● Literally a startup accelerator, the DOer Express will feature realtime
coaching and mentoring on the journey from NYC to Montreal
● Other event partners include Windows Azure and Bessemer Venture Partners
● Startups can apply for a free spot on the bus at:
SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTREAL, June 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Twilio, the market leader in cloud communications, and SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability, announced today the inaugural DOer
Express, a bus for entrepreneurs en route to the International Startup Festival in Montreal. The DOer Express, in partnership with Bessemer Venture
Partners and Microsoft, will be leaving from New York City on July 11,
and will transport 46 early stage startup founders while offering
mentoring from top entrepreneurs, members of the startup community and
technical advisors, such as Craig Kitterman, Technical Product Manager
on the Windows Azure team at Microsoft. Startups can apply for a free
spot on the bus at: http://ahoy.twilio.com/bustomontreal.
"SendGrid has traveled the challenging road from a young startup with a
vision to a category-defining technology company with tens of thousands
of customers," said Isaac Saldana, co-founder, SendGrid. "Our DOer
Express Bus participation is made in the spirit of helping aspiring
startups understand some of the opportunities and risks ahead and in
sharing some of our own experience as we traveled the same path."
The DOer Express will be leaving from New York City for Montreal early
morning Wednesday, July 11, 2012 and returning late night Friday, July
13. Bessemer Venture Partners will also throw a kickoff event the
evening of Tuesday, July 10, featuring talks from partners and other
socializing and networking opportunities.
"Twilio is all about empowering DOers with great tools," said Twilio CEO
and Co-founder Jeff Lawson. "We're excited to sponsor the DOer Express,
giving developers the tools, focus, and wheels to help build some great
businesses en-route to the The International Startup Festival."
"The International Startup Festival brings the best and brightest
startups from around the world to Montreal," said Philippe Telio,
Founder and Producer of the International Startup Festival. "Having a
busload of these folks coming from New York is a dream come true, and
companies like Twilio and SendGrid are once again demonstrating their
commitment to startup ecosystems."
About International Startup Festival
The International Startup Festival (www.startupfest.com) is a 3-day event on the business of startups. Held in the historic Old
Port of Montreal (July 11-13), it brings together industry veterans and
fresh faces, creative thinkers, experienced entrepreneurs and
technologists from around the world. Focused on hot sectors like
mobility, gaming, social networking as well as cleantech, education,
healthcare and more, it features startup pitches (including live
elevator pitches in a real elevator!), inspiring keynotes, and
hard-hitting seminars on every stage of the startup lifecycle from
"back of the napkin" idea to champagne-popping exits. Our partnership
with the Just For Laughs comedy festival, assures you will have fun
doing business at Startupfest!
SendGrid is the leader in email deliverability. SendGrid's cloud-based
platform increases email deliverability, provides actionable insight
and scales to meet any volume of email, relieving businesses of the
cost and complexity of maintaining custom email infrastructures. The
email delivery platform of choice for 40,000 web application companies
and developers, including foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twilio and
Path, SendGrid delivers more than 3 billion emails per month. Founded
in 2009 and based in Boulder, Colo., SendGrid is backed by Foundry
Group, Highway 12 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and several
notable individual investors. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.
Twilio (www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging
the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications.
Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud,
allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP
voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone
applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San
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