techcrunch disrupt SF
TechCrunch Disrupt: Its all over now!
For three full days San Francisco was all abuzz with the fever of Startups, investors, and innovators, not mention a few parties and meetups.
Onstage companies battled for respect and attention. On the showfloor Exhibitor companies demonstrated their wares and answered tons of questions.
Investors were busy searching for the next Twitter or Facebook. There were quite a few greying-haired millionaires wandering the aisles and taking the stage of Disrupt looking to sink eary investments into promising projects and talented people. Former TechCrunch mogel Micheal Arrington brought hard-edged attitude to the podium seeming to challenge or irk them into revealing secrets and admissions regarding investment decisions. If you are an entrepreneur with brilliant ideas there is no bether place on Earth to be right now than sunny San Fran at TechDisrupt.
The information on ideas and funding floating around is thick and plentiful. The talent roaming the aisles if canned could reinvent society given the chance and capital. If it too short a notice, not in your plans and you can’t get there you can be there virtually by checking out their UStream broadcast. You can also peek in at stream by visiting the Chill Lounge.
Being a SF native I may be locally prejudiced but I firmly believe that San Francisco is the perfect location for holding “a startup wonderland”.
That’s exactly what TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 is. So, for 2 beautiful sunny weather days and one cloudy day in the city-by-the-bay hundreads are busy downing coffee and chatter. If you manage to bypass the Rice-a-roni, sourdough and seafood you get to step into a concourse full of venture investor types, eager innovators, self-satisfied movers and shakers, and media moguls looking for the next big thing.
Ideas and innovation was simply flowing from the heads of young would-be Steve Jobs types. On the show stage powerful presentations are judged, reviewed and by rule kept brief and to the point with Q&A.
One of the best features of this conference was the International flavor. With attendees, exhibitors, presenters and speakers from far flung places around the world this was a chance to learn what else is happening outside the USA.
On the show stage powerful presentations are judged, reviewed and by rule kept brief and to the point with Q&A.
Just to tease you here is an outline of the Agenda:
- Startup Battlefield (Complete)
- Startup Alley (Yeah Boy!)
- Hackathon (Done)
- Industry Leading Speakers (were great)
- Exhibitor Booths (ho hum)
- Recorded UStream Broadcasts (briefly available)
- After Parties and Affinity Meetups (over)
- Speakers: (Kevin Rose, Ashton Kutcher, Micheal Arrington & more)
Congratulations to the winner of the Startup Battlefield: Shaker (2011 Disrupt SF Cup Winner of $50,000 prize, Runner Up: Prism Skylabs) I was hoping BitCasa would win. I guess they will just have to win in the consumer marketplace and shame the TechCrunch Disrupt judges.