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AGORACOM To Speak at Communitech 2009 Tech Leadership Conference

Posted by AGORACOM at 4:05 PM on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009


For those of you who are in the Waterloo Region I’m proud to announce that I’ll be speaking at Communitech, the region’s premier business and technology leadership conference, being held at the Bingemans Conference Centre on Thursday, May 14th.

The hands-on workshop session is called Get Customers First, Funders Later” and will also include Mike McDerment from Freshbooks.  The workshop session is scheduled to between 9:55 am-10:55 am. 

To view the Communitech schedule click here.

I’m very proud to be sharing my views on building an online business with real customers, not funding.  Canadian web entrepreneurs have a great opportunity to step in and fill the void where the Silicon Valley free and cool model failed.  But first, we have to understand that funding a business with neither paying customers, nor a real business model is not a business in the first place.  To succeed, you need to get customers first.  It is the mantra we followed and the reason AGORACOM is now generating seven-digit revenues and profits. As such, our experiences will hopefully be extremely beneficial to those in attendance.

On March 3rd, 2009, AGORACOM reported 2008 traffic results that included:

  • 1.31 million unique visitors
  • 7.9 million visits
  • 96 million page views

About Communitech

The Tech Leadership Conference is Waterloo Region’s premier business and technology leadership conference.  The event is a full day of insights and real tactics for the tech professional, including inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, exhibitors and of course, your industry peers.  More than 500+ attended Tech Leadership in 2008, from CEOs to middle management, government and business professionals.

See you there!

George Tsiolis

2 Responses to “AGORACOM To Speak at Communitech 2009 Tech Leadership Conference”

  1. Good Luck George.

    Andreas M

  2. Luck of the Irish says:

    George… I know Agoracom uses Blackberry extensively. Since you’re in the KW area it would be nice if Jim Balsille would be there too. Everyone’s behind him to get another NHL franchise in SW Ontario. Crucial point about customers. It seems to be forgotten in the business world. It’s why businesses exist in the first place. Give customers what they want, when they want it, at a good value and you won’t have them just once, you’ll have them over and over. Good luck with the conference.