Rogers Ventures, with Mike Lee, Chief Strategy Officer, Rogers Communications Inc.
As many of you have read (on StartupNorth, on Techvibes), Rogers Ventures is a new source for early stage seed level investment in Canada. Mike Lee will be explaining how they plan to support high tech ecosystems across Canada. Please bring your questions and suggestions for how they can work with our community.
Tim Bray, Director of Web Technology, Sun Microsystems
Tim is an international web guru who spends most of his time on the road, but in fact makes his home here in Vancouver. He has a long and storied career including multiple startups and many interesting pieces of technology. We’ve given Tim carte blanche to talk about whatever he feels like.
Company / Code / Demo Presentations
- Recotype – Recotype is an open framework for requesting and receiving recommendations on Twitter
- Yummy Republic – a wireless platform to link take-out restaurants with internet to enable them receive online orders and send back confirmation to customer instantly. YummyRepublic includes bespoke GPRS terminals, and several servers to control those terminals.
- Troovy – a web and mobile-based local discovery platform. Users find recommended places and people based on their own travel and feedback patterns.
- Deets.me – cloudy contacts
- Layerboom – Layerboom provides hosting companies with a comprehensive software
platform which gives them the ability to turn their dedicated servers into virtual private server clouds.
The event is free but requires registration as we have limited space. If you want to present, please pick a Pitch Presenter ticket and fill out a short description of your concept. We’re looking for either live demos of your product, a run through of cool code / tools / frameworks, or something else of general interest to the developer and entrepreneur community.
When: Thurday, Oct. 22nd
Where: the atrium next to SteamWorks (where previous Launch Party events have been held)
Here are some approximate times for the evening.
- 6:30pm – 6:40pm Introductions
- 6:40pm – 7:10pm Rogers Ventures
- 7:15pm – 7:45pm Tim Bray
- 7:50pm – 8:30pm 5 x 6 minute pitches
- ~8:30pm Wrap up
Remember: If you want to present, please pick a Pitch Presenter ticket and fill out a short description of your concept. Register at http://democampvan09.eventbrite.com/ or use the form below: