Category Archives: Startup Drinks

Talk by Ken Seville at next StartupDrinks April 9th

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When: Wednesday April 9th, 2014 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker (2nd floor) @ 20 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

What: StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! Starting in 2014 we’re going to experiment with a featured talk by a local startup and a tighter runtime.

 

 

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Ken Seville – Founder of Democravise

 

Democravise helps users to crowdsource questions that need to be asked for stakeholder affecting decisions made by government, enterprise, and non-profits. Democravise uses proprietary software to crowdsource questions and gather stakeholder intelligence that alerts management when a decision is at risk of being derailed and the questions that need to be answered to get it back on track. Democravise offers free and paid tools. Paid tools include analytics with data points that increase or decrease buy-in. Free tools have all the buy-in power but don’t include analytics.

 

 

Rough Agenda

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Networking
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Talk by Ken Seville
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking

 

StartupDrinks this Wednesday

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When: Wednesday March 12th, 2014 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker (2nd floor) @ 20 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

What: StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! Starting in 2014 we’re going to experiment with a featured talk by a local startup and a tighter runtime.

 

 

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Jim Rudnick – Founder of FundHamOnt

 

jimrudnickJim Rudnick (@CanuckSEO) is the CEO of KKT Interactive with over 26 years experience on the web specializing in SEO, usability, ASP, .NET, JavaScript and online marketing.

Jim will be speaking about the new FundHamOnt initiative he has founded. FundHamOnt is a crowdfunding platform or portal where people who want to raise money for their #HamOnt centred startup can create fundraising Campaigns to tell their story and get the word out.
 

Rough Agenda

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Networking
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Talk by Jim Rudnick
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking

 

Don’t miss StartupDrinks this Wednesday

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When: Wednesday February 12th, 2014 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker (2nd floor) @ 20 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

What: StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! Starting in 2014 we’re going to experiment with a featured talk by a local startup and a tighter runtime.

 

 

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Alex Ross – Partner and Patent Agent at Gowlings

alexrossAlex S. Ross is a lawyer and registered Canadian patent agent. He gained valuable experience early in his career working as an in-house intellectual property lawyer at the Canadian subsidiary of a major international technology company.

His work encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, copyright, trade-marks and industrial designs.

Alex’s patent practice includes patent drafting and prosecution, preparation of patent infringement and validity opinions, and advising on patent strategy, with a focus on mechanical devices and computer and information technology. He has a particular interest in the application of copyright and trade-mark law to a number of specific fields, including computer software.

 

Rough Agenda

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Networking
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Talk by Alex Ross
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking

 

StartupDrinks returns this January 22nd with Roboteurs

StartupDrinks has been occurring for 2.5 years in its current format – a 6pm until late purely social pub night somewhere on Augusta Street (a great little group of pubs downtown). It’s been excellent in terms of allowing people to get to really know one another. But 2.5 years in, a lot of people have gotten to know each other at this point. Newcomers are still being connected at each event, but it’s not like a year or especially two years ago when everyone was a “newcomer” meeting each other for the first time. As a result it feels like a good time to try something a little different, like tightening the time of the event so people have a better idea of when to show up, and adding a talk by a local tech startup (or similar cool tech related talk) to give the event some new value.

So join us at StartupDrinks this Wednesday January 22nd from 6:30pm – 9:00pm! The event will also mark the 3-year anniversary of Software Hamilton.

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When: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker (2nd floor) @ 20 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

What: StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! Starting in 2014 we’re going to experiment with a featured talk by a local startup and a tighter runtime.

 

 

Featured Talk


Justin Policarpio and Reiner Schmidt – Roboteurs

roboteursRoboteurs, Inc. is an Ontario based company focused on the needs of education based robotics for students at all levels of learning. The company has strong relationships with its buyers to conform products to their learning needs and desires. Currently the company has in its pipeline products for high school level students, as well as advanced robotics for University and College level students, one of which specifically allows for schools to save large costs when purchasing industry robots for teaching.

Roboteurs, Inc., is proudly Canadian and looks to grow the education based robotics field in this country one robot at a time. The company is always looking for new ways to improve their products, and to teach students the exciting field of robots.

