TechKnowTalk!

In partnership with DeveloperTown, TPF4Y hosted our first installment of TechKnowTalk, a quarterly speaker series that features a casual panel discussion, this time centered on what inspired some of our local entrepreneurs to pursue tech careers. 

We had some spectacular panelists lined up:

  Jeb Banner  CEO & Co-Founder  Smallbox

Jeb Banner
CEO & Co-Founder
Smallbox

  Santiago Jaramillo  CEO & Founder  Bluebridge

Santiago Jaramillo
CEO & Founder
Bluebridge

  Nate Canada  Associate Partner  DeveloperTown

Nate Canada
Associate Partner
DeveloperTown

  Keith Kleinmaier  CEO  TenantTracker

Keith Kleinmaier
CEO
TenantTracker

  Ilya Rekhter  CEO & Co-Founder  DoubleMap

Ilya Rekhter
CEO & Co-Founder
DoubleMap

We had an intimate crowd of about forty people, perfect for feeling like you're getting solid face time with the panelists. The evening started with some networking while noshing on pizza and beer, and then we kicked off the panel discussion around 6:45pm. 

Questions and answers ranged from what first sparked your interest in tech (breaking and subsequently being told to fix the family computer - Ilya Rekhtor) to how to inspire the next generation of tech pioneers ("The number one thing tech leaders and entrepreneurs need to do for the next generation is to be a role model and mentor" - Jeb Banner). We even learned a few fun facts, like how former gamer Nate Canada paid for a good portion of his college education with earnings he made playing video games.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for info about our next TechKnowTalk in January 2016!