A Strange Affinity: Entrepreneurs and Kite Surfing

Kite surfing requires dedication and a lot of energy, kind of like this class and entrepreneurship in general. At least that’s one explanation for why so many silicon valley techies seem to love the sport. From Google Inc co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, the kite surfing stoke runs rampant. At the annual “MaiTai Kite Camp” conference in Maui over 150 execs, investors and entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley come together to share kiting tips and maybe a little intel on their latest acquisitions, IPOs or start-ups. And they take beginners! So Ann, Jon and Steve, it’s not too late! You can register here: http://www.maitaisports.com/

 

Related links:

Forbes Article on Mai Tai Kite Conference: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kymmcnicholas/2011/12/07/kiteboarding-techies-generate-7-billion-in-market-value/

Bloomberg Article on Investors/Entrepreneurs and Kite Surfing: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aB3RjfvgWH8A&refer=us

 

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