Past Meetup

Building a Technology Startup (Stuart Watt, speaker)

This Meetup is past

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Building a technology startup can be an interesting experience. In this session, I’ll cover some of the process and some of the insider experience on what it’s like to put together a technology-based startup. Many of the skills needed in a startup are similar to those needed in coding, so I’ll draw parallels between them so that developers can get a better insight into the opportunities of this kind of career step. I’ll also ground this in a few real startups I’ve worked on, in a variety of fields. What I’ll cover:

• Lean startups, and how they relate to agile

• Building the business model and the team

• A brief overview of lean UX for startups

• Tools and resources to help

• The experience of building a startup



The meeting is in the OANDA offices that are found in the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 370 King Street West (King & Peter). We're on the second floor (despite what the monitors tell you). Take the west elevators by the security desk to the second floor and give the marked door a knock to get in. The elevator doesn't unlock the floor until 6:30 so if you're early, there's a Starbucks. :)