Get out your red pen
We're writing a report card at our next #vtjtalks event.
This is the last one of these I will be penning without a World Cup match on in the background for the next several weeks. Apologies in advance if any “goooooooooooal” outbursts slip in. Speaking of, our friends at the Home Key are hosting a viewing party. Hope to see you there!
✅ #vtjtalks: Grading Vancouver’s Innovation Economy in 2022
#vtjtalks monthly events bring together entrepreneurs, executives, talent, investors, and tech community members to network and learn.
Join us next month to hear from local leaders about what went right and wrong for Vancouver's innovation ecosystem in 2022.
Josh Nilson, co-founder and general manager, East Side Games
Kookai Chaimahawong, co-chair, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum; venture partner, The51; ESG partner, UpperStage Capital
Jacquie Griffiths, president, Invest Vancouver
Ilya Brotzky, CEO, VanHack
Michelle Sklar, head of venture growth strategy and entrepreneur in residence, entrepreneurship@UBC
Vancouver Tech Journal members always get 50 percent off. Get this month's code by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a member? Become one.
🍻 From the Home Key: Founder Drinks and VC Insights with Golden Ventures' Jamie Rosenblatt | Nov 23
Join The Home Key this month to get insights – rooted in personal experience – on the changing venture capital landscape in Canada from a top investor at a premier early-stage investing firm.
Speaker: This month's fireside keynote is with Jamie Rosenblatt, a partner at Golden Ventures.
At Golden Ventures, Jamie works closely with founders, entrepreneurs, accelerators, and the broader startup community to help find, fund, and build exceptional early-stage companies. Some of his top investments include Float, Shakepay, Composer, Properly, Diversio, Crux OCM, and more.
The Home Key event partners include Mind Meld PR, Fort Capital, Floorspace, and Plenish.
💭 The 'Digital Transformation' Equation: Beyond the 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.
Keri Phoenix, manager of innovation, Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)
Peter Wrinch, CEO, Hollyhock
Jim Southcott, partner, Redshift Collective
Christian Nielsen, director of strategy, Monstarlab
Event Partners include Monstarlab, Low Tide Properties, Redshift Collective, and Skyrocket Digital.
Helping innovators and changemakers tell their stories
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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.
🏗️ Building Thriving Diverse Teams | Nov 23, Victoria
Building diverse teams is hard. Building thriving diverse teams is even harder.
Join Locelle, Victoria Tech Journal, and Capital Daily for an incredible evening with leaders in Victoria’s tech community, including:
Jess Hickman, senior people and culture manager, Starfish Medical
Samantha Forster, VP of Marketing, Checkfront
Humaira Ahmed, CEO, Locelle
Kate Wilson, managing editor, Victoria Tech Journal
Use the code VICTJ to snag a free ticket.
👀 entrepreneurship@UBC Venture Showcase 2022 | Nov 23
UBC is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs creating groundbreaking impact through research and innovation. Meet them at the Venture Showcase!
The Venture Showcase features teams across UBC’s pipeline ranging from up-and-coming Ones-to-Watch teams at the outset of their journeys in incubation, Sneak-a-Peek ventures who are in the middle of commercialization, and Ready-to-Raise teams gaining traction at the acceleration stage (mainly HATCH Venture Builder teams).
🤝 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.
Maninder Dhaliwal, founding chair, TiE Vancouver Angels
Laurie Schultz, CEO, Galvanize
Judi Hess, CEO, Copperleaf
Sharad Mohan, founder, Trainerize
Ally Bharmal, commercial lawyer, Fasken
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☕ Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee | Various
The final two stops of 2022 are full, but you can still sign up for the waitlist:
🏆 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.
🏅Women-led Impact Investor Challenge Finale | Nov 29
Presented by the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good and run by Spring Activator, the Women-led Impact Investor Challenge empowers emerging impact investors and women-led ventures to make and seek impactful investments.
Join them for the finale to see which one of these inspiring companies will earn a $100k+ investment!
Other upcoming events include the Fireside chat and social - Capital Raising in the New Normal (Nov 17), Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 - Startup Huddle (Nov 18), Google Developer Group | DevFest Vancouver 2022 (Nov 19), and many more.