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VEF Momentum Connect: Building BuddyTV, the Web's Best Entertainment-Based Community Site

  • 01 Apr 2011
  • 6:00 PM
  • 958 Granville St @ Republic
  • 2


  • after Regular tickets sell out
  • To register for the student rate you must be given the discount code from one of our student partners. (SIFE SFU, SIFE BCIT, UBC VSEA, SFU, Great Northern Way Campus)
  • Registration for VEF Momentum Organizers.

Building the Web's Best Entertainment-Based Community Site: Andy Liu, CEO and Founder of BuddyTV

How do you build a company focused on creating enterprise value?  How do you avoid the common entrepreneurs’ pitfalls?  Andy from BuddyTV is going to talk about the top 10 mistakes entrepreneurs make.  Based out of Seattle, BuddyTV transforms television from a very passive and non-social experience to an online community where viewers can talk to each other and enjoy fun games while watching their favourite shows.

Andy brings deep experience in building companies, site optimization, community building, and product development.  BuddyTV received over $9 million in funding from Charles River Ventures, Madrona Venture
and Gemstar-TV Guide International.  In 2010, it won Lead411’s “Hottest Seattle Company” award.  Prior to BuddyTV, Andy served as President and CEO of NetConversions prior to its sale to aQuantive and served as VP and GM of its Site Optimization unit.  As an advocate of entrepreneurship, Andy is also an angel investor and has started non-profit organizations in developing countries.  Andy holds an MBA from Wharton and was named one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s top 40 under 40.  

Just like other VEF Momentum events, you can expect some great networking and food.  Come out to show your support for Vancouver entrepreneurs and get your ticket now before the event sells out.


  • Date: Friday, April 1, 2011

  • Start Time: 6:00pm

  • Location: Republic

  • Address: 958 Granville St

  • Tickets: $20  ($15 for early bird tickets, so register now)

  • Registration is online only

  • Ticket price includes light appetizers, so arrive early to sample the best!

Make sure to REGISTER EARLY to reserve your spot! Registration is available now at

More great things you can expect:

  • Excellent company and a comfortable environment to meet a diverse crowd of established entrepreneurs, up and comers, investors, mentors and professionals.

  • Trendy and comfortable atmosphere to network with new acquaintances and catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while!

You can expect to meet:

  • Young technology entrepreneurs from across the city.

  • Student entrepreneurs from universities and colleges across the Lower Mainland.

  • Early-stage, first-time entrepreneurs talking about their start-ups.

  • Venture capitalists and angel investors.

  • Established entrepreneurs with wisdom to share.

  • Service providers from the accounting, legal and finance fields as potential mentors.

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