Behind The Scenes At The New York Tech Meetup (TCTV)
April 16, 2011 at 10:42 AM EDT
Since launching in 2004, the New York Tech Meetup has mushroomed to more than 17,000 members, making it the largest MeetUp in the world. Once a month the community pours into the Skirball Center on NYU’s campus to network and watch nascent companies demo their products. Companies who’ve taken center stage in the past include Tumblr and Foursquare. Paid tickets are quickly snapped up and the organization recently hired its first Managing Director, Jessica Lawrence to handle growth. I attended the April 6th MeetUp with approximately 800 other spectators, one of which was Craigslist Founder, Craig Newmark. His presences was a highlight for one of the presenters of Lemonade Stand , a company that helps facilitate the online buying and selling of items in a community. (Video after jump).