Learn. Discuss. Grow.
These three words are the lifeblood behind our new informal gathering here at the MaRS Discovery District, aptly named: MaRS Start-Up Book Club. It will occur the last Monday of every month, starting September 26, 2011. To register, click here. Ultimately, we intend to empower the consumer & enterprise mobile and online start-up community with a place to:
through relevant books highlighting the latest in start-up business fundamentals and trends, complimented by the experience of our own advisory service members and guest speakers. This will also allow us a chance to connect with you and keep you advised of the cool happenings within the walls of MaRS which effect the start-up community.
with a network of other motivated folks in the start-up community. The real learning will come from each other and the open dialogue of how we interpret and relate to the key discussion items of each reading and how they apply to start-ups.
by providing a platform in terms of inspiration and tactical skill to apply to your business. Most importantly, inspiration. Playing on the passion of ourselves and others, we’ll be able to apply and grow with the key learnings from each gathering. Together, we will celebrate the successes of the group, no matter how large or small.
About our first gathering…
In addition to our first reading (Rework) and discussion items listed below, we will determine what to read over the next year, using inspiration like the list of 11 Books for the Entrepreneur from Sara Kessler of Mashable. In our first meeting, we expect participants to have come prepared by reading Rework in advance.
Author: Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, Founders of 37signals
Discussion items and questions for the first gathering:
10. DAMAGE CONTROL
To register, click here.
We are looking forward to learning, discussing and growing with you.