DemoCamp

DemoCamp with Bob Young this Thursday

When: Thursday June 16th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: McMaster Innovation Park @ 175 Longwood Road South

 

Keynote Speaker


Bob Young

Bob Young, a Hamilton native and successful technology entrepreneur, is the founder of Vernon Computer Rentals, Red Hat Inc, and Lulu Press Inc., among others. A recent start-up, Lulu Press Inc, www.lulu.com, is an online print-on-demand, self-publishing and distribution platform based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. The company continues to create new and exciting ways of delivering more knowledge at lower cost to the global education oriented consumer.

In 1994, his work on open source software led to his co-founding of Red Hat Inc, now a NYSE traded company. As Co-founder and formerly CEO and Chairman of Red Hat from 1993-2000, Young was responsible for the early success of the business. Red Hat is credited with driving the global, industry-wide adoption of open source development practices. Young‚Äôs efforts developing Red Hat into a household name have won him prestigious honors such as Business Week Magazine’s “Top Entrepreneurs” in 1999.

Among his philanthropic projects: in 1999, he founded The Center for the Public Domain. More recently he and his wife are supporters of the Loran Scholarship Awards, www.loranscholar.ca. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of The Dictionary Of Old English project, www.doe.utoronto.ca.

Bob was introduced as the new owner and Caretaker of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club by the Canadian Football League on October 7, 2003. Of Young’s many accomplishments with the Tiger-Cats, the most significant was helping broker a deal for a new permanent home for the team. The success of that project resulted in the doors opening on the newly constructed Tim Hortons Field in September 2014.

 

 

Partners


 

 

                    
 

 

 

 

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Demos


 

Demo 1

Digital Diatom will be presenting their first public demo of Emergence.  Emergence is an interactive evolution sandbox, high in both media and science content.  Powered by state of the art genetics and environmental simulations, emergence provides users with a dynamic living world that they may directly manipulate, to influence the evolution of 100,000s of organisms.

 

Demo 2

Everyone dies, but the sad truth is that not everyone lives… BuckitLife was born from this understanding, and from it we drive our motivation to inspire the world to achieve their wildest dreams, and help them do so. BuckitLife is an online platform that makes it easy, fast, and fun to discover new adventures, create your bucket list, purchase adventures, and live your life to the fullest!

 

Demo 3

Br√ľha is the new platform connecting you to the local events and venues in your area. ¬†Whether you are a tourist or a local resident, Br√ľha offers a fast and easy way to find out what‚Äôs going on in any town, city or region.

 

Demo 4

Tasytt invites you to meet Obie, the _first_ e-learning bot. Obie lives in Slack where he answers new hire questions, adds to your company knowledge base and deploys ‚Äúflows‚ÄĚ. Flows are kinda like drip-campaigns for learning. They can be used for new hire tasks, or to teach new processes and assign refreshers and reading lists.

 

Demo 5

Better Impact creates volunteer management software to help leaders of volunteers be as efficient as possible.

 

ProfanityFilters demo video

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ProfanityFilters (@FilterProfanity) demo’d at DemoCampHamilton24 last month and have posted a video of their demo on their Facebook page – check it out below!

 

 

Full DemoCamp24 demo line-up announced

Art Gallery of Hamilton

 

The full line-up for next week’s DemoCamp has been announced – get your ticket today!


 

When: Wednesday March 30th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

Demos


 

Demo 1

Natalie Perna and Helen Brown will demo “Cupful”, an iOS app for potential customers to find local coffee shops and restaurants, as well as make orders and payments. While several larger chains already have something similar, the pair designed the app with smaller businesses in mind.

 

Demo 2

Chipsetter (@chipsetter) is a Hamilton hardware startup developing a robot that brings the automation capabilities of an electronics factory to the desktops of developers everywhere.  Chipsetter will demonstrate the hardware and software of the Mark I Pick and Place machine by assembling a circuit board from start to finish during the allotted time. Chipsetter will be giving away the circuit board to a randomly drawn member of the audience.

 

Demo 3

SHG Studios will be discussing their latest free to play mobile game for Android – Wasteland Heroes. ¬†A ‚ÄėHero-Centric‚Äô role playing game where players build a team of Heroes to play through a series of missions in a futuristic dystopian world.

 

Demo 4

WebSRED software-as-a-service to automate R&D tax credit capture and reporting.

