Q&A: Jeremy Weiskotten, #scotchoclock Host

With the arrival of Spring and the temperatures beginning to rise, getting work done becomes all the more difficult. We all need to wind down after a long week at work, and what better way to loosen up than with a nice glass of scotch?

Jeremy Weiskotten

Jeremy Weiskotten, of Terrible Labs & #scotchoclock, will host a scotch tasting at Intelligent.ly on Friday, 5/11.

On Friday, May 11th, join Terrible Labs’ Jeremy Weiskotten (@doctorzaius), for a tall glass of scotchliciousness at Scotch: It’s What’s for Dinner (at startups). Jeremy hosts TerribleLabsTV’s web series #scotchoclock, a talk show in which he interviews stars from Boston’s burgeoning tech startup scene and other influential folks in the community. He’s even hosted Intelligent.ly’s own Dave Balter (@DaveBalter).

We spoke with Jeremy this weekend, to learn more about what he’s up to and get the inside scoop about what to expect on Friday at Intelligent.ly. Check out our conversation below:

I.LY: As an entrepreneur yourself, how is your “Skateboard for Dogs” idea coming along? Have you secured seed funding yet?

JW: I think Boston VCs are afraid of such an obviously winning idea. You know, the old “if it sounds too good to be true” bit? Let’s not forget that Facebook had similar trouble securing funding in Boston.

I also suspect that Boston VCs aren’t dog owners, so they can’t relate to the customer. I don’t actually have a dog either, but I guess that’s what makes me a visionary.

I.LY: What is your favorite brand of scotch?

JW: Don’t make me choose, bro.

I’m actually not super picky. I really like Balvenie, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Oban, Lagavulin, and Dalmore. There have been very few that I didn’t enjoy. A single malt aged 15-18 years is the sweet spot between quality and cost. Anything over 18 years is just showing off, and anyone who wants to impress me with a luxurious gift would do well to keep that in mind.

I.LY: Tell us about your work over at Terrible Labs.

JW: The short story: Terrible Labs builds high quality web and mobile web applications for a variety of clients.

The longer story is that this is a really tough time for entrepreneurs and companies to hire talented engineers and designers. We’re a pre-made high-performing team that can build your startup’s MVP or complement your in-house development team. Our ultimate goal is to build the kind of company that we’d want to work for: working on interesting projects in a fun environment, surrounded by smart, passionate people, and constantly learning and getting better at our craft.

I.LY: What can attendees look forward to at your upcoming scotch tasting at Intelligent.ly?

JW: They can look forward to trying a bunch of different scotches, chillaxing, and wrapping up the evening with a montage of dance routines from different periods in American history performed by the one and only Sarah Hodges!

Dance Off

Join the connoisseur of scotch himself for Intelligent.ly’s first ever scotch tasting on Friday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. Sign up to reserve your glass!

Scotch: It’s What’s for Dinner (at startups)
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm
500 Harrison Ave, 3R
Boston, MA 02118
Sign up here

– Aaron Lumnah

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