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Your last chance to join us this Thursday at the Vogue Theatre, plus discover which two local investing leaders have come together. This is your Sunday Briefing.
Jason Fried built a $100 billion business. On Thursday (September 21), we’re bringing him to the Vogue Theatre to tell you how he did it.
Fried is the co-founder and CEO of 37signals, the creators of project management software Basecamp and email platform HEY. Learn from one of the world’s most original minds in an in-depth conversation on technology, the big ideas changing business, and what it all means for the future of entrepreneurship.
Oh, and in case you missed it — Andrew Wilkinson, co-founder and CEO of Tiny ($TINY), has joined the event line-up! Tiny owns Dribble, MetaLab, AeroPress, and many other wonderful businesses.
Honestly, you don’t want to miss this. This is your last chance to get your ticket for the hottest event this side of Christmas.
Now onto today’s briefing. It’s 1,033 words: a four-minute read.
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The pair’s combined programming and expertise will deliver even greater support for diverse investors and underrepresented founders.
The Vancouver-based text-to-narration software company is one of just 23 picked for the accelerator, from an applicant pool of more than 7,900.
Summer may be winding to a close but there is no shortage of takeaways to dive into. Members-only content.
Discover how local companies beat a sector downslide by transforming their business practices or products.
After much anticipation, Leopold's Tavern opens it's West Broadway location on Monday, September 18 at 1619 West Broadway. Leo's is a community bar known for it's eclectic decor, unique atmosphere and wild poutine creations such as the Punchbowl Poutine—1lb of cheese curds, 4lbs of potatoes and 1L of gravy served in a giant punch bowl. Leo's offers classic pub-style food with a variety of plant-based and gluten-friendly options.
Leo's has a constantly rotating set of weekly features including Poutine of the Week, Burger or the Month, Taco & Tequila Tuesdays, Wing Wednesdays, plus brunch on weekends and holidays from 11-3. Minors are allowed until 8 p.m. daily and the kitchen is open late with the full menu available until close (2 a.m.)!
Swing by to check out the new location at 1619 West Broadway or get it to go at leostogo.ca
🤝 Funding and deals
Vancouver International Film Festival and DigiBC announced the return of Signals, a unique interactive exhibition of 35 curated projects that investigate the potential of creative technologies in storytelling.
Vancouver-based Webnames.ca, Canada's original domain name registrar co-founded by the inventor of .CA, announced a new partnership with Wix.com — a leading global SaaS platform — to create, manage, and grow an online presence.
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💼 Take your career to the next level
There are hundreds of Vancouver tech businesses searching for talent, including Montra, BC Public Service, Ethos, LexSelect, The Coaches Site, ari, Resuseables.com, Taking Root, and SunTracker.
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Vancouver-based DevEngine connects North American innovation with Latin American tech talent to create top-notch software and data engineering teams. The network of engineers is spread across Latin America with main hub in Argentina.
💡 Ideas and insights
Joel Hansen, head of marketing at LOI Venture, writing on LinkedIn: This year is Costco’s 40th anniversary. Here’s 7 crazy facts about their business that'll make you respect their journey.
Boris Wertz, founder and general partner of Version One Ventures, writing on his firm’s site: The power of two: How AI can spark both technological and business model innovation.
Local management consultant Christian Nielsen featured in the Globe and Mail: Heart valve disease: common, serious, but treatable.
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