Web 2.0 To Birth New Companies

    October 4, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

A new segment will be added to tomorrow’s Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. The segment, entitled “Launch Pad Workshop,” will highlight 14 promising Internet companies.

“The debut of several new companies at last year’s Web 2.0 Conference was such a success, we decided to make an official segment out of it with the Launch Pad Workshop,” said John Battelle, Web 2.0 Program Chair.

“The fact that 14 companies have chosen to participate this year shows how relevant this event has become in a very short period of time.”

The 14 companies scheduled to be “born” at the conference include Allpeers, Bunchball, Flock, Joyent, KnowNow, Morfik Technology, Orb Networks, PubSub Concepts, RealTravel, Rollyo, Socialtext, Wink, Zimbra, and Zvents.

The most notable of the companies set for unveiling may be Flock.com, a Mozilla-backed open-source browser built upon the wildly successful Firefox, that has already caused a bit of a stir in the industry after a Wired article hit the Internet.

The Web 2.0 conference is running with the theme “Reviving the Web,” an endorsement of the belief that the Internet is changing into a new application and business platforms, especially through open-source.