I’m at today’s Web2.0 LaunchPad, where five startups have been selected to present pitches in the keynote room of the Moscone Center. At this point the name ‘LaunchPad’ is a bit of a misnomer - companies don’t actually have to launch here to get accepted. Rather, it’s more of a place for companies to showthemselves in the public eye, in front of a crowd of VCs, members of the press, and a panel of judges. This year’s judges include VentureBeat’s Matt Marshall, Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb, and Anand Iyer of Microsoft BizSpark. Federated Media’s John Battelle is acting as the MC.
Here's Kincaid's summary and a couple of the questions that were fielded by the Nitobi team:
Kirkpatrick: I like it. I was wondering if you could speak to what people wer saying when the Pre came out, about not being able to create heavy-duty apps.
Marshall: Any other companies doing this?j
After all five startups had a chance to present, a real-time audience poll awarded Nitobi's PhoneGap with the top prize.
Congrats guys. Andre Charland is indeed one of the Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2009.