Acquisitions to Inspirations: 2012 In Review

written by bethburgee on December 19, 2012 in Acquisitions and GROW and Under The Radar with no comments
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Hey Folks!

We’re wrapping up 2012 by sharing our 5 favorite memories from the year. To those of you who attended, sponsored, mentored, promoted, and participated in our events, we want to say a big thank you for your continual support.

We’ve reflected on 2012 and we’re planning bigger and better for 2013. We’re excited for what’s ahead and we hope you continue to follow us into the New Year. Have a safe, merry and memorable holiday season!

Happy Holidays!
Debbie, Clare, Giselle, Emma and Bethany


Entrepreneurs: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs is a video we made that so far has received over 40k views with people like @benhuh, @davemcclure, @samzaid and many others who shared their ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. The best part? The many remarks from fans on how inspiring it was to them.

GROW Conference 2012 was bigger and better: from Geeks on a Train, Startup Smackdown to speakers from Kiip, EventBrite, Cheezburger and many more. Missed it? Read up on all the press mentions and be sure to save the date for Aug 14-16 2013!

Over 1 Billion Raised for UTR Alumni in 2012!
Hundreds of amazing startups hit our stage in our Under the Radar Conferences. Tagtile got acquired by Facebook, SlideShare earned a pretty penny from LinkedIn this year and CardStar? Well, you’ll have to click thru to find out more!

In July, Profit Guide published an article featuring Dealmaker CEO Debbie Landa. Dealmaker’s mission is more than networking and pitching – it’s about curating inspiration. Luckily, we’ve got a lot of inspiration to share.

Our first GROWtalks in Vancouver debuted in August and attracted over 350 attendees and got rave reviews. Kate Rutter’s UX/UI talk took over our twitter feed while Neil Patel’s hit-of-the-day quote “You can’t be a startup forever. You have to make money ” received loud applause from VC’s.

Thanks for reading and we hope you continue to follow us – we have a lot planned for 2013 and would love to have you join!