I filmed this last night on my drive home. I apologize for the bad audio. The thing that I forgot to mention in the video, is if you’re a technology startup, you should be able to put together a freaking proper powerpoint presentation.
IF you don’t have the expertise to put together a powerpoint in house, then outsource it! Also, it was very noisy at the meeting because people were all talking in the background. People were quiet for 1 person only, and it was the guy that talked about his sports watching robot thing.
Anyway, it also seemed like I was the only person twittering from the event, eventhough almost everyone at the event had a twitter account. Maybe I missed the twitter with what the #tracking thing was supposed to be. I also took some pictures that I’m going to post somewhere soon.
One last thing, Microsoft is really going after the startup market. They are offering this whole suite of products to companies for free. The suite includes access to services that usually cost an arm and a leg, but you get them for free for 3 years and then it’s a $100 per year subscription after that.
There was a guy there that said that venture capitalists are looking for companies to fund. Apparently, VCs only make money when they invest in companies, so “if you’re wondering about how you’re going to pay for your breakfast burrito tomorrow, come see me.” Seriously, it was almost as if they were begging people to come take their money. The whole event had this “can do” excitement about it. I liked it.
Recession, what recession?