Good Morning, Toronto Startups and Entrepreneurs! This week brings a busy Tuesday, with a LeanCoffeeTO to kick-off the day and two great events — Technicity and the Art of Sales Conference. Ladies, on Saturday there’s a crash-course on WordPress at CSI Annex, which I’ll attest to is a pretty great platform for easily publishing a blog or a content-based website.Please let us know if we’re missing any key events and we’ll be glad to include them in future digests through our submission form.
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What’s Going on in the Toronto Startup Community
Rails Pub Nite
When: November 21 @ 7 – 11pm
Where: The Rhino, 1249 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
RPN is free of cost and everyone interested in web development is encouraged to join us for a pint. Please note that this is a social event, not a user group. There are no technical demonstrations at Pub Nite.
If you are a recruiter or hiring for your start-up, you are free to climb up on a chair and pitch the crowd of 40–50 developers for two minutes. You are then obligated to buy everyone a round of drinks in return.
When: November 22 @ 7:30am – 6:30pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Toronto, Ontario
Participants from established and entrepreneurial technology companies, government, and other stakeholders will share ideas and perspectives and jointly explore strategies to further grow Toronto’s technology sector and propel the GTA forward as a global technology centre. This year’s agenda includes extended “discussions on three areas where technology and the city intersect.
When: November 22 @ 8am
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. St. @ University, Toronto, ON
The Art of Sales
When: November 22 @ 8:15am – 4:30pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building – Hall A/B, Toronto, ON
Specifically designed for professionals and entrepreneurs, The Art of Sales is a unique one-day conference featuring five internationally renowned bestselling authors and visionaries, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking, best practices, current trends and real world experience on today’s most critical sales and marketing issues. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a competitive advantage and network with over 2,500 of Canada’s most influential sales professionals.
DemoCamp UofT 2011
When: November 22 @ 4:30 – 7:30pm
Where: 2158 JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle , Toronto, ON
Democamp UofT brings together student hackers, developers and entrepreneurs to showcase their latest online projects to an audience passionate about start-ups. By allowing the student body to witness what their peers are capable of, we hope to invigorate their enthusiasm to change the world by harnessing today’s technology, whether it be web, mobile, or tablet devices.
Where: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON
Whether you want to start your own blog, or your company website is run on it, WordPress allows you to update and create content easily, while allowing for your own style and customization. You don’t need to be technical to use it, but it can be really powerful if you get your hands dirty and work with the code. In this workshop, Wes Bos is going to show you how to install WordPress, what it all means, and of course, how to edit a theme to make it your own.
Top Upcoming Events
Nov 30 – Entrepreneurship 101: Board of Directors and Other Advisors
Nov 30 – Dribbble TO Meetup
Nov 30 - Wattpad Open House (find someone with an invite)
Dec 1 - Canadian Innovation Exchange
Dec 5 – MNP Valuation Day @ MaRS (RSVP: Nathan Monk, email@example.com and cc: Andrea Russett, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dec 6 - Toronto VMWare User Group
Dec 6 - Optimizing MySQL Queries with Explain
Dec 7 - Entrepreneurship 101: Value Proposition
Dec 9 - The Next 36 @ The Canadian Club Luncheon
Jan 25-26 - Dx3 Canada