Starting in May 2018, Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) offering Discovery Foundation’s EM3 (Entrepreneurial Mindset Mastery & Mentoring) Program to help female founders overcome their unique challenges. The program is based on WEC’s peer mentoring methodology, which has helped over 450 women business owners around, and now we’re expanding into the tech and innovation space. Application deadline is April 30th so apply now!
This workshop is offered in partnership with VanTec Angel Network, exclusively to entrepreneurs who have pitched or who have applied to pitch at VANTEC. Managing your business’s operations and raising seed capital can feel like a balancing act. As a founder, you’re essentially juggling two full-time jobs at the same time! Come to the workship if:
- You are a co-founder of a post-launch business
- You are looking to raise capital for your company
The Fundica Roadshow is stopping in Vancouver at BCIT on May 31st, 2018
A select group of entrepreneurs will get a chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of angels, VCs, banks, and government organizations. All Fundica Roadshow participants will be exposed to inspirational and educational speakers, and will have time to network with investors and entrepreneurs. Deadline to apply to the pitch competition is May 19.
Tickets for our Launch Academy community (that's you!) are discounted by 20%. Use the code 'launchacademy20' at checkout.
The Business Success Summit has arranged for a wide range of experts to share the necessary tools for creating both success and fulfillment. Join them for two days of great speakers and fantastic training and information you can use to enhance and improve personal to professional. General admission is free.
BCBusiness presents the networking event of the year, marking the release of the TOP 100 issue, the definitive list of BC's largest companies. This year, they have a very special guest: Ian Telfer will recount his journey building Vancouver based Goldcorp into one of the world's largest gold mining companies.
Join us on May 24th with expert design panelists as they provide insight and discussion on the multi-faceted design industry. The panel will touch on areas of UX design and UI design, as well as designing for physical/digital products.
Learn more on why design is one of the most in-demand fields and sought-after skills as well as how you can get your foot in the door!
The BCPreneur Summit will attract over 2000 BC entrepreneurs and small business owners — dubbed “BCPrenuers”. By registering you’ll join other thought leaders and learn how to take your venture to the next level. The event will be hosted by Fiona Forbes and Mary Zilba and will feature keynote speaker Earvin "Magic" Johnson, along with experts ranging from the fields of marketing, coding, blockchain technology and funding.
From AI and machine learning to virtual and augmented reality, technology is revolutionizing every part of our economy. Attend this year’s #BCTECH Summit to hear from business leaders who are successfully navigating the uncharted terrain of this new digital age and pushing the boundaries of innovation.
This is your opportunity to join an unparalleled mix of innovators, industry and government to learn how technology is powering cross-industry growth and what you must do to emerge as a global leader.
As a part of the Launch Academy community, use the code LAAC100 and save $100 off your ticket!
Blockchain is a name already synonymous with innovation and possibility on a massive scale. It has clearly arrived — but it’s not done arriving. With blockchain’s countless opportunities steadily marching over the horizon, how it will impact our world is just coming into focus. Tomorrow belongs to the farsighted.
That is why Glance is bringing some of the world’s leading industry experts to Vancouver to explore the future of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and the myriad implications for economics, finance, and the foundations of society.
Exclusive Launch Academy offer: Save 20% off your ticket by using the promo code GPBE.
Bluzelle's Distributed Database Hackathon is back! Win $100-$500 in Crypto on your new Ledger hardware wallet. Plus they have Brian Fox (CTO Orchid Creator of GNU Bash) and Ryan Fugger (Original Creator of Ripple) flying in for the event - these folks have created technology we all use directly/indirectly today. Last hackathon sold out, added more tickets, then sold out again, so register now while you can.
Online video accounts for the majority of all consumer traffic on the internet. How effectively is your brand using video marketing to grow your brand presence, increase sales, and engage your target market? Join hundreds of business leaders & marketing professionals on April 18 for a gathering of industry experts sharing leading video marketing strategies and best practices benefiting Canada’s business community.
As a part of our community, use the code 'LaunchAcademy' at checkout and save 20% off your ticket!
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back! For the 18th year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $275,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures across the province. Deadline to apply is April 16.
New Ventures BC applies a broad definition of technology—past entrants have created keyless entry for guest rentals, created an app for medical clinics, and designed new ways to read plant signals with drones. There’s room for all types of innovative technologies.
Ready to start advertising on Facebook but no idea where to start? Join Spring for an in-depth workshop on using Facebook for advertising
Who is this for: Founders of companies that are thinking of using Facebook to promote their product/service. Marking specialist looking to better understand how to leverage Facebook.
This intro to pitching workshop will teach new founders how to build and deliver your pitch whether it’s to a crowd of 100’s or in a one-on-one investor meeting.
Come to our workshop if:
- You are a co-founder of an early-stage startup
- You want to improve your public speaking skills
- You want to WOW potential investors and customers
You are invited to the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference April 5-6, 2018 in Squamish BC! This year, the Westlund Group is hosting CIMC—Western Canada's largest marketing conference with 700 attendees and 40+ leaders in digital marketing. Speakers include CEOs, VPs, Directors and digital managers from brands such as Google Canada, Disney, Uber, Facebook, Instagram, MEC, Hootsuite, Slack, Twitter, Microsoft, McDonalds, and more.
A year ago, we were working behind the scenes to create the Vancouver VR Community. Join us as we revisit a throwback to the basics! The night will include mingling, demos, community roundtables and an intro to the HTC Vive Focus and Hidden Fortune. See our event page for details.
