Tech Cocktail Week: Sessions
Feb 12, 2014 6:00 pm - Feb 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Tech Cocktail cordially invites you to join us for Sessions, a monthly speaker series part of Tech Cocktail Week.
Sessions brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts directly to you. Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.
Past speakers brought to Downtown Vegas have included Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Blip Co-founder Dina Kaplan, Moon Express founder Naveen Jain, Heidi Sieck from Democracy.com and many others. Sessions events happen in Downtown Vegas, Chicago and Washington DC – watch videos from past Tech Cocktail Sessions events around the country.
INTRODUCING OUR SPEAKERS!!
Founder of Draplin Design Co.
Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Dawes, Patagonia, Target, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.
Our Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin’, Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen’l Conversation, Culture Critique, Color Correcting, Existential Wondering, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words.
Founder and CEO of Thunderbolt Labs
Randall Thomas (@daksis) is a classically trained musician that took one too many calculus classes and got sucked into geekery: computers, robots, video games, high energy physics – the usual suspects. Afflicted with rabid technology ADD, Randall has worked in various industries with numerous startups — everything from robotics to digital video to cloud computing.
Randall is the founder of Thunderbolt Labs – a technology company building data science platforms for clients in various industries. Randall is an internationally recognized speaker on practical data techniques and the business of startups.
Randall’s most recent obsession with shiny new technology applied statistics and machine learning systems.When not glued to a computer Randall is likely lost in book or on a running trail wondering if he will get to the end of either. He has a fondness for good food and weakness for great whisky.
Founder and CEO of Vator
Bambi Francisco is the Founder and CEO of Vator, a social network for entrepreneurs/investors with a newsroom for news/analysis/commentary on tech, innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.
Prior to Vator, Bambi was a columnist/correspondent at Dow Jones MarketWatch, where she won multiple awards for her reporting. She frequently appeared on CNBC and Fox as an expert on technology and investments. She was a morning business anchor for KPIX. She lives with her husband and four sons in Alameda, California.
Advisor at HelloWallet
Passionate about working with visionary entrepreneurs who are looking for solutions to social and environmental challenges. Currently advising several SaaS start-ups including HelloWallet, FundWell, Retrofit America, Talent Insight and The Mortgage App. Founding President and CFO of HelloWallet, a web-based personal financial management and guidance platform delivered to US workers as an employer sponsored benefit. Before getting the entrepreneurial bug, spent 20 years in investment banking focused primary on raising equity capital for emerging growth companies. I really enjoy playing roles which provide an opportunity for me to utilize my skills in corporate finance, financial modeling and industry analysis with my start-up operational, business planning and management experience. Favorite place to find me is in the kitchen.