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Tech Cocktail Week: Sessions Speaker Series Downtown Vegas | November 2013

Tech Cocktail

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

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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.  



4:00 - 5:00 | FREE Big Ern's BBQ 

5:00 - 7:00 | Tech Cocktail Sessions Speaker Series


Damien Patton

Damien Patton is the Founder/CEO of Banjo

Damien Patton


Banjo is the mobile technology that provides real time content discovery by location across all major social networks. Damien leads the product development and technology strategy, resulting in a global presence with over 3.5 million users in just 17 months. Under Damien’s leadership, Banjo’s patented mobile location technology has received multiple awards.

Damien’s passion for problem solving is at the hallmark of everything he does. He has put his talents to use in some vastly varied disciplines. In addition to being a four-time entrepreneur, he served in Desert Storm, was the Chief Mechanic of a top NASCAR team and a crime scene investigator (no joke!) while working full time in the role of COO for a technology company.


Lauren Fritsch
Founder, CEO, The Coaching Collective


Lauren Firtisch


When Olympic athletes, members of Congress, venture capitalists, and CEOs hit a block, they call Lauren Fritsch. She is an executive coach and consultant, helping leaders who want to grow their businesses rapidly with grace and love. Her work has been spotlighted by ABC, Let's Talk Live, Katie Couric, Design*Sponge, The Guardian, the INC 5000, Social Media Week, and SXSW. When she's not helping her clients and their teams, you can find her throwing impromptu solo dance parties, scouring vintage stores for items both sequined and sparkling, leading retreats through sun salutations, designing organic perfume and/or CX.


Jen McCabe

Hardware Sorceress, Downtown Project Vegas Tech Fund




Jen McCabe is a detail-oriented operations geek with experience in day- to-day operations, production/manufacturing, and marketing/sales. She is a Y Combinator alumna (summer 2010) for Contagion Health, seed funded by Founders Fund Angel and Esther Dyson. The company nerged with Buster Benson’s Health Month in the summer of 2011 to create Habit Labs. McCabe left Habit Labs to lead various aspects of new product lifecycle at Romotive, a rapidly growing Sequoia-funded Series A robotics company, which creates a personal mobile robot—Romo—that uses a smartphone as its brain.


Rachna Choudhry
Cofounder/CMO, POPVOX
Making Change: Innovating in a Culture of Tradition

Rachna Choudhry headshot (via email)


 Rachna Choudhry cofounded POPVOX in 2010 to connect people with their members of Congress. She is responsible for marketing POPVOX's tools to organizations and trade associations. Choudhry also provides content for users, so they always have new issues to consider and are able to share their voices. She is based in Washington, DC and attended both the University of California, Los Angeles and Georgetown University.


Divya Nag
Founder, StartX Med/Stem Cell Theranostics
Improving the probability of commercial success for medical innovations


 Divya Nag


Divya Nag studied human biology at Stanford University before leaving to pursue a passion in medical innovation. She has co-authored over 17 publications in the fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, and has presented her research at top academic conferences. Nag first became involved with medical entrepreneurship as one of the cofounders of Stem Cell Theranostics, a biotechnology company dedicated to revolutionizing the drug discovery process through the use of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells. Nag also founded StartX Med, an initiative to accelerate the development of high-impact medical entrepreneurs around the world.

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. 


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Interested in sponsoring Tech Cocktail Las Vegas? Tech Cocktail offers a range of sponsorship options for every budget. Whether you're looking to just support the event so local startups can get more coverage, or leverage the event to get exposure for your product or company (or find people to hire!), we have affordable opportunities for you. Learn how your company can be a part of the event here.

Tech Cocktail (http://tech.co) is a media company that covers the latest tech innovations across the globe. Tech Cocktail has been hosting mixer events and writing about technology start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the local technology signal since 2006. We have hosted large events in Chicago, D.C., NY, San Francisco, Boston, Boulder, San Diego, Detroit, Boise, Austin, Barcelona and more. Read more about Tech Cocktail.


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Learning Village
715 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

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Tech.Co is a media company focused on better connecting, educating and amplifying the start-up technology community and showcasing the latest tech innovations.

Tech Cocktail events, produced by Tech.Co, are aimed at helping build and strengthen local tech start-up communities. During past mixer events we've had companies find employees, co-founders, funding and some start-ups have even been acquired. We love it when that happens.

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