We’ve been flooded with interest in the Real Time Stream CrunchUp to be held Friday, July 10 in conjunction with our 4th annual summer meet-up at August Capital (see ticket info below). Since we first announced the event two weeks ago, some major speakers have confirmed their attendance and the schedule is really starting to come together.
Jack Dorsey, the inventor of Twitter, will be on hand to share his first-hand account of how the real time stream rose to prominence so fast and where it needs to go from here. Chris Cox, the VP of product at Facebook, will have his own thoughts on the subject. And we might even stream Robert Scoble live via video from London just so that he can tell Dorsey all about FriendFeed. If Scoble needs help, FriendFeed co-founder Bret Taylor will be there to set him straight.
We’ll kick things off with a morning discussion between two of the smartest investors focusing on real-time startups today: John Borthwick and Ron Conway. Both hold shares in Twitter, but their commitment to the real time stream goes way beyond that.
Borthwick runs betaworks, a startup accelerator with investments in bit.ly, Summize (which was acquired by Twitter and now powers its real time search), TweetDeck, and most recently Twitterfeed, among others. Conway, an early investor in Google and more than 500 other startups, is now laser-focused on the real time opportunity as well. Come learn why they are scanning the horizon for real time investments and how they think these startups are poised to reshape the fabric of the Web.
Individual panels will take a look at how emerging real time platforms are setting the stage for other companies to build applications on. These include not only other Websites, but also desktop and mobile clients. The stream is not bounded by the browser, as stream readers from TweetDeck and Seesmic Desktop are proving. We’ll also do a deep dive into real time search with Collecta (which launched yesterday), OneRiot, Topsy, and others.
The stream will touch every aspect of the Web, from real time media (including social reporting and live video) to real time business (brand monitoring and rapid response when customers complain in the public stream). We’ll be exploring those realms as well.
Interspersed throughout the day will be new product demos from Google, Salesforce, Seesmic, Andrew Baron’s Magma, and several stealth startups. (If you have an eye-opening demo or want to launch a product at the CrunchUp, please contact our conference producer, Asad Akbar. We have just a few spots left.)
It is going to be a whirlwind day. TechCrunchIT editor Steve Gillmor and I will be hosting the event. We are calling it a CrunchUp because it will be highly participatory and real-time in every sense of the word. Our confirmed speakers include:
- Jack Dorsey, Twitter
- Chris Cox, Facebook
- Bret Taylor, Friendfeed
- Ron Conway, angel investor
- John Borthwick, betaworks
- Robert Scoble, Building43
- Iain Dodsworth, TweetDeck
- Nick Halstead, Tweetmeme
- Loic Le Meur, Seesmic
- Joel Strellner, Twitturly
- Vipul Ved Prakash, Topsy
- Gerry Campbell, Collecta
- Kimbal Musk, OneRiot
- Andrew Baron, Magma
- Bhaskar Roy, Qik
- Eric Marcoullier, Gnip
Additional speakers will be announced over the next three weeks. If you’ve got some real-time hotness you are ready to unleash on the world, contact us.
The CrunchUp will take place on Friday, July 10, between 9:00 am and 4:30 PM at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City. CrunchUp tickets are $295 and include expedited check-in to the August Capital party.
Get CrunchUp tickets here, courtesy of Eventbrite.
The complete line-up is here.
Big Time Thank Yous to Our CrunchUp Sponsors
Tokbox is our offical video-chat sponsor of the CrunchUp.
August Capital Tickets
August Capital year 4, can you believe it?
Friday, July 10
5:30 – 10:00 pm
2480 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA
We’re also releasing the first batch of 150 August Capital meet-up tickets here, courtesy of Eventbrite. Hurry, they’ll go fast.
Tickets are $20 to help manage the guest list and minimize no shows. Due to extremely limited availability, we regret that tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. If you use your name to purchase multiple tickets, your guests must arrive with you to check in at the door. Additional tickets will be released over the next three weeks, so please be patient and stay tuned.
As usual, there will be lots of start-up demos, giveaways, drinks and fun. CrunchUp tickets include expedited entry to the August Capital outing.
Demo tables, photowalls, games and other sponsorships are available to make a memorable impression with MeetUp attendees. Please contact Jeanne Logozzo or Heather Harde to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities.
Hope to see you there.
UPDATE: August Capital Tickets SOLD OUT quickly as predicted. Watch for the next batch next week. Else, get a CrunchUp ticket and attend both events with us.