Here's what you need to know about this year's Vancouver Startup Week

According to organizers, more than 50 exciting virtual events including panels, hackathons and workshops are planned over the seven days this year.

Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is back for its 8th consecutive year and will be taking place virtually May 21–28, 2021. Like previous years, the initiative will feature events, including hackathons, workshops and panels.

The event returns this year with an A-list advisory committee that features high-profile industry leaders, including:

  • Paulina Cameron, CEO, The Forum

  • Raghwa Gopal, President + CEO, Innovate BC

  • Mina Haghighi, Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur Canada

  • Chris Hobbs, President, TTT Studios

  • Shivam Kishore, Manager, Technology and Partnerships, Vancouver Economic Commission

  • Casey Lau, Head of Asia, RISE Web Summit

Hoping to attend? Super Early Bird tickets close on March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT and can be purchased here.

“The past year has shown us how resilient and resourceful the startup community is in Vancouver — and around the world”, said Vivian Chan, Vancouver Startup Week’s Organizer. “I’m looking forward to the new ideas and insights we can access from VSW’s stakeholders this year. The team is especially excited about the increased amount of interactive events we have planned and will be taking advantage of new platforms to bring the events to life.”

According to organizers, more than 50 exciting virtual events including panels, hackathons and workshops are planned over the seven days this year.

Attendees will also get a chance to learn from and connect with some of the industry’s most impressive leaders and disruptors including Techstars, Futurpreneur, Spring Activator and Hubspot for Startups.

Attendees who purchase the Experience Package before April 30th will receive a Budgie Box — an ethical gift box that features exclusive VSW swag and select products from local small businesses who will host interactive events throughout the week.

Last year, over 2,000 attendees from 40 countries participated in VSW sessions and over 800 attended the Recruitment Fair.