I finally have some time to write about the Toronto Startup Weekend experiment. First of all, I’d like to mention that we launched a product into beta. Yay! By that factor alone I guess we can consider this a success. There has been some buzz in the blogsphere about how the SW Toronto was run and organized. Here’s what’s been floating around so far:
Andrew Hyde: showing disappointment at the way things were organized, feeling that the spirit of the event was trampled.
Steve Poland: Agreeing with Andrew, but more mildly so
Brill Pappin: Giving his take having been one of the organizers of the SW Toronto event
And now for my take on it. First, my disclaimer, this is my opinion and mine alone. Ok with that out of the way… I was one of the pre-weekend organizers and had the “role” of product development lead. Read the rest of this entry »