Aug 6, 2008 · 5:30 PM
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FEATURED SPEAKER: Harper Reed, Chief Technical Officer, Skinny Corp. Harper Reed is the Chief Technical Officer of
skinnyCorp, an umbrella corporation dedicated to the creation of “interesting web communities.” The company’s most notable business is
Threadless, an online social network and creative outlet for designers. The site runs regular design contests that lets the community select the best designs for production on shirts and posters that are then, sold.
Threadless awards thousands of dollars in cash and prizes each week, and has awarded over $1M to artists around the world, as well as generating significant notoriety for winners.
Threadless has gained national attention and has grown to be a $30M business without professional designers, marketing or brick and mortar retail.
Threadless has received extensive media coverage in publications like Inc. magazine, which quoted MIT’s Eric von Hippel, calling the company a "’perfect example’ of a new way of thinking about innovation.” The ways Reed and his colleagues think about innovation and act upon those thoughts will be well received by the people who make up the
Bucketworks groups, who, themselves, drive to engage in, create and launch progressive technologies, businesses and ideas. Other skinnyCorp businesses include:
ExtraTasty, as well as their “day dream” projects:
I Park Like an Idiot,
Lunchtime Photo Safari.
IDEA SHARE: Designing And Mapping Your Idea.
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, August 6, 5:30pm at Bucketworks located 1340 N. 6th Street.
AGENDA 5:30 - 5:45 Meet in the Flowspace - super easy to find! 5:45 - 6:00 Sit, small talk, food/drinks 6:00 - 6:45 Cutting Edge Idea: Harper Reed, Chief Technical Officer,
Skinny Corp. 6:45 - 7:00 Break, we will move to another room because Harper will address a more technical discussion with the Web414 group. You are welcome to stay for that or join us for the Idea Share segment. 7:00 - 7:30 Idea Share: Milwaukee Creative Project Updates / Designing And Mapping Your Idea 7:30 - ? Open discussion, more beer
SPREENKLER ONLINE NETWORK: This is a great way for us to share ideas and most of all - STAY CONNECTED! Go to
http://spreenkler.nin... to sign up. I look forward to seeing you in August! Steve