In the wake of the negative publicity surrounding Craigslist’s crackdown on companies scraping their data, Tradyo has launched what they think today's online classifieds should look like.
Their new site focuses on serving you the most relevant items for sale by other people in your area. By using your location, Tradyo tells you exactly how far certain products are from you, and provides a simple and real-time chat within the site and application that allows you to close the deal in minutes, using your phone or your computer.
In the decadent (pun intended) gardens of the Weston family backyard in Forest Hill, a group of newbie entrepreneurs rubbed shoulders with business bigwigs to celebrate their entry into Next 36, a nine-month program that gives young Canadians the guidance, connections, and financial start to build a mobile venture. Program partners Jimmy Pattison and Paul Desmarais Sr. joined Galen Sr.
I arrived a few minutes late for class the other day at the University of Toronto’s Behan Centre. Fortunately, the teacher, outspoken entrepreneur Reza Satchu, hadn’t arrived yet. Here’s the thing about Satchu — he’s a committed molder of young leaders, a founder of the Next 36 program, an eight-month business-building bootcamp designed to turn outstanding undergrads into high-impact entrepreneurs. But I was pleased I got there first, because when Satchu’s running the classroom, you don’t want to catch his eye.
Let’s get the elephant out of the room – this is not a typical entrepreneurial story. My journey with Penyo Pal began last fall when I walked into a room of three strangers and was given seed money to start a venture.
What might sound like a social experiment was actually the Next 36, an innovative business incubator that focuses on creating solid, diverse teams. Surprisingly there was no awkward “first date” feel to the team and the four of us, all recent grads with the same appetite for risk, decided to satiate those startup dreams we all held so dear.