I spent the weekend with about 100 amazing technologists, organizers, and entrepreneurs in Kansas City at the Startup Organizers Summit. Over half of them were from outside the US. Some had launched and sold companies they’d developed at Startup Weekends; others had never attended one. Almost all were planning an event soon. I’m staggered by the talent and drive of this group, and just amazed at how many people are touched by the events they put on. Over the weekend Shane said “Startup Weekend isn’t a factory for startups, its a factory for entrepreneurs.” This room was full of the factory-*makers*. This room was full of the *machine*. It’s a new machine and there’re places where it’s still got to be worn in, but the power inside is just unbelievable.