Shining the light on Acquia and Drupal
by Bryan House
Things are cooking here at Acquia - with lots happening to spread the word about Acquia and Drupal.
First - Dries was named one of Tech’s best young entrepreneur’s today by Businessweek.com. It’s a good piece & Dries got great billing in the article. Congratulations, Dries - well deserved .
Selection for Launch Pad is a great honor - more than 150 companies submitted applications - and a tremendous opportunity to showcase Drupal to the 10,000 attendees at the Web 2.0 Expo. Barry, Jeff, and I have been heads down all week building a five minute presentation and demo that highlights all the goodness of Drupal and explains what Acquia does. You may have seen Barry’s post last week about building the coolest 3 minute drupal demo - thanks to those who offered comments.
The Launch Pad session is next Thursday, April 24th at 1:30pm Pacific. If you are attending Web 2.0 Expo or the free Web2open unconference next week at Moscone West - please try to attend the session. If you do not already have a pass for Web 2.0 Expo, you can attend the Launch Pad session with an Expo Only Pass - use the discount code websf08opw to get a free one.
Jeff and Barry will be up on stage, hopefully before an audience of thousands. There will be panel of venture capitalists acting as judges, who will provide feedback on our pitch in real time. Kieran will also be at Web2open, be sure to stop by and say hello.
If you cannot attend, the good news is the Web 2.0 Expo team will be videotaping the presentations - I’ll post the Acquia pres & demo on YouTube as soon as I get a copy of it.
Finally, Acquia has also been named a Red Herring 100 North America Finalist, recognizing Acquia as one of the leading 200 private technology companies in NA. This is another great mechanism to raise visibility for Drupal and Acquia - working towards our goal of increasing the Drupal community by 10x. Red Herring will announce the winners at Red Herring North America in San Jose, California on May 12-14th.