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August 5, 2008 / Boris Mann

Shad students intern with IMPACT, work at Bootup

Today we’ve got 5 students from the Shad Valley program joining us at Bootup. What valuable life skills will they be learning about startup life? Putting together their own IKEA desks, of course!

Alex Shipillo showing off his IMPACT interns

Joking aside, we’re happy to have the students join us in the office: they’re an example of the sort of working environment that we’re trying to foster. The students aren’t interning with Bootup, just borrowing some office space while they work with IMPACT, another great organization encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit in young people.

With the VEF Momentum crew starting out soon as well, there look to be a lot of opportunities for young people interested in this space over the coming months. Stay tuned, we’ve got something to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week (mid November) in the works.



  1. Paul / Aug 6 2008 8:49 pm

    Hi Guys,

    I just stumbled across your site and I really like what you’re doing. I’m Vancouver based and I think the city and tech culture needs an injection like this. That said, two irking UI oversights on your main page really dampened my excitement. I’d like to share them in honest hope of helping (I’m talking about the home screen here). To be honest I’m really surprised these exist as they are so basic:
    1) Broken links. The only two links in the main content area are both to, a url that returns “Page not found”.
    2)No “contact us” page (or if there is, the link is so buried I could’t find it). This is an oversight in itself, but even more frustrating because you specifically solicit visitors to contact you.. “Read more about Bootup Labs, or contact us if you’re ready to start talking to us about how we can help.” Preferably “contact us” in that sentence would like to your pertinent page.

    I do hope that helps and you get a contact page up soon. I would like to use it!

  2. Boris Mann / Aug 7 2008 1:32 am

    Hi Paul — thanks for your notes. Let’s just say that the Bootup site is in “beta”! The about link on the blog here has a bit more info and also includes contact info. Cheers.

  3. paul / Aug 8 2008 9:04 am

    are there ajax comments enabled? let’s see.

  4. douban / Jun 28 2011 10:45 am

    This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.


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