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Startup Grind Toronto Hosts George Babu (OMERS Ventures)

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George Babu, OMERS Ventures

In his role as Director at OMERS Ventures, George Babu is responsible for contributing to the identification and execution of investment opportunities in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors, with a particular interest in human-computer interfaces, hardware platforms, mobile and enterprise software. An accomplished entrepreneur, George’s past experience includes senior roles at successful startups and established technology companies. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, George acted as general counsel and head of U.S. operations for Stockholm-based social gifting startup Wrapp, where he negotiated key partnerships and built out the U.S. team in New York and San Francisco. As co-founder and head of finance and operations at social performance platform Rypple, George gained significant experience raising capital, recruiting for key positions, and executing the company’s sale to Salesforce.com in 2011. Earlier in his career George spent nine years at Research In Motion on the Intellectual Property and Radio Frequency Research and Development teams. George currently serves on the board of AppHero as an Independent Director and the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. George holds a B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science, Electrical), J.D. and M.B.A. from The University of Toronto. He is a Registered Patent Agent in Canada and holder of two patents.

 

 

Agenda

6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

 

Hosted By Michael Cayley, Director of Startup Grind Toronto

Hi I'm Michael Cayley, Founder of Cdling (pronounced "seedling"), a platform that builds trust between investors, startups and mentors. I'm also Founder of the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) Study. I've been doing the startup grind my whole career across Canada, the US, in Europe and China over the years. I hope that helps add some value to this conversation!
Email: [masked]

Global Partners

Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at cloud.google.com/starterpack and use verification code: sg-org.

 

Local Partners

Aird & Berlis LLP
Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies.

Cdling Capital Services Inc.
Cdling is ratings agency that builds trust between investors, startups and experts.

 

Upcoming events you should attend!

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • David N.

    Well done. Thanks Michael Cayley for your elegant moderating skills that bring out the best in guests and an audience. I wold like to know more abut Cdling.

    October 13, 2013

  • Ramesh

    Thanks to Startup Grind and Aird & Berlis for organizing this event, and thanks to George Babu and Michael Cayley as well for a great discussion.

    October 11, 2013

  • Murray M.

    Great Insights...wished I could have stayed longer

    October 11, 2013

  • Victor L.

    It was great event. It always inspire me a lot. Thanks George sharing his experience.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Sina S.

    Many thanks to the organizers of this event. For a high-tech startup like ours, nothing is more delightful than hearing from a prominent VC. I am happy to meet people who are interested in collaborating with us:
    http://qipcloud.com

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Murat T.

    Finance professional and entrepreneur

    October 10, 2013

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