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VentureBeat and DEMO head to Canada — calling all Vancouver startups!

If you’re a technology entrepreneur or professional in the Vancouver area, please join us for a cocktail meetup at George Lounge in downtown Vancouver.

The meetup takes place on Thursday, December 2 from 6-8pm. The first 50 drinks are on VentureBeat and DEMO, which is the conference we co-produce every six months that showcases awesome emerging tech products. The address is 1137 Hamilton Street. Please register here if you’d like to come.

This is my first time hitting Canadian soil, so I’m jazzed. As VentureBeat begins to expand its coverage of tech companies globally, it’s about time we made it up to Canada.

Separately, prior to the meetup, I’m taking meetings with up to six entrepreneurs who are contemplating launching technology products soon (they may be eyeing the upcoming DEMO event February 27 – March 1 in Palm Desert, or possibly DEMO in fall 2011). The meetings will be held at The Westin Grand hotel downtown, and I’ll be providing feedback on the ideas. If you’d like to attend one of these meetings, please fill out this form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a time to meet.

Sutus is a Vancouver-area company that launched at DEMO last year, and raved about the press coverage it got.

This is part of my ongoing quest to find the best companies from around the world to launch at DEMO, an event where we select 60 or so finalists to demo their product to the world’s leading technology press corps. DEMO is where everyone from Netscape, to E-Trade, Boingo, Palm, Symantec, Salesforce.com, and VMWare have launched over the years. Aside from the press, DEMO is also attended by leading venture capitalists as well as corporate and business-development execs. It’s an awesome event for getting unprecedented publicity and for striking deals.

We also have meetings coming up in Seattle on Tuesday, Nov. 30, and at Sequoia Capital on December 7.

Looking forward to coming to Canada, and seeing some of you there!


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