NJ Tech Meetup 22 (Hoboken)

Feature Speaker: Alex Mashinsky (full bio below)

Topic: The Greatest Risk Is The Risk Not Taken.

6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking / Food
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature speaker/q&a
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)




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More on Alex Mashinsky:  Born into Communism, reared under Socialism, and now thriving under Capitalism, Alex Mashinsky has become one of the most recognized figures in the New York entrepreneurial scene. As the Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics, an early stage venture capital firm, Alex founded several companies including GroundLink in 2005, Transit Wireless in 2004, Elematics in 2000, and Arbinet in 1996. Combining the unique talents of business strategist and technological innovator Alex is continuing to invent new web & communications technologies. A featured speaker at over 120 international communications conferences and TV interviews, and the author of over 50 patents relating to exchanges, VOIP, messaging and communication.

Alex has received numerous awards for innovation including being nominated twice by E&Y as entrepreneur of the year in 2002 & 2011, Crain's 2010 Top Entrepreneur and the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom 99).

Alex is considered to be one of the pioneers of VOIP, with foundational patents dating back to 1994 many of today's hardware and software designs originated from these early ideas. As the leading evangelist of web based exchanges alex authored patents that cover aspects of the Smart Grid , Ad exchanges,  Groupon, Twitter, Skype, App Store and many other top performing web companies.

Alex has proven his ability to identify winning trends, build a powerful intellectual property portfolio and bring together winning teams to build world-class companies. He has raised over $250m in venture and private equity funds to help position his startups as leaders in their fields. Arbinet fundraising was documented in an HBS case study in 2001.

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  • Philippe O.

    top quality selection for pitches and presentation

    March 18, 2012

  • Rodrigo

    Great speaker, makes me thing on alternative business ideas away from the common places

    March 18, 2012

  • Murat K.

    Excellent meetup. Alex Mashinsky was great. Mayor Dawn Zimmer was a really nice surprise! Kudos to Aaron...

    March 15, 2012

  • Shari P.

    Amazing. I look forward to the next one.

    March 14, 2012

  • Dan D.

    Excellent meeting as usual. Always high energy in the room. 3 presenters did a good job. The Q&A's for each presenter were interesting . Alex Mashinsky gave a good overview and advice. You must have conviction for what you do; that passion will make all the difference in the end.

    March 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Solid meet & greet, great venue, nice presentations and great speaker.

    March 13, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    Awesome! Thank you startups, Alex Mashinsky, and Mayor Dawn Zimmer!

    March 13, 2012

  • Peter V.

    Aaron keeps impressing me with the quality and depth of speakers. Mashinsky was awesome!
    I also really enjoyed the comedy stylings of LaughCake! These guys are onto something

    March 13, 2012

  • Vikas G.

    It was a great experience. I think the "Making the connection with right people" part should be a bit more organized, since a person like me would see all new faces and with limited time in hand, its difficult to get introduced to the right people.

    March 13, 2012

  • Pete d.

    Based on the survey yesterday, it seemed that there was a large number of entrepeneurs compared with designers/programmers. Perhaps a color-coded nametag system might work, with different colors for (1) staff, (2) students, (3) programmers/coders, (4) entrepeneurs/marketing, and (4) investors. This may make the meet-and-greet a bit more efficient for specific targets. There could be some arguments against this as well, since it could alter the group dynamics causing some attendees to not speak with others.

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first time there and I absolutely enjoyed it. Everyone did a great job presenting and being able to listen to Alex Mashinsky was a great experience.

    March 13, 2012

  • Carlos A.

    Everything was good but the main speaker was awesome!!
    Thank you,

    March 13, 2012

  • Wilber H.

    No words to express how fulfilling this meetup was. Thanks for sharing the Gartner Hype Cycle.

    March 13, 2012

  • Ray H.

    It was my first meeting. I did not know what to expect and was pleasently surprised. I enjoyed hearing the 3 pitches and the questions to the presenter. The main speker was interesting, but he lost me a few times. His experience was excelent, but his delivery hard to follow at times. Overall a poitive experience, I will register for the next event.

    March 13, 2012

  • James V.

    Wonderful meetup, as always. Informative speakers. Love to feel the excitement that surrounds us all!

    March 13, 2012

  • ftleesam

    My first experience with the group. Meetup 22 was well organized, inspirational (with keynoter Alex Mashinsky) and motivational with creative start-up ideas. Plenty of networking opportunities before and after the formal program. Wonderful chemistry all around.

    March 13, 2012

  • Joel P.

    Wonderful. Interesting and useful.

