* Lots of fellow Columbia & Barnard students/alums interested in entrepreneurship/tech/startups
* A guest speaker and/or guest hack demo
* You’re guaranteed to meet a ton of people through a simple and not-at-all cheesy game (more below)
Our promise:Within an hour, a room of strangers will turn into a room of familiar faces.
We'll be using a game/service called Cnvrge (http://www.cnvrge.com) and run everything using the miracle of text messaging. It'll make intros for you - like the world's greatest party host.
When you arrive, you'll check in via SMS, and immediately get a text telling you who to meet next, and where in the room to meet them. Five minutes later, you'll get another text. Infinite loop.
You can skip rounds if you want to keep chatting with someone, and jump back into the “pool” when you want to get a text and meet a new person. With each meeting, you can rest assured you'll automatically get an intro email (complete with the other person's bio and round in which you met) so don't sweat the business cards...unless yours is bone white with Silian Rail font. Bring those. Come with a fully charged cell phone (that can accept text messages) and be ready to socialize!