The Art of the Start Conference


Just a reminder: Hope to see you guys at the Garage/SVASE “Art of the Start” event on Wednesday, November 8th.

It’s at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, California. We’re covering the topics of entrepreneurship, venture capital, product introduction, sales, and marketing. The highlight is a fireside chat with Michael Arrington of TechCrunch. The agenda is here, and you can register online here.


After the Art of the Start conference ends at 3:30 pm, there will be another conference called Launch at 4:30 pm. The purpose of this conference is to showcase exciting tech startups that our panel of experts have selected. Registration is here.

See you soon!

By | 2016-10-24T14:23:55+00:00 November 1st, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Events, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |14 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Jeff Barson November 1, 2006 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard that Tag Jungle will be presenting at launch. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes.

  2. Creative One November 2, 2006 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Gk, are there going to be a video of this conference? If not, than I might just have to register for this event.
    Is anybody here going to this conference?
    There will be video of the conference. They will be posted a week or so after it.

  3. ~rick November 2, 2006 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Thanks for the info..Can’t make the conference, but look forward to seeing the video.

  4. Kishore November 2, 2006 at 7:40 am - Reply

    How come in this day and age there is no live web coverage of your talks. Gives you live web presence while remote audience has a chance to directly ask you questions. It is hard to understand a personality of your kind is not encouraging this.
    Please be reachable across the globe but not just for

  5. alex November 2, 2006 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I bet it’s going to be fun + interesting… Too bad I live in Europe. Any chance of you coming over here for a similar event some day… and I mean continental Europe, not London. Brussels would be great; it’s an objective recommendation having nothing to do with the fact that I happen to live there 😉 very central – very nice – good beer – alas, not very high-tech…

  6. Zoli's Blog November 2, 2006 at 6:00 pm - Reply

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    Mark November 8th, Wednesday on your calendar for a full-day entrepreneurial super-event (actually two) at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View. At 8am …

  7. John Liotti November 3, 2006 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Will this content at the conference be relevant for those of us in the non profit world? Is there a local non profit rate?
    – John Liotti

  8. Stacy Jo McDermott November 4, 2006 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Dang, should have checked in sooner on your blog Guy…won’t be able to make it due to client meetings (a GOOD thing!) but will check it out via the video afterwards…perhaps next time.
    BTW, what is up with The Flyers??????? I have no doubts that the Sharks are in contention this year 🙂
    Best, Stacy

  9. Stuart Smith November 5, 2006 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Is this conference only of use to startups with Web 2.0 or web-enabled applications? Is there any VC money being invested in software development toolsets or are we just trying to ‘push water uphill’ in raising funding?

  10. Andrew Michael November 5, 2006 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    I’m planning to attend the conference, driving 260 miles from Bakersfield, CA. I have a prototype product and I hope to learn more from Guy and others about raising capital and meeting investors. In my honest opinion, it will be worth every penny. Hope to meet some of you there!
    – Andrew Michael
    P.S. If you’re going, be sure to read his book first 🙂

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