May 14, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Network with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from the journey of OpenBCI. Pizza and beer will be served.
[BCI = Brain-Computer Interface. We're stoked—this is gonna be awesome!!!]
Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno started OpenBCI with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $215k from a $100k goal. They both seamlessly blend science and art, and are (clearly) very interested in hacking the brain—and enabling the rest of the world to join them. From their Kickstarter page:
"OpenBCI is a low-cost, programmable, open-source EEG platform that gives anybody with a computer access to their brainwaves. Our vision is to realize the potential of the open-source movement to accelerate innovation in brain science through collaborative hardware and software development. Behind the many lines of code and circuit diagrams, OpenBCI has a growing community of scientists, engineers, designers, makers, and a whole bunch of other people who are interested in furthering our understanding of the brain. We feel that the biggest challenges in understanding what makes us who we are cannot be solved by a company, an institution, or even an entire field of science. Rather, we believe these discoveries will be made through an open forum of shared knowledge and concerted effort by people from many different disciplines...to unlock the mysteries of the human brain."
We're also happy to announce our new sponsor:
Andrews Kurth is a leading law firm for entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies. The attorneys in their Technology and Emerging Companies Group have advised hundreds of entrepreneurs on the formation of new companies, capital structures, financing transactions and intellectual property matters, and provided counseling on day-to-day legal issues that arise in startup companies.
This means we no longer have to abide by NYIT's dry campus policy, so beer will be back to fuel the networking. Huzzah!
Hope to see you all there—this is gonna be a great night!