After a wonderful inaugural event at the Kerryman during Chicago Tech Week, Tech In Motion is back in action on September 14, 2011 at 200 West Jackson Blvd, 13th floor.
Last time we spoke to Brian Lastovich on his idea to revolutionize the bowling industry. This time we will be talking about a company currently in their Beta stage - Arjuna Reddy's company called Utellit!
We all say happy birthday on a friend's Facebook wall, but wouldn't be better to have them
hear you say it? Utellit makes it disgustingly easy to send voice recordings via Facebook, Twitter, Email and SMS (other mediums to follow). We love these forms of communication but we prefer voice to text -- it's way more personal. To listen to the rest of the pitch, come Tech In Motion on September 14th!
What is Tech In Motion?
Tech In Motion explores how to create a company from an idea and what it takes to become a successful business. We will explore this process by focusing on three critical areas and inviting a panel of experts talk about each phase:
Create, Build, Go
Pitch the idea to the audience and explain you vision including who will use the product, how it will make money and how you plan to grow it.
This panel will be possible users of this product, buyers of this product or their career will ultimately be impacted by this idea for better or worse.
The panel will then poke holes into the idea, bring up new expansions on top of the idea and otherwise speak on the relevance of the idea in general.
Accomplished Software Developers will then sit on the second panel to discuss how they would go about building the idea by using either Ruby on Rails or .NET and the pros and cons of using one vs the other.
The panel will then try to convince the audience on which technology would suit the application the best and find out by a vote.
Just because it’s built doesn’t mean it will “go” by itself. In this final panel, there will be seasoned industry veterans that have run successful teams and/or companies to give their opinion on how to run a successful organization.
How to hire correctly (interviewing, identification, offers)
How to fire correctly
How to motivate your team/company to perform at higher levels.
How to manage
Jonathan Ozeran, Mobile Technical Strategist at Lextech Global;
Matthew Kemp, CTO at FanFueled;
Mark Lawrence, Co-Founder of SpotHero
Thanks to our sponsors:
Workbridge Associates and
Wunderland Group to have generously covered the location fees, will provide drink specials and will be paying for the appetizers.
We will be reshaping the format and the venue this time as we have listened to your feedback - this will not be in a bar but a venue that will be mic'd for sound and the presentation will be about 45 - 60 min total to increase networking afterward.
Stuck in the suburbs? Then drive to the event! Well here's a link to our
Spot Hero parking page complete with valet parking.
Also – video the event and broadcast live on JustinTV -