I went to film the Blitzweekend Kickstart event tonight (well, yesterday, technically). It’s now 4:15 AM and I am done cutting, converting and uploading the footage for your geeky and entrepreneurial viewing pleasure.
Blitzweekend is an unique experience where designers, developers, and entrepreneurs are challenged to create a working product in 48 hours […] Find a solution to a current problem, meet and innovate with bright creatives, work in an environment built for rapid development, and get feedback from experienced entrepreneurs.
- Introduction (EN/FR)
Introduction and last minute match ups.
- Team Introduction (EN/FR)
Organizers and Sponsors.
- Rules and Principles (EN/FR)
Question and Answers.
- Presentation – Ben Yoskovitz (EN)
Starting and raising money for a startup.
- Presentation – David Fugère (FR)
Utiliser Ruby on Rails pour programmer des applications Facebook.
- Presentation – Matthew Harrison (EN)
Financial and administrative pointers for startups.
- Presentation – Arach Tchoupani (EN)
The benefits of Python for rapid web applications development.
- Presentation – Yann Rousselot-Pailley (FR)
Aides et subventions gouvernementales pour entrepreneurs Québécois et Canadiens.
- Presentation – Vincent Guyaux (EN)
Panelist tips for the contestants.
- Presentation – Alistair Croll (EN/FR)
“Making it Viral” (English starts 3 min. in)
Mainly being on the techy side of things, I particularly enjoyed the more business oriented presentations given by Ben, Matthew, Yann and Alistair.
Good luck to all the participants! See you on Sunday, when I come to film the demos and the event’s conclusion.