Overall, Canadas tech sector has just finished an excellent year and the prospects for 2013 look at least as good.
When people talk about a “Bubble”, they are usually referring to an “Economic bubble” “Speculative bubble” or “price bubble” all of which roughly mean the same thing: when the prices of products, assets, securities etc. rise very rapidly above their “true value” with little fundamental reason for this and keep doing this until prices eventually and suddenly go into freefall the “bubble bursts”. Although, many would argue that some of the tech communities here in the US are “frothy” or in a “bubble,” and I have personally seen a few signs of this, the type of bubble we are currently experiencing in Jordan is one of an “Excitement Bubble”. In other words, what happens to a startup ecosystem when the excitement that has helped drive it fizzles and fades away?
My father said, “You should just come back to America and get a good job.” “No, no, this will work. I’m going to invest one video game worth of money in it, so $60, and I will start selling it a week from now.” My dad, who has been in business for 15 years by himself is thinking, “$60 of capital, one week time to market, this is absolutely crazy. Not going to happen.”
via Justin’s podcast: EP05: How Patio11 built a product business (part 1).
Startup Weekend is March 8, 2013.
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
If you came last night: it was great to see you! We had the idea to have publishing a roll of folks at Geek Beers who have blogs.
Here are the blogs from the folks who attended last night:
Special thanks to Kevin Poole, from the City of Vernon, for buying the appies last night!
If you missed last night: we’ll see you in 2013!
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Are you a developer who wants to cut down the amount of time it takes to build a prototype? Are you a product person who can’t code? Do you have a product idea that you want to validate quickly?
Come on out, have a beer, meet other people who like tech and beer. Also, Thursday is wing night at Sir Winston’s! Wings!
This event is not just for geeks, anyone interested in beer and/or tech is welcome!
Note: We’ve moved the meeting time a bit earlier in the evening to 5pm
“Attracting entrepreneurs to this city is a very tough job,” said Wertz.
The process has to start very early in schools, with role models and a recognition of entrepreneurial endeavours as worthwhile and a career choice worthy of respect.
“In the end, it’s all about the entrepreneur,” said Wertz. “If you have a mediocre entrepreneur, it doesn’t matter how much money you give him, he’s never going to build the next Amazon, the next HootSuite.”