Member Only Happy Hour: Mobile Apps

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Our Happy Hours have quickly become a member favorite! Network with your fellow members in a smaller group over wine and light snacks. We always have an interesting topic and lively discussion.

Tonight we’ll discuss Mobile Apps and why local entrepreneurship is critical. Hosting the event is the University of San Diego.  We will meet at the Degheri Alumni Center Boardroom and Patio, 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110.  Please enter campus through the main entrance and to to the Mission Parking Structure.  Spots are metered and USD will validate.

USD Campus Map  The Degheri Alumni Center is building 8 on the map, diagonal from the Mission Parking Structure.

We plan to honor USD graduates, Carol Corporales, (our leader for the past 18 months) and new leader, Amy Romaker LLM, School of Law.

Then we’ll feature GigTown’s Andy Altman, USD MBA.

GigTown is a mobile app that allows you to discover local musicians, see where they are playing, and even book them for gigs quickly and easily. By connecting artists, venues and fans, GigTown is creating a win-win-win for local music communities everywhere.

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AGENDA

5-5:30pm  Registration and networking

5:30pm Intro by MIT Committee

5:35pm  Welcome by Dean Gomez, remarks

5:45pm  Special Thanks USD grads Carol Corporales and Amy Romaker

5:55pm  Intro to Andy Altman and GigTown, remarks

6:15pm Questions and Answers, Mobile Apps and how to market them.

6:30pm Conclusion

 

Member Only Happy Hour: Speed Networking for Geeks

Our Happy Hours have quickly become a member favorite! Network with your fellow members in a smaller group over wine and light snacks. We always have an interesting topic and lively discussion.

This month we’ll be “Speed Networking” with various topics at each table.

There will be five tables with five different topics. The topics are:

Cybersecurity
Darrin Anderson, Chairman & Founder at Cyber Tech

Personal Genomics
(unconfirmed) Stefan Gruenwald, MD, PhD, CEO/Co-Founder of Diagnomics, Inc.

 Cloud
Thomas Schoessow, Senior Director of IT at ScaleMatrix

Data Science and Analytics
Dr. Mary Beth McCabe, Lead Faculty, Marketing at National University

Data Center Tour

When the bell rings, the groups switch tables, there will be 4-5 rounds.

It all happens at the ScaleMatrix Data Center in Kearny Mesa.  Bring your photo ID so you can tour the “Cloud”.

AGENDA

5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
5:30: Welcome by Dr. Mary Beth McCabe, Lead Faculty, National University
5:35: Topics by Table
6:30: Program Concludes

Member Appreciation Happy Hour

Our Happy Hours have quickly become a member favorite! Network with your fellow members in a smaller group over wine and light snacks. We always have an interesting topic and lively discussion.

AGENDA

5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
5:30: Welcome by Dr. Mary Beth McCabe, Lead Faculty, National University
5:35: Presentation Video
6:00: Audience Q & A
6:30: Program Concludes

Happy Hour: Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is one of the most interesting people in the world and said to be the real “Iron Man” Tony Stark.  He’s is a South African-born, American business magnate, entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor who is literally re-inventing everything he touches.

Tonight we’ll explore his thoughts on more innovations — this time in the classroom. We’ll watch a short video of his interview for Chinese television, where a noticeably relaxed Elon Musk talks about Tesla, SpaceX and the Ad Astra School he recently created for his kids and other SpaceX-staff children. Then we’ll have an open discussion led by one of our members, Stacy Cromidas, who has met Mr. Musk.

AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
5:30: Welcome by Dr. Mary Beth McCabe, Lead Faculty, National University
5:35: Presentation Video
6:00: Audience Q & A with Stacy Cromidas
6:30: Program Concludes

Happy Hour: Tech Toys and Giving Back

Join us for a special Holiday celebration.  Please bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to a charity (TBD), who will distribute them.

This is a mixer event without a speaker.

Thank you to Ray Mead and TriNet for providing light refreshments, wine and parking

 

MEMBERS ARE FREE!   Non-Members: $20

Platypus Institute: How to Upgrade your Brain

“Neuroscience is the next frontier in management. Optimizing leaders’ brains will soon be a critical source of competitive advantage in the business world.”

—Stephen Bochner, MD (Sector Leader, Korn Ferry)

HUMAN 2.0  Neuroscience that Redefines the Human Experience

What if you could upgrade your brain and function at a higher level?  How would it change your career? How would it change your relationships? How would it change your life? It’s time to find out.

The Human 2.0 Brain Upgrade revolutionizes how elite performers train and function so they can they dominate their industries. The proprietary technology and processes, derived through extensive research and years of working with elite military teams and top athletes, give clients a measurable critical edge.

Learn more at our Case Study Presentation by David Bach, MD, Founder and President.

AGENDA
5:30: Registration, Networking, food and drinks
6:30: Presentation
7:30: Audience Q & A
8:00: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at 11AM, the day of the event.  If you register online after 11AM, you will be charged $75, the on-site price. NO REFUNDS after Nov 16

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Fighting the Opioid Crisis — Oska Wellness Case Study

Chronic pain is big business.  Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain accounting for over $500 Billion annually in treatments and lost productivity.   And, the primary solution is addictive pharmaceuticals.  No wonder the U.S. has an opioid crisis that causes 80 deaths every day.

Our program is a Case Study of Oska Wellness.

Oska is a medical device company that is disrupting the chronic pain management market with a clinically proven, non-invasive, non-drug, wearable technology that relieves pain, inflammation and improves mobility with no side effects.  Oska intends to change the way people who suffer from chronic pain manage their pain and live better lives.

