Sep 09

TechCrunch Disrupt SF, part 3

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF
September 8-10, 2014
San Francisco, California

“When you have a city that has hit bottom as much as Detroit, that means opportunity.”
~ Dan Gilbert, Opportunity Detroit

“Until you hit BOTTOM bottom, you don’t know how great you can be….”
~ Dan Gilbert, Opportunity Detroit

“Normally I don’t get one question in before you start taking over and talking about taking acid with Steve Jobs or something.” (to Marc Benioff)
~ Michael Arrington, TechCrunch

“When people start to see their enterprise data on wearables, there is an audible gasp in the room.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“The greatest joy you are going to get in life is through giving.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

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Marc Benioff - TechCrunch Disrupt SF
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“When this gold rush period is over, I want to be able to look back and say we made good use of this time.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“There are 3 kinds of machines that people will wear on their face: 1 ‘buckets’ – the matrix machine; 2 the notification machine; 3 the natural machine.”
~ Meron Gribetz, Meta

“The natural machine approach to VR brings people together—allows us to make eye contact and focus on digital information.”
~ Meron Gribetz, Meta

“Let this be the day we stop developing for these small insignificant screens and start developing for the world.”
~ Meron Gribetz, Meta

“I brought my own questions, just in case he (Michael Arrington) doesn’t ask good ones.”
~ Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Michael Arrington asked if he could be rough to me, and I said that’s OK as long as I could be rough to him.”
~ Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Conference Link: TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Sep 09

TechCrunch Disrupt SF, part 2

disruptSF
TechCrunch Disrupt SF
September 8-10, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Twitter is not going to be enough to take civilization to the next level.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Anti-aging is an extremely under explored field.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“I think Silicon Valley will be the center of the US economy for the next 10-20 years. I believe that more strongly than most people.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Do a little bit of evil, but don’t get caught.” (as a Lyft investor, quoting his idea of Uber’s version of ‘don’t be evil’)
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Great investments may look crazy, but aren’t.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“You can build a great business—it is neither easy nor impossible. It is hard.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

Visual Quote:
Arnie Kuenn - TechCrunch Disrupt SF
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“How do we become the place for people to come to find things to do?”
~ Kevin Hartz, EventBrite

“We had over a million events on EventBrite last year.”
~ Julia Hartz, EventBrite

“There is a lot to be learned from the buyers side of the industry, and we are taking cues from that….”
~ Kevin Hartz, EventBrite

“We sell over a million tickets a week, and over half of those are to repeat customers.”
~ Julia Hartz, EventBrite

“Facebook likes events because they want the news feed to reflect real life, and events (do that).”
~ Julia Hartz, EventBrite

“As we move into an ‘experience economy’ your Facebook newsfeed is where you can display these experiences.”
~ Kevin Hartz, EventBrite

Conference Link: TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Sep 08

TechCrunch Disrupt SF, part 1

disruptSF
TechCrunch Disrupt SF
September 8-10, 2014
San Francisco, California

“In terms of China, we get to be the little guy, which is like homecoming for me.”
~ Travis Kalanick, UBER

“Our whole goal is to drive the cost of taking an Uber BELOW the cost of owning a car.”
~ Travis Kalanick, UBER

“There are 100’s of thousands of Uber partners, and we are creating 50,000 jobs per month.”
~ Travis Kalanick, UBER

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Travis Kalanick - TechCrunch Disrupt SF
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“Millennials expect businesses to have a social (responsibility) component.”
~ Danny Rimer, Index Ventures

“Socially responsible businesses are likely to be the most successful in their space.”
~ Danny Rimer, Index Ventures

“Look at the problem differently. Trying to have more women in tech is not a favor, it is a necessity.”
~ Omar Hamoui, Sequoia Capital

“I always describe blogging as finding one of the internet’s Native Forms.”
Evan Williams, Medium

Conference Link: TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Aug 22

Health Innovation Summit

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Health Innovation Summit
August 21-22, 2014
San Francisco, California

“It costs $1B to get a new drug to market. That’s why tech is so focused on reducing cost of clinical trials.”
~ Ian Clark, Genentech

“Never get on stage with a robot.” (sound advice)
~ Kara Swisher, Re/code

“I see embedded systems with u, on u, in u… porn movie or developing drug delivery?”
~ Kara Swisher, Re/code

“It’s all a bit trivial right now.” (re wearables)
~ Ian Clark, Genentech

Visual Quote:
Kara Swisher - Health Innovation Summit
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“Our understanding of diseases is growing rapidly. We’ll see the biggest progress in treatment of cancer Ian Clark.”
~ Ian Clark, Genentech

“It’s your own genome, why shouldn’t you know about that?”
~ Ian Clark, Genentech

“Our understanding of the detailed causes of many diseases is accelerating incredibly quickly. Things that were hard to treat or impossible to treat are going to become treatable or chronic illnesses.”
~ Ian Clark, Genentech

Conference Link: Health Innovation Summit

Aug 19

TEDxPoynterInstitute

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TEDxPoynterInstitute
August 19, 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida

“Two years from now, a person who can’t work across platforms will not find a job in the media.”
~ Mario Garcia, Hearst Digital Media

“Sometimes a story is only a quote.”
~ Mario Garcia, Hearst Digital Media

“Mobile is the raw meat. Print is the cooked sirloin. You have to keep throwing raw meat out there.”
~ Mario Garcia, Hearst Digital Media

Visual Quote:
Ben Huh - TEDxPoynterInstitute
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“Print is not going to disappear, but it is not going to be the protagonist.”
~ Mario Garcia, Hearst Digital Media

“Digital literacy isn’t about learning how to use computers. It’s about staying connected to family and society.”
~ Jen Lee Reeves, Born Just Right

“The code to resilience is in possibility. The hope of what could be drives us to what is.”
~ Kanika Tomalin, City of St. Petersburg

Conference Link: TEDxPoynterInstitute

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