Mesh ’09: More Keynotes: Mike Masnick, Howard Lindzon and Paul Kedrosky

Michael Masnick, Founder/CEO of Floor64, the company behind the Techdirt blog, went through 500 slides in his 20 minute presentation talking about digital business models.

Jason Calacanis of Mahalo was supposed to be a keynote speaker as well, but had to back out at the last minute due to a business commitment. Instead, Howard Lindzon and Paul Kedrosky, both highly successful investors and entrepreneurs from the US, filled in and talked about entrepreneurship and venture capital.

“The reality of Venture business: big ticket lottery business.” – Paul

“The advice for entrepreneurs is to “go South”. Never take money from Canadian VCs. What going on in Canada?” – Paul

“A gaming company on top of Facebook has made more money than Facebook has ever made, and no one has even heard of it.” – Howard

Here is a video wrap-up of what the attendees though of the keynotes (courtesy Mesh):