In May of 2010, I moved to Toronto after 15 months in China. One of the first things I did (to start building a network) was sign up to volunteer at Mesh, and while I was there, I told anyone who would listen that I was looking for a job. Dan Martell, Andrew Lane and Matt Roberts might remember that.
In May of 2011, I’d been in a corporate marketing role for almost a year. But I wanted to join a startup. So, I volunteered at Mesh, and while I was there, I told anyone who would listen that I was looking for a job with a startup. Mark Graham, Tim Willison and Ashleigh Grange might remember that.
This year, I’m not volunteering. In fact, I’ve been invited to speak at Mesh (on a panel – details below).
Conclusion? A lot can happen in two years.
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Tales from the Trenches: Stories from Startups
Thursday, May 24th | 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm | Room 203AB
So, what’s involved in running a startup? How do you operate the business? What’s involved in developing products and services? What are some of the key considerations when hiring employees? What are the most important things when a startup looks to raise money or gets an acquisition offer. We’ve put together a roundtable featuring startup entrepreneurs (and a VC) who will provide real-world insight into the startup world. Moderated by Mark Evans and Stuart MacDonald, the roundtable is designed to be freewheeling, interactive and engaging forum that aims to have the audience involved and contributing as well. Guest roundtable members include: Aliza Pulver, Andy Yang, Evgeny Tchebotarev, Dups Wijayawardhana and Heather Payne.