Posts tagged ‘pete quily’

Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Meetup at TheNetworkHub.ca

Here I sit on a warm Friday evening, drinking a Grande Java Chip Frappuccino. It finally tastes like summer. Things were hot last night as well at the Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Meetup hosted by Minna and Sam over at TheNetworkHub in their trendy, edge-of-Gastown offices. It was a little warm, but it was nothing that a cool drink couldn’t take care of.

This was the first time I attended this get together and it definitely is good to see the spirit of entrepreneurship alive and well in Vancouver. I had some great conversations, heard about some new business models (I like what Daniel Flippance had to say about his forthcoming Inhabit Street venture… to be unveiled officially¬† at Launch Party next week). I also have to apologize to Minna and Sam for staying around waaaay too late discussing domain names, internet marketing, and incubation models (though I also blame Pete Quily, an Adult ADD Coach, for this one … Oh and Pete, I started to take the Adult ADD test on your site, but I got distracted by this post).

One of the things that surprised me a little bit is that this little journal of mine has started to pick up some readers (as a couple of people in attendance indicated that they had read some of my thoughts over the preceding weeks). Someone commented [might have been Pete above] that he didn’t like seeing blogs that the person who was writing it was not forthcoming about who they are and what they stand for. For that reason, I will be building out more about who I am and the projects that I am involved in [if they can be disclosed due to client confidentiality] right after I finish this post.

For those too busy (or lazy) to follow a few links and read the “about me”… my name is John Lyotier and I am a veteran of the Vancouver software scene, mostly working at the cross roads of marketing and technology (e.g., internet, domain names, web strategies, marketing automation, product marketing automation, etc.) My bio is public on my resume site here. I am presently working as a consultant to early-stage companies and entrepreneurs advising them on marketing, internet, and launch strategies (while at the same time incubating a few of my own entrepreneurial ventures). My consultancy is currently under a placeholder domain over at LaunchPoint.ca. And no, I haven’t done anything to that domain to market it, promote it, or optimize it for search (it will be disappearing soon as I bring my practice under the LaunchExperts brand… one of the concepts that I am developing).

There, now that that is off my chest, I think I will go finish my Frappuccino before it has completely melted.

Advertisements

May 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment


Categories