Raanan Bar-Cohen:

couldn’t agree more — was a real honor to attend this past weekend, and Howard has that special touch when it comes to getting smart & interesting people together.

Originally posted on Startups and Burritos:

Stan Feld has gone viral!   photo credit: Dr. Stan Feld.  

I just got back from the best tech conference on the planet that nobody knows about.  It’s called Lindzonpalooza.  Here’s how it works.

Every year, StockTwits CEO Howard Lindzon invites around 75 entrepreneurs, VC investors and Wall Street types to geek out in San Diego for a weekend, exchange ideas and drink on Howard’s tab.  Big macher, nerd-celebrities like Brad Feld, Jeff Clavier, Shervin Pishevar, and Paul Kedrosky are all part of the mix.*  And then for good measure, Howard invites a few peons like me to present at the conference’s Demo Day.  For those interested, here’s a great summary of the demo day presentations.

(*apologies for the gratuitous nerd-celebrity name dropping)

In my opinion, conferences are like startups.   It’s alwaysalways always about the people.

As a rule of thumb, strong startup teams make for…

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