From the itBusiness.ca article: Elevator pitch videos from INcubes 3rd cohort
“Meet three startups… INcubes latest round… has a distinctly business-to-business approach, which stands apart from the consumer-focused products… in the past. Currently involved in a three-month acceleration program at INcubes’ new office, the trio of startups are currently honing their business models and products in time for their public debut on INcubes’ Demo Day, Feb. 27.”
“…TopThat is a web-based app, allowing people and businesses to create multi-media competitions and challenges. Competition managers have the ability to create pay-to-compete competitions. Compete against friends and judge everyone. Create your own competition. Compete against your friends. Judge and be judged.”
“Videogami just pivoted its startup to focus on interactive videos geared towards teaching hands-on skills.”
“L4NP is a web app that provides training for high-quality volunteer talent, as well as matching skilled volunteers with charitable & non-profit organizations.”
Originating Article Posted by Brian Jackson, Editor at ITBusiness.ca. E-mail him at email@example.com, follow him on Twitter, connect on Google+, read his blog, and check out the IT Business Facebook Page.
Images from INcubes DemoDay INtake02 at the TSX
INcubes DemoDay INtake02 at the Toronto Stock Exchange was an exciting event, where INcubes presented it’s second INtake of accelerated Startups. The new companies, Hovr, GameDay, EventHoller, and MyGoodNIght presented to a private INvite only room of Canada’s most influential tech investors, as well as to the public through a live broadcast hosted by ITbusiness.ca.
Key note speaker, Kirk Simpson, founder of Wave Accounting, shared INsight from his experience as a successful entrepreneur.
The startups are already seeing the returns. Two of the companies are in investor negotiations towards their first round of capital for growth, and EventHoller is already close to closing it’s round!
Lean Startup Machine Toronto at INcubes
Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Lean Startup Machine are intensive workshops, now being held around North America, where entrepreneurs and innovators learn the “lean” methodologies that are transforming how internet startups, startup. Mentors provide talks and hours of hands-on guidance on building what your customers want in the ‘leanest’ way. It’s an experience of incalculable value that will help lay the foundations of your future company. This workshop has many Success Stories.
Over the course of the weekend you will learn how to…
- Conceptualize Product & Biz Dev using “lean” methodology
- Practice Customer Discovery efficiently
- Research your Target Market quickly
- Test your Assumptions effectively
- Iterate and Pivot optimally
- Create a Minimum Viable Product
- Present your Validated Learnings
Tweet @ATravissCorry for your exclusive INcubes LSM DISCOUNT CODE. A significant value for the best applicants!
Announcing INcubes DemoDay INtake02 Programme
It’s nearly [IN]cubes Demo Day • INtake 02 Wednesday, September 12, 1pm • INvite Only; at the Toronto Stock Exchange Tower . As INtake 02 grads on our second DemoDay, our 4 Startups are poised to make their presence known globally.
Toronto boasts the most exits of any city in Canada, although it severely lacks support for early-phase internet entrepreneurs. At DemoDay Toronto’s Tech Community looks back at what INcubes has spurred and how Canadian startups fit into global business.
INcubes has successfully brought support for early startup teams in Toronto and to Canada’s business centre in the form of our private INcubator and nimble, agile, and competitive Acceleration Program. While only just in our second INtake, we’ve been listed as among the top accelerators in Canada, and we’re the only of significance servicing early startups in Canada’s finance centre. This DemoDay is the place to be to see Canadian INternet INnovation emerge. This is what we founded INcubes to do.
1:00 [ INsider Networking & Appetizers ]
1:30 [ INcubes Startups • INvestor Presentations ]
Opening Remarks by Ben Zlotnick CEO of INcubes
INtro by Ben Zifkin of Hubab
The Pitch: Hovr • Product Search in Just One Click!
INtro by Scott Howard of Coral CEA
The Pitch: GameDay • Get In The Game!
INtro by Annie Pinet of Deloitte
The Pitch: Event Holler • Promoter Powered Event Management
INtro by Tim Shore of BlogTO
The Pitch: MyGoodNight • Making Where To Go & What To Do Simple
2:30 [ Key Note • Kirk Simpson of Wave Accounting ]
2:40 [ Thank you from A. Traviss Corry INoffice Director of INcubes ]
To 4pm [ Mingling INperson Q&A with the INcubated Founders ]
Prep yourself for DemoDay with…
Hovr • Product Search In Just One Click!
EventHoller • Promoter Powered Event Management
GameDay • Get In The Game!
MyGoodnight • We Make Deciding Where To Go & What To Do Simple
The Public can TuneIN on Sept, 12 at 1pm EST for the LIVE BROADCAST at INcubes.ca Presented by ITBusiness.ca and your online host Brian J. Jackson.
