Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 14, 2014: Truckee-Tahoe Internet Connectivity: Randy Wagner, SEDcorp, and Bev Ducey, Tahoe Prosperity Center

We are pleased to welcome Randy Wagner and Bev Ducey to facilitate a Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) Community Meeting.

Residential and business internet connectivity and speed are a vital component of continued economic development in the Tahoe-Truckee area.

Randy Wagner, CEO of SEDCorp, and Bev Ducey, the Tahoe Prosperity Center Program Manager, will provide the community with an overview of the SEDCorp and GCBC 2014/2015 goal to identify opportunities to serve local residents and businesses without sufficient internet access using fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers. We will also hear about the Tahoe Prosperity Center Tahoe Basin Broadband Project.

GCBC is in its third year of a 3-year California Public Utility Commission Award to identify populations to be served, link them with willing internet service providers and develop a solution within 3-4 months of contact. The Tahoe Prosperity Center is working on a more strategic, longer lead time project designed to take the Tahoe Basin communities and businesses to the next service level.

The meeting will be on Monday, July 14th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. 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 and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Next Meeting: June 9, 2014, Jay Yerxa to present: “Bitcoin: Understanding the Hype”

We are pleased to welcome Jay Yerxa to present: “Bitcoin: Understanding the Hype.”

Jay Yerxa, a Bitcoin investor and developer, will explain in layman’s terms how there is much more to Bitcoin than its well-known use as a virtual currency. This new technology, which has never existed before in computer science, has received worldwide attention and is often misunderstood.

Jay will explain how its use as a currency for the Internet is merely the first application of the Bitcoin technology and how the underlying block chain technology and decentralized nature of Bitcoin will form our future.  In addition to speaking about the core technology of Bitcoin, Jay will discuss financial and legal matters related to Bitcoin, as well as regulations.

You can learn more about Jay and Bitcoin at jasonyerxa.com.

The meeting will be on Monday, June 9, 6 pm - 8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. 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 meeting is sponsored by New Leaders

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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May 12, 2014: Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad.com "From Bootstrap to Business"

We're pleased to welcome Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad.com to present: “TrainerRoad: From Bootstrap to Business.”

Nate Pearson, co-founder of TrainerRoad.com, will describe what it was like to launch a business with $10k total investment while working a full time job.  He’ll share his experience with marketing a startup, talk about the technical aspects of the software, and explain why he thinks the time constraints he faced in starting TrainerRoad worked to his advantage.
TrainerRoad develops software to make cyclists and triathletes faster. Using biometric feedback, TrainerRoad produces workouts and cycling plans to optimize cyclists’ performance. They have had over 900,000 workouts done on their platform and have users in over 30 countries.  In just over 2.5 years, they have grown their Reno-based workforce to 11 employees.

More information about TrainerRoad can be found at www.TrainerRoad.com

The meeting will be on Monday, May 12th, 6-8 pm at a new location

The Lift, 12242 Business Park Drive, Truckee, CA, 96161. 


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.


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

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.

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