TechCrunch50 – Day 0

I’m pretty damned stoked about TechCrunch50. I spent most of today setting up the Microsoft tc50_logolounge area at the venue. The idea for the lounge started when I was sitting with the Qik team brainstorming ways in which we could partner to do some fun things at the event. In the midst of that, Michael Arrington calls and says, “get a Surface Table [for TechCrunch50]”. And so, we did.

Aside from the “Big Ass Table” (which, by the way, has been getting “ooo”s and “aah”s from everyone who has stopped by, including Ashton Kutcher), we have a couple of XBox’s with Halo and RockBand set up. We are also going to be using the FlotZam application to show off Tweets, Flickr photos etc. about the event. By the way, here’s a Qik video of Megan Asha using shot at our lounge:

I also got a sneak preview of some of the products that startups will be demo-ing tomorrow and I was really blown away by what I saw. What I can tell you is that the Tablet PC being developed by TechCrunch is not one of the 50 startups demoing tomorrow. And neither is Ashton’s Blah Girls.

If you are at TechCrunch50, be sure to stop by our booth. I plan on (almost live-)blogging, twittering, flickring and qiking from the event, so, stay tuned for more.