April 8 - PD Security Perspectives for Telecom & IT Professionals at the April ATP meeting
Wed April 8 - NW,PD - COSI Innovation Showcase Opening Reception
Thurs April 9 - NW - IT Martini Hour 4: Celebrating this DIVERSE CITY
Fri April 10 - E, NW - Jelly Columbus @ QWIRK
Fri April 10 - ES - Think Green Transportation
Sat April 11 - Workshop: Intro to Adobe Flash (4/11/09, 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Peace out,


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