Morning Vancouver! To those American expats among us, happy Thanksgiving day this Thursday!To @MayorGregor, congrats to winning your second term! Any mayor that checks out Startup Weekend
the day after winning is fine by me! ;)
Speaking of Startup Weekend, this year’s turnout was unreal! Big congrats to local startup guy Michael Tippet and his team for driving it. Check out a list of the companies here as well as up to date info on Twitter with #vsw.
The two companies that sound the most interesting to me are http://jukenuke.com, a way to vote up/down live music at bars and http://socialbuzz.ca, a way to bring local event information together online.
There are so many great startup events this week I don’t know where to start — hackathons at Blenz as well as a Lean Startup 101 hack night, demo your products at Democamp 13, mobile strategies at MoMoVan, and finally ChangeCamp 2011 on the weekend!
Until next week folks!
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What’s Going on in the Vancouver Startup Community
MoMoVan: Microsoft’s Future Strategies for Devices
When: Mon Nov 21, 6:00pm
Where: Oceanic Plaza – 1035 West Pender – Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3X2 – Canada
Ryan Storgaard is Director of Technical Evangelism at Microsoft Canada — hear him talk about the future of mobile.
Can we cram a server onto a plug? The traditional big-fat-loud server now has some competition — the plug computer.
If you don’t know the three names in the title & are looking to get funded by angels in Vancouver, you gotta check out this VEF Meetup. You may recognize Edwards who’s recent repertoire included Mack Flavelle’s Compass Engine (which got bought by local Eastside Games), and the $10 million acquisition of Punch’d! And if you read my weekly digests, Boris & Jason need no introductions. ;)
The SPARK Alumni branch is a new organization dedicated to bringing together UBC’s entrepreneurial alumni and bridging student companies with contacts in industry.
Adobe Systems Sr. Technical Evangelist, Duane Nickull, will be there!
Democamp is back — quick pitches and “demo”-able products. Though it’s “sold out” contact Mack or Maura and I’m sure they can help you out!
When: Wed Nov 23, 7:00pm
Where: Blenz Coffee Yaletown – 338 Helmcken Street – Vancouver, BC , Canada
Come check out this hack night with a new meetup group in town, Appsterdam Vancouver!
When: Thurs Nov 24, 12:00am
Where: UBC Robson Square, Theatre (C300), 800 Robson Street
To UBC and SFU students who are changing the world.
Presented by Entrepreneurship@UBC and especially for students. Come hack on real ideas. Jason Bailey, a prominent angel investor, co-founder and all around bada$$ startup guy who actually founded, bootstrapped and sold a multi-million dollar company, will be there to talk about what he looks for in grow labs. Make sure to check it out.
Monthly drinks and startups chatter! Check out the list of startups who have been there.
The Buzz Event
When: Thurs Nov 24, 6:30pm
Where: 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8, Canada
Though tickets are sold out, you can still win some here by 10am today!
HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes, is presenting at Simon Fraser University’s TED talk. He’ll be bringing revolutionary topics and stories from his “front-line” experience as an entrepreneur and founder of one of the most successful startups in Canada.
Vancouver ChangeCamp 2011
When: Sat Nov 26, 8:30am
Where: The HiVE – 128 W Hastings #210 – Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G8 – Canada
Come be a part of the change in the next 3 years in Vancouver!
Top Upcoming Events
Mon Nov 28, 12:00am - Free Market Research Bootcamp
Tues Nov 29, 3:30pm – GrowLab Demo Day Party
Sat Dec 3, 9:00am – Open Food Hack Day