Michael Fitzgerald, Submittable @ Hellgate Venture Network

We are delighted to have Michael Fitzgerald of Submittable as our next speaker!

The meeting will, as always, start at 4.30pm with networking.

Location: The Offices of Garlington, Lohn & Robinson.
350 Ryman Street
Missoula, MT 59802
http://goo.gl/maps/zeCtb

Many thanks to David Bjornson of Garlington for arranging access to their fantastic meeting space!

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can estimate beer requirements (or feel free to bring your own!).

We look forward to seeing you!

Paul Gladen & Dawn McGee

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  • Peter D.

    Good presentation and interesting topic. Wish I hadn't been in a hurry to run off to other stuff - turns out I have connections with M.F. that I didn't know about until later. D'oh!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Nora M.

    I have to admit that the idea of manipulating the timing of computer generated responses to contacts so that the viewer thinks it's a human responding is abhorrent to me. Today, I met with a small business client who I had to convince that just having an online form in place of an email address would be a good idea to avoid spam. There is no way that I would tell that client to effectively lie to a client and expect to keep any form of credibility.

    February 21, 2013

    • Michael F.

      Nora: I love the word 'abhorrent'! But I was just telling you what works. By all means, have your customers do whatever you think is less abhorrent!.

      2 · February 22, 2013

    • Nora M.

      Ha, ha, well that word does come across like a ton of bricks, doesn't it. And you treated it with such graciousness. My only point is being careful about what tactics cross over the fence from good customer service to manipulation. As developers we have a lot of opportunity to make something appear to be what it isn't.

      February 22, 2013

  • Steve R.

    Awesome talk! Michael you are a great story teller. And in this day and age in a world overcrowded with content you message really shined. Keep it real, do what you can do, and make sure your solving someones problem. Thanks

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Paul G.

    Great talk. Practical, real world advice on rocking a start up! Thanks Michael.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Michael F.

    John Brownell, Submittable CTO and lead singer for the Secret Powers is also going to talk. a lot.

    February 15, 2013

  • Michael F.

    The topic will be tools (support platforms, press, accounting) for startups and SMBs, and a little bit about 'crossing the chasm' getting from 100 to 1000 customers. I'll also answer any questions I can about YCombinator.

    February 4, 2013

  • Nathan S.

    This is a great networking event. Lots of networking and Michael will have 10 minutes to share the Submittable story and update people on where they're at now.

    February 1, 2013

  • Lance F.

    Here's a recent article about Michael and Submittable: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324039504578260421145373916.html

    This should be a great meet up.

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • dave

    Can you share the topic and a bit about the speaker so we can understand the base of the presentation....... thanks........

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the topic?

    February 1, 2013

  • Nora M.

    Thanks for the event!

    February 1, 2013

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