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Another Sprout Up is Coming Up!

Sprout Up is a monthly event for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to gather and mind-meld. A great chance for startups around Toronto to get friendly, discuss current trends, and network in a casual, open, and focused setting. Sprout Up events have been held in cities around the world including Toronto, Montreal, NYC and London, and regularly have over 300 attendees.

The next Sprout Up Toronto will take place Tuesday, March 20th at The Courthouse. The guest speaker will be Tony Conrad, founder of About.me and partner at True Ventures. Tony is a serial entrepreneur and investor, and is no stranger to success, having sold his first company to AOL in 2008. But it was his second business that enjoyed almost immediate success – about.me was acquired by AOL a mere four days after it launched. Tony is also an expert on Sprouter – check out his previous Q/A session.

Details…

When: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, 6pm-9pm
Where: The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide St. E (Near King Station)
Cost: $12 per ticket (roughly $10 + HST)
RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/SproutUpTO/events/53499282/ [You must RSVP, tickets do sell out and cannot be purchased at the door]
For more information contact Jon at jon[at]sprouter.com.

Schedule:
6-6:45 – registration
6:45-7:15 – startup demos
7:15-8 – guest speaker & questions
8-10 – networking

Guest Speaker

Tony Conrad, founder, About.me, partner, True Ventures

Tony founded about.me in 2010, which was acquired by AOL only four days after launching. Conrad says the success is due to equipping users with the right product. They gave profile owners a set of tools to curate and manage their identity online, and provided them with data insights. Profile visitors were shown what someone looks like, how they view themselves, and were pointed to their social services online.

His previous startup, Sphere, was founded in 2004 and acquired by AOL in 2008. Tony is also on the Board of Directors for several notable startups, including CatchFree and KISSMetrics.

Participating startups

Flixel, FansFave, and others TBA.

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