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So you think you’re a Guitar Hero?

Posted: June 19th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »

Tech Capital Partners in Waterloo is giving you a chance to prove it, on June 24th. From their blog, where you’ll find full details:

Tech Capital is searching for the Ultimate Tech Guitar Hero. Is it you? Is it somebody you work with?

Show us your stuff at the 1st ever Tech “Guitar Hero” Competition, or simply join us for an evening of techraderie… A great opportunity to meet your peers and the founders of Waterloo Region’s most exciting and innovative, venture capital funded, technology companies.

(June 2008) Design Garage

Posted: June 16th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Events | 1 Comment »

Thursday June 19, 2008
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Accelerator Centre
Main floor networking area (aka kitchen!)
295 Hagey Blvd., Waterloo

Event description

In this, our last get-together of the 2007-2008 season, we’re wrapping up with an interactive, entertaining, and (gasp!) even educational event. Working together in small groups, we’ll tackle two design challenges: one at a strategic level, designing the concept for a product or business idea; and one at a tactical level, designing the form and behavior of a concrete product.

We’ll have some fun with this, as the design challenges will be quite unlike anything we face in day-to-day work (they’re remaining a secret until the 19th, so nobody gets a head-start!). At the end of each challenge, we’ll present our solutions to each other for a brief critique — and in the process will learn some new ideas about how to tackle design problems, even the ones we do face day-to-day.

Everyone is welcome to participate! Please don’t feel you need to be a superstar designer — or for that matter, a designer at all. With only 20 minutes for each design challenge, all you’ll need is some imagination, a willingness to encourage each other’s ideas, and a desire to learn and have fun.


RSVP is optional, but if you know you’ll be attending, please fire us an email. It’s helpful to know approximately how many people to expect. Feel free to invite anyone you know who might be interested.

(Note: No need to RSVP again if you’re a Communitech member and have already done so via Wanda Eby.)