Boston New Technology Meetup Nov 2012 #bnt23

Microsoft New England Research and Development Center 1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142

Free event! November meeting of the Boston New Tech Meetup - 23rd edition!

Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT23 hashtag in social media posts: details here.

Products & Presenters:

1. i4class - Revolutionize our classroom by bringing the power of the digital age to our teachers, students and parents. (Ron  Ayotte)

2. Akselos - Software provides computer-aided engineering simulations much faster than established methods. (David Knezevic)

3. Sweat For A Cause / @SweatForACause - Uses fitness to promote and benefit charitable causes. (Ronak Mehta)

4. ProfitBricks Cloud Computing / @ProfitBricksUSA - New global cloud infrastructure as a service (IAAS) provider. (Bob Rizika / @RRizikaTech: SwitchNAP, InfiniBand, Juniper, Supermicro, AMD, Segate, Java, Python, Linux, Windows.

5. Nestwork / @_nestwork - Web app manages insurance and home improvement projects in one place. (Grant Elgin) Tech: Microsoft ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server.

6. Chrysalis Guitar - Full-size, full-scale modular electric-acoustic guitar that travels in a violin-sized case. (Tim White / @tpwhiteco


6:00 - Setup time for presenters

6:30 to 7:30 - Networking & Dinner: Pizza provided by Rackspace and beverages provided by Microsoft New England

7:30 - Presentations, Q&A

9:00 - (Optional) Gather at the nearby Mead Hall for drinks and more networking

Directions & Parking:

Microsoft's building has a parking garage in the basement, which is $10 after 4 PM. MIT offers FREE parking in any non-gated lot on campus after 5 PM. MIT's Hayward St Lot is the closest (park in the white spaces, not the yellow). Memorial Drive has free parking, but the spaces in front of NERD have a 1 hour limit. Other area streets have metered parking.

Public Transportation: Microsoft NERD is a 5 minute walk from the Kendall Square MBTA station on the Red Line.

Get directions & more info here.


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Venue Sponsor:

Meeting space has been graciously provided by:

Microsoft New England - The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a key part of a long term strategic investment by Microsoft to build a world class center for research and innovation right in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Follow @MSNewEngland and join them on