Uncle Web 2.0 want's you! Erick Schoenfeld over at Business 2.0 is asking for input.
For the past couple of weeks I've been putting together an impromptu roundtable tied to our current Disruptors cover story. And the response has been amazing, considering the last-minute notification I gave the attendees. A coupel of them are even flying in from Europe. The roundtable will be this Thursday in San Francisco, and about 40 entrepreneurs, CEOs, VCs, researchers, and bloggers will all come to talk about how to build a disruptive business, and the pros and cons of doing so.
The guest list includes CEOs, founders, and VCs from nearly all the companies profiled in the story (Zopa, Jajah, Netvibes, Coghead, Salesforce.com, NextMedium, Applied Location, Blue Lithium, Nanolife Sciences). It also includes other disruptive entrepreneurs like Craig Newmark of Craigslist, Digg CEO Jay Adelson, Prosper CEO Chris Larsen, Rebtel co-founder Greg Spector, GigaOm Malik, TechCrunch blogger Michael Arrington, del.icio.us founder (now Yahoo employee) Joshua Schachter, Writely founder (now Google employee) Sam Schillace, as well as VCs David Cowan, David Hornik, and Christine Herron. These folks are all practioners of the fine art of shaking up established industries.
But here's where I need your help. How can I shake up these folks? What questions should I ask them? What do you want to know about the ins and outs of taking on industry giants? What can I do to make the event as constructively disruptive as possible? (Please give me your suggestions in comments).