Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April 14, 2014: Milena Regos of Out&About Marketing on “Social Media Success for Marketers and Entrepreneurs: Beyond the Basics.”




We are pleased to welcome Milena Regos of Out&About Marketing to present “Social Media Success for Marketers and Entrepreneurs: Beyond the Basics.”

Milena Regos, founder of Out&About Marketing, will talk about 3 sophisticated software tools that will help you build a strong online community of loyal advocates and measure the results, all while making your life easier. From HootSuite, a social media dashboard and analysis tool, to beating your competition and identifying influencers with SocialBro, to a deep analysis of social media metrics with Simply Measured, Milena will show how she has achieved social media success for her clients.

An award winning marketer, Milena Regos founded Out&About Marketing in 2009 based on her strong belief and passion for using digital marketing and social media to build brand awareness and loyal online communities. Milena loves to share her passion for digital marketing and social media with business executives, marketing professionals and entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur at heart, she started her first business, a windsurfing school, at the age of 18.

More information about Milena and Out&About Marketing can be found at outandaboutmarketing.com.

The meeting will be on Monday, April 14th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.


This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Always Icecream and Clever Dragons.

You can find us on
LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Friday, February 28, 2014

March 10, 2014: Planning a Future Reno-Tahoe Olympic Winter Games, Presented by Jon Killoran of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition.


We are pleased to welcome Jon Killoran of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition to present “Planning a Future Reno-Tahoe Olympic Winter Games.”

Jon Killoran, CEO of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, will talk about how the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition has worked for over 25 years to prepare a bid to host a future Olympic Winter Games.  The Games have grown since being held at Squaw Valley in 1960 and so too has Reno-Tahoe.  In the aftermath of the Sochi Games, we’ll detail the potential for a U.S. winter bid and our region’s ability to be the choice.

More information about the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition can be found at renotahoewintergames.org.

The meeting will be on March 10 from 6 - 8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

February 10, 2014: Lean Startup Methodology - Promises and Pitfalls

The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to announce February’s topic: Lean Startup Methodology - Promises and Pitfalls.
Lean startup is a new approach being used by businesses that challenges the conventional approach to building companies and launching products. This point/counterpoint presentation will examine the Lean Startup Methodology, including where it originated, today's practices and what the future may hold.
Our guest speaker started programming for profit at age 14 and has built and sold two startups, including one to AT&T. He advises companies on technology stacks, product strategies/design and Agile development.
The meeting will be on Monday, February 10th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital.

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 13, 2014: Silicon Mountain Meeting with Eric Brown of Startup Weekend Tahoe

The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Eric Brown, the lead organizer of Startup Weekend Tahoe.

In a short presentation, Eric Brown will share the newly announced plans for Startup Weekend Tahoe, March 7-9, and answer questions about the event.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

Eric Brown is a Managing Member of Castle Peak Ventures and the co-founder of Thrive Tahoe, a network of entrepreneurs, investors and mentors built to foster the growth of Tahoe-based start-ups.

More information about Startup Weekend Tahoe can be found at http://tahoe.startupweekend.org/

The meeting will be on Monday, January 13th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.


This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital.

You can find us on
LinkedIn and Facebook, or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December 9: Silicon Mountain Meeting with Linda and Patrick Grimes, Founders EduLock


The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe/Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Linda and Patrick Grimes, Founders EduLock who discuss the concept of “learn to earn - in life and school.”

As Patrick Grimes explains “We are concerned parents hoping to provide a new alternative to managing electronic media devices so the technology can be embraced as positive instrument of advancement in day-to-day lives.  What started out as a simple concept to intercept text messages with math problems has evolved into a whole new approach to learning and media device usage.  

The new approach uses some of the most well-documented principles of operant conditioning as well as the brains reward activity center.  

Our timing couldn't be any better because the American Academy of Pediatricians issued a statement (earlier in November) that parents should place their children "media" diets and doctors should begin recording media usage at regular visits.” 

More information about this exciting new approach can be found at www.edulock.org.

The meeting will be on Monday, December 9, 6-8 pm at the Pizza on the Hill in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee.  A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders (NewLeaders.com) and Clear Capital (ClearCapital.com). You can find the “Silicon Mountain” group on LinkedIn and Facebook.