April Geek Dinner - Wed. the 23rd 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring TCMPI, RI’s fastest growing private company

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ProvGeek-April 2008

Photo Credit: Bret Ancowitz, M.D.

Wednesday, March 23, 2008, 5:30 – 9pm
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means – time to get your Geek on! (Alright, fine… according to us, it’s always that time.)

TCMPI_logoChances are you’ve never heard of Rhode Island’s fastest growing private company as they tend to fly (and we do mean fly) under the local radar. According to Inc. Magazine, it’s North Kingston-based The Corporate Marketplace (TCMPI) with a recent annual growth rate of 1,858.3%. And get this – TCMPI was also ranked as the 73rd fastest growing company in the country.

Inc. explains that TCMPI, “builds private online stores for large corporations running employee incentive and reward programs… TCMPI’s software acts as a procurement hub, linking… reward buyers to factories at high-end brands.” In addition to the thousands of private stores, TCMPI also powers parts of Amazon.com and American Express’s huge Membership Rewards Program.

At this month’s Providence Geek Dinner, TCMPI CEO Chris Crawford and CTO Peter Mackey, will explain their incredible business, and give a rare demo of the online engine that makes it all possible.

Update: Chris has just authored a post about TCMPI for the RI Nexus weblog – The Little Engine that said it could.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so that we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while you’re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeks’ RSS feed (see sidebar) and/or join our very-low-volume email announcement list (for the announcement list, send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin over at Gmail with your name and affiliation).

As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at the adjoining bar and Taqueria Pacifica (delicious and cheap)
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever… And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good—it’s actually great)
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.

50 Responses to “April Geek Dinner - Wed. the 23rd 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring TCMPI, RI’s fastest growing private company”

  1. Jack Templin
    April 17th, 2008 08:40

    You know it.

  2. Martin Omansky
    April 17th, 2008 15:04

    I’ll be there.

  3. Matt Gillooly
    April 17th, 2008 15:05

    Wish I could be there. Keep it extra geeky in my absence.

  4. Tom
    April 17th, 2008 15:17

    I’m in…

  5. Alisson
    April 17th, 2008 16:14

    Looking forward to it.

  6. Brian Jepson
    April 17th, 2008 16:20

    Can’t wait!

  7. Jason Pamental
    April 17th, 2008 16:32

    I should be there – sounds really interesting.

  8. Melissa
    April 17th, 2008 16:39

    I’ll be there!

  9. Ben Sprecher
    April 17th, 2008 16:56

    Alas, I can’t make it this month. Have fun!


  10. Anthony Salotto
    April 17th, 2008 17:47

    I’ll be there.

  11. Chris Hunter
    April 17th, 2008 18:08

    I’ll be there.

  12. Paul Lavallee
    April 17th, 2008 19:27

    See ya there – bringing a buddy who owns a graphics biz in warwick too.

  13. paul
    April 17th, 2008 19:29

    see ya there

  14. paul
    April 17th, 2008 19:30

    see ya there Jack

  15. Phil Martin
    April 17th, 2008 19:56

    I’ll be there.

  16. Kerri Lemoie
    April 17th, 2008 22:01

    See you then

  17. Tony P
    April 17th, 2008 22:44

    I’ll be there. This one sounds very interesting.

  18. Meg
    April 18th, 2008 10:24

    Looking forward to it.

  19. Sara B
    April 18th, 2008 13:01

    See you there.

  20. Rick
    April 18th, 2008 15:34

    I should be there.

  21. Paul A
    April 19th, 2008 12:36

    I should make it there.

  22. Jamie Hutson
    April 20th, 2008 16:57

    Just heard about this group. Looking forward to meeting you!

  23. dhodge
    April 20th, 2008 20:34

    I’m in.

  24. k00k
    April 21st, 2008 08:27

    I’ll be there..possibly bringing a guest.

  25. Richard Soares
    April 21st, 2008 08:52

    I will be attending with my development staff and the CEO of RXinsider,com

  26. Rich
    April 21st, 2008 08:54

    I will be there with my developer staff and the CEO of RXinsider.com

  27. Jamie Palmer
    April 21st, 2008 09:16

    I will be there….with a friend

  28. Chris Schutte
    April 21st, 2008 12:55

    Planning on it.

  29. Adam Darowski
    April 21st, 2008 18:35

    I’m so there.

  30. colleen micheletti
    April 21st, 2008 19:23

    Glad to have a dinner that matches up with my schedule! See everyone there.

  31. Steve’s Scribbles » Blog Archive » Git ur geek on
    April 21st, 2008 20:09

    [...] next Providence Geeks Dinner is this Wednesday night at AS220. I will be [...]

  32. Steven Michael Malloy
    April 22nd, 2008 08:44

    Planning on it.

  33. Geeks Meeting Tomorrow (04/23) at GC:PVD | Greater City: Providence
    April 22nd, 2008 11:32

    [...] Providence Geeks dinner is tomorrow at AS220. [...]

  34. Adam Harvey
    April 23rd, 2008 02:01

    Should be

  35. John Clippinger
    April 23rd, 2008 06:48

    I will be there.

  36. Greg Arzoomanian
    April 23rd, 2008 12:05

    I’ll be there

  37. Anisa
    April 23rd, 2008 12:10

    I may be late but I’ll be there.

  38. Mike
    April 23rd, 2008 12:44

    I’m planning to be there. As always, it’s a short walk from my office.

  39. Brian Jepson’s Weblog » Blog Archive » Providence Geek Dinner Tonight!
    April 23rd, 2008 12:56

    [...] Read all about it and RSVP right here. [...]

  40. Tibet Sprague
    April 23rd, 2008 13:01

    So close i can taste it

  41. Adam
    April 23rd, 2008 13:17

    Planning to go. I’ll be the guy who likes computers; please feel free to say hi.

  42. Joe
    April 23rd, 2008 13:20

    I should be there as well.

  43. John Hutchinson
    April 23rd, 2008 14:08

    I am in.

  44. Kate Sanders
    April 23rd, 2008 14:09

    I will be there with 10-15 RIC students.

  45. Matt Grigsby
    April 23rd, 2008 14:24

    See you all there!

  46. Mike Bell
    April 23rd, 2008 14:50

    First time for me… will be there with one other person…

  47. Thom Mitchell
    April 23rd, 2008 15:14

    I’ll be there solo.

  48. dan warren
    April 23rd, 2008 15:35

    I’ll be stopping in…..

  49. Brian Prince
    April 23rd, 2008 17:30

    Sorry I won’t be able to make it tonight

  50. Steve Bookbinder
    May 21st, 2008 06:39

    I will be there. steve

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