Holiday 5:01 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Time: 5:01 pm Location: The Woods Lounge   Register Click here to register for this event.   Event Summary The aimWest Holiday 5:01 is a great time to take a break, grab a drink & some tasty food, and reconnect with everyone! This informal but upscale event will provide a fun and energetic networking opportunity to start out the new year. Come talk tech, business, and what you plan to accomplish in the New Year! This... Read More

The Future of Art Technology

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm – Registration 5:30 pm – Networking 6:00 pm – Presentation 7:00 pm – Technology Demos Location: Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) – Fed Galleries (1st Floor) Woodbridge N. Ferris Building 17 Pearl ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI Parking: Parking Ramps and Street Meters (nearby Pearl/Ionia Ramp $3 if entered after 5pm)   Register Click here to register for this event.   Art. Art is how... Read More

Startups In Your Backyard

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm – Networking 6:00 pm – Presentation 7:00 pm – After-party Location: McFadden’s – 3rd Floor 58 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Parking: Nearby street parking meters, paid lots, and bus stops. Register Click here to register for this event. aimWest’s September Diversity Panel was hot (and not because of the weather), and we’ve just started our great 2015/16 season lineup! Our October... Read More

Diversity In IT

Ever notice that Information Technology workplace teams are homogeneous? You’re not the only one. There have been studies and articles published stating, “Over the past few years, the number of women and underrepresented minorities in Information Technology has dropped steadily.” Diversity needs to increase in the workplace significantly for continued corporate success. Join us on Sept. 16 to learn how West Michigan-based companies are trying to overcome this... Read More

August 5:01 Season Kickoff

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Time: 5:01 PM Location: Grand Woods Lounge Address: 77 Grandville Ave SW (Google Maps) Parking: Nearby parking lots and street meter parking   Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary aimWest’s new 2015/2016 season of events starts with another energetic 5:01 Social Networking Party celebration! Come take a break, grab a drink & some tasty food, make a few new contacts, and reconnect with all your aimWest... Read More

July Summer Break

Thank you for a awesome 2014/2015 aimWest season! We had a great season with some amazing topics: Human Centered Design & Innovation Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry Open Government & Open Data Technology Med Tech (Medical Technology) The 14th Annual “aimWest Tech Trends” event with special guest Keith Brophy STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) a special collaborative event with AMA and AAF : “Everything is... Read More

Summer 5:01 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Time: 5:01 PM Location: Rockford Construction Company Address: 601 First Street NW (Google Maps) Directions: Driving Directions Parking: Free on various streets and nearby lots   Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Summer officially begins June 21, but join aimWest as we jump-start summer a few days early with another energetic 5:01 Social Networking Party celebration! Come take a break, grab a drink & some tasty... Read More

Special Event: Everything is Connected

  Special Half Day Joint Event by aimWest, AMA & AAF: Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Location: JW Marriott Grand Rapids   Agenda 11:30am – Registration & Networking 11:50am – Lunch begins and Word from Presidents of aimWest, AMA, AAF 12:00pm – Speaker from AddThis   1:00pm – Break & Networking   1:10pm – Speaker from Google   2:10pm – Speaker from OST (Gold Sponsor)   2:25pm – Speaker from Comcast   3:25pm – Break & Networking  ... Read More

STEAM Education

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm – Registration 5:30 pm – Networking 6:00 pm – Presentation 7:00 pm – After-party 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”. Enter lot from W. Fulton street under the 131 highway bridge. (Google Maps) (GVSU Map, D7) After-party: Also at Eberhard Center (Cash-only bar)   Register Click... Read More

14th Annual Tech Trends with Keith Brophy

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm – Registration 5:30 pm – Networking 6:00 pm – Presentation 7:00 pm – After-party and Networking Location: City Flats Hotel Ballroom (2nd floor) (map) Parking: Nearby Street Meters and Parking Lots (we suggest the Monroe Center Ramp)   Register Click here to register for this event.   Event Summary Back by popular demand, aimWest is hosting it’s 14th Annual “Tech Trends” event... Read More