We can all gripe about why founders and startups should not attend events, and they should get down to figuring out if there is quantified market demand for their product.
But lets face it, summer feels like it is here in Toronto (it’s hot). And we all need to blow off some steam. So why not take some 2-3 days and connect in Montreal (or Vancouver more on that soon). Startup Festival early bird tickets sales end tomorrow (June 1, 2013). There is an amazing lineup full of local, national and international recognizable talent. Come to Montreal. Be prepared to listen to amazing stories from real founders and investors about how they figured out traction for their companies.
Folks I’m looking forward to hearing stories from:
The part that I look forward to the most, is the part where I hang out with folks from Toronto (and beyond) because we’re all too busy with companies, family and kids. So I get to hang out with my friends Zak Homuth Follow @zakhomuth, Mark MacLeod Follow @startupcfo, April Dunford Follow @aprildunford, Harley Finkelstein Follow @hfizzle, Ben YoskovitzFollow @byosko, Roger Chabra Follow @rchabra, Andrew D’Souza Follow @andrewdsouza, Brydon Gilliss Follow @brydon
and Ken Seto Follow @kenseto.
I’m going for the opportunity to learn from other people’s experiences. I’m going to connect with folks I’d otherwise have to travel to multiple places to connect with. And probably most importantly, I’m looking forward to strengthening the connections I have with folks I already know.