May 3: First Friday- Thorne Sparkman, “Encouraging Local Tech Companies”

Thorne Sparkman, Managing Director Mr. Sparkman joined Slater in 2000 as Executive Director of the Slater Center for Interactive Technologies (“Slater Interactive”), now the Slater Technology Fund (“Slater Fund”), where he invests in software, new media, and energy-related technologies. Mr. Sparkman began his career at Time Warner in 1993, where he led the book group’s […]

Apr 5: First Friday – Breakfast with David Churbuck

David C. Churbuck is a digital media and marketing executive with over 25 years of experience and innovation in print and online businesses He is a founding partner of Eastman Advisors, where he specializes in digital marketing, ecommerce, and digital media as part of the firm’s corporate advisory practice. He was previously Vice-President of Global […]

Mar 1: First Friday- Danya Mahota, Bonsai Logic- Making Municipalities More Effective and Efficient with Digital Technologies”

With municipalities facing declining revenue sources and tighter budgets, technology presents an opportunity to improve both efficiency and delivery of services to residents, a subject to be addressed by The Cape Cod Technology Council at its March 1 monthly First Friday breakfast. Danya Mahota will be guest speaker at the breakfast, discussing technology’s role in […]

Feb 1: First Friday – OpenCape Update

OpenCape update with OpenCape CEO Dan Vortherms and CapeNet VP Tony DaSilva. About OpenCape The Non-profit OpenCape Corporation’s purpose is to fulfill the need for a new communications network on Cape Cod and the Islands to enhance education, research and economic development, and to provide for an emergency communications network. The OpenCape Network is made […]

Jan 4: First Friday – The Year Ahead by John Landry

SOLD OUT! A New Year’s tradition continues:  John Landry will again share his insights and forecasts for software-related technologies. John Landry is a 30+ year software veteran and innovator who has built great software products and great software companies.   Landry has had a distinguished track record as an innovative “Serial CTO”, successfully creating and executing […]

Dec 7: First Friday – Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics & the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is a crime scene investigative unit that was established in 1935 to assist local Cape departments. For this First Friday, members of the newly formed Cape Cod Computer Crime Unit will discuss the field of digital forensics. […]

Nov 2: First Friday: Biometric Identification Technologies

Presented by Frank Mann With Pat Murphy and Dennis Fonseca Biometric identification can rid you of that secret list of user names and passwords you have hidden near your computer! Find out how during this presentation by representatives of BIOMIDS, a biometrics integration and application development startup based on Cape Cod. Biometrics is the science […]

First Friday: Sep 7- Annual Entrepreneurs Panel: Covocative, the Cape Cod Commission and Alden DAVe Systems

Entrepreneur is defined as “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk” ( And entrepreneurs start by identifying a challenge that needs a solution. Join us when Matt Poepsel, Covocative; Erin Jackson, Cape Cod Commission; and William Alden, Alden DAVe Systems, will share the challenges they […]

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 […]