Our Sponsors: Helping us keep it cheap
If it wasn't for these fine organizations, you'd be paying a whole lot more for the conference.
lynda.com is the leading provider of software training videos online. The company’s convenient, subscription-based Online Training Library® provides on-demand training in all the latest software tools and creative techniques—with videos on Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, digital photography, web design, digital video, 3D, animation, and much more. The library also includes videos offering inspiration and insight from today’s leading creative professionals. Enjoy visual learning with expert audio narration that allows you to stop, rewind, and replay to easily learn at your own pace. Learn new software tools, better understand your existing software, and keep your skills sharp.
The Microsoft Emerging Business Team (EBT) works with startups and venture capitalists to enable innovation and accelerate the software ecosystem. The Microsoft EBT mission is to identify and facilitate opportunity for startups and VCs, acting as the single point of contact and accountability to Microsoft..
Agathon Group knows grid hosting. In addition to what you'd expect - decades of experience, world-class data centers, and a rock-solid network - Agathon Group offers a number of perks you won't find anywhere else: the industry's first AppLogic-based LAMP and Ruby applications; a flexible approach to designing your own application package; a true passion for what we do. And best of all, a real human being at the other end of every phone call.
Brain Traffic is a focused, elite team of web content experts. We’re passionate about creating web site copy that supports a smarter, more satisfying user experience. Brain Traffic is one of the only web writing agencies in the country. We collaborate with companies and agencies nationally, and we’d love to work with you.
First Round Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs build remarkable companies. We are not afraid of investing in pre-revenue companies - and often provide a company's first outside capital. As former entrepreneurs, we understand the challenges of launching a new enterprise. We look to take an active role in most of the companies we invest in. We believe our insight and expertise are far more valuable than our capital -- and we look for entrepreneurs who feel the same.
Founded by Matt Haughey in 1999, MetaFilter is a community weblog whose purpose is to share links and discuss interesting content that users have discovered on the web.
Adaptive Path is a San Francisco-based User Experience consulting group who has worked with some of the most prominent brands in the world, ranging from Fortune 50 companies to small, innovative startups. Our mission is to deliver great experiences that improve people's lives, while sharing our advances in the field with our clients, partners, and peers. We measure our success by our contribution to smart, agile organizations that are responsive to their users.
Mule is a design studio. We are listeners, questioners, and collaborative problem-solvers. We are passionate advocates for your audience. We are smart, experienced, and polished. We are designers who get things done.
August 7, 2008
Start! A Conference for Entrepreneurs
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason San Francisco, CA
Cowell Theater is a wheelchair accessible facility.