Looking for mobile developer(s) (preferably a team of 4-5 developers) to work with university researcher(s) to start a new company to develop, market, and launch a mobile app that builds on visualization technology. The application will merge a variety of data sets to assess aircraft wake disturbances and to output a risk assessment/map/indicator/alarm for pilots. The initiative will take the form of a sweat equity venture with the developer(s) providing the programming/engineering support and the researcher(s) providing the backbone visualization and design technology. The production timeline is three months and the sweat equity investment will be recouped from the commercial app and future business development with a target client.
The intent is to produce a market-ready application for broad distribution via mobile/tablet devices - iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry; the mobile app would utilize the mobile device’s GPS/accelerometer and other features; the visualization technology will combine, merge and synthesize the selected inputs — weather conditions, wind speed and direction, flight path information, aircraft elevation, natural/geographic features, aircraft type, aircraft size, aircraft speed, correlation between aircraft types/models, distance viz. a viz. approaching or departing aircraft and produce in a graphical and audio form a risk assessment for pilot response. The output would be viewed on the mobile device.
The market target users are commercial and private pilots and regional air traffic authorities.
Executive and managerial support, guidance and mentoring will be provided. If you have skills in developing high quality apps and competencies for the platforms identified above and would be interested in becoming part of this startup or know of potential thrid-party candidates please contact the undersigned. Candidates must be self-disciplined, committed and startup ready.
Mark Salopek, Ph.D.
Manager, Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Network Centre of Excellence
Graphics, Animation and New Digital Media
Centre for Digital Media
University of British Columbia - MAGIC
Forestry Sciences Centre Building
3642 -2424 Main Mall,
I know a lot of you are starting or are thinking about starting something. Now you can connect with others who do as well so you can start with the right team on FounderDating. FD (no, it’s not romantic) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to start side projects & connect with cofounders. I see a bunch of you already on there already. They network is/has: 1) High caliber people - everyone is referenced/screened 2) 50% engineers 3) Reach - the network spans N.America
Deadline soon for N.America. Apply now (you don’t need an idea) http://bit.ly/ZDOUCJ
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Website / Blog: http://about.me/claudeschneider (I have too many sites, all listed there!)
What do you do?
Web app development, UX, product management, dance/model photography
Where did you go to school?
University of Cambridge
What’s the next event that you’ll be attending if people want to meet you in person?
Vancouver Startup Weekend
Looking or Hiring?
Looking for co-founders for my web startup (especially UI designer and PHP/JS developer).
Also looking for full-time employment to make my move to Vancouver permanent.
Beer or Wine?
Where are you from?
The UK. I grew up in London, then stayed in Cambridge for 10 years after my degree there.
How did you come to Vancouver?
Cambridge was an incredible place because of the interesting and intelligent people related to the university, but it was time to move on, and the geography of Vancouver appealed much more than London.
Interesting Vancouver restaurant?
Yaletown Keg roof terrace at sunset
What did you do previously?
Various developer / consultant / product manager roles in Cambridge startups.
For the last 5 years I’ve worked for myself, primarily doing long-term contracts for 2 clients, which included massive re-architecturing of their websites; and also creating a complex web-app that is now the management tool that is embedded in their market leading KVM product.
Favourite Vancouver Activity
Walking around the sea wall
Why are you here?
To live life fully, enjoy the outdoors, and meet great people.
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Discover why so many top companies are using Ruby on Rails to create the most powerful web applications on the market today.
It’s time now to improve your application and skills by learning a set of widely used gems, tools and techniques that will make your developer more solid, better-tested and easily extendable Rails application. You can bring your current app or start new one from scratch to apply the skills you will learn with the assistance of course instructor.
Early bird registration until May 18th. Being held evenings at The Network Hub. More info / registration »
I was recently made aware how much of a pain in the ass it is to submit events for the Vancouver Startup Digest email newsletter using the long and arduous Wufoo form.
To make everyone’s life easier we will now use VanCal for submitting events for Startup Digest consideration.
The required information for an event is:
Make sure to add the tag “StartupDigest” if you would really like to catch my attention.
An added benefit of using VanCal will be that any events that don’t make it into Startup Digest for the week can still be listed in VanCal for everyone to see. There will be a greater chance of the event being distributed in some other way.
If you have any additional feedback about Startup Digest or VanCal please let me know - email@example.com.
(BM: read the intro to VanCal for more ideas on the goals there)
PolyglotConf was a huge success last year, the organizers are very happy to announce the return of the second annual PolyglotConf.
PolyglotConf is the “non-denominational” software development un-conference event that encourages software developers from different stacks, background and with different opinions to come together for one day of spontaneous sharing, teaching and learning.
It takes place May 24th to 26th at SFU Harbour Center in Vancouver.
One of the best parts of the conference are the tutorials that precede the full-day conference:
Mark will be leading a discussion focused on how startup founders and operators can manage the process around fund raising. The talk will centre around how cap tables and valuations are managed throughout the lifetime of a company. It will also touch on founder agreements.
Boris Mann will be contributed to the discussion regarding valuations, managing dilution, and executing on fundraising strategy.
This will be a curated session scheduled for Friday, April 26th.
FILL OUT THIS FORM and we will be selecting a small group of a dozen or so people to run a curated session. We may run this session multiple times depending on the interest.
Several people asked me to post the slides from my talk at Launch Academy, SR&ED for Startups. The slides are on SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/EdLevinson1/sred-for-agile