On Tuesday, May 15th, VLAB and Hummer Winblad are co-hosting the following event:
Concept to Company Event: Widgets to Riches -- Monetization Strategies for Emerging Web Services Platforms
The event is scheduled for 6-8:30 pm at Stanford Business School.
This year's Concept-to-Company will focus on Widgetbox, the leading web widget marketplace and syndication platform. Widgetbox's CEO, Ed Anuff, will present an overview of the market and company.
Other speakers include:
Max Mancini, Senior Director of Platform and Innovation, eBay
Adam Sah, Architect, Google Gadgets, Google
Lance Tokuda, CEO and Founder, RockYou!
The above industry leading experts plan to explore how the widgetization of the web will impact the way we maximize the potential of online communication, efficiency, and revenue generation.
Text from the event host follows:
With the recent proliferation of widgets, widget companies entering the marketplace, and the atomization of content and services, what opportunities do entrepreneurs and VCs see as ways to capitalize on this current trend? Is there a profitable business model for the current trend of decoupling content and services from their source?