PHOTOS: Here’s What You’re Missing At Startup 2011

Rachel Sterne

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Some 750 entrepreneurs, investors, media, and students came to check out SAI’s Startup 2011 conference today.So far we’ve heard a provocative interview with legendary startup investor Fred Wilson, panels with thoughtful executives, and a pitch competition that will score a budding company $25,000 to help realise its goals.

If you want to see what’s to come later today, check out the agenda.

To see what you’ve missed…

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