Trip to the Bay Area

We flew down to the Bay Area last weekend to attend Entrepreneur27 (and also to hang out with friends and family).

E27 went extremely well. We presented BillMonk to a targetted audience. We also got to meet and greet several other young entrepreneurs, and learn about their great ideas and talk shop.

In attendance were representatives from tech giants Yahoo!, Google, eBay, PayPal, and Amazon; and members from two VC firms: Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch was also in the audience, and it was great to finally meet him. He first covered us here, and more recently has a post about the event.

We also got to chat about BillMonk with Robert Scoble of Scobelizer, who did not hesitate to point out that somebody owed him money and he needed to track it on BillMonk. Great! Read all about it on Robert’s scoop.

Emily Chang of eHub attended the event but alas, she had to leave early and we didn’t get a chance to talk to her personally. Nevertheless, she has an in-depth story on the event with photos here. Her partner from IdeaCodes, Max Kiesler, recorded a podcast of the event where you can listen to all the presentations in full.

While in the Bay Area, we also had the pleasure of meeting Scott Loftessness from Payments News who first covered us here. More recently he has written about our meeting on his personal blog, and noted that his post on BillMonk was the most read story on Payments News in January! Thanks again Scott!

Overall the trip was a success. It not only helped us publicize BillMonk, but all the great feedback we received helped validate what we’re doing. Now we’re back home and focusing on what really matters: our users.

Thanks again to the E27 folks for putting this great event together.

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