Today at Web 2.0 expo Mike Arrington announced Techcrunch 20. A conference to showcase the hottest 20 startups. It will be held at the Palace Hotel in SF in September.
At his site he says…The format is simple: Twenty of the hottest new startups from around the world will announce and demo their products over a two day period at TechCrunch20. And they don’t pay a cent to do this. They will be selected to participate based on merit alone.
Congrats to Mike and Techcrunch. I watched Mike start Techcrunch in 2005 and he has build a great franchise. Next up for Mike to create an innovative conference format.