NY Tech September Meetup

  • September 2, 2008 · 7:00 PM
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Our lineup... * iRetroPhone (Gavi Narra & Kiichi Takeuchi) * ListensToYou (David Rostan) * MobileTek Labs (David Birnbaum) * NYC Seed (Owen Davis) * Angelsoft (Ryan Janssen) * edopter (Matthew Rosenberg) * Meetup (Scott Heiferman) * boxee (Gidon Coussin) As always, SPECIAL THANKS to the VC firm of DFJ Gotham http://www.dfjgotham.... , the law firm of Wilson Sonsini http://www.wsgr.com/... and IAC http://www.iac.com/... for their continued sponsorship of our NY Tech Meetup!

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  • SK L.

    This was my first event, and I really enjoyed the presentations. The people were approachable and I really appreciated the chance to talk to people afterwards.

    September 5, 2008

  • Bjorn R.

    A little hard to follow everyone's talks as they were being rushed along, but it was an awful lot to pack in, and all-in-all pretty well done, especially for the number of people.

    September 3, 2008

  • Mark C.

    The presentations could stand some more meat to live up to the 'Tech' moniker. However, the networking affair after the meet-up was worth the slideshows.

    September 3, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not sure what I got out of this one... the Boxee demo looked impressive, but I don't know that I'd use it. The iRetroPhone and the tooth thing... I just don't know. Not trying to be negative, maybe it just wasn't my night. The Meetup claymation ad was entertaining.

    September 3, 2008

  • Fraser K.

    A tooth fairy? A guy from SF? It sure didn't feel like a NY Tech Meetup.

    September 3, 2008

  • Mark C.

    so-so presentations

    September 3, 2008

  • Hermann M.

    Excellent presentations. Host kept things moving, event did not drag. Presenters were interesting.

    September 3, 2008

  • Rebecca

    This was my first meetup. I thought it was run well and overall the speakers were interesting. What impressed me the most is how friendly everyone was. It was truly an environment to network and meet new people.

    September 3, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    This form is awful. YOU put on the meeting, YOU should be counting the number of people who attended. Why are you asking attendees? We would only be estimating. Is your plan is to see how an attendee's estimate differs from the actual count? This is hurting my brain.

    Anyway, the meeting was great. They always are. And you guys provide wifi. That is THE BEST.

    There are two problems, though, and the first is THE CHAIRS. You put them TOO CLOSE together. We cannot all afford subnotebooks or the MacBook Air. Some of us have big laptops and are terrified that Large People sitting next to us will elbow our screens out.

    And PLEASE find a new room with outlets in the floor so we can plug our laptops in for power. The number of people who have to stop computing halfway through the meeting because their batteries run out is appalling.

    September 3, 2008

  • Bill R.

    Boxee and the iRetro phone Rocked! I got to set these two things up.

    September 3, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    To many startups about startups. Where is value coming from? The dentist was the best.

    September 3, 2008

  • Nate W.

    A dentist? Three pitches with no demos is bad.

    September 2, 2008

  • Eric W.

    The NY Tech Meetup is an institution, and a valuable one, but I think there is work to be done. Providing the 500 people attending with better tools to network with one another (beyond name tags and "turn and talk to your neighbor") would help people get value out of the meetup. Also, I think Meetup needs to better define the criteria for companies who present at the NY Tech Meetup, because they have been all over the place the last few months. There are a lot of interesting tech companies in NYC. Let's make sure they are presenting here.

    September 2, 2008

  • Eugene Y.

    Excellent selection of presentations! Totally wowed by the guys presenting and what their companies are upto. Especially liked Boxee(sp), Angelsoft, iRetroPhone, Eopter. Great job guys!!

    September 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrats on the new Meetup video! Great stuff and thanks to all the VCs who attended to show their support for NYC entrepreneurs.

    September 2, 2008

  • Bill

    Would like to see more a networking event

    September 2, 2008

  • paul p.

    scott should introduce himself by name every time, and maybe give a sentence about what the meetings are about [orients new people]. it's good that he keeps presenters to time, but it's not school, so he can also be loose with whatever happens [serendipity sometimes leads to interesting moments, and loosens everything up]. introducing interesting people in the audience is good too, as he did tonight with david rose [but not with jimmy wales]

    September 2, 2008

  • Cindy G.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it, but - and this is a serious offer - I would be happy to provide free presentation skills training for those crucial five minutes to any future demo presenters. (It's not just what you demo, it's the way that you demo it.) As someone who's done a huge amount of presenting (working in advertising, you have to!), there are some small simple things even nervous presenters could do to help themselves come across more compellingly. Otherwise, it was a great range of demos - particularly enjoyed the iRetroPhone - and I met some nice people, including someone from a class I taught several years ago whom it was great to reconnect with. I really liked the feeling of NY Tech camaraderie, and all power to Scott for seeking to reinforce solidarity via screenlessness!!

    September 2, 2008

  • Amichai L.

    A little all over the place, no common theme.
    Not enough time for networking.

    September 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    venue is laid out weird, audio could have been better

    September 2, 2008

  • Sandira C.

    Hoping to find a smart Product Manager to work with.
    This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and hard working professional to play a pivotal role in a dynamic environment.
    The Technical Product Manager reports to the Managing Director (i.e. myself). The position is based in New York, NY.
    More @ http://www.sandira.com/blog/200...­

    September 2, 2008

  • Naren

    Previously I paid the $10 via Amazon Payments... I was not prompted this time to pay for the ticket before-hand. Assuming payment is on-site

    September 2, 2008

  • Marshall S.

    yes

    August 29, 2008

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