Posts for Tag: finovate 2009

Live from Finovate 2009

We're here at the Finovate 2009 show. After about 3 hours of sleep, I'm as awake as I'm going to get. We're presenting at 10am but needed to be at the show for tech setup by 7am. Lovely.
At any rate, some really interesting companies presenting today. I'm definitely a fan of the focused niche conference. After going to a bunch of E3's and a Comdex, it's definitely nice to go to a smaller conference where you're not wading through a sea of people to find the handful that are related to your business. This is our first Finovate but we hope to be here every year, even if we're not presenting. It's just a great setup for financial start-ups. This and the LeadsCon conference are probably are two best events. Now on with the show...

Last minute prep for Finovate 2009

It's a little past 11pm and we're still in the office doing last minute prep for the Finovate 2009 show tomorrow morning. Everything is pretty much done, just doing last minute bug checks and word-smithing. Though exhausting, it's exciting times like this that make me so glad I don't have a regular 9 to 5. Don't get me wrong - start-up life is brutal and there's a lot of risk involved. However, it's just so much fun and I wouldn't trade the lows here for another Monday morning 2 hour status meeting to discuss why we need more discussion on a proposed action item from blah blah blah.
Now the only real issue tonight is whether I should go get chicken and waffles at Merritt Bakery...

I'm fried ... plus Peek Pronto arrives

As we're getting ready for the Finovate 2009 show next Tuesday, we're all in mad rush mode to get final features into the system. Was up until almost 4am last night and got into the office a little after 10am. Suffice it to say, I'm dragging right now. We're making good progress and I'm excited to see how we'll be received when we present at the show.
I'm taking a little break from work to play around with the Peek Pronto I won in the Posterous contest a couple of weeks back. First impressions are that it's a very well put together device. Very sleek and compact. Super light and the keyboard is very well made. Also, the screen resolution looks much better than I anticipated. This is going to be my wife's device since I already have my iPhone. I just hope she puts it to good use. Thanks again to the guys over at Posterous for choosing me and to Jeremy Downs at Peek for sending this out!