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Tech Socials: Jan 21 - feat. John Gray interview w/ AWESENSE CEO - #techsocials

Join Vancouver’s Tech Community at IMAGINEERISM Tech Socials – find partners in crime, geek out (a little), build/get/share ideas and have a good time networking in a social sandbox. Very casual - No Agendas to follow - Do watcha like!

Kicking it on the 3rd Monday of every month.

It’s PWYC ($5 is a recommended minimum donation, which also buys you a badge and smile!).

Be Awesome. RSVP.

The bonus of an RSVP to this event is that you get free drink tickets --

RSVPs can also be done on EventBrite (in the form of tickets) for those who do not want to use Meetup.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Next #techsocials Event! Monday, January, 21, 2013

New SHINY VENUE /// The Waterfall Building ///

New Year- New Space! /// We are hosting our January Meetup at The gorgeous Waterfall Building by Granville Island. The space is for let -- check our sponsors site: thewaterfallbuilding.com

New DISCUSSION/INTERVIEW /// John Gray (contributor to Techvibes and Huffington Post BC) joins us to conduct a fresh interview with Mischa Steiner-Jovic of Awesense ( BC Business Magazine's #5 Most Innovative Company in BC in 2012) . Mischa is an awesome and cool chap who just received a whole bunch of funding and is setup to be kicking ass in the world of energy. He is a guy that likes to make great things, and get things done.

John will be asking Mischa some curated questions -- Wanna ask him something? Just use #JGvsMSJ on Twitter or try to get our attention at the event.
  • 7pm - Doors Open
  • 8:10-8:25ish (discussion/interview)
  • 10:00 - Events over!

Some stuff they could talk about:

#developing, #python, #energy, #smartgrid, #startups, #automation, #financing, #challenges, #wireless

Mischa Steiner-Jovic, CEO

Mischa, founder, President and CEO of Awesense Wireless. He holds a Diploma of Technology in Telecommunications from BCIT, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria. Mischa brings product development and management experience in the embedded electronics, wireless, and industrial sectors. Development experience includes product development for start-up companies within a high-tech business incubator. Mischa also represents Awesense Wireless as a voting and participating member within the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) led by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mischa has helped initiate recycling programs in his community and is an avid advocate for energy efficiency.

ABOUT AWESENSE Awesense is dedicated to providing utilities with intuitive, affordable tools to reduce losses from power theft, meter malfunctions and transformer overloading. The Awesense hardware/software solution includes easily deployed portable line monitors that can be placed when and where needed, to record power consumption and wirelessly communicate to remote gateway receivers. Detection, reporting and data management, is automated using the Awesense senseNET software services. Awesense solutions are in use today, helping utilities recover over 100 million dollars every year and growing. Awesense is the worldwide market leader in systems focused on bypass detection and confirmation, and currently markets internationally on four continents.

John Gray

John jumped into the Start-up world in early 2009, bringing his experience in business development and sales to companies creating new software products. He was co-founder and CEO of Mentionmapp, a visual analytics company that was acquired by OverInteractive Media in October 2011.

Before that, he sold legal software and services (LexisNexis), medical devices (Auto Control Medical) and technical education for CAD/CAM software (Rand Worldwide). John’s also been a Vancouver Startup Weekend organizer. He’s now a full time freelance writer and storyteller.

The Vancouver tech startup, design, and gaming community has no shortage of great stories waiting be told, and John’s looking forward to writing them. John has a B.Ap.Sc. in Communications and a B.A. in English, both from Simon Fraser University. John’s a single dad, trying to keep out of the way of two great young adults getting on with their lives.

Sponsor Us!

Be there at the beginning.

We are now becoming part of a Not-For-Profit - ask us for details.

We need some do-ray-me to float the basics (ie. beer + nametags + venue + etc)

For our Tech Socials events we make an effort every month to get great people with big ideas, loads of tech prowess, money, experience, and ambition together to network -- and the important part is -- for free, or as close to free as possible -- a really important factor of our events is that we remove financial barriers for entry -- Because we know that many of the most valuable members of the tech community and people attending our events are just in the research/development stage of an idea/business, which of course is not a profitable area --

Some of the people we are attracting right now are poised for leadership in the Canadian and International Tech landscape --

So here is the deal -- We are not trying to make any money at these events -- We just want another casual place for people in the Tech community to get networked. Quite frankly for the fun of it. --

We have some basic expenses -- All available for sponsorship. Contact us for more!

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  • Owen M.

    Great group with good conversation and drinks.

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • Anne-Marie

    Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night and especially to John and Mischa for sharing their experiences in the start-up world! It was great to see lots of familiar faces and some awesome new people at the event! I hope you all made it home safe and sound in the fog! See you all next month!

    January 22, 2013

  • James C.

    Sorry I wasn't able to make it tonight, hopefully I am able to attend next time!

    2 · January 21, 2013

  • Anne-Marie

    Don't worry the beer is still free at this event - but please RSVP as space is limited! roCKit!

    January 9, 2013

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