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Stamford Tech Meetup: Roadshow Edition


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Hey Techies! 

This month is our Roadshow Edition of the Stamford Tech Meetup!  Join us as we host special guest Derek Koch, his Whiteboard crew on their Startup Roadshow, and a bus full of people!

The Whiteboard, Connecticut’s online magazine for entrepreneurs, is focusing on Stamford during the month of April. In search of entrepreneurs, start-ups and related programs, the Whiteboard Startup Roadshow is visiting different areas of Connecticut every month to profile top and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and startups, reveal the uniqueness of the place, and explore how entrepreneurship is changing local economy and landscape.


6:00: registration, networking, appetizers 
6:30: kickoff 
6:35: hack of the month 
6:45-7:20: demos 
7:20-7:35: guest speaker 
7:35-9:00: eat, drink, party, network

Hack of the Month: Zishan Ahmad

WebRTC: Realtime Communication with HTML5 and JavaScript

Zishan will perform some live coding to demonstrate the web video chat ability that is incorporated in the next generation of web browsers.

April Demos:

Guest Speaker: Derek Koch

Founders & CEO, Independent Software

The Stamford Tech Team is pleased to welcome Derek Koch to the stage this month.

Derek Koch serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Independent Software, a product development consultancy. Derek has served in executive leadership positions and led product development efforts at several ASP/SaaS companies.

He is also the instigator of Startup Weekend New Haven, an organizer for Startup America - Connecticut, and serves on local boards for Crossroads Venture Group and the Connecticut Technology Council.  Derek is a graduate of University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Hear Derek speak on Monday the 28th about the Startup Roadshow, The Whiteboard and Independent Software and what they can do for you and your company.


This month's demo night is brought to you by:


Fun Facts

The Stamford Tech Meetup has had over 42 events in the past 3 years, 130+ companies demo, and 2000+ attendees and counting!

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Who has graced our stage?

Over 130 companies have demoed at the Stamford Tech Meetup. Have you?

- The Stamford Tech Team

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  • Peter P.

    Fantastic Job by all.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Mark M

    Hi, David! I'm an industrial designer based in New Haven, CT. I went to the event last night. You are correct, there was a lot of software focus last night, however, there was also a lot of start-up attitude, inspiration, passion, ideas, networking and a whole lot of dialog and fun people! I'm new to the group but planning on going to future events. Great to some "physical world" focused individuals here. Products that are heavily "hardware" focused (of course, depending a lot on what they do) are relying more and more on software UI/UX solutions. It would be great for this meetup to have that kind of diversity (and many others) in it's members.

    3 · April 29, 2014

  • Ivy E.

    Holy cow, what a great event! Great job, Zishan and all who helped make it a success. Sorry I had to leave realy. Love the pictures too! If anyone wants to share stories/experiences about startups and large enterprises collaborating, drop me a line at [masked].

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • david f.

    Good idea would be to post notes, highlights, key points from the roadshow....promotes interest, networking etc. I could not be there and have little clue if anything interesting other than photo's of some smiling people. Wonder what they are smiling about :)

    April 29, 2014

  • Robert T.

    David, Great comment. Software features (part of the eworld) are key differentiators for products in the physical world, providing vital proprietary advantages (think Apple and a million other examples). Join the effort -- BuiltinCT and many other organizations are with you on this. Join us on 4/28!

    1 · April 21, 2014

    • david f.

      Missed 4/28 but will participate in future. From what I have seen on BICt huge focus on software and apps and not building a and apps I might add of less and less return as time goes on.

      April 29, 2014

  • Derek K.

    Looking forward to seeing you all again soon - next Roadshow event is in Hartford in May. More details at

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Natasha M.

    What a great turnout! Pics will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

    3 · April 29, 2014

  • Doug E.

    Impressive gathering of passionate entrepreneurs.

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Suzi C.

    Zishan - you are all class. This was a top notch event and really helped energize our efforts around the Roadshow. I hope to see you all in Hartford next month!

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Tim L.

    Great event! Met lots of people that how me that CT is a great place to start up

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • david f.

    Doesn't anyone here work on innovation in the physical world and just not the eworld or are we going to just give that away to China?

    April 21, 2014

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