This site is for the personal ramblings and commentary of John Lyotier, a veteran of the Metro Vancouver software and marketing scene. John is also the VP of Marketing for Vancouver-based CityMax.com, makers of the easy-to-use website builder for small businesses. The ramblings contained herein do not reflect the opinions of CityMax.com, Mezine Inc., or any of its subsidiaries.

Here is the bio I put on one of my sites, Launchpoint.ca, that advertises my consulting practice.

Who is John Lyotier?

John Lyotier, the principal consultant for Launchpoint.ca, is an entrepreneur and a successful marketer with more than 10 years of experience in promoting, launching, designing, and jumpstarting new businesses and products through innovative marketing concepts. John’s forte is to leverage technology and marketing automation to ensure that early-stage companies compete on equal footing to large, established companies. John also has a unique ability to identify market trends and help define product and business strategies to win in a turbulent or yet-to-be-defined space.

For more on John’s background, please view the full bio on www.lyotier.com.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sue  |  April 24, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Hi John,

    My name is Sue and I just happened to stumble across your blog via google. My company works with Sun Microsystems and their Startup Essentials Program. I wanted to share with you some free startup outreach programs which might interest your readers:

    Sun and Mashable.com have partnered to present “The Startup Review” on mashable.com which is a daily feature/review of a new startup to help spread the word on unique and emerging ideas throughout the community. http://www.mashable.com/startup-review-sponsored-sun-startup-essentials/

    Sun is also hosting a free event called “Startup Camp” in San Francisco on May 4-5, 2008 to allow startups to participate in an un-conference networking event to hear from some web 2.0 authorities, meet other startups and apply to Sun’s Startup Essentials Program. The event also includes SpeedGeeking, where startup founders can compete in the Best Startup Contest by presenting a 5-minute pitch of their business to VC led groups of peers. Confirmed guests include: Pete Cashmore, Jonathan Schwartz, David Berlind, Om Malik, Matt Marshall etc. This event is a great way for startups to network and discuss ideas. http://startupcamp.org/

    Sun is reaching out to the startup community and I think this could be very helpful to your readers. I hope you will consider mentioning it in one of your posts.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Keep up the great posts! 🙂

    Very sincerely,

  • 2. lyotier  |  April 24, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks Sue. If I recall correctly, with my first go around with a startup (circa 2001) we took advantage of the startup essentials program.


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