SILICON VALLEY – Michael Arrington of TechCrunch and Jason Calacanis of Mahalo and Twitter and FriendFeed and email newsletters and “fire your PR person” fame will be announcing a new event at next month’s TechCrunch 50 event, a launch pad for start-ups. Dubbed KidCrunch 50, the event will take place December 24 and 25, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Designed as a launch event for companies with executives aged 17 and under.
While the age limitation seemed exclusive, Calacanis explained that the duo are looking to “kill DEMO as well as our own TechCrunch 50 event. I mean, we have to get these kids when they are young in order to really kill DEMO. They are looking for people with experience and some kind of business plan thing. We just want to get these kids before they get that experience or those business plans. Then we’re sure to kill DEMO, and if we kill our own launch conference in the process, so be it. And hey, go comment on my dogs’ pictures on Flickr!”
Even more curious than the age limit are the dates chosen for the event, which will conflict with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. When asked about the conflict, Arrington replied, “What the hell do these kids need Christmas for? If they get into our event, that’s better than anything Santa could give them! Who needs Santa when you have TechCrunch coverage?”