Join us on August 4th at 6:30 pm as Indiegogo’s hardware expert, Evan Cohen, educates and empowers makers about crowdfunding. Learn from his experiences so you, too, can properly launch a campaign. Presentation will be followed by Q/A session.
Evan Cohen joined Indiegogo in 2014 to help educate and empower the growing maker community on the east coast of the United States. He works out of Indiegogo’s New York office, where he regularly engages in community events to help local technologists connect with the Indiegogo platform.
Prior to joining Indiegogo, Evan spent three years as a television producer and broadcast engineer, working on productions for Jimmy Kimmel Live, The United Nations World Food Programme, and Travel Channel. As a producer, Evan contributed to a number of incredible productions that have been watched by millions of people around the world.
Evan holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is an avid world traveler who has visited nearly 30 different countries.
Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers – and many more – to bring their dreams to life.
If you have any questions about the event or to submit for the Q/A session, please forward them to Angie Hilem of NextFab at firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited. Please RSVP:
This year, we coupled our hi-tech machinery with our community’s innovative thinking to come up with a design inspired by the Tesla Coil. Don’t worry! Unlike the real Tesla Coil, we won’t be playing with high voltage.
Rules and Additional Details:
All experience levels welcome. Familiarity with soldering is a plus.
Materials and tools will be provided.
Must be at least 10 years of age and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Limited capacity due to limited awards.
Completed awards will be given at the ceremony on August 16th (not taken home).
Due to the high desirability of the awards, we ask that the nominees keep a safe distance.
In addition to Geekadelphia’s rad team of skilled geeks, we’d like to thank John Combs of Clear-Coat for designing the base and overall award and C.H. Briggs, a certified Corian distributor, for graciously donating top-of-the-line materials.
About The Philadelphia Geek Awards:
The Philadelphia Geek Awards is an awards ceremony honoring outstanding achievements in Philadelphia’s vibrant geek community, hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences and Geekadelphia. It’s a black tie, red carpet event.
This Event is Full. Make on.
7PM-9PM Mondays and Wednesdays on August 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
This 6 session course is intended for beginners and covers the basics of website creation and design. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities in each class, students will learn the skills necessary to complete a personal portfolio website, which will serve as the final project for the class. No prior knowledge of web development or HTML is required.
Topics covered will include:
This course is limited to 8 people.
Mark Neuburger is a web designer and developer who has been creating websites for a variety of clients for over 11 years. He has most recently worked as a contractor on several public sector health websites, including medicare.gov and healthcare.gov, providing services as a web programmer and accessibility consultant.
Harvey Z. Hoffman, Business owner and executive is willing to share experience and expertise in all areas of business development and management with our community! Harvey can assist with the requirements needed for a successful launch, including business and strategic plans, finance and funding, recruiting/hiring/staffing, and other startup concerns and business compliance issues.
Open to the public. Space is limited for this FREE consultation.
Please RSVP to reserve your spot:
Techstars and R/GA have partnered on an “Internet of Things” accelerator and they are coming to Philadelphia to meet teams! They are looking for IoT products and services that tap into interconnected devices, real-time data and analytics. The partnership combines Techstars’ mentoring expertise, brand recognition, entrepreneurial and fundraising network with the marketing prowess of R/GA, a global leader in developing world-class brands behind iconic products such as the Nike Fuelband and Beats by Dre. The accelerator will invite ten teams to New York City this fall, who will each receive up to $120,000 in seed funding. Qualified companies from around the world building technology that leverages or supports connected devices should apply! More info here.
August 14th from 6:30-9:30PM
About Techstars Judges
RSVP to witness awesome local companies pitch to our visiting experts. Managing Director of TechStars +R/GA Accelerator, Jenny Fielding, and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Joel Wishkovsky will critique the presentations with a few local panelists, TBD.
We will have light eats and refreshments, including beer from Yards Brewing Company.
How To Apply To The Accelerator
Ten companies will be chosen for the class of 2015.
The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will be housed on the R/GA campus in New York City. The program will provide access to the agency’s world-class expertise, marrying art, technology, design, product development, and marketing. Visit rgaaccelerator.com for more information.
The participation of these leaders in the IoT space combined with the support of R/GA’s technology, product design and marketing talent provides startups in the program an incredible advantage over their competitors.
The Internet has spilled out beyond the desktop and mobile screens and into devices, objects, and hardware. This isn’t a passing fad, but a innovation that is quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives.
This massive shift in how we experience and harness technology, also called the “Internet of Things,” includes new product categories, such as wearable technology and home automation and enterprise solutions.
The R/GA Accelerator taps into the emerging class of products that combine hardware, data, and digital services in compelling ways for consumers and businesses.
For frequently asked questions and to apply now, click read this.
To attend the event as a spectator please RSVP below. Space is limited.
Entrepreneurs can benefit by witnessing how to successfully structure future pitches.
Tuesday August 19th
Come build an Arduino-powered LED clock for your home or office! Instructables has once again donated cool materials for us to use.
Follow along with our expert Instructables guide, or feel free to customize your Arduino code yourself, and create your own. This event is for all skill levels and we hope to see you on August 19th.
No prior experience necessary - open to beginners and those well-versed in Arduino. We will make it fun for everyone!
There are only 10 spots and a fee of $30 covers the cost of additional materials.
Then join NextFab and the Philadelphia maker movement for an early evening happy hour. Our Sponsor Yards has stocked the fridge with some cold brews and we will have some light eats to appease your pre-dinner munchies. Come out and play cornhole, shoot some hoops, video it up, or just chill! No agenda! Just awesome like minded people getting together to have a great time. We look forward to seeing you at NextFab!