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Boston New Technology Meetup #BNT14 @BostonNewTech

February meeting of the Boston New Tech Meetup!  This is a FREE event!

Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community!  Each product gets 10 minutes for presentation, demo and Q&A.  Please help us promote these products on social media using the #bnt14 hashtag: details here.

Products & Presenters:

  1. ParElastic / @ParElastic - Scales elastically in the Cloud like NoSQL but w/ standard SQL & MySQL underneath (Amrith Kumar / @AmrithKumar)
  2. Zapslide / @Zapslide - Pushing the envelope of social discovery and networking on the web (Olajide Ogundipe Jr / @OllieGundi)
  3. The Via Network / @TheViaNetwork - Interactive opportunities platform that connects opportunists with providers (Morgan Donahue)
  4. PointKnown (PKNail Pro) / @PointKnown - Captures building floor plans & BIM models digitally @10X speed using laser technology (Jim Foster)
  5. Tokutek (TokuDB) / @tokutekBig Data Scalability for #MySQL w/ Fast Indexing & Agile Operations (Tim Callaghan / @tmcallaghan)
  6. LumArray - Maskless ZPAL tool for microlithography - Rapid designs & small volume manufacturing (Martin Jaspan)


***ID is required for checking in at the security desk in the lobby***

6:30 - 7:30 - If you are eligible: Networking with free beer and snacks at Venture Cafe on the 4th Floor. Come as early as 3 pm. Please review the Venture Cafe Credo and comply with their attendance policies.

7:15 - Setup time for presenters in Havana room (5th Floor)

7:30 - Pizza and Beverages served in Havana room (5th Floor). Provided by sponsors Geek Offices and ParElastic!

7:45 - Presentations, Q&A in Havana room (5th Floor)

9:00 - Gather at Champions for drinks and more networking


The CIC garage has reasonable rates and MIT offers FREE parking in any non-gated lot on campus after 5 PM.  MIT's Hayward St Lot is the closest (park in the white spaces, not the yellow).  Area streets also have metered parking.

Public Transportation:

The CIC is only 2 blocks from the Kendall Square MBTA station on the Red Line.

Sponsored By:

Geek Offices
- Geek Offices are affordable coworking office spaces in Cambridge and Newton offering all the amenities of a professional office with none of the overhead. Choose from several membership plans. We have private offices, cubicles, workstations, conference rooms, free wifi, wireless printers and free coffee.  With over 35 companies and over 75 members in our two locations, Geek Offices works for single members and larger companies.  Call [masked] or contact hillary "at"  Follow @GeekOffices and join them on

ParElastic - Cloud based application developers have long struggled with database scalability challenges. Many have struggled with techniques like partitioning or sharding, others have attempted NoSQL based solutions and while there are no doubt some who have succeeded, all have struggled and hated it. When your applications database demands exceed the capacity of a single database server, you have a choice. You can either spend inordinate amounts of time and effort making your data tier scalable, or you can let ParElastic handle scalability, and continue to focus your innovation on your own product! Follow @ParElastic and join them on

Venue Sponsor:

Meeting space has been graciously provided by:

Venture Cafe at CIC - Now open Thursdays 3-8pm on CIC's 4th floor.  In the heart of Kendall Square, designed to get members of the innovation & entrepreneurship communities collaborating!  Follow @VentureCafe and join them on

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  • Fatiha B.

    Informative and very interesting. It was well organized. Thanks. Unfortuantely the time for the presentations was short.

    February 25, 2012

  • James B.

    Great event as usual. It was nice to see some hardware based innovation. A more diverse mix of "new technology" would be very interesting and likely attact a more diverse group.

    February 24, 2012

  • Andres V.

    One of the best so far. Great job in organizing the event

    February 24, 2012

  • William T.

    Large diverse crowd in attendance. Most of the presenters were great. No doubt, last night was MySQL night. Good to see some innovation in traditional DB platforms.

    February 24, 2012

  • Cris De L.

    If you're in the Boston area next Wednesday Feb 22nd, join the Ultra Light Startups Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge. Watch our esteemed investor panel evaluate eight hot new startups in Boston.

    1 · February 15, 2012

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