Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield to keynote at Fusion '09 in Vancouver

Posted by Rob Lewis

New Media BC announced this morning that Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Fusion Venture Forum 2009 on November 12th in Vancouver.

Butterfield is a firm supporter of Vancouver’s Digital Media industry and was part of the original team that grew Flickr from a tiny Vancouver based operation to a worldwide phenomenon. He and his co-founder Catherine Fake sold Flickr to Yahoo reportedly for more than $30 million, barely a year after launching it in February 2004. The original plan had been to create an online game that never quite took off. Flickr remains one of the most noted digital media success stories from this region.

Butterfield will open Fusion ’09 by sharing his success story with some 200 attendees, mostly Canadian founders with early to growth stage ventures. Twenty of Canada’s up and coming digital media companies will present their latest ventures to top tier investors from North America, including Google Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and SoftTech VC.

Butterfield is currently working on a new startup in Vancouver called Tiny Speck.

Deadline to register for Fusion’s Bootcamp and Conference is October 20th.

Company:
DigiBC
Website:
http://www.digibc.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. DigiBC’s mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of BC's digital media and wireless industry. It serves the needs and represents the interests of more than 400 member companies, making it one of the largest associations in BC. The... more

Company:
Tiny Speck
Website:
http://www.tinyspeck.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tiny Speck is a small company building something enormous. We show up in the afterburst of highly charged particle collisions; we are the only-imagined baryon consisting of two charmed quarks and one strange. We will blow your minds. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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