Startup Train is our annual pilgrimage to International Startup Festival in Montreal. We fill a private train car with entrepreneurs and travel together to and from the conference.

Free Tickets on Ontario @StartupTrain!

Brydon

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

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?

Brydon

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

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 […]

A Train Filled with Entrepreneurs

Brydon

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

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 […]

Hijacking the Pycon train

Chris Charles

I'm a software developer. I like to learn things. I run the ThreeFortyNine Beer Club, which is pretty fun. I recently built BeerTime, an Untappd client for the Pebble smartwatch.

In less than two weeks a bunch of Ontarians are heading to Montreal for Pycon, and they’re doing it in style. How much style, you ask? The most style. They have two dedicated train cars, one of which contains a bar. I’m not going to Pycon, but I am going to be on the train. See, Montreal’s […]

A Train Full of Software Developers

Brydon

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

While it can be fun the first few trips, travelling for business and conferences generally sucks. It’s a necessary evil in order to get yourself to an awesome conference like PyCon. We’re hoping to fix that for a small group of people heading to PyCon in Montreal this year. We’ve chartered our own VIA Rail […]

Snakes On A Train (almost) Soldout

Brydon

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

PyCon is the “largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language”. The Montreal community convinced the PyCon conference to step outside of the US for the first time in it’s history. PyCon is being hosted in Montreal Canada in 2014 and 2015. With an unique opportunity like that, we jumped at the chance to extend […]

Getting on Track with Startup Train

Startup Train was a great catalyst for the team at Vantage Analytics. We used the Train to not only connect with the broader Startup community but also to launch the first demo of our platform: a predictive analytics and data platform that helps business managers to leverage their customer and transactional data. Leading up to […]

Startup Train Wrapup

Brydon

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

With it’s second year under our belts, our Startup Train is becoming a bit like fight club in that you just don’t quite understand it until you experience it. Inspired by conversations on our train, Mira from Profit wrote about the role ego plays in startups and how to protect startup ideas. Katherine from ShopLocket summed it up well…. […]

Last Call for Startup Train!

Brydon

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

It’s last call for this year’s Ontario Startup Train, we only have a few tickets left. Only two more sleeps until we hop on our own VIA Rail cars filled with Ontario startup founders and funders. We’ll travel to International Startup Festival in Montreal where we’ll join up with over a thousand more startup junkies. […]

Startup Train Meetup (in Kitchener-Waterloo)

Brydon

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

Thanks to everyone who attended our Toronto pre Startup Train meetup last week. Thanks for our event sponsor VIA Rail who allowed us to give away a $500 travel voucher to someone in attendance that night. This week we’re hosting another pre-train meetup at McCabe’s in Kitchener-Waterloo. Please make sure to register to allow us […]