Tasty Topics August 25th

CELOGO

Join our community of entrepreneurs as we discuss current events, ideas, technology and more! Tuesday, August 25th from 12 PM to 12:45 PM!

RSVP On Eventbrite

 

Talking Points for August 25th:

  • Apple vs Epic Games. Epic games, the producer of popular game Fortnite, is clashing with apple about the way payments on their app are transacted. How does big tech control the marketplaces and channels that it facilitates? What does this mean for sites accepting payments through their systems? PS Google also kicked them off
  • Capitalism and the environment. Do capitalism and environmental ethics align? In a recent twitter spat between Elon Musk and Bernie Sanders, Musk made the argument that his green-friendly companies deserve capitalism’s favors. What do you think?
  • Addictive Technology. Instagram finds new ad space as tech companies create features to help curb over-usage. When building habit-forming technologies what guidelines should companies follow to know when they’ve gone too far?
  • SPICY Uber and Lyft’s operations in California are saved by last minute ruling. The two companies have been in a legal battle over a California law aimed at gig-workers. The ridesharing giants are trying to call their bluff, and had threatened to pull out of the state, as making the changes would require an overhaul to their business model. What do you think about gig workers getting employment benefits? Is California attacking the gig economy? Are Uber and Lyft pushing a hard bargain?
  • Help us decide the 5th topic!! Let us know what you want to talk about here
Our conversation will follow this agenda:

12:00 – Join with your food or snack

12:10 – Apple vs Epic Games

12:15 – Capitalism and the environment

12:20 – Addictive Technology, What are the limits?

12:25 – SPICY Uber and Lyft saved by last-minute ruling in CA

12:30 – TBA – Make suggestions here

12:35 – Mingle

12:45 – Wrap Up

** Each topic will be discussed in a roundtable format where everyone’s opinions are welcome and respected.

Join us as we brainstorm, learn, get to know each other, and have a blast!

Presented by: Capital Entrepreneurs

2020 Forward Festival is August 13-20

The 11th Annual Forward Festival is here! From workshops to socials, the arts to biohealth, both in-person and online, Forward Fest 2020 has something for everyone.

And be sure to join Capital Entrepreneurs for:

Tuesday, August 18 @ 5pm

The (virtual) Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. Started by Capital Entrepreneurs in 2013 as the original pitch event at the Forward Fest, it features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. A select group of 5 rising startups will give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch showcasing their company. In addition, Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes.

RSVP TO ATTEND (free!)

Announcing the presenting companies for the 2020 Startup Showcase:

  • Acme Nerd Games – A game development company that delivers a triple bottom line by applying game-based learning and a theory of fun to build video games that help our players thrive, support business goals, and make a social impact.
  • IVO Systems – A SaaS company building an easy-to-use software for organizations to track construction equipment, tools, and multiple project locations in one web-based construction operations platform.
  • JangoBio – A biotechnology company targeting aging and age-related diseases by restoring hormone balance using regenerative stem cell therapies. 
  • My HOME Stars – A grassroots social innovation re-imagining education delivery across sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Virtual United –  A virtual event networking platform. The future of virtual events will equalize access to social capital and relationships will be built across oceans like never before.

Besides Startup Showcase, there are other great pitch events happening as part of Forward Fest as well! Consider attending Pressure Chamber, Doyenne 5x5x5, gener8tor’s Demo Day, and the Mad Minute Pitch Competition.

Tasty Topics August 11th

CELOGO

Join our community of entrepreneurs as we discuss current events, ideas, technology and more! Tuesday, August 11th from 12 PM to 12:45 PM!

RSVP On Eventbrite

 

Talking Points for August 11th:

  • Pixel 4a and Apple SE launching. What does it mean to buy a brand new device these days? How do hardware devices keep up with competition?
  • TikTok in talks with Microsoft for acquisition. What does location mean for companies and how do you feel about this major action?
  • SpaceX takes humans into orbit paving way for ISS certification. Does this signal success for the privatization of the US space travel industry? What does it mean for space?
  • SPICY Big tech goes to court. What do their answers mean for founders innovating in their space?
  • Help us decide the 5th topic!! Let us know what you want to talk about here
Our conversation will follow this agenda:

12:00 – Join with your food or snack

12:10 – Pixel 4a and Apple SE launch

12:15TikTok in talks with Microsoft

12:20 – SpaceX takes humans into orbit

12:25SPICY Big tech goes to court

12:30 – TBA Help us decide Topic 5 Here

12:35 – Mingle

12:45 – Wrap Up

Presented by: Capital Entrepreneurs