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What do Pinterest, Kickstarter, Path and Square all have in common? They're all successful startups which were started by talented designers! Toronto's technology startup community is thriving and OCADU graduates are well poised to help build the next wave of revolutionary companies.
On March 7th, FounderDating and ExtremeStartups will co-host an event for OCADU students and alumni to learn about the undeniable value of designers in new ventures. You'll hear from some of the bright minds of Toronto's startup community as well as meet OCADU alumni who are actively building innovative products to make a real difference in the world. You'll have an opportunity to explore starting your own venture with co-founders, joining an early stage startup, or jumping on board skyrocketing companies.
6:00 - 6:30: Free pizza and drinks
6:30 - 7:00: "How to start a startup: designer edition" (Eli & Mani from FounderDating)
7:00 - 7:45: Panel discussion: designers working in tech startups (moderated by Eli & Mani)
7:45 - 9:00: Meet & greet (featuring many more designers working in tech startups)
Meet these designers:
Andy Chiang: User Experience Lead @ Polar Mobile
Kalu Kalu: Co-Founder @ MyShoebox
Alexander Mimran: Founder & CEO @ Minbox & Penzu
Matt O'Leary: Designer @ Designer Squad, former CEO @ Shopcaster
Lorena Scott: Founder & CEO @ MommiesFirst
Dawson Whitfield: UI/UX Designer @ Weebly
FounderDating is a network of talented entrepreneurs with different backgrounds and skill sets all ready to start their next company or project. The network is invite only to ensure high quality, aims to be 50% engineers / designers, and does not require an applicant to have a startup idea.
Extreme Startups is the premiere technology startup accelerator in Canada. It has leading industry partnerships combined with mentorship from some of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in business today, giving cohorts an advantage not found in any other accelerator program.