Going for It: Woman Warrior

A night in the NYC startup life

So I went to an event on Monday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York. When I got there 45 minutes or so after the doors opened, there was a line that curved around the block. Apparently the venue was so far beyond capacity that they were not letting people in, even as others were coming out, ticket or no ticket.

Who was I seeing? Some indie band famous in its fabulous obscurity? Not quite. Here's a hint: when I arrived, 197 people had checked in on Four Square. It was a geeky affair, no doubt.

The event was actually the beta unveiling of a product called the Boxee Box, a piece of hardware that sits along side your traditional television to create a "TV 2.0" experience. That is actually an oversimplification, but you get the idea. 

In attendance were many in the cast of characters that regular readers of this blog will be familiar with: Fred Wilson, and Charlie O'Donnell among them.  I got in the door just in time, to see Missy Suicide unveil the Suicide Girls boxee app.  It never ceases to amaze me what people build when given a good platform and the freedom to do it.

Needless to say, the evening made for a memorable first "official" event among the NYC tech and startup community.


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Alexis Rodich

 |  December 9, 2009; 8:03 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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