We hosted a SCV Entrepreneurs' Breakfast yesterday exclusively for the local software companies. I invited Laura Lederman from William Blair to fly down from Chicago & speak and give a Cloud Computing Update. I've known Laura for a couple of years. A few things about her:
1. She knows SaaS cold and has a TON of experience as a stock analyst
2. She is filled with energy (even without Starbucks)
3. She is very very honest and gets right to the point and I love that part
We had about 25 different companies represented. Almost all were CEOs and all the major SaaS companies locally had someone there. For those that couldn't make it or we forgot to invite (sorry), I attached the presentation Download Cloud Computing Update 2009.
We saved a lot of time for people to chat with their peers before and after, which was good. The questions and answers that flew back and forth was great and from all the feedback since yesterday, I know we will do this again soon.
Thanks to Laura and to everyone that attended, including the companies that drove from Charlotte and the Triad.