Calling Entrepreneurs for Sound Off, Round 2, at 6×6: Six Cities, Six Big Tech Ideas

11/10/11Follow @xconomy

We want you. To tell our audience what you want to see for the innovation community here in Boston. At Xconomy’s upcoming conference, 6×6: Six Cities, Six Big Tech Ideas.

The Dec. 1 program, which features one cool tech company from each of our six cities, already has a top-notch line-up of speakers, like keynoter Stephen Wolfram; Jason Baptiste of OnSwipe (New York); Adam Goldstein from Hipmunk (San Francisco); Nathaniel Borenstein of Mimecast (representing Michigan); Kabir Shahani from Appature (Seattle); Bill Walker from Northrop Grumman (San Diego); and Dave Icke from MC10 (Boston). Not to mention another handful of quick presentations from area startups.

But we want even more entrepreneurs (or academics, investors, and other members of the startup ecosystem) up on stage at 6×6. And that’s where you come in. We put out a similar call for audience rants, ideas, and suggestions at XSITE (the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship) this past June. And we got a memorable collection of innovation-minded audience members talking (and, gulp, rapping) about angel investing, putting the venture back in venture capital, banning non-compete agreements, and more. So now we’re aiming to slot in a few good rants or raves, each for just one or two minutes, somewhere around the middle of the program at 6×6.

Write in with strong, passionate, well-thought-out synopses of what you’d like to say (IE keep the run-of-the-mill complaints about Silicon Valley and the public markets away; we’ve all heard those before.) It could be a new take on what’s wrong with the innovation ecosystem in your city. It could be praise or a call for more of a good thing that’s already happening. You could even tell us what whacky-sounding idea out there actually has big potential and why. We’re letting the audience submissions determine the exact shape and tone of this session, so make them good. Send us your ideas at ekutz@xconomy.com or editors@xconomy.com.

And for those interested in attending 6×6, you can register here.

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