2 Small Fish Ventures Making a BIG Impact – Eva Lau

Eva is a well respected entrepreneur-turned-investor in Canada.

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Eva is a well respected entrepreneur-turned-investor in Canada. Before starting Two Small Fish Ventures, she was Wattpad’s Head of Community and Content. She helped nurture and scale the Wattpad community from its infancy to become one of the largest online communities with tens of millions of monthly users around the world. With a sharp focus on investing companies with strong network effect as their defensibility, Eva has created the “ASSET” framework that many entrepreneurs and accelerators have adopted in their developing business strategies. Eva is regarded as an expert in this area.

Prior to Wattpad, she was Director of Product Development of Brightspark Labs, a Toronto based accelerator. During her tenure at Brightspark Labs she mentored and helped many tech startups in Toronto.

Eva currently serves as an Associate in Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management. She is also involved in many Canadian incubators and accelerators, such as University of Toronto’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery, Ryerson’s DMZ, University of Waterloo’s Velocity, and Techstars. She also serves on the board of Branksome Hall and a number of startup companies.</p>Eva has a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto and an MBA from Schulich School of Business. Her husband constantly teases her that the two degrees offset each other.

Agenda

  • 6:00 PM: Mix ‘n Mingle | Open Bar
  • 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat
  • 8:00 PM: More Minging

Speaker
Eva Lau – Two Small Fish Ventures (Managing Director and Co-founder)
Eva has extensive knowledge and experience in building Internet products and online communities. Before starting Two Small Fish Ventures, she was Wattpad’s Head of Community and Content. She helped nurture and scale the Wattpad community from its infancy to become one of the largest online communities with tens of millions of monthly users around the world. Prior to Wattpad, she was Director of Product Development of Brightspark Labs, a Toronto based accelerator.

Host
Sharn Kandola – Startup Grind Toronto – Director (MODERATOR)
Sharn Kandola is a Technology Leader with 20 years of data analysis expertise. She is currently the COO for CTO Boost and has a handful of startups under her belt. Sharn is the Director of Startup Grind Toronto, a Global organization with over 1M members and she also writes about Technology and Startups for Fortune.

Global Partner
Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com)
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

Sponsors
Aird & Berlis LLP (http://www.airdberlis.com)
Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies.

Partners
Soho Innovation Labs (https://sohoinnovation.com/)

CTO Boost (http://www.ctoboost.com)
CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity – you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry.

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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#StartupChats | What is Open Data?

Join Startup Canada and Amazon Web Services for a live #StartupChats on Twitter.

Data is valuable. There is more data online right now than ever before, about an ever-growing list of topics. Do you know how to find open data? Have you considered the benefits of making your company have open data? Let’s learn about what open data is, how it can be used to benefit your company, and if any data is really “open” data.

Join Startup Canada (@Startup_Canada) and Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) on May 24 for a live #StartupChats on Twitter. It’s hosted by Lyndon Johnson (@THINK_Lyndon), Founder of Toronto-based COMMS.BAR and we’ll be learning about open data.

How to participate in #StartupChats

#StartupChats | Tips to be a Data Protection Leader

Join Startup Canada and Amazon Web Services for a live #StartupChats on Twitter.

As more and more companies emerge as leaders of data protection, it may be time to ask if you want to be one of them. Data protection is a hot topic, and taking the lead on good data protection could be the push your company needs to gain the trust of your audience. Let’s talk about why you should care about data protection.

Join Startup Canada (@Startup_Canada) and Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) for a live #StartupChats on Twitter. It’s hosted by Lyndon Johnson (@THINK_Lyndon), Founder of Toronto based COMMS.BAR and we’ll be discussing Tips to be a Data Protection Leader.

How to participate in #StartupChats

#StartupChats | Improving Your Client Adoption

Join Startup Canada and Amazon Web Services for a live #StartupChats on Twitter.

Customers are the lifeblood of your business. In order to sell your product, pay your employees, grow, and innovate, your customers will need to come first. Find out how to engage with your early customers and what is means to truly love them.

Join Startup Canada (@Startup_Canada) and Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) on April 24th for a live #StartupChats on Twitter from 12pm–1pm ET. It’s hosted by Lyndon Johnson (@THINK_Lyndon), Founder of Toronto-based COMMS.BAR and we’ll be learning about Improving Your Client Adoption.

How to participate in #StartupChats

WordPress Toronto – North – Let’s Fix Your WordPress Site

If there’s any fixes that we can’t get to in time, we will tackle them with you 1 on 1, online or in the next meeting.

To gain priority for your fix request in the meeting, please explain your issue prior to the meeting on our Meet-up comments section below.

The closest TTC stop is North York Centre. There is ample parking just behind (west) of the North York Civic Centre on Beecroft Road.

Participating before the meetup by submitting your question with your URL in the Comment section will allow us to offer immediate advice and get your question PRIORITIZED at the meetup. Please be clear, concise and include your website and all relevant links. Let us know what steps you've taken to try to fix your problem and where you're stuck.

The rest of the group will have a chance to get their fixes addressed at the meeting in an order determined by our facilitators. If there's any fixes that we can't get to in time, we will tackle them with you 1 on 1, online or in the next meeting.

