September 9, 2010

How Start-ups Will Save Canada!
Guest: Jevon MacDonald 

Thursday, September 9, 2010
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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TecSocial is back for another season and although we're waiting until after Labour Day to get rolling, we think it will be worth the wait!  We'll start this season's programming with Innovaocrp's Entrepreneur in Residence, Jevon MacDonald.  Jevon has a passion for entrepreneurship and technology start-ups in particular.

He has spent the last decade building high-technology businesses.  Most recently he was a senior partner at Dachis Group, based out of Austin Texas.  He joined Dachis Group through the acquisition of his previous start-up, Firestoker.com.  He is the co-founder of, and regular writer for, Startupnorth.ca, the leading voice of the start-up community in Canada.  He is also co-founder of StartupIndex.ca, a database of Canadian start-ups and funders.

Born and raised in PEI, Jevon began his career there, co-founding Silverorange.com.  Over the years he's been active in multiple start-ups at various stages of growth and is an active angel investor, providing captial for start-up companies.

While with Innovacorp, Jevon will provide business development support and advice to Innovacorp's high potential clients and help evaluate emerging business ventures.  Through this work, he will identify his next business opportunity, whether he builds it himself or joins and existing start-up.

Some additional details on his background are available on the Innovacorp Website; you can also follow Jevon on Twitter @Jevon.

Appetizers and door prizes (limited quantity) will be provided compliments of Innovacorp.  Cash bar is available.
 
TecSocial is free and welcomes anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology.