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So the first Launch conference wrapped up yesterday and after watching the entire conference on Ustream, I wanted to share some thoughts on the startup conference. Overall I thought the conference was very well run and Tyler did yet another awesome job coordinating everything — I sure hope Jason pays him well and not just in Mahalo stock :)
My first very positive comment was that every single startup that presented had a useful concept. I didn’t see one Twitter fart app, not one social media ninja rockstar app, or anything built completely on Twitter. It was frankly a breath of fresh air. If you are a regular reader of CN, you know how I feel about the usefulness of a startup (heck I started one myself!).
Next, the live stream worked great and was free. I certainly hope DEMO will be streamed live and for free this season unlike their $250 fee to watch last season. If Launch, which gave away tons of free tickets, allowed the startups to present for free, charged up to $1,000 for a ticket could provide a free live stream, then how could DEMO not provide the same when they charge up to $2,995 per attendee ticket and charge the startups $20k to present? Why do I continuously push on how important it is that the livestream be available and free? Because people want to talk about the startups when they are presenting – the compounding of comments and chatter is critical – posting a video a day or two later kills the momentum completely.
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