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New Forum for User Group Leaders

Today, Apt Crowd launches a new forum for the leaders of gas turbine users groups. Often volunteers with full-time day jobs, these individuals can now leverage the knowledge and experience of their peers to deliver more value to their members. Topics range from group organization and operations to conference planning and everything in between.

Apt Crowd provides this free forum for the betterment of user group communities. Leaders can apply for access at

newsChad Boschert
501F Users Group is Live

Welcome 501F Users Group

Yesterday we officially welcomed 501F Users Group, Inc to the Apt Crowd family. The first user registrations came within minutes of the announcement email and we ended the day with record first-day numbers. The success of this launch was a result of the dedication and collaboration with the group’s board of directors. We were able to provide a smooth transition by importing the group’s post history from their previous hosting provider.

This group is a private community of individuals who construct, operate, or maintain Siemens, Westinghouse, and Mitsubishi 501F, 701F, and SGT6-5000F gas turbines. Individuals who meet membership qualifications can apply for access to the forum at

Interested in your own forum?

At Apt Crowd, we host modern forums and make them better with our proprietary artificial intelligence. To learn more, send us a message.

newsChad Boschert
The Apt Crowd Advertiser Platform Graduates from Beta

Today is a big day at Apt Crowd. Our Advertiser platform graduated from beta, to version 1!

Our mission is to connect people with better answers, faster. One of the ways we do that is by connecting people in our forums to relevant products and services. Beyond traditional banner advertising on our forums and emails, we suggest relevant vendors to users based their specific need. It’s a win-win-win! Our users maintain their privacy AND are connected to additional solutions, while advertisers are given the opportunity to make an impression as the customer’s moment of need.

We are excited about this progress and looking forward to building vendor relationships. If you are an interested product or service provider for any of our communities, please send a message to learn more about advertising opportunities.

newsChad Boschert
501D5-D5A Users Group is Live

We just wrapped up a great week in Napa, California at the 501D5-D5A Users Group’s annual conference. At the event, we launched their new online community and supported users with the transition to the new site. We were able to maintain continuity by importing complete history and user roster from their previous forum platform. We appreciate the professionalism and confidence of the group’s board to entrust their online community with Apt Crowd.

The 501D5-D5A Users group is a community of individuals who own or operate a 501D5 or D5A combustion turbines. Potential members can find out more at

newsChad Boschert
Apt Crowd accepted into The eFactory Accelerator

I'm super excited to announce that Apt Crowd has been accepted into The eFactory Accelerator, Cohort 2. I'm looking forward to meeting the other founders, learning about their businesses, and taking Apt Crowd to the next level.

Please help me welcome and congratulate my fellow cohort companies below AND be sure to join the Apt Crowd mailing list if you want to follow along with our progress. The full press release can be found at The eFactory's website.

Apt Crowd (Founder – Chad Boschert) is a solution focused text analytics company targeting engineering technical communities. They apply advanced text analytics algorithms that improve Q&A forum outcomes by connecting users with quicker answers, expert users, and relevant vendors.

Let’s Do Lunch (Founder – Hector Cruz) is an effective and efficient way to strategically and intentionally organize all of the important personal and business lunches people should be having.

Pull Up A Seat (Founder – Camille Baker) is a private community marketplace that allows people to find on-demand home cooking for anyone, by anyone.

Reaction (Founder – Stuart Emerson) is a mobile first survey platform seeking to make surveys quick and easy. Surveys take place in the store, on the customer’s mobile device, and offer instant savings.

Solely Jolie (Founder – Amy Blansitis a water-free solution to keeping makeup brushes clear and clean.