TechCrunch40 conference was hosted by TechCrunch and Jason Calacanis on the September 17th-18th, 2007 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. The format was simple: Forty of the hottest new startups from around the world demoed their products over a two day period. 40 companies had been selected from a pool of over 700+ applicants from 26 different countries.
Click here to explore 40 of the hottest new learning tools around (out of those 700+ evaluated).
Yes, why not check out some these learning tools now, because you will probably be using some of them in the near future anyway (head start!). Also, check out the 17 Expert Panelists (MC Hammer? Why weren't real learning tools experts such as Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Jane Knight or Joseph Hart included in the panel, too?), and Keynote Speakers (including a video chat with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg). These links will introduce you to some of the big success stories and major venture capitalists around today. So, if you have a good tool or idea waiting to be discovered and need capital investments, perhaps you should contact some of these people for guidance and help (including MC Hammer!). Hmm, perhaps not a good idea! Why not?
Finally, I a wonder which of these 40 hottest new learning tools will be bought by Google, MSN, Yahoo, Apple or Nokia in the coming year(s)? Got any tips? :)