    March 13, 2012

  • Dominik R.

    I had some really interesting conversations overlooking NYC's west side before the presentations started. Presentations were inspiring. I appreciated the mayor to find time to make an appearance - that was cool - we're not just a bunch of geeks with ideas that need funding - authorities appear to notice and respect out tech community.

    March 13, 2012

  • Joe C.

    Nice venue. Thought the 5-minute pitches were great, and I met some interesting people during the networking portion.

    March 13, 2012

  • David K.

    Alex Mashinsky gave a great presentation, networking time was highly valuable

    March 13, 2012

  • Ruze

    Good experience. Well laid out, not too cramped. Meet and greet was effective as well as drinks after.

    March 13, 2012

  • Jim M.

    A great mix of people from very diverse backgrounds

    March 13, 2012

  • Malcolm K.

    Three things:
    1. I think that more work needs to be done in getting Angels and VCs to the meetings.
    2. The typical presenter needs more coaching.
    3. There must be a more compelling reason for startups to come back on a regular basis.

    March 13, 2012

  • Todd H.

    mashinksy was great, so was, LAUGHCAKE!

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I felt the Meetup was organized well. Alex provided good insight and real world perspectives from a guy who has executed extremely well as well as acknowledged the even bigger lessons learned from his "failures" as he would put it.

    March 13, 2012

  • David D.

    I recently relocated to my native NJ after living in Southern California for five years. There is a vibrant entrepreneurial community there, with groups like Digital LA, Tech Coast Angels and Entretech Business Forum which bring high-level players and entrepreneurs together. I'm thrilled a similar community is budding here and I hope to be involved in the process of making NJ the place for knowledge, technology and innovation.

    March 13, 2012

  • June C.

    I think the networking could start at 6:30 to give people more time to mingle. I liked the announcement to go an introduce yourself to someone new in the middle of the networking session. In the future, I would like to see the group stay on schedule.

    March 13, 2012

  • John A.

    Another great NJTM! Looking forward to the next meet up!

    March 13, 2012

  • Snehal

    Great event as always. Aaron has been doing a good job in making this event possible. Definitely support their cause

    March 13, 2012

  • Hannah R.

    Great speaker. Great group.

    March 13, 2012

  • Jeff K.

    Enjoyed pretty much all of it!

    March 13, 2012

  • Joe f.

    good networking and great session of startups and speaker. For the networking, providing some way for people to flag their interests, and help people find each other pre the meeting would help

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always, I met new, interesting people and was able to catch up with folks that I've met in the past. I'm big fan of Aaron and the work he does and am always impressed with the participants.

    March 13, 2012

  • Pete D.

    Best run meetup I have been to. Aaron forces you interact.

    March 13, 2012

  • Travis K.

    One of the best so far. Quality presentations, excellent speaker. Remember to checkout out www.techlaunch.com to join the email list for NJ's accelerator!

    March 12, 2012

  • Anthony Max L.

    I don't know how the speakers are chosen, but this meetup group really brings in some amazing key speakers. Alex Mashinsky was profound tonight.
    As always, a great meetup with an open, friendly community. Can't wait for next month.

    March 12, 2012

  • Steven E. G.

    if you're into healthcare, let's meet

    March 12, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    Last min videographer snafu. Free entry to anyone who can video tonight's event. Please contact me directly (not on this page, click on my name and then "send email.")

    March 12, 2012

  • Adem O.

    Update your RSVP people ... want to be there.... :))

    March 12, 2012

  • Todd H.

    I'm looking to meet css/html/php folks with wordpress experience to talk about potential project work. If that's you, reach out to todd @ gmail or come find me tonight. Thanks, -todd

    March 12, 2012

  • Steven E. G.

    I am looking for an NjTech player to help out at a hot one-off MercBar digital startup-investor corporate party starting 5 pm 3/15. Paltry $ avail, lots of cool people

    March 12, 2012

  • David

    Hi Aaron, sorry to ask, what room / floor is it on? Also do you happen to know if the parking garage below Babbio will be open?
    Thank you

    March 12, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    There are 20+ people on the waitlist for tonight's meetup. If you RSVP'd yes and can't make it, NOW is the time to update your RSVP. Please don't wait until later today when it's too late for someone to claim your spot. There is a parking garage on 4th/Hudson. If you park on the street, carefully read the street signs.

    See you tonight at 6:45 sharp at Babbio (not same place as last month). 513 River St, Hoboken. Food provided. Drinks specials afterwards at Trinity.

    - Aaron

    March 12, 2012

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