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NJ Tech Meetup 27 (Hoboken)

Feature Speaker: Peter Shankman

Topic: The New PR is spelled "Customer Service."

6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature speaker/q&a
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)

Startups (the zombie apocalypse!): (DeafTel)

apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM.

Stevens students/faculty free (Stevens students/faculty RSVP here)

Why is there a fee to attend?

Free Parking: For this event, we have arranged for you to be able to park at Stevens for free! Parking entrance is located under the Babbio Building. That's the glass sided bldg along Sintatra Dr after 4th St. You can enter after 6 pm and you MUST leave by 10:45. After 10:45 your car is set on fire and you are no longer welcome at any NJ Tech Meetup events. Leave by 10:45 please as not to abuse our relationship with Stevens. Kidding about the fire. Not kidding about removing you from the group.

More on Peter: Angel Investor. Founded (and sold) HARO. World Traveller. Ironman Triathlete. Cat father.

Peter Shankman blames ADHD for most of his success. A serial entrepreneur, Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO), the social media website that redefined how journalism and PR works by connecting millions of sources with hundreds of thousands of journalists around the world each day, for free. HARO was acquired by Vocus in 2010. Peter sits on the advisory board of NASA, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, and is a successful angel investor with multiple start-up companies in his portfolio. 2011 marked his entry into Hollywood, when he became Executive Producer on Right Next Door, a new film premiering soon. When he's not spending 90% of his time running through airports to catch a connecting flight, Peter is based in Times Square, New York.

He currently lives in New York City with an overweight psychotic cat and a beautiful wife, and in his little spare time, is a sub -4 marathon runner, an Ironman, and B-licensed skydiver. And in classic ADHD fashion, in 2011, a tweet of his was voted one of the top 10 Tweets of the year by ABC News and Twitter.

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  • Esther S.

    FYI, my story on this meetup.

    September 18, 2012

  • Ward S.

    who mentioned the Jersey City co-working space?

    August 27, 2012

    • Rich U.

      Zahra Amanpour

      August 28, 2012

    • Zahra A.

      Thanks, Rich. Ward, feel free to reach out anytime.

      August 28, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    Awesome! Shankman rocked it. No parachuting in though. That was a little bit of a bummer.

    August 24, 2012

  • John I.

    Great presenters, great speaker, great venue, well organized, great crowd. There's 5 stars.

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There was a young lady dressed in yellow that introduced herself as a recruiter for developers...I didn't get a chance to connect after the event but would like to ask you a few questions. Please let me know your contact info.

    August 23, 2012

    • jodi j.

      I believe you are referring to me! [masked]

      August 23, 2012

  • Brian S.

    Someone had introduced themselves from WebMD during the 15 sec introductions...from the other side of the room, could not see who it was. If you're reading this, shoot me a message...look forward to connecting with you!

    August 23, 2012

  • Jim P.

    A bit disappointing. While the guest speaker might have been comical, it wasn't informative and somewhat abrasive in the delivery.

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome -- Peter Shankman!

    August 22, 2012

  • Kirsten B.

    Shankman rocked it out. The man should have his own one man show on broadway.

    August 22, 2012

  • Dennis

    As always, this meeitng was a good use of my time. Good company presentations and a very interesting and insightful presentation by Peter Shankman

    August 22, 2012

  • Joshua N.

    Terrific and well executed as usual. Nice work, Aaron.

    August 22, 2012

  • Victor O.

    Great speaker, interesting startup pitches.

    August 22, 2012

  • Igor A.

    As riveting as tech meeting of any kind gets. Aaron and his team run a fast-paced, well-oiled ship and the level of discussion and presentations is ALWAYS superior. I am buoyed each time I attend (3x so far). I highly recommend this group, just do not shout it to everyone (it is tough enough to RSVP).

    August 22, 2012

  • Krishna M.

    I love going to the meetup's , it gives me so much energy and people are great.
    Big take aways: 1) Be Transparent 2) Brand Your Self 3) Know your Audience (Attention spans is 2.5 sec or 140 chars) 4) Check your Messages
    Krishna "guru" Malyala
    "Passion on is something that you can't fake"

    August 22, 2012

  • Steven R.

    Consistently high quality all around - members, startups, speakers. Must attend event for NJ/NYC tech startup community

    August 22, 2012

  • Al G.

    Quality. Pre, During and Post Event Quality.

    August 22, 2012

  • Brian S.

    Peter was speaker I have seen at any of these events yet!

    Great job!

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As usual, great meeting Aaron - the set-up is structured to be fun and informative, and well, not so structured. Great energy (And I know energy :) - Peter was tremendous, and a great group of start-ups this time. Would prefer actual dynamite though next time. Thanks!!!

    August 22, 2012

  • Dana R.

    I'm a Stevens student. I registered with the link for students but it doesn't seem to reflect my RSVP on Meetup. Is this ok?

    August 21, 2012

  • Victor O.

    @kunal actually it's all in the description above. Free parking will be provided at the university garage.

    August 20, 2012

  • kunal b.

    This will be my first nj tech meetup, can anyone recommend a good place to park ?

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined, and really looking forward to learning about the exciting things happening in Hoboken.

    August 20, 2012

  • Noah Z.

    WSJ: "Hoboken Looks for a Silicon Alley Breakaway" (registration required)

    August 20, 2012

    • Noah Z.

      Hah, did I write "registration?"­ I meant "subscription required."

      August 20, 2012

    • Aaron P.

      This link does not require you to subscribe to read the article:­

      2 · August 20, 2012

  • Victor O.

    What is the parking situation there?

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    August 14, 2012

  • Vineet A.

    Will miss it the time due to travel :-( I am sure it would be a wonderful tech meetup. Goodluck!

    August 7, 2012

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