Bootup’s Going Going Back Back to Cali Cali

This week, Bootup’s heading back to the Valley. In tow, Team Bootup, Bootup Labs and BUL’s fresh crop of graduating companies: Summify, Compass Engine and Foodtree. The companies will be pitching to VC Firms, Angel Investors and participating in C100’s 48 Hours in the Valley. Bootup’s also teaming up with our friends at Metabridge to throw a reception at Kicklabs. Come on by if you’re in the SF. Register here.

Keep up with Bootup and follow our shenanigans while we’re away:

Team Bootup @bootup

Maura: @maurar
Sonia: @sonsryan

Team Bootup Labs @bootuplabs

Danny: @dannyrobinson

Team Summify @summify

Cristian: @cgst
Mircea: @mirceapasoi

Team Compass Engine @compassengine

Mack: @mackflavelle
Ben: @ben_hesketh

Team Foodtree @foodtree

Derek: @dshanahan
Anthony: @tonynicalo

Team Bootup after Bootup Labs Demo Days Last Year

This Week in Tech Events: Oct. 18 – Oct. 24, 2010

We hope everyone’s been joining this incredible Vancouver weather. What a beauty.

See you at the following events:

28th Angel Forum

  • Tuesday, October 19
  • 7:30am
  • SFU Downtown, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver
  • Spaces still available for investors. Register here.

WaveFront 2010 AGM

  • Wednesday, October 20
  • 6:00pm
  • TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
  • $10 + taxes/fees = $11.50 | You receive burger + beer + ticket to the BODY WORLDS & The Brain exhibit

Upcoming Bootup Events

DemoCamp Vancouver 12

  • Wednesday, November 3rd
  • 5:30pm
  • The Lounge at Caprice, 965 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Event is free. Register here to confirm attendance.

Facebook Developer Garage

  • Monday, November 8
  • 4:00pm
  • District 319, 319 Main St., Vancouver
  • Event is free. Register here to confirm attendance.

Launch Party Vancouver 10

  • Wednesday, December 1
  • 6:00pm
  • Canvas Lounge, 99 Powell St., Vancouver
  • Early bird: $20
  • Buy here.

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Upcoming Tech Events

Sign up to our event list to find out more about upcoming Bootup Tech Events.  You can choose what type of events you want to be notified about from networking to investment pitch opportunities.  We’ll email you several weeks before events to let you know about registration deadlines and other important dates.

Who should be the next CEO of BCIC?

BCIC has been a big supporter of Bootup Entrepreneurial Society since we launched.  The entire team from the Board members and the CEO, Dean Rockwell to the Director of IT, Dean Prelazzi and Director of Marcom, Lin Kishore have been very supportive of the work we have been doing to help grow the startup ecosystem in BC.

Recently, BCIC announced that Dean Rockwell had decided to leave the organization to work within the private sector.  We have really enjoyed working with Rockwell. He’s one of the good guys, who really “gets it” and made many positive changes while he was at the helm of BCIC.  We are sad to see him go but wish him all the best with his next adventure.

That said – we need to find someone to fill Rockwell’s shoes and we thought **YOU** may have some great recommendations to share.  After working with BCIC and various government organizations for several years now, I’ve learned that there are few CEO roles in this province that have as big an influence on our tech community as the BC Innovation Council CEO.  It’s a very important position and we would love to see it filled with someone, who is as just as passionate about supporting and growing our technology community as Rockwell is.

What can YOU do?
View the job description and if you can think of a candidate, who would be the right person to lead the organization and be a strong voice for our technology community – email Kim Brooks from Corporate Recruiters – kim @ corporate [dot] bc [dot] ca with the candidate’s name and contact information.

See you at Connect 10 – Tuesday, October 12
Connect, a conference hosted by BCIC for early stage technology entrepreneurs, is coming up fast on Tuesday, October 12 at 4:oopm. Lane Merrifield, Founder of Club Penguin will be the keynote at the event. If you don’t have your ticket yet, grab one now!

This Week in Tech Events: Oct. 4 – Oct. 10, 2010

We can’t believe that it’s Q4 already. Where does the time go?

We hope to see you at the following BES recommended events.

MoMoVan: Mobile Advertising Hosted by DigiBC

  • Monday, October 4
  • 6:00pm
  • Granville Island Brewery, 1441 Cartwright St., Vancouver
  • Free for Members. Non-member: $28
  • Register here.

Orange Partner Meetup hosted by Wavefront

  • Friday, October 8
  • 8:30am
  • 1055 Hastings St. (Conference Centre – Lower Level, Vancouver
  • Free. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

Startup Weekend Vancouver

  • Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10
  • 5:00pm
  • Bootup, 163 West Hastings St., Vancouver
  • $75 for entire weekend. Includes meals, beverages and turkey dinner.

Robert Tercek to Keynote Merging+Media Conference

The Merging + Media Conference is coming up on October 28-29 at the new Woodwards Heritage Complex in Vancouver and consists of two jam packed days to explore the business of cross media production.

Day 1 – M&M Masterclass
On Day 1, you will go deep and learn the “tools of the trade” from International Transmedia Specialists Darcy Jouan and Anita Ondine.  You will discuss new business paradigms, learn how to develop successful transmedia cross platform strategies, and receive hands-on advice from the pros.

Day 2 – The Conference
M&M has pulled together a great line-up of mentors and speakers including Robert Tercek, former President of Digital Media for the Oprah Winfrey Network and a pioneer in the Digital media space:
It is a golden time to be an entrepreneur – there has never been a better time. We have audiences in the billions with terrific terminal devices who can participate. New companies can grow incredibly quickly. New generation companies like Zynga and Foursquare are growing incredibly fast. This is opening the playing field to new companies, to scrappy new start-ups willing to give it a try. – Robert Tercek
Whether you are a digital media entrepreneur, content producer or media content executive, this conference was designed to inspire and help you develop successful cross-media production strategies and connections.  You will explore hybrid business models, interactive storytelling, gaming and cutting edge technology trends.

Get 45% off with Bootup
Only 5 more days to get your early bird tickets, so grab one today.  As a friend of Bootup, the first 10 people will get an additional 10% off right now. Be sure to use the code: when you register.

Launch Party Vancouver 10 Tickets on Sale

‘Tis the season to celebrate the best new crop of Internet startups in the Northwest at Launch Party Vancouver 10. Rumour has it, that there will be an old friend from LA joining us and that Good ol’ St. Nick may even swing by for a nightcap with a Twiist.

So, grab your ticket early, set aside your your holiday finest and get ready to kick off the holiday season with an evening of geekery and good times at Canvas Lounge.


We will be announcing the Startup Showoffs and the Startup Competition very soon. Stay tuned.


If you’re tweeting, blogging or facebooking about Launch Party Vancouver 10, please use the following hashtag #LPV10.

Early bird tickets are $20 and include your first drink. You can buy them here or directly below.