Events

Jan
28
Wed
Preflight I – Customer Validation @ AcceleratorYYC & University of Calgary
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 9:30 pm

Apply for a free scholarship! Preflight helps entrepreneurs, developers, and designers experiment and validate a scalable product/startup idea. We take a hands-on approach to help you make that first real commitment to building a high growth tech startup.The goal of these 5 weeks is to help entrepreneurs, developers, and designers experiment and validate their product/startup ideaIt is an experiential learning workshop built around the Customer Development methodology by Steve Blank.

Link: http://www.acceleratoryyc.com/preflight

Jan
31
Sat
TiEQuest Business Venture Competition @ Toronto
Jan 31 @ 11:55 pm – 11:55 pm

The application for the TiEQuest Business Venture Competition, Canada’s largest and most prestigious startup competition, is midnight on January 31, 2015.

All startups have an opportunity to win the $50,000 Cash Grand Prize (no strings attached).
The multi stage competition provides contestants with Mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and Networking opportunities with fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists. In addition, the ventures get detailed feedback from an experienced group of judges who encourage them to challenge their business model and success factors.

Price: $100.00

Link: http://tiequest.org/

Feb
2
Mon
Foundations of Agile UX
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 8:45 am

Welcome to the first Agile Experience Designers meetup since the spring of 2014! We’re hosting this one at the office of rangle.io – A consultancy that extends and coaches teams in planning, designing and building beautiful modern JavaScript web and mobile applications through lean methodologies.

Please arrive at 6:45 PM for refreshments, followed by some interesting talks!

Price: None

Link: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Experience-Design-Toronto/events/219808582/

Haskellers Meetup
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm

Monthly meetup to discuss and learn about Haskell. All welcomed. Join the group to find out what topics are covered each month.

Price: Free

Link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/haskellers-montreal

Tech Product Validation: The Minimal Viable Product Process @ YES Montreal 666 Sherbrooke Street West 7th Floor
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm

Tech Product Validation: The Minimal Viable Product Process

Monday, February 2: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $20 ($15 early bird if registered by Jan 22)
Pre-registration is required.*
Looking to launch a new tech product but aren’t sure where to start? This session will explore the lean methodology of product development, which has helped Dropbox go from an idea to a successful reality. Learn what a “minimal viable product” is, how to define its metrics to validate your idea, and creative ways to test its success.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call 514.878.9788

Price: $20 ($15 early bird if registered by Jan 22)

Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tech-start-up-workshop-series-tech-product-validation-the-minimal-viable-product-process-tickets-14896175863

Agile Experience Design Meetup: Foundations of Agile UX
Feb 2 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 2 @ 8:45 pm

Welcome to the first Agile Experience Designers meetup since the spring of 2014! There are 3 talks: “How to Stop UX From Breaking Agile” by Nick Van Weerdenburg (@n1cholasv), CEO at rangle.io; “Why starting with features will kill your MVP” by Lee Dale (@smack416) & Matt Rintoul (@matt416) of Say Yeah; and “Rapid Interactive Prototyping: No Code Required” by Mike Costanzo (@mikecostanzo) of rangle.io.

Price: Free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Experience-Design-Toronto/events/219808582/

GameCamp Edmonton – Gamepub Talk @ Startup Edmonton
Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Please visit Startup Edmonton for more details : www.startupedmonton.com

Price: Free

Mobile Monday @ Ceili's Pub and Restaurant
Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mobile Monday is an informal grassroots event that happens around the world on the first Monday of every month for mobile developers, carriers, and connected individuals, and includes industry gossip, tech talk, and lots of beer. With 125,000 members worldwide, Mobile Monday is a big deal in the global mobile industry. 

Price: free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Calgary/

Review of AWS re:Invent Highlights with AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We are very excited to have AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr joining us for this Meetup – in the flesh! Jeff will review highlights from the recent AWS re:Invent conference. He will touch on all the newest services and instance types. Jeff will talk about:- EC2 Container Service- AWS Lambda- Amazon Aurora- AWS CodeDeploy- AWS CodePipeline- AWS CodeCommit- AWS Config and- Key Management Service

Link: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Amazon-Web-Services-User-Group/events/219884290/

Feb
3
Tue
BrainStation – User Experience Design Course Begins
Feb 3 all-day

Learn a framework to design functional and intuitive products. Understand users’ problems through research and empathy. Design seamless digital solutions to provide meaningful user experiences.

Link: http://www.brainstation.io/course/user-experience-design/

Montreal Startup Breakfast
Feb 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Get more out of the day and grab a healthy meal with startuppers at this monthly Breakfast Club. This month, Aurore Liang (Tours Chine) share share her style of travel & how she came up with her idea for personalized travel in China.

Price: 20

Link: http://startupbreakfastclub.com/event/montreal/

Financial Management for Business
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the key aspects of financial management to control and build your new business. All the main elements will be discussed and you will be better prepared to ensure your business succeeds..

Price: 125.00

Link: http://ceed.ca

Open Coffee
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Open Coffee Club is a casual gathering of people involved/interested in founding, operating or funding startups. The format is similar to Startup Drinks, but in the morning and with coffee.

Link: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Tech-Co-Founders/events/219671117/

Using your Smart Phone in Business
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The smart phone with its’ many and varied Aps and |nternet access provides the mobile buiness leader with the opportunity to build and manage business while on the go. This is a great opportunity to learn how to maximize the utility of this tool. 

Link: http://ceed.ca

Web Project Night – All Web Developers and Designers Welcome!
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 9:30 pm

Come on out to Web Project Night! All Web Developers and Designers are welcome — no matter your skill-level. Bring a Design/Ruby/Javascript/Python/PHP project to work on, even if it’s just an idea, sit around the tables and hack alongside fellow web developers and designers. Make some progress on your project, get your questions answered, share advice, make connections, collaborate on an app, or volunteer to help out some of the newer developers. All skill-levels are welcome and encouraged to come! If you don’t have a project, don’t worry, we’ll finds something for you to do. ;)  

Price: $0

Link: http://www.meetup.com/OttawaRuby/events/209847982/