Tech Cocktail & Downtown Project cordially invite you to Tech Cocktail's Sessions Speaker Series, a monthly speaker series where a number of guests will give short talks about projects or topics they are passionate about.
Tech Cocktail Sessions - Whether you are a technology enthusiast, inventor, creator, entrepreneur, investor, developer, or designer, we are all linked by a passion for technology, innovation and starting up - and that's what unites these talks. Check out some of our impressive speakers from past Tech Cocktail Sessions events.
5:00 - 6:00 | FREE Big Ern's BBQ
6:00 - 8:00 | Tech Cocktail Sessions Speaker Series
"I'm an Expert. Don't Trust Me."
Phil Simon is a sought-after speaker and the author of five management books, most recently Too Big To Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data. A recognized technology expert, he consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology. His contributions have been featured on NBC, CNBC, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Fast Company, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites. Learn more about Phil at philsimon.com and follow him on Twitter @philsimon.
"Designing Your Direction"
As founder of digital-telepathy, Chuck has the ambitious goal of improving the design of the web by introducing new standards for people who give a damn about design. He works directly with fast growing startups like New Relic as well as thought leaders like Tim Ferris and Eric Ries. Follow Chuck on Twitter at @dtelepathy.
"Taking Small Steps toward Your Passion"
Lauren Thorp is Founder & CEO of Umba Box, a curated discovery platform for handmade goods. She has a professional background in finance, international development, and project management, but found herself wanting more than her corporate career was able to give her. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, she launched her startup in late 2011 and hasn't looked back. Having long been enthusiastic about buying and made and artisanal products, she turned her passion into what into her new career. Last summer, Umba Box participated in 500 Startups, has been featured in Mashable, TechCrunch, CNN Headline News, and Forbes. Thorp relocated to Downtown Las Vegas in March 2013. Follow Lauren @laurenethorp
Corey is the co-founder and CEO of Ilumi Solutions. He believes that through technology and good design, the simplest things in life can becomemagical. Right now, He's building a company, ilumi, that makes beautiful and intelligent multicolor LED lights that you control & program through a mobile app. After a few years of development, Corey is bringing ilumi to the world and creating magical lighting experiences. Follow Corey at @Cswizz
Lorena Egan is the Program Manager for Ilumi Solutions with her husband Corey. As a public health professional, Lorena joined a new lighting startup, ilumi, to focus on exploring an emerging area of how lighting affects us. ilumi can be programmed to vary color and brightness, which could provide a simple way for light to actually improve the way people feel and their health. With the team, Loreana is continuing to gather information on the topic with the goal of creating a lighting experience that not only helps you see, but helps you live.
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Tech Cocktail is aimed at helping build and strengthen local tech start-up communities both online and off. During past mixer events we have had companies find employees, co-founders, funding and some start-ups have even been acquired. We love it when that happens.