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🏙️ Midweek Memo: In office with an angel
Plus, we're looking for volunteers for VTJ Live.
Welcome to the Midweek Memo: your weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities.
Looking to get involved in the Vancouver tech scene? Reach out to Emily Molley to lend a hand at the event or the after-party.
Oh — and are you still not a VTJ member? You’ve been missing out on 50% off our #vtjtalks events, along with a whole lot of other benefits. You can even ask your boss if your company will cover the $8.25 a month.
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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events
🎬 FEATURED: Vancouver Tech Journal Live with Jason Fried | September 21
On September 21, Jason Fried joins Vancouver Tech Journal and special guests at the Vogue Theatre for an in-depth conversation on technology, the big ideas changing business, and what it all means for the future of entrepreneurship.
Fried is an innovator, a trailblazer, and a movement-maker. He is the co-founder and CEO of 37signals, the creators of project management software Basecamp and email platform HEY.
He also co-wrote the New York Times bestselling book Rework, and pioneered the idea that four-day workweeks could actually drive productivity (“When there’s less time to work, you waste less time.”)
Hear from the best about how business is changing right now.
20% off for VTJ members – email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
Vancouver Tech Journal members are invited to join founder William Johnson for a series of casual, yet in-depth conversations with a number of local tech and VC leaders.
At these interactive sessions, everyone will have the opportunity to speak up, ask questions, and share their own expertise.
☕ Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee at The Coffee Bar | September 12
You’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00am-10:00am to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere. But now, every week we’re switching locations, thanks to a number of fantastic community hosts.
Check out a new office, discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new – do it all at one of our upcoming coffee meetups.
Securing your first customer is one thing. But what does it take to make your first million, or $10 million, $100 million? Join us to hear from an all-star panel that includes leaders whose companies have reached one or more of these milestones:
Rob Fraser, founder and CEO, Outway
Annalea Krebs, founder and CEO, Social Nature
Dan Sutton, founder and CEO, Tantalus Labs
Daniel Eberhard, founder and CEO, Koho
Helping innovators and changemakers tell their stories
As the country’s leading tech PR firm, Switchboard – an Earnscliffe Strategies company helps innovators create positive change by driving communication strategies that get results. Whether you need brand positioning, media relations, issues management or content creation, see how they’ll get you real results.
🔥 #IGNITE: Accelerating your Path to Commercialization | September 25
Innovate BC supports the development of ground-breaking technologies that are disrupting traditional industries in British Columbia.
#IGNITE will take attendees through the commercialization path, from development and validation to securing customers, while showcasing the support available to B.C. innovators at each stage and featuring success stories from those who have been there, done that.
📅 Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) | September 26-28
EIW brings together storytellers and movement-builders from across the entrepreneurship@UBC ecosystem to share their insights on the strategies and tactics that helped them transform their ideas to impact.
This year’s focus is on climate and the public health crisis, and the system changes and actions needed.
More must-attend events from our partners
Placemaking Summit | October 3
Frontier Summit | October 4-5
TechPong 2023 | October 19
Check out the full events list of tech events events.vantechjournal.com
How diverse are your technical teams?
Hiring women does more than tick a diversity checkbox. Diverse technical teams build more inclusive products, achieve greater business results and establish stronger relationships.
So, what are you waiting for?
At Toast, we partner with companies that want to build a more diverse and equitable workplace by connecting them with talented women in their field. We’re backed by the federal government and are helping businesses meet their ESG targets one placement at a time.
Book a partnership call and find Toast-worthy talent.
🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk
This week: The Wine Factory
The Wine Factory has been catering to winemakers for over two decades and offers a robust variety of grapes from across the globe to make high-quality wines, coolers, and ciders on-site. Learn about wine and grapes as you are guided through making your first batch of wine.
Vancouver Tech Journal members receive 15% off the price of a wine, cider, or hard selzer kit with each new batch purchased.
👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
💼 Vancouver Tech Jobs
Be like Montra and reach qualified local talent with our Vancouver Tech Jobs board.
Whether you're looking for a dream role or a dream employee, Vancouver Tech Jobs has you covered, with open jobs including:
BC Public Service is hiring a Business Manager
Montra Interactive is hiring for multiple roles
Reusables.com is hiring an Intermediate Full-Stack Developer
Taking Root is hiring a Senior Product Manager
Rhino Ventures is hiring a Director of Finance
LexSelect is hiring a Technical Lead
SunTracker Technology is hiring a Software Engineer
Ari is hiring a Lead Engineer
Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »
Growing your team? Post a job with us »
🙋 Your online community
Did you know you can connect with your tech community using our dedicated VTJ Slack? We know not all of you can get to our events in person, so this is your chance to network and chat with your friendly neighbourhood tech professionals from the comfort of your home. Join your VTJ Community Slack.
Four more opportunities for you:
Apply to the Canada Digital Adoption Program for small businesses
Apply for the BC Nimbus Synergies Health Impact Investor Challenge
Apply for funding from Digital’s Horizon AI Global Advantage stream