In the community March 2012

In the community March 2012

This month, Cobalt’s affiliated counsel:

  • attended the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s International Convention Trade Show & Investors Exchange in Toronto and related receptions
  • attended the Montreal New Tech Meetup
  • judged the Elevator Pitch round at the TieQuest annual business venture competition in Toronto
  • participated as an Idea Consultation judge at the Ryerson University Ditigal Media Zone
  • hosted the Multiplicity Accelerator and Richard Ivey School of Business Idea Garden event in Toronto
  • attended Multiplicity Accelerator’s What’s Cool Breakfast on E-payment in Toronto
  • attended the Grande Ouverture Google Québec
  • attended Young Entrepreneurs Night, hosted by the Globe and Mail in Toronto
  • attended the Wine Reception at the National Business and Technology Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • attended The $25,000 Slaight Communications Business Plan Competition at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
  • attended Multiplicity Accelerator’s What’s Cool Breakfast on Online Learning in Toronto; and
  • attended That’ll Never Work, hosted by Ivey and profiling some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs

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