evening. But it is always fun to network with the startups in the
neighborhood. O had a chance to talk with the founder, and understand
why she wanted to strike out on her own. I knew one of the employees,
Amanda, from her time at Calvert.
Each startup has its own flavor. And every company's flavor is
determined by the mix of talent and people in the shop.
at union station in DC. The crowd was a little more sparse than
before. But that is an accurate reflection of the current environment.
The law firms were out in full force. And a few investor types were
in the audience. But at the end of the day, it is all dependant on
how much money we all return to our investors.
More predictions for 2010, and beyond.
A new decade is always worth playing around with. New ideas, and predictable cycles.
The final week of 2009. The last week of the decade. Some things have
changed our world a lot. Others, not so much.
I'm still waiting for a good way to store alt energy power. Solar
thermal still tops my list. But not much movement on that front that
I've seen. There is probably a lot more going on than in my network,
but still a challenge to find.
Postmortem on 2009 Predictions
Here are my predictions for 2009, and how well I did with them.
Predictions for 2009
Short term, it's going to get worse before it gets better.