mesh, Canada’s premier digital conference, is offering a “hosted startup program” to help entrepreneurs leading their own online businesses to access the people and resources at mesh12 in Toronto on May 23-24.
The “scholarships,” which are underwritten by Ernst & Young and Microsoft, give hosted entrepreneurs a complimentary registration to the conference (avoiding the $675 fee), and include access to the conference sessions and related activities. In exchange for the scholarship, hosted start-ups agree to set aside three 15-minute schedule slots for meetings with mesh program partners.
IT in Canada is a strong supporter of mesh, which has proven through the years to be the most effective venue for connecting Toronto’s digital community. This year’s schedule
continues the mesh trend of bringing together top-notch speakers and compelling topics; highlights include talks from The Cluetrain Manifesto co-author David Weinberger (“The Need for Networked Knowledge), workshops on content marketing and app design, sessions dedicated to data location and web openness (featuring RSS and blog pioneer David Winer), web privacy and identity (featuring Michael Geist and Rebecca McKinnon), information management, the social impact of the web - and “tales from the trenches – stories from start-ups,” which will likely resonate with nearly everyone who considers mesh a “must go” event.
More information about the Hosted Startup Program scholarships can be found here
. If you are a digital entrepreneur or thinking of making the leap into the digital econoomyn, IT in Canada encourages you to attend mesh12 – it provides a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from your peers and the broader community.