Bruce Croxon and David Carson kicking off MyKrd’s Global Brand Design Contest at MaRS Sept 18th


Toronto-based startup MyKrd is kicking off its Global Brand Design Contest Friday, September 18th, with a mixer at the MaRS Discovery District.

MyKrd is offering a cash prize of $10,000 USD to the designer that can create a compelling logo design, splash page, and app icon. Three finalists will be selected from the submissions, with the shortlist presented for a global vote. More detail on the contest will be presented at the event on the 18th.

The evening will also feature talks from guest speakers Bruce Croxon, former CBC Dragon and current host of BNN’s The Disruptors, and world-renowned TED speaker and graphic designer David Carson. Croxon will speak to the vision and values required for entrepreneurship, while Carson will discuss how graphic design impacts our lives.

The event will ostensibly act as one big launch party for MyKrd’s application, which functions as a customizable digital business card or digital landing pad. Interestingly, the card can be appropriately tailored and adjusted to present the proper personal branding for its recipient.

Those looking to attend MyKrd’s event can register via its Eventbrite page.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.