May
31
Jun 1

Traction Conf

Traction Conf is coming back to beautiful Vancouver! Traction Conf brings founders and growth leaders from some of the fastest growing tech companies to teach you how to get, keep and grow customers and revenue. Traction has been named top 10 growth and entrepreneurial conference by Inc. and Huffington Post. Past speakers have included leaders from LinkedIn, Airbnb, Twitter, Dropbox, Box, Twilio, SurveyMonkey, Slack, HubSpot, Marketo, Eventbrite, Domo, MongoDB. Super Early Bird Tickets on sale now! 


May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Spring 604

Startup604, the community for entrepreneurs and startups in Vancouver, is hosting its first public event, and you’re invited. Spring is in the air, and we’re bringing the most interesting people in technology together with local artists, musicians and other cultural leaders.Vinyl selections for the evening will be provided by Robbie Slade of Humans....Oh yeah, and drinks are on us thanks to Whistler Brewing. How can you say 'no'?

May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Analytics for Early Stage Startups & Live Analytics Teardown with Ruben Ugarte

A workshop on how to start collecting data plus what tools you should know. Understand how to develop an analytics strategy for your startup through different growth stages. You’ll learn: An overview of the most popular tools like Mixpanel, Segment.com, Amplitude, and Google Analytics. What tools you can set up today to start analyzing and learning more about your users.
Aside from a presentation, Ruben will also be doing 3 LIVE analytics teardowns submitted prior to the event. If you're interested to participate in the teardown, please submit within the Google Form provided below.

May
23
6:00 pm18:00

The Side Hustle Panel, presented by YWiB

Ever thought about exploring a project outside of your 9 to 5 grind? From blogging to consulting, there are a multitude of avenues for young professionals to further pursue their passions, develop their skillsets, build their networks, and earn additional income alongside full-time employment. 

Our panel discussion on The Side Hustle (an idea which originated from our sisters at the Toronto chapter of Young Women in Business) will explore the benefits, challenges, and lessons of launching your own ideas and creating your own career opportunities. Join us for an enlightening evening with some of Vancouver's multitalented entrepreneurs and find the spark to kickstart your own ventures.

May
16
5:30 pm17:30

Lean Agile: Learning from Agile Across Industries (SaaS vs eComm)

The agile mindset has unlocked new levels of collaboration and performance for teams across many industries.

We've brought together a cross-functional group of leaders from top SaaS and eCommerce (also B2B and B2C) companies in Vancouver to share how they've used an agile mindset to change the game for their teams. This is a unique opportunity to get answers on overcoming agile challenges in a wide swath of industries & share learnings from different worlds.

May
16
5:00 pm17:00

The Future of Mobile Apps


With so many different apps, how do you build one that stands out? How are apps moving beyond smartphones as new platforms like wearables become more popular? With areas like AR/VR, machine learning, and IoT becoming more and more prevalent, how will mobile apps fit into this changing tech landscape moving forward? At this Meetup, we’ll be taking a look at the current state of mobile apps and what to expect for apps in the future. Join us and our panel of experts as we take a look on key issues and trends facing mobile app developers to see where mobile apps are headed as the world of tech continues to evolve.

May
13
May 14

16th Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference

Are you a hustler, techie, maker or builder? Make your mark at CUTC Elevate!Listen to speakers from IBM, Shopify, CGI and other amazing startups and compete for $5000 in prizes with our case competition and hacker challenges! Past CUTC delegates have *founded*  their own companies and worked at companies like Google, Facebook and McKinsey! You’ll see first hand where the future of technology is headed, learn from the best, build things that impact and meet hustlers, makers and builders like you. Above all, we give you 6 catered meals AND Soylent. Use promo code: ELEVATELAUNCHACADEMY

May
10
6:00 pm18:00

GradusTalks: Pathway to Tech

With the tech industry in B.C. growing by an average of 6% per year, the number of Vancouver tech jobs are at an all-time high. Looking for a career in the ever-growing tech industry? With so many tech jobs currently available in BC, creating a shortage of skilled tech workers, there's never been a better time to transition or emerge into the industry. This is an opportunity to hear from tech industry specialists on their education and career paths that lead them to their current positions. Hear about their successes and failures along the way, and their advice to today's technology students. We'll have representatives from some of the best technology institutions in Vancouver, to help you decide which path to take to get you a step closer to your career goals. Use promo code: GradusFriends for $5 off! 

May
7
9:00 am09:00

Beginner HTC Vive Workshop

Learn to build a VR game from scratch for the Vive and Oculus Rift using Unity with the help of Academy of VR's instructors. We will supply HTC Vive headsets as well as computers for game testing. Please bring your own laptop with Unity installed for game development
No experience required.

May
6
9:00 am09:00

Introductory Unity VR Workshop

Learn to build a VR game from scratch using Unity with the help of Academy of VR's instructors. No previous experience required. By the end of the VR Development Workshop you will have built a VR submarine piloting game and be able to begin extending your knowledge to making VR content of your own. During the afterparty you'll have time to relax, get to know a community of VR devs and learn how to startup your own VR projects.

