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Engaging your Startup Community in the Digital Age

Tech in Motion: Orange County is excited to kicking off 2014 with Shervin Talieh and Thomas Knoll talking about the voice of the customer and why connecting is good for business.

Whether you're a startup or an established brand, learn why it's important to build credible, authentic interactions for your prospects and customers, and how to implement them. We'll dive into the following concepts and then see where the group conversation takes us:

* How Personal Emotional Connections (PEC) increase sales, lifetime value, and referrals
* How mobile has changed the way we communicate
* Improving listening channels to meet our customers where they are at

Thomas and Shervin are traveling across the country visiting companies, startup accelerators and co-working spaces, as part of the 4-month long Voice of The Customer speaking tour. They are sharing insights from their own startup journey, along with experiences from their prior corporate stints (Zappos, Accenture, Toyota, UserVoice to name a few).

This event will be on Thursday, January 16th at the newly opened Eureka Building here in Irvine. Per usual, our event will start at 6 PM with our speakers beginning around 7 PM. We will provide some refreshments for you.

Shervin Talieh is the cofounder/CEO of Drumbi a startup advisor and public company board member, and the organizer for OC Tech Startups. In a previous life he was a Partner at Accenture, focusing on strategy, process optimization and technology solutions.

Thomas Knoll is the cofounder/CEO of, a startup advisor, and a connector for the #VegasTech community. He has been a community architect, community cultivator, product designer, social marketer, customer developer, and startup advisor for companies including 500Startups, LaunchRock, Zappos, UserVoice, and Seesmic.

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  • Steve B.

    Great meeting!

    January 24, 2014

  • Cris

    Terrific event. Great presentation. Well done again Tech In Motion crew.

    January 20, 2014

  • Ramalingam S.

    Very informative!

    January 17, 2014

    • Ravi J.

      Hi Ram,

      January 19, 2014

    • Ravi J.

      I wanted to attend but would like to hear your thoughts as someone exploring entrepreneurship. My email is [masked]

      January 19, 2014

  • Kevin T.

    Very informative. Brought up many counter-examples to common beliefs that I had never thought of before.

    January 17, 2014

  • Ray F.

    Sometimes as startups we focus so much on a *strategy* for *scaleable* growth we forget the most important thing... to just be awesome. The talk really brought that message home. Thanks for all of the preparation that went into making this meeting a success. Great way to kick off 2014.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Dennis C.

    Great topic. Shervin and Thomas were top notch (as expected) and the Eureka building is an awesome space. Nice job Brittani and Olivia.

    January 17, 2014

  • Claudia W.

    It was great especially the message in the presentation.

    January 17, 2014

  • Tracey D.

    Bummed to have missed this due to illness. Looking forward to the next one!

    January 17, 2014

  • Brittani A.

    Shervin and Thomas did a fantastic job of being informative and entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to them and plan on implementing everything I learned :)

    January 17, 2014

  • Joe I.

    Great event was able to refer a few attendees to companies that could use their services, possible funding.

    January 17, 2014

  • Patrick T.

    For those who missed out. Here is just a little video montage I created for the event via @magisto

    January 16, 2014

  • dorie

    Had a great time. Speakers were informative Event Phenomenal !

    January 16, 2014

  • King B.

    Since last month's was amazing, I am sure this will be even better. I can't wait! See you all there!

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Dan C.

    Sounds like fun.

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Joe I.

    Looking forward to referring business to other members

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • jim

    If you are hard of hearing or Deaf, please get in touch with me - I have a project involving captioning. Thanks

    January 4, 2014

  • Todd W T.

    Need a new AES 1024 to decrypt The Matrix.

    December 21, 2013

  • Rhett K.

    Still too early to tell, but hope to make this one. Rhett, UIUX.

    1 · December 11, 2013

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