TECH cocktail Chicago #5 – The One Year Anniversary

June 27, 2007

4:53 am

Wow – I can’t believe it was a year ago when Frank and I first put on this event. It was a crazy idea to be sure since we had no idea how many people would come or if people would get any value from it but a year later with four events in Chicago under our belts and one in D.C. (and one on the way in Boston) I can safely say TECH cocktail has turned into everything we hoped for and much much more.

The Chicago tech scene has also sprung to life it seems over the past year. Now we’ve got great events in town like Chicago Beta and Web Ascent along with staples like BarCamp (which we were fortunate enough to be part of this time around via a donation we made to the cause). We’ve got company’s springing up all around us. Some companies are even being sold to the big guys and the big guys are continuing to add to their presence in Chicago.

It has also been a big year for both Frank and I with the the move over to AOL and the sale of FeedBurner to Google respectively.

It has been fantastic to get to know all of you over the past year and to work with a lot of you and I am definitely looking forward to another great year. That said, what better way to kick things off than to start with another TECH cocktail. The TECH cocktail 1 year Anniversary event!

This is the official announcement and we’re hoping to let all attend who want to come this time. In any case please RSVP as soon as you can so Frank and I can get an accurate headcount. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, July, 12th 2007
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Place: John Barleycorn’s in Wrigleyville (3524 N. Clark Street) Upstairs
RSVP: Click Here
Details: Drinks are free yet again as is admission

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Oh – one more thing. Frank threw together this nifty badge for all of you that would like to add it to your blogs. The URL for the image is: http://www.ericjohnolson.com/images/i-enjoy-techcocktail-chicago-5-badge.png : I would suggest linking it to TECHcocktail.com or the RSVP page at http://techcocktail-year1.eventbrite.com/

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