DC Tech Meetup #5: Sports, Entertainment & Media Edition


How to find us: Look for signs to the "Sanctuary"

This month we'll be focused on Sports, Media, and Entertainment. 

[7:00] Intro by Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs

[7:05] Emcee kicks off panels/demos by  Zvi Band, CEO, skeevisArts/ ProudlyMadeInDC

[7:10] Meet an Angel: Sean Glass (interviewed by Michael Mayernick, Spinnakr)

[7:20] Media and Tech Panel (Moderated by Frank Gruber, Tech Cocktail)
           Alexis Juneja, Curbed Networks
           Trei Brundrett, SB Nation
           Katel Ledu, National Geographic
           Jamey Jeff, Discovery Communications

[7:50] Demo 1: FightMetric (Alon Cohen)

[7:55] Demo 2: SportsBuzz (Matt Stone)

[8:00] Demo 3: WaPo Labs' Trove (Matthew Bryan & Greg Lavallee)

[8:05] Demo 4: WatchParty.TV (Richard Fawal)

[8:10] Demo 5: LeagueApps (Steve Parker)

[8:15] Demo 6: MyChef (Mili Mittal)

[8:20] Community Resource: Dean Chang, University of Maryland

[8:30] Open Mic and Community Announcements

[8:45] Post Meetup Bar Announced

[8:46] Exit

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  • Cynthia

    I think this program went exceptionally well, despite the short delay. The panel discussions were interesting and kept on point. Most impressed: Trove and WatchParty. Most likely to pass on to others with similar interests: MyChef and SB Nation. Already a fan: Discovery Channel and National Geographic (but nice to see in the mix). One to watch: Dean Chang, Ph.D. - need to see a lot more energy like this in academia and he is a wonderful example.

    July 15, 2011

  • Yuri B.

    subpar to the usually more stellar dc tech meetups.

    July 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panel was great (if not a bit "Media 101") and some of the pitches were quite interesting. I was disappointed that the networking portion was moved to a secondary location for a few reasons... 1. it was relatively close, but not close enough to draw the majority of the crowd (only about 30-40 people showed up). 2. it was extremely loud and hard to hear the people you spoke to. I was looking forward to connecting with a lot of people in the area/space and, unfortunately, that didn't really happen.

    July 14, 2011

  • Steve Goldenberg

    This was the worst of the ones so far. Still a great concept but DC is SO far from a sports & media town, this just felt like an odd fit.

    July 13, 2011

  • Oren J. Falkowitz

    I think the lead "sports" was misleading. Speakers were all good, was hoping that this edition would focus on sports specifically, which were only a minor component.

    July 13, 2011

  • brian

    Interview was a little rough in flow but great info

    Panel was ok - need more product oriented people

    July 13, 2011

  • Joe Kessler

    At open mic, people asked (investors like me) to please find them afterward. Then they quickly left the buidling which cracks me up as I bet they/you wanted to be among the first to the bar(s). Oh well. Maybe I will see you at the next one. There are lessons to be learned here...

    July 13, 2011

  • JP Arnold

    Very good panels

    July 13, 2011

  • Jeb Ringo

    Panels were a bit boring, and some of the pitches could have been better prepared, but overall a great experience

    July 13, 2011

  • Gabe Goldberg

    Dean Chang was great; too bad he had to rush through material. Company pitches were uneven, could have benefited from coaching/rehearsing.

    July 13, 2011

  • Ray Parker

    Great mix of content: geek developers, money men, incubators, and the rest.

    July 13, 2011

  • JonR

    Very productive, highly informative and worth every minute. All presenters, the Q&A and final comments were of value. Can't wait for the next venue! Ergo Vergo!

    July 13, 2011

  • Bill

    Very well organized and attended. Great mix of people.

    July 13, 2011

  • John Casey

    interesting content, great networking, nice vibe

    July 13, 2011

  • Dave Sandrowitz

    Sound quality isn't great, but good event otherwise. I'm always glad I make it out for these.

    July 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panels could be a lot better, in my opinion, with a little more structure. The panel moderators tend to ask questions that they don't already know the answer to, which sometimes results in people not having anything to offer as an answer or worse yet repeating something they already said. There seems to be a lot of hesitation followed by repetition on the panels. Perhaps involving panelists in the question selection process, or just letting them know ahead of time what the questions will/could be might help?

    July 13, 2011

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    July 13, 2011

  • Jason Kwicien

    This was my first event. Seemed very early stage start ups and seemed to push products a lot. Was hoping for more of a techie crowd.

    July 13, 2011

  • Robert Watson

    The bar was too loud for any real, effective communication. If you keep the level of the music down, the conversations can stay quieter, too. I know: it's a BAR. Well, take over a bar and tell them to keep the damn music down.

    July 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed this meetup. It was great to see a genuine effort in trying to connect entrepreneurs in the community. I'd love to see more polished demonstrations that don't involve trying to access websites and instead require polished slide decks.

    July 13, 2011

  • Zvi Band

    Thanks for coming last night - but DO NOT POST HERE. If you'd like to continue the conversation, use the built in message boards or visit the DC Tech Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.ph...­. Posting up here is spamming everyone, and we'll have to start deleting posts and kicking people out, which we hate to do.

    July 13, 2011

  • Sean Perkins

    The presentation on mychefonline.com was great...think it might be one of my new favorite websites! Thank you to all the presenters, panelists, and to Sean Glass.

    July 12, 2011

  • Trace Dominguez

    I wish I could be there but after a long weekend away, work has priority. Next time!

    July 12, 2011

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