I’m really excited that Dave McClure is bringing the popular Silicon Valley event “Startup2Startup” to Boulder this Tuesday night. I’m moderating a discussion called the “Ultimate Platform Hotness Smackdown: iPhone, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and the native web”. We’ll be comparing and contrasting these platforms and others, for the relative benefit and interest from the startup perspective on a variety of platform topics (features, distribution, monetization, etc).
The panel is a really great one, and we’re lucky to have them in town. Dave McClure runs FF Angel (part of the Founders Fund) and we’ll be joined by Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC – he’s a fantastic and very active seed stage investor with more than 50 web 2.0 investments to date. Howard Lindzon (Wallstrip, StockTwits) is also joining us, as is Ryan McIntyre of the Foundry Group. Dave, Jeff, and Howard were all coming to town this week as mentors for Techstars so I’m thrilled that Dave decided tack on this great community event.
This isn’t just another panel discussion. While I think that will be interesting, the real beauty of Startup2Startup is the great job that Dave does of getting people involved in their own discussions. The panel sets the topic, and then each table is pre-arranged so that there is a mix of investors, rookie entrepreneurs, and experienced entrepreneurs. A moderator is appointed for each table whose job it is to make sure everyone gets involved in the conversation. The format of the dinner ensures that you’ll make some new connections and strengthen some existing ones. I’ve been to Startup2Startup in Silicon Valley and they’re always fantastic events.
As I write this, only 18 seats remain. Tickets run from $20-$60 depending on your level of experience and they include dinner. It’s a great deal you’re sure to have a good time. Grab one of those last few tickets right now, before they’re gone. See you Tuesday!