I have never been to DEMO, but it is well known that many of the greatest companies of our time were launched there. (List a few) But I've recently watched all the videos from presenters at DEMO 2006. Here are my comments about them. My notes to specific Provo Labs employees are in brackets. Kaboodle. This is a socially driven comparison shopping engine. I like the data harvesting method which employs a single click to send a product page to your Kaboodle page, which you can then share with friends.
Dennis Wood (director of human capital for vSpring) has a great article in the recent Connect magazine about executive recruiting and hiring right. Dennis is a star. He is the most LinkedIn person in Utah (he passed me a long time ago) and in his article he discusses how he recently used LinkedIn to land a CTO for a vSpring portfolio company.
Brock Blake, CEO of FundingUniverse.com (a Provo Labs portfolio company) just made it on the list of Utah's Top 40 Under 40. At age 25, he was the youngest person on the list. So he can stay on this list for the next 14 years! Way to go, Brock.