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Supernova3: Kyle MacDonald (One Red Paperclip), Co-Founder Panel, Pitches + more

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space, beverages courtesy Initio Group **

Supernova3 is going to be a night of Extra Awesomeness!  From Co-founders to Pitches to Paperclips -- all hosted by the one and only McElroy Flavelle.

This is a joint event with the Tech Co-Founders Meetup Group and is going to be the biggest event ever for the Lean group, you are not going to want to miss it :)

Panel: How to Earn a Co-Founder

Three local founding teams share the challenges of finding a co-founder. To change it up, we have founding teams with different mixes of Business and Technical backgrounds.

Placeling:  Lindsay Watt (Bus) and Ian MacKinnon (Tech).  Placeling is one of the first GrowLab companies and helps you "Bookmark your world without broadcasting your location, effortlessly share the places you and your friends love and explore with the experts".  Check out their freshly minted iPhone App

Leanpub: Scott Patten (Tech) and Peter Armstrong (Tech).  Lean Pub helps you "Publish Early, Publish Often. Self-publish your book while you're writing it and earn great royalties!" With early adopters like Lean Startup Godfather Eric Ries, Leanpub is the future of publishing.

MyBestHelper: Alexandra T. Greenhill (Bus) and Robert Attwell (Bus). MyBestHelper connects families and caregivers the eHarmony way. Winner of StartUp Weekend Vancouver 2011 and placed 10th in Global StartUp Battle, MyBestHelper launches Vancouver beta next week on Valentine’s Day!


This is the perfect opportunity to pitch to a large audience and get direct feedback on your product.  First movers and startups with products in the market get first dibs!  Limited slots, sign up to pitch

One Red Paperclip

One of the most difficult challenges every startup faces is getting their story out in an increasingly cluttered and noisy marketplace.  The One Red Paperclip story helps show you how to become a signal amongst all the noise.

One fine June day, Kyle MacDonald traded a Red Paperclip for a Fish Pen in the parking lot of an East Van 7/11. What followed in the next 12 months is too wild to make up: An encounter with Actor Corben Bernsteinrocking out on stage with Alice Cooper, becoming a big deal in Japana feature on ABC's 20/20 and so much more.

When the dust finally settled, Kyle had completed the odyssey that started with a paperclip and ended with a house.  He is *that guy* that used imagination, hustle and the Internet to turn stationary into property.

If you are looking to grab the whole paperclip story ahead of time check out Kyle's Book:One Red Paperclip: Or How an Ordinary Man Achieved His Dream with the Help of a Simple Office Supply.  I also wrote a blog post about biking the Worlds Most Dangerous Road with Kyle

See you at the Supernova :)

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space, beverages courtesy Initio Group **

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  • Jin L.

    Doing MVP with couple minutes of video clips from the event via iMovie:

    1 · February 16, 2012

  • Phil W.

    Great event! Looking forward to Supernova4

    February 9, 2012

  • Rick G.

    Great night, lots of fun. Looking forward to more.

    February 9, 2012

  • Jin L.

    Jesse wasn't kidding when he described it as "Supernova3 is going to be a night of Extra Awesomeness!". Great job and amazing turn out!

    1 · February 8, 2012

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