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Summer Solstice Meetup featuring "Lightning Talks" and party on the patio

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June 21 is the Summer Solstice -- a major celestial event which is the longest day and shortest night of the year. Awed by the power of the sun, inventors, artists, scientists and great civilizations across the ages have celebrated the first day of summer on the solstice -- the day that the sun rises highest in the sky.

Join us for a very special Summer Solstice Tech Meetup to celebrate that our tech stars are rising, too . This is officially the startup season in upstate, with dynamic new ventures, entrepreneurs being formed, and great small businesses that are on a fast growth curve with new products and services. This is your chance to gather around the metaphorical summer solstice fire, continue to build the tech community, and meetup with like-minded creative folks.

We're pleased to co-sponsor this event with which is leading a startup revolution that is gaining momentum across upstate, and the Syracuse Innovators Guild. We'll be bringing together the best creative tech minds for a dynamic evening that features:

6 pm -- Networking, fabulous food and music on the patio terrace outside the Tech Garden (rain plan inside the glass atrium lobby... but hey, it's a sun holiday, so let's hope for a little cooperation here!)

7 pm -- Lighting Talks: Two minute talks in two tracks, Technology and Innovation, designed to ignite and inspire. The Technology track is being organized by the Syracuse Innovators Guild, and the Innovation track is being organized by Join some provocative threaded conversations for an hour of lightning ideas.

8 pm -- Midsummer Pitchfest: Back to the terrace for a solstice gathering. This is your opportunity to pitch your idea, your company ... or whatever else you are looking for -- talent, mentors, capital, connections. And since it is the longest day of the year, we'll pitch until we're done.

To give a pitch, show up!

Summer solstice is the day to leverage the sun's energy in celebration of the season of growing. Can you think of a more opportune day to pitch? It is a day of good fortune that foretells long, bright days ahead!

Please share this announcement, and encourage other creative tech entrepreneurs to join the network. Sign up and RSVP to attend this event.

You can RSVP on this website. It's important for you to let us know if you are coming, so we can plan food. This event is free of charge.

For more info, call The Tech Garden: 315-474-0910.