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Buddy, Keep Your Million :)

May 26, 2008

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This Thursday night should be lots of fun. I’ve been invited to present as part of a round-table of local CEOs, VCs, and Angel investors  about what it takes to start a company without significant outside investment. It should be quite entertaining so if you’re free this Thursday night make sure to drop by.

This is one of the better attended events in town that happens once a year and usually has ~200 professionals in the local tech scene attending… here are the details of the event:

Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Marshes, 320 Terry Fox Drive
Registration: No-charge, but please RSVP to kdaize@ocri.ca

Ottawa’s technology clusters, OCRI Global Marketing and The Ottawa Network present the 3rd annual “Buddy Keep your Million” funding focused event.  In light of the almost non-existent VC money filtering into the city, the theme of this year’s event is based around how innovative people get their companies off the ground without the traditional financing options. The panel will be made up of experienced veterans and energetic start-up entrepreneurs.

Panel Participants:

  • Moderator, Bruce Lazenby, Chair Ottawa Software Cluster
  • Wael Aggan, TradeMerit Corp.
  • Richard Charlebois, GrowthWorks Capital
  • Rob Lane, Overlay.TV
  • Scott Lake, Jaded Pixel
  • Aydin Mirzaee, bOK Systems Corp. and Chide.it
  • Karen Letain, CMI International
  • Paul Slaby, Kaben Wireless Silicon Inc
  • Kareem Sultan, RaceDV
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One comment

  1. Looks like an interesting event. I’m in the same position (http://blog.lavablast.com/post/2008/03/Software-Startup-Lessons-(Part-1)-The-Basics.aspx).



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