Come and join us on Tuesday evening and learn from Mirey Faema how to create a successful and well thought out crowdfunding strategy for your business. We will discuss what you need to do in order to plan, launch AND execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. Additionally, will also explore the differences between successful and unsuccessful campaigns and clearly demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of crowdfunding.
If your nonprofit doesn't have its books in order, then ensuring you are compliant with tax regulations can be a real drain on resources. Accounting software can help, but only if you know how to use it effectively. In this workshop, Bob Wang and Jean Elwell of Legacy Advantage share some guidance on how to run an audit-proof nonprofit. In the presentation they focus specifically on QuickBooks (desktop version available through TechSoup Canada's product catalogue), but many of their insights and best practices are applicable to any accounting system.
The Growth Marketing Virtual Summit is the world’s premier live growth marketing virtual event. This is your opportunity to learn bottom-line-driving growth strategies and tactics – right from the comfort of your favorite desktop or mobile device for FREE!
It’s the only event dedicated to teaching what it actually takes to move your growth needle – no filler, no fluff – so you can start hitting the growth numbers you know you deserve.
As a freelancer and agency UX designer, Jerome Valdez worked for some of the world’s biggest brands. His past clients include Apple, Nike, and Nintendo. Jerome’s transition from UX Designer to Product Manager revealed new perspectives and processes to integrate with technology, marketing, and business.
On March 29th, Jerome will share the principles he has learned as a Product Manager. These are lessons that make creative professionals much more valuable to their teams and clients.
Startup drinks are a casual gathering at the end of each month for anyone who's interested in startups. We meet at 131 Water in downtown Vancouver and we chat about all things #startups...projects, funding, challenges, etc.
This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the community and a great way to connect on a regular basis.
Vancouver's only circuit for games and entertainment is proud to host a live performance of pitchers and presentation. P.V.P is here to help share ideas and get feedback from an expert panel of working professionals! this event is meant to connect with like-minded individuals, introduce a group of highly-esteemed panellists, and allow you to think like a pro and pitch yourself into a world of games & entertainment.
Join us for the first meetup of 2018 for a night of growth stories and strategies from mobile experts from top performing apps in the city. We’ll kick off the evening with some beer, soft drinks, and pizza, and then hear lessons and best practices for app growth. We’ll cover everything from organic and paid user acquisition, retention and engagement strategies, and more.
Come and join us on Tuesday evening and allow Jonathan Christian to teach you:
• How to turn your passions and personal stories into entertaining and educating content that will set you leagues apart from your competition
• How to create engaging blog posts WITHOUT writing
• Ninja secrets on how to pick the right titles for your blog posts and keywords for maximum searchability
Have an idea that's going to revolutionize the future of work and learning? OpenED Vancouver is an innovation challenge to create solutions to reinvent the learning experience through prototyping and design thinking. This represents an opportunity for every educator to improve the education system and every student to challenge the status quo. Participants are encouraged to tackle challenges at the intersection of education and technology.
Use the code 'Launch' and get 30% off your ticket!
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.Don’t miss out on this chance to meet recruiters and technical reps from Vancouver’s best companies face-to-face and learn about new opportunities.
Canada's small business economy is a big deal. So, it's not surprising that many financial institutions and technology providers are looking at innovative and smart technology solutions to attract this substantial and growing sector. After all, it's the small businesses of today that grow up to be the industry giants of tomorrow. On March 15th, Central 1 hosts the third event in the BC Tech FinTech Series to share insights from their survey of 1,500+ small business owners across Canada, and to discuss the opportunity for smart technology solutions to revolutionize the experience of small business owners.
Intrigued by the world of entrepreneurship? Curious about early-stage investing? Join us on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 for a dynamic evening of conversation and connections with like-minded champions, advisors, founders and investors. This event is focused on educating and supporting new women investors, and is open to attendees with all levels of investing experience.
Further your strategic networking agenda as we bring together the west coast’s premier gathering of the most active US and Canadian VC firms, corporate development leaders from some of the most active acquirers in IT, Sustainable Technology, and Clean Energy, and the most accomplished M&A professionals. Connecting North American corporate and venture capital investors with entrepreneurs building world-class technology companies, #CFF2018 will feature presentations from approximately 25 of the most promising technology companies.
Come hear the founder of Swae – an ai-powered collective-decision making tool for decisions in companies, organizations and cities – discuss many of the topics above in a talk about how we might evolve into a future of greater decentralized, inclusive and participatory decision-making. The discussion will touch on how we upgrade society's institutions, h ow should democracy evolve for a digital age, and ask should employees and other stakeholders have more say in consequential decisions taken by their companies?
The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) is proud to present FFCON18: VELOCITY (2018 Fintech and Funding Conference), an expanded 4th Annual of Canada’s leading financial technology and funding conference. As Cryptocurrencies dominate the media scene, and the ICO frenzy is in full fledge, can the Blockchain live up to the massive demand to deliver real-life use cases and value to the customer? And can Fintech and Funding catch up with the changing landscape of the industry?
Get 30% off your ticket using the code "VELOCITY_CP_VIP"
As a part of Innovation Week 2018, organized by the city of New Westminster, Public Services and Procurement Canada is partnering with the city to present to you Innovation Forum 2018.
This event will showcase various government support programs that are available to Canadian companies in the R&D and innovation space. The Forum will also feature presentations and discussions with support programs and experts from: Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), NSERC, SR&ED, Mitacs, Concierge Service, IRAP, CANSOFCOM, BCDevExchange, BCIC, and the Western Economic Diversification