Archive for April, 2008

Ottawa VC Roundtable Recap

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Rick Segal of JLA Ventures was in town today, along with Scott Pelton of GrowthWorks Capital, for the Ottawa VC Roundtable session. Overall, it was a very informative session. The mystery surrounding why they pick certain companies to invest in has been lifted for me. Rick is ...

A homework-inspired tip for building knowledge management portals

Friday, April 4th, 2008

I'm reading Alfie Kohn's book called The Homework Myth. It triggers to me to think that many corporate knowledge management portals fails because it evolves into a type of mandatory "homework" for the participants. Kohn suggests that "... homework... should be designed to promote two things: high-quality learning and the ...

Not quite photo-blogging at events yet…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Since my attendance at various *camps in the Ottawa area last year, I really enjoy meeting the various entrepreneurs and developers at these events. They are a great resource for people in technology. Part of the purpose for this blog is to share my experiences at these events. One ...

A contact for IRAP research grant

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Bob Reichert from the NRC (National Research Council) announced in DemoCamp Ottawa 8 that, if your startup is seeking research grants and/or general questions regarding IRAP, you can contact him at 613.993.7890 or Bob.Reichert at

Some Ottawa startups are hiring

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

These companies has announced at DemoCamp Ottawa 8 on Monday that they are looking for staff, software developers and others, to join their team: Thornley Fallis / 76 Design Real Decoy FavQuest (part-time, sweat-equity? for now)

My recap of Ottawa DemoCamp 8

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The latest DemoCamp a couple of nights ago was interesting. A few observations: no dominant technology platform used across the board (, java , php, etc.) product maturity ranges from fairly polished commercial (DevShop) to various stages of "beta" (FavQuest, FriendsRoll) a professional emcee (David Schellenberg of LiVE 88.5) really helps makes ...