All was atwitter last week in Vancouver as some of the best Internet entrepreneurs, influencers and investors flocked to our beautiful city from across Canada and Silicon Valley for the highly anticipated, first annual Grow Conference.
Here’s a little sample of funny, inspiring and thankful tweets and “overheards” at the conference, around town and in the Bootup Labs office:
- ellenlevy: nice to be back in Vancouver for the Grow 2010 Conference… last time I was here I was running the Vancouver marathon! #in
- ericries: Feels like everyone I know is in Canada. Congrats #Grow “@danmartell: serious freakin’ #startup talent in this room http://yfrog.com/nekp6aj
- RobHayes: Headed to #GROWconf up in Vancouver. Can’t wait to get me some Tim Horton’s and a Molsen Canadian #broughtmytoque
- tconrad: Vancouver is amazing — beautiful, clean, incredible setting. Met 100 inspiring Canadian entrepreneurs yesterday.
- MayorGregor: potent morning @ grow conference. 450+ all stars in tech+finance. silicon valley #vancouver mashup#growconf
- chrisarsenault: OH: @davemcclure to entrepreneurs: if you don’t feel “out of control” you aren’t going fast enough #growconf
- jtoeman: Quantity of ipads at @growconf is astounding. Even for a tech conference it’s high.
- barbie_t: The 2 rules from Lane Becker: #1 startups are hard, #2 nobody knows anything. Follow your own vision at the end of the day. #GrowConf
- brian_wong: At #growconf – phenomenal day so far. Great to catch up with everyone!
- kevin_swan: It’s not about accepting failing, it’s about not fearing failure – Lane Becker #growconf
- robinaxon : 24 hours into the conf and the energy is still high. Tom Conrad from Pandora is just taking stage. #growconf
- springad: @tconrad shares that Pandora has no product roadmap. Stays simble and allows them to react to market changes #growconf
- alexcapehart: Maple Leaf Mafia. You heard it here first.#GrowConf (@deblanda, @flowtown)
- sonsryan: building a billion dollar business in 2 years doesn’t accelerate how fast you’ll get through customs.#growconf
- KatrinaCF: @Groupon’s Andrew Mason: “my biggest f**k up was waiting too long to launch”. #growconf #inspiring
- @davemcclure just got the wave going in the conference room at #growconf!!
- kevin_swan: They should put a 30 second delay on this panel with @davemcclure and @superrewardsCEO participating.#fbombs #growconf
- GundersonLaw: awesome weekend @growconf . Many many thanks @deblanda. Top of the food chain event.
- jeff : Back home. #growconf was a blast (congrats @deblanda). Jetlag + conference = beat. Way too many emails to dig in. Good night/week-end y’all!
- bwertz: GROW was probably the best web conference ever organized in Canada – great speakers, very good networking, amazing event venue. #growconf
- chrisalbinson: Awesome #growconf. @debbielanda rocks(-: Fun to see #c100 come north.
OH @growconf after parties and around town:
- CathyBrooks – Hanging at the #growconf pre party…if this crowd is indicative of the start-up scene here, color me impressed.
- quikness: @robertslewis, you’re such a ladies man! http://ow.ly/2rZJa #growconf
- albertsupdates: @MediaTemple Party was awesome. They had awesome Chocolate bars too! Thx to @freelilly & #growconf ppl!
- mapmove: Great day at @growconf then @stevewandler buys dinner then at the@mediatemple after party …….utopia …until a 8am flight
- maurar: OH: loved the vibe @growconf. It was like All of Us came together to say “Canada f**kin matters!”
- foodtree: The @bootuplabs office is BUZZING. If you’re in town stop by for tech talk, wifi, and coffee. (magic combo, right?).
- bmann: I’m not getting much “work” done, but there is a ton of @growconf related networking happening at @bootuplabs. MTL is in the house.
- skanwar: Out @bootuplabs – great conversations with @sonsryan, @summify, @strutta and more. #growconf
- davidcrow: @extremevp I’ve had so much fun with open office hours @bootuplabs @wavefrontac met many companies, must repeat in TO at EVP.
- alkarim: Finding masses of inspiration all in one place.
- kevindahl: Just “put yo weight on it” during slideshow karaoke @bootuplabs. Human centipede not allowed…
- anulman: Thanks again, @bootuplabs! #PPTKgrow was loads of fun. Presents in your fridge.