Auction Items

Lot #1 — Power Lunch with Arianna Huffington

Sit down to a power lunch with one of the world's most influential people. Arianna Huffington invites you and a friend to join her at one of her favorite lunch spots—at Toscana in Los Angeles or Michael's in New York.

Lot #2 — A SIM-ply Unique Experience with Will Wright

Sit down to lunch with the man who changed the gaming industry with Sims and is causing an evolution revolution with Spore. Join Will Wright for an exclusive lunch at Bucci's in Emeryville. After dining, Mr. Wright will take you on a tour of the Spore offices, where you can meet the creative minds behind the cultural phenomenon and see the prototypes used for gamers' off-the-wall creations.

Lot #3 — The Famous Yellow Jersey

The maillot jaune, or yellow jersey, is the most prized of the prestigious Tour de France. 2,200 miles, 23 grueling stages, and only the overall leader can take it home. You can take home your very own yellow jersey—a replica of the maillot jeune, signed by cycling phenom and Tour de France master Lance Armstrong.

Lot# 4 — TechCrunch's Michael Arrington Lends You An Ear

Start-ups and entrepreneurs line up around the block for even a few precious minutes of his time. Now you have the chance to bid for Michael Arrington's undivided attention. You and three friends are invited to TechCrunch's headquarters in Atherton—also Mr. Arrington's home—where he will treat you to dinner, introduce you to his staff, and lend you his (very valuable) ear. This amazing opportunity also includes tickets to the 2009 Crunchies and other 2009 events.

Lot #5 — Lance Armstrong Autographed Bike

Hit the road with this 2009 Trek 2.1 Series Road bike, personally signed by Lance Armstrong. The Trek 2.1 is a lightweight and responsive road bike in the Team Astana color scheme. Trek's race-inspired geometry, light wheels and a Shimano 105 drive train make this an ideal all-around bike for club rides, entry level racing, or weekend fitness riding.

Lot #6 — An OPEN Dinner

The lucky winner and three friends will join four OPEN executives for a fabulous dinner:

  • OPEN source - Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL
  • OPEN platform - Marc Benioff, CEO of
  • OPEN APIs - Oren Michels, CEO of Mashery
  • OPEN Community - Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media

Chef Daniel Patterson at Coi will prepare a special menu to match exclusive OPEN wines, including the 1990 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chappelle and the 1997 Harlan Estate. Includes two overnight stays at the Palace Hotel.

Lot #7 — Last Call with Carson Daly

You and a friend will fly down to L.A. and stay at the Renaissance Hotel. You'll experience the excitement of live TV as part of the show taping at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. Feel like a rock star as you enjoy exclusive Backstage access and hang out with the celebrity guests with your access to the Green Room.

Lot#8 — Fund A Need

This is the portion of the evening where each and every one of us has the opportunity to make a difference. This is your chance to raise your paddle to provide direct support to these important organizations:

  • WITNESS explores the intersection between technology and human rights. Funding will put cameras into the hands of those who can change beliefs and create justice.
  • Green For All aims to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift millions of people in the United States out of poverty and into prosperity.
  • The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites people to fight cancer believing that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.

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  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • IBM
  • IDA Ireland
  • Juniper Networks
  • Microsoft
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Accenture
  • Searchme
  • Socialtext
  • Microsoft
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Omidyar Network
  • Panorama Capital
  • Silicon Alley Insider
  • Topix
  • Wired

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