Two weeks ago I had a very productive and highly entertaining trip to New York (if you don’t count delayed and canceledÂ flights), but I didn’t blog about anything. gah! So, here’s a quick recap:
Started the trip hunging out with Tony Bacigalupo of New Work City (really cool site), an initiative he’s leading to open a coworking space in Manhattan, and some of his potential clientele — the guys from http://beyou.tv and others (btw tony, thanks for all your help and advice on Conjunctured– needless to say, it’s much easier to find and open a coworking space in Austin, versus Manhattan.) Melissa and I went to Whitney Hess‘s birthday party and met @brettof Mashable, Tom Limongello creator of http://failwhale.com, @gruen, @mknell, and more. We had coffee (and juice) with Eric Friedman from Union Square Ventures and breakfast withÂ Girish Gupta from RRE Ventures. We had drinks, took an urban hike, and shared a wonderfully forward-looking conversation with Futurist, Gary Golden. Ate a vegan meal with @bre, hacker and founder of NYC Resistor. Met with Scott and Alan from Google. And Christopher from Google who introduced us to 3 entrepreneurs from the Yale School of Music. Visited Cambridge. Ran through the rain and chatted Tommy Li, President of the Harvard Entrepreneur Society. Had homemade curry and rice with Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, and this session’s 60 founders, at Y Combinator — this is a all post of its own.
mknell, brett, gruen
Melissa and I diverged from meetings or work often and walked in central park, tried both PinkBerry and its copy, RedMango, spent a day in theÂ Cooper-Hewitt Design MuseumÂ and discussed life the universe and everything, ordered lots of smoothies and juice, laid on benches, went shopping. Successfully made seven trips to the Apple store at all times of the day. Successfully failed at getting Mel an iPwn.
Now, I’m in San Francisco — I’ll be blogging this trip. (and hopefully getting Mel an appl phone)