Park People and Entrepreneurs

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Photo by igalsc of the Torontoist Flickr pool

This weekend I was on assignment for Torontoist reporting on the 3rd annual Toronto Parks People Summit. There was a presentation giving an update on the grassroots organization’s progress and future plans, a speech from keynote speaker Mickey Fearn, and success stories from some of our own parks people here in Toronto.  After all that there was a mix n’ mingle session with free beer and and cheese.  Mmmmm, beer and cheese.

Photo by Tyler Anderson of The National Post

They say a successful freelancer should focus on a niche and dominate that area.  So, for me I think entrepreneurship is a subject area I could certainly get into.  My first article in that field is about Thumble, a photosharing app similar to Instagram, only users who share their photos on its network will be compensated if their pics are used by advertisers.  Rather than surreptitiously popping your photos into advertisements, they’re upfront about it.  It’s an interesting business model and Rick Fung and Clayton Eu, pictured above, have been putting in 16 hour days perfecting it at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. This article was in yesterdays edition of the Financial Post.



One thought on “Park People and Entrepreneurs

    CamMi Pham (@cammipham) said:
    March 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Chris for the great article. We love it 🙂

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