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StartupEmpireJevon and I apparently picked a conference name that exists as a registered trademark. We have been informed by our lawyer that our usage of the name did not infringe on the existing trademark. Rather than start with a potential tenuous situation, we decided we would just rebrand the conference.

StartupEmpire is the new name. Does it remind you of Star Wars? Or the British Empire? It is ostentatious. It is bold. It is intended to inspire entrepreneurs to start building empires. History remembers the legacy of successful entrepreneurs. JP Morgan. Andrew Carnegie. Howard Hughes. Henry Ford. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Jeff Bezos. Mark Cuban. Our goal is to provide the tools to help build the next generation of entrepreneurs build their empires.

What: StartupEmpire
When: Thursday, November 13th and 14th, 2008 (all day)
Where: Diesel Playhouse 

56 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A2

We are focused on practical, real-world advice from entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts that will help early-stage companies at different stages. How do you build a cashflow statement? What does a marketing plan and budget look like for a startup with no money? What tools and services are available to set up your development, testing and production environments? How important is source control and bug tracking? What does a product roadmap look like for a startup practicing agile development? What does a basic shareholders agreement look like? How do you avoid getting sued? What do you do when you get a cease-and-desist letter? What is a term sheet from an investor? How does a developer do business development?

We?ll be announcing the next set of speakers in the next couple of days. We?re also interested in learning about what you would like to see at StartupEmpire. Drop me a note with what would make you attend StartupEmpire in an instant.

  • Thusenth

    Why are none of those empires that you list Canadian? Booo urns. In all seriousness, those points you plan to touch on sound great and very practical, throw in some inspirational success stories a la Austin Hill and you’ve got a conference that could inspire a few good companies right off the bat.

    What was wrong with the original StartupNorth name for the conference?

  • Thusenth

    Why are none of those empires that you list Canadian? Booo urns. In all seriousness, those points you plan to touch on sound great and very practical, throw in some inspirational success stories a la Austin Hill and you've got a conference that could inspire a few good companies right off the bat.

    What was wrong with the original StartupNorth name for the conference?

  • http://twitter.com/iparamonau Ivan Paramonau

    I actually liked StartupNorth better as well.

    But anyway, just to clarify – is it 1 day event (Nov 13th) as in this post or it is 2 days event as at startupempire.ca?

    Thank you

  • Ivan P

    I actually liked StartupNorth better as well.

    But anyway, just to clarify – is it 1 day event (Nov 13th) as in this post or it is 2 days event as at startupempire.ca?

    Thank you

  • http://startupnorth.ca Jevon

    Hey Ivan — it is two days. November 13th and 14th

  • http://startupnorth.ca Jevon

    Hey Ivan — it is two days. November 13th and 14th

  • http://namer.ca Oyster

    i like startupnorth too, although startupempire is a great name despite its flaws.
    i got excited when i saw StartupEmpire it thought you actually launched an empire , a blog network empire , etc of some sort, then i learned it was “just ” a conference. Have you considered StartupConference.ca ? I know it’s too late at this point, but is still available last minute i checked.

  • http://namer.ca Oyster

    i like startupnorth too, although startupempire is a great name despite its flaws.
    i got excited when i saw StartupEmpire it thought you actually launched an empire , a blog network empire , etc of some sort, then i learned it was “just ” a conference. Have you considered StartupConference.ca ? I know it's too late at this point, but is still available last minute i checked.

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    What tools and services are available to set up your development, testing and production environments?
    How important is source control and bug tracking?

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