As we mentioned last time, we're planning a "special initiative" to coincide with the CED Tech Venture Conference which is coming up in Raleigh, on Sept 11th and 12th, 2012. A number of local startups and tech firms are going to host a special "hospitality suite" alongside the CED event, where investors, customers, journalists, etc. can get away from the noise and babble of the main conference floor, and interact with a select group of startup founders in a more intimate setting; having one one one conversations, private demos, or whatever is required.
Needless to say, pulling all of this together is a tremendous effort, and with Phil being isolated in Chicago doing the consulting thing all week, it's been a huge challenge. But thanks to a number of wonderful people, including Andy Hunt from Pragmatic Press, Robert Rice and Eric Martindale from LocalSense, Jason Caplain from Southern Capitol Ventures, Chuck Hester, and many others, this is shaping up nicely.
More details and a formal announcement will be coming soon, including the full list of sponsors, participating startups, and more. And if, by chance, YOU would like to participate, either as a startup, or a sponsor (or both) let me know. Email fogbeam (at) gmail (dot) com for the full skinny.
And now, off to bed, to try and get a full 8 hours of sleep for the first time this week.