- Even from my interactions with @sanjay on Twitter prior to the event, I had a feeling that this was going to be a great event, and I wasn't disappointed.
Jon Crawford's Morning KeynoteAfter Sanjay got the day started, he turned it over to Jon to do the first keynote.
- Jon mentioned a Mike Tyson quote that is going around that I also love:Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth
Morning PitchesThe first 10 pitches started after Jon's keynote:
LunchThe lunch break came after the first 10 pitches in the morning. Lunch wasn't provided, but instead we were encouraged to grab other attendees that we didn't know and go to one of the many nearby options (or grab something from the food truck parked outside). A rambling crew of attendees ended up at Pecos Pit BBQ, which was great (so spicy!).
Mid Day PitchesI missed all 10 pitches in the middle of the day. I was in deep discussion with Red Russak, who calls himself a "startup concierge" and runs StartupSeattle. He's also organizing the "Geeks On a Train" trip to get people up to GrowConf in Vancouver at the end of August.We shared a lot of notes on the state of the startup ecosystems in Vancouver and Seattle. We've got some plans to do more around