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First off - the Cdling Team
is running a technical trial over the next few days. We would would love for you to try out our new features, including:
TIPS - Cdling's messaging system
. You can send a message to anyone via Cdling, via email or over Twitter but each message must have CD$ attached (i.e. our reputational currency). In other words, you give a little bit or your real world social capital with every message.
HONOURS - Cdling's Peer to Peer Badging system
. Because the world does not recognize and reward innovators like you enough, we have introduced a way for our members to send anyone a Cdling Honour via email or Twitter. The most important recognition comes from your peers.
CDLING BEAN GRADER - We have developed a platform that plots your musings about startups as a shape in 3D hyperspace. We call that shape the startup's "bean". If you have a startup that would like to be among the first to receive this new kind of feedback on your potential, please email me at email@example.com. The best place to see the amazing people who are joining and sharing opinions on Cdling is here
And if you have not signed up for the Cdling Members LinkedIn Group
, please do that now.
Next week, it is Startup Grind 2014 in Silicon Valley
featuring Reid Hoffman and an incredible list of top startup experts
like Ben Horowitz, Aileen Lee, Mark Suster, Steve Blank, Mike Maples ... and even MC Hammer! Many of our past guests in Toronto will also be on hand, including John Ruffolo, Anish Acharya, Nir Eyal and Michael Terpin.
This evening we are formally announcing with gratitude, the opportunity to present exclusive limited seating "Rapid Fire Q&A" sessions
with intimate access to two of the most experienced investor/executives of the social internet era ...
has spent the last 20 years as a founder, executive, angel investor, attorney, mentor and VC at many successful Silicon Valley consumer startups. In January 2013, Jim launched Maven Ventures Growth Labs and Venture Fund in Palo Alto to scale his successful angel investing business that he founded in late 2008. Four of his ten investments since 2008 have achieved successful exits including two Google acquisitions, and four others are doing extremely well, like Tango which has over 180M members. In 2005, Jim left Friendster to join co-founders Michael & Xochi Birch to launch Bebo as the first employee and Board member. At Bebo, he was integral in launching the site, raising the venture round, leading the strategy and its eventual sale to AOL for $850M in 2008. Jim has a BSc in Neuropsychology from Duke University and earned a JD at the University of California Davis School of Law. Jim gave a TED talk in Long Beach in 2012 and serves as a speaker and startup judge at many conferences.
is an entrepreneur, mentor and investor. Ariel was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, Topica, one of the first email communities, and TextMarks, a pioneering provider of SMS marketing services. He was board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, StumbleUpon and Odeo. Ariel currently serves on the boards of Freedom Financial and Strava. His angel investments include AdMob, Flixster, Slideshare, VivaReal, BrightRoll, Optimizely, Causes, Mashery, Viki, Kongregate and NexTag. Ariel holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University. He is originally from Venezuela and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.Ariel is addicted to kitesurfing - particularly kite racing, foiling and kiting on waves.
Robert Scoble, The Age of Context, Feb. 26
In 2006, co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel wrote Naked Conversations, a book that persuaded business to embrace the emerging technological force that we now call Social Media. Six years later they have discovered that social media is but one of five converging forces that are now changing almost all aspects of work and life. You know these forces already: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technologies are converging with social media to deliver us into the new Age of Context.
STILL TIME TO GET AN ANNUAL PASS TO STARTUP GRIND TORONTO
Robert Scoble is among the world’s best-known tech journalists. In his day job as Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for the latest developments on technology’s bleeding edge. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports for Rackspace TV and in social media. - See more at: http://startupgrind.com/toronto/#sthash.i906D9gI.dpuf
This is great value for you. Here is what we have announced so far for 2014: the legendary Robert Scoble
, Bohdan Zabawskyj
(multi-exit CTO), Annelies Van Den Belt
(another Esther Dyson intro, coming all the way from London, England) and ... Jos Schmitt
, CEO of Canada's most important startup.
We will have reserved seating, private introductions and invitations to exclusive events for our annual pass holders (10 already). And you can look forward to at least four more monthly events that we have in development.
Grab an Annual Pass to Startup Grind Toronto
on any of our Eventbrite pages and we will have a separate list at each event so that you can cruise by the registration.
With over 1234 members
and an amazing line up of global class guests already committed for 2014
we are working hard on educating, inspiring and connecting Founders.
By the way, I am developing my profile on AngelList
. Are you listed on AngelList?
(and the Cdling Team!)
Crowdfund to replace the stolen laptop here.
SuG Toronto Local Partners:
The Imagination Catalyst is OCAD U's entrepreneurship and commercialization hub.
Startup Grind Toronto needs sponsors to make our work possible. If you are interested in supporting this series of global quality guests please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements for startups and upstarts:
Attention: Canadian Innovators/Entrepreneurs: $30,000 USD Prize! An all-expense paid Scholarship to the 2014 summer, ten-week Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University located at the NASA Ames Research Center, California (next door to the Google campus). Apply now deadline February 28th, 2014
For more information please contact:
Founder, Michael Cayley