It’s been nice sleeping in my own bed, reconnecting with the good, ol’ echo chamber and actually getting to see my husband for the last six weeks, but I’ve been in one place too long. I am hitting the road again, hunting for good startups and entrepreneurs.
If you didn’t follow my 40-weeks of travel for my book, here’s how it works: I don’t make a schedule and I usually don’t announce where I’m going beforehand or read a lot of pitches, I just try to find cool people to write about by asking around on the ground. Now that my book is done, expect more posts on TechCrunch about who and what I find in each place I visit.
If you’re an entrepreneur thinking of pitching me, you should know I tend to get excited about four things: Wacky almost futuristic science projects that actually work, companies that are trying to address huge domestic or regional needs in innovative ways that the West wouldn’t have thought of; the role that culture, history, education and even the government and social structures play in giving rise to this new culture of high-growth entrepreneurship around the emerging world; and really, really awesome local food.
Friday night I leave for Singapore and, as I learned on Twitter today, will be headlining this event. Come say hi. In Indonesia I’ll be speaking at this event. I’ll be in each place a week and will cram as many startups in as I can.