May 23, 2008

Coye Cheshire in AFP Article on "Startup Camp" for Technology Entrepreneurs

From AFP (Agence France-Presse)

Technology entrepreneurs head for 'startup camp'
May 23, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Backpack-toting dreamers from more than 600 startup firms spent a recent morning at an Internet-age version of summer camp brainstorming about new online waves and how to ride them to success.

... Assistant professor Coye Cheshire of the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley says startup camps are "about rethinking organizational structures for learning and sharing information."....

... Unconferences and Barcamps are excellent for allowing people to mix ideas more freely than traditional conferences, Cheshire told AFP....

... Cheshire expects the unconference and startup camp trend to endure.

"They have been quite popular and successful," Cheshire said.

"Especially in the business and startup worlds where one of the major goals is sharing big ideas and learning from many rather than a few."


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