BizTechDay – San Francisco – October 22 – 23, 2009

BizTechDay is indeed one of the premier events for entrepreneurs interested in knowing how to grow and revolutionize their businesses.
We heard from tech and business icons such as Michael Gerber (E Myth), Craig Newmark (Craig’s List), and the founders of WordPress and Digg. We also heard from experts and professionals covering a wide range of topics such as how to use social media, how to raise money and topics in between.
Some of these experts included:
My New York friend, Nelly Yusupova of Webgrrls spoke about how to use Twitter.

Sue Kwon, reporter for CBS 5 rocked the house with her presentation on how to get media attention. It was so good.

I heard that Hazel Grace Dircksen of Socialbees was riveting.

I could go on. But you can see the full speakers list here and the agenda.
One of the HIGHLIGHTS of the entire two days was the genius hour where about 40 “geniuses” sat at round tables, and in speed dating style gave advice to small groups of attendees.
The networking was off the hook.

Big props to Edith Yeung, producer of BizTechDay and her entire team for producing a great event.
PS – Special shout outs to Jini (keep smiling and doing great work); Tim (what an awesome photographer with a fast laugh); Matthew (what a passion for small businesses);
Here are some interviews I did with some of the sponsors. Special shout out to sponsors Wasp Barcode Technologies.and Elance, who I did not get a chance to interview

Here is Yola a service to help you build web sites.
One of the easiest ways to share one or thousands of files with others. I’ve personally used this service and love it. Simple, fast and feature rich.

Google Local is one of the most powerful ways to ensure customers who are looking for local businesses (such as a restaurant, doctor, plumber or more) can find YOU.

Btrax provides outsourced marketing services to businesses, or a “full service creative agency” as their web site indicates.

WordPress is the most popular services for creating blogs. It powers small sites (in traffic and content) such as (small, but growing, audience of family and friends) and the most popular and brand recognized sites with millions of viewers and pages.

Constant Contact helping an attendee understand email marketing

Biztechday Highlight!
Volunteers getting instructions….

Chicken soup for the soul author, Mark Victor Hansen , was in the house…

Cute little Dell Netbook…

Huge HP Pavillion….


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  • Grant Wickes (@gwickes)

    What a job ramon! Energy and enthusiasm on the west coast at BizTechDay… and terrific nuggets captured on these videos…
    And while Ramon was unable to get a video of Wasp, Wasp was able to catch up Ramon and record his vision on barcodes… fun to watch video: