NJ Tech Meetup 16 (Hoboken)

  • Sep 19, 2011 · 6:45 PM
  • Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology

Feature Speaker: Dean Levitt, Chief of culture, MadMimi.com

Topic: Stay Simple: how to maximize email effectiveness by keeping it simple

6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature speaker/q&a
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar)



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More about Dean Levitt:  

Born and raised on a 30 acre farm in Knoppieslaagte near Johannesburg, Dean Levitt moved to the US in 1999 with his brother Gary Levitt (Mad Mimi's CEO) to pursue a career in music. It was while trying to promote their music production company, Gary had the idea that would later evolve into Mad Mimi, a powerful email marketing application.  Dean Levitt has been nurturing the culture of Mad Mimi since it's inception, changing customers into fans for true organic viral growth.

MadMimi is home to over 85,000 customers, sending out over 30 million emails per day.  That's even more than that mailmonkey company...all while spending $0 on marketing. 

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  • Adam S.

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    October 1, 2011

  • Jimi O.

    Great Speaker!

    September 23, 2011

  • Avneesh V.

    It is always great to hear a veteran entrepreneur!

    September 22, 2011

  • Timothy A.

    Very good. Artsicle are my heros!

    I would love to have the guys from Dogpatch come over to talk about what an excellorator does, what they look for in start ups, etc.

    September 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Format is excellent. Very well run.

    September 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting presenters, and great networking opportunity. Drink specials are the icing on the cake!

    September 20, 2011

  • Michael C.

    Don't forget to take up Dean Levitt's offer of a free for life account for 5K subscribers at Mad Mimi.

    1 · September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meet-up, very informative. Looking forward to the next one.

    September 20, 2011

  • Jay B.

    Cool presentations last night. Here's my drawings. Please don't hurt me Aaron! http://j.mp/qRRbye

    2 · September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. The talks started a bit later than I expected but overall very good presentations. Dean Levitt's presentation was terrific

    September 20, 2011

  • Oren B.

    Speaker was entertaining.

    September 20, 2011

  • Nick K

    Highly informative and a fun environment.

    September 20, 2011

  • J.J. C.

    Really enjoyed the keynote. Email marketing is something everybody has to do and few do well so it was nice to hear from an expert on that subject.

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent meeting. Speed networking could be a bit faster.

    September 20, 2011

  • Alan W.

    Great group of startup presentations and a terrific featured speaker (Mad Mimi). It was great to see an up and coming email business embrace a practical view of business and marketing that un-complicates things and streamlines process and expenses.

    September 20, 2011

  • Aaron P.

    Some very interesting startups and good tips and stats on email marketing management. Great to see everyone.

    September 20, 2011

  • Stephen L.

    I enjoyed the mad mimi email presentation. It certainly raised my email effectiveness and mistakes to consider awareness. Thanks

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and great networking event

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speakers, interesting company presentations, good crowd.

    September 20, 2011

  • Esther S.

    This was my first visit and I thought it was a great networking opportunity. Suggestion: publicize names of startups who will be pitching beforehand and have them available for networking afterwards or before the meetup begins.

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great interactions and presentations!

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The NJ Tech Meetups are always good, and I enjoyed this one.

    Some areas for imporvement: Pitchers for companies should get a watch and prepare their presentation. The guy from Horizon squandered his time. With a little preparation he could have given a much more interesting preseantation.

    It would have been nice if Dean Levitt had included a few examples (sample ) with his talk. Again, a bit more preparation from him would have made a good talk into a great talk.

    September 20, 2011

  • Michael C.

    Learning about email marketing is very helpful.

    September 20, 2011

  • Dan R.

    Excellent presentations last night. Great experience for this first time attendee. If anyone was interested in the live taping of the Mobile Security Show at the Babbio Center on 9/27, you can get more information on our Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/atttechchannel, or go right to the event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133042196794844

    Thanks again for a great meeting last night.

    September 20, 2011

  • Charles R. Parmele I.

    A lively group of entrepreneurs and angels. I met some new friends with great ideas and saw a few familiar faces from past meetups.

    September 20, 2011

  • Manish G.

    Great Meetup as always. Aaron does a fantastic job in bringing innovative startups each time. Also the guest speaker of Mad Mimi gave the audience great insights into email marketing.

    September 20, 2011

  • Pavan

    Freaking awesome. Met some awesome entrepreneurs and made some connections that are probably going to really pay off.

    September 20, 2011

  • James P.

    It was awesome! I've been to the last two, 15 & 16 and they were both inspiring. Alot of interesting entrepreneurs and great ideas.

    September 20, 2011

  • Serge L.

    while e-mail marketing presentation was informative, I would have liked to hear more "stories" from people about how they build their company and lessons learned - I felt that the e-mail presentation was more suitable for a workshop session format; don't think the presenter was of the caliber of the previous few

    September 20, 2011

  • Lauren K.

    The meetup is really fun. I especially loved hearing about Artsicle! Even the boring speakers had interesting ideas and inspiring intelligent questions. It's also a great place to network.

    September 20, 2011

  • Dan R.

    First time attendee, and I found the whole night useful and enjoyable. Great tips on email marketing, and interesting presentations from the startups in the room. The phone-based trivia was a great way to end the night.

    September 20, 2011

  • Ward S.

    I liked how this speaker actually gave useful tips and practical advice as oppose to lecturing us about the intricacies of their business.

    September 20, 2011

  • Chris

    Email Marketing Benchmarks by Industry

    Useful stats based on tonight's discussion


    September 19, 2011

  • Pete V.

    Great presenters tonight! MadMimi presentation was invaluable to anyone who wants to do email marketing...that is, ALL of us.

    September 19, 2011

  • Marco G.

    Sorry. Can't park anywhere

    September 19, 2011

  • Aaron P.

    Please note the room for Monday's NJTech Meeetup, the Howe Center>4th Floor (it may not be the same building you're used to, though we've been in there before). I was able to open up 30 more seats (thank you Stevens!), but there are still 20+ on the waitlist. If you can't come, please update your RSVP now and not at the last minute. You can work at Mission Fifty for free on Monday before the event. Have a great weekend. - Aaron

    September 16, 2011

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