Oct 5: First Friday – OPFLEX SOLUTIONS LLC: growing a market leader

Presenter: Scott C. Smith, OPFLEX CEO During this First Friday, Smith will share his entrepreneurial tale, successes and challenges and how technology made his firm a market leader. Smith founded the West Hyannisport-headquartered OPFLEX Solutions LLC to manufacture, market, and sell specialized plastic and rubber foams to a variety of markets internationally. This Cape Cod […]

Aug 3: First Friday- Empowering Businesses With Technology

A Panel Discussion Hosted by Michael Bell and Bruce Greenhalgh Emerging Technology Group  If you want to be making wiser decisions for your business; if you feel as if you are suffering from “information overload” then join us for breakfast on First Friday August 3rd. Empowering Business with Technology is not a system, software or […]

Jul 13: First Friday- STEM Activities in Cape and Islands Schools

Students that study STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) ultimately have an edge in the global economy.  For this month’s First Friday (being held on the second Friday) features a panel of STEM educators, put together by Bob Sanborn, superintendent of the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. They will share the programs they have […]

Apr 13: First Friday- Rick Mahoney, Innovation Access Network: Fostering Global Innovation

We are having our First Friday on April 13th to accommodate potential conflicts with Good Friday and Easter weekend. Richard Mahoney Jr. is the VP of Business Development for the Innovation Access Network. He is responsible for the overall direction of the Innovation Access Network including: the domestic and global growth strategy, sales and marketing, […]

May 4: First Friday- CapeNet Update on OpenCape deployment

Update from Tony DaSilva on CapeNet’s progress on the OpenCape fiber-optic middle-mile buildout.

Mar 2: First Friday- Smart Grid Technology: measuring residential energy use

Presented by: Kevin Galligan, Energy Efficiency Program Manager and Briana Kane, Senior Residential Program Coordinator Cape Light Compact In 2009, Cape Light Compact launched a pilot program promoting and measuring energy efficiency in private homes across Cape Cod using technology now known as Smart Grid. Homeowners who are part of the program are outfitted with […]

Jun 1: First Friday- Dr. Dave Gallo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Uncovering the world oceans’ sunken mysteries… When Dr. Dave Gallo was pursuing his Ph.D. in oceanography he had no idea he would use his knowledge to uncover some of the most intriguing sunken mysteries hidden in the world’s oceans. Dr. Gallo, Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, has led various expeditions […]

Feb 3 – First Friday: Leveraging Emerging Tech for Small Business

Small businesses constantly struggle with trying to figure out what technology they may need to have to make their business better.   In the past small businesses have had great difficulty accessing the same resources that larger companies can use to learn everything they need to know about how to make the best investments in technology. […]

Dec 2, First Friday: Emergency Location Device for Special Populations

John J. Burke, MS HEM Adjunct Instructor Boston University School of Medicine Health Care Emergency Management Program In John’s own words “There are too many children with autism and patients with Alzheimer’s who are unnecessarily dying or go missing, costing the First Responder community hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in response costs.  If […]

Nov 4 – First Friday: HubSpot presents Blogging for Cape Cod Businesses

Christopher L. Wilson Non-Profit Inbound Marketing Representative, HubSpot You’ve heard of blogs, WordPress, and RSS, but don’t know what to make of it all. You’ve heard that businesses are starting to blog and now you want to launch one too. Blogs have become powerful business tools – allowing companies to engage in conversations with their […]