Saturday, March 25, 2017

Small Towns Do Tech Startups Too

I'm participating in the Startup Weekend event in Chico CA sponsored by Chicostart. Great first night. The 60 second pitches were awesome. So much variety and interesting problems to solve. I pitched my own idea about using Watson to identify fake news, but I only got two blue stickers, boo hoo. I am very impressed with the Build.com space that hosted us. They are a multi-use space that includes a lot of tech startups. Kudos for putting such a great state-of-the-art space in a small college town.

I was particularly impressed with the range of pitchers. Millenials, students, professionals, middle aged folks, and at least one senior. Not bad for a small town with big dreams.



FYI - I'll be helping build a startup this weekend focused on smart housing devices. Will be a lot of fun.

1 comment:

Amos said...

This is encouraging......

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