This event is Certified Kosher • INvite Only • LIve Broadcast
The INvestor Event you don’t want to miss. On-stage investor presentations from the second INtake of fascinating & INnovative entrepreneurial teams to grad from INcubes accelerator program. Enjoy the atmosphere inside the Toronto Stock Exchange in the heart of Canada’s Business District. Ask INcube’s CEO Ben Zlotnick for a Private INvite.
For those who cannot attend in-person, INcubes DemoDay INtake 02 will be live-broadcast. Stay TunedIN for more details.
Featuring The INcubated Startups:
What You Don’t Know About Your Customers, Will Kill You
Entrepreneurs and small business owners are usually quite good at telling you some general insight into their customers. They will have a good idea of their general demographic as well as what they like to buy from their existing product or service range. If they have an online presence, they’ll even tell you how often they visit online, what proportion return, and even which landing pages they prefer. It’s a statisticians dream.
Yet, the tendency is to focus far too much on what you already know about your customers, which tends to generate, well, more of the same. Instead, we should be more focused on what we don’t know about our customers – that’s the really interesting question – rather than tracking the very one-dimensional “unique visit” on our website.
Schedule: INtake 02
Deadline for applications May 15, 2012.
Starts June 12, 2012
• INoffice Acceleration
INitial 3 Month INtensive Acceleration Curriculum
• Demo Day
An Event Of INvestor Presentations Launching Startups
• Alumni INcubation
An Ongoing Program Of Support and Advisement for Growth
[IN]cubes Presents: Demo Day!
On February 28th, 2012, at the Royal Ontario Museum, INcubes held it’s first ever Demo Day. Our startups, 2.5, 23 Press, Empower Media, Gossipz, and Spidvid took the stage in front of over 250 VCs, Angels, Industry Professionals and aspiring Entrepreneurs. Our startups impressed the distinguished audience and made us at INcubes very proud.
Thank you to everyone that was INvolved in the event, and to all that attended. We look forward to seeing you all at INtake 02 Demo Day.
Here is a sneak peak of our startups taking the stage. More photos to come!
Jeff Walter and Marc-Paul Gautheir of 2.5
Garin Kilpatrick Founder and CEO of Empower Media Inc.
23 Press CEO, Jeremy Wright, and CTO Terry Smith
Spidvid founder, Jeremy Campbell
Mark Gelman of Gossipz
* Special thanks to photographer Justyna Sokolowki
[IN]cubes INtake 01 is set to grad it’s 5 INternet Startups pioneering Silicon North. An INvestor Event that you don’t want to miss.
Launching fascinating web apps. Poised to disrupt markets. Extraordinary revenue potentials. Support Canada’s emerging tech economy, in the heart of the Canadian business district, at one of Canada’s most beautiful venues, the Royal Ontario Museum.
Tuesday • Feb 28 2012 • 1pm - 4pm1:00 [ INsider Networking & Appetizers ]
1:30 [ INcubes Startups • INvestor Presentations ]
[IN]tro by Ben Zlotnick CEO of [IN]cubes
[ The Pitch: Gossipz • Provocative Anonymous Community Apps ][IN]tro by Jay Goldman of Klick
[ The Pitch: 23press • Making Blog Management Easy For Humans ][IN]tro by Damien Steel of OMERS Ventures
[ The Pitch: Empower • Tools Tactics & Training for a profitable social media presence ][IN]tro by Gerard Buckley of Jaguar Capital & Maple Leaf Angels
[ The Pitch: Spidvid • Make Videos Together ][IN]tro by Saul Colt Head Of Magic At Freshbooks
[ The Pitch: 2.5 • We Juice Big Data ]2:30 [ Key Note • Bruce Croxon of Round 13 Capital and Dragon’s Den ]
2:40 [ Thank you from A. Traviss Corry INoffice Director of [IN]cubes ]
to 4pm[ Mingling INperson Q&A with the INcubated Founders ]
Make sure to RSVP to your Private INvite by clicking “attend event”
Or Request An INvite NOW
Please tell us who you are & why you’d like to attend.
This event is Certified Kosher • Invite Only • LIve Broadcast • Connect With Us At…
INtensive Pitch Practice With PWC
PwC hosted INcubes for our second of many Pannel Pitch Practices. Industry professionals from PwC, Royal Bank of Canada, Maple Leaf Angels and more, graciously listened to our Startups Pitches and provided useful feedback. There feedback and INterest in our Startups is sure to INspire!
[IN]tensive Day 05 • [IN]take 01
Gerard Buckley’s (Jaguar Capital) his weekly session brought us, Pros and Cons of Accessing VC too Early.