WebInno is an informal gathering of people interested in internet and mobile innovation - open to all in the community.
We begin with the doors officially opening at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta Hotel. At 7pm in the Grand Ballroom we’ll hold our usual format of self-/angel-funded startups demo’ing to the audience in Main Dish showcases, and select an “Audience Choice” winner of the crowd’s favorite. During the entire evening’s event, Side Dish startup companies will provide informal demonstrations to the networking crowd from the Skyline Suites room.
Main Dishes (presenting at 7pm):
Side Dishes (demo’ing throughout the evening):
- Discovir – Jawad Laraqui & Joe Presbrey
- HuddleHub – James Bassett, Adan Gutierrez, & Patrick Hereford
- Webiva – Pascal Rettig & Martha Rettig
- Custommade – Matt Goldstein
- Brass Monkey – Chris Allen, Jim Bull, & Jon Leach
- Athleague - Ravi Mishra
- Zazu - Punit Shah & Marc Held
- Episend - Rich DiBona
Following Main Dish presentations, at 8pm there will be a special optional breakout session entitled "Self-Funded Success Stories":
All the buzz goes to the venture-backed startups, but
institutional financing isn’t a prerequisite for success. Self-funding is
real viable option for companies with a strong vision and a recipe for
revenue-generation. Listen to three founders tell their stories of
transforming their bootstrapped startups into tremendous growth machines
without outside capital. Laura Fitton, Founder/CEO oneforty, will moderate a panel with:
- Steve Conine, Co-Founder of CSN Stores
- David Hauser, Co-Founder of Grasshopper
- Todd Garland, Founder of BuySellAds
If you plan to attend, please REGISTER ABOVE so that we are able to print name tags, appropriately size the venue, etc. Thank you.
If you're unsure/curious about our two-tiered ticket offering, please see our blog post on it.
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Note that the easiest/best-value parking ($4) is located across the street from the Royal Sonesta at the Cambridgeside Galleria mall lot.
When & Where
Boston Innovators Group
BIG (formerly WebInno) has been organizing and celebrating the early-stage Boston tech community for over a decade. We've aimed to support entrepreneurs, visionaries, and creative thinkers in the tech sector by holding events which foster community interaction.
Our quarterly meetups provide a forum for entrepreneurs from self-funded/early-stage startups to present new products to their peers, as well as an opportunity for everyone in the community to share and exchange ideas.
BIG is the event run by Web Innovators Group LLC and is currently led by David Beisel of NextView Ventures.