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50K Member Celebration: A Big Party for a Big Thanks (Presented by Liaison Intl)

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The Tech in Motion community across North America has been growing fast and is about to reach 50,000 members! To celebrate this incredible milestone, we will be holding simultaneous celebration events across 10 cities on December 3rd at 6pm. So mark your calendar! Please join us in Boston at: WeWork South Station (

Drinks will be served, companies will demo, local tech celebs will speak and for the first time, we will be simulcasting our events so that our members can network across state, and even country lines. It is only because of you and the rest of our 50,000 member strong community that we are celebrating this achievement.

Demo Companies

Fireside Chat Speakers

Kit Hickey, Co-Founder of Ministry of Supply (

Kit Hickey is the co-founder of Ministry of Supply (, a menswear brand which creates technically advanced professional clothing. Infusing technology into fabric development and advanced manufacturing processes, Ministry of Supply is inventing a new category of clothing: performance professional. The company has been featured in the NY Times, Fast Company, Elle Magazine and on the TODAY Show. Passionate about how people experience their clothing, Kit leads all facets of Customer Experience and is the head and heart behind Ministry of Supply’s customer-centric approach, constantly working to incorporate insights that lead to the next generation of clothes. In addition, Kit has spearheaded the launch of temporary Ministry of Supply stores in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and NYC. Kit has half an MBA from MIT, is a mountain lover, and is excited about inventing the category of performance professional.

Trish Fontanilla, Startup Consultant (

Trish Fontanilla is a startup consultant with a focus on community building, customer experience, and social strategy. She was most recently the Global Director of Community at Startup Institute, and prior to SI, she worked at Vsnap as their Vice President of Community & Customer Experience. In her spare time, she produces the Customer Love Summit and Customer Love Meetups in Boston and NYC, in addition to serving on the events committee for Wonder Women of Boston and mentoring for the Technovation Challenge, the Emerson College Accelerator, and the Babson College WIN Lab.


As always, this event is free to our members thanks to the continued support from Jobspring Partners ( and Workbridge Associates ( We are grateful that you continue to support Tech in Motion (, and we are excited to see you there.

Did you know Tech in Motion's network has over 2,500 open tech jobs available today across North America? Visit our Tech in Motion job board ( to learn more about these open opportunities.

Learn More About Our Headline Sponsor

Liaison ( helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. Our simplification of admissions increase program efficiencies and provide better applicant and administrative experiences in a highly competitive Higher Education market.

More than 4,500 programs rely on our admissions management to reach prospective students, streamline administrative tasks, and create exceptional experiences for applicants across the full enrollment cycle. Liaison is proud to have some of the most high profile and well respected programs as clients. Local Boston clients include Harvard University, Northeastern University, BU and several other colleges.

Learn More About Our Social Sponsors

Affectiva (, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, brings emotional intelligence to the digital world. Our industry leading, patented technology measures and analyzes facial expressions of emotion in real time. Over 1,400 brands, including Unilever, Kellogg's MARS and CBS, use Affectiva's technology to understand consumer emotional engagement with digital content. Affectiva's technology is also applied to emotion-enable digital apps and experiences to become more interactive and responsive to our emotional state. Affectiva has amassed the world's largest emotion data repository – 3.4 million faces analyzed from over 75 countries amounting to more than 40 billion emotion data points.

Foodler ( is a Boston based online food ordering service that connects consumers and companies with a wide variety of restaurants for immediate delivery. Delivery via Foodler is available from more than 12,000 restaurants in 48 states across the US. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available as well as alcohol, catering, desserts and more. Foodler has a top rated customer service and an industry leading rewards program.

Learn More About Our Advertising Sponsors

Bai ( creates exotic fruit flavored beverages infused with coffee fruit, our “secret super fruit.” Sweetened with stevia, Bai beverages are the antioxidant-powered, low-sugar and five-calorie way to bring healthy, bold flavors into your life. Whether you’re enjoying Bai Bubbles, our fizzy new phenom, or one of our delicious Bai5 classics, your tastebuds will be all smiles. At Bai, our core values guide us in our quest to create good drinks that are good for you, made from the very best flavors nature has to offer. We’re declaring a Bevolution, and with every sip you take we’re all one step closer to a delicious future.

Blackbaud ( combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of more than 30,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud's portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. For more information, visit

HWTrek ( (Hardware Trek) is a unique ecosystem where product creators and industry experts meet and create smart hardware technologies. HWTrek simplifies the hardware creation process by providing online planning and team collaboration tools and direct access to quality manufacturers and industry experts. Current statistics: 4300+ hardware creators, 1200+ projects, 700+ industry experts.

WB Mason ( is an organization focused on solving customer problems with personalized services and customized solutions. W.B. Mason is willing to take the long view on strategies that require extended periods of time to develop and are ever flexible to meet changing needs. Our objective is to provide “The Best Overall Solution."