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Stopping By Tech Crunch Disrupt

TechCrunchEarlier this week I judged a session at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, and one of the companies I watched and reviewed, Layer, won the entire Disrupt Startup Battlefield.  Congrats guys.

While this type of format seems a little Shark Tank-esque, it is always interesting to hear from entrepreneurs, especially when they must pitch their business in six minutes or less.  It’s really, really hard.  Tech Crunch puts on a great event, and it was great to catch up with folks I haven’t seen in awhile.  Especially enjoyed chatting with Tech Crunch’s Colleen Taylor on TCTV.

“Kill the Squirrel” – The reference

Kill the Squirrel

My recent “Kill the Squirrel” comment at the Washington State Technology Alliance lunch has nothing to do with animal cruelty – trust me. But, it does have everything to do with being steadfast in business strategy.  As the phrase was making the Twitter rounds, Geekwire’s John Cook documented it.  To clarify, I merely borrowed a phrase my dad used years ago when teaching me to drive.

The luncheon was a great afternoon, and my conversation with UW Professor Ed Lazowska was terrific, thanks in part to the questions that came in via Twitter.  The video of the event is below.

*Photo credit: Ashley Genevieve

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