San Francisco here I come

I’ll be in San Fransisco between April 19th and 25th with The Web Mission. The initiative, headed up by Oli Barrett and Polecatting, will see 20 UK Web 2.0 companies travel to San Francisco to explore new opportunities for growth with key people in Silicon Valley. I’ll try my best to do a review of each company before we head out. Although I’m not sure how likely that is, as I said the same after I sat on a panel at the Essential Web event.

I’ve already chatted with Mike Arrington, Sarah Lacy, Loren Feldman, Stephanie Agresta and others about meeting up. Can’t wait!

If you’re in town and would like to meetup with me, or any of the Web Mission troops, get in touch now. Either leave a comment or drop me an email paul at My agenda below is pretty fluid as it’s best to rely on impromptu meetings. I’m supposed to hook up with Qik, Twitter and LinkedIn folk too.

If I get Segala to sponsor a party, what’s the best night? I wouldn’t want to clash with anything cool.

Let the networking and parties commence!


Saturday 19th

  • 13:00 Arrive San Francisco
  • 15:30 Arrive at the Clift Hotel
  • 19:00 TechCrunch Welcome Cocktails
  • 20:30 Open invite at the Clift Hotel. Come join us.

Sunday 20th

  • 14:00 Free time
  • 14:00 – (?) Huge influencer BBQ at Brian Solis‘ house (Stephanie Agresta for the invite) I’m allowed to take some guest but keeping it exclusive.

Monday 21st

  • 09:30 – 14:00 Some stuff at Oracle. I’ll forgo this if something better comes up in the meantime.
  • 15:00 – 18:30 Free time
  • 19:00 – 21:00 HSBC ‘Going Global’ Event.
  • 21:00 – Free time

Tuesday 22nd

  • 10:00 14:00 Company Presentations to VCs (Menlo Park). This is closed unless your press or a VC. Please get in touch if you’d like to attend.
  • 15:00 – 18:30 Free time
  • 19:00 – 21:00 Intimate Candelit Dinner with Oracle.
  • 21:00 Free time

Wednesday 23rd

  • 08:30 17:30 Web 2.0 Expo. I haven’t got a ticket yet though!
  • 18:00 – 19:30 Drinks/Nibbles at Bebo offices, hosted by Michael Birch.
  • 19:30 Free time. I’m pretty certain the Web Mission will have a party but I’d rather see them attend the parties that will already be arranged. I’m sure we’ll end up at the right party on the night.

Thursday 24th

  • 08:00 – 11:00 Hangover, do not disturb
  • 11:00 – 18:00 Free time
  • 18:30 – 20:30 Farewell Drinks and Canapés at British Consulate.
  • 21:00 Free time

Friday 25th

  • Head back to the UK. However, I might see if I can make it to New York.

Will you be in town during any of the above dates? As I asked earlier, what’s the best night for Segala to sponsor a party?

Any recommendations/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    4Avatars v0.3.1 v0.3.1  James Whatley said...

    Aww! I’ve *just* got back from SF.
    Shame man. Although… Extremely pleased we have similar tastes when it comes to getting your head down. The Clift is a wonderful place to stay.
    Nice work.

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    Paul Walsh  Paul Walsh said...

    That is a shame!

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    4Avatars v0.3.1 v0.3.1  James Corbett said...

    Hey Paul, how many of the Web Mission people are on Twitter, Flickr, QIK, etc? Got a list of their IDs? What tag is being used? WebMission08? I’d like to build a widget to track all the action.

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    Paul Walsh  Paul Walsh said...

    @James I’ll ask the Qik guys to setup a channel. I doubt very much if they’re all on twitter.

    Perhaps I should setup some kind of stream – what would you suggest?

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    4Avatars v0.3.1 v0.3.1  James Corbett said...

    Paul, if you can put a list together of IDs of those travelling for Twitter, Flickr, Jaiku, QIK, etc, etc, I’ll gladly build the widget. A small list will do to get started. A QIK channel is good but it’s also nice to be able to follow individual contributions to the ‘lifestream’. Having being involved to a degree in the organization of Paddy’s Valley I’m very interested in following the experiences of all those travelling on the Web Mission.

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    4Avatars v0.3.1 v0.3.1  Mike Butcher said...

    See you there.

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