Open Government/Data Technology

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Time: 5:00 pm – Registration 5:30 pm – Networking 6:00 pm – Presentation 7:00 pm – After-party Location: The Rapid Central Station (250 Grandville Ave SW) Room: Upper Level Conference Area (near Grandville Ave entrance, by the large sculpture) Parking: Nearby street meter parking and paid lots available. Suggested lot: DASH South Area 6A Lot, just NE (enter from Cherry ST), $6 Take the Bus: This is also a great... Read More

Canceled – Open Government/Data Technology

Event canceled! Due to dangerous weather conditions, this event will be canceled and rescheduled. This webpage will be updated with more details on when the event will be rescheduled. We are sorry for the short notice, but want everyone to be safe and have the ability to attend this great event! If you have already registered for the event and find that you cannot attend the rescheduled date, we will help you cancel your registration. Details will also be included in a follow-up email... Read More

Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry

    October 15, 2014 Networking Time: 5:00 pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:00 pm Location: Grand Rapids Brewing Company (map) Parking: Neighboring street meters and lots (map) Register Click here to register for this event. Event Details Beer, food, and technology? Yes please! Ever wonder what technologies our local breweries & restaurants use to make their product/service or how they use technology to run a successful business? Come join us on October 15th to “whet”... Read More

Human Centered Design & Innovation

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 (note the NEW day) Networking Time: 5:00 pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:00 pm Location: The Harris Building (2nd Floor Ballroom) 111 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Parking: Nearby street parking and ramps.   Register Click here to register for this event.   Event Summary The term “innovation” is one of the latest marketing buzzwords that is used so often and for so many different concepts that it’s... Read More

Season Kickoff 5:01 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Time: 5:01pm Location: SpeakEZ Lounge, 600 Monroe Ave NW (Map) Parking: Free parking in public lot across the street. Register Click here to register for this event. Event Details: Celebrate summer and kickoff the new 2014/2015 aimWest season at our August 5:01. We are pleased to be back at the SpeakEZ Lounge on Monroe NW! The evening promises to deliver a fun, relaxed time of conversation, networking, food and drinks. Reconnect with some friends... Read More

StartUps in Your Backyard

            June 18, 2014 Networking Time: 5:00 pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:00 pm After Party: 7:00 pm Location: Eberhard Center – GVSU (map) Parking: FREE in lot across Fulton St. Register   Event Details: Join us for an exciting evening to hear from local innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors right in your Grand Rapids area backyards. Learn about exciting new startups that have invented products to improve your skateboard while providing... Read More

Technology Security and Privacy

  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Networking Time: 5:00 pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:00 pm After Party: 7:00 pm Location: Blue35 (website) 35 Oakes Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Enter under the “Blue35” sign on Commerce, and take the lobby elevator to the 8th floor. Small group tours of the building available from 5-6PM. Parking: Nearby ramps and street meters (map) REGISTER   Event Details: Technology is something that every business today depends upon in one... Read More

Spring 5:01

  Details: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Networking Time: 5:01pm Location: Grand Woods Lounge (map) Parking: Nearby parking ramps, lots, and street meters.   REGISTER Warmer weather is finally on its way, Spring has arrived, and we plan to celebrate!  The Spring 5:01 event is almost here! The aimWest 5:01 events are always a great, relaxed time filled with good conversation, networking with old friends, and making new contacts. Take a break, grab a drink and some tasty food,... Read More

13th Annual Tech Trends with Keith Brophy

          Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Networking time: 5:00 pm Keith takes the stage: 6:00 pm Location: 3rd Floor at the B.O.B (NEW venue) (Map) Parking: Nearby lots include: Ottawa-Fulton Ramp (Map), Monroe Center Ramp (Map) and Louis Campau Ramp (Map) After Party: 7:00 pm (also on 3rd floor at the B.O.B.) REGISTER aimWest is pleased to host Keith Brophy, CEO of Ideomed, for the 13th Annual Tech Trends Event. Keith is a transformational technology leader... Read More

How to Patent and Protect Your Ideas

          Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Networking time: 5:00 pm Panelists take Stage: 6:00 pm Location: GVSU Eberhard Center (Map) 301 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Parking: Free Event Parking is available at the GVSU “Pew Center Event Parking Lot”. Entry to the lot is on W. Fulton street under the 131 highway bridge. (Google Maps) (GVSU Map, D7) After-party: 7:00 pm (also at Eberhard Center) REGISTER Do you have an idea that you believe... Read More