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Are you ready for VLab? Join us Oct. 13 and learn how you get your start-up in the news!!

Creating buzz around your start-up in the marketplace via PR requires certain skills, the most important of them being understanding what the tech media look for in a story. So join us on Thursday, October 13 for our first VLab of the season, and learn the trick of the news trade straight from Seattle’s tech media!

Is Near Field Communication (NFC) the NEXT mobile revolution? Join us on September 28th to find out!

The explosive growth in mobile phones, which is slated to reach five billion units worldwide by the end of 2011, has brought NFC into the forefront of the mobile revolution.  Having been around for a number of years, NFC is enabled by a chip, which allows sharing, pairing and transactions between NFC devices.

SEPT. 15 MIX & MINGLE: Come network with the NW's technology entrepreneurial community!

Come join us to kick off an exciting new MITEF NW season with our first Mix & Mingle of the year at Seattle’s Fox Sports Grill on Thursday, September 15! You can inquire about our latest volunteer opportunities (we are currently staffing up our Enterprise Forum event teams), network with fellow local entrepreneurs, current and future volunteers, as well as MITEF NW's leadership and program committee members. A cash bar will be available, and light complimentary appetizers will be served.

And our Spring DEMO winner is .....

Congratulations, ActiveTrak!

ActiveTrak developed GadgetTrak, a patented loss and theft recovery software for laptops, smartphones, and portable media devices. The software utilizes cameras and Internet connectivity on mobile devices to apply multiple layers of security that protect sensitive data and locate missing devices.

Thank you to all of our participants and judges. See you next time at Fall DEMO in December!

Do you have great event topic ideas? Then join us for our May 19th Annual Topic Brainstorm / Mix & Mingle!

MITEF NW's Annual Brainstorm is back! Join us May 19th at Fox Sports Grill in Seattle, contribute your great event topic ideas, and help us shape what our 2011 / 2012 season will offer our local tech community.

This event will be directly followed by our last Mix & Mingle of the season where you will get a chance to meet MITEF NW leadership, volunteers and other local technology entrepreneurs. A cash bar will be available. Feel free to bring a friend!

On May 12th, come see the hottest in NW tech at NW Startup DEMO - Spring 2011!

Our six Spring 2011 DEMO finalists have been selected and will be announced next week!

While waiting for the big reveal, please sign up to attend our May 12th event where all six finalists will demo their wares in front of our panel of judges at http://bit.ly/dVW9Ue. (PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DEMO EVENT DATE HAS MOVED FROM MAY 5 TO MAY 12).

We look forward to seeing you there!

SPRING IS COMING, AND DEMO IS BACK!!!!

Can you feel spring in the air? Yes, that's right, it's DEMO time!!

Our call for entries is now open, so come on down to http://bit.ly/eMyFs3 and submit your application by April 7th to be considered for our first selection round.

Our six Spring DEMO finalists will be revealed on May 12th - sign up for the event at http://bit.ly/dVW9Ue. (PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DEMO EVENT DATE HAS MOVED FROM MAY 5 TO MAY 12).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us on March 21 for our next MITEF NW Mix & Mingle!

Come network with fellow local entrepreneurs and the MITEF NW learning community, current and future volunteers, members of MITEF NW’s leadership teams and program committees. A cash bar will be available, and light complimentary appetizers will be served. Don’t miss our door prize drawing for one complimentary admission to a future MITEF NW event of your choice. Feel free to bring a friend! Register at http://bit.ly/f7h1uf.

MIT Enterprise Forum: Smart Cities 101 - Massively Connected Objects Give Rise to a Sea of Opportunity (The Internet of Things)

Many everyday objects are becoming embedded with sensors, giving them the ability to communicate data with one another.

Venture Capital Unplugged - Prep your questions for our Feb. 3 VLab!

In today’s tough economic times, how can successful entrepreneurs find the capital needed to grow their businesses? How do innovative start-ups find venture capitalists to fund their business vision? How do you reach these vaunted financial gate keepers? And what are they looking out for in the next Google, Facebook, or Twitter? 

New MITEF NW Research Report: Baby Boomers Will Play Key Role in Adoption of Personal Connected Health

At MITEF NW, we strive to educate our region's entrepreneurial and technology business community about emerging opportunities by providing access to timely topics and trends. And the topic of our Jan. 19th MIT Enterprise Forum to be held at MOHAI in Seattle – Boomers, Technology & Health: Consumers Taking Charge – could not be any timelier as our nation’s first baby boomer turned 65 on New Year’s Day!