Past Meetup

Startup Meetup: Thinklandia Edition

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Sad fact: summer will be over soon(ish). Happy fact: Septembers are the best here in Tectoria!

Our awesome little meetup group - now approaching 350 members - will reconvene on September 4 for an evening of everything-startups. Put on your best white clothes and come catch up with your friends from around the startup community!

At this meetup, we'll hear a short talk delivered by the co-founders of Kiind (, a local startup making a big splash across Canada and the US. Leif Baradoy ( and Peter Locke ( (regular meetup attendees) will share some key takeaways from their recent product launch, including:

• The Lean Launch: why did launching our product with a coordinated media push make sense for Kiind?

• Setting Smart Goals and Expectations: what did we hope to learn and leverage from our launch?

• Fraudsters and Surprises: where did we find silver linings when things went awry?

A Note on the Name of this meetup

From September 9-15, in partnership with the Rifflandia music festival (, Victoria will once again transform into Thinklandia. From the Thinklandia website:

For seven days, we’re transforming Victoria into a city of ideas and imagination; a place where thinkers, entrepreneurs, speakers, makers, artists, and creators can engage, share, enlighten and inspire. Thinklandia aims to celebrate the creativity, innovation and imagination of Victoria by providing accessible, and often free, events throughout the city. These events will highlight some of our most unique people, groups, products and companies during a week of discovery and fun.

We're very excited to announce that this meetup will be an officially designated event of Thinklandia 2013!

Space will be limited for this meetup, so mark the date in your calendar, RSVP now, and we'll see you on the 4th!