Tasty Topics August 25th

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

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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

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!

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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

Tasty Topics July 28th

CELOGO

Join our community of entrepreneurs as we discuss current events, ideas, technology and more! Tuesday, July 28th from 12 PM to 12:45 PM!

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Talking Points for July 28th:

  • Twitter hack. What can we learn from this successful hack on high profile accounts?
  • OpenAI’s GPT-3 has been getting a lot of hype. What does AI like this mean for society?
  • Darryl McDaniels (RunDMC) leads a seed round for a mental health tech startup. How should investors handle celebrity?
  • SPICY: As conspiracy theories flourish around the upcoming US election, what responsibility do platforms have?
  • 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

12:10Twitter hack

12:15OpenAI GPT-3

12:20Run DMC Investor

12:25Conspiracy theories, platforms

12:30 – TBA Help us decide Topic 5 Here

12:35 – Mingle

12:45 – Wrap Up

Presented by: Capital Entrepreneurs

2020 Forward Festival Startup Showcase

The 2020 Forward Festival runs August 13th-20th! There are 40+ great events happening over the 8 day period – for more info and to register, go here.

Be sure to join for the 8th annual Forward Festival Startup Showcase on Tuesday, August 18th which is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. It features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies, and is presented by CE. We’ll have 5 new presenting companies giving 5 minute pitches (see list below!) as well as 20+ alumni companies that will give a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes.

Applications are closed.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 18th

  • Startup Showcase: 5:00-6:00pm

WHERE: Online! RSVP to receive the link.

RSVP to Watch!

Tasty Topics July 14 2020

CELOGO

Join our community of entrepreneurs as we discuss current events, ideas, technology and more! Tuesday, July 14th from 12 PM to 12:45 PM!

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Our conversation will follow this agenda:

12:00 – Join with your food or snack

12:10Clubhouse’s problem with inclusivity

12:15TikTok banned in India, under consideration in US

12:20 – Tech industry comes head-to-head with Hong Kong‘s national security law

12:25Tesla tops Toyota as the most valuable automaker in the world

12:30 – Stocks rise after job posting reveals Twitter is considering subscription platform

12:35 – Mingle

12:45 – Wrap Up

Presented by: Capital Entrepreneurs