meshwest Panel Spotlight: Canada’s Startup Landscape: Alive and Well?

One of the most remarkable changes in the startup landscape in the last few years has been a dramatic shift in the way early stage web technology is started and funded. As the costs of developing – and then building early customer adoption of – web technology have plummeted, a new generation of entrepreneurs has emerged, and with them, new forms of seed finance.

Paul Graham’s Y Combinator, Boulder Colorado’s Techstars, Fred Wilson of Union Ventures – these are some of the early examples of these new models of startup creation and seed finance to emerge in the US. But the same thing is happening north of the 49th, and new startup ecosystems are emerging and thriving across Canada.

These are heady and dynamic times, and there’s much to stay abreast of. Join us for a conversation on Canada’s startup landscape with Mark MacLeod, a General Partner with Montreal’s Real Ventures, Canada’s largest seed venture fund, and BCIC’s Danny Robinson, co-founder of Vancouver’s Bootup Labs.

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