Details

This is a record of past and plans for upcoming WSG meetings. Future meeting sponsors are listed at the bottom. Currently, meetings are held at least monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted).

Event Details

(In reverse chronological order, as they become available.)

Meeting – January

BizTech: Garrett Gee & Kirk Ouimet

FastPitch:
* Adam Meyers, Drop Dead Studios
* Clark Davis, Engineering Entrepreneur

Meeting – December

When: December 9 @ 6:30PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: Chris Carlston, Co-founder of Crux & Gage

FastPitch:
* Mike Gashler – Recommender System
* Robbie Wilkins – EmbarkShark
* 7Bound

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – November

When: November 11 @ 6:30PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

Trends Talkers (<=3 minutes each):
* Matt Smith
* Kirk Ouimet
* Aaron Johnson
* Garrett Gee

These trend talks will highlight a few important ideas or trends that will impact the future for technology entrepreneurs. Next, we will open it up to everyone for a mass brainstorm for people to come up with new ideas that would be cool to work on.

Collaborative Brainstorm
* Everyone is invited to participate

1-Minute Ideas:
* As usual, we will make time for those with 1-minute ideas to share them (whether or not they are related to the ideastorm)

Meeting Sponsors:
Tech Media Network
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – October

When: October 14 @ 6:30PM
Where: 184 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: Jack Hadley, CEO of Lava7

FastPitch:
* MustachePowerClark Winegar
* iCountMerrill Hansen (CTO)
* Phramewrk – Kirk Ouimet
* Making it Happen with Creativity – Blake Brown Tanner Christensen

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
UAO Agency
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – September

When: September 9 @ 6:30PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

Introduction: Matt Smith

BizTech: David Bateman, Co-founder and CEO, PropertySolutions

FastPitch:
* YellowOxygen – Jamen Nelson
* Attract Labs
* Garrett Gee
* BekoZone – Tamio Stehrenberger

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – August

When: August 13 @ 6:30PM
Where: 110 TNRB at Brigham Young University
Event will be streamed live by local startup BizVision!

BizTech: ooTunes – Steve Woolley

FastPitch:
* MealDrop – Michael Zaro and Bryan Bennett
* LaunchIt Squad One
* LaunchIt Squad Two

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – July

When: July 8 @ 6:30PM
Where: 110 TNRB at Brigham Young University
Event will be streamed live by local startup BizVision!

BizTech: Dr. Quint Randle (Drums on Demand)
BizTech: Traffic Tricks – Nick Stewart

FastPitch:
LaunchIt! Squad One
RentScore
* TBA

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – June

When: June 10 @ 6:30PM
Where: 110 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: Build Something You’d Use – Nate Graves

FastPitch:
* Early Indicators of Successful Startups – Jon Bradshaw
* Launch It! #2Matt Smith
* Blogging to Stanford – Garrett Gee
* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
* ooTunes – free copies of the latest their latest iPhone app
* FundingRoadmap – free subscriptions to software
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – May

When: May 13 @ 6:30PM
Where: W408/W410 TNRB at Brigham Young University
Event will be streamed live by local startup BizVision!

BizTech: How to Setup a Solid Development Environment – Kirk Ouimet
BizTech: Making it Happen with Creativity – Tanner Christensen

FastPitch:
* MealDrop – Michael Zaro and Bryan Bennett
* Startup Tips – Shawn Jones
* TShirts4Hire – Howard Haines

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – April

When: April 8 @ 6:30PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University
Event will be streamed live by local startup BizVision!

BizTech: The Power of Public Data – Matt Smith

FastPitch:
* EdugluKyle Mathews
* FoodMove

* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – March

When: March 11 @ 6:30PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: Scott Lemon

FastPitch:
* Oovoh, Ryan Van Wagoner
* Kristina Southam
* TBA
* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

March 10 @ 6:30pm – Combined with LaunchUp

Meeting – February

When: 6:30PM (Note: the meeting time is earlier than the usual)
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: SMS Apps – Kirk Ouimet

FastPitch:
* LDSMissions.comMatt Smith
* FriendViews – Jeff Bennion
* One Card to Rule Them All – Jeff Schwarting
* BronzeBerry – Garret Gee and Joshua Dance
* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Web Startup Group / LaunchUp #5

