Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk once said "Burning Man is Silicon Valley."
Judging from the photos of startup founders, tech workers, and venture capitalists that have surfaced since the annual counterculture festival began, we're guessing Musk is right.
We rounded up the best images of tech workers sweating it out on the playa.
User experience designer Olia Birulia made the well-traveled trek from San Francisco to Burning Man, and made some friends along the way.
Will O'Brien, an angel investor and COO of cloud analytics platform Keen IO, couldn't resist the chance to fly direct to Burning Man's pop-up airport.
Jessica Rose Yurasek (not pictured) manages social media strategy for clients like Twitter Video when she's not galavanting across the playa.
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