We don’t build a lot of empires around here.
Empires are big, they grow fast, and they use momentum to determine where to apply resources. Empires don’t respond, they set the new rules.
Carnegie. Rockefeller. Gates. Zuckerberg.
Lutke. McDerment. Baker.
We’ve had empires come and go, but we haven’t built the sort that stick around for 100 or 1,000 years.
We need to startup building empires.
In 2008 we held a conference in Toronto. Some of you might remember it. We were going to call it something like StartupNation, StartupConf or something else,. but we decided to call it StartupEmpire. Why?
We thought it was important to put a stake in the ground about the kinds of companies Toronto startups needed to think about building: Bigger, badder and more resilient.
Next week we are re-doing it. StartupEmpire is taking place in Halifax this time, a startup community that is in much the state that Toronto’s was 5+ years ago. It’s time to focus our gaze out in to the world and to say ‘”I’m coming for you.”
Get your tickets now, there are only about a dozen left!
(Cross-posted @ StartupNorth)