Nov. 14-15, 2012 Broomfield, Colorado

Archive for the ‘general’ Category

2 Weeks to Defrag

We’re now two weeks out from Defrag, and this train is rolling downhill. The agenda is locked and final, and I’ll be getting that posted in the next day. Needless to say, I think it’s the kind of agenda that will leave you stunned, spinning and happy.

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Defrag Student Scholarships

I’m pleased to announce that we’re able to offer 15 Student Scholarships to Defrag again this year. These scholarships are FULL passes to Defrag and include all meals, sessions, etc that are associated with a full conference pass. These passes do not include travel and expenses. If

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The Defrag LinkedIn Group

Defrag is entering its sixth year. And it’s going to be better than ever. Still, as we seek to make Defrag better and better every year, it takes some re-imagining…more than we can do on our own. Lately, for whatever reason, I seem to be using LinkedIn

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Blur Student Scholarships

Last year, we were able to offer up 15 free student scholarship passes to Blur. And, thanks once again to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we’re able to do so again this year. If you’re not familiar with the scholarship program, these are full passes to the

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1 Site, 2 Shows, 3 Brain-Melting Days

Okay yea, I’m bragging a little bit, but I think I just might have reason to. Defrag is entering its sixth year of existence, and the community around it has grown into such a powerhouse that it’s certainly not something that we “run” anymore; its got a

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Announcing SKV

I’m pleased to publicly announce the existence of something I started thinking about roughly 18 months ago: SK Ventures. It all began as I started to notice companies that I thought I wanted to be an angel investor in. That spark of curiosity turned into a conversation

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10. No, it’s not the only Pearl Jam album I’ve ever owned (or liked). Or the number of yards to a first down in the NFL. Or even the number of white russians the defrag staff will have after the show is finished (not me – they

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Last Chance?

It always bugs me when I see conferences do their “last chance to register” email. I mean, I know it’s standard operating procedure; hell, I’m probably going to do one today. But it still bugs me. It’s one of those “marketing speak” things that just feels insincere.

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A Personal Note

Five years ago, we started Defrag. The “we” part of that sentence is always assumed to be Brad and Eric. Or maybe, Brad and Phil and Eric. But that’s not true. Five years ago, I had built and sold a tech conference with two friends, but I’d

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Tea Leaf Reading

If you’re into reading tea leaves (and I’m a big fan), then you’ve been having fun lately. The pace of angel investing has most definitely slowed down (and I still say AngelList is more of an indication of a bubble, than a fundamental change in how startups

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