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The Cupcake Connection at TechCrunch Tech Conference

by Larry Chiang on September 10, 2013

By Larry Chiang TechCrunch is a blog that AOL owns. Mike Arrington, solo founder, started it. TechCrunch hosts conferences that augment, accelerate and help distribute startups. There is a cupcake connection. Mint. Mint won TC 40, TechCrunch 40. Mint used cupcakes to win. It handed out cupcakes to build momentum. Red Beacon won TC 50. Again. Cupcakes. They even worked in the word in to a Erick Schonfeld post dated Sept 15, 2009 Again, coincidentally I recommended cupcakes Five months prior to TC TechCrunch 50 on 03-31-09, Alexia brought cupcakes to my Web 2.o Official AfterParty. She’s editor now of TechCrunch. Drew Houston at DropBox. Great product. Great TC 50 preso. Great traction. No cupcakes. No win. Cupcakes move you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve CEO of Duck9 Stanford University Entrepreneur in Residence, Emeritus Duck9 = “Deep Underground Credit Knowledge” 9 125 University Avenue/ 100 Palo Alto CA 94301 650-566-9600 650-566-9696 (direct) 650-283-8008 (cell) **************** Editor of the BusinessWeek Channel “What They Don’t Teach at Business School” CNN Video Channel: Read my last 10 tweets at Author, NY Times Bestseller “What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School” comes out 11-11-14 52 Cards. Two Jokers. What They DO Teach You at Stanford Engineering Emergency swings and cutting deals as an 9 year old ########## Duck9 is part of UCMS Inc. 630-705-5555

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