TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2012 – initial thoughts on day one
I have just returned from the first day of a packed day at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco and while I am exhausted I am also exhilarated at the quality and breadth of the startups onstage and offstage at this year’s show. I have attended nearly every TechCrunch Disrupt conference – almost every one since the first in San Francisco and many though not all of the conferences in New York City. This year’s conference is by far the biggest yet and if Day 1 is any sign it is also one of the highest quality shows done by TechCrunch yet – I saw many companies on stage today which I think will prove to be successful businesses whether or not they win the Disrupt Cup.
This is just a quick and short post highlighting of few of my observations from the day via my Tweets, I will add photos and more detailed thoughts in upcoming days as well as more details about the project I worked on this past weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon – that project, Track Deadlines is one that I plan on continuing to work on after TechCrunch Disrupt concludes. In fact you can go and sign up to be part of my eventual beta when it is fully ready. And go read my earlier blog post (on my personal blog) about what I was planning to work on at the Hackathon.
At Disrupt where clearly they need to move to a far large venue or find a few 100 to nearly a 1000 more seats as the aisle are full— Shannon Clark (@rycaut) September 10, 2012
Mission Chinese shout out by Jessica Alba on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. Not exactly still a popup but very good (in SF or NYC)?#tcdisrupt— Shannon Clark (@rycaut) September 10, 2012
Lit motors got Techcrunch Disrupt off to a fantastic start. Electric motorcycle with a 200+ range and self righting gyros = cool #tcdisrupt— Shannon Clark (@rycaut) September 10, 2012
Saya - company from Ghana just rocked it at Techcrunch Disrupt - 400k downloads, 9M invites already. One of my favs so far #tcdisrupt— Shannon Clark (@rycaut) September 11, 2012
(the last one was my most retweeted and replied to tweet of the day)
And now Netplenish as the audience pick is remarkably polished compared to past audience picks at previous #tcdisrupt— Shannon Clark (@rycaut) September 11, 2012