Hi all - I'm in San Francisco for the next few months and would love to connect with any Canadian expats from this group living there. I'm also looking for drop in desk space if anyone has any suggestions or spare desks. And finally, if any of you fly frequently between Canada and the Bay Area for work, I welcome you to check out my company, Trippeo, as we have a ton of negotiated rates with airlines (and we give 2x the points for Aeroplan and United). ... See MoreSee Less
Michael MahonC100 does a monthly Canadians in Tech Meetup. Next one is Feb 10. There's also a hockey game on Feb 29. Check out www.thec100.org/events/.
For workspace, you can check out WeWork (where C100 is located... they actually have a Canada House space there which you can access if you are a MaRS, Velocity or Communitech company) or RocketSpace.
Longer term, you might want to check out the CTA program offered by the Trade Commissioner Service; their program includes workspace (tradecommissioner.gc.ca/world-monde/cta-atc.aspx?lang=eng). As a general rule, the Trade Commissioners in the Valley are very helpful and it is worth connecting with the Consulate (Dina or Mike).
A Silicon Valley Series A investment team will be up in Vancouver next week. Who should they meet that is within 6 months of potentially raising? Please DM me or post here. I will try and make as many intros as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
TODAY is the deadline to get your pitch applications in for the 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit on March 3 at MaRS Discovery District!
Pitch in front of investors and the crowd of 500+ decision makers from coast-to-coast and around the globe in Canada’s fast growing and lucrative crowdfunding industry, led by our Pitch Session Leads DMZ at Ryerson University, Founder Institute Toronto & Startup Canada! Apply at crowdfundingsummit.ca/pitching
Music related startups: Apply to pitch at Canadian Music Week's Startup Launch Pad! Hosted by yours truly this year, we've put up REAL prizes (like, actual cash), on top of tons of publicity and industry services. Judges include Dragon's Den star Michael Wekerle and huge digital music investor Larry Marcus. Details and application here:
Canadian Music Week is thrilled to announce the “CMW Startup Launch Pad”, a pitch competition for new businesses that are based in or connected to the Music Industry. The competition will take place during this year’s conference on Thursday, May 5th at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. “The conference is d…
Darryl BallantyneI wouldn't really agree with the article's characterization of him as "unlucky" - it wasn't bad luck that made him quit and sell off his shares!
Surprised, actually, that he got ANYTHING after only two months. If I was starting a new venture with friends now everyone (including me) would be on a vesting schedule so they have to stick around to earn their shares. This could have gotten really messy.
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Roger ChabraThey are sometimes hard to stomach but "founder vesting" clauses imposed by big bad VCs ;-) are needed in many situations.
Good morning! I'm looking to connect with female entrepreneurs, founders, angels, investors or any female with a strong voice in this community. I'm working on a business idea and am potentially looking for a co-founder, but more importantly would love the feedback of some of these women.
Please PM me, connect me, link me whatever is easiest. Thanks. :) ... See MoreSee Less