StartupEmpire is Canadas only grassroots conference for startups

Created for entrepreneurs and by entrepreneurs.

StartupEmpire aims

to educate and to inspire by connecting you with other entrepreneurs, members and the ecosystem of support needed to create and operate a successful startup in Canada and the world.

Being Produced by

the team that has created, Demo-Camp, Founders Funders, and

Community is Canadas most popular community of web entrepreneurs and DemoCamp has been voted Toronto's best "un-conference" and has been held in over 15 cities attracting over 10,000 individuals.

StartupSchool is a unique set of sessions that will take place at startupEmpire.

Over the course of two days, attendees will go from concept to a fund ready start-up. StartupSchool is hosted by Rick Segal from JLA Ventures and the Blackberry Partners Fund. Rick will be joined by a number of leading entrepreneurs in each session who have real world, hard knocks experience.

From the napkin all the way to asking for the coin, you will hear real world information, mistakes to avoid, and get facts you can immediately use.

The Starting Lineup....

Don Dodge

Don Dodge

Don Dodge is a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstereet, and Groove Networks. Don is currently Director of Business Development for Microsofts Emerging Business Team. The goal is to help VCs and startups be successful with Microsoft...

Hugh MacLeod

Hugh MacLeod

Hugh MacLeod is a cartoonist and professional blogger, known for his ideas about how "Web 2.0" affects advertising and marketing. After a decade of working as an advertising copywriter, Hugh started blogging at in 2001. He first started off just publishing his cartoons, but as time...

Howard Lindzon

Howard Lindzon

Howard currently manages a hedge fund and has done so since June of 1998. The fund has evolved into a long only fund with approximately 50 percent in equities and 50 percent in private investments. In the Summer of 2006, he created Wallstrip. In May 2007, Wallstrip was purchased by CBS...

David Cohen

David Cohen

David Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of TechStars. David has a soft spot for technology startups and enjoys helping innovative early stage technology companies succeed. He also has a passion for Colorado and believes its a fantastic community for any startup. The Colorado TechStars program combines...

In addition, every attendee will receive a DVD packed with sample materials for starting up a company, tools, products, and gigabytes of information you can use. The DVD is effectively a "Start-up in a box", saving you thousands of dallars in start-up costs."


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