Articles by Brydon

About Brydon

I work on 20Skaters, Band Of Coders, ThreeFortyNine, and a few others. My vanity site is brydon.me.

Startup Train Wins $100K!

Long time no speak. We took the fall off but now that the NHL is back we figured it’s time to get back to it. I have a great story to share about this summer’s soldout Startup Train. End of day, it sums up what our train is attempting to do. Last summer, in speaking to the folks at […]

Free Tickets on Startup Train

Thanks for Shopify, we gave away two tickets on next week’s Startup Train to International Startup Festival. We ran a twitter contest to award them. After a random draw from all entrants, our winners are Susie Pan and James Mclean… I’m on @startuptrain to explore the depth of the start up ecosystem in Canada and […]

Free Tickets on Ontario @StartupTrain!

Thanks to our sponsor Shopify, we’re giving away…. Two free startup tickets on this July’s Startup Train. These tickets include your first class travel on the Startup Train to Montreal and full access to the International Startup Festival. You will only need a place to stay and a way home after the conference. We’re giving these tickets […]

Why Are You On The Startup Train?

We tried something new for last year’s Startup Train aimed at helping our passenger’s avoid the boondoggles. When you attend startup conferences, you can’t simply show up and send a report to your boss after. Unfortunately you’re on your own now and you need to decide what you’re hunting for and go find it! To that […]

We Need Your Startup Founder Questions?

For better or worse, we’re doing this Founder Interview deal tonight at DemoCampGuelph. The event starts at 6:30pm in downtown Guelph at The Ebar. We’ll have three startup founders who are at various stages of startup’iness. What do you want to ask them?? Post your questions to the twitterz today and we’ll do our best to work […]

Founder Interviews at DemoCampGuelph

At previous DemoCampGuelph events, we’ve had some awesome invited speakers. Yes, some name dropping here…Rob Hyndman, Mike Litt, Tara Hunt, Mike McDerment, Jay Goldman and many more have made the trek into the heart of Guelph to speak at our wee event. We’ve been fortunate to hear from experienced heavyweights who’ve been there, done that. Clearly […]

Get Your Demo On…In Guelph

One week from today is our 24th rendering of DemoCampGuelph. It’s cool that this event is old enough to drink but we’re creeping up on 30 now. I’m not sure how I feel about that. If you haven’t been, here are a few key points about the event…. Free to Attend It’s free and you do […]

The Rewards of Failure

Failure. It seems we talk about it more than success in the startup world. Mark Evans suggested that in “Canada, unfortunately, failure is a four-letter word”. Our fear of failing here prevents us from reaching, from leaping, from succeeding. Some other guy suggests that safety nets are for failing. The idea that allowing yourself the […]

A Train Filled with Entrepreneurs

Public tickets sales are now available for this year’s Ontario Startup Train! You can purchase your ticket here, if you don’t already have one. For the third year in a row, we’re chartering our own private VIA Rails cars to pack them with Ontario entrepreneurs, investors and other startup junkies. We’re travelling to Montreal to […]

What Your RFP Process Really Delivers

Personally I’ve had a long standing policy to not respond to unsolicited Requests For Proposals, known as RFP’s. In the early days, I couldn’t give you a sound reason for my avoidance. I’m sure my main reason was that I didn’t feel confident I could craft a worthy response to your 64 page fancy-pants RFP […]