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January 6, 2009 / Boris Mann

First Round Capital holding Office Hours in Vancouver

Kicking off the New Year, there are lots of great entrepreneurial, techie, and capital raising events coming up – Techvibes has a good roundup in their Venture Capital Outlook 2009, and we’ve updated our events listing at Upcoming — 13 events in January and counting!

But this post is about highlighting First Round Capital holding “Office Hours” in Vancouver. First Round is a top tier Silicon Valley venture firm, so it’s great to hear that they’re coming for a visit. James from AdHack and Danny and I met with them when they did this event across the street from their Palo Alto offices at the University Coffee Cafe. They teamed up with Boris Wertz’s W Media Ventures to put this on, and I think it’s a great format — practice your 1 – 2 minute pitches now.

Who should come? First Round says:

just like the original Palo Alto edition, we’d love to meet with entrepreneurs, people thinking about becoming entrepreneurs or folks who would like join a start-up. We’ll be available for a bunch of informal ~15 minute chats. Again, there’s no agenda. We’ll provide the napkins to write on and the coffee to keep you warm while you wait.

They’re also asking that you fill out this form if you know you’re going to come ahead of time, although it’s not required.

We just showed up last minute in Palo Alto, so spent plenty of time out on the sidewalk chatting with the other entrepreneurs. I think it wouldn’t be a bad thing if our extended local ecosystem filled that form to capacity… (yes, I’m looking at you Whistler, Okanagan, Victoria, Bellingham, and Seattle). Maybe Pete from HearWhere wants to take the guys skiing at Whistler?

See you January 15th at the Agro Cafe from 4 to 6pm. Happy New Year, and good luck with all your ventures.

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  1. Luann Haggerty / Jun 16 2011 1:24 am

    I was scanning something else about this on another blog. Interesting. Your linear perspective on it is diametrically contradicted to what I read originally. I am still mulling over the different points of view, but Im leaning to a great extent toward yours. And irrespective, thats what is so super about modern-day democracy and the marketplace of ideas online.


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