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Monday, September 26
 

11:00

HR for Startups
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


At some point, you will have questions that impact you and your people.

This interactive session by Amui -- which provides start-ups with on-demand access to HR knowledge -- introduces the HR checklist you need to know about to minimize risk and help you make better decisions. Q&A will follow the presentation. 

Capacity: 25 people

WHY ATTEND: Learn how to make the right decisions about people in your company.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Guld

Allison Guld

COO/co-founder, Amui.co
Amui is a new way to deliver HR that answers the most basic questions all the way through to strategic workforce solutions. We believe there is a need to minimize risk and to provide access to knowledge so everyone makes better decisions. | | You can ask questions anytime which eliminates your need to guess about the right course of action. We provide answers in the form of a customized solution and provide a project resource when it makes... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Lyster

Stephanie Lyster

CEO/co-founder, Amui.co
Amui is a new way to deliver HR that answers the most basic questions all the way through to strategic workforce solutions. We believe there is a need to minimize risk and to provide access to knowledge so everyone makes better decisions. | | You can ask questions anytime which eliminates your need to guess about the right course of action. We provide answers in the form of a customized solution and provide a project resource when it makes... Read More →

Event Partners
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Amui.co

Amui.co


Monday September 26, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
The Profile 375 Water St. #200, Vancouver

12:00

Blockchain 101

CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

This non technical session will provide a brief overview of Blockchain technology that promises to disrupt and transform business sectors way beyond just Financial technology. The session will also include an overview of practical examples of real solutions that have been built on the blockchain platform.

CAPACITY: 20 people


Speakers
avatar for Gary Boddington

Gary Boddington

Blockchain Technology

Event Partners
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Blockchain Technology LTD

Blockchain Technology


Monday September 26, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Blockchain Technology Office 208-415 W Cordova St, Vancouver

13:30

LexTech West
Entrance to LexTech West is free for Vancouver Startup Week passholders who register using code "lextechwestvswpass". Please be sure to show your VSW pass at the door.


McCarthy Tétrault
 and the MaRS LegalX cluster have partnered to create #LexTechWest, a half-day conference that will convene entrepreneurs, lawyers and investors to explore and better understand the changing legal industry in Vancouver and across Canada.


The emergence of new technology is continuing to revolutionize how lawyers practice and how people access legal services. As entrepreneurship in the legal space continues to proliferate, a series of new challenges are beginning to emerge. From dynamic market needs to the rise of alternative providers, this event will explore how entrepreneurs and lawyers are navigating these new realities. 



Monday September 26, 2016 13:30 - 16:30
McCarthy Tetrault Offices 745 Thurlow St, Suite 2400, Vancouver

14:00

Attract the Best Talent and Customers: How Purpose & Values Change the Game
Limited Capacity seats available

The most noble goal of any business is how you can change the lives of your customers. Weaving purpose and values into your business can help you to attract and retain the best customers and talent. Join SpringU, Lighthouse Labs and some purpose-driven entrepreneurs on Sept 26th from 2-4PM at The Post at 750 to learn how weaving Impact goals into your business contribute to stronger client-relations, increase employee retention and a better world.

Capacity: 100 people

Speakers
avatar for Ian MacKinnon

Ian MacKinnon

Later
co-founder, Later
MM

Mike Moll

MyGreenSpace

Event Partners
avatar for Deloitte

Deloitte

Deloitte
avatar for Enroot

Enroot

Enroot Meals
We deliver fresh, healthy, hot and delicious meals to you in minutes. No prep, clean up or hassle. Enroot will revolutionize how you eat. We simplify complicated meal planning, prepping and cooking with a few simple taps on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Select your meal, pay with a credit card and your meal will arrive in minutes. Our made-from-scratch meals use only the best and freshest ingredients available, including local... Read More →
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Spring.is

Spring University


Monday September 26, 2016 14:00 - 16:00
The Post 110-750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC

15:00

FEATURED EVENT: Doing Business in Silicon Valley: A Special Event with the Consul General in San Francisco
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Access to capital, talent, and markets are crucial for any emerging company, and San Francisco is one of the top sources of all three for Vancouver-based startups.

Join us for a special reception and fireside chat on the opening day of Vancouver Startup Week with a special fireside chat presented by Global Affairs Canada and the BC Tech Association:


FREE individual registration is also available for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders also receive complimentary access)

CAPACITY: 200 people

WHY ATTEND:
Join the VIPs and learn how to connect with markets outside of Vancouver. A must attend for any serious startup.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Hilton

Jeremy Hilton

Senior Vice President, Systems, D-Wave
Jeremy Hilton joined D-Wave directly after obtaining his BSc. in Physics from the University of British Columbia. Since 2004 he and his team of engineers and scientists have created a world-class R&D facility and built the world's first scalable quantum processors. | | Mr. Hilton  also led the creation of the most advanced superconducting integrated circuit foundry, where D-Wave's quantum processors are produced. Mr. Hilton has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hobbs

Chris Hobbs

President, Two Tall Totems
President of Two Tall Totems, a premium software team designing and developing mobile apps, complex websites, and enterprise software.
avatar for Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Mr. Brandon Lee was appointed as Consul General of Canada in 2015 with accreditation for northern California and Hawaii. | | Brandon Lee joined the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD) in 2004. He has a background leading management and innovation, and he has held several executive and management positions within the department. From 2007 to 2011, he oversaw reform activities to strengthen Canada’s... Read More →
avatar for Bill Tam

Bill Tam

President & CEO, BC Tech Association
Bill Tam has been an entrepreneur and startup advisor for over 20 years. In 2010, he joined BC Tech Association as a founding Centre4Growth mentor, advising startup and growth-stage firms. Prior to BC Tech, Bill was CEO of EQO Communications, a mobile app startup, a Partner at SpringBank TechVentures, an early-stage VC firm, and a founding executive at MetroNet–a successful Canadian telecom startup. Bill has also held senior positions at... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
The Law Courts Inn 800 Smithe St, 4th Floor, Vancouver, BC

17:00

FEATURED EVENT: New Ventures BC Competition Awards
BC's top new startups have been competing for more than $300,000 in cash and prizes through the New Ventures BC Competition. Join us for a social reception and the official Awards Ceremony announcing the winners, followed immediately by the Official Vancouver Startup Week Kickoff Social.

Tickets may be purchased individually for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders receive complimentary access)

Capacity: 500 people

WHY ATTEND: The New Ventures BC Competition Awards is one of the signature events during #VSW2016. We hope to see you there!

Event Partners

Monday September 26, 2016 17:00 - 20:00
VENUE Nightclub 881 Granville St, Vancouver

20:00

FEATURED EVENT: The Official Vancouver Startup Week Kickoff Social!
Presented by Cheetah Mobile, one of the best parts of Vancouver Startup Week is connecting with all the great people you'll be seeing throughout the week. Come meet talented people, enjoy food and drinks, and get ready for a fantastic #VSW2016!

Cheetah Mobile will give an engaging presentation on taking your company global, fitting with our theme of "Connecting Vancouver to the World". Afterwards, connect with other Vancouver Startup Week pass holders and get ready for the Week!

Capacity: 500 people

This event is open to all attendees of the New Ventures BC Competition Awards.

WHY ATTEND: Meet up with your peers, connect with friendly new faces, and talk with some of #VSW2016's finest talent.

Event Partners

Monday September 26, 2016 20:00 - 22:00
VENUE Nightclub 881 Granville St, Vancouver
 
Tuesday, September 27
 

08:30

Know When to Pivot: Evolutions in a Shifting Market from a Retailer & Investor Perspective
Gain insight on how retailers like The Source and Frank & Oak — a portfolio company of Canadian venture capital firm Campfire Capital — have undergone major pivots and the challenges and opportunities they were faced with in the process.

This panel session will delve deeper into how early-stage companies have pivoted and evolved in their adoption of new business models, particularly in the case of Frank & Oak as it expands in real-time into new markets. These panelists will explore how more mature companies in the retail market, such as The Source, have innovated and evolved to attract new consumers. Know When to Pivot will explore business challenges, transformations, and innovations involved in the pivot process for both early-stage brands and mature, established corporations.

Capacity: 60 people

WHY ATTEND: Nearly every successful tech company has pivoted at some point in its existence. Come learn how to navigate one of the toughest decisions startups have to make.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Craig

Ron Craig

VP of Marketing and Business Development, The Source
Ron Craig is the VP of Marketing and Business Development at The Source. A senior marketing and multi-unit operations executive, Ron has 20 years of experience covering food-service, retail, business to business, e-commerce, gaming & entertainment, not for profit, and automotive service sectors. He is a fact-based decision maker with a track record of developing highly engaged and effective teams that deliver top and bottom line... Read More →
avatar for Richard Dirstein

Richard Dirstein

EVP Design and Innovation, Shikatani Lacroix
Richard leads the Shikatani Lacroix creative vision and produces results that flawlessly integrate with all aspects of a client’s business and design strategy. With over 21 years of industry experience, Richard provides our clients with strategic creative, effective and efficient design solutions for corporate, environmental and digital projects. His hands-on and innovative design approach guarantees that all Shikatani Lacroix solutions... Read More →
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Manica Gautam

Partner, Campfire Capital
Manica co-leads Campfire Capital, where actively she sources, investigates and conducts due diligence on investment opportunities in the early-stage consumer & retail industry.  She is also responsible for leading the firm’s overall fundraising initiatives and LP relations.  Prior to Campfire, Manica spent five years with Onex, one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms.  Manica... Read More →

Event Partners
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Canadian Venture Capital Association

Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association



Tuesday September 27, 2016 08:30 - 10:00
CodeCore 142 W Hastings St, Vancouver

09:00

Equity Crowdfunding with HitchPlanet & FrontFundr

CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

We would like to invite you to "Equity Crowdfunding for Startups". We will share details about the Equity Crowdfunding campaign of $250,000 we just launched on FrontFundr.
More details on our website

We will be sharing with you HitchPlanet’s story of how we built a ridesharing platform from 0 to 37,000 members and vision to become the largest city-to-city transport option in Western Canada.

Whether a friend, a tech-lover, a HitchPlanet member or simply just curious about how a startup can grow, join us for a morning breakfast of networking where you’ll be able to ask us all your questions. Our friends from FrontFundr will be there too.

Capacity: 30 people

WHY ATTEND: Learn an exciting new way to get money -- and more -- for your startup through equity crowdfunding.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Burden

Luke Burden

CTO & Co-Founder, HitchPlanet
Luke went all in with Flo on the launch of HitchPlanet in 2014, both architecting and implementing the software that powers the service. He cut his teeth in the world of online services working on credit card transaction systems before moving into the computer games industry, where he worked on and managed the development of massively scalable APIs. He's thrilled to now be putting his experience and passion to use creating a service that... Read More →
avatar for Sean Burke

Sean Burke

Chief Operating Officer, FrontFundr
Sean Burke has over five years of professional service experience working at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in corporate tax and audit. He was relocated to New York, where he advised several of the world’s largest banks in the banking and capital markets sector. In 2013, he was named the Chartered Accountants Most Exemplary Young Professional, an award given to one CA in Western Canada annually. In 2012, he was awarded the PwC... Read More →
avatar for Flo Devellennes

Flo Devellennes

CEO & Co-Founder, HitchPlanet
Flo started HitchPlanet in 2010 as HitchWhistler to fuel his passions for travel and technology, meet new people and save money when going skiing in Whistler. He skills in design and web programming make up for HitchPlanet's ease of use. He looks after business, marketing, and growth to make his vision come to life: become the best rideshare platform in North America.Outside HitchPlanet, you may find Flo hiking up a mountain, snapping photos of... Read More →

Event Partners

Tuesday September 27, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Fasken Martineau 2900-550 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC

10:00

What's Next in Digital Health
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

A panel of investors, health care innovators, and founders will discuss what's coming next in digital health. This moderated panel will dive into issues of (1) financing market access in Canada, the US, and abroad, and (2) emerging industries, trends, and innovations.

Q&A, appies, and networking are all part of this great event.

Capacity: 50 people

WHY ATTEND: Health care is a thriving sector for startups. Come learn what's hot right now.

Moderators
avatar for Denny Hollick

Denny Hollick

Marketing Director, WealthBar

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Duggan

Curtis Duggan

CEO, Co-Founder, Blue Mesa Health
Curtis Duggan is the CEO of Blue Mesa Health, a Vancouver- and New York-based company delivering an innovative digital diabetes prevention program. By combining software, wearables, cloud communications and remote health coaching, Blue Mesa Health can deliver clinically based behavior change programs which help individuals live chronic disease-free.
avatar for Richard Osborn

Richard Osborn

Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures
Richard is the Managing Partner of TELUS Ventures and a Vice-President of TELUS and leads the Ventures team to source, invest and optimize the performance of investments of strategic importance to TELUS.  Rich’s board responsibilities include Fortius Foundation, GetReal Health, iStore, Sentrian, Patient Safe, Taulia and Visioncritical. Before joining TELUS Ventures in 2016, Richard was the founder and Managing Partner of RecapHealth... Read More →
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Dr. Damon Ramsey

Dr. Ramsey, recently named in BCBusiness’s Top 30 under 30, is a practicing physician and co-founder of InputHealth, a digital health company which has re-envisioned health records as a vehicle for patient engagement. InputHealth’s Collaborative Health Record (CHR) is utilized by UBC, Mayo Clinic, University of Texas-Austin among other institutions, and is rapidly gaining traction across North America.
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Elliot Stone

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Alavida
Bio coming soon!
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Shauna Turner

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President, Research, Providence Health
Shauna Turner, BSc, MBA has over 20 years of experience in executive and innovation leadership.  An experienced CEO in the private sector, Shauna has built and scaled companies in enterprise cloud and mobile, selling to F500 media firms, government and health enterprises in the US and Canada. In the public sector, Shauna served as Assistant Deputy Minister in government, leading the innovation, technology and small business (SME... Read More →

Event Partners
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Enroot

Enroot Meals
We deliver fresh, healthy, hot and delicious meals to you in minutes. No prep, clean up or hassle. Enroot will revolutionize how you eat. We simplify complicated meal planning, prepping and cooking with a few simple taps on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Select your meal, pay with a credit card and your meal will arrive in minutes. Our made-from-scratch meals use only the best and freshest ingredients available, including local... Read More →
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Stanley Park Ventures

Stanley Park Ventures


11:00

Prenups for Startups
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Frank discussions about tough issues are essential when negotiating the structure of founding teams so everyone is happy, motivated, and feels appropriately rewarded.

This engaging hands-on workshop will cover approaches to choosing a co-founder, agreeing upon co-founders’ roles and responsibilities, equity splits, and vesting, as well as departure of a founder from the team.

Capacity: 25 people

WHY ATTEND: Very few startups keep all their founders. Learn to navigate the rocky waters of founders fighting.

Tuesday September 27, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
The Profile 375 Water St. #200, Vancouver

12:00

React Native and Exponent.js
Brent Vatne will showcase how to get a jumpstart building an Android and iOS native app (actually native, no WebViews, not Cordova) using Exponent, a platform for React Native. He will cover logging in with Facebook, setting up tab and drawer navigation, configuring your app (orientation lock, app icon, etc), requesting permissions, sending push notifications, sharing your app with friends without deploying to the App Store, and lastly, building binaries for submission to the App Store and Play Store. This talk is ideal for experienced developers.

Capacity: 60 people

WHY ATTEND:
All that complicated tech stuff in the description above. You need to know that stuff. Super helpful.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Vatne

Brent Vatne

Brent Vatne works at at Exponent.js and is a contributor to React Native and an organizer for React.js Conf 2016 in San Francisco.

Event Partners
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CodeCore

CodeCore


Tuesday September 27, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
CodeCore 142 W Hastings St, Vancouver

13:00

Disrupting Giants: Lessons from Vancouver Fintech
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Thinking about taking on an industry giant? Pick up some lessons from Vancouver’s burgeoning financial technology sector.

Hosted by Progressa, this event brings together a mix of investors, high profile startups, and early-stage up-and-comers who are making banks and traditional financial institutions take notice. Find out how they identify market opportunities, the unique ways they are raising money, why some are trying to beat the banks while others prefer to join them, and how one is acquiring customers without spending a penny on AdWords (or any other advertising for that matter).

This event will feature an expert panel of representatives from Progressa, Conconi Growth Partners, Wealthbar, and others. Also, get the chance to meet the people behind Cassia Research, Adventu, Blockchain Technology LTD, and more!

1:00pm - Networking
1:30pm - Early stage pitches

  • Zoran Kovacevic - Ready
  • Henry Bee - Cassia Research
  • Guy Halford-Thompson - BTL

2:10pm - Fintech Panel 

  • Ali Pourdad - Progressa
  • Zac Cohen - Trulioo
  • Hashem Aboulhosn - Conconi Growth Partners
  • Chris Nicola - Wealthbar
  • Michael Gokturk - Payfirma 
  • Moderator - Bill Tam - BC Tech
Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: Swing for the fences -- take on giant organizations! 

Moderators
avatar for Bill Tam

Bill Tam

President & CEO, BC Tech Association
Bill Tam has been an entrepreneur and startup advisor for over 20 years. In 2010, he joined BC Tech Association as a founding Centre4Growth mentor, advising startup and growth-stage firms. Prior to BC Tech, Bill was CEO of EQO Communications, a mobile app startup, a Partner at SpringBank TechVentures, an early-stage VC firm, and a founding executive at MetroNet–a successful Canadian telecom startup. Bill has also held senior positions at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hashem Aboulhosn

Hashem Aboulhosn

VP & Founding Partner, Conconi Growth Partners
Hashem is a Founding Partner and Vice President of Conconi Growth Partners. He started his career with RBC Capital Markets in Toronto and London, with roles in Investment Banking, Equity Sales, and Equity Research. He joined CGP from GBA Equity Partners, a search fund he co-founded to acquire and operate small to medium sized businesses. Prior to founding GBA, Hashem worked with Vanedge Capital, a $140 million technology focused Venture Capital... Read More →
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Henry Bee

CEO and Co-Founder of Cassia Research, Cassia Research Team
Henry has over 10 years of investment experience, including as the lead developer at CSS Analytics. In that role, he built futures trading strategies for institutional clients including a $3 billion Commodity Trading Advisor and VT International, an Australian hedge fund. He is the co-author of the paper “Minimum Correlation Algorithm.” At Broadridge, Henry worked with over 30 software engineers on portfolio and banking software... Read More →
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Zac Cohen

Zac has been in and around startups for the last 10 years, holding various roles in strategic operations and business management. His expertise has grown from multiple perspectives, having been a founder, tech industry consultant, and intrapreneur within a larger organization. Currently, he is the general manager at Vancouver-based global identity verification platform developer Trulioo, where he has overseen and helped to propel the company's... Read More →
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Michael Gokturk

Mr. Michael Gokturk is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Payfirma Corporation. Prior to Payfirma, Mr. Gokturk co-founded Versapay Corporation in 2005 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 2006 to May 27, 2010. Mr. Gokturk has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, including having worked with Pacific International Securities Inc. (now PI Financial Corp.), and as the Corporate Finance &... Read More →
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Guy Halford-Thompson

CEO, BTL Group
Guy Halford-Thompson is a CEO, Director and mentor primarily engaged in the blockchain space. A highly analytical and programmatic thinker Guy recognized very early on that Bitcoin and the underlying technology, blockchain was a groundbreaking innovation with the potential to transform industries. A thought leader in the blockchain space Guy is the Founder and CEO of BTL Group, the first public blockchain technology company (TSXV:BTL). BTL... Read More →
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Zoran Kovacevic

CEO, Ready
Zoran’s customer-centric approach to business was forged in the cruise industry many moons ago. However, it was at the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts where customer service truly became his obsession, earning him a Leader of the Year Award at this prestigious organization. | | Today, as the CEO of Ready, Zoran applies lessons learned in the hospitality industry to lead a product team in designing the best mobile payment experience for both... Read More →
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Chris Nicola

CTO, WealthBar
Chris is a software engineer and has a M.Sc in applied math. His experience with wealth management started with his first job, working in IT at his father's wealth management firm when he was 14. Many ideas that have gone into WealthBar are the result of many years spent working to modernize the business of financial advice.
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Ali Pourdad

CEO, Progressa
Ali Pourdad co-founded Progressa (formerly: Creditloans Canada Financing), a leading Fintech company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia focused on helping Canadians find alternative lending options that aids in debt consolidation while removing expensive options similar to payday loans. Progressa offers flexible installment loan solutions and offers repayment plans that progress a customer through lower interest rates as payments are... Read More →

Event Partners
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Enroot

Enroot Meals
We deliver fresh, healthy, hot and delicious meals to you in minutes. No prep, clean up or hassle. Enroot will revolutionize how you eat. We simplify complicated meal planning, prepping and cooking with a few simple taps on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Select your meal, pay with a credit card and your meal will arrive in minutes. Our made-from-scratch meals use only the best and freshest ingredients available, including local... Read More →
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Progressa

Progressa


Tuesday September 27, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
BC Tech Innovation Hub 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

15:00

The Online Advertising Blueprint for Startups

CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

If you’re looking to advertise online for your start-up or product you need to attend this event. Rob will share the lessons he’s learned from 15 years of selling software, products and services online. He’ll cover the ins and outs of quantifying your target market(s), sophisticated but easy to implement testing strategies, targeting your ads and growing your results. 

Capacity: 30 people


Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

President, PlusROI Online Marketing
Rob Cooper is the founder and strategic director of PlusROI Online Marketing, a performance-driven marketing agency in business since 2007.Rob started his online marketing career in 2001 and, prior to founding PlusROI, he lead marketing efforts for a variety of local and international software companies, ranging from start-ups to industry leaders.Rob joined LInkedin in 2004, joined Facebook in 2006 and attended the very first WOMMA conference... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
The Profile 375 Water St. #200, Vancouver

15:00

Workshops at Two Tall Totems

Meet our designers and developers, network, and chat about bleeding edge tech.  We have 3 workshops happening throughout the afternoon, come check them all out!

1. Three Cups of Chai: Extending Your Professional Network (30 mins)
- Our President Chris shares his tricks for growing your network in an fun, easy, time-efficient way.  Best for those starting out in the industry, or want to meet new people with a lasting impression.

2. Software Development: From Concept To Release (30 mins)
David Hobbs & José Antonio Hernández
- VP Operations David H and Business Manager Jose explains the journey of software development, from scribbles to code to the final launch.  Great for the curious, and the entrepreneur with The Big Idea.

3. Do’s & Don'ts of Software Development Design (30 mins)
Josephine Wong & David Drucker
- Our VP Design Josephine and UX Designer David D leads a conversation on what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to designing aspects of mobile applications.  See examples of apps that have the IT factor… and apps that don’t.  Perfect for designers and those of us who want beautiful (but functional) apps!

Capacity: 75

WHY ATTEND:

Here’s your chance to start a conversation with experts in mobile development.  Find out why Two Tall Totems is so keen on supporting the startup community.  Bonus: Join in a nerf gun battle and quench your thirst with the onsite kegerator


Speakers
avatar for Chris Hobbs

Chris Hobbs

President, Two Tall Totems
President of Two Tall Totems, a premium software team designing and developing mobile apps, complex websites, and enterprise software.

Event Partners

Tuesday September 27, 2016 15:00 - 17:00
Two Tall Totems 1166 Alberni St. #305, Vancouver

16:00

Current Venture Capital Fundraising Landscape and Investing in Canada vs. the US

The ability to raise capital is a core ingredient in furthering entrepreneurship and innovation.  Join Minh Le of Silicon Valley Bank and a geographically diverse panel of seasoned Venture Capital investors - Hans Knapp of Yaletown Partners (British Columbia) Mickey Arabelovic of Telescope Partner (Bay Area), Moe Kermani of Vanedge Capital (British Columbia), and Randall Lucas of Voyager Capital (Pacific Northwest) - as they share their insights on the current fundraise environment as well as their perspective on investing in Canada vs. the US.

Capacity - 100 


Moderators
avatar for Minh Le

Minh Le

Market Manager - Washington and Western Canada, Silicon Valley Bank
Spearhead Silicon Valley Bank's Early & Growth Stage initiatives in Washington and Western Canada. Manage a team of bankers that serves as a banking partner for technology, life science and clean technology companies. Structure and impliment various debt facilities for clients (venture debt, working capital, growth capital, equipment financing, acquisition financing, etc.). Maintain deep involvement with the entrepreneurial and venture... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Arabelovic

Mickey Arabelovic

Founder, Telescope Partners
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Moe Kermani

Managing Partner, Vanedge Capital
avatar for Hans Knapp

Hans Knapp

Partner and General Counsel, Yaletown Partners
Hans co-founded Yaletown in 2002 and brings almost 20 years of investing, legal and corporate governance experience to one of Canada’s most active technology investment firms. | | Yaletown invests in emerging-growth technology companies in Canada that enhance productivity and sustainability for enterprise and industrial customers. Yaletown's investments help Canadian technology companies in their initial growth phase to accelerate their... Read More →
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Randall Lucas

Voyager Capital, Entrepreneur in Residence
Currently: Helping Voyager Capital look at the best early stage B2B companies in the Pacific Northwest, and serving our portfolio companies as they go from product-market fit to scaling execution. | | Previously: | - Built the premier source of risk data on the building industry in the Northwest, at Simple Verity. | - Was employee #1 and head of finance for a startup specialty finance company, Lighter Capital (formerly RevenueLoan... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
CodeCore 142 W Hastings St, Vancouver

17:00

FEATURED EVENT: People, Puppies & Ping Pong

Blankslate.Partners is bringing together some of the greatest People in the local Vancouver start up community to call BS on the stereotype that you're not a *real* start up if you don't have a Ping Pong table and Puppies in the office! And what better way to do this, than to play ping pong, drink some beer, and raise some funds for the assistance dog charity PADS! #VSWpups

All door donations and toonie beer sales will be given to PADS.

Beer will be kindly donated by Turnstone and the space is courtesy of Unbounce

HR people will be present from Blankslate.Partners, Unbounce, Clearly, Bench, Elasticpath, BC Tech and many many more! Look for the people in the bright shirts for answers to all of your start up people questions.

See a cute dog at VSW? Use #VSWpups to tag it!

You may still sign up individually for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders receive complimentary access)

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: 10 Golden Retrievers! What reason more do you need?

Speakers
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Izzie Egan

co-founder & CEO, BLANKSLATE Partners

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Tuesday September 27, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
Unbounce HQ 400 - 401 W Georgia St, Vancouver

17:30

Workshop: Intro to Instagram Marketing
In this workshop, we'll be discussing what Instagram marketing is and how you can use it to engage with your customers, drive traffic to your website or business, and get sales.

You will learn about best practices and latest trends, dive into real-life examples, learn about the tools you need to stand out from the competition, and much more.

This workshop is ideal for both small and large business owners, community managers, social media specialists, communications professionals, consultants, and anyone looking to build their personal brand.

Tickets may be purchased individually for this event (use the code, "VSW100"): REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders receive complimentary access) 

Capacity: 60 people

WHY ATTEND: Learn to harness the power of one of the most widely-used social media platforms.

Speakers
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Conner Galway

Director, Junction Creative Solutions
Conner Galway started at CapU business school, entered the corporate world and returned just a few years later, this time at the front of the room teaching digital marketing.

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Tuesday September 27, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
Brainstation 1110 Hamilton Street #410, Vancouver

20:00

#VSW Afterparty - Tuesday @ The Blackbird
Come celebrate #VSW2016 every night with the Donnelly Group! No cover, no line and a free drink with your #VSW2016 pass, subject to capacity.

905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C

Google Map Link: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/The+Blackbird+Public+House/@49.285111,-123.1207047,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54867181f5dd29bb:0xa4cd87ddeaf13c61!8m2!3d49.285111!4d-123.118516?hl=en 

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Tuesday September 27, 2016 20:00 - 23:30
Blackbird Public House
 
Wednesday, September 28
 

08:00

Big Data for In Store Initiatives

Online analytics are continually growing and giving online businesses the ability to adapt at a moment's notice to the needs of their customers; whereas, brick and mortar are limited in options for tracking that same customer’s journey. The few analytics that are captured are taken from the point-of-sales system and are often not conclusive enough to warrant real change.

Join the Qi Leap team at the Qi Leap Headquarters for an in-depth look at how their analytics tools are changing the way we approach brick and mortar business --  from marketing initiatives, sales goals and customer retentions.

Capacity: 25 people



Wednesday September 28, 2016 08:00 - 10:00
017 Shop 302 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

11:00

Importance of Goal Setting (OKRs) for Your Startup
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a goal setting methodology used by such innovative companies as Google and LinkedIn. CEOs and leaders have found this methodology very beneficial by highlighting priorities on a quarterly basis, but more importantly, by helping create a strong alignment from team members all the way up to the company level.

This workshop will give you a background on OKRs, how to implement the methodology within your organization, and the benefits of having such a strong and reliable process.

Capacity: 50 people

WHY ATTEND: Learn the power of a practical tool that will pay dividends to your startup's operation.

Speakers
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Wendy Pat Fong

Director, Talent & Operations, 7Geese
Bio coming soon!

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
7Geese 55 Water St. #300, Vancouver

12:00

Bridging the Gap between Seattle to Vancouver: "Thinking Bigger"

Women aligning across the border to open doors.

Panel discussion and deep dive into building your startup, getting funding and thinking bigger, and leveraging relationships on both sides of the border. 

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: Great chance to be in the room with some amazing US-based investors.