 

Demo 5

Bret Measor (@bretmeasor), CEO of Hard-Circle (@hardcircle), will be on hand to present a brand new micro mobile game, Billions of Cats, where players can adopt their own cat and provide it all the love, affection and toys that one could any real cat. As well, Bret will discuss Billions of Cats’ development, talk a bit about the trials of developing game material without investor support and answer any questions you have for him about the project, life working in both independent and corporate environments or anything else that strikes your fancy.

 

Demo 6

Datachili is an intelligent and collaborative data preparation platform for groups of users who want to remove errors from their datasets, format their datasets or combine various datasets. We’re part of the next 36, a leading accelerator based in Toronto, and we’re excited to share our platform with you!

 

Demo 7

My eLane is new mobile ordering app that asks the question, why wait for customer’s to arrive before taking care of them when you can anticipate them and meet them as they arrive with whatever it is they are looking for? Focused on eliminating wait times at quick serve/fast food restaurants and making on command grocery fulfillment possible, my elane is a patented system that allows a merchant of any kind to anticipate your precise arrival and prepare in advance.

 

Demo 8

ProfanityFilters – currently a Chrome extension that mutes out all profanity from online videos (Netflix & YouTube support only for now).

 

Demo 9

Roojet.com Рwe have a pricing optimization engine for ecommerce stores. Roojet users can attach their Shopify store to our platform where we will analyze their historical data and then feed that data into our optimization engine. The result is better pricing, more sales and more profits for the store owner.

 

Demo 10

First place winner at the Deltahacks 2 hackathon – Mushfiqur Rahman, Hassan Muhammad, and Stephen Murray worked alongside a McMaster orthopediatrician to design a web-app that uses x-ray images to diagnose femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) through image-recognition algorithms. FAI is a very recently described disorder that has been increasingly diagnosed in young patients. Their project was not only challenging and well-executed, but also addresses a technical need of real physicians while remaining both cost-effective and feasible.

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Partners


 

 

                    
 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton
As well as FluidMedia and WebSRED!
      
 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

DemoCamp24 – four more demos announced!

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When: Wednesday March 30th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

Demos


 

Demo 1

Natalie Perna and Helen Brown will demo “Cupful”, an iOS app for potential customers to find local coffee shops and restaurants, as well as make orders and payments. While several larger chains already have something similar, the pair designed the app with smaller businesses in mind.

 

Demo 2

Chipsetter (@chipsetter) is a Hamilton hardware startup developing a robot that brings the automation capabilities of an electronics factory to the desktops of developers everywhere.  Chipsetter will demonstrate the hardware and software of the Mark I Pick and Place machine by assembling a circuit board from start to finish during the allotted time. Chipsetter will be giving away the circuit board to a randomly drawn member of the audience.

 

Demo 3

SHG Studios will be discussing their latest free to play mobile game for Android – Wasteland Heroes. ¬†A ‚ÄėHero-Centric‚Äô role playing game where players build a team of Heroes to play through a series of missions in a futuristic dystopian world.

 

Demo 4

WebSRED software-as-a-service to automate R&D tax credit capture and reporting.

 

Demo 5

Bret Measor (@bretmeasor), CEO of Hard-Circle (@hardcircle), will be on hand to present a brand new micro mobile game, Billions of Cats, where players can adopt their own cat and provide it all the love, affection and toys that one could any real cat. As well, Bret will discuss Billions of Cats’ development, talk a bit about the trials of developing game material without investor support and answer any questions you have for him about the project, life working in both independent and corporate environments or anything else that strikes your fancy.

 

Demo 6

Datachili is an intelligent and collaborative data preparation platform for groups of users who want to remove errors from their datasets, format their datasets or combine various datasets. We’re part of the next 36, a leading accelerator based in Toronto, and we’re excited to share our platform with you!

 

Demo 7

My eLane is new mobile ordering app that asks the question, why wait for customer’s to arrive before taking care of them when you can anticipate them and meet them as they arrive with whatever it is they are looking for? Focused on eliminating wait times at quick serve/fast food restaurants and making on command grocery fulfillment possible, my elane is a patented system that allows a merchant of any kind to anticipate your precise arrival and prepare in advance.

 

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Partners


                    
 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton

As well as FluidMedia and WebSRED!

      

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

DemoCamp24 announced for March 30th at The AGH

DemoCamp is back in 2016!

Check out the first 3 demos announced below – awesome Forge hardware startup Chipsetter, the newest game from SHG Studios, and a new SaaS app by FluidMedia!

