Good afternoon! Welcome to this week’s Midweek Memo, brought to you by VanHack. Today, we’re focusing on events. While most in-person activities are still on hold (for now), there are plenty of virtual gatherings taking place for anyone interested in connecting with the local tech community. Below, we’ve put together a list of the ones on our radar over the next few weeks. See you there?
👨💻 Virtual Hiring Fair for Senior Developers
From February 22-24, VanHack will be hosting a 3-Day Virtual Hiring Fair for Senior Developers. It’s a can’t-miss opportunity for companies to meet pre-vetted world-class tech talent from across the globe, and make their next great hire. Here’s what to expect:
Company Pitches: 1-minute pitch about your company to candidates and the roles you’re hiring for.
Live Networking & Speed Interview with Candidates: Talk face-to-face with senior developers for five minutes each, and schedule the next steps all within the VanHack platform.
Women in Biotech Panel Discussion
On Friday, February 11, join Aspect Biosystems on the International Day of Women & Girls in Science for a virtual panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for women in science; how to successfully grow your career; and the experiences of leading Canadian women in biotech. Speakers include:
Brenda Irwin, managing partner, Relentless Venture Fund
Cate Murray, executive director & COO, Stem Cell Network
Dr. Shreya Shukla, co-founder and director of research, Notch Therapeutics
Dr. Frann Antignano, senior scientist & team lead, STEMCELL Technologies
Dr. Erin Bedford, head of academic partnerships, Aspect Biosystems
The Next Generation of Company Building and Financing: What Does it Look Like and Who is Leading the Change?
On February 15, join the Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum for its next event. In celebration of Black History month and the BIPOC community, VEF is bringing together a leading group of change-makers across the regional investment landscape who are actively funding some of the most diverse, inclusive, equitable, and impactful companies in BC and beyond. Speakers include:
Kookai Chaimahawong, VEF co-chair and venture partner, The51 Food & Agtech Fund
William Johnson, founder, Vancouver Tech Journal
Jill Earthy, CEO, InBC Investment Corp.
Shelley Kuipers, co-founder & co-CEO, The51
Leah Nguyen, investment director, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good
Marlon Thompson, founder, Future Capital
#VTJLive with Jill Earthy, CEO of InBC ($500M Fund)
On February 16, join Vancouver Tech Journal for the first of many #VTJLive conversations on Twitter Spaces. Special guest Jill Earthy, CEO of InBC, the new strategic investment fund, and VTJ founder William Johnson will chat about the organization’s mandate, goals, future plans, and how businesses can get a slice of its $500 million pie. Have a question for Jill? Submit it in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit
On March 9-11, 2022, attend the 2nd Annual Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit. The hybrid summit will be delivered both in-person and on a customized virtual platform and will attract over 1,000 security and privacy professionals from around the world to discuss important issues on how we securely live, work, and play as the move to digital platforms accelerates. Speakers include:
Jim Balsillie, chair, Council of Canadian Innovators
Steve Eccles, regional CEO and dean, Northeastern University Vancouver
Myla Pilao, director of threat research, Trend Micro
Chantal Bernier, national privacy and cybersecurity practice leader, Dentons Canada LLP
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