STIRR Event Tonight in Palo Alto

Tonight I’m attending the STIRR event in Palo Alto, where 5 emerging companies will present on stage to a room full of 240+ entrepreneurs. is an emerging technology network who’s goal is to catalyze entrepreneurial activity in the SF Bay Area and beyond.

There will be 5 early stage companies presenting on-stage at 7:30pm. STIRR is unique because it forces the companies to truly master the art of the elevator pitch, having only 60 seconds or less to pitch their company and value proposition.

Tonight’s line-up includes:
Loomia, David Marks, CEO
Mozes, Dorrian Porter, CEO
RadioHandi, Brian McConnell, Founder
Sphere, Tony Conrad, CEO
SwapThing, Jessica Hardwick, CEO

STIRR Mixers are a blend of tech-social mixer with a forum for entrepreneurs from in-progress and recently-launched startups to present new products and services to their peers. Judging by the RSVP list, it seems that indeed a sampling of the Silicon Valley 2.0 ecosystem responsible for tomorrow’s innovation.

I’ll report more after this evening’s event.

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo