Tomorrow, join us for our next #vtjtalks event
Then, let's get together next week for the Tech Industry Social.
Have you ever wanted to discover the innovators outside of Vancouver’s city limits? Have you been craving some community connection? Do you wonder which world-class D2C companies are building in our backyard? Well, if you answered yes to even one of these questions, you’re in luck. But, if you answered no, you’re… actually also in luck: there’s plenty more to dive into in today’s event briefing.
🚨 TOMORROW: #vtjtalks: Burnaby Tech Is Booming | Oct 20
Join us this month to learn about the growing community of innovative and world-class companies building beyond Boundary Road — in Burnaby, B.C.
Zarine Ali Halim, vice president of ecommerce, Cymax Group Technologies
Celine Mashkoor, head of marketing, Trendi
Jonathan Watson, chief technology officer, Clio
Simran Singh, managing editor, Burnaby Beacon
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Monthly Tech Industry Social by VTJ x CBRE and The HTFG | Oct 27
This month’s Tech Industry Social is 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.
#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.
Taran Ghatrora, co-founder and CEO, Blume
Braden Parker, co-founder and CEO, Casca Designs Inc.
Rob Fraser, founder and CEO, Outway
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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.
Banff Venture Forum | Oct 25-26
The Banff Venture Forum, Canada’s premier company financing event, exists to provide the hottest emerging technology companies with unparalleled visibility and an opportunity to showcase to leading private equity and venture capital investors from across North America.
Every aspect of the Forum is built for you, the participant — your business challenges, your ambitions, and your success. Learn about key issues within the industry, network with industry leaders and experts, and hear from world-class professionals in the investment community.
Use the code VTJ20 to get 20 percent off your conference registration.
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 $100,000 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
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 - How to find, engage, and leverage early investors | Oct 20
When it comes to value-add investors, a good analogy is that of a co-pilot: 90 percent of the time they are purely ornamental and likely not necessary, but 10 percent of the time they can be the difference between life and death. TiE is hosting a panel of successful founders and their early investors to discuss value-add investors with super-powered impact.
Maninder Dhaliwal, managing partner of the Startup Studio Accelerator and Venture Fund; founding chair, TiE Vancouver Angels
Greg Smith, founder, Thinkific
Jerrid Grimm, founder, Pressboard
Fraser Hall, partner, Rhino VC
Other upcoming events include Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee (Oct 25), StartingBlocks Talks: "The Zero To One Go To Market Journey" (Oct 19), and many more.