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Archive for July, 2007

Thanks for a great event!

author Posted by: ShannonBlogPosts on date Jul 26th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

More thanks to come, but a quick note thanking everyone who participated in the MeshWalk Palo Alto today.

First and foremost, thanks to Mohr Davidow Ventures for their sponsorship, active support and participation during the day and of course for the great hats and pens!

Thanks to Silicon Valley Bank for the wine at the closing party and for participating during the day and at the closing reception.

Thanks to SocialText and to Edgeio/SoftTechVC for hosting us for lunch! Really appreciate your opening up space for us. I hope many Palo Alto based entrepreneurs participate in SocialText’s coworking space!

Major thanks to Jason Fang and Jackie Crespo. Both are recent Stanford grads and in their summer while working and being still in school they volunteered for the MeshWalk. Without their assistance and major efforts the amazing food, space on the Stanford Campus, bus, and bags would not have been possible.

Also thanks to the three entering college freshmen who volunteered and assisted over the course of the day, hopefully they all learned a great deal and again, their help was greatly appreciated.

Most of all thanks to everyone who attended and participated. We handed out nearly 100 MeshForum bags over the course of the day. Thanks especially to the great group of angel investors who joined us in the morning, to the vc’s and entrepreneurs who joined us in the afternoon, and of course to the 75+ people who in most cases spent the day with us on the MeshWalk!

A few reminders, as you blog and post your photos from the MeshWalk please use the tag “MeshWalk”. We will be announcing some tools for MeshWalk participants to use to continue the conversations online.

thanks again!

Shannon

Registering for the MeshWalk Palo Alto on July 25th

author Posted by: ShannonBlogPosts on date Jul 20th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

To Register please fill out the registration form for the MeshWalk which provides us with your details. You will also be asked to pay $25 which covers parking and your meals.

If you have already filled out the form but not yet paid please pay via PayPal (credit cards accepted) You can also use this form to pay for multiple attendees at once.

Additional sponsors for the MeshWalk are welcome, contact Shannon Clark for more details.

Directions to Stanford and Parking for MeshWalk Palo Alto

author Posted by: ShannonBlogPosts on date Jul 20th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

We will be starting the MeshWalk outside of Mitchell on the Stanford Campus. Parking is included with registration, in parking structure 5. See the map below for more details. At the end of the MeshWalk a bus will return you to the Caltrain and Parking Structure 5.

 

Directions to Stanford and Parking Structure 5

DRIVING TO CAMPUS:

From Highway 101 North & South:

Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the university.

Make a right onto Campus Drive. Continue on Campus Drive and make a right on Stock Farm Road. Special Event Parking (E Permit Provided) is in the large parking structure just off of Stock Farm Road (Please refer to the attached Map).

From Highway 280 North & South:

Exit 280 at Sand Hill Road, heading east. Continue on Sand Hill Road and make a right on Stock Farm Road. Special Event Parking (E Permit Provided) is in the large parking structure just off of Stock Farm Road (Please refer to the attached Map).

From El Camino Real:

Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. Make a right onto Campus Drive. Continue on Campus Drive and make a right on Stock Farm Road. Special Event Parking (E Permit Provided) is in the large parking structure just off of Stock Farm Road (Please refer to the attached Map).

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

By train (Caltrain):

There are two stops close to Stanford: one on California Avenue and another at the end of Palm Drive in downtown Palo Alto.

The Stanford shuttle, called Marguerite, meets most trains at both the Palo Alto and California Ave. stations from 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m Monday – Friday.

From points south of Stanford (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority):

The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) runs buses to Palo Alto and most points south of Stanford. It also operates the light rail line in Santa Clara County.

From points north of Stanford (SamTrans):

SamTrans runs buses to most points north of Stanford. Five of their lines serve Stanford well.

From the East Bay (Dumbarton Express):

The Dumbarton Express, used by many East Bay commuters, runs weekdays from the Union City BART station across the Dumbarton Bridge to the Palo Alto Caltrain station, where the Stanford shuttle, called Marguerite, meets most trains.

