Category Archives: DemoCampToronto25

Donations for Haiti

To help support relief efforts in Haiti, 100% of the DemoCamp donations will be going to Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans FrontièresGurbaksh has elevated the challenge to DemoCamp attendees. He will personally match the donations from the DemoCamp crowd (at a minimum, we’ve been talking about him donating a multiple of the DemoCamp number).

Just to make sure there are the appropriate checks and balances, I will publish the donation receipt on Jan 27, 2010 on This is not a cash grab, I am happy to make as much information available to make sure that everyone understands all moneys will be donated. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have concerns at david at davidcrow dot ca or using my contact page.

Silver Anniversary – DCT25

Gurbasksh 'G' ChahalIt’s the 25th DemoCamp special edition in Toronto. We’ve been very lucky to have Yossi Vardi, Gary Vaynerchuk and now Gurbaksh Chahal join us for DemoCamp. Don’t know who “G” is?  Check out the Request for Help for details.

For the Chahal family, as for many immigrants, education was paramount, but G left high school at sixteen to form Click Agents, an Internet advertising company, which he sold two years later for $40 million. In January 2004, he launched a second company, BlueLithium – the next generation in Internet advertising. The company was focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer of behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America three years in a row by AlwaysOn, and in 2006, it received highest honor as Top Innovator of the Year. (Previous winners included Google, Skype, and On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced that it was acquiring BlueLithium for $300 million in cash.

How do I present?

Preference given to social gaming and virtual world companies (think Facebook, Myspace, Zynga, Playfish, etc.). We will not be excluding other companies, but G will be apart of the selection process and he has indicated this is his personal area of interest for both gWallet and angel investing.

Demos are 5 minutes long. There is an opportunity for a question and answer period after the demo. The recommendation, it’s a very strong recommendation, is that you present functioning software, i.e., no slide ware. The goal is for entrepreneurs, startups, developers to get on stage and show what you’ve been working on. It’s okay to have a couple of slides to explain your market opportunity, the stage of corporate development, identify your competitors, but it’s really key that you show us working software, hardware, network services, etc.

DemoCamp Toronto 25 Details


DemoCamp Toronto 25 iCal

DemoCamp Toronto 25
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:00 PM
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
55 Dundas St West, Room 1067
Toronto, ON Canada


  • SIFE Ryerson
  • Ontario Centre of Excellence
  • StartupNorth