CoDA @ Life 3.0 Funders & Founders

On July 11, 2012, The Center for Digital Archaeology joined 30+ other ‘founder’ startups at the Fairmont Hotel for a chance to share our stories with potential funders and newfound friends. It was a blast. As a nonprofit startup, we were a bit out of our comfort zone. Pitching our guts out to a room of 400 people is a true Anthropological experience, but we got better and more creative as the night wore on.

We were lucky enough to be called a niche product on TechCrunch, a branding we wear proudly. Codifi is the app we were demoing, our way of preserving and sharing memories and all the things that matter to you the most. We were compared to Evernote, another compliment!

Just for fun, we placed a Gigapan robot in the room to capture the evening as it unfolded. Each gigapan image was made of 80 pictures, and when a room is filled to capacity with moving humans, it’s makes for an interesting snapshot, since we couldn’t ask everyone to play a game of red light green light and hold still for the camera. Or could we…?

Gigapan image. You can explore it and perhaps find yourself by clicking the image.

We produced several images especially for the event. Each image is branded with a certificate of authenticity, and all of the data are actually embedded in the images, posted on Flickr. You can check them out, and freely download them, using the links and slideshow below.

We’ll be posting more reflections and actions from F&F in the coming days and weeks. There’s a lot to talk about!

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Special thanks to Anna Vital for giving us the chance to capture some memories. We will be posting 4 gigapans from the evening as games. Explore them and see if you can find yourself or your friends, or your favorite startup!

Life 3.0 is the largest monthly startup demo show in San Francisco. We gather the most disruptive startup founders in the same room with investors, early adopters , and media. At Life 3.0, Funders and Founders mix to exchange ideas, do business, and get inspired.

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