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!
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:
Thank You Justyna Sokolowski!
INcubes would like to take this time to thank our Creative Director for INcubes Demo Day, Justyna Sokolowski.
For booking information on Justyna, please visit her linkedIn.
(Above) 2.5: Jeff Walter and Marc-Paul Gauthier
(Above) 23 Press: Jeremy Wright and Terry Smith
(Above) Key Note Speaker: Bruce Croxon of Round 13 Capital and Dragon’s Den
(Above) Empower: Garin Kilpatrick
[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…
[IN]tensive Day 08 • [IN]take 01
As INtake 01 approaches completion, INcubes goes out with a BANG for the last INtensive Day of our first INtake.
Tim Ryan, founder and CEO of Vestiigo.com, spoke to our startups IN a talk titled “What You Should Be Spending Your Time On”. Being a successful entrepreneur, Tim was able to give sound advice on how to accomplish goals, and waste as little time as possible.
Freshbooks’ Saul Colt gave an exceptional talk, “Getting Noticed From the Start”. He INspired the audience by sharing many of his creative and non-traditional marketing methods that are sure to get a company noticed. His formula, make them think, laugh and/or cry, is one to remember.
Grant Ritchie, CEO of Locationary.com, a very successful startup, was our next mentor IN. Grant’s session, “Wining and Dining the INvestors you Want”, explained the blunt realities and struggles a startup experiences when working towards gaining capital. He provided specific and detailed tips on the resources and INvestors available to Toronto startups.
INoffice INformal INvestor Pitches continued this week, with a new panel of INvestors to give their opinions and suggestions. Daniel Klass from Klass Capital and Round 13 Capital’s Scott Pelton, listened to the INcubes startups’ pitch decks and offered valuable feedback for INcubes Demo Day, on February 28, 2012.
As an added treat, the following morning, the dedicated and always helpful Gerard Buckley, was IN to speak on “Accessing Capital From an Angel Network”, and to add some value to the startup pitch decks.
Thank you to all Mentors and INvestors who participated IN our very successful and very INformative INtensive Days!
Request An INvite • [IN]cubes Demo Day
[IN]cubes INtake 01 is set to grad it’s 5 startups; an INvestor Event you don’t want to miss.
[IN]cubes Demo Day • Feb 28th • 1:00pm – 4:00pm • at the ROM
RSVP on the invite you receive; click “Attend Event” http://incubes.eventbrite.ca
There is still time to Request An INvite
Our portfolio of companies is among the most impressive entrepreneurial maverick talent in Canada. At Demo Day where you will see their full Stage Presentations, and be given a chance to mingle and speak in person with the founders of 2.5, 23press, Gossipz, Spidvid, and Empower.