Oska Wellness presentation by:

Greg Houlgate, Founder, Chief Product and Business Development Officer

“BOARD OF DIRECTORS”

Kathleen Glass, Founder & CEO,  Oinkodomeo

Tyson McDowell, Managing Partner, Lead Wingman Venture Studio

Summer Rogers, Startup CEO; Serial Entrepreneur

Scott Silverman, CEO, Crisis Coach, Confidential Recovery

Oska Underlying Science, Technology and IP

The wearable Oska® Pulse is powered by Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology (PEMF) utilized for decades in clinics to stimulate tissue growth and reduce pain.  Its efficacy is supported by over 10,000 clinical studies.  PEMF acts at the cellular level to restore the electrical potential across membranes to stimulate cellular metabolism.

Oska has developed a unique application of PEMF Technology:

  • Miniaturized in a wearable device with single button operation allowing extended outpatient treatment.
  • Invented a unique multi-frequency protocol targeted at key cell types designed to accelerate the resolution of the body’s inflammatory response and reduce pain.
  • Designed a HIPAA Compliant pain tracking application and cloud service to integrate into electronic healthcare records and provide real-time pain management insights and treatment guidance.

Go-to-Market Strategy 

  • The Consumer Direct channel consists of the company website and premium medical verticals like FSAStore.com.
  • The Healthcare Provider Channel includes medical practices and hospitals called on by direct sales, independent reps and distributors.

Presentation by:  Greg Houlgate, Founder, Chief BD & Product Officer, OSKA

Top Two Challenges:

1)      Inspiring Trust from Consumers/Patients and from Physicians/Healthcare Providers to accelerate adoption

2)      Post-sales compliance in culture that expects immediate relief, with extended need for use to achieve results and integration into a patient’s life style

The Case Study Format

Many of the issues encountered by start-ups are quite similar.  Learn new solutions for your business through our case study program. The company will present an Executive Overview and their key challenges.  Then an assembled “Board of Directors” takes over and suggests possible solutions. But you can too — the audience often sees even better solutions.

   

Greg Houlgate / Founder, Board Member, Chief Product and Business Development Officer

An innovator of new technologies in both medical and consumer products with over 25 years of senior management, sales and marketing experience in a variety of companies including: DJO’s Global Recovery Science Division (a Blackstone Company); Onsite Network, an interactive media company; West Coast Trends, a leading travel luggage and golf bag provider; Porsche Design, and Callaway Golf. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from U.C. Irvine and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

AGENDA
5:30: Registration, Networking, food and drinks
6:30: Presentation
7:30: Audience Q & A
8:00: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at 11AM, the day of the event.  If you register online after 11AM, you will be charged $75, the on-site price. NO REFUNDS after July 15.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Water Technology and the Environment Crisis with Steve Chapple

Water Technology and the Environment Crisis in San Diego.  Featuring Steve Chapple, Founder, Intellectual Capital Media, Author, and Journalist.

We’ll start off with 30 minutes of networking over beer, wine and snacks.  Then watch a short TEDx video on ways to avoid catastrophic drought.  Then we’ll open up for audience questions and have discussion with Steve as the resident expert.

 

Steve Chapple is co-author of the new book, BREAKPOINT: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises (Yale Univ. Press.)   He writes the Intellectual Capital columns in newspapers and is a Visiting Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as well as Executive Director of the San Diego Unified STEAM Leadership Series, and a fellow at the Samuel Lawrence Foundation. Mr Chapple will be signing copies of his book after the event.

Thank you BDO for being our gracious and convenient event host.

More on BREAKPOINT:

Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the United States. Along their journey, which quickly expands to California, Florida, and New York, the pair uncovered surprising and profound connections between ecological systems and environmental crises across the country. Artfully weaving together independent research and engaging storytelling, Jackson and Chapple examine the looming threats from recent hurricanes and fires, industrial agriculture, river mismanagement, extreme weather events, drought, and rising sea levels that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse, in their new book Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises.

Yet, despite these challenges, the authors provide optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability, human well-being, and future economic prosperity. With a passionate call to action, they look hopefully toward emerging and achievable solutions to preserve the country’s future.

 

MEMBERS ARE FREE!   Non-Members: $20

LOCATION:  BDO USA (Carmel Valley)  3570 Carmel Mountain Rd,  4th floor, San Diego, CA 92130

FREE PARKING in lot next to building.

AGENDA

5:30pm: Networking
6:00pm: Introductions
6:05pm: Presentation
6:30pm: Round table discussion with audience
7:00pm: Conclusion, Networking resumes

Drones over San Diego

UBER, Amazon, Dominos and more.  Every day we hear news of another application for UAVs — commonly known as Drones.  We will cover real applications, from the Commercial,  Military, and Technical viewpoints.   And, especially what is happening here in San Diego.  

MODERATOR   David Place, CDR (Ret.) USN

PANELISTS

  1. Amir Emadi, President and CEO, SKYLIFT GLOBAL
  2. Dave Twining, Co-Founder, COO, PLANCK AEROSYSTEMS
  3. Chris Williams, COO, DRONE CITADEL
  4. Chad Amon, CEO and Co-Founder, INOVA DRONE

 

AGENDA
5:30: Registration, Networking, food and drinks
6:30: Presentation
7:30: Audience Q & A
8:00: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at 11AM, the day of the event.  If you register online after 11AM, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.