Monday, October 3, 2022

2022 Pitch Camp Applications are Open

Tahoe Silicon Mountain and Sierra Business Council are announcing the return of Pitch Camp and Pitch Showcase. 

Tahoe Pitch Camp is designed for entrepreneurs to hone their skills, learn about successful pitch techniques, and craft a winning pitch.

Taught by SBC’s Kristin York and other seasoned mentors in collaboration with Tahoe Silicon Mountain, participants will hone their presentation skills and information into a five minute presentation, referred to as a pitch, identifying their value proposition and their organization’s capital needs.

Pitch Camp meets October 19th, October 26th, and November 2nd from 5-7pm at SBC’s Office: 10183 Truckee Airport Rd.

On November 14th at 6pm in Truckee Town Council Chambers, 6 finalists from Pitch Camp will present their pitch deck for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience of community members.

Entrepreneurs at any stage, startups, founders, and established businesses are all welcome to apply for Tahoe Pitch Camp. In addition to the classes, entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of free one-on-one consulting with SBC’s Sierra Small Business Development Center staff.

Sign up for Pitch Camp here.

Friday, September 9, 2022

CANCELLED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY - September 12: Mountain Minds Monday Networking at Pizza on the Hill

 Cancelled as of 3pm on Monday September 12 due to poor air quality.


It’s the “Networking Summer.” After two over years of virtual meetings, Tahoe Silicon Mountain will get back face-to-face for a series of networking events over the summer.


Come join us for an in-person networking event hosted by Tahoe Silicon Mountain at Pizza on the Hill at 5:30 pm on Monday, September 12.

We will meet on lawn by playground.

Jessica Carr of Sierra Business Council will join us to discuss Pitch Camp and Pitch Showcase which are returning this fall for our 4th Annual*.

No outside food or drinks, please. Attendees can hold individual tabs.

Come and get re-acquainted with old and new faces and see what’s happening with Mountain Minds Monday.

Date: Monday September 12
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Find us at TahoeSiliconMountain.com

Sign up for email meeting announcements at http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

Schedule: 2nd Monday of the month

Cost: A suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray overhead nonprofit expenses. Please donate at www.Tahoesiliconmountain.com

Friday, June 10, 2022

August 8: Mountain Minds Monday Networking at Alibi Ale Works Truckee

Come join us for an in-person networking event hosted by Tahoe Silicon Mountain at Alibi Ale Works Truckee! More details to come.

July 11: Mountain Minds Monday Networking at Cottonwood

Come join us for an in-person networking event hosted by Tahoe Silicon Mountain at Cottonwood! 

We are excited for our next in-person Mountain Minds Monday networking event on Monday, July 11th at 5:30 pm! 

We will meet at the picnic tables near the new bocce courts. 

No outside food or drinks, please. Attendees can hold individual tabs.

June 13: Mountain Minds Monday Goes Live! (In person)

Mountain Minds Monday Goes Live! (In person) It’s the “Networking Summer.” After two over years of virtual meetings, Tahoe Silicon Mountain will get back face-to-face for a series of networking events over the summer. The first will be on Monday June 13, 5:30 PM at the Truckee Regional Park Picnic area. Tahoe Silicon Mountain will host a potluck networking event. Come and get re-acquainted with old and new faces and see what’s happening with Mountain Minds Monday. Please bring at least a $5.00 donation to help TSM with expenses, or better yet become a sponsor for the remainder of the year. Date: Monday June 13 Time 5:30 PM Place: Truckee Regional Park Picnic grounds (basketball courts where ice rink is in winter) Bring: A dish to share and a lawn chair TSM will provide plates, soft drinks, chips, eating utensils, napkins, and dessert Looking forward to seeing you there. Other TSM, MMM events this summer will be: - July 11, Cottonwood at 5:30 PM - August 8th, Alibi Ale Works in Truckee at 5:30 PM We will be back live with programs in September with Pitch Showcase co-hosted with the Sierra Small Business Development Center.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

May 9: Tablet Command, Real Time Incident Response to Speak at Mountain Minds Monday

The Caldor and Dixie fires of the Summer of 2021, have made the residents of the Tahoe region keenly aware of the need for real time incident response. Many times, in an emergency situation the status is monitored by white boards at a command site.  Tablet Command is a real time digital tool for incident command which was used during the Caldor fire, the Dixie fire, and several other large fires over the past few seasons.  On Monday, May 9th, at 5pm please join Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, to hear the story of Tablet Command. How it originated and has grown into a tool that is being used by multiple emergency response agencies in California. 

Will Pigeon and Andy Bozzo will present on how Tablet Command came to be and the advantages of using a digital system over pens and paper. They will review how the platform enables the command center to develop emergency response strategies based upon current maps, create check lists of critical tasks, and enables custom configuration depending upon the organization’s requirements.  

