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Music Tech MeetUp: Round 8

We are excited to announce our next Music Technology Event (Round 8)! 

This time we have joined forces with Digital Media at the Crossroads to help you explore funding avenues available to music technology startups.

As usual, attending the event is free. Pizza, snacks, and drinks, will also be served---all free of charge (which is why you need to RSVP to the event).

About our speakers and the event agenda:

Our featured presentation will be given by Duncan McKie, President of FACTOR.

Talk title: How FACTOR can help my tech company develop a music project

Duncan McKie has been the President of FACTOR since December of 2010. Prior to this assignment, he enjoyed a broad and distinguished career in culture, media and market research, and regulatory affairs. Duncan was the President of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) from 2007 to 2010.

A short Q&A session will follow the presentation, so have your questions ready!

StartUp Spotlight:
Meet Dave and Adam from Robin! Robin is a personal concierge for concerts and live events, helping fans access the experiences they love.

Hardware Corner:
Say hello to Chris Prendergast and JamStack: the world's first truly smart portable electric guitar amplifier.

Event Agenda: Thursday, November 17

6:00 Doors open/Networking

7:00 Presentation Starts, followed by Q&A

8:00 Open Floor/Networking  

9:00 Doors Close  

Location: Lighthouse Labs at 46 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor (on the corner of King Street West and Spadina, South of King). 

Please follow us on Twitter at @MusicTechTO, Instagram and like us on Facebook  

UPDATE: The Music Tech MeetUp is excited to announce a partnership with Panago Pizza. Panago will be suppling MTM with delicious pizza for our upcoming event. Follow them on TwitterInstagram or Follow them on Facebook to show your appreciation for #RandomActsofPizza. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:  Do you need volunteers? 

Yes! We're growing very fast and are looking for individuals willing to help with promotion and on the day of with manning the door. 

Please email [masked] if you're interested in joining our team. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:  Can I speak at your event? 

Please email Nathalia Ribeiro at [masked] if you have any questions about this event or if you're interested in joining our line-up of presenters at our upcoming events. We're looking for interesting material related to the intersection of music and technology, e.g. music production tools/techniques, licensing landscape, music startup adventure stories, new product demos (but not sales pitches!), just to name a few examples.  

Please email [masked] if you're interested in speaking to our group. 

About Lighthouse Labs: 

Founded in 2013, Lighthouse Labs is an immersive, accelerated, hands-on approach to teaching web and mobile software development. With a curriculum built by a community of industry experts, Lighthouse Labs focuses on transforming passionate people into agile programmers. Lighthouse Labs maintains very strong employment rates and has graduated their students into amazing careers. For more information, visit

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  • Jim R.

    Be among the first to try our impromptu voice chat with music:

    November 19

  • Simon

    Awesome!! I'm so glad I volunteered!

    1 · November 18

  • Khierstyn R.

    Great seeing everyone last night!! If you want to learn more about Jamstack, the world's first attachable amp, head over to we ate launching on Kickstarter next Tuesday :)!

    2 · November 18

  • Khierstyn R.

    Great seeing everyone last night!! If you want to learn more about Jamstack, the world's first attachable amp, head over to we ate launching on Kickstarter next Tuesday :)!

    November 18

  • Hisham Q.

    Hey Guys,
    It was great meeting you all. Here are some photos of yesterday's meetup:
    Hope you like them.

    1 · November 18

  • MA M.

    Also if any one is working on any video games. The Next Music Generation is hosting The international Video game completion in USA. Call me if interested[masked]

    November 17

  • MA M.

    It was great to meet everyone this evening. Thank you! There is a couple of things I am seeking 1. A Jr. App developer to assist with implementing music on the Tnmg apps 2. If there is anyone out there seeking talent representation feel free to call me at The Next Music Generation office at[masked]

    November 17

  • Adam M

    Hi everyone - it was great meeting some of you tonight. To find out more about ROBIN - your personal concierge for concerts and live events go to and sign up today! Never wait in line again. :)

    1 · November 17

  • Jim R.

    We will be there doing demos of our app that lets you voice chat through headphones while listening to music, and to control external sounds using your microphone. Also come ask us about Techstars, Pledge 1%, or mine and James' story about meeting at this very meetup a year ago.

    4 · November 17

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