Startup Weekend promotes innovation in Peel Region

MISSISSAUGA, ON – October 31st 2012 – The Peel Region’s first Startup Weekend (Oct. 19-21, 2012) was a huge success! The winning team that received the grand prize was CardDrop (carddrop.me).   Organized by the Altitude Accelerator and Sheridan College, the event brought together people from various backgrounds and skillsets to share ideas; develop them and create… Continue reading Startup Weekend promotes innovation in Peel Region

54 hours heads-down

By: Rick Stomphorst Startup Weekend takes concepts to product and/or business in 54 hrs. Starting Friday night October 19, 2012, a group of some 100 entrepreneurs came together to conceive, vet, build, and pitch their preliminary results (product) to a panel of judges at the Peel Startup Weekend, put on by the Altitude Accelerator in… Continue reading 54 hours heads-down

Team ‘CardDrop’ Wins the Grand Prize at Startup Weekend Peel

Team Carddrop is the winner of the Peel Region’s first Startup Weekend. Hosted at Sheridan College, this was a great event full of enthusiastic entrepreneurs working away to build businesses out of thier ideas. On the evening of Sunday, Oct 21st, 11 teams presented their business pitch to a panel of 4 judges. In the end, judge and sponsor Grand… Continue reading Team ‘CardDrop’ Wins the Grand Prize at Startup Weekend Peel

The Countdown Begins: 16 days to Startup Weekend

By: Fatema Fatakdawala Many of us in the Peel Region haven’t heard of or do not fully understand what Startup Weekend is…there are probably several definitions of the event on Google or Wikipedia but my favourite description is as follows: you take a bunch of people with ideas and lock them in a room for… Continue reading The Countdown Begins: 16 days to Startup Weekend

Getting Started at Startup Weekend

By: Matthew Kert Do you have an idea but don’t know how to take that next step? Having an idea is great, but starting a business is hard, especially for young and inexperienced entrepreneurs. Just getting noticed in an already idea saturated market is key to developing and ultimately getting your project to the masses. … Continue reading Getting Started at Startup Weekend