 

Rough Agenda

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Networking
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Talk by Justin Policarpio and Reiner Schmidt
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking

 

StartupDrinks Ho Ho Ho edition this Wednesday

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When: Wednesday December 11th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Winking Judge (2nd floor) @ 25 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

Join us at The Wining Judge this Wednesday for the last Startup Drinks event of the year! It’s been a banner year for the software industry in Hamilton with many new startups, more jobs created than ever before, and a host of new community initiatives as well. So take Wednesday night off to kick back, relax, and talk about startups and tech, but also to celebrate a great year!

StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly presentation-free and sponsorship-free networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! We normally meet on every 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6pm.

 

 

StartupDrinks Hamilton this Wednesday

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When: Wednesday November 13th 2013 @ 6pm until late

Where: The Winking Judge (2nd floor) @ 25 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly presentation-free and sponsorship-free networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! We normally meet on every 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6pm.

Due to its free form nature StartupDrinks is a great chance to actually get to know somebody. It’s not a business card exchange, it’s more about conversations and relationship-building. There’s been many collaborations that have come out of relationships built at StartupDrinks, sometimes months after first meeting.

 

 

I’m always blown away by how friendly people are at these things. The staff at The Winking Judge have even commented on it! So if you’re a first-timer, don’t be shy. The regulars that come out to these things are a mix of software developers, freelancers, students, startup founders, and everything in between. It’s a chance to get to have a relaxing time after work and get to know some people in the local technology and startup community. Hope to see you there on Wednesday night!

StartupDrinks this Wednesday

When: Wednesday October 9th 2013 @ 6pm until late

Where: The Winking Judge (2nd floor) @ 25 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

 

StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly presentation-free and sponsorship-free networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze!

Normally StartupDrinks has been happening on the 2nd Thursday of every month. This month Lion’s Lair is taking place that day, so it’s been pushed to Wednesday of this week. Maybe it’s time to keep it on Wednesday nights? The Winking Judge does their cheap wings that night!

StartupDrinks has been going on for the last 2 years now, and it’s a purely social pub night. Most events provide value through some specific educational content, like a series of talks or demos. StartupDrinks provides value by getting a chance to really to get know other people beyond the exchange of business cards.

So for example we’ve had people work one another on projects or as employees after connecting at StartupDrinks events. We’ve had a lot of “informal education” at these events too, as people can meet with their peers to describe specific problems they are having and get tailored responses. It’s also pretty typical to come away with some new friends at these events!

So if you’ve been thinking about coming out for awhile, make this Wednesday the day!

 

 

StartupDrinks24 this Thursday

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StartupDrinks is happening this Thursday September 12th from 6:00pm until late at The Winking Judge. The event is for anyone interested in startups and technology in the Hamilton-area. The event draws out a mix of entrepreneurs, software developers, graphic designers, lawyers, accountants and everybody in between. It’s for the startup curious as much as it is the startup veterans. There is no set agenda, it’s a relaxed social pub night where you can really get to know people over a drink.

You’re welcome to come out and meet some new people this Thursday, hope to see you there!

 

StartupDrinks this Thursday


When: Thursday August 8th 2013 @ 6pm until late

Where: The Winking Judge @ 25 Augusta Street

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StartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly presentation-free and sponsorship-free networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! We meet on every 2nd Thursday of the month @ 6pm.

StartupDrinks this Thursday night

startupdrinksStartupDrinks Hamilton is a monthly presentation-free and sponsorship-free networking event for Hamilton’s startup community to make connections over drinks and relax a little! Feel free to talk about projects, ideas, funding, technology… or just shoot the breeze! We normally meet on every 2nd Thursday of the month @ 6pm.

If you haven’t been before don’t let that stop you! The group that comes out is pretty friendly and the regulars will be sure to introduce you to others.

When: Thursday July 11th 2013 @ 6pm until late

Where: The Winking Judge (2nd floor) @ 25 Augusta Street – Hamilton, Ontario

Register: http://startupdrinkshamilton.eventbrite.com/

 

 

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