August 5, 2011 Thursday One

On August 5, Edward Domain, the organizer of " Thursday One" set the beginning to a new type of event series, a meet-up of young entrepreneurs discussing next steps on their road to success.

The event was co-sponsored by Dan Fedor, the co-founder of Taxi Share which CyberWalkAbout designed and developed. Taxi Share other co-founders were Uki D. Lucas and Ryan Bahrke.
I had an honor to represent Taxi Share Chicago and speak about the application and about Apps for Metro Chicago competition. Please support our app by mentioning us on twitter (@TaxiShareChi) and vote for us on public voting starting 08/18/201.

Heading towards the event, I was expecting a start-up pitch type and media people. Though, I was pleasantly surprised by the turn around. The main goal is to invite start-ups to talk about what kind of challenges they face at the moment, instead of showing charts and prognosis of millions in revenues for VCs.

Most of the attendees were part of one or the other attending start-up I see a great value in it, as some of them are looking for designers and developers another build their business on offering this type of services.
Some of them need users without whom their great idea does not make too much sense, another offer analytic and user feedback service.

Here are the ones that were the first to start at "Thursday One".

Uki's Google Java Technology blog