Articles by Brydon

About Brydon

I work on 20Skaters, ThreeFortyNine, Ontario Startup Train and a few others. My vanity site is

Pitch On Main Stage at Startup Festival!

Mark your calendars for the evening of June 9th and plan to join us in Toronto. We’re working with the folks at The DMZ to host a pre Ontario Startup Train event. You can register for the event here, more details are coming soon as we plan the evening…. Who should attend? If you’re curious […]

A Train Full of Startups, Year 4!

Tickets are now on sale for our 4th instance of the Ontario Startup Train. What’s a Startup Train? Basically we charter our own private train cars with VIA, including our own bar car. We fill them with 120+ startups, funders and entrepreneurs. After enjoying a first class meal service, we break into some one on one […]

DemoCampGuelph Weathers Storm

Last night we hosted our 25th DemoCampGuelph event here in Guelph. The weather did it’s best to slow us down but we still ended up with a full house. Our invited speaker Ben Yoskovitz didn’t fair as well. After starting the drive from Toronto, he quickly made the right decision to turn back. We’ll get […]

Guelph Tech Show and Tell Event

We’re hosting our 25th DemoCampGuelph next week. For those unfamiliar, it’s a highly social event where about six folks from our community will have the opportunity to demo some technology to the crowd. It may be something they’re working on or just a cool project they want to share. It’s a very casual event that […]

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 […]