It’s a Thursday night in Hoboken, New Jersey, and 100 people are attacking a stack of pizza boxes. Thirty-plus vertical feet of glass lets in the view of the nearby Hudson River and Manhattan skyscrapers, while tech dorks and entrepreneurial hustlers network furiously. Pizza in one hand, business cards in the other.
The crowd is visibly distinct from that of a typical tech meetup across the river. Instead of scrawny, tattooed hipsters, Hoboken’s ranks boast a high percentage of men in dress shirts, often bulging slightly at the middle.
Abruptly, as if a drill sergeant has called in orders, the throng marches into an auditorium--a routine that’s clearly familiar--where, after a few startup demonstrations, Jeff Hoffman, founder and former CEO of Priceline.com, addresses the group.
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