Five upcoming tech events to attend

Key events I have on my radar, am attending, or speaking at within the next couple of weeks.

Fall is always a busy time for networking events, and now that in-person activities are back, there’s even more choice for those of you hoping to connect with the community.

To make things easier, I’ve put together a list of key events I have on my radar, am attending, or speaking at within the next couple of weeks. See you there?

- William Johnson, Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal


1. Clean Growth Stories: Lessons from Leaders Capturing the Climate Opportunity

Join Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum on Tuesday, October 19 to hear stories from the front line of leaders who are building businesses to harness new policies, programs and markets as they take on climate change and transform our economy. The speaker line-up includes:

  • Gregor Robertson, Executive Vice President, Nexii

  • Colin Armstrong, President & CEO, HTEC Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corp.

  • Lori Aizer Bryenton, Vice President Marketing & Communications, CarbonCure Technologies

  • Cameron Burke, Partner - Technology, Fort Capital Partners

  • Sue Ozdemir, Chief Executive Officer, Exro Technologies

  • Sean Elbe, Regional Director, Invest in Canada

  • Juvarya Veltkamp, Director, Canada Climate Law Initiative

» Register Here.


2. Join me in-person: TechVancouver with Railz.ai & Snack

TechVancouver is back in Vancouver and we are bringing Vancouver’s tech leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts together to meet, learn and grow — in person. Join me and other innovators for an evening of great conversation and learning on October 20th evening. The speaker line-up includes:

  • Sohaib Zahid, Co-Founder & CEO at Railz.ai

  • Kim Kaplan, CEO at Snack

  • Alex Norman, Co-Founder of TechTO & AngelList Canadian Partner

  • William Johnson, Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal—(JOIN ME IN PERSON)

» Register Here.


3. i2I Venture Pitch Competition

On October 20, 2021, the Chang Institute at SFU and the Beedie School of Business will host the 6thannual i2I Venture Pitch Competition which gives scientists the opportunity to grow into more business-savvy scientist-entrepreneurs to attract investors, commercialize their inventions, and sell the value of their products or services. At this event, qualifying students pitch their product-ready or emergent venture to a panel of judges comprised of angel investors, IP experts and successful serial entrepreneurs for their chance at winning cash prizes. The speaker line-up includes:

  • Dr. Tan Nguyen, GelPower

  • Mr. Justin Wyss, SomaSense

  • Dr. Mirjam Mai, Fibrilex

  • Mr. Eric Cheng, Isolatrix

  • Dr. Tong Li, Poly V. Technology Inc. 

» Register Here.


4. The State of Vancouver Tech In An Ongoing Pandemic

The pandemic brought a swift transition to remote working, impacted manufacturing and supply chains, and showed that states of affairs can change on a daily basis. So what is the state of the Vancouver tech scene right now? How are companies coping with the prospect of being in an ongoing pandemic? What can we do to come out of this experience stronger? Join the Vancouver Hardware Meetup on October 21 to hear professionals from startups, venture capitalist firms and local media give their insight. The speaker line-up includes:

  • Jeanette Jackson, Foresight Canada

  • Kim Lawrence, Ideon Technologies

  • Kevin Hart, Haven IAQ

  • William Johnson, Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal

» Register Here.


5. SAAS North in Ottawa

Our friends at SAAS North are reconnecting the SaaS ecosystem this November 17-18 in Ottawa. Say goodbye to virtual networking and hello to face-to-face connections. Early Bird ticket sales end TODAY. Use the code VTJ25 to save an additional 25% on your tickets (meaning you’ll save over $500).

» Register Here.


Didn’t see your event? Don’t worry, we’ll do this again soon. Send us an email with details and we’ll include it in our next round-up.