For a quick look at the presenters and the networking interactions check out the video.
A special shout out to the startup community mentors and supporters of 9Mile Labs for awards voted on by the Cohort I companies:
- Consummate Coach Award – Sherril Small
- Entrepreneurial Einstein Award – Rand Fishkin
- Community Champion Award – Skip Walter
- Community Support Award – Seaton Gras or SurfIncubator, extraordinary host for 9Mile Labs
Thanks to the 9Mile Labs partners (Tom Casey, Kevin Croy, Enrique Godreau III, Sanjay Puri, and Sandy Sharma) for their continuing contribution to the Seattle Startup ecosystem.
“During the event I was interested how many times I heard the phrase, “Change the world.”
“Go out and change the world!”
“We believe our new technology will change the world.”
“Our innovation will change the way business is done. It will change the world.”
What is it in us that needs the world to change? What is it in us that assumes the role of world changer? I hear this phrase daily. I’ve used it myself most of my life. When I was younger I wanted my art to change the world. I’m an idealist so I had (and have) a laundry list of what would make life better. I’m also aware that my list is not universal. In fact, much on my list would seem heretical to many of the people on the planet. What is “better” for me is worse for others. What is the world I wish to change?
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