The Startup Kids Screening

Last month we accidentally stumbled upon a blog post for this documentary made in Iceland about young entrepreneurs. The trailer was really good and so here we are! Depending on how this goes we might arrange for another screening in Toronto. Let us know if you’re interested!

The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, SoundCloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as an entrepreneur.
The movie is made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, who founded their first company shortly after the economic collapse of Iceland and wanted to motivate other young people to become entrepreneurs.

Event Details

When: Dec 5th, 2012 6pm
Where: 25 Dockside Drive Toronto, Ontario at Corus Entertainment – 8th floor

Tickets

On Dec 5th we’re holding a different kind of event from the usual #DevTOs. Check out this awesome documentary made in Iceland about young entrepreneurs in the U.S and Europe.

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Also given that this is about young entrepreneurs it seemed natural to utilize a local Toronto startup for the ticket management. Thanks to Picatic for their support!

Last but not least thanks to our wonderful hosts and staff  that evening at Corus Entertainment!

 

#DevTO 18: Take it to the Edge and Email for Pirates

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If you missed last month’s speakers check them out here. We have Tom from Adobe and Tom from The Working Group this month talking about Pirates sending emails from the Edge of the world…or something like that : )
Don’t miss it! The full details are below! More tickets will be opened at 8pm on October 1st.
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Tom Green – Let’s Take It To The Edge

Tom GreenIn August of 2011, Adobe Edge was quietly offered on Labs and within a few days Adobe received a rather pleasant shock: Over 200,000 copies of the app had been downloaded and designers and developers were doing things with the app that Adobe had not even envisioned. Since then the application has undergone 7 revisions from an app that simply shoved pixels from here to there to one with a full compliment of pro grade tools that will appeal to everyone from hard core JavaScript programmers to designers looking for a visual motion graphics and interactivity application that get’s them into the HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript game.

Tom Green is also an Adobe Community Professional, a member of Adobe’s Higher Education Leader Program in the Post Secondary area and is a member of the Customer Advisory Boards for Flash Media Server, Fireworks and Edge at the Adobe Corporation.

Tom Walsham – Email for Pirates. Plunder your customers with lifecycle marketing

Dave McClure’s seminal talk ‘Pirate Metrics for Startups’ highlighted the key metrics by which startups live and die. By applying an understanding of your customer lifecycle, setting event-based triggers in your application and engaging with your customers via email, you can drive growth, retention and revenues across the lifecycle of your product.

Tom Walsham is the Product Manager and Chief Email Herder at PostageApp, as well as Director of Product Development at The Working Group. Over the past decade working in tech, his career has led from the blinkenlights of systems administration through a winding path working at and with startups on product development, metrics and marketing.

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