There is some great stuff coming up at the Code Factory this coming week including a Team Camp meeting and a Startup Studio session with Shopify CEO – Tobi Lütke.
UPCOMING EVENING EVENTS (6:00 – 8:00pm unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – FUN for Tech Women, Don’t Dread the Wine List! (6:30 – 8:30pm)
You’re hosting a business dinner at a restaurant and somehow the wine list seems scarier than the CEO. This situation is something that should be FUN to turn around! We’d all love to walk into a restaurant knowing we can choose the right wine with confidence! It’s great for friends and important for client meetings. And we’d like to help you get there. Join us for a season red and white-filled FUN event. We’ll taste some wine together, have fun getting to know each other better, and leave you with a sure-fire tool to help you order the right wine no matter what the occasion.
For more information and online registration:
Don’t Dread The Wine List!
Thursday, Dec. 4th – TeamCamp, Turning Ideas into Startups
is a series of events aimed at forming like-minded individuals into teams for the purpose of turning smart ideas into startups. Twice a month, a team of entrepreneurs and up-and-coming business people meet to exchange ideas about potential new companies and products.
Attendees of TeamCamp include:
- Those with ideas for a web or software business;
- Full-time employees looking for part-time experience running a startup;
- Students looking for experience in being part of a startup;
- Experienced entrepreneurs willing to share advice and lend a hand.
Unless otherwise noted, TeamCamp is held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
For more information, contact Chris: chrisjschmitt[@]gmail[dot]com or Ian Graham: info[at]thecodefactory[dot]ca.
Wednesday, Dec. 10th – The Ottawa Network (TON), 3 x 10 panel, Start-up Funding – Financing Options for Entrepreneurs Part III
The Ottawa Network (TON)’s 3 x 10 panel is a monthly event focussed on entrepreneurial aspects of the technology community. Each panel features 3 speakers presenting for 10 minutes each. This month’s speakers are Raymond Luk from Flow Ventures, BDC (to be confirm), and EDC (to be confirmed).
is a tech start-up accelerator that provides seed capital and hands-on operational support to early-stage ventures. Flow uses a unique model which combines financing, strategy and hands-on operational services designed to grow new ventures quickly and efficiently. By operating key areas of your startup including finance, software development, HR, business development and administration, Flow allows entrepreneurs to focus on their products and their customers rather than building infrastructure and capacity. Raymond Luk is the founder and managing director of Flow Ventures. He has been building and managing startups for over a decade in the capacity of CEO, fundraiser, investor, turnaround specialist and consultant.
UPCOMING DAYTIME EVENTS (noon – 1:00pm)
Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – Start-up Studio, Speaker: Tobias Lütke, CEO and co-founder of Shopify
Shopify is a hosted application used to set up user-friendly and professional-looking online stores and sell goods. Shopify allows users to organize their products, customize their storefront, accept credit card payments, and track and respond to orders — all without the hassle of running a physical store.
Tobias Lütke, CEO and co-founder of Shopify, has served on the core team of the Ruby on Rails framework and has created many popular open source libraries such as the Typo weblog engine, Liquid and Active Merchant. As an internationally invited speaker, Tobi has spoken on diverse topics such as startups, crowd-sourcing, and large server cluster optimization. He also maintains a popular tech weblog at too-biased.
is much like "Inside the Actors Studio" hosted by James Lipton, however, Keith Cameron (aka Cameron) from Lang Michener will be acting as the host and moderator and the topic is start-ups and entrepreneurship rather than acting. The intent of the Start-up studio is to provide aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups with an opportunity to get up close and personal with successful local entrepreneurs and to learn from their expertise.
By Scott Lake