Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lessons Learned office hours

For me, there were plenty of surprises in the survey I conducted a few weeks ago. One of them was that multiple readers suggested holding "office hours" Q&A sessions in the Bay Area. I'm not quite ready to put out a shingle and take over my neighborhood Starbucks, but I have accepted two invitations to speak in a similar format in the coming weeks. So, for those of you in the neighborhood, feel free to bring your questions to either event. There are no canned presentations, so you can come set the agenda.

The first event is January 21, and is being put on by Dealmaker Media as part of their Strategy Series events: In the Trenches: Cutting Costs in a Tight Economy. The format is Q&A around a conference table with four "speakers" and a moderator. One of the other speakers is someone I know well: Seth Sternberg, founder of Meebo. He's a very smart guy who, as a Sequoia portfolio CEO, can tell you all about the "RIP good times" strategy.
January 21, 2009 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Battery Ventures
2884 Sand Hill Rd. Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA 94025 (
If you're interested, you need to register by 3pm on the 21st (Dealmaker events almost always sell out).

If you want your Lessons Learned completely unfiltered, but need food to help you stomach it, February office hours may be for you. This time, the event is courtesy of Bootstrappers Breakfast. We'll be at Hobbee's in Palo Alto on February 6. This event is for entrepreneurs only, and they ask that you register in advance.
Hobee's 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Date and Time

Friday, Feb 06, 2009
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

For those of you in the Bay Area, I hope you'll come and bring tough questions. If you do come, be sure to say hello and identify yourself as a reader. For those of you not nearby, feel free to ask your questions in the comments. I'll try and do a virtual office hours sometime if you're interested.

1 comment:

  1. Eric, just an FYI we are already at capacity and have a couple of folks on the waiting list for the February 6th Bootstrappers Breakfast at Hobees in Palo Alto. We will have to have you back in one of our larger locations later this year.