Toronto AWS Start-Up Tour

Last week we gave you a heads up about the upcoming AWS Start-Up Tour. Here are a few more details about the Toronto stop.

The team from Amazon will be in town on September 15th (that’s been changed from the 16th) and our CEO and CTO will be speaking at the half-day meet and learn event showcasing companies and technologies that use AWS services.

Last year’s AWS Start-Up Tour featured AideRSS, Geezeo, Renkoo, SmugMug, Slideshare, Animoto, Ooyala and more. You can check out a number of their presentations from the 2007 tour over on slideshare.

If you are interested in attending this year’s event here in Toronto, head on over to the Start-Up Tour site to learn a bit more or register today.

Where: MaRS Discovery Centre

Who: Local CEOs, CTOs, founders of start-ups and investors

When: 2pm-5pm, followed by a networking reception

Event Schedule:

2:00-2:20    Opening Statements by Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services

2:20-3:00    AWS Presentation by Mike Culver, Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

3:15-4:05    Presentations:
Carlos Barrettara, Co-Founder, Polar Mobile
Ilya Grigorik, Co-Founder, AideRSS
Chris Thiessen, Founder, Zoomii
Leila Boujnane, Chief Executive Officer, Idee Inc. (that’s us!)
Farhan Thawar, Chief Software Architect, I Love Rewards

4:05-4:35    Q&A

4:35-5:00    Closing Statements by Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services

5:00-7:00    Cocktail/Networking Reception

If that doesn’t sound like a slam-dunk of an event for start-ups in the early stages of a project that might benefit from the AWS offerings, I don’t know what would.  See you there!

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