VEF is hosting a fireside chat with Varagesale founder Tami Zuckerman who will talk to us about her wild rollercoaster ride through her startup. VarageSale was one of Canada’s hottest startups raising $34M in investment from two prominent silicon valley VCs, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
**10 seats left - For Investors & Founders ONLY** Many founders and investors struggle with having the “valuation” discussion. Given that many startups have no revenue, much less profits, well established quantitative methods simply do not work well. All too often, it feels to the entrepreneur that valuations are just being pulled out of thin air.
Join Jason Boyer from PwC and Bob Chaworth-Musters from the Angel Forum for an interactive 2 hour workshop on startup valuation. We will walk thru some practical guidelines and three specific methods that entrepreneurs can use to guide their valuation negotiations.
BC’s top tech companies are looking for developers, QAs, data analysts, UX/UI designers, IT and DevOps engineers, and project managers! If you are a tech professional in one of these roles who is looking for your next dream job or looking to connect with awesome local tech employers, join us at the next Talent Day! Hosted by BCjobs.ca in partnership with the BC Tech Association, Talent Day is an opportunity for you to network and connect with top notch tech companies in a casual setting.
Join us January 25th with Microsoft as we explore the emerging trends of virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence, and how user experience design practices need to evolve for new platforms and the impact of AI and machine learning. We’ll discuss the state of the industry, share best practices for dealing with these new paradigms, and try to chart out a path forward that puts the human experience at the center of it all.
Launch Academy Community will receive a 30% discount on the ticket by using the code: VIRTUAL30
The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.
The WiT Regatta is an inclusive event. Regardless of your area(s) of expertise, all genders and career levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.
If you are interested in learning about how government support programs can help your business and your clients, this is the place to be. The SBIE will feature a trade-show which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from over 50 support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses.
Connecting Business and Government Support Services. The SBIE will feature a tradeshow which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from over 50 support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Interested in learning about how government support programs can help your business and your clients?Please join us!
In addition to the tradeshow portion of the Expo, you will have the chance to attend FOUR free educational panel sessions created for current and prospective small business owners!
On January 31st, join The RAISE Collective, Toniic, BLG LLP for a breakfast and fireside chat with Suzanne Biegel on Gender Lens Investing and Deepening the Impact of your Portfolio! During this empowering discussion, we’ll explore how gender impacts your investment choices, and the financial and social impacts of investing through a gender lens. Ticket includes breakfast and fireside chat.
Join us for a Data Science Panel Discussion where we’ll dive into the real-world applications of machine learning, deep learning, and AI with expert Data Analysts.
It’s a field that’s growing and involves complex disciplines like machine learning, deep learning, statistics, mathematics and more to extract insights from data, adding value for every team within a company. With so many growth opportunities, it’s more important than ever for every industry to understand their data and optimize their business accordingly.
Launch Academy Community will receive a 30% discount on the ticket by using the code: DS30
Learn how to power successful advertising and business growth through machine learning and growth hacking.See presentations from international digital marketing speakers Liz Austin from Google and Robert Cooper from PlusROI Online Marketing.
This full day event will feature over 25 speakers across blockchain and 4 companies presenting their blockchain technology. Keynote speeches from Don Tapscott and Toni Lane Casserly will focus on the future of the crypto landscape and panel discussions will take a deep dive into the economics, valuation, and underlying technology of the new asset class. We will also feature several blockchain startups and explore how they are utilizing blockchain technology to better the world.
Don’t be caught offside! Please attend our overview of common immigration and tax misconceptions for employee travel into Canada. This session will cover:
- immigration requirements for hiring foreign individuals to work in Canada,
- immigration requirements for US/foreign employees (business travelers) entering Canada, and;
- company payroll tax and individual income tax requirements for US/foreign employees (business travelers) entering Canada.
Join us at the 4th AI NEXTCon, the leading technology conference for AI hosted around the world. AI NEXTCon Conference Seattle brings together top technical engineers, practitioners, influential technologists and data scientists to share solutions and practical experiences in machine/deep learning, computer vision, speech recognition and NLP. The conference features a blend of hands-on workshops, inspirational keynotes, deep dive tech talks, and networking opportunity with like minded colleagues
Use the code "launchacademy20" by Dec 31/17 and get 20% off your ticket!
The next Tech Ladies #Vancouver Meetup, sponsored and hosted by Kickstarter is on Tuesday, January 16th. They're back for 2018 with a bit more of an intimate networking event: Kickstarter invites you to come together in their Vancouver office. Join them for snacks + drinks + new connections with other talented local folks working in tech.
