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March Startup Events Cont.

Were you able to make it to SXSW?  Don’t worry if not; there still a fair amount going on here in the city by the Bay for the rest of us.  The weather’s been beautiful, GDC was a lot of fun, and events are still taking off up and down the bay.  As always, let […]

March Startup Events

I’m really excited to have learned that the Data 2.0 Summit is coming back to San Francisco this April 3rd!  This was one of the most informative conferences I’d attended in 2012, and is the largest SF conference focusing on “Data in the Cloud” including Social Data, The API Economy, Data-as-a-Service, Cloud Databases, NoSQL, and […]

February 2012 Events Continued

I’m excited to tell you that we’ve launched this year’s series of FailChats early!.  These are more intimate and engaging events based on our successful conference, FailCon.  On February 22nd at Citizen Space, we’ll be discussing what to do if you fail to raise funding: living lean, alternate sources of funding, and what might have […]

February Startup Events

So I’m on the hunt for new game development startups!  I’ve been doing some work with a new accelerator focused on helping gaming companies take off: Game Dojos.  We’ve put together a pretty exciting list of mentors and session leaders to help you meet industry leaders and get your games designed, distributed, and monetized fast.  […]

January Startup Events pt 2

Last week, I spoke with the people behind the incredible new organization for application developers, the App Alliance.  The Alliance helps provide lower-cost access to platform, advocates policy-level issues, and amplifies the views of developers and their needs. The App Alliance is uniting a collective voice for app devs of all platforms and sizes.  Membership is free […]

January 2012 Startup Events

Happy New Year!  Excited for 2012? I sure am!  I’m especially excited to hear what 50Kings has planned for this year. If you haven’t seen the Pictures from their Pirate War, they’re amazing. They even beached on Branson’s island.  For 2012 they’ve told me there will be only one multi-day retreat and they’ve chartered planes […]

December 2011 Startup Events

Thank you for all of your support during my time of change.  It’s been really fun so far!  I’ve been helping out the SV IGDA as well as Concept Art House, picking up an intimidating pile of books to read (including Extreme Programming Explained and Challenges for Game Designers), and started a Javascript class on […]

November Startup Events

I recently met with a member of T3 Advisors, and he totally blew me away; I do not understand why EVERY growing startup isn’t using this. T3 Advisors is a totally new approach on helping startups find office space. Companies no longer can afford to be stagnant with their real estate strategy. Productivity, Collaboration, Recruiting […]

November Bay Area Startup Events

I saw Elizabeth Yin speak at FailCon yesterday and she mentioned a great way to get more customers for your web or mobile app. Promote your app through LaunchBit, and they’ll place your campaign in high quality emails that reach your target demographic. Sign up to learn more about their closed beta before Nov. 1st, and they’ll […]

Upcoming October 2011 events

I know you’ve been getting a few emails about my own conference, FailCon, but now it’s coming up in just two weeks. We’ve been producing FailCon now for 3 years, and are thrilled at how much it’s grown.  We’ve received some great press from NPR, Forbes, the SF Chronicle, TechCrunch, Wired, and dozens more.  Be […]