#DevTO 25 – #LevelUp and Financial Tips for Start-Ups

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LevelUp With Mark Lapasa and pick up some financial tips for start-ups with Mike Logashov!
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#LevelUp – Mark Lapasa

Fresh out of school, you’ve hit the job market and learn how difficult it is to land that first job. You stare at the technology keywords and you feel you don’t have what the market is asking. It’s very discouraging. Or you could already be an established developer who is lucky enough to have a lot of open doors to choose from but remain uncertain what would be the best move. Should you stay or should you go? Is the grass really greener on the other side? If so, by how much?
This talk is meant to complement the career-related efforts of both budding and seasoned developers. If these sound like the shoes you or someone you know are in, I can tell you I have been one of the many who have been in them. As a fellow developer like yourself, I would like to share what tactics I’ve learned to deal with these challenges. The audience will walk away with a new set of heuristics to add to their toolbox that are unique to coders of varying experiences. The session promises to be an analytical approach on not what you will code next but where. After the talk, everyone is welcome to take the conversation online via Twitter using #LevelUp #devTO hashtags.
Mark Lapasa is a mobile developer who has released Native Android apps for both phones and tablets. He collaborates with business analysts, development and design teams to deliver engaging user experiences at the client-tier. He has many years of experience developing user interfaces for Enterprise Mobile, Healthcare, Financial, Social Gaming, and Online Gambling sectors. He blogs at http://knowledge.lapasa.net

Financial Tips for Start-Ups – Mike Logashov

Takeaways and tips for entrepreneurs in the start-up phase or near it, from a financial planning perspective. Topics covered include understanding the stages of business growth, identifying the time and place for the right action, and leveraging resources for business growth.

Mike is a Toronto based financial security advisor empowering people to achieve their vision of financial independence. Mike’s focus is increasing financial literacy and on solutions to problems rather than on products.  Mike partners with professionals and entrepreneurs across multiple industries, enabling them to excel at what they are great at by ensuring their financial goals are met.
Mike has been a financial security advisor since 2011. He holds a bachelor degree in business management (economics major) from Ryerson University and lives in Toronto’s West End.



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