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20Fathoms

February 2019

Internet of Things Eight-week Course: Connecting Things

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - April 23 @ 7:30 pm
20Fathoms, 101 North Park Street, Ste 220
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

This course meets at 20Fathoms in downtown Traverse City for eight two-hour Tuesday sessions to provide participants with an in-depth experience with Internet of Things. You’ll work with a Raspberry Pi-based IoT Greenhouse system to create control systems and leverage cloud resources. By the completion of the course, you’ll be able to create a basic IoT system integrating the Raspberry Pi controller, cloud services, and your mobile device. Participants must have prior coding experience. IoT hardware is provided, but a…

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Hands-On: Introduction to Python Programming using the IoT Greenhouse

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - February 26 @ 7:30 pm
20Fathoms HQ, 101 North Park Street, Ste 220
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

The term “fastest-growing” can be hard to precisely define. But many, including Stack Overflow, make the case that Python is the fastest-growing programming language. As a beginner, start with easy-to-learn Python, a powerful tool for building web applications or simple automation. Join this Hands-On session to learn the basics of Python development. You'll learn by doing, creating simple control code for the Raspberry Pi-based IoT Greenhouse. Basic coding will be introduced during this two session workshop, with follow-up 20Fathoms events…

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Differentiate Your Brand Through Social and Environmental Impacts

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
20Fathoms, 101 North Park Street, Ste 220
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

Your Business and the New Sustainable Impact FrontierWant to change the world? Eliminate hunger? Stamp out Inequality? Protect the planet? Great! Go start a business. Traditionally, non-profits have tried to tackle tough social and environmental problems. However, because non-profits solve problems at a deficit, they can rarely scale. For-profits, however, solve problems for a surplus and are designed to grow and spread their solutions. This has lead to a bold new frontier of ethical for-profits addressing critical societal needs. So…

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Fundraising 101 : Raising Venture Capital for your Business

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
20Fathoms, 101 North Park Street, Ste 220
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

Learn the playbook from a VC perspective to help improve your odds of success and avoid common pitfalls. Topics will include preparation, materials, timing, valuation expectations, and how to evaluate commercial milestones.  About Tim Streit Tim is a Co-Founder and Partner at Grand Ventures, an early-stage venture fund based in Grand Rapids, Michiganthat invests in innovative B2B technology companies based in the Midwest.As Midwest communities refocus on their entrepreneurial roots, there is unprecedented opportunity for early-stage investors, yet over 90%…

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