San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Nikhil Kalghatgi is surpassing my ideal as an NY venture capitalist.Softbank Capital's portfolio includes Media (Huffington Post), Entertainment (Zynga), Commerce (Gilt Groupe) and advertising (Buddy Media). This Fireside Chat should attract a different slice of the Toronto startup set, less upstart and more offshoots - i.e. Founders who bring with them experiences from these established sectors in TO.
Nikhil's style is Gangnam. Our first exchange on Twitter was about his Twitter bio, now updated from: "I'm a VC. And this is crazy. But here's my term sheet. Call me maybe?" which was so last summer to: VC. Gangnam Style.
You can read his official bio here. This is going to be fun.
OFFICE HOURS @ GOWLINGS
Nikhil is also giving us an hour for one on one meetings with promising prospects that fit his investment profile, in an "Office Hours" format just like First Round Capital's Howard Morgan and 500 Startups' Paul Singh. Once again, Cdling Capital Services Inc. will incorporate traditional referrals from across the local ecosystem and the Cdling platform to deliver a report to Nikhil on October 21 and we will announce his selections on October 22. @cdlingHQ or email me at michael at cdling dot com with any questions or for more details.
We are grateful to our friends at Gowlings who are graciously hosting us for both OFFICE HOURS and the chat.
6:30 - Networking and Pizza
7:00 - Fireside Chat
8:00 - Questions and More Networking
|WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND?|
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.
Michael Cayley - Director of Startup Grind Toronto
The founder of both Cdling (pronounced "seedling"), a platform that builds trust between investors, startups, and mentors and the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) study.
Email: email@example.com | Twitter: @MichaelCayley
When & Where
Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.
We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.
The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.
To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.
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