 

When: Wednesday March 30th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

Demos


 

Demo 1

Chipsetter (@chipsetter) is a Hamilton hardware startup developing a robot that brings the automation capabilities of an electronics factory to the desktops of developers everywhere.  Chipsetter will demonstrate the hardware and software of the Mark I Pick and Place machine by assembling a circuit board from start to finish during the allotted time. Chipsetter will be giving away the circuit board to a randomly drawn member of the audience.

 

Demo 2 

SHG Studios will be discussing their latest free to play mobile game for Android – Wasteland Heroes. ¬†A ‚ÄėHero-Centric‚Äô role playing game where players build a team of Heroes to play through a series of missions in a futuristic dystopian world.

 

Demo 3 

WebSRED software-as-a-service to automate R&D tax credit capture and reporting.

 

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Partners


 

                    
 

       
 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton                   
 

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Full DemoCamp23 line-up announced

DemoCampHamilton23


 

When: Tuesday December 8th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
Nix is a breakthrough smartphone accessory. Just scan an object and instantly view the color on your iPhone, Android, PC, or Mac, like the Photoshop eyedropper in real life!

 

Demo 2
Planetary Prospectors: A.R.M. is an open world, near infinite procedurally generated multi-verse, episodic non-linear story-lines mixed with a Psychological Survival Horror, where the player must escape from being a slave miner aboard a Mining Barge that has be taken over by a hostile advanced alien A.I. Pilot a Mining Repair Rescue mech with HOTAS and VR HMD support, in simulated Newtonian physics to experience true zero gravity mining and exploration. Prospect, Mine, Survive…Escape!

 

Demo 3
David Carter of Innovation Factory will demo an app that connects startup ecosystem members based on the services they require and/or provide based on a swipe-left, swipe-right interface.

 

Demo 4
Joe Crozier and Niko Savas placed in the top 8 teams at YHack (the Yale Hackathon), winning $750 for “crAIg”, an AI that teaches itself how to play Super Mario Bros. for the NES! crAIg uses genetic algorithms to “breed” itself for success, much like species evolve in nature. Through repeated trial and error, crAIg is able to teach itself to progress further and further in the game. The program starts with 0 knowledge of how the game works or what its purpose is, everything it knows it must teach itself.

 

Demo 5
ecoRIDES is a conscious movement of ZERO EMISSIONS advocates providing economical and eco-friendly automotive transportation solutions. We connect eco RIDERS directly with eco-DRIVERS to manage all reservation logistics from quotation, dispatch, on board service to check-out.

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Keynote Speaker


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Tom Walsham – Director of Product Development at The Working Group

 

Tom Walsham is an experienced product manager, marketing engineer, and analytics grand-master. He is Director of Product at The Working Group (TWG), Chief Email Herder for PostageApp, and mentor with Startup Next, the global pre-accelerator program powered by Google. Tom was also the Lead Mentor for LEANARTS: A five week program teaching indie performing arts organizations how to behave like tech startups produced by TWG, and is an advisor at the DMZ.

Tom specializes in driving product development decisions through the lens of user analytics. With PostageApp he has helped clients send millions of emails and has evolved the service from a basic email management tool into a complete solution for companies wanting to design, deliver, and analyze email. With TWG, he can be found bringing his product experience to bear on a range of software solutions and is currently doing customer development with businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. True story.

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton                   

 

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

DemoCamp23 first three demos announced

When: Tuesday December 8th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
Nix is a breakthrough smartphone accessory. Just scan an object and instantly view the color on your iPhone, Android, PC, or Mac, like the Photoshop eyedropper in real life!

 

Demo 2
Planetary Prospectors: A.R.M. is an open world, near infinite procedurally generated multi-verse, episodic non-linear story-lines mixed with a Psychological Survival Horror, where the player must escape from being a slave miner aboard a Mining Barge that has be taken over by a hostile advanced alien A.I. Pilot a Mining Repair Rescue mech with HOTAS and VR HMD support, in simulated Newtonian physics to experience true zero gravity mining and exploration. Prospect, Mine, Survive…Escape!

 

Demo 3
David Carter of Innovation Factory will demo an app that connects startup ecosystem members based on the services they require and/or provide based on a swipe-left, swipe-right interface.

 

More demos will be announced soon! Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Keynote Speaker


tomsh


Tom Walsham – Director of Product Development at The Working Group

 

Tom Walsham is an experienced product manager, marketing engineer, and analytics grand-master. He is Director of Product at The Working Group (TWG), Chief Email Herder for PostageApp, and mentor with Startup Next, the global pre-accelerator program powered by Google. Tom was also the Lead Mentor for LEANARTS: A five week program teaching indie performing arts organizations how to behave like tech startups produced by TWG, and is an advisor at the DMZ.

