Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Music Technology Event Round 5: How to Start a Music Startup
My fifth Music Technology event is here! And this time, we’re asking the question: How do you start (and fund) a music startup?
Me and my peeps have joined forces with leading global venture capital seed fund/startup accelerator 500 Startups and music startup DownToJam to bring you an entrepreneurial-focused event. We’re calling it “Startup Lessons from Music Tech Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists.”
Our first presentation will cover the successes and failures faced by many music entrepreneurs as they launch their startup and struggle to make a profit. After that, we’ll hear an investor’s perspective into three distinct opportunities for startups in music technology: Distribution, Monetization and Creation.
Even though we’re a total non-profit group, we will provide free pizza, snacks, drinks, and adults beverages (courtesy of Steam Whistle). You can’t network on an empty stomach, right? But we need you to RSVP (we need to know how much pizza to get).
I’ll see you there! Details below:
Event Agenda: Thursday, June 2
6:00 Doors open/Networking
7:00 Presentations Start
8:00 Open Floor/Networking
9:00 Doors Close
Location: Lighthouse Labs at 46 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor (on the corner of King Street West and Spadina, South of King).
Our Speakers and Presentations:
Troy Fullerton, Co-Founder and CEO, DownToJam, Inc.
Talk: Backstage Pass: The Story of Tech Startup DownToJam.com
It’s 2016. You’re a musician seeking other musicians to start a new project, to fill a spot in your band, or simply to jam for fun. What do you do? Troy Fullerton, Co-Founder and CEO of Toronto-based startup DownToJam.com, believes the best option for musicians today is his company’s free social network. In this presentation, he’ll take you back to the beginning and walk you through the successes and failures that helped his startup reinvent the way musicians connect.
Selcuk Atli, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Talk: Opportunities in Music Technology: Distribution, Monetization and Creation.
Selcuk Atli is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups by day and a singer song writer by night. In this presentation he will give a brief background on the similarities of his startup and musical journeys, and provide an investor’s perspective into three distinct opportunities for startups in music technology: Distribution, Monetization and Creation.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you’re interested in joining our line-up of presenters at our upcoming events.
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