Join Startup Vancouver, and Startup Grind to celebrate the end of the year and beginning of the holiday season at the Profile! What to expect:
- Hear about great success stories of 2017 from Vancouver startups!
- Listen to inspiring tales from founders and investors!
- Take part in the Startup Success Story 2017 Award Competition and get the chance to win a free ticket for the Startup Grind Global Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley (value $600)
- Share your highlights of the year and learn from other grinders how they prospered!
- Enjoy food & drinks and celebrate with old & new friends of the Vancouver entrepreneur community!
FOR ONE EVENING ONLY...international blockchain and TGE/ICO experts are being brought in to Maple Ridge to convene with local experts for a public discussion about the world of TGEs and ICOs. This is a blockchain community event not to be missed. **Bus will collect attendees at DCTRL offices before heading out to the event.
- Celebrate the holiday season with blockchain and crypto industry leaders, developers, professionals, investors and enthusiasts from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley.
- Enjoy drinks, appies and a visit to the offices of RightMesh's award-winning parent company, Left.
- Be there for exciting door prizes!
Crypto Christmas is a joint community-building and educational event.
Are you a woman interested in finding mentors for Business Leadership, Acceleration Strategies, and/or Technology? Join us for a night of speed-dating style networking with Women Leaders in Tech. Learn from industry experts in Vancouver, BC - one of the biggest tech cities in the world!
Join Farris corporate and employment lawyers Arik Broadbent, Allan McGavin, and Sean Tevlin as they present common legal problems that can arise for emerging companies. By flagging these troublesome issues ahead of time, companies can successfully navigate the legal minefield.
Join Futurpreneur Canada's Entrepreneur In Residence Chad Fryling, and a group of like-minded entrepreneurs in the same start-up stage as you, for the ever-popular Rock My Business Plan workshop. This free, intensive crash course is designed to help entrepreneurs create a killer business plan in record time. Expect to cover the crucial 3Ms of a business plan: Mindset, Market, and Money, along with pointers on how to elevate your business right from the start, and time for speed-networking.
Women Who Code is partnering with Bench Accounting and Women In Male-Dominated Industries. We all know there’s a problem with diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. We don’t need to know more of the “why” we have this problem and “why” it’s important to do something about it. We want to know what we can start doing about it. This event is a space for us to talk about and share what has worked and how to bring it to your organization. Our commitment behind the evening is that you leave feeling newly inspired and empowered, and with new ideas for action.
FICANEX is coming to BC to uncover opportunities to collaborate with innovative, local companies through partnerships with customer-facing financial institutions to help deliver a seamless customer experience. Join the YVR FinTech community for an interactive and engaging event featuring FinTech company demos, a panel discussion, a keynote, and networking. Learn from industry experts and mingle with tech startups, financial institutions and industry supporters. FREE TICKET with code "startupdigest"
This event will feature 8 to 10 of Vancouver's top companies. Each company will be provided a 5-minute pitch slot and 5 minutes of Q&A to impress the judges and to win prizes and garner investor conversations.
To apply to pitch, your company must fall under one of the following: edutech, fintech, retail tech, health tech, and video games.
ConFoo is a developer conference that will take place at the Sheraton WallCentre on December 4-6, with over 80+ technical presentations covering everything
from PHP, Ruby, Java, .Node and much more. ConFoo is a non-profit organisation that promotes software development best practices.
MLH Local Hack Day - Hillel is a 12 hour hack day at UBC that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome technology. On December 2nd 2017, students around the world will be simultaneously attending MLH Local Hack Day at their school, resulting in the single largest day of student hacking ever.
PressReader is a new platform to consume news and media and Nikolay Malyarov is their CCO and General Counsel. He has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities publishers face and his specialty is in digital publishing. He's a great speaker and talked at numerous events such as TED2017 and Forbes Travel Guide Awards. Here about his experience on growing PressReader to a global tech company from Vancouver, building multiple partnerships with big labels, his insights on media and his vision for the future of news and publishing!
Join us for the next Women’s Pitch Night, November 30, put on by Volition Events, in partnership with Women in Tech World, Driven by Women, and VANTEC Angel Network. This event provides a space for female entrepreneurs to practice their 90-second pitch in a comfortable environment. Industry experts provide feedback, and the audience votes on the top three companies. These top companies will win prizes from GG media lab, Cleverhat Photoplay, CodeCore, Kipling Media, and FrontFundr, and may receive a 90-second preview spot at an upcoming VANTEC Angel Network Meeting.
