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Nantucket Conference 2012: Audio, pics and tweets

Posted by Scott Kirsner  June 13, 2012 04:02 PM

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Just sharing some audio, tweets, and photos from last week's Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation. About 150 entrepreneurs, investors, and tech industry execs descended on the island to scarf down lobsters and hear from speakers like Ben Fischman of Rue La La, Noam Wasserman of Harvard Business School, and Maria Cirino of .406 Ventures. This was the 13th year for the event, which started back at the peak of the first Internet bubble. (Disclosure: I'm on the advisory board for the event.)

You can see the Twitter traffic from the conference here. And there's a "tag cloud" of the topics discussed on Twitter here, courtesy of Infomous.

Audio is below. Click play, or "mp3" to download for later listening.

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Anna Palmer of Swapfish, Alex Goldberg of Canary Ventures, Fred Destin of Atlas Venture and Israel Ganot of Gazelle.


Matt Nichols of Gemvara with John Landry of Lead Dog Ventures.


Stephen Kaufer of TripAdvisor with Maria Cirino of .406 Ventures, discussing TripAdvisor's early years and its recent spin-out from Expedia.


Hardi Meybaum of GrabCAD with Eric Paley of Founder Collective during a session on "companies built on networks of contributors."


Maxim Lobovsky of Formlabs and Tuan Pham of Silicon Valley Bank.


Steve Conine of Wayfair, Ben Fischman of Rue La La and Scott Savitz of SmartLunches, during a panel on "What's Next in E-Tailing."


Curt Nickisch of WBUR with Patrick Rafter of Valuecasters.


Fred Destin of Atlas Venture and Antonio Rodriguez of Matrix Partners.


An iPad sketch by conference attendee Gary Halliwell, of speakers Robert Johnson of Becker College and Noah Heller of Atlas Venture.


Matt Nichols of Gemvara, Michelle McCormack of Swapfish, and Shayne Gilbert of Future Forward Events, during a session on Pinterest, Facebook, and emerging social networks.


Laura Fitton of HubSpot, with crustacean friend.


Steven Martinez, a recent graduate of Greater Lawrence Technical School, who represented his startup project Epic Life and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

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Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.

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