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ConnectMcGill Kick-off Mixer

What Social Event
When 2009-03-24
from 17:30 to 19:00
Where Macdonald Harrington G-10
Contact Name Ladan Mahabadi
Contact Email ladan.mahabadi@cs.mcgill.ca
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Interested in technology startups? Don't miss this!

Are you interested in one day starting your own tech company? Want to learn about new and upcoming technologies and tech trends? ConnectMcGill, a new initiative aimed at promoting student tech entrepreneurship around Montreal, is hosting its kick-off event. We are aiming to connect students and professors to the vibrant network of tech experts, investors and entrepreneurs that exists all around the city. The meetup will see tech entrepreneurs and industry professionals from around Montreal coming in to help demystify the student entrepreneurship process, and to share their thoughts on hot technology trends. Starting off with two brief talks, the event will follow with an hour long mingle and networking time where students can meet the entrepreneurs and fellow passionate students. It will be an excellent opportunity to make connections, share ideas, get feedback, and increase awareness about entrepreneurship possibilities around Montreal. All McGill students are invited! Come on out, and start unlocking your potential.

Speakers

Raymond Luk, Founder & Managing Director of Flow Ventures

Raymond (Twitter: rayluk) is the founder of Flow Ventures. He is an experienced entrepreneur, having built and managed several startups over the last decade. He’s played the role of CEO, investor, strategic consultant, turnaround specialist and been on the management team of both public and private software companies. Raymond is a frequent participant and guest speaker at entrepreneurial events. Not to mention, Raymond is a McGill '96 Grad!

James Duncan, Director of Platform Strategy at Joyent

James is a veteran of many startups - some successful, some not. Having seen the successful acquired, and IPO’d James brings perspective of how companies change, from small to large, and what a company needs to do at each stage of its growth. Most recently, James was one of two founders at Reasonably Smart, a Platform-as-a-Service company based in Montreal. Joyent’s acquisition of Reasonably Smart’s subsequent in January 2009 had James become our Director of Platform Strategy.

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