Y-Combinator alumni Vidyard (http://www.vidyard.com/) were local stars even before Devon and Michael made StartupNorth's 2013 "Hot Shit List (http://startupnorth.ca/2013/05/09/hot-shit-list-2013/)". Come out next month to hear Devon Galloway (Vidyard co-founder) and Amar Chahal (their "growth hacker") (http://www.vidyard.com/blog/the-ultimate-hack-how-our-newest-growth-hacker-landed-a-job-with-vidyard-after-5-intense-months-of-breaking-the-rules/) speak about the data-driven approach that's been so successful.
There will be time after the talk to have a drink and meet other data-driven entrepreneurs and product managers.
Devon Galloway is the co-founder/COO of Vidyard (http://www.vidyard.com/) – an online video platform designed to help businesses optimize their video-based marketing spend where he leads the product development and operations sides of the business. Devon completed the Y-Combinator program with Vidyard in Summer 2011 and graduated from the University of Waterloo with honours in Systems Design Engineering in June 2010.
Amar Chahal is Vidyard's growth hacker.