Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Ultimate Startup Community End Of The Year Party!

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!
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Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Demystifying Business Travel Requirements into Canada

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.
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Jan
24
2:00 PM14:00

Startup Valuation 101 for Founders & Investors

**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.

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Jan
30
8:30 AM08:30

2018 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo

  • Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Crypto Christmas - a blockchain community event

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.

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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Rock My Business Plan Crash Course

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.

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Women Who Code Presents: Now, What? Where and How to Begin to Solve the D&I Problem in Tech

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. 

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Dec
5
4:30 PM16:30

FinTech Day: Digitally Revolutionizing the Customer Experience

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"

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Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Volition Events Investor-Based Pitch Event

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.

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

ConFoo Developer Conference

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.

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

MLH Local Hack Day - Hillel

  • 6145 Student Union Boulevard Vancouver, BC, V6T 2C9 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Startup Grind Vancouver hosting PressReader (Nikolay Malyarov)

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! 

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Nov
30
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Pitch Night

Join us for the next Women’s Pitch Night, November 30, put on by Volition Events, in partnership with Women in Tech WorldDriven 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 labCleverhat PhotoplayCodeCoreKipling Media, and FrontFundr, and may receive a 90-second preview spot at an upcoming VANTEC Angel Network Meeting.

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Nov
30
5:30 PM17:30

Growing Innovation, Investment Opportunities for VR/AR

  • BCIT Downtown Tech Hub - 5th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

VanFUNDING 2017

  • SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Nov
26
2:30 PM14:30

Product Hunt Vancouver Hackathon

  • 1100 - 555 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6B Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Vancouver Tech Fridays

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

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Nov
24
to Nov 26

Startup Weekend Vancouver 2017

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.

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Nov
23
to Nov 24

LOI Crash Course

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.

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Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Women in the Americas: Leading the Path to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.

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Nov
21
8:00 AM08:00

Legal, tax and funding considerations for start-ups and growing companies.

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.

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Mo'Hacks Vancouver: Innovating for Men's Health

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.

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Nov
18
8:30 AM08:30

YWiB Beyond Conference 2017: Lead From Within

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. 

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Nov
14
8:00 AM08:00

Cyber Security Educational Series

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. 

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

How to MVP

Every startup has a set of steps to get to MVP, and when do you know “is it good enough?”

As a Founder you plan, you build, you test, but when do you decide to release your product? Join Sarah and Aimee and TNT’s guests for the evening and find out “How to MVP!” hosted @BLG.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Security and Privacy Processes for Nonprofits

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.

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Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Rock My Business Plan

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 a free, intensive crash course designed to help entrepreneurs create a killer business plan in record time. If you're aged 18 – 39, and are dead-serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

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Oct
30
to Oct 31

Innovate Now, Canada!

  • Vancouver Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On October 30th & 31st, CityAge will bring together 250 leaders in innovation from across Canada and abroad for #InnovateNowCanada in Vancouver. Innovate Now Canada is a partnership between CityAge and The Rideau Hall Foundation, which exists to amplify the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians.  It will present tools and ideas to improve Canadian productivity, grow the economy and build an inclusive society.

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

ProtoHack Innovation Challenge: Vancouver

ProtoHack is a 12-hour experience where you will build a prototype that communicates an idea visually. ProtoHack requires no coding or coding experience! 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 4) or solo.  Tickets need to be purchased online before the event so register now:

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

ProtoHack Vancouver

Launch Academy is partnering with ProtoHack to organize a non-coding hackathon to empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge, and know-how that will bring ideas to life.

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 4) or solo.

All Launch Academy members are granted a 25% discount on registration costs. Slack Shade Souc to receive a discount code. 

 

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