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#Startups & #Entrepreneurs, Apply to Launch @ GROW

It’s Saturday.

You’ve had your coffee.

You’re working the weekend, and you haven’t applied to Launch @ GROW.

Fix that, right now.

Here are the details:

What is Launch @ GROW

Launch Party is teaming up with Dealmaker Media to host the Opening Reception of the Grow Conference on August 17. Startups from across Canada can compete for a chance to showoff at Launch @ GROW. Only 15 startups will be chosen to showoff on August 17 and 4 lucky startups will have the opportunity to pitch live on stage at the full-day GROW Conference on August 18. To be considered, nominate your startup by June 17, 2011.

Nominate Your Startup

All you have to do is upload a short 2 minute video or photo with a description of your company to the Launch @ GROW startup competition site by June 17, 2011

Why You Shouldn’t Miss It

With over 600 attendees including top tier investors, entrepreneurs and influencers from Canada and Silicon Valley, Launch @ GROW provides you with loads of exposure and is a great platform for you to tell the world your startup story.

Awesome Line up of Judges:

Exposure to great investors, who actively invest or are looking to invest in Canada:

Boris Wertz, Dave McClure, Mike Edwards, Christiaan Vorkink, Chris Arsenault, Kent Goldman, Lars Leckie, and JS Cournoyer

Do It, Now

Contractually Interviews Anthony

We’ve been using a new contract platform called Contractually a bunch lately, and as they improve their product they asked our CEO to sit down to chat about his motivations behind Foodtree, and his experience with their product.

An excerpt:

“Food is one of those things that isn’t optional. Food is the glue of humanity. I worked in my grandfather’s garden as soon as I could walk and I grew up cooking with my grandmother. I’m not a foodie. I’ve cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants and I can make fussy food, but it’s not something that interests me. I think of food as a must-have, not a nice-to-have.” 

Click here to read more!

It’s Nice To Meet You

Welcome to foodtree!

The project that’s become foodtree has been in the works for a very long time, but we’re getting near the point at which it will be helpful to have an outlet to communicate our thoughts on the process of getting a company off the ground.  This’ll be it for the time being.

Foodtree is Anthony, Shelly, and Derek, and we’re in three different areas of the continent.  The project and company took root with Anthony in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Derek’s in Chicago, and Shelly’s in Washington DC, so our success could turn out to be a nice reflection of what’s possible these days with the help of technology.  We can shrink this world into rich, useful conversations that feel as if they’re happening in person.  The ability to collaborate across time zones is remarkable.

Stay tuned for talk of food, technology, collaboration, and business building!