Vancity’s Start-up Ecosystem Hard at Work

With the 3rd iteration of Launch Party Vancouver scheduled for tomorrow night at the Lamplighter, I thought it would be interesting to revisit one of the start-ups that was profiled at the inaugaural LPV in September: AdHack.

AdHack is all about real people telling real stories about their real experiences. No focus groups, no research, no target audience, just the real deal. It’s advertising, hacked. Advertising by the people, for the people. Do-it-yourself advertising. Anyone can see it, anyone can make it.

From huge international products like iPods, Hondas and Carnival Cruises to the cobbler around the corner, the butcher up the street or the boutique downtown, find our what people are saying. What people really feel. What they love and what they hate. Hack Advertising. Do it yourself.

James Sherrett has been busy working away on his Do-It-Yourself Advertising Community concept for most of 2007 and earlier this week had the opportunity to deliver a ‘Quick Snapshot’ pitch to top local VCs and entrepreneurs at the Vancouver Entreprise Forum’s January event.

It’s great to see Vancouver’s tech start-up ecosystem hard at work. Sherrett recruited Alphanauts last summer to test the alpha site, then spread the word at Barcamp & Democamp events and gave LPV1 attendees a sneak-peek, and this week delivered a polished pitch at a VC event. Look out for a Beta-version of the site soon and contact James if you’re interested in a invite.