Startup Weekend – Toronto – Lessons leaned

September 19, 2007

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 »



September 18, 2007

Well, it has been a very long weekend, with very little sleep. I’m going to take a bit of a break in the evenings and try to get some sleep. I’ll be back with more posts on how the weekend went, what I think went well and what I think did not. Over all though, I think it was a great success and am looking forward to the future Startup Weekends.

Startup Weekend – Toronto – Pictures

September 17, 2007

Looks like pictures are starting to pop up on Facebook and elsewhere so I figured I’d add to the mix. Here’s the official album. And here’s mine.


Startup Weekend – Toronto – We’re live

September 17, 2007

Well… almost. Here’s my post on the Toronto Startup Weekend blog.