mesh Conference dates, meshU, and Tripharbour about to set sail

January 21, 2008


Logo for mesh conferenceToronto’s mesh conference is going into its third year, and today the dates were announced: May 20–22, 2008.

For those keeping track at home the event is now three days in length. The additional day should be of note to Fresh Thinking readers. In Mathew Ingram’s writeup, he described May 20 as meshU and said:

What we have in mind is a one-day event — which we’re tentatively calling meshU — that will be filled with small, focused workshops by those who have earned their stripes in the startup game; people who can talk knowledgeably about everything from interface design to using Amazon’s S3 distributed server network.

The team here at FreshBooks is going to be heavily involved in selecting and recruiting the content, and while I cannot comment on the specifics, I can tell you we’re aiming to make the speakers a great mix of imported rock stars and showcased local talent.

On a related note my good friend Stuart MacDonald finally pulled back the curtain on his latest startup — Tripharbour. Stuart is the founder of Expedia Canada, former CMO of Expedia.com and probably the business person I have learned the most from over the last 24 months. Trip Harbour is the place to go if you are looking to book a cruise and I’m betting this venture is going to be a great success and another win for Canada’s technology community.


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Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.