🏙️ Midweek Memo: five free tickets for VTJ members
Plus, three new Vancouver tech events.
Welcome to the Midweek Memo: a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities. This week, read about changes at Telus International, learn about the life sciences sector in B.C., and take advantage of your VTJ membership.
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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events
🌎 Featured event: Tech for Good – How ESG Principles Can Drive Innovation | April 27
Join this panel discussion on the intersection of ESG and technology and how the two areas can work together to create a more sustainable and equitable future.
Learn about how technology can be used to address environmental challenges; the role of tech companies in promoting social justice and inclusion; and how ESG principles can be integrated into business operations and decision-making, with a specific focus on the experiences and perspectives of women in tech.
All-star panelists include:
Hilary Kilgour, co-founder and general partner, TheVenture.Fund
Chantelle Carden, venture associate for carbon management, B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy
Ka-Hay Law, partner, Telus Pollinator Fund for Good
Justin Bull, lecturer and leader, sustainability and ethics group, UBC Sauder School of Business
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⚖️ TODAY at 11:00: Navigating the Post-SVB Collapse: Find Stability with Credit Unions | April 12
In this rapidly changing financial landscape, it's crucial to diversify your funds and choose the right banking partners.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the game and make informed financial decisions.
Sandi MacGregor, AVP of business solutions, ConnectFirst Credit Union
Terry Wong, VP of treasury, Vancity
Bukkie Adewuyi, VP of finance and business intelligence, Prospera
Moderator: Yvette Wu, co-founder and CEO, Yield Exchange
🏥 Next week: B.C.'s Human Health Ecosystem | April 18
B.C. has been a leader in the life sciences sector, with companies such as Abcellera, Acuitas, Stemcell Technologies, Precision Nanosystems, and Zymeworks at the bleeding edge of so many innovations. But are our systems set up to sustain us as a global hub for innovation?
In this Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum event, you will hear from leaders in digital health, ageless living, and psychedelic inspired medicine, including:
Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, founder, CEO, and chief medical officer, Careteam Technologies
Dr. Gio Miletto, medical director of Omega Labs and investor of HaloHealth
Michael Forbes, founding president and owner, the Forbes Group
Brenda Irwin, managing partner, Relentless Ventures
Moderator: Heali Thirlwell, commercial real estate broker at CBRE and vice-chair of VEF
VTJ members have access to five free tickets (first-come, first-served). Email email@example.com to claim yours.
More must-attend events
50th Edition Angel Forum | April 20
Product Hunt Meetup Vancouver | April 25
Women in Tech Coffee with Toast | April 28
#vtjtalks: Inside InBC, the Province's $500M Strategic Investment Fund | May 23
Vancouver Startup Week | June 2-9 | 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: Shift
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Vancouver Tech Journal members receive a 30% discount on the first year of Shift Advanced.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem your perks or learn more about VTJ membership.
👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
Telus International welcomes two new directors and increases the number of independent directors on its board. Details »
Hillary Zwick Turner was appointed senior vice president of scripted content at Thunderbird Entertainment. Details »
💼 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.
Boomi is hiring a Commercial Account Executive
Tandem Studios Inc. is hiring an Intermediate Software Developer (C#/.NET)
Bulletproof Studio Tools is hiring a Senior Full Stack Web Developer - Founding Team
BrainStation is hiring an Educator, Cybersecurity
LingQ is hiring a QA Tester (Manual)
Svante is hiring a Data Integration Specialist
Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »
Growing your team? Post a job with us »
Seven more opportunities for you:
Get the VTJ Special: 25% off early-bird tickets to Tech Talent North
Register for the 2023 Investor Showcase at the University of British Columbia
Apply to the Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship program
Register for NFT BC, a two-day conference featuring panels from top digital artists, workshops, and artist activations