May
5
May 7

CVR 2017

CVR is the Pacific Northwest's biggest VR/AR/MR event. CVR brings together great games, interactive experiences, and the best immersive technology to consumers, industry pros, and investors. CVR is the premier event to experience groundbreaking new virtual and augmented reality technology. Held on the Canadian west coast in beautiful Vancouver, the event brings together consumers, developers, businesses, and tech enthusiasts for a weekend of fun that shapes the future of VR and AR. CVR is produced by Archiact —  the VR studio. Use promo code: VPC25 for 25% discount!

May
4
5:00 pm17:00

TechBrew

TechBrew is back! Join us on Thursday, May 4, 2017, for BC Tech’s signature networking event featuring cutting-edge technology and innovation on tap. Join members of the BC Tech community including leading investors, top talent, tech leaders, and local service providers to build connections all while enjoying pitches and live demos from our featured companies. We will also be kicking off the countdown to the 2017 Technology Impact Awards by announcing the finalists in each category. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets now!

May
3
5:30 pm17:30

An EA Games Case Study: How We Added 500K+ Automation Hours to FIFA

FIFA Quality Engineering took a fresh approach to a common problem by extending an industry leading tool in Jenkins. We will look at how FIFA QE unlocked the power of Jenkins and existing idle equipment in order to improve the quality of FIFA by increasing test automation hours.  Additionally, we’ll talk about how the lessons learned can be used on other teams with different user cases. Participants will see the importance of focusing on the extensibility of tools and of having automated tools. We’ll see how FIFA QE used open source and industry leading tools, like Jenkins, to accomplish our specific needs thereby allowing you and your team to use our experience to improve your own software automation.

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

ProtoHack Vancouver

ProtoHack is a 12-hour experience where you will build a prototype that communicates an idea visually. During ProtoHack you’ll learn how to use the best prototyping tools in the industry, network with like-minded people with various backgrounds, become a better product person, and receive access to prototype tools, learning communities, and other prizes just for attending (up to $300-400 value!)ProtoHack requires no coding. Instead, you’ll be using prototyping tools, drag and drop editors, mockups, wireframes and anything else you think of to visually demo your idea on stage. Competitors will work in teams (up to 5) or solo. Use promo code 'PHLAUNCH20' for a 20% discount on registration. 

Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Fintech Panel - A Discussion on Disruption in Financial Services

It’s a well known fact that today’s digital landscape is forcing traditional businesses to pivot in order to stay relevant and integrated in the everyday habits of both individuals and businesses. Join expert panelists to discuss the rise of fintech, the integration of new and innovative technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance. Featuring: 
Kevin Sandhu, Founder, Grow
Michael Gokturk,Founder & CEO, Payfirma
Ian Crosby, Co-Founder and CEO, Bench
Daniel Eberhard, Co-founder & CEO of Koho

Apr
27
8:30 am08:30

Fundica Roadshow

Want to join the Fundica Roadshow without pitching? That's fine! We have amazing educational sessions and fireside chats provided by inspirational guest speakers in each city. Come out to the #fundicaroadshow and listen to great talks that will help you start and grow your business! Connect with our mentors, other entrepreneurs and funders at our #fundicaroadshow lounge.

Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Startup Hacks 2017 - Entrepreneurship Business Conference

Are you tired of watching 'educational' business videos only to find out that it costs THOUSANDS of dollars to purchase their full program? Startup Hacks 2017 is here to change that by giving people the opportunity to listen to Real Founders and CEOs talk about their experience and provide authentic advice on how they built a successful brand and business. Conference Attendees will have the opportunity to personally ask entrepreneurs questions during the exclusive Social Entrepreneur Q&A Panel. There will also be a networking session where attendees can make life long relationships with business professionals in different industries.

Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

LHL Speed Dating (Web)

Come get a first look at LHL’s March Web Cohort. This is a great opportunity to engage early and meet new graduates! This event is your exclusive chance to meet upcoming graduates and start your interview process. Speed Dating Format: Employers will be stationed at tables through the whole event. Students will rotate between the employers. We provide pens and a note sheet with names and a blurb about them. Bring some business cards if convenient! Each meeting will be 5-7 minutes in length, with a 1 minute warning before a rotation is made.

Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Buyer Psychology in Sales and 4 Methods for Increasing Revenue

A workshop on how to increase revenue looking at the buyer psychology in sales. Understand the buyers thought process when making a purchase decision
How to position yours and your offering. Understand 3 other ways to increase revenue besides selling to more customers. Use promo code ‘FriendOfLaunch’ for 20% discount.

Apr
19
5:30 pm17:30

Startup Ladies Night

Startup Ladies Night is a monthly social connecting women in Vancouver's startup community over wine! Whether you’re new to the industry or a startup veteran, this is your opportunity to connect with other women in the entrepreneurial / tech community in a welcoming and relaxed environment. This month's theme is: "Dealing with Imposter's Syndrome”. It's a human experience to compare yourself to others, but when does it hold you back? We'll share stories about feeling imposter's syndrome, and dissect where it impacts our daily work life.

Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

Learn How to Find a Technical Co-Founder

It’s REALLY HARD to find a good engineer and partner to build a digital business. But there are ways to maximize the likelihood that you’ll find someone. Join a panel of experienced tech founders to ask them how to get a technical co-founder on board, if it's even necessary. 

Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Lighthouse Labs Demo Day!

LHL’s new grads are about to start their careers as professional web developers; but first they want to show you what they've learned to build in just 8 weeks with Lighthouse Labs. You can expect pizza, beer, a chance to rub shoulders with an incredible network of developers and entrepreneurs, and an inside look at the skill set of our new graduates!

Apr
6
Apr 7

The Entrepreneur Conference

This is a powerful two-day event featuring some of Vancouver’s most prominent entrepreneurs sharing stories of personal and professional victories.  Come hear the humble beginnings, the battles with personal demons, the painful defeats, and the sometimes heartbreaking tragedies. Discover how they overcame impossible challenges; how they persevered, and the lessons they learned.  Hear how they poured everything they had into a dream, a purpose, a conviction.  Come and experience their triumph all over again.  

Apr
4
8:00 am08:00

Vision Conference

Vision Conference is a one day, thought leadership & interactive learning event focused on the ideation behind the innovation. You might say it’s the ‘aha’ that precedes’ the ‘ta-dah’. More specifically VISION is at the intersection of strategic planning and open-minded exploration—that ultimately results in visionary outcomes.Vision Conference IS about the future…so make it part of yours. 

Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

GradusTalks: Dare to Dream

With Vancouver offering endless career opportunities in so many diverse industries, you truly can have the career you’ve always dreamed of! GradusTalks Dare to Dream” is a casual meetup of students, grads, and thought leaders from a variety of industries, where speakers share honest career stories, their successes and failures, and lessons learned in a panel style conversation. This is a chance for students to feel inspired and get advice on how they can build their own unique career path! Speakers include:

- Natasha Jung, Television Producer, Host and Speaker and GradusOne Advisor (Moderator) 
- Brad Pennefather, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Canucks Sports & Entertainment
- Paulina Cameron, Director BC & Yukon, Futurpreneur Canada
- Andrea Vanden Enden, Marketing Director, KPMG
- Hussein Hallak, General Manager, Launch Academy
- Blake Turner, App Development Instructor, RED Academy

Student discount is $15 with the code ‘GradusFriends’)

Mar
26
Mar 28

Totem Summit

Join 1,000 leaders from around the globe ready to build win-win relationships. Join startups, corporate teams, investors, and opportunity seekers, from around the globe as we explore the latest opportunities in tech and business. Try 'adventure networking' - an out-of-the-conference room experience that is so engaging and extraordinary, you're guaranteed to leave with lasting opportunities. At Totem Summit, you'll be part of an action-packed lineup of highly curated programming and adventure networking! At Totem Summit, you'll be part of an adrenaline-fuelled line-up of experiences to get you where you need to be. Use promo code ‘TSLAUNCHACADEMY’ for a 15% discount on tickets! 

Mar
25
Mar 26

Intro Unity VR Developer Workshop

Learn to develop Virtual Reality applications. During the course you will learn to use Unity 3D and build a virtual reality application from scratch. The course is instructed by a professional instructor from Seattle and includes 80 pages of content condensed into an intensive 2-day learning experience as well as a Google Cardboard headset for game testing, a catered dinner (Chipotle!), a full course curriculum handout and VR demos of nearly every game on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. There’s 7 spots remaining so if you're interested in learning to build VR applications, register now! Use promo code VPC to get 10% discount!

Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

Fireside Chat | VP of Marketing, Native Shoes

Join us Thursday, March 23rd for a Fireside Chat with Mike Belgue, the Creative Director and VP of Marketing at Native Shoes. Previously at John Fluevog, Michael has over 18 years of experience in the fashion and footwear industry. Mike oversees the creative direction of Native Shoes, focusing on visual communication and product. Get an inside look at Mike's role as a VP of Marketing, how he drives Native Shoes' marketing strategy, fashion industry marketing as a whole, as well as insights on his career path and what led him to where he is today. Use promo code 'BRAINORSHINE' for 25% off!

Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

LHL Employer Speed Dating [Web + iOS]

Engage early and 'speed-date' upcoming web + iOS grads at this employer exclusive event. Considering a LHL’s web or iOS alumni to add to your growing team? This speed dating event is your exclusive chance to meet upcoming graduates and start your interview process. Employers and students will be broken in up into the web and iOS groups. Employers are encouraged, if possible, to bring two representatives to ensure you get a chance to meet all the students and all the students meet your company!

Mar
23
Mar 24

TechFestNW

TechFest NW is where you’ll explore the best of tech trends- from Artificial Intelligence to cannatech- in an up-close and personal way. With four tracks of content- Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Lifestyle Tech, and Digital Storytelling- there’s truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe. Carefully curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; meetups draw you together to network and mingle; demo alley boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchFest NW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.