Techvibes TV at GROW 2011: The Next 36's Tradyo

Posted by Rob Lewis

Tradyo is a Toronto-based startup that aims to bring the concept of bartering and swapping back to a neighbourhood level.  The free iPhone app is the brainchild of four freshly graduated university students who wanted to trade cool stuff they didn't want for cool stuff they did want.

Tradyo is a recent grad of The Next 36 - a Canadian Entrepreneurial initiative that gives nine teams of students a chance to become mobile entrepreneurs. The Next 36 is backed by high-profile big business, entrepreneurs and academics and more than 2,000 graduate students from across the country applied to participate.

The graduating businesses recently launched and pitched their businesses to ventrure capitalists are Venture Day Monday and Tradyo was selected as the Outstanding Venture.

Two of Tradyo's co-founders - Eran Henig and Gideon Hayden - were in Vancouver for the GROW 2011 Conference and our Michelle Sklar got the chance to chat with them.

Company:
Tradyo
Website:
http://www.tradyo.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tradyo enables people to buy and barter cool things that you dont use with your neighbours and community in real life, in a simple, convenient and downright fun way. Tradyo uses GPS to locate how far the desired items are from you, no matter where you are, and allows you to chat with that person directly through the app. Furthermore, did you have a great exchange? Well, Tradyo allows you to stay connected to your... more

Company:
The Next 36
Website:
http://www.thenext36.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Next 36 addresses Canada's deficit of high impact entrepreneurship by providing resource-rich education programs to promising young entrepreneurs. It was founded by a small group of business leaders and academics and is championed by Founding Patrons W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais, Sr. and Jimmy Pattison. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented young innovators, we will... more


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Rob Lewis

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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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