- BPlan Prize – The upcoming Summit in TechValley will feature a $100,000 business plan competition. There’s a March 12 deadline and a $150 entry fee. Good luck!
- Maps and Guitars – I don’t see the connection either. But the Times Union brings word of a MapInfo contest that will award a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones to someone who uploads a song or video about why MapInfo rocks. I see that the company’s upcoming conference is in Seattle and there’s the Experience Music Project tie-in, but… I’m all for tapping the creativity of your community, but why not leave the guitars to the music business and reward people with something cartographic in nature. Like this $2K globe, perhaps?