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[GIVE] Yo! What's up StartupNorth community?!

Over the past couple weeks I've gotten a tonne of messages and emails about a private event I'm hosting (www.ideatoexitlive.com) in Toronto...

... so figured I'd post a quick video here + give someone a chance[ to join for FREE!

At this point, the event is almost at capacity but I wanted to run a quick "Contest" for any SaaS Founder who can make it to Toronto Sep 9-11th and feel they would get a lot of value from it.

Apply Here => danmartell.typeform.com/to/RIOx7R

Super simple.... complete the application, and someone on my team will choose the winner on Wednesday (August 31).

Regardless if you get chosen, I'm going through all the applications and will try and follow up and offer some help.

Feel free to post questions below in the comments.

Have an incredible day!

DM

P.S. If you want to checkout the promo video on the event it's here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=npULD9mroao

P.P.S. If you have no clue who I am, check out my blog www.danmartell.com/about
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Question for my fellow SNs. We use Grasshopper + Vonage as our in-house phone combo for inbound sales/support. It's been less than reliable to say the least, so I was wondering if anyone had better options to propose? ... See MoreSee Less

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Joseph TeoHey Yves We run our sales and support off Skype. It's $9.99/month and you get your own skype number and unlimited calling across north america. Get your own Skype number (We got a NY one so that it's familiar to our customers and prospect) and you can forward it to your local number as well. Been working great for us! Hope that helps :)

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Yogi YoganathanCheck out aircall.io don't use them but they are doing some cool things

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Joseph TeoWe get a $14 credit on each of our skype numbers in case we need international dialing.

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Yves BoudreauWe've tried Skype before and used to have a lot of dropped calls has it gotten better?

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Christian LassondeCurious. Is it Grasshopper or Vonage that is flakey? or just the combo?

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Ali H DinaniInteresting - We use Talkdesk for support at CareGuide and our team loves it. The only problem is that their analytics platform isn't great.

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Rodrigo Madrizvonage has worked for me at my home for about 5 years. Not one glitch. I understand VOIP.ms is as good but you may expect an inferior service level (e.g. by email) vs. a call center. Voip.ms is significantly cheaper too

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Colin SampaleanuI like voip.ms. They are very reliable, have great support, and are way cheaper than Vonage. I don't know why somebody would pay the premium for Vonage given the other options out there...

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Jevon MacDonaldIf it's for anything customer facing, don't be cheap! Get a high quality route -- something like trulywireless.com/ -- Twilio, Grasshopper, etc are NOT good enough or reliable enough IMO.

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Brian SharwoodWe use Talkdesk and it's been solid. I think we've got about 6-7 agent licences on it. Grasshopper is really just for 1-5 people. Vonage is really just for single use.

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Yves BoudreauThanks for all the input everyone! Will look into some of to options provided.

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Simran KambojWhy not just get a dedicated connection using SIP going to the pstn? Who is your internet provider?

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Shaun RicciRingcentral is good for us.

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Ian Andrew BellI may be biased in the matter but @RingCentral's Canadian service platform has improved radically of late. Reliability and provisioning has really shined in recent updates.

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Michael MahonCIX Nov 21-22 I beleive

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Will PateDrinks with me 😎

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Michael TippettThanks Michael.

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Citizenziggy EsQobarso close =(

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Sue BrittonWww.canadianfintechawards.org the nite of Nov 21st - after CIX FinTech

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Alex TongHey old friend :) - catch up?

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Michael TippettFor sure Alex. Will hit you up with my deets

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Michael TippettTravel booked. Am planning on coming out from 20-25th. Thanks for the tip Michael Mahon and co.

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Hi guys, my start-up just got our first client and I'm looking for a lawyer/law firm to help whip up a contract.

We are selling software as well as hardware.

Any good reliable law firms to suggest? I can do KW/Toronto.
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Mark EvansRob Hyndman - does lots of business with startups.

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Aram MelkoumovJames Smith from LaBarge Weinstein. Email: [email protected]

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Jodi EchakowitzConnect with Steven Pulver at Caravel Law.

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Amanda ParkerYC's agreements are pretty good especially for pilots or <$100k deals in the early days. www.ycombinator.com/docs/YC_Form_SaaS_Agreement.doc

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Adam BercoviciToba Cooper is great if you need any help!

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Anson WangThanks for the replies guys!

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Dominic BortolussiTalk to Rajah and the good peeps at cobaltcounsel.com/ Plenty experience with startups.

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Matt HimelGreat guy to connect with: www.knpc.ca/

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David CrowThe list of pure unadulterated awesome, in no particular order: * Rob Hyndman from Hyndman Law * Suzie Dingwall Williams from Venture Law Associates LLP * Chad Bayne from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt * Rubsun Ho, Steven Pulver, Joe Milstone from Caravel Law * James Smith and the team from Laberge * Colin Ground from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP * Andre Garber from Dentons

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Kelly McGregorIf you're involved with Velocity (you appear to be from uw), there's a lawyer/advisor who has done some work for us that we are happy with and she offers free to cheap rates for velocity companies. Email me at [email protected] and I'll refer you.

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Ben BaldwinColin Ground of Cassels has been really great to me and the founders in The Founder City Project.

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CJ CarterI don't but just wanted to say congrats!

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Affan ImranLyle Bc is the man

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Michael MahonI always recommend my friends at Osler. Chad Bayne Geoff Taber

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Rodrigo MadrizCognition. Now Caravel. Top team.

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