County tech companies have a new way to meet and share ideas, and it’s not (for the most part) online. Organized by local entrepreneur John Arenas, CEO of Rye-based Serendipity Labs—through Meetup, the popular social site that calls itself “the world’s largest network of local groups”—Westfair Tech Ventures meets monthly at Serendipity’s Rye location to network and discuss topics like raising capital for new enterprises.
The group—comprising leaders from more than 50 companies in Westchester and Fairfield Counties—kicked off September 19 with a discussion by a panel of venture experts including Danny Schultz, partner at Gotham Ventures in Manhattan; Michael Crossey, partner at Pennsylvania’s Baer Crossey law firm; and Davis Rosborough of Manhattan-based Progress Partners. “We had a good cross-section of technologists with businesses in various stages of growth who offer solutions to industries from consumer healthcare, to enterprise software to hardware,” said Arenas in a statement about the event.
“Our mission,” the founder said, “is to support technology professionals and early-stage entrepreneurs who are seeking resources, guidance, talent, and capital to advance their ventures.” To get involved, search “Westfair Tech Ventures” on meetup.com.