🏙️ Midweek Memo: Apply to speak at our AI showcase
Plus, the Digital Supercluster brings a new board on board.
Welcome to the Midweek Memo: a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities. In this issue, read about three upcoming VTJ events, $1000 in discounts on startup courses, and big moves in Vancouver tech.
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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events
👶 #vtjtalks: Scaling a Business and Family Together | April 12
Join us this month to learn and discuss how to navigate the challenges of growing your business while raising a family.
We'll dig into practical strategies for time-management, delegation, self-care, and more.
Speakers announced so far include:
Kathleen Reid, principal and partner, Switchboard, an Earnscliffe Strategies company
Diraj Goel, founding and managing partner, GetFresh Ventures
Sarah Boland, founder and CEO, Life Lapse
Moderator: Lizzy Karp, CEO, Brood Care
🤖 Vancouver AI Showcase with AInBC | April 13
The era of AI has officially begun. Join us this month to learn and discuss who is working on what AI-driven products, projects, and businesses in Vancouver.
In an unconventional format, we'll be inviting up to 20 different companies on stage to pitch what they're working on, and to share what they're learning while they build it.
🏦 #vtjtalks: Inside InBC, the Province's $500M Strategic Investment Fund | May 23
InBC is investing its $500 million in local companies and venture funds that offer both financial gain and social impact.
Are you an investor or startup looking to learn more about how InBC works? Want details about its decision-making criteria and process? Do you have questions about how to access its capital? Join us to hear from:
Jill Earthy, chief executive officer, InBC
Leah Nguyen, chief investment officer, InBC
Kate Wilson, managing editor, Vancouver Tech Journal
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💻 Digital Assets – Emerging regulatory developments, trends and challenges | April 17
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is hosting a seminar on the ever-changing digital assets landscape.
Join securities regulators and industry leaders to make sense of what is happening now, and what can be expected in the coming months.
Moderators: Jason Brooks and Julie Bogle, both partners at Borden Ladner Gervais
Ruben Sahakyan, director of diversified industries, consumer and retail, technology, and digital assets at Stifel
Blake Allan, partner of international tax services at MNP
Laurie Goldbach, tax lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais
📅 Vancouver Startup Week | June 2-9
Over seven jam-packed days, Vancouver Startup Week connects entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders, and friends to build momentum and opportunity around our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.
The Vancouver startup community comes together to provide workshops, panels, and networking events in tech, marketing, financing and more.
Come and learn from Vancouver’s best through panel discussions, fireside chats, and hands-on workshops at various venues around town.
Use code VSWxVTJ20 for 20% off general all-access tickets.
Check out the full events list of tech events events.vantechjournal.com
🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk
This week: Jelly Digital Marketing & PR
Jelly Digital Marketing & PR is an award-winning firm providing digital ads, social media, SEO, and public relations services to brands in Metro Vancouver, and across Canada and the United States.
Vancouver Tech Journal members receive a discount of between $250 and $1000 on four select courses.
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👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
The Digital Supercluster has appointed its new board of directors. Details »
Edith Baker joins Raven Indigenous Capital Partners as an investment readiness associate. Details »
Matt Gould was appointed chief commerce officer at Apply Digital. Details »
Jenn Bouyoukos was welcomed as the VP of people and legal at Bench Accounting. Details »
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💼 Vancouver Tech Jobs
Whether you're looking for a dream role or a dream employee, Vancouver Tech Jobs has you covered with a wide selection of local tech roles.
Visualping is hiring a Senior Product Manager
Hiive is hiring a Principal Software Developer (Elixir/React)
Brex is hiring a Group Product Manager, Spend Expenses (Remote)
GeoComply is hiring an IT Support Engineer (Vancouver)
Aspect Biosystems is hiring a Laboratory and Facilities Manager
Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »
Growing your team? Post a job with us »
Six more opportunities for you:
Get the VTJ Special: 25% off early-bird tickets to Tech Talent North
Apply for the BC Tech Indigenous-led Technology Company Accelerator
Check out InBC Investment Corporation’s online information sessions for companies seeking investment