This Wednesday, July 29, Startup Drinks will be held simultaneously in two different locations! We’ve been working behind the scenes with Canadian startup agitator David Crow to get our Toronto brethren into the Startup Drinks act. Startup Drinks Toronto makes its debut in the wake of DemoCamp and at last count there are over 180 (!) people slated to be there.
Speaking for Montreal, this drinking and networking event has become a touchstone for the tech community because of the regulars who keep the open spirit of the startup culture alive. With David’s help, I hope we can achieve this modest end in Toronto with the same “no frills” philosophy and conviviality.
I asked David – who has no lack of projects on the go, mind you – why he was getting behind yet another community building effort and he said it’s because “Startup Drinks embodies the culture needed to build strong connections between entrepreneurs. Montreal has such a fantastic startup culture, and sometimes imitation is the finest form of flattery. This is a great social event for entrepreneurs and startups to gather over a pint and share what we’ve been working on.”
If you’re a Montrealer in Toronto for DemoCamp, check it out just as our own Raymond Luk will be doing. You know the drill!
Without further ado, these are your need-to-know details:
Venue: Pogue Mahone, 777 Bay St (Cnr College St)
When: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 7pm
Venue: Brutopia, 1219 Crescent St (Sth of St-Catherine)
When: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 5:30pm
Sign up: Coming soon!
You can come by yourself, with a friend or with a posse. Everyone is welcome!
See you there,