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February 21, 2008


Great idea, and although I'm no longer a VC, I'm happy to help out in Vancouver. As a "reformed" VC I'm either much more, or much less, credible than I used to be. Let me know if you need anything.

This is a great idea Rick, as I was just gchatting to, um jevon,

"...this is good his idea. I saw [Rick] and Suzie give a really good break down on WTF term sheets are, the terms and how they work etc. at one of the those BoT breakfasts this stuff is like gold for young entrepreneurs or engineers, who would have no way of knowing this stuff. The expectation is, you are just supposed to learn it the hard way"

The startup community appreciates all your reaching-out work Rick!

Darn, wish I lived in Canada! Came across your blog Rick - lots of very, very useful information and insight into the VC world - an excellent job old friend!!

Blast from the past - do you know where I can get a copy of XTree Tools for Networks? Love to chat sometime - drop me an email.


i think this is a great idea.

if you can make it to montreal, ping me, we will setup something.

Great idea, Toronto Tech Week ( would definitely support this!


Count me in as another supporter for a Montreal event, will do what we can to make this happen (and with Heri and a few other locals, it's a sure bet).

Hi Rick,

If you're coming to Vancouver I'd love to help organize this, as there are many people from the Vancouver Ruby/Rails Meetup group ( which I organize who are either founding startups [myself included] or considering doing so. Please feel free to email me...


Great idea Rick, looking forward to seeing this come true! If you ever want to do something in the Waterloo region (probably don't need Air Canada for this one), you know who to call on!

Hey Rick,

Set up a Facebook group for this kind of event, easy to promote and send invites. Let me know if you need a hand.


I'd be happy to play Vancouver VC hostess! There are loads of others here who I'm sure would be happy to get involved too. Just let me know what you need.

Rick —

This is a great idea and a fantastic way to reach out to the startup community and to help us understand the funding process. Let me know how I can help!

Finally! A conference that focuses on biz, rather than "cool". I was starting to feel like any conversations about money were taboo.

If you need a sponsor in Toronto, give me a buzz.


Great idea... let me know if I can help.


Terrific! How can I help?

Great idea Rick. I'd be happy to offer my Boardroom for the Ottawa event - and to support you in the organization as well.

I believe Air Canada files to Kelowna... We could set something up here in the Okanagan Valley.

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