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New Tech Fort Collins

Join us before New Tech starts this time - at 4:30 - for free head shots. One of the awesome Fort Collins New Tech members knows how important it can be to have a professional photo up on the web, and he's giving back by giving free head shots away - much more detail below.


4:30 Free head shots, compliments of Chas Shinner

5:00 – 5:15pm Networking, socializing (sponsor provided refreshments, beer or wine)

5:15 – 5:20pm Meeting overview and announcements

5:20 – 5:35pm Educational presentation: A short educational presentation on COlorado Innovation Challenge, Governor Hickenlooper's initiative.

Presentations (10 minutes to present, 5 minutes for Q&A)

5:35 – 5:50pm Teresa Neeley and Chuck Hodges, Zebulon Solutions

5:50 – 6:05pm Charlie Jackson, CorKat Data

6:05 – 6:20pm Paul Mantey, GSC - Global Systems Circle

6:45 – 7:00pm Jerry Thurber, Innotrieve

7:00 – 7:05pm Closing announcements

7:05 – 7:15pm Socializing


Fort Collins New Tech has joined forces with Boulder/Denver New Tech - it's time to think Colorado when you think tech startups and New Tech groups!

Join us in Fort Collins for the familiar New Tech format - local startup pitches/presentations, great audience feedback and questions, and some tasty local beer.


Much, Much more info about the free head shots!

We have a volunteer, Chas Shinner, from Fort Collins New Tech who wants to give back to the community by giving away free head shots to the community. More info right here:

The Importance of Having a Professional Image on your Linked In Page

It is important to put forward a professional image on your Linkedin or web site. Don't just put a image taken from vacation or the last holiday party as it does not portray an image of professionalism. People tend to remember faces and associate the quality of the photo with the services being advertised Ask yourself, after looking at the head-shot you are using today, would you do business with that person? Yes, you could have your friend take a picture, but do they have decades of lighting, photographic and image manipulation experience to help you look your best?

Here is a opportunity for you to get a professional head-shot created at no charge in a matter of minutes. Let me repeat that NO CHARGE, FREE, Nada. Come for the June New Tech meeting in Fort Collins and get a image suitable for your website, Linkedin, or other social media usage. No cost, no selling of email addresses. My intent is to give something back to the community. I will be handing out business card if y'all need photographic services in the future. I will need your email address to send you the images and will not distribute the email addresses for any other purpose.

What you will get are several image files emailed to you, approximately 500x500 pixels in size, very usable on Linkedin or your web site with a usage release. Note that these sized images are not suitable for printing, but work well for the web.

(Note: If you are insistent in having a hard copy of these photos, printed images may be purchased for a nominal charge, but the goal of this is really to get our New Tech community looking great and professional online.) :)

Check out the following links for additional reasons to have a professional headshot created:

Taking a GREAT Photo - Background / Advice

Simple clothing and solid colors photograph best. Minimal image retouching will be performed. You need to do this part, as even Photoshop has its limits on fixing clothing, hair....Clothing suggestions for a business casual image is the use of denim (no holes or shorts) or khakis. Color coordinated shirts, blouses, sweaters or pullovers define this style. Please, please, avoid stripes, loud colors and patterns. If you desire a more formal look bring a jacket or suits/ties for the men and dresses or suits for the women. Pick clothes that have subtle patterns if you don't have solid colors. Your clothes should be plain and simple not loud and busy. Half-length or long sleeves are always suggested especially for women. Do not wear clothing that is not “your” style. There’s nothing worse than putting on a shirt and tie or a dress for a portrait if that is not your work image.

Make-up: Eye shadow should be applied lightly. The center point of interest is the eyes. Apply two coats of mascara; both on the upper and lower eyelashes. Wear your other make-up as usual. DO NOT apply more than usual as the camera sees what is there.

Shaving: Be sure to shave just prior to your appointment, as there is no way to hide a five o’clock shadow in a portrait, even with today’s digital technology.

Glasses: If you wear glasses that darken in the light I strongly suggest that you do not wear them for the session. If you wear glasses ALL of the time I suggest you wear another pair that DO NOT darken. You can also have your favorite eye doctor loan you a pair of frames that are similar to your glasses just for the portrait session. Not having lenses in the portrait will not be a problem.


If you build software for any platform (web, desktop, SAS, Andorid, etc…) or offer services to the New Tech community (design, development, marketing, real estate, head hunting) add your company to the New Tech Map.


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  • Chuck H.

    Great to meet all of you. I appreciated the thoughtful feedback, questions and advice from everyone. Let's all continue to pull together to make Colorado's entrepreur community even stronger.

    June 14, 2013

  • Rob A.

    Great meeting! the presentations were excellent.

    June 14, 2013

  • Teresa N.

    I really enjoyed this meetup. There were interesting topic presenters and it was nice to see hardware meet software.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the presentation by Paul at Global Systems Circle tonight was very interesting. GSC uses games from Innovation Games to help different companies work together to solve business problems, and help governments become creative in cutting $30 million off their budget. I also liked the business idea from Jerry at Innotrieve. It was leveraging existing employees' contacts and outside connections to get reliable referrals for job openings.

    June 13, 2013

  • Dr. Donna W.

    Found this interesting meetup after it had been 'in session' for over an hour...looked informative...see everyone at the next one if the schedule allows.

    June 13, 2013

  • McKenzie F.

    Next Tuesday 6/18 at Galvanize: Money/Bitcoin & the Cloud: It's all just data streams, anyway! With Michael Schonfeld from Dwolla

    June 13, 2013

  • Christine H.

    Come early for free head shots if you need them.

    June 12, 2013

  • Ian S.

    Geospatial developer with OpenGeo

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming with my VC friends from and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

    June 10, 2013

  • Gary G.

    Money #Bitcoin & the Cloud: It's all just data streams, anyway! @galvanize Denver Meetup 6/18

    June 8, 2013

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