Bruce Croxon To Make Special Appearance at Toronto HR Technology Event
Former Dragons’ Den Star and HR Tech Investor to Attend Toronto’s SocialHRCamp
The HR Gazette has exclusively learned that Canadian celebrity businessman Bruce Croxon will be supporting this year’s SocialHRCamp event in Toronto. Director of Camp sponsor, Sprigg, Bruce will be attending the exclusive SocialHRCamp networking and media event which takes place straight after the daytime ‘unconference’ on Novemeber 13th 2014.
Long before “social networking” became a buzzword, Bruce Croxon made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding the beginnings of Lavalife in 1988. Under his direction, this early tech start-up grew into a marquee name in online dating with over 2,000,000 users (and countless successful marriages!). After its spectacular rise and with the support of his partners, he led the sale of the company to a stunning 180-million dollars.
It was at Lavalife that Bruce and Jilaine Parkes, Sprigg President, first worked together. Many years later, their close relationship retains at the core of driving Sprigg forward and in fueling Bruce’s passion for developments in Canadian and US HR technology.
Mr Croxon confirmed: “I was invited by the team at SocialHRCamp and Sprigg to join the post-‘unconference’ networking event which I was happy to accept. The Sprigg team sponsored the Camp series last year and I understand this year is shaping up to be even better”.
” The evening networking meet up will be a chance for people like me, business owners, to meet with media, HR professionals and other software companies to share stories and ideas around the the current trends within HR SaaS and new social media developments”.
Bruce lives in Toronto with his family and is a vocal supporter of several not-for-profit organizations, including Anaphylaxis Canada.
He added “I already knew about the excellent work done by the team at SocialHRCamp to connect new technologies with HR and Recruitment executives through interactive seminars and entertaining presentations, When I heard that a big portion of this year’s SocialHRCamp ticket sales were going to support Free The Children I was impressed and felt that it would be right to show my support in person”.