Startup Fuel

Rick Segal is doing a good thing. He’s organizing VC round tables around the country for start-ups offering conversation and “Sample Term sheets, documents, business plans, PowerPoints”. I caught an earlier iteration of a similar event by Rick and some others a year ago. Let me tell you this stuff is gold. If you’re a technologist, even if you are a commerce grad, they don’t teach you this stuff in school. And the opaque world of term sheets and finance structures its damn hard to learn this stuff any other way. The event is also free, I’m sure it will be poplular, it’s worth your time.

StartupCamp Toronto is also back. This isn’t just financing pitches, it’s a full-on public debugging session on your business model. Fun stuff. StartupCampToronto2 is happening at CIX on April 29, here’s how to apply to present.

UPDATEWow Rick wasn’t kidding, the VC roundtable is a serious cross Canada event. Here’s the full list of dates:
Halifax Monday, April 14, 2008 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Moncton Monday, April 14, 2008 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St. John’s Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:00 pm – 7:00 am
Ottawa Wednesday, April 16, 2008 10:30 am ET – 12:30 pm ET
Montreal Wednesday, April 16, 2008 4:30 pm ET – 6:30 pm ET
Toronto Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:30 am ET
Victoria Monday, April 21, 2008 8:00 am PT – 10:00 am PT
Vancouver Monday, April 21, 2008 4:00 pm PT – 6:00 pm PT
Edmonton Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:00 am MT – 10:00 am MT
Calgary Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:30 pm MT – 5:30 pm MT
Regina Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:00 am CT – 10:00 am CT
Winnipeg Friday, April 25, 2008 12:00 pm CT – 2:00 pm CT
Guelph Monday, April 28, 2008 4:00 pm ET – 6:00 pm ET

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