Everyone in the innovation community knows entrepreneurs and big companies alike are hard at work across New England building the next economy. But tomorrow, at XSITE 2010—the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship—we are bringing together some 50 companies and 30 startups, and a host of VCs, angel investors, and innovators from around the region and our network, to celebrate and examine those efforts firsthand.
X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis, Rod Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and now Heartland Robotics, Richard Pops, chairman of Alkermes, Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe, Eric Giler, CEO of wireless power startup WiTricity, and Steve Hall, managing director of Vulcan Capital, Paul Allen’s venture arm, are just some of the headliners. Around them we have assembled an incredible group of entrepreneurs, investors (the rise of angel investing in New England is the focus of John Landry’s Angel Tsunami panel), and large company executives who are creating the future of computing, biotech, mobile health, and energy.
The programmed part of our day will end with our XSITE Xpo, where 12 innovative startups—four each from IT, energy, and life sciences—strut their stuff for our audience, and you, that same audience, vote on the winners. This year, chief correspondent Wade Roush will personally wield his iPad applause meter to gauge the audience reaction and choose the winners! That, of course, will be followed by a great networking reception (we have plenty of those built into the day as well) in the Babson pub—all ending in plenty of time to go watch the Celtics win the NBA championship.
It all starts at 8:15 am tomorrow morning (there’s a continental breakfast beforehand) at Babson College, in Wellesley, MA.
You can find registration information and the full agenda here. Sign up now, it is your last chance to save on the walk-in price. We hope to see you there!