Tonight, the first Silicon Prairie Social was held at Mullen’s Bar and Grill in Lisle, Illinois. Similar to the Tech Cocktail events in Chicago, the Silicon Prairie Social was designed to connect “tech professionals, entrepreneurs, service providers, Internet professionals, Web 2.0 and startup companies, the mobile industry, and mobile marketing professionals.” The goals of the event were to:
- Connect local people with others in their industry and build community
- Raise the profile of the Silicon Prairie through the publicity generated around the events.
- Foster investment and economic development in the region by showcasing local businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups.
Here’s a partial list of those I saw, met, or talked with: