NJ Tech Meetup 23 (Hoboken)

  • April 10, 2012 · 6:45 PM
  • Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology

*** Please note the last minute room change *** We'll be at the Howe Center, 4th Floor (the meetup location is now correct)

Feature Speaker: Tad Martin (Collective[i], Overstock, Gear.com) Full Bio below.

Topic: What's the Big Deal about Big Data?

Special Guests: Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Arnold Bogaards (Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft, more below)

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) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)

Startups, all part of the Blueprint Health Accelerator:


Patient Communicator

Inquisit Health


apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM.

$5 until 2 weeks before the event
$8 within 2 weeks of the event
$10 within 48 hours of the event
Stevens students/faculty free (Stevens students/faculty RSVP here)
Why is there a fee to attend?


More on Tad Martin: Tad Martin is the founder and CEO of Collective[i]™, a cloud-based marketing analytics platform that automates the work associated with analyzing data and socializes knowledge throughout the organization. Collective[i]™ gives customers control of their data by allowing them to measure the collective impact of their marketing efforts across all media channels from one platform. The platform also allows for asynchronous collaboration around data so that team members can share, study and act on the team’s collective intelligence.

Tad Martin is one of the web's pioneers, a seasoned executive experienced in managing the growth of internet companies from startups to mature organizations. Tad began his career in the online world in 1999 as one of the earliest employees of Gear.com, a sporting goods internet retailer backed by Amazon.com. Through an acquisition, Tad joined Overstock.com as one of its first 30 employees. For the next six years, Tad reported to Patrick Byrne, Overstock's CEO, and was part of the executive team in charge of managing the company, responsible specifically for all aspects of warehouse operations, customer care and product purchasing. During Tad’s tenure with Overstock, the company grew from roughly $70m in revenues to over $800m, and went from a privately funded startup to a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ.

Tad is a frequent speaker and has been cited for his extensive experience by many publications, including /The Wall Street Journal/,/ Internet Retailer/, /CRM/ and /CMO/ magazine. Tad was also a member of the nine-person committee responsible for the successful bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002. Tad earned is Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah and currently resides in New York, NY.


More on Arnold Bogaards: Arnold Bogaards is a Marketing Director in the Worldwide Partner Group for Microsoft Corporation responsible for the marketing strategy to support Microsoft partners that serve SMB customers. He joined Microsoft in 2002 responsible for Small Business Marketing in The Netherlands.

Arnold has a strong partner background starting in 1997 at Compaq Computer Corporation responsible for Channel Marketing in The Netherlands. 3 years later, under the auspices of venture capitalists Gilde IT Fund, ABN AMRO and Advent International, he successfully helped found AtoBe BV, a company providing mobile data services for mobile operators, mobile content providers and multinationals, responsible for marketing and international expansion. After AtoBe BV was sold in 2001, he helped reorganize, manage and sell Clickt Internet as General Manager.

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  • Colby

    Very well done. I liked the tempo during the meeting (fast paced) yet the pre and post were very relaxed.

    April 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really great venue. I am amazed by what it going on with technology as it is applies to making our lives simpler.

    April 12, 2012

  • Anthony B.

    It was fantastic as usual.

    April 12, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    Awesome. Thanks everyone. Great job startups and thanks Mayor Zimmer and Tad Martin.

    April 11, 2012

  • Ray H.

    I wiuld have liked more difersification of presenters, like last month. the featured speaker was good, but big data was not a subject I am interested in or concerned with so I my interest was lost after a while. I will however be signing up for the next session

    April 11, 2012

  • Steven R.

    3 great pitches from interesting healthcare startups. Great job to NJTM and Blue Print Health.

    April 11, 2012

  • Dennis

    The presentations by the healthcare companies was interesting and informative. The presentation on "Big Data" was too much of a commercial for the company and not enough about the broadbased use of the technology. The networking was great!

    April 11, 2012

  • bez a.

    The way the meetup was conducted was great, it was very interesting and inspiring meeting

    April 11, 2012

  • Snehal

    Great Event

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the Tad Martin's talk. And the pitches were interesting too. I was amazed at the level of intelligence in the room and the creative minds. My one recommendation would be to have a microphone to pass around or walk up to. I couldn't hear a lot of the audience members' comments or questions.

    Thanks for a great event!

    April 11, 2012

  • Carlos A.

    Awesome. Aaron does a fantastic job. My only suggestion is an extension of the networking time.

    April 11, 2012

  • Dan D.

    Excellent! All four presenters raised the bar last night. Presentations were all excellent! Energy in the room was great as always.

    April 11, 2012

  • Luis M.

    It was good. Exciting to meet so many individuals with good ideas and entrepreneurs. My advice would be to seat all the presenters at the same table so that when they need to speak, they can grab the microphone. The room was too large for someone to throw their voice.

    April 11, 2012

  • David D.

    Great, growing group. Excited to be a part of it.

    April 11, 2012

  • David K.

    very good start up pitches, great networking as usual

    April 11, 2012

  • Mark N.

    Good speakers and I made one very good contact.

    April 11, 2012

  • Jason L.

    I loved the way things were organized and the demos were very interesting as was the speaker.

    I am definitely looking forward to the next one.

    April 11, 2012

  • Charles Shrem I.

    Anyone know the closest place to park?

    April 10, 2012

  • Serge L.

    I have 2 tickets if anyone is interested please e-mail me at [masked]

    April 10, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    ***ROOM CHANGE*** Please note the updated room location: Stevens Institute of Technology, Howe Center, 4th Floor. Map: http://g.co/maps/4x3xd (meetup now reflects the correct location). It's at 8th/Hudson. Walking: walk up River St to 6th St., then up Wittpen Walk to Howe Building. Driving: drive east to the end of 9th st and you'll pull right up to the bldg.

    April 10, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    No, they are just getting taken up really fast. When spots open up meetup emails everyone on the waitlist. So, if anyone can't make it please update your rsvp so we can get harry in!

    Separately, everyone, we have a special guest tonight from Microsoft. Please arrive at 6:45 sharp.

    Also -

    April 10, 2012

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