Tech In Motion IX

  • October 8, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Tech In Motion IX will be at 1871, our third time! Apparently we love the place and we also love the incredible startups inside 1871 as we will also feature another 1871 startup: BirdFeud. Founders Andrew Weber, Andrew Parnell and Vladimir Jornitski will be presenting their startup that gives users a fun place to engage in the biggest conversations online.

We have selected a great panel that will help BirdFeud with their feedback on the current version of their product and act as an advisory council for the event as to where they should go next and what they should concentrate on moving forward.

Tech In Motion is proud to have selected:

Troy Henikoff is a seasoned entrepreneur who has built multiple successful technology-based businesses from the ground up over the last 20 years including SurePayroll and Excelerate Labs. He also is one of the Managing Members for the FireStarter Fund and a previous Tech In Motion Panelist.

Christopher Benes is a technologist, entrepreneur, software engineer and American Civil War history enthusiast who Co-Founded rVibe, a company that provides live online learning and virtual training products.

Michael Winnick leads dScout, gravitytank's mobile research platform, working closely with a team of developers and researchers as they reshape the qualitative research landscape.

More panelists to be added with your help! So spread the news about the event using the #techinmotion hashtag or just old fashion handshakes and convos work as well!

Remember, this is a free event that is dedicated to helping the Chicago community become stronger. Help support the Tech In Motion cause by bringing as many people as possible and spread the knowledge!

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello,


    I was there for this event, and they featured 4 computer programmers whom created a Twitter Arguement Application:
    BirdFeud.

    The existing " Intellectual Infrastructure " of 1871, whom is NOW being known as the " Bottleneck " of innovation for Chicago, shall continue Chicago's decline OFF the Technology Map as we are compared with other Cities/States.

    90% of the "startups" 1871 accepts into the $2.3 Million Illinois tax Sponsored Space of 1871 at the Merchandise Mart are HIGHLY CLONABLE, Non Substantive, JOKES!

    And the " Experts/Best of the Best " of 1871 whom decides who gets in, and who does not, is a EMBARASSMENT to Chicago.

    Who told these people they know what they are doing since it is OBVIOUS they dont?

    1871 is run by people whom DONT have to create anything of value, and wouldn't know it if it slapped them!

    Embarassing!

    October 16, 2012

    • Jaik

      Martin, You never answered... If you don't like it so much, why do you keep going back? Are you just going to complain?

      October 16, 2012

    • Jaik

      I wasn't born in Chicago. I also didn't know that it was a native Chicagoans birthright to get a space in 1871 over someone else, even though someone else possibly pays the same taxes. I pay taxes, I live in Chicago, I'm intelligent, why wouldn't I deserve a spot there? Is it because I wasn't born here? Get over yourself. Don't blame others because you can't bring yourself to succeed.

      1 · October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a Birdfeud topic: Does Birdfeud deserve 1871 funding? Yes or No.

    October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is

      October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, Birdfeud deserves funding.

      October 16, 2012

  • Tim

    Martin you are right, because people are complaining to me about your emails. So please take the discussion there and respect everyone's wishes. They signed up to be informed on events not to get 12 emails from you regardless of the content and the accuracy of your statements.

    2 · October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It wasn't for or against Birdfeud. Just a real Birdfeud-style question.

    October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Incubators always have bad eggs. Nothing unusual with that.

    October 16, 2012

    • Tim

      I think I speak for everyone that's getting these distracting emails to take this debate somewhere else - Facebook page to continue the discussion: http://www.facebook.c...­

      4 · October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tim, as you did this before when the facts were beyond your willingness to acknowledge what is going on, you are recommending that we take this someplace else: http://www.meetup.com...­ Hiding from the facts, and dealing with them are 2 different things I see people have YET to comprehend.

      October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was the first to speak up at the meeting. Should Birdfeud fly, Twitter will shoot them down for trademark violation(s). Check out Birdfeud's blue and white logo. Also, who used blue and white birds before Twitter? No one.

    October 16, 2012

    • Andrew W.

      Do you also recall how Troy immediately laughed off your concern? I think the guy knows what he's talking about.

      October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Andrew, Not only is Troy the one who allowed BirdFeud into the $2.3 Million Tax Supported space, while denying others, per you, " He laughed at the same company he allowed into 1871 ". This EXEMPLIFIES my point that people DONT know what they are talking about at all! He let Birdfeud in, while rejecting others, and then " Laughs ", per you, at a Peer reviewing of thier " Startup " These people are more interested in TAX WRITEOFFS then SUBSTANCE!

      October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ryan, you wrote the following: " If your only goal is to light up the comment section with incendiary, non-productive nonsense--save it...we are not interested. " So tell me what I've stated that isn't DEAD ON TRUE? Also, why did Governor Quinn launch the Illinois Task Force on Innovation.... ? Because there is SOMETHING MAJORLY wrong here in Chicago as it relates to Technology. We dont have Intellectually Honest people discussing this. They'd rather prefer to pat themselves on the back as being the "Best/Experts" ignoring the facts. Chicago USE to be the world's largest manufacturer of Mobile Phones. Not anymore!

    October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ufeud.com started several years before Birdfeud.com. It's not an original concept.

    October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ruther, I appreciate you finding and posting that as this EXEMPLIFIES my point. Chicago is in major trouble by the pretenders @ 1871 whom are decling people without Justification or even willing to document why they deny people entrance into the Illinois $2.3 Million tax supported space. They are more interested in " Write Offs " than creating TRUE VALUE!

      October 16, 2012

  • Jarett B.

    Outstanding event! The conversations were kept at a high level the panel was great.

    October 8, 2012

  • elmo s.

    a lot of new insights

    October 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, excited to be there ! am working on a concept to speed up/ shorten morning breakfast lines. Looking to add to the team, if you are intrigued message me at [masked]

    Cheers!
    Moresh

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very excited about attending! I have been working in IT sales for a little over 4 years and B2B Sales for 8 and launched my new company, IT Sales Solutions a little less than a week ago. At ISS, help start-up and established IT companies increase revenues through virtual inside sales campaigns. I look forward to learning, sharing, and networking!

    September 17, 2012

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