Startup Camp Toronto

8 Nov ’06

Many of us involved in early-stage tech here in Toronto have watched the news of Startup Camp with a lot of interest. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had the “Wouldn’t it be great if there were something like that in Toronto …” conversation, or have read blog posts hoping for the same thing.

So a group of us have now decided to just do it. Our ad hoc organizing committee is made up of Austin Hill, uber-entrepreneur, Stuart MacDonald, founder and one of my mesh partners, the irrepressible David Crow, the troublemaker responsible for a lot of the energy behind TorCamp and DemoCamp, and yours truly.

Just about everything you’d like to know about Startup Camp Toronto is TBD. Spring seems likely. But for now, we’re blurting out our plans to get the ball rolling, and to spark some creative thinking about what Startup Camp should be like. It’s your event, so get involved! A good start would be to mosey over to the wiki and do a brain dump of all your best ideas about sessions, sponsors, venue, volunteers, or anything else that comes to mind – it is a wiki, after all. Oh yeah, and sign up as an attendee while you’re there so we can get a sense of how much interest there is, will you? That will help with venue and date planning.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Rob Hyndman June 1, 2007 at 15:32

Alas, no. We’re still working on new dates :)


James June 1, 2007 at 14:48

Will it happen on June 11 and 12?


Rob Hyndman June 1, 2007 at 09:41

Just trying to find the time to do it, James – it will happen.


James May 30, 2007 at 21:13

So it looks like Startup Camp, she is *not* on, correct?


Rob Hyndman April 2, 2007 at 21:55

Hi James – alas, not yet. Working on it though, and hope to have more news soon. Wish I could be more specific. :)


James April 2, 2007 at 11:00

Hi Rob: I’m keen to come to Startup Camp but have a question. Are you folks any closer to setting the dates for StartupCamp Canada? For those of use trying to make travel plans the proposed dates, June 11 and 12, have to become the for-real dates.


Dave Coleman November 14, 2006 at 11:48

Rob, sounds incredible. I say you keep along the lines of the spring dates, thats when is set to launch in beta. No self interest at all lol ;)



Mark Dowds November 9, 2006 at 19:17

Rob, I am very excited. I am in for sure. let me know if there is anything we can do to help


Rob Hyndman November 9, 2006 at 14:30

Thanks Martin and Omar. Great response so far – this will be fun!


Omar Ismail November 9, 2006 at 14:06

This will be great. Count us in.


Martin Dufort November 9, 2006 at 10:46

Thanks all,

I’m in. Can’t wait to be part of this.



Sean Wise November 8, 2006 at 19:47


This looks like a great start. Count me in!



Rob Hyndman November 8, 2006 at 19:15

Thanks Roy and Randy – watch this space and the wiki for more news, and don’t forget to put your particulars on the wiki as attendee / volunteer. Cheers and thanks


Roy Pereira November 8, 2006 at 19:13

About time! I’m very interested in assisting in the organization of StartupCamp.


Randy Charles Morin November 8, 2006 at 18:27

Sounds like fun! I’m in.


Tony November 8, 2006 at 17:37

… and that way, you could pimp it at Mesh07! :)


Rob Hyndman November 8, 2006 at 16:11

Perhaps winter or late winter would have been a better way to put it Jevon. It’s just that by the time Christmas passes it always seems that Spring is pretty much on us!


Jevon November 8, 2006 at 16:05

Hey,. wohoo! Let’s get rolling.

Does it have to wait until the Spring?


Mark Evans November 8, 2006 at 16:01

it’s about time we got a start-up camp of our own!



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