• Supernova Early Bird Discount Ends Tomorrow

    The “early bird” discount for Supernova (June 21-23 in San Francisco, CA) expires tomorrow, Friday May 12 – If you are thinking of going, please be sure to register and save hundreds of dollars on the full registration price. Also, if you use the codes below to register you will receive an additional $200 discount on the conference. The discount codes are: Two-day main… Read More

  • Supernova Deadlines Coming Up

    Supernova, including the TechCrunch New Company Showcase, is being held in San Francisco on June 21-23, 2006. There are a number of deadlines coming up. The early bird (significant) discount period expires on May 12, 2006. Note that TechCrunch readers have an exclusive $200 discount off normal registration fees, including the already discounted early bird rate. Send an email to… Read More

  • Supernova 2006 – Featuring the TechCrunch New Company Showcase

    Kevin Werbach’s Supernova is always a great conference, and this year it’s going to be even better – I am partnering with them to put on a new startup showcase during the conference that will feature ten of the hottest new companies on the web. Supernova 2006 will be held June 21-23, 2006 in San Francisco. Want to Present at SuperNova? If you would like to be one of the… Read More

  • Thank You For Coming to TechCrunch 5

    The Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party is now officially over (except for Stowe Boyd and Jason Roberts who are passed out on my couches). The pictures are here and here (tag: “techcrunch5”). Bonus: Check out Emily Chang’s video (at bottom of post) and John Furrier’s Podcast of the event. Thank you to everyone who came. My guess is that we had at least 400 people in… Read More

  • Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party Tomorrow

    I’m pretty excited about the Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party tomorrow night starting at 7 pm. We’ve been working hard for weeks to get the event together and, thanks to our sponsors, this should be the best one so far. A huge tent is up in the back yard, food and drinks are on the way, and there will be plenty of people to help out with the event. Attendees have been limited… Read More

  • Nine Startups at E27 Summit

    I attended the E27 Technology Conference today at Stanford University. Startups founded by entrepreneurs who are less than 27 years old were eligible to present. With a couple of exceptions these companies were all new to me, and a few have the potential to be real winners. The E27 founders did a great job of picking quality attendees (lots of venture capitalists, big company representatives… Read More

  • Naked Conversations Party at TechCrunch

    UPDATE: This event is now full. I apologize to everyone who did not get on the wiki list. The fifth TechCrunch Meetup is on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the TechCrunch house in Atherton, California. We will celebrate the launch of Naked Conversations, the new book by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble. Bring your copy of Naked Conversations and get Shel and Robert’s autograph, or purchase a… Read More

  • Help Me Pick the SXSW Pass Winner

    Last Saturday I wrote a post to give away a free pass to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin this March. I asked interested people to leave a comment on the post describing why they want the pass, and what they think they will get out of the conference. Requests had to be in by midnight last night, and I am now presenting the seven applications that I think are the best for a vote. I… Read More

  • Giving Away a Pass to SXSW

    This year’s Austin, Texas South by Southwest Interactive Festival is being held from March 10-14. The five-day event is followed by a great film and music festival, and it should be a highly entertaining and useful experience for everyone interested in music, film and the Internet. I’ll definitely be attending. I have a free pass to the interactive part of the conference to give… Read More

  • Riya's Launch Party @ TechCrunch

    We reached a new milestone in our ongoing experiment to see how many people can fit inside my house before the police come and arrest me: over 250 last night (previous record was 200ish) at the Riya Launch Party. The thing I liked best about this party was that Tara Hunt from Riya and Andrea Reinhardt from Just Starting Up took care of everything – Fifty something pizzas, 20 or more cases… Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetup #4 – Riya Launch Party

    Riya is holding its launch party here at the TechCrunch house next Friday, November 18, 2005. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by. Our last party/meetup was a blowout and I expect this one to be even bigger. Lots to eat and drink, and Riya will be giving a very cool presentation. The wiki for the party is here. Signup page and list of current attendees is here. Please RSVP on this page… Read More

  • Great Search Event this Week

    If you are interested in meeting the founders of four of the search engines I’ve profiled here at Techcrunch – Truveo, Trulia, SimplyHired and Healthline, make sure you show up for this event on Thursday, November 10. Cost? $15. Location? Microsoft Mountain View offices. Register now because the event only holds 270 people. Then carpool with me up to the Pandora party in San… Read More

  • Thank You For Coming To Our Party

    I believe we had as many as 200 people here last night for TechCrunch Meetup #3. The last of the guests left at 4 am. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who tried to attend via festoon. Scott Beale took my favorite picture of the event. Here’s my second favorite: Kevin Burton hard at work on TailRank – using my oven as a desk. Thanks to our very generous sponsors we were… Read More

  • Dave Winer To Give the Flickr of Keynotes tonight

    Everything is all set for tonight’s party and we’ve very quietly re-opened the wiki to attendees. It also looks like we’ll have 50+ people participating remotely via festoon. We will be having demos from 6 pm to about 10:30, starting with the first public look at Sphere At 7, we’ll take a break and have sponsor speeches and a keynote by Dave Winer. His preparation notes… Read More

  • Update: TechCrunch Party This Friday

    We are proud to annouce the sponsors of the third TechCrunch party this weekend. Thank You: Edgeio, Flock, Goowy, Loomia, Pandora, Real Travel, Shasta Ventures, Simply Hired, Wink, Zazzle. If you plan on attending, please sign up on the Wiki. Demos start at 6 pm sharp. We are going to reduce the demo time to 15 minutes to get more companies in. At 7 pm we’ll take a 15-20 minute break… Read More

  • TechCrunch Party This Friday

    We are having our next TechCrunch party in Atherton this Friday (October 21) afternoon and evening. Sign up here. Our last meetup drew about 100 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bloggers and beer drinkers, and I am hoping this one will draw at least that number. We are changing to a socialtext wiki and it will be up later today along with a confirmation post. Please email us now if you… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 2

    Here’s the second set of companies that presented at the Web 2.0 conference Launchpad workshop. See Part 1 here. Zvents My friend Ethan Stock showed off Zvents, which launched last night. We’ve written about zvents here and here. In a nutshell, Zvents helps you create and locate the tens of thousands of monthly local events and has tons of awesome ajax, tagging and other… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 1

    The Web 2.0 conference kicked off today with a number of great workshops. The highlights for us were the Attention Trust board meeting (posts below) and, of course, the Launchpad workshop where a dozen companies presented in an hour and a half. My notes on each company are below. Many of these have been profiled here before, and we hope to get full profiles of the rest up as soon as we can… Read More

  • BrainJam Meetup this Friday

    Chris Heur has organized a BrainJam meetup in San Francisco this Friday, October 7 from 1-5 pm. The nascent wiki is here. Web 2.0 ends at 5 on Friday, so we’ll drop by for the “after party” that begins at 5:30. The cost? $2.80. :-) Since I spent $2k for Web 2.0, this dollar-cost-averages down my per-event cost for the week to about $1k. Nice. Read More

  • Successful Meetup Last Night

    Thank you to everyone who attended our meetup/bbq last night in Atherton. We are definitely going to do this at least monthly, and we had a number of offers for corporate sponsorships last night to cover food, drinks, etc. in the future. If you have any pictures from last night, please upload them to the wiki picture area (or place a link to buzznet or flickr or wherever you’ve… Read More