2) Take Action (lets do it)
3) Have fun
Chris had approached me back in November I think, anyway just before DemoCampOttawa11 at the Velvet Room with his idea for team camp. I listened and thought this is an awesome idea, let’s make it happen. In about 30 minutes we hashed out a plan to announce at DemoCamp and have our first meeting the week after. Our February 5th meeting will be the ninth TeamCamp. We have had our first company spin out of the group, will probably have the second by the end of February and our membership continues to grow.
Allan called me about 6 or 8 weeks ago with his idea for start-up club an open and inclusive sort of peer to peer group for early stage start-ups. Listened to his vision, thought wow this is a great idea lets make it happen. Within about two weeks we had our first meeting and co-incidentally at noon on February 5th we will be having our second meeting. Our membership on linkedin is now at 26 and there is some good online discussion.
I had three calls yesterday from start-up entrepreneurs with ideas at various stages of fruition. One will make a very cool event possibly a series of events, the other is HUGE and I am totally jazzed about it but not at liberty to disclose any details yet and finally some great potential synergies with the third contact. Expect some announcements in the coming weeks.
If you have an idea regarding anything startup related please feel free to get in touch. Always happy to have a coffee (gives me an excuse for another cup) and discuss how to “Gitter Done”.
- Ian Graham