Moderators
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Diane Najm

Founder & CEO, PhotoPad
PhotoPad for Business is a powerful storytelling and marketing tool for businesses to brand and publish their photo stories and with a click share to their social networks. |

Speakers
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Fran Dunaway

TomboyX
Fran is the CEO and Co-Founder of TomboyX, a clothing and accessories startup based in Seattle. TomboyX has had an interesting journey that began with menswear inspired shirts and pivoted to be primarily an underwear company showing 4x growth year over year.
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Bonnie Foley-Wong

Director, Founding Investor, Pique Fund
Bonnie helps make other people’s ideas happen and her attention is focused on impact investors and entrepreneurs. Her goal is to empower people to make impact investments confidently and in an integrated way. She has spent her whole career working with investors and entrepreneurs, communicating financial information and vision in order to move money. In 2012, she began developing Pique Ventures, which is now comprised of Pique... Read More →
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Dr. Alexandra Greenhill

CEO & Co-Founder, myBestHelper
I believe "family" has hundreds of definitions. As a family physician, I have seen this first hand. I have learned that things are best when we remember that even when life is busy, family comes first. My family – husband and three kids – cares deeply, loves to work hard and have lots of fun.
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Arry Yu

Arry Yu is the CEO and Founder of GiftStarter.com. GiftStarter was born out of a first place win from a design themed Startup Weekend, went into a pre-accelerator called Next, and is a graduate of both 9Mile Labs and 500 Startups in San Francisco, CA.  Arry got her start advising world class technology brands including Microsoft, Google, and Expedia.com at the intersection of where business and creativity meet technology. Arry is... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
CodeCore 142 W Hastings St, Vancouver

12:00

SOLD OUT - BBQ lunch with IBM Global Entrepreneur and The Profile Coworking Business Club
THIS EVENT IS FULL.  

You will receive a separate confirmation email from Kevin at The Profile to confirm your attendance for those who registered before we hit capacity. 


#VSW2016 pass holders are welcome to join IBM Global Entrepreneur and The Profile for a BBQ lunch in a spectacular setting. Join us on the rooftop of possibly the only floating coworking space on the planet. Lee Reeves, community manager for IBM Global Entrepreneur, and Kevin Penstock, founder of The Profile, are hosting a BBQ lunch fresh from the Farmers Market on Granville Island.

Capacity: 35 people

WHY ATTEND: Did you catch the part where it said "join us on the rooftop" for lunch?

This event is located at 1295 Johnson on Granville Island (Sea Village). It is adjacent (south side) of the Granville Island Hotel.


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Wednesday September 28, 2016 12:00 - 14:30
The Profile Granville Island 1295 Johnston St

13:00

Scratching the Surface of RxJS
There has been a lot of buzz in the JavaScript community in 2016 about new paradigms and programming patterns for handling asynchronicity in our applications.

RxJS, a library that has been gaining a lot of traction in the developer community, is designed to transform, compose, and query streams of data to help manage some common challenges we face when writing application logic and building modern user interfaces.

We’ll give an introduction to the RxJS library along with a brief overview of some common patterns and ways to apply those patterns to solving typical problems we may encounter.

Capacity: 35

WHY ATTEND: Great overview of RxJS by those who know it well.

Speakers
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Kevin Salter

Developer, 7Geese
Bio coming soon!

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
7Geese 55 Water St. #300, Vancouver

13:00

FEATURED EVENT: Start like a Pro – How Good Startups Build Success

Join McMillan LLP and Manning Elliott LLP for a series of short workshops focused on building the fundamentals of a successful startup.

Make the Most of your Advisors (and Save Money Doing It!)

Learn how to make the best use of your professional advisors, and find out what you can do to save money in the short and long term.

Lessons every Startup Needs to Know: Tales from the Trenches

Every startup hits its share of bumps in the road, as well as unexpected surprises and highlights. Join a panel of McMillan’s distinguished guests and get an insight into the lessons normally learned in hindsight. Panelists include Michael Gokturk, Founder & CEO of Payfirma, Ashiq Ahamed, CEO & Co-Founder of brewhound, Paul Leedham, Partner at Manning Elliot LLP, and Leo Raffin, Partner & Co-Chair, Capital Markets at McMillan LLP.

Roundtable Breakouts

Join one of our small-group breakout sessions to discuss specific topics facing startups.  Sign-up for these sessions will be at the event.  Our featured roundtables will be discussing:

  • Understanding Tech & IP – discuss how to identify and protect the value in your startup right from the get-go, as well as ongoing concerns related to anti-spam laws, privacy and cyber security.
  • Employment & Business Immigration – discuss what you need to know about being an employer, and how to manage cross-border employment and immigration issues.
  • Maximizing Available Cash Resources – discussion around government incentives including grants and tax credits, as well as financing considerations (debt vs. equity, etc.) for emerging technology companies.

Capacity: 80 people

WHY ATTEND: Experienced tech lawyers and accountants will be on hand to answer your questions. Learn information that is crucial to the success of your startup -- without paying the professionals for their time!

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 13:00 - 16:00
McMillan LLP 1055 W Georgia #1500, Vancouver

14:00

Top 4 Employment Law Issues for Startups
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Erin Brandt, lawyer with Kent Employment Law, will discuss the following topics for an in-depth one hour discussion followed by a Q&A session:
  1. The legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor
  2. Best practices for employment contracts
  3. Overtime minimum requirements
  4. Dismissing employees — how to calculate severance pay
Capacity: 12 people

WHY ATTEND:
Many startups take an ad-hoc approach to HR issues. Come learn how to get yourself out of trouble -- or better yet, from getting into trouble in the first place.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Brandt

Erin Brandt

Erin practices in the areas of employment and human rights law for Kent Employment Law, advising both employees and employers. She has appeared at both the British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial Court (Small Claims), and has also participated in proceedings at the Employment Standards Branch and Human Rights Tribunal, as well as before various other regulatory bodies. Erin originally joined Kent Employment Law as an articling student and... Read More →

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
The Profile 375 Water St. #200, Vancouver

14:00

Launch Academy Pitch Hunt

Applications closed and event is full. 

As part of Vancouver Startup Week 2016 the lucky applicants who are accepted will make their way around leading tech offices, made up of Launch Academy alumni and pitch their ideas to handpicked investors from Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco. Our investors are ready to fund winning ideas!

Launch Academy have brought the investors to you... the twist is, you have to find them first!

Have fun, crack codes, win points, get to the destination, and pitch to win!

Deadline to apply is: Friday, September 16 

Applications are now closed.  


***You need to apply to take part in this event. If you get accepted, launch academy will contact you with further details***


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Wednesday September 28, 2016 14:00 - 17:00
Multiple Locations

15:00

Raising Money without Giving Up Equity
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Spring is excited to be hosting the most comprehensive line-up of money experts Vancouver has seen under one roof…one afternoon only, and for free!

The Non-Dilutive Roundup (#TheNonDilutiveRoundup for all you Twitter-ers) features esteemed keynote speakers and attendees can expect to learn the best applications of various non-dilutive sources (including SR&ED, IRAP, and countless government grants) plus how to maximize their chances of successful funding.

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: Learn how to get good money for your startup without selling part of your company to investors.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Beall

Morgan Beall

Microfinance Manager, Vancity
For the last five years I’ve had the pleasure of working in Vancity’s Community Investment Department as a Microfinance Manager, providing high-risk, non-conventional, character-based loans to start-up entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Microfinance Manager I spent six years in conventional lending, and can attest to the fact that cashflow lending is just as serious a discipline – it requires a high level of due diligence and a... Read More →
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Keith Ippel

CEO, Spring.is
With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for... Read More →
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Erik Kaas

NRC Concierge
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Cecilia Mkondiwa

Women's Enterprise Centre
Directing the organization's lending & business advisory services and managing a team of business advisors and loan administrators. Managing the organization's initiatives relating to special markets with a focus on international trade. Work with other service providers to bridge any gaps in financing, advisory and international trade services. Work with both start ups and growth oriented business women as a lender as well as an advisor and a... Read More →

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Deloitte

Deloitte
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Spring.is

Spring University


Wednesday September 28, 2016 15:00 - 17:00
Deloitte Canada 1055 Dunsmuir St, 28th Floor, Vancouver

16:00

Female Funding Circle
Female Funding Circle is a capital-raising initiative driven by women entrepreneurs. By assembling a group of women entrepreneurs at similar group stages, the Funding Circle offers peer support, shared growth, and guidance from industry advisors.

This event is best-suited for women entrepreneurs who are currently raising or preparing to raise capital.

In addition to registering on the VSW2016 schedule, please also indicate your attendance here: SIGN UP HERE

3rd Floor

WHY ATTEND:
 Fundraising is a crucial element in business development and growth. However, it is is under-utilized by women entrepreneurs for a number of reasons. Support your capital raising needs through peer support, shared growth, and guidance from industry advisors!

Speakers
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Dr. Alexandra Greenhill

CEO & Co-Founder, myBestHelper
I believe "family" has hundreds of definitions. As a family physician, I have seen this first hand. I have learned that things are best when we remember that even when life is busy, family comes first. My family – husband and three kids – cares deeply, loves to work hard and have lots of fun.

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 16:00 - 18:00
KPMG 777 Dunsmuir St. #300, Vancouver

16:00

Accel-RX Open House

Accel-Rx is Canada’s health innovation accelerator fund providing seed capital and expertise to promising early-stage companies developing therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices in order to help them grow and scale.  Come and visit with the Accel-RX team.

As capacity is limited, please confirm attendance with Vedrana - vcovic@accel-rx.com


Event Partners
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Accel-RX

Accel-RX
Accel-Rx is Canada’s health innovation accelerator fund providing seed capital and expertise to promising early-stage companies developing therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices in order to help them grow and scale. Our rigorous screening process and funding match requirement provides validation for our investments while our custom programs and resources give our companies the best chance of success. | | Accel-Rx provides seed... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 16:00 - 18:00
Accel-RX Office 301-1224 Hamilton St, Vancouver

17:00

Small Talks: How Space Can Help Foster a Great Company Culture
Company culture happens, whether you have two employees or a thousand. Engaged companies make intentional, strategic commitments to create a great company culture.

Join us for a lively discussion with leaders from successful Vancouver companies on how the design of space can potentially help foster great company culture.

5:00-6:00 - Networking
6:00-7:00 - Panel Discussion

CAPACITY: 100

WHY ATTEND: Learn what makes company culture great? Check out the video here

Moderators
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Julie Campbell

Principal, SSDG Interiors
Creating space that promotes culture - Office design.

Speakers
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Kathy Enros

Vice President, Talent, ACL
Kathy Enros, Vice President, Talent, brings more than 20 years of human resources experience in the software, consulting, alcohol beverage, and retail industries. Most recently, Kathy was the senior vice president at Vision Critical for more than eight years. In this role, she was a key leader in building Vision Critical from 60 to 700 employees across the globe, established all employee programs, and was key in creating the VC culture and... Read More →
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Alysia MacInnes

People Team Lead, A Thinking Ape
Alysia is the People Team Lead at A Thinking Ape, a Vancouver startup that builds strong social games for both Android and iOS. They have four live titles and one currently in development. At its core A Thinking Ape is about creating communities and it's own internal community has grown every year since its inception. In August of this year, the company moved to a new office space to help support its current and future growth. | | In her... Read More →
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Ben West

Co-founder, EventBase & Intergalactic Agency
Ben West is the co-founder of the companies Eventbase and Intergalactic Agency which maintain offices in Vancouver, Canada, and London, UK. Eventbase creates mobile apps for some of the world’s biggest events and brands including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, London 2012 Olympics, Sochi 2014 Olympics, Sundance Film Festival, South By Southwest, SAP, Gartner, Disney, ESPN, Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Lions, Microsoft, Isle of Wight... Read More →

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
ACL 980 Howe St. #1500, Vancouver

18:30

Mobile Growth Meetup
Mobile Growth Vancouver meets again!

Join us for an awesome panel discussion around best practices for apps, including growth, retention, and engagement tactics.

We'll chat about paid and organic acquisition channels, ways to optimize and test features to improve retention and viral growth, with plenty of time to socialize over pizza and beer.

In addition to registering on the VSW2016 schedule, please also indicate your attendance here: SIGN UP HERE

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: A chill, relaxed atmosphere for meeting new people in mobile.

Speakers
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Chris Hobbs

President, Two Tall Totems
President of Two Tall Totems, a premium software team designing and developing mobile apps, complex websites, and enterprise software.
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Eric MacKinnon

Director of Product Management, App Annie
Leader and strategist who takes a lean-startup approach to product development and business-building in general. Enjoys focusing on high-ROI improvement and learning through rapid, iterative tuning/prototyping informed by metrics, testing, and feedback. Passionate about new social technologies in the mobile/online space. Solid background in mobile/social-media/consumer-internet (5 years), as well as in traditional CPG marketing (3.5 years... Read More →
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Hayden McFarlane

Head of Product Growth, Fitplan
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Josh Nilson

CEO & Co-Founder, East Side Games

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 18:30 - 21:00
Mobify Third Floor, 948 Homer St, Vancouver, BC

19:00

Lessons for Canadian Founders & Investors

CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

CBRE is bringing together investors and founders in celebration of Vancouver’s technology and innovation community for a special #VSW2016 panel discussion.

7.00-7.15 Announcements & Introductions

7.15-8.30 Panel & Q&A: Lessons for Canadian founders and investors. Local wines and craft beers are served.

8.30-8.45 Post-networking.

INVESTOR PANEL Q&A

Please join us in this interactive session which will include lessons, stories and impressions from both Canadian and American Angel investors to tackle the reasons behind why these companies fail or succeed in foreign markets.

What incentivizes cross-border investment? If there are two similar companies from two different countries, what are some of the driving forces that influences their success or failure when entering a foreign market? 

**Panel discussion will last 30-45 minutes followed by 15-30 minutes of Q&A 

Jeff Hayton (Moderator) - Membership & Finance Director at Keiretsu Forum NW in Seattle.

Alixe Cormick - Securities Lawyer and Advisor, Founder of Venture Law Corporation who works with privately-held and public companies, mergers and acquisitions, private placement investments, financial transactions, reverse mergers, initial public offerings and licensing matters, as well as general corporate matters.

Troy DeFrank – Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle where he promotes cross-border trade, investment, and business partnerships in the tech sector, with a focus on gaming, wireless, and enterprise software.

 

This panel event is open to founders of Early-stage Startups and Growth companies, and #VSW2016 Pass holders, all of whom are encouraged to attend.

We look forward to having you join us and welcome you to Vancouver Startup Week!

 

Space is limited.

Capacity: 20 on a first come first serve basis


Moderators
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Jeff Hayton

Membership & Finance Director, Keiretsu Forum
- Investing in companies in their Seed, Series A & B rounds of financing | - Presenting to 450+ accredited investors throughout the Keiretsu Forum chapters in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho | - Sponsorship opportunities for our Vancouver chapter and local events | - Corporate opportunities for firms to participate as resources and financiers

Speakers
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George Aliphtiras

Principal, Leap Frog Innovators
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Alixe Cormick

President, Venture Law Corporation
Securities Lawyer and Advisor, Founder of Venture Law Corporation who works with privately-held and public companies, mergers and acquisitions, private placement investments, financial transactions, reverse mergers, initial public offerings and licensing matters, as well as general corporate matters.
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Troy DeFrank

Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada - Seattle
Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle where he promotes cross-border trade, investment, and business partnerships in the tech sector, with a focus on gaming, wireless, and enterprise software.
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Troy Hartzell

Managing Partner, Evolution Capital Advisors
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John Sechrest

Founder, Seattle Angel Conference

Event Partners
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Arts Vista

Culture vultures looking to add some art, live music, dance or theatre to #VSW can visit Arts Vista. Arts Vista (AV) provides software to curate, search and discover arts-cultural delights and activities, starting in Vancouver and expanding to other cities around the world. We host the information of thousands of event productions, venues and artists that bring the events to life and connect them with their audiences.
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CBRE

For over 25 years, The High Technology Facilities Group (“The HTFG”) at CBRE has been Vancouver’s leading tenant representative team in commercial real estate, specializing in creative space solutions for companies in the knowledge based sector. From startup to mature companies, The HTFG leverages their expertise and unique consultative approach to guide clients through each stage of their real estate needs. | The team is... Read More →
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Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. We are a a worldwide network of capital, resources, and deal flow with 46 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Our community is... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 19:00 - 20:30
CBRE Offices 1021 W. Hastings St, Floor 25, Vancouver

19:00

FEATURED EVENT: The Official #VSW2016 Recruitment Fair
Join 400+ job seekers and more than 30 companies actively looking for talent, for fun evening focused on bringing together Vancouver job seekers and locally-based startups and tech companies that are actively recruiting.

The Recruitment Fair is *the* place for local talent to find great opportunities in the community during Vancouver Startup Week.

Capacity: 500 people

WHY ATTEND: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! (And cool Science World stuff too!)

Wednesday September 28, 2016 19:00 - 21:00
TELUS World of Science 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

20:00

#VSW Afterparty - Wednesday - @ Republic Nightclub
Come celebrate #VSW2016 every night with the Donnelly Group! No cover, no line and a free drink with your #VSW2016 pass, subject to capacity.

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 20:00 - 23:59
Republic Nightclub 958 Granville S
 
Thursday, September 29
 

09:00

Bringing Women Investors Together
Join FrontFundr as we build a community of like-minded women who are curious about investing and learning how to evaluate and access opportunities available to them.

Capacity: 30

WHY ATTEND: Learn about investing from knowledgeable peopel in a welcoming environment.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Foley-Wong

Bonnie Foley-Wong

Director, Founding Investor, Pique Fund
Bonnie helps make other people’s ideas happen and her attention is focused on impact investors and entrepreneurs. Her goal is to empower people to make impact investments confidently and in an integrated way. She has spent her whole career working with investors and entrepreneurs, communicating financial information and vision in order to move money. In 2012, she began developing Pique Ventures, which is now comprised of Pique... Read More →

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Thursday September 29, 2016 09:00 - 11:30
McCarthy Tetrault Offices 745 Thurlow St, Suite 2400, Vancouver

09:00

Brazilian Silicon Valley North
Want to see what opportunities the Brazilian startup world has to offer? Dream2B will be bringing a delegation of the most prominent Brazilian startups to Vancouver! This is a great opportunity to see how Canadian companies can collaborate with the best and the brightest of the fast-paced Brazilian market.

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Thursday September 29, 2016 09:00 - 12:00
Park Place Business Centre 666 Burrard St B20, Vancouver

10:00

Java + Google Cloud Platform = a FinTech match made in heaven

Does great Java mean more than just a fancy cappuccino to you? Interested in getting a peek into the inner workings of a local Java shop FinTech Startup?

Join us for chat on all things backend. All the good and the ugly backend challenges a startup engineering team faces and what we did to get to where we are.

We'll discuss why/how we use Google Cloud Platform and share more about our backend stack. 

We might even talk about our hovercraft R&D department. 

Agenda:

30 minutes: David presents

30 minutes: Q&A, discussion, networking


Speakers
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David Grant

Grow
A born and raised west coaster, David is a veteran of the Vancouver technology scene. He has extensive experience across a number of industries. Previously, he was with D-Wave Systems, Kodak, Global Relay, and Teradici. With a personal passion for finance, he has been developing financial technology software in his spare time for years. David has a BASc from UBC in Engineering Physics, and a MASc from Waterloo in Electrical Engineering.

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Grow

Grow
We're Grow. We’re a leading Enterprise Fintech and digital banking company. We are on a mission to save people time, money and stress related to personal finance using technology and data analytics. How can we use technology to reinvent and create a better banking experience? Grow is building the future of banking with reliable, scalable and agile turn-key solutions.


