Details and to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/phlpug
March 13, 2014
March 19, 2014
You’re an entrepreneur. Yeah yeah yeah, you gotta work 24/7, stay up all night coding and drink 10 cups of coffee before 10 am to do it all again. Right?
Surprise. There’s probably a better way.
When you’re building a startup, you need to get the most work done without driving yourself into the ground. This session is all about taking control of your time and energy. You’ll learn how to think more clearly and creatively, eliminate physical fatigue, work more productively, and work fewer hours in the process.
Bring a notebook to this one – you’ll learn specific strategies and tips that you can use immediately. It will be interactive, hands-on and awesomely eye-opening.
Our speaker, Erin Owen, knows what the grind is like (coming from the corporate world), and knows a better way. She coaches entrepreneurs and business leaders to more effectively run their businesses and lead healthier, happier and more productive lives.
(This event is part of Venturef0rth’s first-ever Recharge Day)
March 26, 2014
We’re launching a new kind of event series – Venturelounge.
Yea, it sounds cool.
It’s a way to dig into a topic totally interactively. A facilitator will lead a discussion about a topic – anything related to startups. This is not one of those one-sided events where someone talks at you. It’s hands-on, gritty, real. This is where all that class participation practice from college will come in handy.
Topic #1: Intellectual property in startups.
We’re talking all about how IP is created in the startup context. Discussion topics include IP ownership, protecting it, problems you can run into, how to sound like you know what you’re talking about when talking to investors, etc. This is your chance to ask your questions, share your own experiences and challenges, and understand it all.
Facilitators: Brian Hubbard and Ross Alexander (IP attorneys)
March 28, 2014 – March 30, 2014
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.
And when Startup Weekend Health hits Philadelphia, it hits Venturef0rth.
The weekend will work like this: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Register here: http://healthphl.startupweekend.org
March 31, 2014
This guy started a nationally recognized clothing brand in NoLibs with no money, an illegal store in his apartment, and a bulldog. Okay, ears perked.
He did it totally grassroots style – selling his car to get the initial capital, guerilla marketing the heck out of Philly with bulldogs, launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign – the whole nine yards.
Seun Olobodun, founder of Duke & Winston, is chill, has a cool dog, and has solid advice about launching a brand from the ground up, in a market with a lot of competition, with no money, in the city of Brotherly Love.
Come hang out and ask him anything you want. Yes, anything.
6 pm for brews
6:30 pm for the advice
April 6, 2014
April 8, 2014
This event is part of Philly Tech Week 2014 presented by AT&T
This is the first of a 2-part Venturef0rth event duathalon all about design and startups. The first: a panel that will blow off your paneling. The second: the return of our infamous Speed Dating for Designers event (see below – 4/30).
We’ve compiled an all-star panel to tell you the real deal – what it’s really like to work as a designer in a startup. You’ll hear horror stories, you’ll hear how it was the best choice ever made, and you’ll learn the best practices for designer interaction both from a designer and CEO perspective.
Whether you’re a designer, or you might EVER start a company, come to this. This is good, solid advice, people. Like, for instance, did you know that designers can do more than just make your website look pretty? I know, gasp.
Basically, you’ll get schooled at this event in the best way possible.
The panel includes awesome local startup celebrities including:
• Robert Moore, CEO at RJMetrics
• Kevin Jackson, design director at Artisan Mobile and formerly of Boomi
• Melissa Morris Ivone, designer at Curalate
5:45 pm for craft brews
6:15 pm for the panel of your dreams
April 10, 2014
This event is part of Philly Tech Week 2014 presented by AT&T
We’re mixing the inspiration of a TED conference with the exploration of an un-conference.
Six EdTech leaders will each give a 10-minute talk about a powerful idea, experience, or project with the intent of making the audience think more deeply (‘rethink’) about a topic in educational technology. Then, audience members choose which speaker’s interactive breakout session they will attend, with the option of staying in one session or using the ‘rule of two feet’ to move to a different speaker’s session.
If you know someone (or are someone!) who would be great to present at this event, nominate them or yourself at the link below!
April 16, 2014
Venturelounge is a way to dig into a topic totally interactively.
A facilitator will lead a discussion about a topic – anything related to startups. This is not one of those one-sided events where someone talks at you. It’s hands-on, gritty, real. This is where all that class participation practice from college will come in handy. Share your own experiences, ask your questions, and learn a whole lot.
Topic: The right and wrong ways to hire for a startup
You’ve probably seen terrible hiring happen in your startup, or you were the one doing it. Come discuss your best techniques for attracting and hiring awesome talent – or, if you suck at it, come become the best hirer there ever was. What’s challenging about your hiring process? Come talk about it. We’ll discuss the best ways to define the job, screen candidates, and pick the right person for your team. It’s all here.
Facilitator: Everett Reiss (CEO of HireZoom – a startup all about hiring)
April 30, 2014
Raise your hand if: you’re a designer looking for work in the startup world, or a company looking for awesome design talent. All of you – please proceed.
This is the second of our 2-part event duathalon all about design and startups. AND it’s the return of our infamous “Speed Dating for Designers” 2012 event – where people actually got jobs. Boom.
We’re connecting the awesome creatives and businesses of Philadelphia again, speed-dating style. Folks from selected companies and each designer will have 7 minutes to meet each other, check out portfolios and see if it might be a good fit. Then everyone switches seats and meets someone new. This is coveted one-on-one time, people.
Both parties will be able to apply for a speed dating seat, and attendees will be chosen based on their commitment to hiring/working and making the most of the experience.
Must apply by FRIDAY, APRIL 11. We’ll let you know by April 15 if you’ve been selected to participate.
Disclaimer: This event is not THAT kind of speed dating. But if you do meet that special someone, you may do what you wish. But this is professional, people.