Toronto-based FreshBooks' CEO Mike McDerment At FOWA Miami '09

by Varun Mathur | Startups

Mike McDerment, the CEO of Toronto-based invoicing startup FreshBooks, is organizing a workshop at the Future of Web Apps (FOWA) conference being held in Miami over the next couple of days. His workshop on "How to build a web app from A-Z" is already completely sold out. Here's Mike's bio from the event page:

Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, planet earth’s leading online invoicing app for service oriented professionals, freelancers and teams. Back in 2003, Mike built FreshBooks for his design firm and scratched his own itch. Since launching in May 2004 FreshBooks has touched over 600,000 lives and Mike and his team dedicate themselves to being a great service for people who love their work, and want to focus on it – instead of focusing on their paperwork.

Mike has been a fantastic presence in Toronto's startup community, from building a successful web-based business himself, to hosting Founders Lunch at his company's office to support other tech entrepreneurs in town, and also being an organizer of the largest web conference in Canada - Mesh (coming up in April '09). Follow him along on twitter over here.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In 2003, Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, accidently saved over an invoice, snapped and decided to create a better way to manage his books and bill clients. Since then, FreshBooks has emerged as the #1 cloud accounting specialist for small business owners by helping more than 5 million people track time, organize expenses and invoice clients in the cloud. Known for... more

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Varun Mathur

Varun Mathur

Varun Mathur is the Techvibes Community Manager in Toronto, focused on covering local tech startups, news and events. He is also a Co-founder and Product Manager at Zytran, a Toronto-based web startup which developed and launched - a personal news aggregator (Alertle's version 1.0 got widespread global coverage, with reviews written about it in various tech blogs and in over a dozen... more

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