Thursday September 29, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
Grow HQ 570 Granville Street #1600, Vancouver

10:00

Opportunities in the EU: Financing, Innovation, and Free Trade
Vancouver startups are increasingly looking to the European Union to fuel their growth beyond North America, and that comes with opportunities and challenges. This event will cover resources and tools that support the growth of Canadian companies in the EU market: funding tools for business development and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic; a comprehensive network of people to provide market advice and make connections; and a look at how the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will reduce barriers for Canadian companies doing business in the EU.

Don’t miss this extremely informative & timely event made possible by Vancouver Start-Up Week and hosted by the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the BC Ministry of International Trade. The event features high profile participants representing European Union, individual EU member states as well as the Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments.

FREE individual registration is also available for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders also receive complimentary access)


Speakers
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Celso Boscariol

President, EU Chamber of Commerce Canada
Celso Boscariol is the President of the EU Chamber of Commerce Canada – West and a partner at Watson Goepel LLP. Celso also serves as the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West and is a Councillor on the General Council of Italians Abroad. Previously he has served as President of the National Federation of Canadian-Italian Business Professionals Association and the President of the Italian Cultural Centre in... Read More →
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Daniele Buzzurro

Daniele Buzzurro is an Italian entrepreneur, founder and President of DreamyourMind a digital media & communications company specialized in online advertising, social media marketing, search marketing & web design. Daniele teaches various courses at Italian Universities. He appears as a judge in many Italian & international awards competitions, such as Mediastars, IAC, Communicator Awards, W3 Awards & Davey Awards. | He is a... Read More →
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Gianmarco Carnovale

Roma Startup, President and co-founder
Gianmarco Carnovale is the President and co-founder of Roma Startup – a non-profit association of local ecosystem of startup enablers and accelerators with a scope of becoming the Italian and Mediterranean Startup Hub. Gianmarco has been a founder and CEO of many startups and enterprises in Italy, mainly in software, wireless, online media and consumer product sectors.
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Laura Clarke

Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
Laura Clarke is a Trade Commissioner based out of Global Affairs Canada’s Vancouver Regional Office. For the past 4 years, she has been supporting BC companies with wireless, telecommunications, financial technology and cyber security solutions, connecting them with resources locally and abroad. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Laura was part of Canada’s negotiating team for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a... Read More →
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Monica Gervais

Senior Manager, International Trade Policy, BC Ministry of International Trade
Monica Gervais is the Senior Manager, International Trade Policy, in the BC Ministry of International Trade and was a member of the Province's negotiating team for the Canada-EU trade agreement. Previously, she led the successful implementation of the labour mobility provisions of the BC-Alberta Trade Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA). Prior to working for the BC government, she was Vice President of a publicly traded venture... Read More →
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Alex Martyniak

Executive Director, EU Chamber of Commerce
Alex Martyniak is the Executive Director of the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada- West serving also as a Director of Marketing & Business Development at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver. Alex has nearly 20 years of successful track record of developing and sourcing new business with government agencies and private companies and developing and implementing international, multisector business development and promotional projects... Read More →

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Brainstation 1110 Hamilton Street #410, Vancouver

11:00

Competing with Giants in the Vertical Software Space

Learn from the pros on how they won over their first big clients, and what it's like to be a software company working within a vertical market. The panel will discuss why finding your niche is important and how listening to customer and client needs is crucial in finding your company’s sweet spot. It can be challenging to grow your startup in a space in which your competitors have 100x your budget. Learn how landing your first anchor client is critical to scaling up. 

This interactive session will be open to audience questions.

WHY ATTEND: Donuts! Just kidding, come for more than the sugary treats. This is a great chance to ask questions and learn from experienced entrepreneurs. If you've ever wondered if it’s time to pivot or if you have what it takes to take on the giants, this talk is for you. 

CAPACITY: 30


Moderators
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Cody Curley

Co-Founder, COO & CPO, Spark
Cody Curley is Spark’s creative genius. Growing up in Metro Vancouver, he couldn’t help but get swept up in the hot real estate sector. As the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, he is the lead software designer and works closely with Spark’s talented IT team. In this role he is able to put his graphic design and digital artistry backgrounds to good use.  Running a small-sized startup means Curley is also COO, responsible... Read More →

Speakers
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Simeon Garratt

Co-Founder & CEO, Spark
As someone that has lived in many cities around the world – from New York to Hong Kong and Mainland China – Simeon Garratt recognizes that everyone needs a place to call “home.” In a bid to make it easier and more efficient to market and sell new developments, Garratt, along with his partner, Cody Curley, created Spark with a genuine interest to improve the front and back-end management of data and communications for... Read More →
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Tina Lum

Director of Business Development, Push Operations
Push Operations help increase transparency in the workforce for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industry. With one seamless suite, Push allows management to schedule, track employee time, and process payroll in minutes. The system minimizes data transfer and performs real time analytics to empower head office to make better workforce decisions. Tina gets to meet awesome clients and ensure they onboard to Push successfully.
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Sean O'Connor

VP Partnerships, Grow
Sean brings a track record of building strategic partnerships in a variety of industries, including technology, insurance and construction. Having previously served as the CFO of a successful Western Canadian construction company, Sean brings strong cross functional expertise in highly competitive industries. He graduated from McGill University with a degree in finance. Sean lives in Surrey with his wife, Stephanie, and their two kids, Olivia and... Read More →

Event Partners
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Spark

Spark


Thursday September 29, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
Spark Offices 407 - 1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Host Organization Spark

11:00

What can EDUcation do for you? Accessing Start-up Resources in University/Colleges

How can educational institutions and universities create innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities? What are some of the methods, programs, and best practices that allow universities to interface with the fast-paced world of startups? 

This panel will spark a conversation on how entrepreneurs, researchers, educators can all work together to build and catalyze ideas in the startup ecosystem.


Speakers
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Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Jerome Etwaroo

Associate Director, Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre, UVic
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Ian Hand

Executive Director, VentureLabs®, SFU
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James McCartney

Applied Research Liaison Office, BCIT
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Janice OBriain

SFU
Associate Director, Venture Connection, SFU
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Blair Simonite

entrepreneurship@UBC
Director, entrepreneurship@UBC


Thursday September 29, 2016 11:00 - 13:00
VentureLabs® 1200 - 555 W. Hastings St, Vancouver

11:00

FEATURED EVENT: Financing for Startups
A must-attend event for founders and emerging company leaders who want to raise capital from investors, or are considering doing so.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

11:00 AM to NOON: Financing for Startups -- Getting the Most Out Of Every Dollar
Presented by PwC, chat with experts on key financing considerations.
  • Tax Tips for Startups: corporate structure, CCPC status, funding considerations
  • SR&ED: turning your creativity into tax benefits ... and cash
  • My Solutions: Entry level accounting services for emerging companies
  • Equity Compensation & Employee Stock Option Plans

NOON to 1 PM: Lunch Reception with Vanedge Capital
Come learn important tips and ask point-blank questions of Todd Tessier and Amy Rae of Vanedge Capital. Lunch and drinks are on us.

1 PM to 1:45 PM: The Life of the Deal: Raising Capital from Investors
Presented by MLT Lawyers, a step-by-step walkthrough of how to raise your Seed, Series A, or Series B Financing Round. Key areas of discussion

  • The Closing Agenda: the step-by-step process for raising money from investors
  • Key Considerations: legal and practical matters to considers 
  • Overcoming Challenges: what kills the deal, and how to avoid it

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM: Q&A
For founders and startup execs only: small group sessions will be scheduled for (free!) rapid-fire discussions on key topics with the accountants, tax experts, and lawyers present. These sessions are only available to those who have attended the earlier parts of this event, and pre-registration is required: email to adilts@mlt.com to let us know what options you're interested in (up to 3):

  • Stock Options & Equity Compensation
  • Tax
  • Board Governance
  • SR&ED
  • Deal Documents
  • Bookkeeping, Payroll, and General Compliance


CAPACITY: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: You're raising capital from investors, or just want to learn about the process. An event not to be missed during VSW2016.



Thursday September 29, 2016 11:00 - 14:00
Guilt & Co 1 Alexander St, Lower Level, Vancouver

12:00

An Introduction to Collaborative Robots and Their Applications
The talk provides a background on advent of collaborative robots, the relevant safety standards, how Novarc's collaborative robot is set to transform the pipe welding industry, and future of robotics.

Novarc Technologies Inc. is a market leader in application of collaborative robotics to challenging pipe and pressure vessel welding applications.

CAPACITY: 50 people

WHY ATTEND: Robots!

Speakers
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Soroush Karimzadeh

CEO, Novarc Technologies
Robots, Industrial Automation and AI.

Event Partners
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Novarc Tech

Novarc Technologies


Thursday September 29, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
CodeCore 142 W Hastings St, Vancouver

13:00

HR for Startups
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Amui provides start-ups with on-demand access to HR knowledge.

At some point, you will have questions that impact you and your people. Our interactive session introduces the HR checklist you need to know about to minimize risk and help you make better decisions. Q&A will follow the presentation.  

Capacity: 25 people

WHY ATTEND: 

Speakers
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Allison Guld

COO/co-founder, Amui.co
Amui is a new way to deliver HR that answers the most basic questions all the way through to strategic workforce solutions. We believe there is a need to minimize risk and to provide access to knowledge so everyone makes better decisions. | | You can ask questions anytime which eliminates your need to guess about the right course of action. We provide answers in the form of a customized solution and provide a project resource when it makes... Read More →
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Stephanie Lyster

CEO/co-founder, Amui.co
Amui is a new way to deliver HR that answers the most basic questions all the way through to strategic workforce solutions. We believe there is a need to minimize risk and to provide access to knowledge so everyone makes better decisions. | | You can ask questions anytime which eliminates your need to guess about the right course of action. We provide answers in the form of a customized solution and provide a project resource when it makes... Read More →

Event Partners
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Amui.co

Amui.co


Thursday September 29, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
The Profile 375 Water St. #200, Vancouver

15:00

FinTech Day: Who’s Who in the Financial and Regulatory Ecosystem
This event requires pre-application. Please apply here, and use code vsw2016 

On September 29th, join the YVR FinTech community for a combination workshop and networking event as a part of Vancouver Startup Week. This is the perfect opportunity to learn from industry experts and mingle with tech startups, anchors, and financial institutions. Hosted by Central 1 Credit Union, this is the second FinTech Day offered as part of the newly launched BC Tech FinTech Program.

