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🏙️ Midweek Memo: Join us for Office Hours
Plus, applications are open for the StrongerBC future skills grant, and our Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee goes on tour.
Welcome to the Midweek Memo: your weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities.
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
🙋♀️ Office Hours with FUSE VC's Sara Lindquist, Later CTO Ian Mackinnon, and Angel Forum CEO Irene Dorsman | Ongoing
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.
Want to join us? Become a member.
🔫 The DTC Showdown - Vancouver's Ecommerce Extravaganza! | August 28
Presented by Internet Masterminds Vancouver, the DTC Showdown features five remarkable entrepreneurs who achieved seven- or eight-figure success with direct-to-consumer product businesses.
Plus, networking, games, prizes, voting with Nerf guns and foam balls, and more.
☕ Tech Morning Coffee at Entuitive Compliance | August 22
You’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere.
This week, we're at Entuitive Compliance (1040 W Georgia St #420). Register for free to let our hosts know you’re coming.
It's time to say goodbye.
Join us to hear from an all-star panel that includes:
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
📅 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
Check out the full events list of tech events events.vantechjournal.com
🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk
This week: The Fountainhead Network (TFN)
The Fountainhead Network (TFN) is a vibrant, 24/7, family-run coworking and media hub in the heart of the Tri-Cities. TFN offers a diverse range of facilities tailored to content creators and entrepreneurs, from high-speed internet hot desks and a lounge serving specialty coffee drinks, to advanced recording studios and event spaces.
Vancouver Tech Journal members receive a single-use day pass per member to the Fountainhead Network.
Building Vancouver's Top Tech Teams
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👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
Diane Gardiner joined Aspect Biosystems as chief human resources officer
Apex Labs announced its new chief medical and chief commercial officers
Global Relay named its first ever chief strategy and chief product officers
💼 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:
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
Montra Interactive is hiring a Swift Developer
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 »
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Your team can register now and upskill this fall.
🙋 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.
Six more opportunities for you:
Apply for a StrongerBC future skills grant
Apply to the PacifiCan Business Scale-up and Productivity program
Apply for the BC Nimbus Synergies Health Impact Investor Challenge
Join Regenerative Capital Group as a CEO-in-residence