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August 2015

Defrag 2015: The Frontier of Platforms

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Historically speaking, the emergence of a new platform in technology was an extremely rare event. Think MS-DOS or Windows (or Unix). In fact, in the early days of the personal computer, platform emergence was […]

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November 2014

So, you’re a Defrag first-timer…

By |November 5th, 2014|

So, you’re a Defrag first-timer…and you’re wondering what to expect and how to plan for some key details. Well, then, this is the post for you. Below are some key details to round out […]

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October 2014

A Final Agenda

By |October 24th, 2014|

We’re now just inside of 4 weeks until Defrag, and I have just finalized the agenda.

What’s the final agenda look like? It has CEOs from two drone startups, the author of Wall Street Journal’s […]

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Early Bird Expires Friday

By |October 8th, 2014|

Defrag’s early bird pricing expires Friday, and I hope you’ll choose to join us!

The agenda is almost finalized. We’ve got some serious brain-stretching presentations lined up. We’ll have great conference wifi, and micro-brews on […]

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Early Bird Expires in One Week

By |October 3rd, 2014|

I feel like I’ve been droning on (no pun intended) about how amazing the Defrag speakers are this year, but in case you missed it, allow me to recap…

Keynote speakers for this year’s Defrag […]

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Defrag Student Scholarships

By |October 2nd, 2014|

I’m very happy to announce that we’re going to be offering a limited number of student scholarships for Defrag, courtesy of the wonderful folks over at True Ventures. If you’re not familiar with True […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Startup Event Marketing

By |October 1st, 2014|

A lifetime ago, I was the VP of Marketing at a startup. Which is to say that I  have some experience in taking a startup from its first 50k in angel money through to […]

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September 2014

5 Reasons to Come to Defrag

By |September 29th, 2014|

As we approach the end of Defrag’s early bird pricing (October 10th), it seemed appropriate to run the industry-standard “5 reasons to attend” post. 😉

1. Unbeatable Keynoters: I’m beyond proud of this year’s keynote […]

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Good Conference Wifi

By |September 24th, 2014|

Without fail, people go on Twitter to complain about bad conference wifi. And they have every right to. We are, after all, in the technology business, and wifi has become as essential a utility […]

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The Cycle

By |September 19th, 2014|

I’m a cycle guy. Not bikes, markets. It’s an admitted and conscious bias, but I’ve always been fascinated by the macro-machinations of markets, and the accompanying boom-bust dynamics.

Last year (in October), I wrote this […]

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