The Boulder Denver New Technology January Meetup

  • January 8, 2008 · 6:00 PM
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The Boulder, Denver New Technology Meetup! 5 companies take the stage for 10 minutes each, 5 minutes to demo and 5 minutes to answer questions. Viawest, (http://www.viawest.ne...) is helping us pay for the food and drink. http://photos4.meetup... Robert Reich Founder, VP Product Me.dium

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meeting...tough crowd. Liked the format

    January 9, 2008

  • Nicole Glaros

    Not the best presenters this time around

    January 9, 2008

  • Ben

    I agree w others that it was incredibly rude to chase people off the stage because they weren't presenting exactly what that person wanted to hear. Maybe the requirements need to be better defined for presenters so they know what is expected but everybody should maintain a level of respect for everyone attendees and presenters. A couple suggestions:
    1. The facilitator should have a microphone.
    2. Facilitator should encourage the presenters to repeat each question before answering. (this should help for the video coverage too)
    3. Attendees should respect those around them and not talk amongst themselves too much. It is hard enough to hear the questions without people around you talking.

    January 9, 2008

  • Sean Daken

    Great event. I'd like to see companies be more explicit about what they are looking for from the audience (e.g. feedback, beta testers, employees, funding, etc). The Messaging & Positioning vignette that Camberely Bates presented was basic product/service pitch stuff that several (most) of the presenters ignored. I'd love to see more presentations where more time is spent discussing the specific target customer and the specific problems/opportunities, rather than jumping to their solution/demo. People seem to want to understand a company's revenue model before they understand how it adds value. It should be the other way around.

    Last comment... several folks stand up at the beginning of the meeting w/ announcements that they are hiring, etc. It would be great if someone could capture and post those names/companies before or after the session. A lot of information is lost in the shuffle and noise at the beginning of the meeting.

    January 9, 2008

  • Randy Cox

    Should vet some of the presentations better in order to keep things in the spirit of the event.

    January 9, 2008

  • Kevin Hunt

    People need to be respectful if they're going to come to this event. Telling people to get to the point or leave the podium, like what happened last night was terrible. That type of behavior not only makes everyone uncomfortable it tarnishes the face of the start-up community.

    At the next meeting please announce to people how lucky we are to have this type of event and to be respectful of others.

    I was very disappointed in the behavior from last night.

    January 9, 2008

  • Bryant

    I Know its tough and some people are not in the stages of being able to present a demo but it would be nice to require a demo and no more power point.

    January 9, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems to be heavily web-based business activity. It would be good to see other high-tech opportunities being pursued.

    January 9, 2008

  • Chris Westfall

    Might make sense to pre-screen presentations/pitches ahead of time; although audience heckling may set the standard without this extra effort.

    January 9, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fast and productive. Lots of variety. I enjoyed presenting and I learned...
    A great atmosphere. Useful networking.
    I would like to see it last longer, another hour? Maybe demo tables?
    Structured "meet the presenter"? I have some more endurance.

    January 8, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    a couple of good preso's

    January 8, 2008

  • Alan Brockett

    First time for me. Liked the format, networking opportunities. Presenters were interesting, overall.

    January 8, 2008

  • Patti Miller

    Good variety of presentations

    January 8, 2008

  • Patty Ferreira

    Thanks for speeding along the duds and asking relevant questions of all presenters, great facilitation.

    January 8, 2008

  • Dan Powers

    Great mix of presenters.

    January 8, 2008

  • Dave Thompson

    I'm very impressed with the groundswell of attendees! We're kind of becoming a happening!

    January 8, 2008

  • Jason Haislmaier

    The presenters appeared a bit unprepared and (I think) as a result it felt like they ran a bit long

    January 8, 2008

  • John Leach

    This was my first meetup, wasn't sure what to expect. There were more people than I thought there would be. First three presentations weren't well done, need better presentation skills.

    January 8, 2008

  • alek

    Thanks for sending around an agenda beforehand ...

    January 7, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, previously engaged.

    January 7, 2008

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