Wil Schroter of Forbes.com had a good article in the Report on Business section of the Globe and Mail yesterday. The article is about how important having focus is for startups. As you may have guessed the article is entitled: Why your start-up will fail
Last month my friends Jen Hunter of the Learning Catalyst and Shannon Mckarney of threeseven.ca came back raving about how good the the blogher conference was. Then yesterday, Tara Hunt of Horse [...]
I can’t remember where I read that, but I like it. This past year has been very social for the techies in Ottawa. I’ve been working here for 14 years and haven’t ever seen it like this before. Even during the last boom, while there was a ton of activity, I didn’t [...]
I just received the bios for the E-Business Cluster’s event tonight entitled “Working Towards a Successful Exit”. I found them pretty interesting so here they are. Please feel free to post comments if you attend this event.
Dan Willis of Google (formerly Adscape)
…After 15 years at then Nortel Dan decided it was time to leave [...]
I just wanted to let people know that I just started a new blog called Startup Ottawa. The blog covers what is going on in Ottawa’s early stage startup software community. You can access here: startupottawa.com
I don’t read Techcrunch that much anymore since they mostly focus on Facebook, Google and Yahoo news now. However, the Techcrunch 40 did showcase some exciting new startups. Rather than send you all the links, our good friends at Webware posted several reviews of many Techcrunch 40 companies. Here is the link to [...]
Ok, I don’t want to set the technology world on its head but I fear I will with this post. The above image is a “leaked” portion of a screencap from the new Devshop skin/ui. When I contacted Craig about it, he did indeed confirm the image’s authenticity. In any case, I’m not [...]
Toronto held a StartupWeekend this past weekend and the result was a pretty cool facebook application called LobbyThem. The idea behind StartupWeekend is that you get a bunch of people together and form a startup in a weekend. It all started in Boulder Colorado and has spread all over the US. It [...]
The Ottawa E-business Cluster is putting on a interesting event next Wednesday (8:30 pm) entitled “Working Toward a Successful Exit”. Their guest is Dan Willis of Google (formerly Adscape). EBC describes it as “A local Ottawa entrepreneur and their investor will discuss how they worked toward and executed the successful exit. The event [...]
Anthony Williams the author of “Wikinomics” is doing a presentation on his book this Friday (September 14) from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Centrepointe theatre. I’m not sure how much tickets are but you can call Elizabeth Kirkpatrick at (613) 727-4723 ext. 5138 to find out. Here are a paragraph from the [...]
Craig Fitzpatrick of Devshop.com just emailed me to let me know that he has just released two new viral videos. You can check them out below. Be sure to comment on them. The first one is “Developers in Pain” and the second is called “For Passionate Developers“. Craig says there are more videos to [...]
This was a bit of a surprise since I hardly know Barack Obama. If I was American, this could actually sway my vote. The truth is that anyone who follows Barrack’s tweet automatically gets followed by him. Its a cool idea which I’m sure will largely go unnoticed in Iowa.