We’re just two days away from our Realtime CrunchUp in San Francisco. The CrunchUp agenda is chock full of goodness. Since our first event back in July, the momentum around realtime has accelerated. We find ourselves awash in realtime streams of data, and these realtime streams are becoming the new center of attention on the Web. During the conference we’ll be drilling down into what’s next for realtime in terms of making this stream manageable, adding new tributaries to the stream such as geolocation data, and building businesses on top of it.
As if the amazing lineup of speakers (from Twitter, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Foursquare, Seesmic, Brizzly, Hot Potato, Tweetmeme, DailyBooth) and startup product launch demos were not enough to drop everything right now and buy a ticket, I am going to give you one more reason. We’ll be giving away a half-day sailing excursion to one lucky ticket holder at the event.
Event sponsor ekoVenture, which is an OpenTable for active travel, is providing the half-day sailing trip in conjunction with OCSC SAILING. The winner can take five friends on a high-performance vessel in San Francisco Bay, with a professional skipper and instructor on board. The trip is worth $750, which is almost twice as much as a ticket.
And remember, you can justify taking a half-day off to go sailing as a “team-building” activity.
I love this kind of sponsorship because not only is it an awesome giveaway, but it highlights what the sponsor does in a very effective way. There are still a few sponsorship spots left for start-ups and brands to reach both conference and networking attendees. Please contact Heather Harde or Jeanne Logozo to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities.
Also, as we announced already, anyone who buys a ticket can opt-in to pitch your own realtime product on-stage.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Main Agenda: 9 am – 5:45 pm
After Party with StartUp Demo Tables: 5:45 – 7:30 pm
Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor
888 Howard Street, San Francisco CA
Enter for a chance to *RealTime Pitch from the Audience*.
Purchase a CrunchUp pass and enter the RealTime Pitch. Two CrunchUp attendees (subject to opt out, of course) will be randomly selected Friday morning at the conference and will have 5 minutes each to pitch their start-up to attendees as part of our main agenda demo sessions, at 11:45 am and 2:00 pm.