by Brian Solis

Megan McCarthy of Valleywag and Julia French

Robert Scoble and Dan Farber

Debbie Landa, Chief Dealmaker, Michael McDerment of FreshBooks, Alison McNeill of PR2.0

Giselle Umbland and Ferrin Schriner of Dealmaker Media

The Under The Radar VIP party was held at Zibibbo in Palo Alto and it was; not with over-the-top drinks, entertainment, or gourmet foods, it was packed with a-list influencers, visionaries and other top dealmakers. Don’t get me wrong though, the wine and appetizers were delicious.

As the official Office 2.0 event kickoff party, the team at Dealmaker Media ensured top connections, great conversations, all wrapped in the nervous excitement of having to the next day.

We arrived at 6:30 (the start time) and it was already overflowing…I can’t say that I’ve been to a party recently where everyone was on time, usually 50% are fashionably late.

In one room, the leaders of the Office 2.0 movement discussed its future.  Imagine where applications and business adoption will be this time next year.  Many of these players, I’m sure, will have folded, changed business models, been acquired by applications looking for new features, or hopefully, cultivated a paying subscriber base.

Either way, the movement is showcasing how to work more efficiently using online applications to the edglings, who in turn, share their vision with the rest of the world.


Jason Hoffman of Joyent (Left), Kristie Wells of Joyent

Selfportrait along with Kristie Wells

I held some great discussions with several attendees including:


Approver | Big ContactsBlogtronix | Brainkeeper | Cogenz | ConceptShare | ConnectBeam | Diigo | EditGrid | Firestoker | InvisibleCRM | Koral | Longjump | Mashery | My Payment Network | Proto Software | Scrybe |  Sitekreator | Slideaware | Smartsheet | Spresent | Stikkit | System One | Terapad | Teqlo | TimeSearch Inc. (Calgoo) | Tungle | Vyew | WorkLight | Wrike | Wufoo | Xcellery  


Atlassian | Colligo | DabbleDB | EchoSign | Etelos | FreshBooks | Jive Software | Joyent | iUpload | Oddcast | ThinkFree | Zoho

Additional Office 2.0 VIP party pictures are available on flickr.  Office 2.0 event pictures are located here.

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By Julie Blaustein

The time is ripe. Web 2.0 fever is hot. The VCs are out there. Things still look quite The Entrepreneurs are seriously seeking networking opportunities. Developers are hanging out knowing there are bound to be folks desperate to finish their product. This is where SFWIN comes in.

San Francisco Web Innovators (SFWIN) is a monthly interactive Web networking event for emerging companies and entrepreneurs to hook up with one another.

Unfortunately the ratio of men to woman was about 20:1. Perhaps they should partner with Women 2.0. The event was sponsored by Orick which is a great match as they are legal advisors for emerging companies, the type to demonstrate at their events.

SFWIN Founders
SFWIN Founders of SFWIN – Photo Credit: Julie Blaustein (unless otherwise noted)

There were 3 demos that refreshingly moved along at a fast clip: Logo Ben Rattray, Founder

This is not what one expects from a social network – its a social network for hundreds of social causes and over 1 million nonprofit organizations. It has great content throughout, truly networking users with other users and their causes. Once the cause is posted, there are reviews, supporters, photos, videos, projects, action to take and of course a blog to promote it. There are some cool features like AJAX maps and tech clouds giving it a the “cool” factor.

eRealInvestor: Mike Genstil, Founder

These guys love technology, real estate and numbers, not necessarily in that order. They have come up with a site that will help anyone who is investing through their patent-pending eRealAnalyzer to combine the latest Web technologies with their domain experience in real estate.

Two Lattes Logo
Two Lattes: Pascal Perez, Founder

The place where you can make lists and post it on the Internet. You can make them for family or friends or you can share them on your social network sites, blogs or forums.Here is an example of a list that was set up by them.


The SFWIN Scene
Christian and Friend
Christain Perry and Colleague

Hrash of Connan Investors
Hrach of Conan Partners

Claudia and Tom of Penguin Computers
Clauda and Tom of Penguin Computers

Julie Blaustein mixing it up! – Photo Credit: Brian Caldwell

Ralph and friend
Ralph Maxx and Susan Mayz

To see more pictures go to Julie Blaustein’s Photobucket or Brian Caldwell’s album with SFBIG’s gig on flickr.

Stirr 2.3 Founder's Mixer

Valleywag’s Megan McCarthy

Sarah Meyers and Tara Anderson

STIRR is the premier monthly tech event, and not just in Silicon Valley, across the U.S. Through an invite-only process, STIRR attracts a powerful mix of VCs, bloggers, reporters, founders, and developers.

The crew attended the event to capture the evening for the next episode of tv.

  • Buxfer, Ashwin Bharambe, Founder
  • Criteo, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, CEO
  • Metaweb, Jamie Taylor, Minister of Information
  • Wrike, Andrew Filev, Founder

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  • For more pictures, view Brian Solis’ album on flickr.

    Brian Solis with Nick Gonzales of TechCrunch

    SFBeta’s Christian Perry

    Lane Hartwell of shooting for Valleywag

    Pascal Josselin of Yoono and Brian Solis – Photo Credit: Lane Hartwell

    TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington – Photo Credit: Lane Hartwell

    by Brian Solis (enjoying a glass of Bordeaux while I write this…)

    Ameryl Hoang, Chris Lavery, Stowe Boyd

    We attended Tech Connection 5 at L’Atelier-BNP Paribas in San Francisco to enjoy French wine, cheese, and a very interesting line up of promising French tech companies.

    Tech Connection is designed for entrepreneurs of the tech community and their staff to meet regularly and network with their peers, press, angels, and VCs.

    The presentations were held at one minute and followed by a “speed geeking” demo format.

    Tech Connection is organized by the Embassy of France Economic Department and the French American Chamber of Commerce.

    Presenting companies included:

    • Mobissimo, Béatrice Tarka, CEO & Founder
    • Djingle, Régis Cazanave, CEO & Founder
    • Yoono, Pascal Josselin, CEO & Founder
    • Criteo, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, CEO & Founder
    • Grandcentral, Vincent Paquet, COO & Founder
    • Protomobl, Eduardo Sciammarella, CEO & Founder
    • Qipit, Benoit Bergeret, CEO & Founder

    For more pictures from the event, please visit the album on flickr.

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