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They say that a startup is only as good as the people behind it. Having a stand-out idea is one thing, but finding the right partners to help make it a reality is another story altogether. Luckily for me, Startup Weekend Toronto (June 3-5, 2011) was the solution – the catalyst that brought our team together.


I began with just a simple pitch: I wanted TransitHub to be a “community for commuters”, a platform for transit users to share insights that would help them discover their city. Three more quickly joined the team, friends of mine: an expert developer, a startup veteran, and a business guru. Then, before I knew it, four more joined the cause: two more developers, a graphic designer, and even a closet hipster!


Startup Weekend was the catalyst, the ignition that got us going. But the true engine behind TransitHub – the thing that pushes us, drives us, and keeps us from killing each other – is passion: a passion for helping people get the most out of their city and its transit system. It’s been a fun ride for our team of eight so far, and we won’t get off until we make TransitHub a reality…


John Krissilas

CEO & Co-Founder, TransitHub


To learn more about TransitHub and to view the demo developed at Startup Weekend, click here (http://transithubto.blogspot.com/).