My friend Christian Perry has been running SFBeta - a great meetup for startups to mix and mingle. At SFBeta, startups can also sign up to demo their products or prototypes to some of the most active technologists in the valley. You don't get that kind of opportunity too many times. Christian tells me their audience numbers are booming. And over the last several weeks, SFBeta has partnered with the likes of Justin.tv, WebWare, TechCrunch, Bub.blicio.us and Linden Lab.
And for the first time, we (Microsoft) will be sponsoring SFBeta this month.
So, come check it out, yo. And be sure to stop by the Microsoft booth.