Tahoe Tech Talk recap and takeaways

(Photo by Adam Copek via Flickr) This past weekend I attended Vaynermedia’s Tahoe Tech Talk event at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. The event kicked off with a reception on Thursday evening for the 150 attendees. On Friday, we heard from the eight speakers: Gary Vaynerchuk (host and moderator), Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca, Dave Morin, Travis Kalanick,…

Tahoe Tech Talk speakers Dave McClure and Kevin Rose participate in the “Roundtable Q&A.” Photo by Adam Copek via Flickr.

This past weekend I attended Vaynermedia‘s Tahoe Tech Talk event at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The event kicked off with a reception on Thursday evening for the 150 attendees. On Friday, we heard from the eight speakers: Gary Vaynerchuk (host and moderator), Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca, Dave Morin, Travis Kalanick, Ben Kaufman, Dave McClure and Alexia Tsotsis. Each speaker presented for roughly 30 minutes, followed by a three-hour “Roundtable Q&A” at the end of the day. The Q&A session was both engaging and from time-to-time proved to be pretty emotional exchange between the speakers.

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I’d say the event was a success. The attendees were people that not only truly were excited to be there, but were interested in meeting others. I had the opportunity to meet the founders of many exciting startups as well as investors and other serial entrepreneurs.

A view from the back of the room. Photo by NobleStudios via Flickr.

A big thanks to Gary, who at one point during the Q&A session called Brad Feld of the Foundry Group and me to the stage to talk about what we were both doing to build the entrepreneurial ecosystems in our communities. I had a few minutes to share about Big Omaha and how we’ve built the event over the last two years. I was extremely motivated to hear that so many of the attendees and speakers were familiar with Big Omaha and indicated they were planning on being involved in this year’s event.

Me with the mic during Tahoe Tech Talk’s “Roundtable Q&A.” Photo by Adam Copek via Flickr.

All in all it was an exciting and very productive two days, and I’m looking forward to seeing if this is something that the team will organize again going forward.

A big congrats goes to Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk, Matt Sitomer and the entire Vaynermedia Team for an amazing event! 

For additional photos, see Vaynermedia’s Adam Copek Flickr set: flickr.com/photos/adamkopec.

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