Photo originally uploaded to Flickr by david parmet
I’m a little late in mentioning this, but I popped down to Manhattan Wednesday night for a bit of MatchupCamp. I only stayed for the first hour, but the turnout was impressive, and the format seemed ideal for the goal of somewhat randomly matching startups and people with ideas with those looking to put their technical/marketing/business skills to work in a startup environment.
There were color-coded name tags, depending on what you were looking for, and an opportunity to post short pitches on the wall and see if you got any bites. I posted the above for allCampus. I spoke with a few nice and smart people. Understandably, they were interested in opportunities that called for jumping in head first. Because of my circumstance, that’s not something I can do right now. I’m hoping to find a technical co-founder who’s looking to moonlight and see where that gets us.
That said, it was nice to get a sense of the tech networking seen in the city. It was an encouraging vibe. (And I met David Parmet, a smart PR/marketing guy whose blog is worth checking out and who took the above shot. Thanks, David!)