Our day kicks off with a highly interactive workshop on the Regulatory and Financial basics for startups. Chris Gallway and Jonathan Kutner from Central 1 will lead you through a quick overview of some of the regularity and compliance hurdles you need to watch out for as well describe how different regulatory bodies interact. This will be a workshop with 20-30 minutes of prepared content and the remainder of the time reserved for discussion and questions. Interaction in this workshop is strongly encouraged.

Tickets for the workshop also provide access to the FinTech Community Event, which includes:
- Canadian Financial System 101 Keynote delivered by Central 1 Credit Union
- Networking & mingling with tech startups, anchors, and financial institutions
- Demos from local FinTech companies including Progressa, Hyperwallet, Beanworks and FrontFundr
- In the spirit of Vancouver Startup Week we will close with a keynote address by one of YVR’s most successful FinTech entrepreneurs Lisa Shields of Hyperwallet/FI.SPAN

Agenda:
3:30pm: Registration for Workshop opens
4:00pm-5:00pm: Growth Workshop for FinTech startups with Central 1: Everything you wanted to know about compliance but were afraid to ask
5:30pm: Registration for FinTech Community Event opens
6:00pm-7:00pm: Presentation by Central 1 Credit Union on Canadian Financial System 101

Event Partners
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BC Tech Association

BC Tech Association


Thursday September 29, 2016 15:00 - 17:00
BC Tech Innovation Hub 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

15:30

FEATURED EVENT: Official BLG Kickoff of the #VSW2016 Community Crawl
Join the team at BLG for the official kickoff of the #VSW2016 Community Crawl. The event will feature the following:
  • Top 10 Legal Issues for Startups
    Come learn the most important legal considerations that any founder should know. 
  • Driven By Women
    Learn hard lessons from great female entrepreneurs through the launch of this signature BLG program.
  • Company Showcase
    Enjoy food and drink while interacting with some of the top new startups in this official kickoff to the #VSW2016 Community Crawl.  Local tech companies curated with the help of our friends at CATAPULT #catapultyvr
This event is open to #VSW2016 pass holders only.

Companies demo-ing at the Company Showcase:

CAPACITY: 120 people

WHY ATTEND:
Learn crucial tips from entrepreneurs and lawyers -- and enjoy food and drink courtesy of BLG!

Thursday September 29, 2016 15:30 - 18:30
BLG 200 Burrard St. #1200, Vancouver

16:00

Wavefront Presents - Innovation, Change, Transformation: Adapting to a New Reality
Innovation has become a buzzword that’s lost its meaning. Change, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphoses, breakthrough; all those synonyms become platitudes as we struggle to adapt. We live in an era of exponential change, where disruptive ‘forces’ are accelerating and converging so quickly that almost all organizations are at risk of disruption.

Join Wavefront Executive in Residence, Bill McGraw as he hosts an afternoon with four global thought leaders who will explore innovation and what it means to the Canadian economy, early stage companies, as well as share examples of how to succeed at being disruptive. Additionally, some of our best of breed Wavefront companies will discuss how they’re building and scaling innovations to create their own paths to success.

This speaker series will bring together Vancouver’s Startup community, innovators, industry experts and Angel investors for an afternoon of sharing industry expertise and insightful discussions on how to build and scale innovation.

Agenda
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Arrival and Networking
  • 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm: Innovation Panel Series, featuring Jim Gibson, John McDonald & Brian McMahon
  • 5:15 pm to 5:25 pm: Break
  • 5:25 pm to 5:55 pm: Wavefront Company Presentations and Q+A
Vancosys
Fitplan
MeshX
Imaginary Games
  • 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Ask Me Anything – Speaker TBD
Don't forget to stick around for the exciting Wavefront event afterwards!

CAPACITY: 225 people


WHY ATTEND: Wavefront is one of the top tech accelerators in Vancouver. When they tell you to learn something important, you do it!

Moderators
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Bill McGraw

Executive in Residence, Wavefront
Bill has spent his career working primarily in the technology sector specializing in wireless and mobile startups. He has worked for both large and small firms, started several businesses and executed plans for sales, marketing, product and service offering development, client management, pricing models, operational execution and financials. He has hired, developed and managed both staff and consultants by providing the processes and framework to... Read More →

Speakers
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Jim Gibson

Founder Tip of the Spear & JAGYYC, Disruption Strategy
Jim has spent 30 years being at the center of technology’s evolution and adoption across the world. He has formed companies in spaces that didn’t exist prior to starting the business. He has succeeded – in varying ways and degrees - in most, and failed in some. Jim has been on the front lines of the very complex and difficult process of building real companies. He has put my company’s payroll on my VISA and I have raised... Read More →
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John McDonald

Strategist & Entrepreneur
John is a strategist with a passion for innovation and an entrepreneur with a passion for building companies. He helps entrepreneurs maximize company value through vision, strategy and investor readiness. A typical client engages John because they have a great new idea and want to develop their vision and strategy, or because their business is drifting in a sea of change and they are looking for help to adjust the vision and strategy to... Read More →
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Brian McMahon

Head Honcho, Expert DOJO
Brian specializes in helping entrepreneurs become more successful in their business by using all the tools available at his disposal as owner of the largest peer to peer peak performance academy in the world. Expert DOJO uses business experts to train, coach and connect clients and they use their brand to protect them. Being a startup business is a lonely and difficult path to navigate. Why do it alone?

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 16:00 - 18:30
Uber Lounge & The Landing 375 Water St, Vancouver

17:00

FEATURED EVENT: #VSW2016 Community Crawl
One of the highlight evenings to #VSW2016, companies in Vancouver's technology and innovation ecosystem open their doors to the public for an evening of exploration not to be missed!

Proudly supported by the lawyers at BLG — be sure not to miss their Community Crawl Kickoff event!

See our Community Crawl page for details.
WHY ATTEND:  So many startups to visit, so little time! The perfect chance to see what the offices of some of Vancouver's coolest startups are really like.

Thursday September 29, 2016 17:00 - 20:00
Multiple Locations

17:30

FinTech Community Event
Please register HERE, so we can purchase enough pizza! Use event code: vsw2016

This is our second ever FinTech day, and will comprise Speakers, Private Workshops, company demos and plenty of opportunities to interact with investors, banks, credit unions and other FinTech companies.

The first event had over 100 attendees and will be even bigger during Vancouver Startup Week.

Event Partners
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BC Tech Association

BC Tech Association


Thursday September 29, 2016 17:30 - 20:00
BC Tech Innovation Hub 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

18:00

FEATURED EVENT: Tech Talks: Building Tomorrow
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Pangaea Ventures and Osler are hosting an evening of BIG ideas at the Portside Pub. Hear from some of Vancouver’s most disruptive innovators on topics such as the future of food, personalized medicine, 3D printing, and MORE! Don’t miss this engaging evening of 5-minute TED-style idea pitches, great people, and good food & drinks! Capacity is limited so be sure to sign up in advance to secure your spot.

Pangaea Ventures is a world leader in advanced materials venture capital. We’re investing in technology breakthroughs in the areas of chemistry, materials science, and industrial biotech.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is a leading business law firm practising internationally from offices across Canada and in New York. Osler’s technology practice is internationally recognized for applying strong legal and business skills to find common-sense business solutions.

Single-event registration is permitted for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders also receive complimentary access)

CAPACITY: 75 people

WHY ATTEND: One of the key events during Vancouver Startup Week, come mix and mingle with some of the most influential connectors in Vancouver's startup scene.

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Portside Pub

18:30

Data Pipelines & Distributed Systems (September Edition)
Let’s talk about Data Pipelines and Distributed Systems

Join us for an awesome night of mini-talks focusing on data pipelines and distributed systems. There will also be pizza and beer.

Speaker: Ganesh Swami, Founder of Silota will share a 30-minute presentation on what his team has learned to date building data pipelines followed by Q&A.

Agenda:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Doors & Pizza
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Talk and Q&A
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Networking

Afterwards, we'll head out to a nearby pub to continue the conversation.

You may still sign up individually for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders receive complimentary access)

Capacity: 100 

WHY ATTEND:  There are tons of Vancouver companies tackling distributed systems and data pipelines as they scale their businesses so we thought it was time the community came together to share what they've learned along the way and maybe pick up a few new tricks from others too. 

Speakers
Event Partners
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STAT Search Analytics

STAT Search Analytics


Thursday September 29, 2016 18:30 - 20:30
STAT Search Analytics 704 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E3

18:30

Vancouver Hardware Meetup

Welcome to our next installment of this meetup series: Design for Manufacturing. By this point, after hundreds of hours of hard work, you have a proper working engineering prototype in your hands and it is time to commercialize. You've arrived! You can rest confidently, knowing that all there is to do is send your prototype design files to an OEM in China, and 8 weeks later palettes of your product will arrive at customs ready to distribute... 

Not exactly.

A common point of friction on the road to commercializing a new hardware product is where a motivated team reaches an illusory summit, and are holding something that looks, behaves, and feels like a finished product. The finish line is tantalizingly close, but the marathon from advanced prototype to first-off-the-line unit testing and full scale production is only beginning. Arm yourselves for the journey with wise insights from our panel of invited speakers. 


Vancouver Hardware Meetup
is launching to provide a forum for local hardware developers, product developers, engineers, makers, entrepreneurs, and funding angels. The ideal members are anyone at any stage of the hardware development process, from entrepreneurs just launching product, to seasoned technology developers, to people still tinkering in their garage. We are looking to connect makers to funders in the Vancouver hardware development community.

6:30pm - Doors open

6:30pm to 7:00pm - Greetings, refreshments

7:00pm to 7:40pm - Speaker's presentations, Q&A

7:40pm to 7:55pm - Break

7:55pm to 8:45pm - Keynote presentation, Q&A

8:45pm to 9:15pm - Discussions, networking

9:15pm - Close 



WHY ATTEND: Connect with like-minded minds from the hardware development community. 

