In today’s startup new: Mistakes happen and when they do you’ll probably find out about then at Mistakeville, The Startup Festival in Montreal releases its roster of speakers, and OpenEra is the winner of this year’s Canada 3.0 Road to Banff competition.
Nobody’s perfect. Everybody makes mistakes. And Toronto’s Mistakeville is using content curation and social media to collect slip-ups to build a “how-not-to” site where people care share and learn from each other’s blunders.
“We believe sharing mistakes helps both ourselves and others. Sharing a mistake is the single most powerful thing you can do to learn and grow from your mistake. Sharing a mistake is like giving a gift of learning,” according to the site created by Dimitris Sotirakopoulos and Michael Kahn. Here’s their most current list of 10 Best Mistakes.
Road to Banff
OpenEra is this year’s winner of the Canada 3.0 Road to Banff Venture Forum Pitch Off. OpenEra is a cross-cloud content management system. It bridges different cloud and enterprise-based networks such as Dropbox, Basecamp, Microsoft Exchange, SugarSync, Evernote and others. OpenEra then lets users share their content via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Second place winner was Qwalify’s RecruitMe, is a recruiting widget tool that companies can place into corporate Web sites to attract top talent.
XYZ Interactive, finished third. The company builds sensors for “mobile gesturing.”
From Dan Verhaeghe – Techvibes
Planning to attend the Startup Festival in Montreal? You still have a little over 70 days to pack (it runs from July 11-13).
Meanwhile, here’s a partial list of speakers slated to appear:
- Dan Briklin
- Dave McClure (@davemcclure)
- Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd)
- Lisa Gansky (@sharethemesh)
- Deborah Schultz (@debs)
- Craig Walker (@cwalker123)
- Sizhao Yang (@zamland)
- Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop)
Deborah Schultz and Stowe Boyd are some of the best thinkers about the role that new technology has on work, culture, experience, marketing and behaviour. Read Debs’ “Dear Miss Manners: the Social Web – WTF?” or Stowe’s Data is the New Oil: From Privacy to Publicy. Did you know the Internet is for porn? Cindy Gallop gave a not to be missed talk at TED in 2009, Make Love Not Porn.
From David Crow – StartupNorth