Scenes From TechCrunch50 - Judges Rake Contestants Over The Coals

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-09-08 Print this article Print

Not exactly but, CNET's Dan Farber, investor Rob Conway, Google Vice President of Search Products and User Experience Marissa Mayer and YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley (left to right) told the first set of demonstrators what worked and what didn't.

More than 1,700 attendees descended on the San Francisco Design Center Councourse Sept. 8 to see 52 companies present at TechCrunch50. Forged by TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington and serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis (Mahalo, WebLogs to name a couple), TechCrunch50 is intended as a more startup-friendly show than Demo, the classic startup showcase it intends to slay. Calacanis said he intends TechCrunch shows to carry the free, easy vibe of the Sundance Film Festival. With that in mind, here are some scenes from TechCrunch50.

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