Congrats and also take a look Technovation Challenge.
Congrats, Hali! If any of your older teens want to take the next-step plunge, pls direct them to www.wearetnbt.com . The National Fellowship program intake opens May 2016 - tons of pro bono services, mentorship, peer connections & education up for grabs.
Having a long-term vision is not only good for users and investors. It's good for founders and their teams. Maintaining a vision will help you navigate the ups and downs that come with building a startup. Too often we jump into reactionary mode or get down on the product when the last thing we tried doesn't work. Having a vision will help smooth out the ride.
by Travis Cocke (sourced from Seth Levine) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land Not a banker was lending, not even “Gold-Man” Foreclosures were hung by the courthouse with care In hopes that Hank Paulson soon would be there. The Bankers were nestled all snug in their beds While visions of bonuses danced in their heads. [ 421 more words. ]
It's that time again. It's time to have a social event dedicated to bringing together the people that start emerging technology and technology-enabled businesses and the people that fund them, early. It's been more than 2 years since we last hosted a Founders & Funders. There are a lot of other events happening in Toronto, if you need a break down of the events read… [ 271 more words. ]
This is a guest post by Mike Katchen, founder of Wealthsimple, Canada's first online investment manager. He recently moved back from San Francisco where he led marketing at 1000memories (YC S'10, acquired by Ancestry.com). In May, we raised a $2MM seed round for Wealthsimple (and didn't really tell anyone). It took us 2.5 weeks to raise from 15 amazing investors… [ 489 more words. ]
We don't build a lot of empires around here. Empires are big, they grow fast, and they use momentum to determine where to apply resources. Empires don't respond, they set the new rules. Carnegie. Rockefeller. Gates. Zuckerberg. Lutke. McDerment. Baker. We've had empires come and go, but we haven't built the sort that stick around for 100 or 1,000 years. [ 156 more words. ]
It has been 9 months since PG announced the YC SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity). The Winter 14 batch included Canadians: Taplytics, Send With Us, Piinpoint, Minuum, Gbatteries and others. (There have been an increasing number of Canadian… [ 124 more words. ]
Hard to believe that it is 21 months since I wrote Don’t Panic: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Toronto Startup Ecosystem. There are parts of this post that are a little dated but it generally holds up as a meaningful introduction to the Toronto… [ 1198 more words. ]