Techfest – 8

Here are a few pics of the gaming action.

Behind the couch in this last pic, you can see Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Landrum.  I’m pretty sure he’s thinking, “Heh, I could take these guys.”  I’m not so sure – it turns out that Paul (don’t know his last name, but he’s front Wayne New Tech), right in front of Mike, was the eventual overall winner – after going one-on-one in a playoff in the auditorium on the BIG screen.


Techfest – 7

This is Ty Wahlbrink.

Ty is with the InterAlliance of Greater Cincinnati.  They’ve done 2 TechFests, and are an organization that this TechFest is learning from.  He was impressed with the great energy we have for our very first TechFest in Fort Wayne

Thanks for coming, Ty!

Techfest – 6

Our keynote speaker, Zach Klein, has arrived.  Here he is with TechFest staffer Tim Miller.

I’ve heard Zach speak before at some of NIIC’s Youth Entrepreneurship Symposiums – he’s always got a great story to tell.  A design geek at heart, Zach has been instrumental in many ventures – like Vimeo, College Humor, Busted Tees, Svpply, and Boxee.  Connect with Zach at

Thanks for coming Zach.

Techfest – 5

Hey, here’s a reeeeealy cool new Fort Wayne venture.  Spaces Quarterly is a website that “chronicles modern lifestyles”.  Interesting spaces, interesting places, interesting people doing interesting things – modern and fresh.


Here are Steve Clark, the Editor-in-Chief, and Tony Frantz, the founder – surrounded by Zach Zuber and Jane Applegate of TekVenture and the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire.