While many of the suits (investors) were busy watching the entrepreneurs pitch on stage, I did what I love doing -- relentlessly chatting up the entrepreneurs. Feels like I must have talked with 95% of the exhibitors over two days. For the benefit of those who couldn't come, here're my picks of budding startups from the trenches (not ones which got a lot of press):
- Either TopDish or SporkHub. Dish-resolution Yelp. It's about time! Opens up many new possibilities -- I see much more dynamic menus coming, and new restaurants which chose their menus based on cherry-picking these sites.
- TripBod. Hook up with local curators/guides for your travels. Oppty to disrupt the travel industry. It takes a moment for the market space of this one to set in. But then it hits you like a ton of bricks! Those are the best kinds of ideas. And this is my favorite from the entire conference.
- Zazu. Wake up to your relevant info aggregated, alarm clock app.
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