Please join us on Monday, May 9th, at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM, or log onto YouTube and search for Tablet Command.

The audience will be able to submit questions online during the presentation.

Bios. 

ANDY BOZZO


Andy Bozzo has 24 years of experience in the fire service in California and in Washington State. He is currently a Fire Captain with a large Northern California Fire Department. Bozzo has a visionary mind and has provided many of the conceptual aspects that are foundational to Tablet Command. Bozzo is passionate about continuing to improve the Tablet Command solution, by using it in the field, learning from other users’ experience, while sharing his own. Prior to working in the fire service Bozzo was a teacher and attended USC before transferring and completing his BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.


WILL PIGEON

Will Pigeon began in the fire service in 1998 as a full-time firefighter while pursuing a degree in Information Systems from San Diego State University. He has worked in the San Diego region as a firefighter, paramedic, fire dispatcher, and flight rescue medic. He began his career with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District in 2005, leaving at the end of 2020 as an Assistant Fire Chief. While at Contra Costa County Fire, Pigeon oversaw the Communications Division of the Fire District, including the 911 Center, Radio, Telecomm, and Information Technology. Pigeon is passionate about fire communications systems, computer networking, database, integration systems, computer programming, and bringing functional mobile technology to the fire service industry. He represents an unusual mix of fire service insight and technological expertise.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

March 14: Donner Party Relief Expedition Trekkers Available to Answer Questions about ‘Extraordinary feats’

On Feb 14th, 1847 a group of 7 rescuers set out from Johnson’s Ranch near Wheatland CA, to rescue the Donner Party trapped at Donner Lake.  On Monday February 14th, 2022 four ultra-distance runners set out in an attempt to recreate the route the rescuers used to reach the Donner Party and to honor the heroes who saved their fellow pioneers.  On Monday, March 14th, at 5pm please join Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, to hear the story of these 4 adventurers and historic trail trekkers.  Bob Crowley, Tim Twietmeyer, Jennifer Hemmen and Elke Reimer as they traveled roughly 100 miles from Johnsons Ranch to Donner Lake in 5 days. 

 

The Team will discuss the research and findings that went into determining the rescue route, as well as the challenges of the journey itself. 

 

In a previous statement in the Sierra Sun, Crowley said “The project is about the will to survive and bring back those left behind. Our team will honor the grit determination and selflessness of the 7 rescue members. It is about people risking their lives to save others.”

 

Please join us on Monday, March 14th, at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSMThe event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM, or log onto YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain. 

#forlornhope #Donnerpartyrescue

 

The audience will be able to submit questions online during the presentation.

 




Bios

 

Bob Crowley is an amateur ultra-distance runner and historian with an appreciation for American Western history and epic adventure tales. He is endeavoring to combine all these passions to help bring history to life, coined History Trail Trekking

 

Crowley is an entrepreneur. He co-founded  The Mustang Group , a Boston-based private equity firm. Prior, he co-founded, was CEO and/or management member of numerous media, telecommunications and software companies. He now splits his time with non-profits and as a mentor to young entrepreneurs.

 

Crowley’s passion extends to his athletic hobbies, most notably ultra-running. He’s completed more than 200 endurance events, including  Western States  and  Hardrock 100  mile endurance runs, several 200+ mile mountain runs as well as the famed  Tor des Geants  in the Italian Alps and numerous self-directed wilderness adventures. He led and grew the  Trail Animals Running Club , the largest trail running club in the country. 

 

Tim Twietmeyer is an ultra-distance runner and an engineering manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in Roseville, Ca. He is best known for his five victories and unprecedented 25 sub-24-hour finishes at the 100-mile (160 km)  Western States Endurance Run . He has also qualified and participated as an age-grouper (50+) at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

 

As an endurance runner, Twietmeyer is the only person to have completed the Western States Endurance Run 25 times, each in under 24 hours. His five WS100 victories came in 1992, 1994–1996, and 1998. In 2003, he completed an unprecedented 15 consecutive top-five finishes.

Twietmeyer has served more than 20 years on the board of trustees and is a current vice president of the Western States Endurance Run Foundation.

Beyond his WS100 exploits, Twietmeyer has won the Eagle 100-mile (160 km) Run in Canada, and completed the  Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc  through France, Italy, and Switzerland. He has completed more than 200 marathon and ultra-distance races.

Outside formal competition, in 2004 Twietmeyer led the first “winter crossing” of the Western States Trail, following the trail from Squaw Valley to Auburn as did many of the gold miners back in the day. He followed that in 2006, becoming the initial Fastest Known Time setter for the 168-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, arriving back in Tahoe City in 45:58. In 2008, following in the spirit of the 4-day Capitol-to-Capitol horse ride, Tim ran from Carson City, Nevada to Sacramento, California in 43:30.