Social currency—everybody wants it. It is not about being popular or smart or beautiful (although those things help). It is about influence, and power, and money. On the Internet, social currency takes on new meaning. It is about creating influence by mining social relationships online. For businesses, ultimately, it is about turning those social connections into cash. How you do that and who is doing it well will be the focus of our Social Currency CrunchUp on July 30 at Stanford. (Attendees also get to go to our annual summer bash at August Capital that evening—combo tickets on sale here).
The agenda is packed with startups and investors making social commerce a reality. Groupon CEO Andrew Mason (the king of social coupons) will discuss the dynamics of group buying and discounts with leadership from News America Marketing (the largest player in traditional print, in-store and online coupons). Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman will explain the rise of people-powered local directories and how mobile apps are driving a huge chunk of local search.
Speakers from Foursquare, Twitter, and CityGrid Media will talk about the business side of geo and social apps. Bart Decrem, founder of Tapulous (which was recently bought by Disney) and Shervin Pishevar, CEO of SGN, will delve into game mechanics in social games and apps, in general.
We will explore social currency from every angle: group buying, social influence, virtual currencies, social games, and geo-marketing. Capacity is limited to 500 attendees. The CrunchUp event is during the day. The party at night is for a larger crowd but sells out extremely quickly. CrunchUp attendees also get a pass to the party.
About the Social Currency CrunchUp:
July 30, 2010
9 am – 4:00 pm
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University
326 Galvez Street, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Get CrunchUp-Party Combo Tickets Now @ Eventbrite: $295 INCLUDES admission for one (1) to the August Capital party and expedited fast-pass door entry. You DO NOT need to purchase a separate August Capital Party ticket if you purchase a CrunchUp ticket. Tickets are non-transferrable, based on availability. Capacity limited to 500 attendees.
All details here.
Contact Laura Boychenko to request a press pass.
100 MORE TICKETS RELEASED NOW for the summer party at August Capital (Update: sold out):
July 30, 2010
5:30 – 10:00 pm
2480 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park CA
Get Summer Party Tickets Now @ Eventbrite: $30. Tickets are non-transferrable, based on availability.
We’ll also release a third batch of August Capital summer party tickets on Friday. Tickets will be released weekly in batches. Stay tuned, they sell out quickly.