GROW 2010 was an unforgettable experience. It was a gathering of world-class entrepreneurs inside a world-class venue, engaging, inspiring, and challenging one another to make the future as bright as possible for everyone.
From Dave McClure throwing f-bombs like a warzone, to Ellen Levy proving how powerful professional networks are, to discussing Andrew Mason's skyrocket success, GROW was informative, valuable, and entertaining.
- A very solid lineup of presenters, particularly in the final presentation, which saw elite execs from Microsoft, RIM, Google, and Nokia.
- Plenty of breaks for networking.
- Comfortable seating, inside and outside the conference room.
- Stunning views in a prime location of the city in a magnificent venue.
- Post-conference cocktail reception, and a night party outside the venue.
- Mediocre breakfast and lunch food with limited selection.
- The conference came to an end.
Food for thought
- The city mayor said Vancouver has the most entrepreneurs per capita than any other city in North America.
- Chris Albinson of Panorama Capital said Web 3.0 began 29 months ago and that 3.6 billion people will be digitally connected by 2014.
- Leonard Brody of Clarity Digital said humans are fundamentally and behaviourally different than they were 10 years ago.
- Dave McClure said everything is "fucking bullshit."