peHUB First Read

* Julia Hu: How biz plan competitions almost killed, and then saved, my startup

* Andrew Ross Sorkin: Everyone hates Goldman Sachs. Well, everyone except its clients.

* For private equity, Saudi Arabia has been considered a source of fund capital. Now it may also become a place to do deals.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London falls early, European shares resume rally and the Nikkei gains 0.1%.

* Rolfe Winkler: There’s been no M&A boom in 2010, and that’s okay

* WInnie Hu: School districts are beginning to introduce engineering in kindergarten

* European regulators meet tomorrow on a noxious directive that could prevent non-EU private equity firms from raising fund capital from European institutions.

* As we look forward to Game 6 tonight, a reminder that former Celtic Rodney Rogers is still hoping to regain use of his legs.

* Jamie Keiles is an 18-year-old high school senior attempting to spend one month living according to the gospel of Seventeen Magazine.

* Q&A with Fred Wilson, including this item on Chatroulette: “I haven’t seen or spoken to Andrey [the founder] since the day he showed up in the country. We met with him; he didn’t really know what he wanted to do with Chatroulette. I was eager to meet him, but after meeting him I didn’t get the impression that he knew what to do with it.”

* Will New York City’s pricey startup initiative pay off?


* Unintentional irony of the day:

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