On Saturday I went to Stanford University to attend Startup School.
An event aimed at teaching technical people what they need to know
about starting a startup. Luckily I was in SF this week so I only had
to drive to Palo Alto (50km south of SF).
They invited an impressive list of the speakers:
- Caterina Fake, Co-Founder, Flickr
- Mark Fletcher, Founder, Bloglines; Founder, ONElist
- Paul Graham, Partner, Y Combinator; Co-founder, Viaweb
- Joe Kraus, Co-founder, JotSpot; Co-founder, Excite
- Page Mailliard, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Om Malik, Senior Writer, Business 2.0
- Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
- Chris Sacca, Head of Special Initiatives, Google
- Joshua Schachter, Founder, del.icio.us
- George Willman, Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Ann Winblad, Founding Partner, Hummer Winblad
talks were excellent and I also got a chance to meet many interesting
people from the Internet industry in the US such as Tim O’Reilly, Om
Malik, and others. I think we should try and convince Paul to organise something similar in Europe for Autumn 2006!
The Kresge Auditorium was full!
Tim O’Reilly from O’Reilly Media
Ann Winblad talking about software economics
Om Malik from Gigaom
Stanford University Map (it’s a really big University!)