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January 7, 2009 / Boris Mann

Wednesday Wrap Up

I don’t often do these kind of little link posts, but I had a lot of tidbits of news that I wanted to let people know about. Will it become a weekly thing? Tune in next time to find out!

Northern Voice 2009Northern Voice 2009 is now open for registration. 2 days of mainlining all that’s fresh and new in personal blogging and related tech. The party on the Thursday night is going to be fantastic. A good excuse from visitors elsewhere to come visit. Oh yes…and it sells out every year, so do buy your tickets soon.

Alexandra Skey and her Victoria-based wommp team are now blogging. Does your startup up have a blog? You should…I didn’t include it as a must have in our four things startups need in order to get funded, but time again I’ve found it worth my time both for promotion and for making connections.

I could probably link to every blog post that Keith McSpurren of CoveritLive writes (and his blog is still brand spanking new). He writes what we all know: entrepreneurs are crazy people.

I met with Kyle Housman this week, telling him a bit more about Bootup Labs for a study on Incubators 2.0 that he’s doing. He’s currently doing an entrepreneurial MBA at Boston-based Babson College. Based on how he excited he is about the program, and that our already entrepreneurial friend Bill MacEwen, founder of WorkSpace, is also attending, it sounds like a great program. Looks like we’ll be hunting for good startup ideas from Babson graduates.

I know I *just* posted about the First Round Capital Office Hours yesterday, but wanted to let you know two things: lots of people are coming, including from Calgary (thanks for spreading the word, CTI), and I really want their form to be filled to overflowing.

OK, actually, three things: Ed Levinson and I are going to run a quick “pitch tuning” session the day before in the Bootup Labs offices for up to 10 companies. Get in touch using the contact form and select ‘Pitch Tuning’ if you’re interested. We’ll do some one on one and peer review of you pitching your startup or startup idea.



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