The SURF launch party last Friday was a resounding success. With over 300 members of the tech community in attendance, it made for a truly remarkable evening. For us, it was more than a launch party. It was an opportunity for us to showcase some of our residents and allow them to tell their story. Ten resident startups had the opportunity to pitch their company, with the winner earning the chance to participate in DEMO 2012 in San Francisco. That award went to Nick Hughes, CEO of Seconds; an ecommerce program that provides text payment services.
The launch party also gave us the opportunity to announce the beginning of SURF TV. Produced by New Media Synergy, it is a weekly production featuring interviews with local startups, tech leaders, and features from the tech community. Our first broadcast was at the launch party and here is a video with some of the excerpts.