Map of Mitchell and Parking

MeshWalk Seattle – August 12th, after Gnomedex

author Posted by: ShannonBlogPosts on date Jul 19th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

The first MeshWalk was held the Sunday after Gnomedex in 2006.

This year a second MeshWalk Seattle will be held on Sunday, August 12th in Seattle. As with last year, the theme for this MeshWalk will be both our takeaways (for those who attended) from Gnomedex and how we can each help each other with our projects and follow up activities.

We will gather in the morning at the 1st Starbucks in Pike’s Place Market. Between 8:30 and 9:00Am, we’ll get coffee and a light breakfast from the market, introduce ourselves and select our path through Seattle.

As with last year, we will plan on a group brunch near midday, then will return to our cars and hotels (and for many of us, check out and shuttles to the airport to return home).

More details will be posted soon, if you are interested in participating leave a comment here along with any suggestions for path or stops along the way (remembering it will be a Sunday morning).

As a reminder, like any MeshWalk, this will be a walk, so leave the laptops and heavy bags behind, wear comfortable walking shoes, and please do bring your cameras, video or still and audio recording tools, as we walk through the city we will also assemble as a group a collection of photos, video clips and audio snapshots of our conversations, observations and thoughts.

Please also feel free to blog about MeshWalks and link back to this site (http://meshwalk.meshforum.org).

If your company would be interested in sponsoring the MeshWalk in Seattle, please do contact me, but consider first sponsoring Gnomedex.

Also, if you are on Facebook, join the MeshWalk group there to chat with other MeshWalkers and coordinate.

MeshWalk Palo Alto schedule for July 25th

author Posted by: ShannonBlogPosts on date Jul 16th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

Parking is included for all attendees all day at a lot on the Stanford campus, details will be provided here and via email to all registered MeshWalkers.

8:30am: Registration and Breakfast at Stanford (outside Mitchell bldg.)

9:00am: Welcome, Introductions, Start of Morning MeshWalk (focused on angel funding)

11:30am: Walk to downtown Palo Alto

12:00pm: Lunch in Palo Alto, hosted by SocialText and across the street from them, Edgeio/SofttechVC

1:00pm: Buses leave for 3000 Sand Hill Rd.

1:30pm: Introductions, Start of Afternoon MeshWalk (focused on VC funding/corporate acquisitions)

3:00pm: Afternoon snack outside MDV offices

4:30-6:30pm: Closing Party @ 3000 Sand Hill Rd. Wine provided courtesy of Silicon Valley Bank.

6:30pm: Buses head back to Stanford parking and CalTrain.

MeshWalk Palo Alto – a few of the investors and entrepreneurs attending

author Posted by: ShannonBlogPosts on date Jul 13th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

The MeshWalk in Palo Alto on July 25th will bring together an amazing group of entrepreneurs and investors. Here are a few of the people who have agreed to join the MeshWalk over the course of the day.

In the morning as we walk on the campus of Stanford University we will be joined by the following:

Mehdi Maghsoodnia (CafePress)

Konstantin Othmer (Core Mobility)

Mike Maples (Maples Investments)

Chris Yeh (CEO of Ustream.tv)

Jeff Clavier (SoftTechVC)

Trevor Blackwell (Anybots, Y-Combinator)

Tuff Yen (Seraph Group)

Laurie Lumenti Garty (Silicon Valley Bank Emerging Technologies)

For lunch we will walk to downtown Palo Alto where SocialText, Edgeio and SoftTechVC will host us for lunch at their offices on High St. We will see SocialText’s co-working space and have lunch in Edgeio’s 2nd floor outdoor courtyard across the street.

After lunch we will head down Sand Hill Road to the complex where Mohr Davidow Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank have their offices. There we will be joined by:

Katherine Barr, David Feinleib, Sven Strohband, and Rohit Sharma who are Partners at Mohr Davidow Ventures
Rob Hayes, Partner at First Round Capital

Shai Goldman, SVB Capital

Sean Dempsey, Pricipal at Google Corporate Development

Benjamin Wayne, CEO and founder of Fliqz

David Weekly, founder of PBWiki

Donna Novitsky, CEO of BigTent, former Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures