One of the biggest announcements Apple made today was the updated versions of the iWork productivity applications, which will run on the iPad with full multi touch integration. Keynote, Pages and Numbers will all be available on the iPad when it goes on sale in a few months - and all at just $9.99 per app.
Startups and entrepreneurs will benefit immensely from the ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations on-the-go, allowing them to take their product pitches with them wherever they go. When they meet people at events, they can whip out their iPad and flip through their Keynote presentation right then and there.
Imagine never having to give a bland elevator pitch ever again. If an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist find themselves in the proverbial elevator ride, a VC will be pretty impressed by the startup that can pitch and demo their business in a matter of seconds while on-the-go.
The Twittersphere is already exploding with iPad related tweets, completely taking over the trending topics, save for Haiti. Forward looking tweeters, like Jonathan Markwell and David Gawlowski are already seeing the possible benefits of the iPad for startups.
What other benefits could startups take advantage of from Apple's iPad? Let us know what you think in the comments below!