Startup 2006 Panel, Palo Alto, California, 8/17


I’m moderating the Churchill Club’s Startup 2006 panel. We will discuss and debate the challenges and critical success factors to landing funding, proving long-term viability to customers, building a team, and leading a startup to the promised land.

The panel members are:

  • Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and CEO, LinkedIn
  • Joe Kraus, Co-Founder and CEO, JotSpot
  • Roman Scharf, Founder, Jajah
  • Alex Welch, Co-Founder and CEO, Photobucket


Palo Alto Hills Country Club

3000 Alexis Drive

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Thursday, August 17th, 6:00 pm

$50 for Churchill Club members, $70 for non-members

Click here to register.

By | 2015-03-17T09:56:00+00:00 July 20th, 2006|Categories: Entrepreneurship|9 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. Joe July 20, 2006 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    The Churchhill Club Web sites reads 8/17 not 8/16 or am I confusing this with another event?
    – Joe
    You’re right. I fixed. It’s the 17th.

  2. Service Untitled - Doug July 21, 2006 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Those are some interesting people – I think it’ll be interesting. Reid Hoffman is pretty well known. Joe Kraus is a very interesting guy too – I recently interviewed him on my blog. He seems to really know what he’s talking about.
    I’m not too familiar with the other guys, though I have heard of both of the companies.

  3. Andy A. July 21, 2006 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Looks like it will be a great event. I hope to make it, though I will have to fight with some serious bay area traffic to get there from Walnut Creek. PS. Love the new blog design Guy…

  4. Dirk Karl Maßat July 22, 2006 at 6:25 pm - Reply

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  5. Skeptic July 23, 2006 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    My prediction on the opening sentences:
    Reid: hi, not sure why I’m on this panel, as I’ve got a huge user base and can probably figure out several ways to monetize it. Why did my PR guy sign me up to this???
    Joe: it’s wiki, so it’s good. wikigood. Like wicked good, get it? Hey, cut it out, [email protected] wasn’t my fault, AT&T screwed us!
    Roman: we’re like Skype and Gizmoproject, but with a much less memorable name (but babies say it a lot!)
    Alex: well, Yahoo could, oh, no.. flickr.. uh, Google.. er.. hmm. picasa. Well, there’s always MSN, right?
    Guy: Thanks for coming everyone, don’t forget to get your own FilmLoop and I’ll be autographic my book for all attendees!

  6. Tom Hillard July 24, 2006 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to this, should be a nice warm up before the Techcrunch party on the 18th.

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