Tomorrow's happy hour plans settled
It's a Vancouver Tech Doubleheader ™.
It’s a 16-minute walk from Yaletown Brewing to the Home Key. By my calculations, that gives you 44 minutes to start your night at our Industry Social then wander over to that friendly coworking space to hear our very own William Johnson chat with a unicorn exec: the rare Vancouver Tech Doubleheader ™ . Pretty good Thursday if you ask me.
Speaking of twos, there are only two days left to take our membership for a free test drive. ICYMI, you can sign up for a 14-day free trial and gain full access to the VTJ Member Club and its benefits — benefits like discounted events, deep dives, startup watch-lists, and our Morning Report: the only daily tech briefing in Vancouver.
🚨 TOMORROW: Monthly Tech Industry Social by VTJ x CBRE and The HTFG | Oct 27
This month’s Tech Industry Social is tomorrow: Thursday, October 27.
Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and a growing collection of Vancouver tech industry founders and leaders for casual networking.
Your first drink is compliments of CBRE and its High Technology Facilities Group, the experts in tech office space for Vancouver’s start-up community. Get to know them through their website and on LinkedIn.
No registration is necessary. Just show up at Yaletown Brewing Co. on Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m.
🚨 TOMORROW: Blockchains Without Borders with Bryan Pellegrino, CEO of unicorn LayerZero Labs | Oct 27
Every month, our friends at the Home Key bring the community together to network, connect, and learn with the ecosystem's biggest names and companies.
This month is no different, as they welcome a Vancouver native who's one of the top blockchain company CEOs in the world: Bryan Pellegrino.
Chatting with Pellegrino is William Johnson, founder of Vancouver Tech Journal.
Coming up soon: #vtjtalks: Vancouver’s D2C Ecosystem | Nov 8
Join us next month to learn about the growing community of innovative and world-class D2C companies building in B.C.
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The Future of Farming: A Conversation About AgTech | Nov 16
Next month, Vancouver Hardware Meetup is focusing on agtech and answering the questions facing the industry: What’s the largest challenge to creating a sustainable food supply? What technologies hold the most promise for improving the food system resilience and mitigating climate change? What players in the industry should we all be watching more closely?
Madison Hope Reid, organizer, Vancouver Hardware Meetup.
Tony Jackson, business developer, MistyWest.
Vincent Clerc, VP of engineering, Terramera.
Roman Kozak, co-founder and CTO, Verdi.
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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).
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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. To use a chess metaphor, we hear a lot about the “opening game” (lean startup) and the “mid-game” (growth), but very little about the “end game.” As a result, founders miss opportunities or leave money on the table. TiE is hosting a panel of entrepreneurs with successful exits to talk about lessons learned.
Maninder Dhaliwal, managing partner of the Startup Studio Accelerator and Venture Fund; founding chair, TiE Vancouver Angels.
Laurie Schultz, CEO, Galvanize.
Judi Hess, CEO, Copperleaf.
Sharad Mohan, founder, Trainerize.
Ally Bharmal, commercial lawyer, Fasken
Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs!
Do you have what it takes to be named one of Canada’s Most Innovative Startups? If so, Boast invites you to apply for its pitch competition for a chance to win over $250,000 worth of prizes, plus exposure to top investors and top-tier media from Boast AI, Boast Claims, Switchboard, and VanHack!
Who should apply?
Founders working on innovative solutions that have received no more than $3 million in equity funding (grants are fine)
Have a strong team of at least 4 members, a working MVP, and/or early traction
Be a legally registered entity in Canada established no more than five years ago
The top five startups will be invited to attend a pitch clinic and will be pitching (virtually) live on November 23. The pitch application deadline is approaching fast, so hurry and get your application in. The deadline is Thursday, November 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more pitch competition details and to apply: CLICK HERE
Other upcoming events include Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee (Nov 1), Invest in BC presented by Lumira Ventures 2022 (Nov 2), and many more.