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Meetup #7 - Demos, Startup Funding Pitch

Well, we've been a tad distracted over the last few months getting our new Startup Coworking Space built. Now that it's finished(ish), all that's left is to furnish it (in progress) and then fill it with bright and talented young startups!

This meetup is going to be awesome.

DEMOS - We have some members interested in doing demos of their applications (If you're one of them just fire me an email to [masked] and we'll book you in).

FUNDING PITCH - Mark Shollenberg from RBC

"Show Me The Money: Where to find cash to fund your start-up"

Mark will be talking about how to access the $76 million in grants, loans and tax credits that are available to Manitoba tech start-ups. I plan to touch on the following programs: Manitoba Business Start Loan, Canada Small Business Finance Loan, SR&ED Tax Credit, Manitoba's Digital Media Tax Credit, and others.


  • Startup Canada Pilot Community Announcement
  • AssentWorks Partnership
  • Startup Space Updates
  • Startup Weekend Planning for May/June event
  • Member Announcements (Your chance to take the floor and update us!)

Then on to some networking/hang time. Probably head over to Kingshead for some 'Startup Drinks'.

Let's Ramp Up Manitoba, one startup at a time!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys,

    Here is some more info about the software engineer position Joist is hiring for.

    Experience: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Javascript (Coffeescript), or iOS
    Compensation: $80-90k salary + equity
    Location: Winnipeg (working remotely a possibility)
    Targeted start date: April 15th - April 30th

    Here's a link to the full listing:

    Email [masked] for more info or to apply!

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone.

    This is a followup to the presentation I gave. Visit to have a preview of the Layout UI.

    At FuzzyBit, you can read about the Layout UI, watch videos demonstrating the Layout UI features, as well as test it out live. This is a free beta preview, and if you are interested in beta testing the CMS then sign up, too!

    Feedback is always welcome.

    March 28, 2013

  • Grant M.

    I thought the meetup was great. Very interesting presentations!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the opportunity to present! I also learnt a lot from the group, namely, "begin with the end in mind". Looking forward to the next one.

    March 21, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    Great Meetup! So glad to have discovered this excellent group of innovative and interesting people!

    March 21, 2013

  • Ben R.

    How did it go people? Sounded exciting!

    March 20, 2013

    • Chris J.

      Too bad you missed Ben! It was a fun night. Hope to see you out for the next one! We're going to try and get the meetups running on a more regular date of the month (Ex. Second Wednesday) to help with planning.

      March 21, 2013

  • Joelle F.

    Great pitches tonight! It was nice seeing everyone again.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Brad T.

    I've been a follower of other startup incubators down south and was very happy to see Ramp Up doing this in Winnipeg. Event was really well organized, great format, and nice non-threatening environment with lot's of positive inputs. Definitely will be coming to the next event and will bring a couple of startup minded friends.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Michael F.

    Some great pitches, important info, and lots of energy!

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks, really pumped for this meeting.

    I'm a tech background and am looking for ways to market and fund a product I've created that's gotten a lot of attention lately (featured on Engadget, and

    The project is called "rasplex". See for more details.

    Can't wait for the meeting : )

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Chris J.

      Dale, RasPlex looks awesome! Make sure we get a chance to visit tonight at the Meetup. I'd like to hear more about it.

      March 20, 2013

  • Robert E.

    Kudos to AssentWorks and Ramp Up Manitoba members and friends for volunteering, once again. On Saturday, we picked up a lot of used office equipment which is part of a very timely and generous donation from our good friends at Boeing Canada. Getting better all the time!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This group sounds awesome! Wish I heard about it earlier. Hope to see you guys on Wednesday.

    March 17, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Second up on the Demo Block - Momtchil, Founder of ActiveRX will show off an MVP of his new Fitness protocol used to help users tailor their own fitness system.

    March 14, 2013

  • Chris J.

    First up on the demo block - Aleks from Fuzzy bit who will present a new and innovative layout engine for web developers. This is part of a larger CMS and framework that he's been working on.

    March 14, 2013

  • Nick D.


    March 12, 2013

  • Ben R.

    Same night as the Search Engine Marketing meetup. Argh

    March 7, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Would be there if I wasn't out of town. Looks exciting. Have a good one.

    March 7, 2013

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