Bookmark https://wptoronto.com/ where you'll find the recaps from all the Toronto WordPress Meet-ups.

A few tips for meetup attendees. Say these to yourself before you attend:

“I will always greet you so you know you’re in the right place.”

“I will not condescend to you when I’m explaining things.”

“I will make room for vulnerability; admitting you don’t know something is hard.”

“I will make sure you’re invited to the table.”

“I will shed light, not heat.” from https://josepha.blog/2018/11/20/making-the-most-of-your-wordpress-meetup-experience/

Comments from our attendees:

“Thanks, Alex and company for a great session. It was helpful to get some answers and see what other WPers are facing.” Tim H.

“Thanks for your help at the Meetup! This is the first one I’ve been to that is so genuinely focused on helping people solve the challenges they are having with their site. Everyone got a chance to share what they wanted fixed and Alex and other people helped solve the issues. It was good to see all the brainstorming and the solutions! I would highly recommend going to this Meetup.” Heather M.

“Great to see practically all members contributing to solve problems. Perhaps one day soon, this newbie will have something constructive to contribute as well.” Heinrich D.

Overview of WP Toronto

WordPress Toronto – North Edition is just one group within the WPTO community. Check out the WPToronto Meetup group for details on all the local WP Meetups. (www.meetup.com/WPToronto)

Join our volunteer mailing list: https://tinyletter.com/WPToronto

Join our Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/wptoronto/

NOTE: All meetup participants, including organizers, are expected to follow our group guidelines and code of conduct. Learn more @ https://wptoronto.com/conduct/

Tranquil Thursday Meditation

The focus of the workshop will be on meditation and the benefits that are achieved through mediation.

The focus of the workshop will be on meditation and the benefits that are achieved through mediation i.e. manage stress, anxiety, help with depression, managing emotions, calm the mind etc. Participants will be encouraged to talk about their experiences and will be encouraged to continue the breathing and meditation everyday at home. The aim of the workshop is to let people know that there are do at home strategies that they can use when they are feeling stressed, frustrated, unhappy and how they can using the breathing and meditation techniques to turn their emotions around and lead a happy, enthusiastic and energized life.

The Intersection of Data Science & Healthcare @ Klick Health

Join us for talks focusing on the application of data science to health data.

Happy Spring, everyone! TWDG is happy to announce that our May event will be hosted by Klick Health. Join us for talks focusing on the application of data science to health data.

At this event, you'll hear how to deal with missing data in time series data when predicting blood glucose levels in patients with Type I diabetes and how natural language processing (NLP) can be used to extract meaningful information from clinical notes. Come join us to learn more from these accomplished women in data science!

ABOUT Klick Health

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent, full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. Klick has been named Agency of the Year six times over the last seven years by the industry’s leading publications and was recognized by the 2018 Cannes Lions Health Awards for its client campaigns. Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity, and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome.

TOPICS
Predicting Blood Glucose Levels of Type 1 Diabetes Patients: Experiments in Data Imputation
– Clare is a data scientist at Klick Health, where she focuses on identifying digital biomarkers for diagnosis, risk assessment of diseases and prevention of health problems. She was previously involved in working on the systems biology of cancer and the development of computational pipeline to identify key genomic and clinical signatures for cancer treatment. She holds a Ph.D degree in bioinformatics and systems biology.

Extracting Medical Information from Clinical Notes
– Lediona Nishani, PhD, is an accomplished data scientist at Klick Health with a bold vision of how AI and machine learning algorithms can positively impact a growing number of industries, particularly in health care. With research experience spanning both the academic and industrial spheres, at Klick, Dr Nishani’s work is focused primarily on Information Extraction in clinical domain; leveraging NLP techniques to extract useful information from clinical text. She has developed Information Retrieval engines that will help clinicians sift through biomedical research articles to find relevant treatment for patients’ cases.

AGENDA

  • 6:00pm to 6:30pm – Networking
  • 6:30pm to 7:15 – Presentations
  • 7:15 to 7:30pm – Q&A
  • 7:30pm to 8:00pm – Networking

Sunday: Drink Coffee and Write Code

COFFEE & CODE!!!!

COFFEE & CODE!!!!

Sunday! Sunday!! Sunday!!!

Veterans of the group know what's-what. However, if you're new, follow these simple rules:

1) Show up at ANY time between 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM and for ANY length of time.

No pressure to have to arrive at a specific time or stay until the end.  If you're a keener, you can even show up earlier and stay later; it's totally up to you!

2) Bring a project!

It can be a game, a website, or a learning resource you're using to learn how to code.  All levels of expertise are welcome and I strongly encourage you to ask questions, exchange ideas, debate coding practices, or whatever tickles your fancy.  Come ready to chat or come with headphones so you can concentrate 😉

3) Keep it casual.

We're meeting up so can meet fellow coders and have fun coding in a group (because, let's face it, coding by yourself isn't always fun).

Hope to see you all there! Happy Coding 🙂

Note: The wifi network is lattenetwork and the password is `[masked]`