[SGVLUG] Caltech enterprise forum Sat AM - Betting Your Company On
An Internet Platform?
mathew_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 12:35:27 PDT 2008
this looked interesting...
if you are a caltech student it is FREE!
(other students pay $10)
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Software
Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform?
Picking One That Can Deliver Success
Saturday, June 14, 2008
at the California Institute of Technology
Are you on the right platform to catch the express to success? The initial choice of internet platform is perhaps the hottest of hot topics - the wrong commitment can mean costly mid-course correction or worse, a very short future for your company.
Please join the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum and the Technology Council of Southern California for their annual software program this year focusing on Internet Platforms. Since full interoperability or standards are not yet here, companies must choose and navigate the tricky platform maze planted by Google, Facebook, Flickr, and Salesforce among others, on which to grow their applications. How does the nature of the application determine their platform? Which is best to reach their target market? Which one is likely to endure, be supported and attract the right developer community? This becomes an especially critical issue when balancing limited resources and time to market.
Our keynote speaker, serial Internet entrepreneurs, and panelists will share their "been there, done that, shoulda done, will do, never do again" experiences as guideposts for young ventures to better identify the right application and target market platforms.
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