Sprout Up is a monthly event for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to gather and mind-meld. A great chance for startups around the to get friendly, discuss current trends, and network in a casual, open, and focused setting. Sprout Up events have been held in cities around the world including Toronto, Montreal, NYC and London, and regularly have over 300 attendees.
We’re excited to announce the details of our next Sprout Up Toronto, taking place Tuesday, January 31st at The Courthouse. The guest speaker will be Charlie O'Donnell, an entrepreneur and investor who just launched seed investment firm Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. He's also one of Sprouter's startup experts - check out his past Q&A.
Tickets are $12 for this event - you must buy a ticket to attend and space is limited, so grab one while they're available! We'll also sell tickets at the door (space permitting). We're also trying to relevantly recommend people to meet at Sprout Up, so when you register you'll be asked to answer a couple questions so we can make a relevant connection.
Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Cost: $12 per ticket (roughly $10 + HST)
6-6:45 - registration
6:45-7:15 - startup demos
7:15-8 - guest speaker & questions
8-10 - networking
Place: The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide St. E (see a map, closest TTC station: King and Yonge)
Charlie O'Donnell, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Wattpad, Shopcastr, QuickTapSurvey (by TabbleDabble)
Make sure you RSVP to get your connection nametag at the event. For more information contact Erin at erin[at]sprouter.com.
Join us & be a part of our Sprout Up! It’s going to be a fabulous night of invaluable insights, new & old friends, & of course your lovely hosts from Sprouter(www.sprouter.com).
More about guest speaker Charlie O'Donnell:
Charlie O'Donnell is the founder of seed investment firm Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. He has been an active member of the NYC venture capital and startup community for ten years in roles ranging from institutional fund investor to venture capitalist to entrepreneur. He has venture experience at two of the top venture capital firms in the country, Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital, and sourced First Round's Investment in GroupMe, which sold to Skype in 2011. The investments he sourced at First Round Capital also include Refinery29, chloe + isabel, Backupify, SinglePlatform, Salescrunch and Docracy.
His blog, This is Going to Be BIG! is ranked #6 among the top VC bloggers and his weekly innovation community newsletter is read by over 5,000 people in the NYC-area. He founded nextNY in 2006, which has run over 50 events on entrepreneurship and startup education and networking. He served on the original board of the New York Tech Meetup, and is one of the meetup's first 100 members. He has been named three times to the Alley Insider 100 Most Influential People in NY Tech.
More about Sprout Up:
Sprout Up is made up of three main components:
Innovation Demo – Pre-selected entrepreneurs share their innovative business ideas to the audience
Guest Speaker – Fabulous new speakers will be brought in each month to spur new discussions on relevant trends and ideas
Networking – Network with peers: share knowledge, experiences and drink