As I approached the tent where the Women 2.0 conference was about to start, I was struck by the string of prayer flags along the back wall. That, as least, was what it looked like from a distance. Up close, I realized that the organizers had strung up the entries -dozens of plans sketched out on standard dinner napkins — in the “Business Plan on a Napkin” competition.
Looking at these plans, up close and from a distance, and thinking about the aspirations of the women (and men) in the room and the ambitions of every entrepreneur I meet, I decided that these are prayer flags of a sort after all.
Here are some of the images I captured at yesterday’s event:
By the way, notice Christine Herron in one of the photos… now we know where First Round Capital finds its deals.