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NJ Tech Meetup 26 (Hoboken)

Feature Speaker: Gabe Zichermann, Gamification Summit (Full bio below)

Topic: Gamification: building startup engagement from day 1

6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking/Food & Drink Provided
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)




Social Bicycles

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Free Parking: **UPDATE** there is a 5k in Hoboken tonight that will cause some roads to be closed. To get to the parking lot, the ONLY way in will be to head east on 5th st and go all the way to the end, down the hill. It will put you under the Babbio Center, where the event is being held tonight. Sinatra Drive will be closed until 8:30 pm. For this event, we have arranged for you to be able to park at Stevens for free! Parking entrance is located under the Babbio Building. That's the glass sided bldg along Sintatra Dr after 4th St. You can enter after 6 pm and you MUST leave by 10:45. After 10:45 your car is set on fire and you are no longer welcome at any NJ Tech Meetup events. Leave by 10:45 please as not to abuse our relationship with Stevens. Kidding about the fire. Not kidding about removing you from the group.

More on Gabe: Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight. Zichermann is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose book, ”Gamification by Design“ (2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designing engagement using games concepts. His previous book ”Game-Based Marketing“ (2010) achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. A resident of NYC, Gabe is a board member of, advisor to a number of startups and Facilitator for the Founder Institute in Manhattan. For more information about Gabe and gamification, visit the Gamification Blog at

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  • Oscar Renzo G.

    I like the smaller size, makes it easier to remember people. Great for networking. Hoboken is a nice host city.

    July 23, 2012

  • Richard V.

    This was my first event and I thought it was fabulous. Great format, great speaker, great presentations. Look forward to next month.

    July 22, 2012

  • Gabriela L.

    Someone mentioned having experience in crowd funding. Can I get your contact info? Thanks.

    July 22, 2012

  • Krishna M.

    Can we get the Contact Info for the all Presenters?

    July 20, 2012

  • Krishna M.

    Great Meetup , Loved the Speakers and was very informative

    July 20, 2012

  • June C.

    The keynote speaker was very engaging and inspiring. Top notch!

    July 19, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    Awesome startups from Founder Institute. Congrats to Social Bicycles on the Audience Choice Award. Gabe rocked it as expected!

    July 19, 2012

  • Ramon R.

    great content, awesome moderator - that Aaron guy... :)

    July 18, 2012

  • Rich U.

    first time. speaker was great. organization was superb.

    July 18, 2012

  • Eric H.

    Fabulous main presentation (Gabe Zichermann), and great mix of pitches!

    July 18, 2012

  • Andrei A.

    I liked it, Gabe is an awesome speaker.

    July 18, 2012

  • Wilber H.

    Great Meetup last night - Gabe's preso reinforces what I've read on "Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors", and "The Innovator's Dilemma" in capturing value by changing human behavior/patterns.

    July 18, 2012

  • Malcolm K.

    Great speaker

    July 18, 2012

  • Noah Z.

    Video of Gabe Zicherman presenting at TEDxKids@Brussels last year:

    July 18, 2012

  • Igor A.

    A tight, powerful, inspiring meetup that sets the high standard in New Jersey! Congrats Aaron and team!

    July 18, 2012

  • Ronnie L.

    Great meetup as usual. Aaron delivers great content, speaker and demo every month.

    July 18, 2012

  • Noah Z.

    It was great. The networking at the beginning could have been more structured.

    July 18, 2012

  • Susan N.

    brilliant meetup with great start up presentations and a great guest speaker. Bravo! Plus, gained a ton of new connections!

    July 18, 2012

  • Gabriela L.

    Thought provoking presentation on gamification - and highly entertaining too! Startup presenters were very interesting too.

    July 18, 2012

  • Mark N.

    Great event.
    1. Best speaker yet. I learned a great deal and a number of takeaways to implement and discuss with my team
    2. I've attended a few events over the past few months and the begining 30 minutes is getting a little redundant. same pitches over and over. I understand the need to give sponsors and other incubators a chance to talk, but i've heard the same pitch mutliple times. Many we can vary who speaks or really try to keep them to a 1 minute hello.

    July 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the #NJTECH conversations. Presentations were very insightful to product development, creating value for customers, and in regard to the last presentation, creating a interactive/gamified model to drive returning+ loyal customers.

    July 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    gabe = awesome.

    July 18, 2012

  • Vineet A.

    Great meetup event

    July 17, 2012

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