words and pictures by Brian Solis
Photo Credit: Brian Caldwell
Christian Perry’s SFBeta is still the reigning champ of Web 2.0 monthly parties in San Francisco, and there’s no sign of slowing any time soon. Held at 111 Minna, SFBeta only seems to raise the bar each and every month.
The event only continued to grow more dense with foundrs, bloggrs, investrs and other Internet entrepreneurs drink after glorious drink. What started as a networking mixer, has evolved into an all star schmooze fest where you can only engage in conversation with those in absolute close proximity. In fact, it resembled more of a tech-only nightclub than a typical mixer. I heard there were even demos there, but I just couldn’t seem to stand still long enough to catch a glimpse.
And oddly enough, it wasn’t a sausage fest as usually is the case. The crowd was hot, young, young at heart, tech savvy, and intelligent.
I was able to catch up with several players in the 2.0 game including:
- Stowe Boyd
- Gil Heiman, Collanos
- Kevin Burton, Tailrank
- Josh Lowensohn, CNET/Webware
- Rafe Needleman, CNET/Webware
- Leah Culver
- Ben Metcalfe
- Daniela Barbosa, Factiva/DowJones
- Ryan Olsen, Red Herring
- Lynne Sandler, My Music Match
- Myles Weissleder, SF Newtech Meetup
- Justin Kan, Justin.tv
- Scott Beale, LaughingSquid
- Greg Narain, Bluewhale Labs
- Nick Gonzales, TechCrunch
- Ben Wan
- Sanford Barr, STIRR
- Josh Jaffe, The Deal
Rafe Needleman, WebWare
Josh Lowensohn of Webware, CNET
Myles Weissleder and Julie Blaustein
Brian Solis shooting, Current TV filming – Photo Credit: Brian Caldwell
Christian Perry’s SFBeta is running full steam ahead – and it’s actually evolving into something more substantial than simply a party. It’s actually a representation of the excitement behind web 2.0 and realworld entrepreneurship in action.
For more pictures, visit Brian Solis’ album on flickr.
Brian Caldwell’s pictures here.
Julie Blaustein’s pictures here.
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