Tom specializes in driving product development decisions through the lens of user analytics. With PostageApp he has helped clients send millions of emails and has evolved the service from a basic email management tool into a complete solution for companies wanting to design, deliver, and analyze email. With TWG, he can be found bringing his product experience to bear on a range of software solutions and is currently doing customer development with businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. True story.

 

Sponsors


 

          

 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton                   

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

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DemoCamp23 with Tom Walsham on December 8th

 

When: Tuesday December 8th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Keynote Speaker


tomsh


Tom Walsham – Director of Product Development at The Working Group

 

Tom Walsham is an experienced product manager, marketing engineer, and analytics grand-master. He is Director of Product at The Working Group (TWG), Chief Email Herder for PostageApp, and mentor with Startup Next, the global pre-accelerator program powered by Google. Tom was also the Lead Mentor for LEANARTS: A five week program teaching indie performing arts organizations how to behave like tech startups produced by TWG, and is an advisor at the DMZ.

Tom specializes in driving product development decisions through the lens of user analytics. With PostageApp he has helped clients send millions of emails and has evolved the service from a basic email management tool into a complete solution for companies wanting to design, deliver, and analyze email. With TWG, he can be found bringing his product experience to bear on a range of software solutions and is currently doing customer development with businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. True story.

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton                   

 

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Demos


 

Demos will be announced soon!

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

DemoCamp22: first three demos announced

When: Wednesday October 7th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
Trebble is web and mobile platform for sharing and listening to music. The platform allows users to listen to music by tuning in to trebbles. Trebbles are similar to playlists: trebble owners can add any song from a 30-million songs catalog to their trebble and optionally give it a ‚Äúgrading‚ÄĚ. Songs added to a trebble will play according to their given grade, their popularity and trendiness, and will match each individual listeners. The platform gives the power to Djs, music bloggers, artists and any music lovers to have a single destination where people around the world can tune in on tap and listen to music recommended by them at any time.

 

Demo 2
We will be demo’ing our web app for buying and selling home-cooked meals. The one liner is “Greenplate.co is an online marketplace of home-cooked meals”.

 

Demo 3
Project-1 offers data-driven solutions that help athletes, coaches and teams gain better insights into the game. Project-1 will demo Advanced Digital Performance Solution (ADPS), a fully automated, wearable system that isn’t intrusive to the equipment, game or athlete. Our high speed technology (ADPS) enables a rapid frame-rate that captures more data per second to capture fine movements and improve training assessment. Our software package also provides clients with the most commonly used tables, graphs and alerts to ensure performance tracking in a team environment is done in an easily digestible format.

 

…more demos to be announced next week!

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Keynote Speaker


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Kirk Simpson – Co-founder and CEO of Wave

 

Kirk (@tksimpson) launched Wave in November 2010 with co-founder James Lochrie, and as CEO has since led the company to becoming one of Canada’s most significant startups, with recognition from Deloitte, CIX, TechCrunch, Techvibes and many more. Under Kirk’s leadership, Wave has reached more than 1.3 million registered users, raised over $35 million in venture funding from top VCs in Silicon Valley, Boston and Toronto, and grown to a company of 70 team members. As a previous entrepreneur, Kirk had experienced the pain of back-office tasks like accounting, which he set to solving by creating Wave. Kirk’s earlier ventures, both in online technologies, include a pre-YouTube streaming video service for high-end adventure events around the world, and an online community for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, which he sold to an outdoors magazine in 2010.

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton                   

 

 

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DemoCamp on October 7th with Wave CEO Kirk Simpson

When: Wednesday October 7th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Keynote Speaker


kirk


Kirk Simpson – Co-founder and CEO of Wave

 

Kirk (@tksimpson) launched Wave in November 2010 with co-founder James Lochrie, and as CEO has since led the company to becoming one of Canada’s most significant startups, with recognition from Deloitte, CIX, TechCrunch, Techvibes and many more. Under Kirk’s leadership, Wave has reached more than 1.3 million registered users, raised over $35 million in venture funding from top VCs in Silicon Valley, Boston and Toronto, and grown to a company of 70 team members. As a previous entrepreneur, Kirk had experienced the pain of back-office tasks like accounting, which he set to solving by creating Wave. Kirk’s earlier ventures, both in online technologies, include a pre-YouTube streaming video service for high-end adventure events around the world, and an online community for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, which he sold to an outdoors magazine in 2010.

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

       Art Gallery of Hamilton                   

 

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Demos


 

TBA.

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!