Xconomy Forum: 5x5—Five Cities, Five Big Tech Ideas
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Boston, United States
What are the next big ideas in technology, and where are they coming from? How will they rock your world? And how are entrepreneurs and investors building viable businesses around them? Xconomy has canvassed its national network for the most potentially transformative tech ideas—across mobile, software, hardware, energy, robotics, Internet, and more—and we are inviting a select few to Boston for an afternoon of mind-bending presentations and networking. One disruptive company will be on hand from each of Xconomy’s five cities—Boston, Detroit, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle—to provide these feature presentations in highly interactive sessions. We are also planning a few bonus appearances and demonstrations. This will be a compelling event for anyone interested in the future of technology, and the companies that will lead the way.
Bill Warner, entrepreneur evangelist, angel investor, founder, Avid, Wildfire, and more: How to Build Your Startup From the Heart
Bob Metcalfe General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners, and future Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin: "Terminal Keynote"
Featured 5x5 Presenters:
Kiva Systems, Boston, CEO Mick Mountz—warehouse robots for retail, distribution, and manufacturing applications
On-Ramp Wireless, San Diego, CEO Joaquin Silva—wireless monitoring and data tracking for the electric grid (World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer)
TerraPower, Seattle, CEO John Gilleland—nuclear power startup backed by Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold, Vinod Khosla, and Charles River Ventures
Arbor Networks, Detroit, Chief scientist Craig Labovitz—mobile and Internet security firm
CarWoo, San Francisco, CEO Tommy McClung—online car-buying startup out of the Y Combinator incubator
Duo Security, Ann Arbor, MI, CEO Dug Song—secure mobile/Internet transactions
Fashion Playtes, Salem, MA, CEO Sarah McIlroy—online customized clothing
peerTransfer, Cambridge, MA, CEO Iker Marcaide—global finance
Pixability, Cambridge, MA, CEO Bettina Hein—online video
Prysm, San Jose, CA, VP of Global Sales Dana Corey—next-generation laser displays
Registration: 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENT HOST EVENT SPONSORS DESIGN SPONSOR EVENT PARTNER MEDIA PARTNER CHARTER UNDERWRITERS VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS
Alexandria Real Estate Equities · Biogen Idec · WilmerHale
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Goodwin Procter · Invest Northern Ireland · J. Robert Scott Executive Search
Kauffman Foundation · Schwartz Communications · UK Trade & Investment
Advanced Technology Ventures • ARCH Venture Partners
Atlas Venture • Avalon Ventures • Boston Millennia Partners
Flagship Ventures • Flybridge Capital Partners • LaunchCapital
North Bridge Venture Partners • Polaris Venture Partners
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS
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