By the time day 3 rolled around it was all hands on deck for everyone at Startup Weekend Toronto, Matt had contacted is professors to get feedback and some of us got out of the building and surveyed folks.Continue reading "Endgame Day 3 Startup Weekend Toronto – Groupnote wins it! With FlyShortcut 2nd and Milk 3rd"
For Groupnotes Matt has prepped for the pitch for the last few hours. He is caffeinated up and ready to go. Do you ever feel like you are working with a group when you are researching online?Continue reading "Startup Weekend Toronto Day 3: Just Before the Pitch (Written Quickly) @groupnotes #swtoronto"
At this stage of the game at Startup Weekend Toronto it is about validating the idea, as the coders code and the designers do their thing. It is where the race starts to pick up speed and everyone goes all in.Continue reading "Day 2: Startup Weekend Toronto – Validation and Chaos"
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"
The last day of Startup Weekend Toronto was all about the pitch. Everyone was running and gunning for 4pm which is when it would all be over and the pitching would begin for all teams not just UnboxContinue reading "Day 3 at Startup Weekend Toronto – Pitch Day"
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"
This is gonna be a post about my time at Startup Weekend Toronto. It was a roller coaster, full of intense coding by some stellar devs and validation and consultations by the biz dudes. It was a weekend where I met many passionate and talented people. I wondered what I possibly had to offer any …Continue reading "A Look Back at #swtoronto Day 1: Pitch the Idea, Pick a Team, and Get to the Starting Line"