Meeting – January

Combined with LaunchUp

Fall 2009 Meeting Schedule

(at Brigham Young Univerisity, Provo, Utah, USA)
Thu Aug 20* 7pm – 8:30pm Web Startup Group – 374 TNRB
Thu Sep 10** 6pm – 7:30pm Web Startup Group (Combined Startup Group Meeting) – TBA TNRB

Thu Oct 08 7pm – 8:30pm Web Startup Group – 374 TNRB
Wed Nov 11* 6pm – 8pm LaunchUp #3 – HP-Logoworks Building
Thu Dec 10 7pm – 8:30pm Web Startup Group – 374 TNRB

* Note: meeting not held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
** Combined meeting with engineering, business, and social venture startup groups

Meeting – December 10

When: 7:00PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: Catalog Science – Jeremy Hanks and Dave Gray

FastPitch:
* Individual-Style Genome Project – Tyler Sharp
* IActionable – Jason Barnes and Ryan Elkins
* TweetSimple – Matt Smith
* Have an idea you want to share? email: fastpitch@webstartupgroup.com

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – November 11

Combined with LaunchUp

Meeting – October 08

When: 7:00PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech: Building a Team in the Phillipines – Chad Bennett

FastPitch:
* JiveJive – Cahlan Sharp
* SelfCritic – Ellis Atwood
* LucidChart – Ben Dilts

OpenSession:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

Meeting Sponsors:
Want to help? email sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – September 10

Location: TNRB W410/W408
Time: 7:00 PM

The September meeting is intended for all entrepreneurs at BYU. In fact, each of the Startup groups (i.e., Web, Engineering, and Social Venture) and the CEO club will be making quick 5-minute presentations highlighting their focus and success stories. Additionally, there will be a short presentation about the “Utah Student 25”. The remainder of the time will be used for people to talk informally with each other and eat!

Food and drinks will be provided by Doba and Catalog Science.

Meeting – August 20

Meeting under the direction of Nathan Graves!

Meeting – July 9

When: 7:00PM
Where: 374 TNRB at Brigham Young University

BizTech:
“Malware in the Cloud” – Chris Larsen

FastPitch:
Instructure – Devlin Daley and/or Brian Whitmer
Building a Team in the Phillipines – Chad Bennett

GroupGab:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

Meeting Sponsors:
Bluecoat (bluecoat.com)
contact us at: sponsor@webstartupgroup.com

Meeting – June 11

Time: 7:00PM
Location: 374 TNRB

BizTech:
“Google I/O Thought Blast” – Kirk Ouimet & Kyle Prier

FastPitch:
TweetSimple – Matt Smith
PageMass – Kirk Ouimet

Meeting – May

Date: 14 May, 2009 (Thursday) at 7:00PM in TNRB 374
Thanks to Matt Bills for guest conducting the meeting. Also, thanks to Scott Lemon and the other Web hipsters for coming and participating!

Launch It! Landing – April

Date: April 23, 2009 at 6:00PM in TNRB 374

Meeting – April

Date: 9 April, 2009 (Thursday) at 7:00PM in 1170 TMCB

BizTech:
“Online Payment Methods & Integration” – Kyle Mathews (Shopping carts, PayPal, Amazon FPS, Google Checkout)

FastPitch:
TwitPay” – Jeremy Raines
BigBrainz” – Ben Harrison
“Web 2.0 Expo” – Kirk Ouimet

GroupGab:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

Meeting – March

Date: 12 March, 2009 (Thursday) at 7:00PM in 1170 TMCB

BizTech: (15 min each)
“Twitter for Business” – Shannon (Twitter: @whataboutmom)

FastPitch: (5 min each)
LingoTek” – Scott Bateman
Izeni” – Jordan Gunderson
“Creative and Functional Design” – Mallory & Rich Robinson
“Neighbor Know How” – Kyle Freebairn

GroupGab:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

Meeting Sponsors:
LingoTek will provide food and drinks! (lingotek.com) [Contact: Aaron Davis, CTO]

Event – Launch It!

