Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Preliminary Schedule, subject to multiple changes :-).
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM -- Registration
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM -- Introductions and welcome, by John Gaudio
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- Keynote on Intellectual Property by Howard Keating, CEO of Zana Network Networking Tools for Small and Medium Businesses
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Networking.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM -- Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Gary Lundquist of InnoSearch
10:45 AM - 11:15AM --Court Rye on Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing
11:20 AM - 12:40 PM -- Lunch in the hotel restaurant
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM -- Bill French of Myst Technology Gadgets, Gizmos, & Widgets: The Trend Toward Meaningful Web Services
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM -- Break
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM -- Les Lazar, Founder of Zoltech Model Building with 3D CAD
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM -- Nathan Seidle, Founder of Spark Fun Electronics Selling products internationally and funding company growth.
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Bill Gates update.
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM -- Break
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM -- Gary Skinner, CTO of Electronic Solutions, Building a Zero Energy Home that was featured on the Discovery Channel, and having your company purchased by Hunter Douglas, a year later.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM -- Steven Schmutzer, Founder of Firefly Medical - "Ten Lessons I Learned as an Entrepreneur"
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM -- Break
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM -- Mini Trade Show/Dinner time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM -- Dinner, pick a nearby restaurant and take your favorite speaker to dinner, or grab something here and continue networking at the after hours Mini Trade show until 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM -- Drinks and less formal sessions, featuring a remote presentation from Matt Trask, a status reports from Lee Devlin, quick updates from other attendees, and the drawing for our door prize!
7:45 PM - 8:15 PM -- Mike O'Neil, Founder of Integrated Alliances, on Linked In and Social Networking Tips.
8:15 PM - 8:25 PM -- Break
8:25 PM - 9:25 PM -- Dave Shaver, Founder and CTO of Neotool on Marketing and Sales
9:25 PM - 9:35 PM -- Break
9:35 PM - whenever -- Our second annual Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament, followed by more drinks and great conversation. For his efforts in the poker game, John Gaudio III won a super high speed 4GB HP USB flash drive. This thing really screams compared with other flash devices.
Lee won this beautiful Garmin c340 GPS. It was quickly confiscated by his wife when he got home.
Other cool prizes included a MyST jacket, and several books.