The first meeting of Startup Tech Valley was a success! We had a great networking session and discussion from our panel of experts from the film industry. Here is an except from the introductory remarks. I started with playing this one minute video.
Welcome to StartupTechValley—support group for the crazy ones. I love this commercial because it unites actors, scientists, singers, painters, activists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs as members of a single club-the crazy ones. These are individuals who possess not just a brilliant mind or a great education but the need to create and the willingness to risk failure in that process. Yes, the act of creation is such that it involves wresting with what is possible and not possible, and thus creation and the potential for failure are inexorably linked. When you paint, write, invent or start a business, you are putting yourself out there and pushing the envelope and doing something that hasn’t been done before.
This process of creation is hard, and t Startup Tech Valley we want to be the place that you can come to hear inspiring stories that may help you take the first steps or gain inspiration to continue your journey. In addition to great speakers like we’ll hear from today we also want to give entrepreneurs from the area a stage they can use 5 minutes to demo their product or business concept. This isn’t the place to necessarily come for funding, but we can be the place to go to find that first customer, partner, or advisor. The goal is to celebrate and encourage creators in the community..
Startup Tech Valley will be monthly event. After tonight we will be holding the events in Revolution Hall, a great venue owned and operated by Browns Brewing Company. Stay tuned for the details of the next meeting….
This is going to be fun!