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Justin Mares, Traction Book
Justin is an entrepreneur and co-author of Traction: A Startup's Guide To Getting Customers (http://tractionbook.com/).
Justin will share actionable tactics based on his two (acquired companies) and from more than the 40 interviews with top entrepreneurs and startups that make up the book.
He's currently the Director of Revenue and Growth at Exceptional Cloud Services, the company behind Airbrake.io (http://airbrake.io/), Exceptional.io (http://exceptional.io/) and RedisToGo (http://redistogo.com/) (it was recently acquired by Rackspace).
Previously, he founded RoommateFit and was accepted into Pittsburgh’s startup accelerator, Alphalab (http://alphalab.org/). He was also an early founder of CloudFab (acquired in February 2012), a company that offered manufacturing as a web service using 3D printing.
6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Franco Varriano, Startup Grind Ottawa Director
Franco's been an entrepreneur since the age of 11. After working overseas during university, he returned to work in the NGO, public and private sectors building web and mobile programs. He's been actively involved in helping and organizing various Ottawa events to make the city a better place. He's currently leading content and growth with Guides.co, the online destination for interactive and helpful guides.
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