I met Chris Schmitt a couple of months ago over lunch at the Corner Grill and he told me about a cool web-based shopping list application that he was bootstrapping (or rather moonlighting). He was looking for developers and was hoping for introductions. We got into talking about cool new distributed development models, the “camp” movement, and the opportunities in Ottawa to bring people together around innovative ideas and cool technology.
I’ve seen Chris at several events around town since that first meeting and I’m constantly impressed with his dedication to the idea and the opportunities of TeamCamp.
So when he emailed me about a series of “how to” meetings on web-based startups he was coordinating, I was immediately excited.
Here are some of the topics:
- Defining your product or service
- Picking the right business model
- Sales, marketing and distribution Channels
- Competition/Competitive analysis
- Market research
- Starting your business
- Patents, trademarks, licensing and intellectual property
- Building your business – how to find people, keep your people and make steady progress
Chris’s plan is to bring in local entrepreneurs with some battle scars to talk to these points (and no doubt those opportunists at Labarge Weinstein for the legal session!) which I think is a fantastic idea.
You can learn more about the session on the TeamCamp website and I encourage you to contact Chris for more information.
Chris – is there somewhere we can signup?By Scott Annan