By 2020 VR/AR will be a $150 billion industry and Vancouver is leading the charge as one of the worlds fastest growing tech hubs and a leader in VR/AR. We’re bringing together investors, industry leaders, and top VR/AR talent to discuss the current state of the immersive tech market and uncover opportunities for growth. Investors will meet VR innovators and local startups will learn the best methods for securing funding for their business.
VanFUNDING 2017 will ignite insightful discussions about Financing Infrastructure Disruption: how are decentralized financial systems creating value and the future of financial services. #VF2017 will bring together innovators, industry leaders, experts, academics and policymakers for a full day of thought-provoking dialogue in a truly immersive experience: roundtable discussion, with an open mic session for all conference attendees. A full day regulatory hackathon will also take place concurrently throughout the day.
This Vancouver Hackathon will bring together people who love cool new tech products and networking with the growing startup community in Vancouver. If you have a team or idea you're working on for the Product Hunt Global Hackathon, this event is for you. Food, drinks, and swag will be provided.
Vancouver Tech Friday, organized by Netwoko, is a monthly tech industry social night aiming to bring Vancouver tech community together as well as university students who are looking for great opportunities.
The event will feature 5-7 tech firms promoting their products and company culture to other industry peers as well as sharing co-op/internship opportunities to students in 5-minute presentations, followed by an afterparty in a nightclub setting for everyone to freely socialize and party
Startup Weekends are where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. The weekend kicks off with open mic pitches on Friday where attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practising LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Take part is an awesome LOI Crash Course!
The League of Innovators presents a special two-day Crash Course that focuses in on how to make those ideas into real, tangible products. Join LOI at the Microsoft Garage as you get your hands dirty and work together to make something real! The course will run from 9am to 3pm both days.
This course is designed for youth aged 18-25 years old.
With the great growth of startups in our economy, the world turns its eyes now to the characters who are increasingly leading innovation and technology companies around the world: women. The 3rd edition of ExpoPlaza Latina Start-up and Innovation opens its doors to an extensive discussion on actions we can take to expand the participation women on innovations and entrepreneurship. We will review successful cases in all the Americas, from North to South, motivating women and men to work together in the development and implementation of innovative solutions.
Whether you are a start-up, a growing company, or doing business internationally (or planning to do so), join us for this information session with specialists from the following organizations:
- Manning Elliott LLP: Accounting and tax considerations
- LaBarge Weinstein LLP: Legal structure, CCPC, EBC, M&A
- NorthBridge Consultants: Government Funding programs for R&D, Innovation & (international) Growth
- Global Affairs Canada: Government programs for doing business internationally
Short presentations will be followed by extensive Q&A opportunities.
ProtoHack has partnered with Movember for Mo'Hacks.
This event will be dedicated to innovating for men's health.
The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round and addresses the biggest health issues facing men today: (1) prostate cancer, (2) testicular cancer, and (3) mental health and suicide prevention.
A full day leadership conference exploring topics around discovering your why, emotional intelligence, transitional leadership, and more. This year the Vancouver chapter of Young Women in Business is bringing back the Beyond Leadership Conference, centered on the theme Lead From Within. Through a full day’s series of workshops, keynote speakers, and distinguished panels, YWiB aims to foster meaningful relationships and inspire the passion of the leader within.
Join FrontFundr on November 17th for their virtual “Capital Cafe” to learn more about how FrontFundr connects investors and entrepreneurs, making capital raising for your business more efficient and transparent. Make sure to bring your questions about raising capital online!
Session 1 (of 3): Navigating complex customer security questions, compliance requirements. Understanding the importance of internal controls and transparency to your customers. *This is an intro session; the series is comprise of two hour-long sessions with a larger group and one 1.5 hour-long break-out with a smaller, sector-focused group, spread over three different days. You can sign up for continued sessions after this intro session.
Privacy is all around us. In a hyper connected world where data insight gives organizations a competitive edge, the risks of managing and safeguarding that data - specifically personal data - have increased exponentially. How then, not-for-profit organizations, can influence the importance of privacy and security management while at the same time continue forging relationships with the communities they serve? Join us for this event where we will explore the opportunities that lie ahead in terms of increasing trust, reputation and brand exposure through the management of Private information.