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🏙️ Midweek Memo: the creator economy, male allies, and tech socials
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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 big changes at Thinkific, our March #vtjtalks event, and eight other opportunities in B.C. tech.
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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events
🌎 SOLD OUT: #vtjtalks: How BC Climatetech Could Save The World, presented by B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy | February 22
This event is sold out, but you can join the waitlist in case any spots open up.
🤝 Tech Industry Social by VTJ x CBRE's HTFG | February 23
Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and our partners at CBRE's High Technology Facilities Group for our monthly Tech Industry Social.
As usual, this event will bring together a collection of Vancouver tech industry founders and leaders for networking, deal-making, and plain old catching up. Your first drink is free!
⚖️ Toast to Equity: Male Allyship in Tech | February 27
Through an engaging conversation with local tech leaders, this event is an opportunity to learn, connect, and take action toward creating a more inclusive workplace.
Whether you're a seasoned ally or just starting your journey, this event will provide you with the tools, ideas, and resources you need to make a difference.
Mehrsa Raeiszadeh, co-founder and COO, MintList
Christine Somerville, co-founder, HealthQb Technologies
Cameron Burke, partner (technology), Fort Capital
April Hicke, co-founder and chief growth officer, Toast
Jake Stika, co-founder and executive director, Next Gen Men
Anastasia Hambali, director of partnerships, Boast (event sponsor)
Register now and be part of the conversation that will shape the future of tech.
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🔮 #vtjtalks: The Future of the Creator Economy | March 15
TikTok, OnlyFans, courses, Web3, tokens, newsletters – is this a flash in the pan, or the future of business?
Join us this month to explore topics surrounding content technology, payment platforms, video distribution, token gating, the impact of generative AI, gaming, ways creators can diversify and grow their businesses, and much more.
Speakers announced so far include:
🗣️ Founder and Funder Speed Dating hosted by Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum | February 21
Founder and Funder Speed Dating is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to connect and build meaningful relationships.
In this interactive session, investors will "reverse pitch" to founders in two groups:
Early stage: angel, pre-seed, and seed
Later stage: Series A and above firms
Check out the full events list at events.vantechjournal.com
🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk
This week: Hootsuite
Vancouver Tech Journal members receive three free months of Hootsuite’s Professional Plan.
👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
Don Lindsay, former Teck Resources CEO, was appointed chair of the 2025 Invictus Games. Details »
Michelle Kwok joins Switch as a strategic advisor. Details »
Miranda Lievers, co-founder of Thinkific, transitions to advisory role. Details »
Matthew Stevenson becomes chief revenue officer at Svante. Details »
Andrew McLeod joins Svante as chief commercial officer and general counsel. 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.
Taking Root is hiring Corporate Partnerships Lead
Moment Energy is hiring a Full Stack Engineer
Hiive is hiring a Principal Software Developer (Elixir/React)
Ari is hiring a Lead Engineer
Svante is hiring a Director, Enterprise Business Processes
Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »
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