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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

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Five Cities, Five Big Tech Ideas


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.

Keynote Speakers:
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

Bonus Presentations:
Duo Security, Ann Arbor, MI, CEO Dug Songsecure mobile/Internet transactions
Fashion Playtes, Salem, MA, CEO Sarah McIlroyonline customized clothing
peerTransfer, Cambridge, MA
, CEO Iker Marcaideglobal finance
Pixability, Cambridge, MA
, CEO Bettina Heinonline video
Prysm, San Jose, CA
, VP of Global Sales Dana Coreynext-generation laser displays

Full Agenda here

Registration: 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1
:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Registration information:
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail


Fidelity Center for Applied Technology


Avaya            Comerica Bank

Duane Morris        Turnstone






Greentech Media

Alexandria Real Estate Equities · Biogen Idec · WilmerHale
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Aderly/OnlyLyon · BNY Mellon Wealth Management · Cubist Pharmaceuticals
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

Have questions about Xconomy Forum: 5x5—Five Cities, Five Big Tech Ideas? Contact Xconomy

When & Where

245 Summer Street
Boston, 02109

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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