A decade from now historians will discuss the economic impact of a two-day event that recently took place at Rutgers University, which brought together more than 120 minority business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs for the first-ever " Gathering of Angels" summit.
The stimulus was not as effective as hoped, in part because state and local officials were expected to move faster than they were able. However, state and local officials and local entrepreneurs are now responding to the need for new jobs in interesting ways.
Recently an entrepreneur/investor/blogger extraordinaire I admire by the name of Chris Dixon touched on the two general paradigms people/institutions can adopt towards one another when conducting business.
If you were to compare TechCrunch50 to anything related to Hollywood - a comparison folks in the tech industry love to hate - it's probably most like the Sundance Film Festival, circa anytime before this decade.