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Startup Row Pitch Event Indy
After San Francisco, London, Seattle and Montreal, Indianapolis has been selected to be the next venue for the internationally renowned Startup Row pitch competition! On January 8th, 2019, IndyPy will host a special Python User Group meetup and partner with Startup Row to select a Python-powered startup from the Midwest. The winner will exhibit at PyCon 2019, next to sponsors such as Microsoft, Anaconda, and JetBrains. We are looking for companies to pitch at the event. Submissions are open until December 18th. If you’d like to submit your company to compete, please apply at: Don’t miss it! IndyPy presents: Startup Row Pitch Competition January 8th, 7pm Main Event Entertainment, Indianapolis, IN $10 admission fee - Paid at door Limited seating Since 2011 Startup Row has been a part of the vibrant PyCon experience, and has given engineer-founders and their teams the opportunity to showcase their products, receive high quality feedback and connect with leaders in the Python engineering community. Organizations selected for Startup Row will have the opportunity to exhibit at PyCon 2019. This exposure had led to millions of dollars in funding for participating companies. Groups like Docker got their kick-start from exhibiting on Startup Row. Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session Felix Wyss 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk How To Pitch Your Startup by Wes Winham You've spent hundreds hours thinking about your startup. You see the potential to make a dent in the universe. You know your customers, their challenges, and your competitors. You have traction. But now... you have 5 minutes to communicate the immense complexity of what you do to a person with almost no prior knowledge. How do you help them to understand? How do you help them care? We'll walk through the process of pitching investors from getting the meeting, to telling your story, to following up and creating fear of missing out (FOMO). 7:45p - 8:00p Door Prizes 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk Anvil: Web Apps with Nothing but Python by Meredydd Luff Building for the modern web is complicated and error-prone: a typical web app requires five different languages and four or five frameworks just to get started. Wouldn't it be nicer if we could do it all in Python? Anvil is platform where you can design your page visually, write your browser-side and server-side code in pure Python, and even set up a built-in database in seconds. In this talk, Meredydd will walk us through how Anvil works under the hood, and the challenges and design decisions of building a programming system that's easy to use without sacrificing power. 8:45p - 10:00pm Startup Row Pitch Competition

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The Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community.

IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest for regular events. In 2018, we celebrated
11 years of success with over 1,400 members.

We are learners, employers, and enthusiasts of all kinds. All skill levels are welcome: if you are interested in Python, we are interested in you!

We have great regular events:

Monthly Meetups:

7:00p: Meet, Eat and Greet

7:30p: PBJ™ (Python Beginners’ Jam)
Back to the Basics: 15 minute Python tutorials aimed at beginners.

7:50p: Right Brain™ Talk
Creative topics aimed at developing well rounded Pythonistas.

8:10p: ProTalk™
Advanced Python talks by field experts

Got something to say at a Meetup? Submit your talk here:

Quarterly Mini Conferences:

Day-long conferences (9am-5pm) that feature 5-7 speakers on a specific subject related to Python. Some of the topics we have covered so far include:

- Machine Learning, AI, Genetic Programming

- Web Framework Shootout

- Automating Processes with Python

- Django for Beginners

- Data Science with Python

- Testing & Debugging

- Python for Beginners

How to connect when we are not face-to-face:

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Contact Calvin Hendryx-Parker
IndyPy Organizer
317-861-5948 x602

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