I arrived in San Francisco today in time to attend the final round of Intel’s Entrepreneurial competition at the UC Berkeley campus. The winner was local team Aurora BioFuels, who are doing wonderful things with oil-producing algae. Keep an eye on them. Another interesting business plan – and winner of the People’s Choice award, mostly for their creative, drum-thumping presentation – was presented by Watel Solutions (they’re building a machine that extracts moisture from the air and produces potable water).
Tomorrow it’s off to San Francisco for sightseeing (and possibly getting a free router from FON at Union Square), while I continue on my quest to find an Apple store with a new MacBook Pro in stock.