A cool thing happened on Twitter yesterday. Mark Suster, a well-known California venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and popular blogger on all things startups (his LinkedIn photo left), asked his 166,000 followers for help planning a September trip to North Carolina. And the Triangle rallied.
We’ve aggregated all the Twitter chatter in the fancy little Storify below. But here’s the bigger question: what should a big-name venture capitalist do when he visits our state?
On a May visit, 500 Startups’ founder Dave McClure visited the universities, participated in a fireside chat with 100 or so startup community members, played late night pool with some entrepreneurs and attended The Startup Factory’s Pitch Night. Plenty of other VCs and West Coast founders come in town for the Triangle’s big conferences or to speak at their alma maters each year, spending most of their time in convention halls and college campuses.
But it’s a pretty cool opportunity to help set the agenda of a person this region hopes to impress. So what would you suggest? Share your itinerary for Suster in the comments.