🏙️ Midweek Memo: Speed dating, exec changes at Svante, and a trade mission
Plus, pre-speaker tickets to #vtjtalks: The Future of the Creator Economy
Welcome to the Midweek Memo, a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, moves, job openings, and industry opportunities. In this issue, read about #vtjtalks: The Future of the Creator Economy, job opportunities at some of Vancouver’s hottest companies, and exclusive VTJ membership perks.
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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events
🌎 #vtjtalks: How BC Climatetech Could Save The World, presented by B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy | February 22
Climate change is arguably the most pressing issue to threaten our livelihoods, and it can be overwhelming to think of where even to begin. Thankfully, we have local leaders in climatetech helping us not only adapt to a changing climate, but to mitigate it too.
Our just-announced speakers include:
Mike Winterfield, founder and managing partner, Active Impact Investments
Kwatuuma Cole Sayers, executive director, Clean Energy BC
Sithu Ranamukhaarachchi, climate stream lead, Creative Destruction Lab
Brett Henkel, co-founder and VP of strategic accounts and government affairs, Svante
Moderator: Allison Gacad, staff writer, Vancouver Tech Journal
🤝 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 the 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 just 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
Register now and be part of the conversation that will shape the future of tech.
Helping innovators and changemakers tell their stories
Switchboard works with some of the most progressive and innovative teams in the tech sector.
Tech leaders know their products and services are brilliant, but sometimes need help explaining why they matter and how they will create positive change. Switchboard communicates game-changing ideas to target audiences in a way that’s accessible and exciting.
Is your team on a mission to disrupt the status quo? See how the country’s top tech PR firm can help you.
🔮 #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?
Creators have a disproportionate impact on media trends, culture, politics and business – and they’re increasingly big businesses themselves.
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.
Last chance: B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) Open Call for Innovation | Deadline tomorrow, February 10
CICE is funding the development, commercialization, and scaling of made-in-B.C. clean energy technologies to accelerate the world towards a net-zero carbon future.
The Centre is ready to fast-track a diverse portfolio of solutions with high-impact potential in:
Renewable natural gas
Battery technology and energy storage
Bioenergy, biofuels, and synthetic fuels
The goal of this open call is to grant up to $6 million in non-dilutive funding to advance game-changing solutions that are at a technology readiness level between four and nine.
Tech-enabled property management for the modern-day landlord
HostGenius seamlessly joins technology and service to generate more money for landlords. Experts in the flexible rental model, HostGenius ensures your property experiences maximum occupancy and nightly rates.
Give HostGenius a call to find out how much more you could be earning!
🗣️ 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: Brainstation
Vancouver Tech Journal members receive a $500 discount on all BrainStation certificate courses and a $2,500 discount on all BrainStation bootcamps.
Contact email@example.com to redeem your perks or to learn more about VTJ membership.
👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
Nicole Burch joins Appara as head of business, corporate. Details »
Svante appoints four new members to its executive team. 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.
A Thinking Ape is hiring a Senior Distributed Systems Engineer
Procurify is hiring a Financial Controller
Bench is hiring a Principal Product Designer
Ideon Technologies is hiring an IT Support Specialist
HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation is hiring an Intermediate Process Engineer
Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »
Growing your team? Post a job with us »
Four more opportunities for you:
Canada trade mission to the UK: Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service is seeking women-owned and women-led businesses in technology-based sectors
Funding opportunity: National Research Council Canada is seeking an aerosol particle charge conditioner
Nominations are now open for Foresight’s BC Cleantech Awards
adMare Tx Accelerator: Therapeutic ventures are invited to submit their application by March 1st to be part of the first Tx Accelerator cohort