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.
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
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.
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!
CVR is North America's leading VR/AR/MR conference and expo. CVR brings together great games, interactive experiences, and the best immersive technology to consumers, industry pros, and investors.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help us kick off the 2017 BCIC-New Ventures Competition this year from TELUS garden. Meet the NVBC community, connect with your fellow competitiors, and have the opportunity to hear from past participants. Open to anyone interested or participating in this year's competition!
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!
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.
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.
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’)
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
The 9th annual Pacific Venture Capital Conference and Competition ("PVCC") is a national stage designed for undergraduate, Masters and MBA students to present business ideas and financial valuations to an audience of entrepreneurial leaders, senior venture capitalists, and top industry professionals across North America.
Growing Your Brand With YouTube. YouTube is the world's second largest search engine after Google, reaching over a billion users, with a percentage of them being potential customers for your business. It's a social network, where brands can establish an engaged community interested in what they have to offer. Join us on March 16 to learn how businesses can grow their presence through YouTube marketing. Use promo code: Launch20 for 20% discount.
Get your ideas off the ground! For so many aspiring entrepreneurs, everything starts and stops with an idea. So they remain wantrepreneurs – spending their time, energy and money on everything else except the one thing that really matters; Action. In this workshop, you will develop your 3-step action plan. The road to success as an entrepreneur is never easy or clear. This dynamic workshop will help you break through the daily challenges you face with the right tools, mindset, strategies, and resources for success that you can apply immediately to create the results you want.Whatever your level of entrepreneurial knowledge, this workshop will help you whether you have an idea, or you're already building your startup.
The #BCTECH Summit will feature dynamic speakers and cross-industry sessions, showcase the latest technologies and innovations here in BC, establish new connections between tech entrepreneurs, business leaders from traditional industries, investors, government and academia, and highlight the opportunities in the tech sector for upcoming talent and youth.
Join us for an exclusive FREE screening of GENERATION STARTUP March 13th as part of #BCTECH on the Terrace, the official kick-off to the #BCTECH Summit March 14 - 15, 2017. #BCTECH on the Terrace is a public celebration of culture and technology starting at 5:00pm on the Western Pacific Terrace of the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Igniting Investment for Business Growth: Fireside Chat with Dragons' Den Manjit Minhas and Bruce Coxon.
Do you have an entrepreneur's mindset? Have you always wanted to know how to take something from an intial idea to a successful business? Or maybe you just like hearing interesting stories from successful people. Then this event is for you.This interactive and inspirational evening, featuring Dragons' Den Bruce Croxon & Manjit Minhas will provide guests an opportunity to learn how two of Canada's leading entrepreneurs have quickly and successfully established multimillion dollar companies in highly competitive markets and the lessons they've learned along the way.
As if two days of innovation and collaboration weren’t enough, we’re kicking off the #BCTECH Summit in style. On the evening of March 13th, join us for #BCTECH on the Terrace, a public celebration of technology and culture open to the entire community!On the Pacific West Terrace of the Vancouver Convention Centre, network and start the conversations early with food and drinks and the tunes of DJ Emilia out of the Traction on Demand Airstream. As the sun goes down, we’ll light the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza to officially kick-off the 2017 #BCTECH Summit!
The HTML500 is a one-day event where 50 of Canada's top tech companies come together to teach you and 499 other people how to code - for free! By the end of the day, you will have connected with over 100 developers and created your very own landing page using popular programming languages.
Demo Day is back! Lighthouse Labs' 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!
Impostor syndrome affects high-achieving individuals. Its hallmarks are the inability to internalize your accomplishments, and the persistent fear that you’ll be exposed as a fraud. Even though both genders experience these feelings, impostor syndrome has an outsized effect on working women, who tend to hold back in the face of these fears. Unchecked impostor syndrome can result in stalled careers, lost economic opportunity, and stepping back from the corporate world for women. This talk will focus on the ins-and-outs of Impostor Syndrome -- The fear that we are secretly under-qualified frauds that don't deserve our professional success.
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are highlighting successful women entrepreneurs. Hear about their journeys and how they’re pushing the boundaries for women in business. Whether you are a woman interested in business or you simply want to connect and hear from inspirational entrepreneurs, we invite you all to join us in celebrating women everywhere that are making an impact.
We're talking founder, manager, and team health. Tune in to your mental and physical health and that of your high performing team. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely journey. Launching a startup can be a grind.The hours are long, the resources are slim, and it's often all hands on deck. None of the effort is worth it if you've compromised your wellbeing or that of your team. In partnership with Heritage Office Furnishings, join us for an in-depth discussion about founder health and wellbeing. We will cover everything from mental to physical health, tools to track how you & your team are doing, and strategies for a healthier year ahead.
Looking to raise some capital but perhaps not keen on giving away equity? Or perhaps your business isn't the type of business suitable for venture funding? Fear not, there's now a multitude of other resources that we can tap into.
Familiarize yourself with the wealth of non-dilutive funding and non-traditional support options available locally for startups in the growth stage, and how best to tap into them. This free panel features speakers from:
Alex Popa, Boast Capital - SR&ED and Tax Credits
Robert McGarry, NRC Concierge - IRAP
Humaira Hamid, Futurpreneur - Debt Financing
Kara Zucker, FrontFundr - Equity Crowdfunding
Are you a female entrepreneur (or member of startup) looking to practice your pitch? Elevator is partnering with Women in Tech to put on Vantec Women's Pitch Night on March 3rd, as part of Women in Tech Week 2017. This pitch event provides a space for female entrepreneurs to present and practice their 90s pitch in a comfortable environment. Industry experts provide feedback to help them improve, and the audience votes on their top three pitches. The three companies who receive the most audience votes may receive a 90s preview spot at an upcoming Vantec Angel Network Meeting.
It's time to take charge - step up and own your accomplishments. Attend this year's Tech Summit, sponsored by Microsoft and Demonware, to help foster a dialogue within the tech community. The Summit will help to create awareness to what the tech community still needs to work on, by inviting open and all-encompassing conversations about the female experience in the World of Tech. With a plethora of speakers, we will talk about combatting imposter syndrome, building confidence, and empowering women in the tech industry.