Another LSM hits Toronto Validation through Punishment (kidding) #LSMTO

Just the other week another Lean Startup Machine came to Toronto, occupying the [IN]cubes office in Toronto. I’m not a coder or a startup person myself. In reality I’m an observer whose seen the frustration and spark that goes on when you are forced to face strangers with your ideas and watch them either tear you a new one, confirm your hypothesis or reveal the unexpected.

Continue reading "Another LSM hits Toronto Validation through Punishment (kidding) #LSMTO"

Day 1 Startup Weekend Toronto #swtoronto – Let the Games (I mean Pitches) Begin

So last night was Startup Weekend Toronto at The Working Group which is Chris Eben’s biz. Take 160 devs, designers, and non-technicals and put them in a room and let the best ideas win. I don’t know how many pitches actually happened but I think it was +60 or 70ish. You only have 60 seconds to make an impression on the audience, the hard part is that a lot of people are talking in the background so being in the back it was hard to hear some of the pitches.

Continue reading "Day 1 Startup Weekend Toronto #swtoronto – Let the Games (I mean Pitches) Begin"

So Interesting – Kauffman’s StartupVille

I have always loved startups and what they mean to the community. I am sort of involved and not involved in that space. I thought this was a cool short snapshot of what give a startup community its community element.

Continue reading "So Interesting – Kauffman’s StartupVille"

@Lean Startup Machine is Coming to Toronto January 26th to the 29th

The Lean Startup Machine which is coming to Toronto from January 26th to the 29th. What a great way for budding entrepreneurs to start 2012.

Continue reading "@Lean Startup Machine is Coming to Toronto January 26th to the 29th"

Startup Weekend TO Day 2: From Conception to (a Hacked) Reality

So I didn’t realize how big the Unbox team was until the next morning at Startup Weekend. When I got there the coders and dev folk were already well under way and there was a good 8 of them. Meanwhile the business folk like me were all about figuring out what  the problem we were trying to solve was. …

Continue reading "Startup Weekend TO Day 2: From Conception to (a Hacked) Reality"