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Startup Grind Ottawa Hosts Michael Weider (VP @ Akamai)

Startup Grind

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Ottawa, Canada

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Michael Weider, VP at Akamai

Join us for a fireside chat with Ottawa-based Software Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Michael Weider. Michael was the CEO and co-founder of Blaze Software acquired by Akamai in 2012 and the Founder of Watchfire, acquired by IBM in 2007. He currently sits on the board of four startups, advises two venture funds and is active as an angel investor. Michael is also a board memeber of the Youth Services Bureau Charitable foundation of Ottawa. Michael holds a B.S. in enginerring from Queens University. 

Agenda   6:00 Networking
7:00 Fireside Chat
9:00 Event End

Hosted By

Cheryl Draper, Director of Startup Grind Ottawa

Cheryl has been living the startup life since 2008 when she co-founded Boxseat Suite Management. She has spent more than a decade in Events, Marketing & Partnership Activation and currently, is the Lead Organizer for Startup Weekend Ottawa, Curator at StartupDigest & StartupGenome and is leading a Startup Communities initiative for Ottawa - I guess you could say she cares a lot about the startup ecosystem in Ottawa.

Email: cheryl@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @cheryldraper

Hosted By

Franco Varriano, Director of Startup Grind Ottawa

Franco's been an entrepreneur since the age of 11. After working overseas during university, he returned to work in the NGO, public and private sectors building web and mobile programs. He's been actively involved in helping and organizing various Ottawa events to make the city a better place.  He's currently leading community and growth with Accel.io, a startup seeking to change the way people produce and consume helpful content.

Email: franco@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @francovarriano

Local Partners

 
Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. Its goal is to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a knowledge-based business.

Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.

Startup Weekend Ottawa

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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When & Where


Microsoft Canada Co.
100 Queen Street, Suite 500
Ottawa, K1P 1J9
Canada

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 135 cities and 60 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

For more information visit www.StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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