Setting up @ Demo 08

January 30, 2008

Yesterday was setup day at Demo 08.

Demo 08

While setting up the Cozimo station, I had the chance to meet Ben and Fred from standoutjobs.com, a great startup from Montreal. These guys really know how to generate buzz, and their product looks really promising. Congrats and best of lucks, StandoutJobs!

standoutjobs.com folks rock da house

And here’s Cozimo’s station.. number 69. That should be easy to remember 😉

Cozimo station #69

Kudos to the Demo 08 technical team: they are competent, friendly and get things done in no time. Setting up our pavilion station and the main stage was really easy. If they only allowed for more than one video feed to be projected on the big screens, it would make our collaborative life much easier… 😉

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Getting ready for DEMO 08

January 28, 2008

After an exhausting flight, sprinkled with incidents all along the way from Montreal to Los Angeles (including a long delay in Toronto, an emergency landing in Las Vegas, plus two-hours driving under crazy rain on freeway 10 while avoiding upside-down crashed SUVs…) we finally made it to Palm Springs for Demo 08.

After sleeping a couple of hours, we woke up and rushed to The Desert Springs where the event takes place. The Cozimo team spent some time reviewing the demo script and getting ready for the on-stage rehearsal. The demo is far from being polished yet, but the event team seemed satisfied with it; plus, we have until Wednesday to rehearse, so I’m confident it’ll be OK. Demoing a real-time collaborative visual environment with only one on-screen video signal is a real challenge!

DEMO 08 will be rich in presentation styles. While waiting for Cozimo’s turn to go on stage, I had the chance to follow a few rehearsals. Among coconuts and guitar players, I witnessed the rehearsal of Montreal’s latest and greatest: Xtra-normal. Their technology is simply impressive. Congratulations to the team and good luck with your 6 minutes show.

best of demo 08?

Now I have to rest a bit. I’m looking forward to meeting other demo animals tomorrow. If you are in Palm Springs, drop by for a private Cozimo demo at station 69.

I wonder why everybody is so openly happy about Bill Gates letting go of Micro$haft… 😉

Assuming that it wasn’t all scripted by someone else… good sense of humor, Bill!

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I am excited to announce that Cozimo has been selected as one of the Startup Camp Montréal finalists!

By looking at the number and quality of the startups lineup, there is no doubt: Montreal is really buzzing. Startup Camp Montréal takes place next Wednesday, 23rd at the awesome Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), from 6 to 10 PM. Five startups were selected from the votes of 27 gurus, startup experts and VCs, and Cozimo is one of them. Congratulations to all the selected startups!

Don’t miss this event — drop by and say hi.

Demos, demos, demos.

January 11, 2008

DEMO’08

Cozimo already enjoys a nice group of customers, but we haven’t really demoed it much yet. It’s time to go out, see the light, take a deep breath and start making noise.

So here we go! After a first presence in Toronto, we’ll be presenting our work at DemoCampCUSEC2 and at StartupCampMontreal, before flying to Palm Desert for DEMO 08.

So don’t be shy, drop by and say hi. We may even have goodies for conference paraphernalia collectors… 😉

À la prochaine!