See: http://webstartupgroup.com/2009/02/launch-it-event-layout/

Meeting – February 2009

Date: 12 February, 2009 (Thursday) at 7:00PM in 1170 TMCB

BizTech: (10-15 min each)
“Adobe Flex” – Brady White

FastPitch: (5 min each)
“Launch It! Weekend” – David Gardner (Feb. 13, 14, and 16)
“Competing on Analytics” – Rob Nelson

GroupGab:
* 1-minute ideas (All)
* Discuss ideas and eat

AfterParty:
* “Creating a Flex App in 5-minutes” – Brady White

Meeting Sponsors:
RainInteractive will provide food and drinks! (mediarain.com) [Contact: Brady White]

Meeting – January 2009

Date: 8 January, 2009 (Thursday) at 7:00PM in 1170 TMCB
Flyer: http://webstartupgroup.com/media/2009/01/flyer200901.pdf

BizTech:
“Javascript Libraries” – Brian Whitmer

FastPitch: (5 min each)
“User-Content Utilities” – Matt Bills
Olifont – Investment Proposal” – Ben Buie
“Launch It! Weekend (Feb. 13-16)” – David Gardner

GroupGab:
1-5 minute blurb each with some discussion (whoever wishes to give one)
Discuss ideas and meet people (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
OSTC will provide food (BBQ) and drinks! [Contact: Shauna Theobald]

Meeting – December 2008

Date: 11 December, 2008 (Thursday) at 6:00PM in 1170 TMCB
Flyer: http://webstartupgroup.com/events/flyer200812.pdf

BizTech:
“Viral Marketing to Make Money” – Kirk Ouimet (15 min)
Devlin Daley (5 min)

FastPitch: (5 min each)
“WSG Startup Weekend” – David Gardner
“User-Content Utilities” – Matt Bills

GroupGab:
1-minute blurbs (whoever wishes to give one)
discuss blurbs (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
CEO club will provide pizza and drinks (ceo.byu.edu)

Meeting – November 2008

Date: 13 November, 2008 (Thursday) at 7:00PM in 254 TMCB
Flyer: http://webstartupgroup.com/docs/flyer200811.pdf

Welcome: Matt Smith (3 min)
Schedule FastPitches and BizTechs for December from audience

BizTech: (15 min each, 30 minutes)
Google Android — Sam Curren
Jump Start Your Website, Today! — Rich Robinson (MintyWhite.com)

FastPitch: (5 min each, totaling ~13 min, 3 for context switches)
BlogInhaler — Nate Graves
Faster Fast Food — Richard Arthur

GroupGab:
1-minute blurbs (whoever wishes to give one)
discuss blurbs (All)

Meeting Sponsors:
Instructure will provide pizza and drinks! (instructure.com)

Meeting – October 2008 (1st Meeting)

Date: 23 October, 2008 (Thursday) @ 1170 TMCB
Flyer: http://webstartupgroup.com/docs/flyer200810.pdf

Welcome: Matt Smith (1 minute)
Web Startup Group Overview: Devlin Daley (5 minutes)
* Meeting overview and explanation
* webstartupgroup.com (Meeting information, contact information, link to Facebook group, etc.)
* Instead of two BizTech talks, Devlin and Matt should give a short presentation outlining the purposes of the group, what we hope to accomplish, and the format of the meetings. This first meeting should be a good demonstration of the format for the group moving forward.

BizTech: Amazon Web Services — Sam Curren (15 minutes)

FastPitch: (5 minutes or less each, totaling ~25 min, 5 for context switches)
1. American Idol exit polling, a Facebook app – Brian Whitmer
2. SiteSays.com – Matt Smith
3. Olifont: Interactive Life Journal – Gabriel from MemorEZ (Ben Buie’s company)
4. CEO Club – Adam Chavez (801-687-1401) [3 min]

GroupGab: (open ended)
The BizTech speakers and Fast Pitchers are automatically signed up for Group Gab. Everyone else that comes to the meeting can do this.

Meeting Sponsors:
CEO club will provide pizza and drinks (ceo.byu.edu)

Future Sponsors:
If your business would like to sponsor an upcoming meeting send email to: sponsors@webstartupgroup.com

CEO Club (see ceo.byu.edu)
Instructure (see instructure.com)
LingoTek (see lingotek.com)
OSTC
Acentra

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