Thursday, June 29, 2006


Wednesday July 12th, STIRR Mixer

STIRR Mixers are a blend of tech-social mixer with a forum for tech entrepreneurs to present new products and services in an innovative format (the 60 second spot). This is not a sit-down event.

60 Second Spots

There will be 4 early stage companies presenting on-stage at 7:30pm. The pitches are a compact 60 seconds or less. The speakers and their teams will be available to talk with right after the presentations.


Have your company present at STIRR


When: Wednesday July 12th. Gathering begins at 6:00pm, presentations at 7:30pm.
Where: Blue Chalk, 630 Ramona St, Palo Alto [map]. Cash bar.
NOTE: $10 with RSVP. No walk-ins accepted, you must RSVP to attend. Pre-printed nametags will be ready at the door.

Sponsored by CommerceNet

This month's STIRR Mixer is sponsored by CommerceNet. CommerceNet invests in groundbreaking ideas that go beyond the scope of traditional venture investments. CommerceNet: From ideas to impact.

By Invite Only

Due to limited space, this month's event is by invitation only. Spaces usually free up before the event, so please join the waiting queue to get first priority.

[Update: Brian Solis (PR 2.0 blog) has a SOLID wrap-up of STIRR 1.4. Thanks Brian!]

Saturday, June 24, 2006

STIRR's first Podcast

Mike Macadaan & Tami Zhu from AOL dropped by STIRR and podcasted our event. Those interviewed are:

Monday, June 12, 2006

Wedding Reception Damage!

10 guests, 11 bottles, 1 wedding reception table. Ah! Thanks Nancy and Long...we had a great night!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Artifacts from the Future

Business 2.0 wrote a story about some of the work that we do at the Institute. My colleague, Alex, provides his thoughts on the story.

Web 3.0 kills startups?

At work last week, the word/phrase "Web 3.0" came up in a serious conversation. My co-worker, Mike Love responded with a phrase that we turned into a t-shirt. I wore one last night at Valleywag's Infinity Plus One Sloshcon and handed out a few to some folks. Will it become a meme? Will it fade away? We shall see. If you want one, go ahead and buy yourself one.

[Thanks for the picture, Jeremiah!]

[Update...Nick Valleywagged the shirt!]