One of the major highlights last February at IT Expo in Miami Beach was "StartUp Camp" organized by pal Larry Lisser. The event focuses not on the big guys with lots of money, but on the newest ideas from the newest companies just entering the marketplace.
Organized in the same vein as GigaOm's Launchpad, TechCrunch Disrupt or DEMO, each company gets their five minutes up on stage to showoff what they've got that's new, how it works and why the world needs to know all about it.
This year's event, on Monday October 4 is set to be as exciting as last winter's, plus with Jeff Bonforte, the leader of the pack at XOBNI who has his telephony roots at Gizmo and then Yahoo Voice, the keynote should be compelling for startup and developers who need to know how to get from nowhere to somewhere, fast. What's more the line-up of demonstrators is growing rapidly. Phil Wolff has some details on that, but it's the one event at this fall's IT Expo, I really want to see.
Attendees coming to L.A. should mark this event on your calendar..