🎉 The last hurrah!
Don't miss our final tech industry social of the year.
I almost forgot to send this email. I’ve been too busy reading match previews of World Cup games. Today, it’s Canada versus Belgium. It’s the men’s first appearance in the global competition in 36 years! A lot of us have a lot to be excited about. Beyond football, there’s even more to cheer for. We’re just one week away from our final tech industry social of the year, which is being hosted with CBRE Canada’s High Technology Facilities Group on November 30 at Yaletown Brewing. Let’s assume when I see you there we’ll be cheers-ing to the fact that Canada has made it to the knockout rounds. See you soon.
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🎄Year End Tech Industry Holiday Social by VTJ x CBRE's HTFG | Nov 30
Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and our partners at CBRE's High Technology Facilities Group (HTFG) for a special Year End Holiday Tech Industry Social.
The HTFG are the experts in office space for Vancouver’s startup and tech community. Get to know them by visiting their website, following their LinkedIn, or connecting directly with Alain Rivère.
A few holiday treats for you:
A free drink, compliments of CBRE and its High Technology Facilities Group.
Door prizes, including Vancouver Tech Journal limited edition socks and shirts, and more.
Industry leaders from our local tech community.
It’s FREE, but please register so we can plan a fantastic experience for all of our guests.
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💭 Next week — Monstarlab presents The 'Digital Transformation' Equation: Beyond Buzzwords | Dec 1
Digital transformation has been part of our business lexicon for about a decade now, and yet it remains a buzzword to most people. It's an unfortunate reality. Beyond the jargon lies a great potential to generate value for businesses in both new and existing ways. For this event, we've brought together a high-quality slate of leaders and operators with hands-on experience to help us dive beneath the surface of the buzz. Speakers include:
Keri Phoenix, manager of innovation, Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)
Peter Wrinch, CEO, Hollyhock
Jim Southcott, partner, Redshift Collective
Christian Nielsen, director of strategy, Monstarlab
👀 Calgary's tech scene: Competition or complementary | Dec 7
Next month, join us for a window into the thriving tech scene in B.C.'s eastern neighbour: Calgary, Alberta. Speakers will be announced next week. If you trust us to deliver, snag a super early bird ticket for $5 so you don't miss out later.
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#vtjtalks: Grading Vancouver’s Innovation Economy in 2022 | Dec 6
Join us next month to hear from local leaders about what went right and wrong for Vancouver's innovation ecosystem in 2022. Speakers include:
Darian Kovacs, founding partner, Jelly Digital Marketing & PR
Kookai Chaimahawong, co-chair, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum; venture partner, The51; ESG partner, UpperStage Capital
Jacquie Griffiths, president, Invest Vancouver
Ilya Brotzky, CEO, VanHack
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🏆 Compete Week, Powered by Klue | Nov 29 - Dec 2
Compete Week is for competitive intelligence leaders and practitioners, product marketing managers, sales and revenue leaders, and those who are building, scaling, or ready to learn how to accelerate their competitive enablement programs.
You can expect four days jam-packed with more than 25 speakers, over ten tactical presentations, five live roundtables, more than four interactive workshops, and plenty of time to connect with your peers one-on-one.
🤝 TiE CXO - Exit stories and lessons learned: What founders need to know | Nov 30
Exits matter because that’s when the founders, the team, and the investors get paid. TiE is hosting a panel of entrepreneurs with successful exits to talk about lessons learned.
Speakers include Maninder Dhaliwal (TiE Vancouver Angels), Laurie Schultz (Galvanize), Judi Hess (Copperleaf), Sharad Mohan (Trainerize), and Ally Bharmal (Fasken).
Other upcoming events include the Foresight 50 Showcase (Nov 30), Get Users, Get Funded via Good UX (Dec 6), FoundersBoost Fall 2022 Vancouver Demo Day (Dec 7), and many more.