Come learn how to raise investment, grow your startup, and get noticed! With more than a decade investing in and growing startup companies, and now managing a brand new $35MM Fund in Ottawa, this fireside chat is not to be missed!
Code Cubitt, Mistral Venture Partners
Code is the Managing Director at Mistral Venture Partners, focusing on venture capital investments in Mobile, Digital Media, eCommerce and Enterprise applications in Canada and the United States. Prior to Mistral, Code was the Chief Operating Officer at Zephyr Technology - a Venture Capital backed startup company based in Annapolis MD, focused on Remote Physiological Monitoring. Before joining Zephyr, Code spent nearly a decade investing in and growing a number of startup companies including mFoundry, Intelleflex, Apprion, Dilithium Networks, and many others. Prior to his investing career, Code spent 8 years as an electrical design engineer, beginning with IBM, where he worked on the original IBM Multi-processor mainframe computers. Code then specialized as an RF hardware designer and subsequently designed a number of products, some of which are still in volume production today. His technical experience includes digital, analog, radio frequency and optical circuit design.
Agenda 6:30 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
Cheryl Draper, Director of Startup Grind
Cheryl has been living the startup life since 2008 when she co-founded Boxseat Suite Management. She has spent more than a decade in Events, Marketing & Partnership Activation and currently, is the Lead Organizer for Startup Weekend Ottawa, Curator at StartupDigest & StartupGenome and is leading a Startup Communities initiative for Ottawa - I guess you could say she cares a lot about the startup ecosystem in Ottawa.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @cheryldraper
Google App Engine
Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Application deadline is March 31, 2013. Use verification code: SGAE-02
Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. Its goal is to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a knowledge-based business.
Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.
Startup Weekend Ottawa
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.
What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.