After the success of last year’s event, Uberflip, a Toronto-based content marketing software company, is hosting a second Startupong event this year.
Startupong, which attracted 800 participants at its first tournament, is a ping pong tournament aimed at uniting Toronto’s startup community. Past participants have included representatives from Wattpad, FreshBooks, Checkout51, and Influitive.
“We wanted to find a way to give back to the community and strengthen the relationship between Toronto startups,” said Uberflip co-founder Randy Frisch. “There are so many people I speak with that want to know more about us and other cool startups in the area. We can learn a lot from each other.”
Startupong will take place October 13th at SPiN ping pong social club in Toronto. Entrepreneurs can enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers, and have the option to register in the doubles ping pong tournament at $20 per player, with all the proceeds going towards the SickKids Foundation.
While general admission tickets are free, a new addition to the tournament is a VIP ‘startup partner’ package, which includes 10 guaranteed admission tickets and co-sponsorship opportunities.
“Too many events are focused only on founders,” said Frisch. “Startupong is for everyone else; people who are part of a startup now or looking to move into the startup world.”