Connecticut Software Startups (CTDEVSTARTUP)
Encouraging Software Developers to Start Up.
'Big Data' is here to stay and Hartford is the Insurance Capital of the World - if you can see the connection between the two then this group is for you.
This group is for software developers who are interested in launching or growing their startup company.
With the launch of the new Windows App Store by Microsoft, developers now have the opportunity to develop and sell their products directly to customers. Other companies have similar arrangements - Apple (iTunes app store) and Google (Play). The group's events are for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft platform developers who want to learn the best practices and business networking that will benefit their venture. These include customer development, business planning, lean methodogy, marketing and financing. Participation in events such as Startup Weekends are encouraged.
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CTDEVSTARTUP also encourages the "Dorm Room Startup".
May meeting of Connecticut Software Developer Startups (CTDEVSTARTUP) - May 20th 5:30-8PM. Event to be held at the Micrsoft Farmington CT office.
- 'Bootstrap financing your startup' - John Seiffer (Better CEO). John will present on 'Bootstrap financing' and how companies
like Microsoft started that way. He will present the best practices of 'bootstrapping' to get your venture underway. He's a serial entrepreneur and an advisor to several Connecticut
firms. An angel investor since 2005, John is President of The Angel Investor Forum and is also on their screening committee. John currently is an Entrepreneur In Residence with the CTNext Innovation
Ecosystem and consults with company owners to improve their CEO skills through his consulting practice, CEOBOOTCAMP.com.
- Online education startup - 'LearnToProgram.tv' - Mark Lassoff. Mark is a top technical trainer and author, providing
software, mobile and web development training Mark is a sought after video trainer, speaker and host. He has also authored and hosted video courses for several publishers, including his
own company LearnToProgram, Inc..
Details & registration here -
Microsoft free workshops for software developers - Saturdays 10am to 2pm at Microsoft Farmington office.
- May 4th - Game Development
- May 11th - API MASH App Series
- June 1st - Game Development
- June 8th - API MASH App Series
- June 15th - Game Development
- June 22nd - API MASH App Series
- June 29th - Game Development
This is a hands-on developer workshop - you will need a laptop running Windows 8 OR a Bootcamped Mac OR a Mac running Windows 8 using VirtualBox. You can use the trial version of Windows 8 if you don’t have a license. Then you just need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 and the free edition of Contruct 2.
Details & registration here..
April meeting of Connecticut Software Developer Startups (CTDEVSTARTUP) - April 15 (Mon) 5:30-8PM
Event was held at Microsoft Farmington CT office.
Special presentation by Eric Zeiberg (iSpeak4U) - mobile app for speech disabilities. Eric is a 12-year old student who was recently honored by the Governor & Legislature of the State of Connecticut.
(A). The Lean Startup Process for Mobile Apps - Bob Familiar (Microsoft) will detail a lean startup approach to designing, coding and launching apps and games in the Windows
8 store as well as how to target multiple mobile platforms for the widest distribution. Bob Familiar is the Director of Technical Evangelism for Microsoft covering the Northeast including Boston and
New York. He and his team work with developers and startups to design and build apps and games using both native technologies as well as cross platform tools and frameworks. He blogs at
(B). Mobile healthcare startup - Applivate - John Fitzpatrick is co-founder and CEO of Applivate, a one-year-old startup based in New Haven. Applivate empowers people to capture, store, curate, and share data about their health using mobile technology. Their first product is ShugaTrak, a smartphone app for people with diabetes. ShugaTrak captures readings from glucose meters instantly and effortlessly and sends them to loved ones and health care professionals in text messages and emails. John's training is in neuroscience research, and he spent over a decade investigating how single brain cells process information. A former Lecturer at Yale, he has a M.S. in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in biology.
This event is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark.
The inaugural event was on Monday Feb 18th 2013 5:30-8:30PM at the Microsoft Farmington office.
See more about the inaugural meeting here (over 40 attended)...
This event is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark
Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing
marketing visibility. The program also includes access to Windows Azure and offers technical support, business training and a network of over 2,000 partners to connect members with incubators,
investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters. The program has more than 45,000 companies in over 100 countries. BizSpark also hosts numerous events worldwide and Startup Weekend events.
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Microsoft BizSpark is a major sponsor of this event. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.