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Cooper

Taylor Cooper

Mechanical Engineer, Misty West
Taylor Cooper is an engineer with a wide background working on complex technical projects. Having a background in engineering physics, Taylor has used his formidable knowledge of first principals and manufacturing techniques to develop self driving rovers for the NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge, instrumentation for balloon borne bolometer array telescopes, never-before-developed volumetric displays, and miniaturized optical particle... Read More →
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Dominique Kwong

Director of Hardware Engineering, Istuary Innovation Group
Dominique Kwong has been active in the local Vancouver hardware development scene for many years, doing RF design, product engineering, leading engineering teams, and taking products through to manufacturing. Dominique played an instrumental role as director of hardware and manufacturing at Recon Instruments, helping to build Recon into one of the most successful hardware companies in the lower mainland, which consequently turned into one of... Read More →
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Alissa Rogova

Account Development Representative, Arrow Electronics
If you are serious about developing and commercializing hardware, then Alissa is someone you need to get to know. As an Account Development Representative for Arrow Electronics, Alissa is your gatekeeper to Arrow's substantial resources for helping startups make the leap to manufacturing. Arrow is much more than just a global distributor of a broad range of products from the largest suppliers of electronic components. Because of their position in... Read More →

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 18:30 - 21:15
MistyWest 554 East 15th Ave. Second Floor, Vancouver

19:00

Community Crawl at the BC Tech Association
Featured keynote address by one of the YVR’s most successful FinTech entrepreneurs: Lisa Shields of Hyperwallet and FI.SPAN, followed by demos from local FinTech companies including Progressa, Hyperwallet, Beanworks, and FrontFundr.

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: Close down the Community Crawl at one of Vancouver's top tech hubs, meeting some of the coolest FinTech companies.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Shields

Lisa Shields

Founder & CEO, FI.SPAN
FI.SPAN's mission is to unify Financial Institutions and independent FinTech service providers. Our SAAS platform provides banks and enterprises with a single API to reach any emerging FinTech offering, backed up with unified compliance, risk, reconciliation, and transaction monitoring services.

Exhibitors
Event Partners
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BC Tech Association

BC Tech Association


Thursday September 29, 2016 19:00 - 20:00
BC Tech Innovation Hub 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

19:00

#VSWCrawl at Wavefront
Join Wavefront for a celebration of the startup community as they share some exciting announcements!

Stick around for cocktails and some appetizers as we roll into a fun evening full of great networking opportunities. And don't miss the event immediately beforehand: Innovation, Change, Transformation: Adapting to a New Reality

Capacity: 225 people

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 19:00 - 21:30
Uber Lounge & The Landing 375 Water St, Vancouver

20:00

#VSW Afterparty - Thursday @ The New Oxford
Come celebrate #VSW2016 every night with the Donnelly Group! No cover, no line and a free drink with your #VSW2016 pass, subject to capacity.

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 20:00 - 23:59
The Tavern at the New Oxford 1141 Hamilton St
 
Friday, September 30
 

10:00

Why Do You Want a Frozen Banana? Media Relations for Startups

My friend asked me if I want a frozen banana,” begins Mitch Hedberg. “I said, ‘No, but I want a regular banana later, so… yeah.’” Perhaps you’ve heard that media relations is a tool to explore when your business is in crisis – when you need a helping hand with repairing public perception quickly. Kathleen Reid, Director of Switchboard Public Relations, explains that if businesses see themselves using the media as a tool in the future, the time to start relationship building is now.

Keep in mind that we, as business owners and key team members, are not dealing with the media landscape of yesteryear. Gone are the days when media coverage is secured with a single cold-call or a sloppy press release. Without tight messaging and a strategic story angle, most attempts at media outreach are destined for the trash – resulting in wasted company time, energy and money.

The world of startups is full of interesting stories. Learn how to frame yours in a way that builds positive media relationships, so that if someday you need a banana, you can fall back on the one you stashed in the freezer.


CAPACITY: 35 people

WHY ATTEND: We're all really curious -- what do frozen bananas have to do with media relations? Come find out!

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Reid

Kathleen Reid

Managing Director, Switchboard Public Relations
We are Switchboard PR (formerly Kathleen Reid Consulting). We help innovators and impact­-makers create positive change by driving communication strategies that get real results.  | | We’re here to create positive change in our communities and the world. That’s why we choose to work with innovators and changemakers – organizations that are on a mission to disrupt the status quo, to challenge the way we do everyday... Read More →

Event Partners
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SwitchboardPR

SwitchboardPR


Friday September 30, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
Grow HQ 570 Granville Street #1600, Vancouver

10:00

Am I Crazy? Confessions of A Psychologist & Entrepreneur

One in five people experience mental illness. The rate is much higher for entrepreneurs with big dreams. Dr. Andrew Miki founded Starling Minds to build an online mental health program for employees to increase their resilience to stress and productivity. Little did he know that life as an aspiring entrepreneur would come with periods of overwhelming stress and sleepless nights. Andrew will share his experiences, thoughts on what makes entrepreneurs vulnerable to burnout, and how prevention can keep you moving towards your dreams.


Speakers
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Dr. Andrew Miki

Starling Minds


Friday September 30, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
BC Tech Innovation Hub 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

11:00

Security and Authentication Future 2017 and Beyond
Security and authentication continues to be a focus for enterprises worldwide.  Data breaches are a regular occurrence for organizations which result  in monetary loss, theft of information and reputational damage.  

How can enterprises keep up with the threats facing them, while maintaining cost and agility in the deployment of new technologies?

Capacity: 50

Moderators
Speakers
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Farshad Abasi

Global Security Officer, HSBC Bank
avatar for Geoff Fawkes

Geoff Fawkes

CEO and Co-Founder, Vancosys Data Security Inc.
Vancosys specializes in multi-factor authentication software and hardware to reduce fraud for enterprises, using convenient proximity-based smartphone login
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Slobodan Kuzmanovic

VP Technology, Trulioo
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Scott Tomilson

Product Manager of On-Premise side, Ping Identity


Friday September 30, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
VentureLabs® 1200 - 555 W. Hastings St, Vancouver

12:00

Grub in The Hub: How VCs Really Make Decisions
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


In the spirit of Vancouver Startup Week, the BC Tech Association has convened a very special panel representing some of the most active investors in Vancouver: Jay Rhind from Vancouver Founders Fund, Lauren Robinson from HIGHLINE, Hugues Lalancette from iNovia Capital, and James Wells from Evōk Innovations.

This group represents a wide range of sector and stage focuses, and will discuss their decision making processes, how to pitch the right VCs with the right information, and how to control the fundraising process as an investor.

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: You don't get a lot of chances to ask direct questions of VCs of this calibre. Don't miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Hugues Lalancette

Hugues Lalancette

Senior Analyst, iNovia Capital
iNovia is an early stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build the next generation of digital platforms and services. We leverage our distributed team and network of experienced founders, company builders and engineers to foster the growth of category-defining businesses. Headquartered in Canada, iNovia manages $450M and invests in North America. For more information, visit www.inovia.vc.
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Jay Rhind

Principal, Vancouver Founder Fund
Entrepreneur (failed 2x), reformed corporate finance analyst, associate professor at the Sauder School of Business and scuba-diving instructor, he brings a pragmatic and analytical approach to the fund. In his spare time, he is an active spear fisher (for real), skier, and tennis player. Jay is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, LP communications and is part of the investment committee.
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Lauren Robinson

Global Operations Director, HIGHLINE.vc
Lauren is the Global Operations Director for HIGHLINE, a pre-seed VC with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. She evaluates deal flow, manages the portfolio, oversees national programming, grows key partnerships and helps drive new platform initiatives to better support portfolio founders.  | | Previously she led operations at Extreme Startups, where she led Toronto + NYC programming, managed portfolio operations and created new founder... Read More →
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James Wells

Director of Investments & Venture Creation, ​​​​​Evok Innovations
James Wells was formerly Vice President at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, a sustainable innovation and alternative energy venture capital firm focusing on breakthrough innovations in the resource sector.  At Chrysalix, James was involved in all aspects of fund management, from deal sourcing, due diligence, portfolio management, and fundraising. James was an active contributor to portfolio management teams related to industrial... Read More →

Event Partners
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BC Tech Association

BC Tech Association


Friday September 30, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
BC Tech Innovation Hub 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

13:00

Technical Talks at Elastic Path: Unifying Microservices with Hypermedia APIs

Do you use Hypermedia APIs? Interested in microservices? Join us for a discussion on how to leverage the two to create innovative ecommerce solutions. With an intro to omnichannel commerce from Elastic Path’s VP, Product, Peter Lukomskyj and an in depth discussion of how Hypermedia APIs can orchestrate and unify microservices for client consumption, from the Principal Architect, Matt Bishop, you’ll walk away with an understanding of the impact these new technologies can have on your business.


There will be pizza!

Capacity: 30 people


Speakers
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Matt Bishop

Principal Architect, Elastic Path
Matt Bishop is always seeking new ways to make technology better for the living. He has worked for software companies around the world, from the very large like SAP to startups of all kinds. As Principal Architect at Elastic Path, Matt’s focus is on embedding commerce into everyday experiences for the world's largest brands. He is responsible for overall product architecture as well as R&D efforts.
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Peter Lukomskyj

VP, Product, Elastic Path
Peter is responsible for Elastic Path’s product strategy. He leads Elastic Path’s Product Management, Product Development, Product Education and Product Support teams. His team is passionate about building commerce technologies that power exceptional digital experiences. Peter joined Elastic Path from QuickMobile as Chief Operating Officer, which during his tenure placed #1 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50. Prior to that, Peter was... Read More →

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Elastic Path

Elastic Path


Friday September 30, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Elastic Path Offices 745 Thurlow St, 14th Floor, Vancouver

13:00

The Development of Virtual Reality on the Mobile Platform and Its Potential

CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Ever thought of using VR as a marketing tool to enhance customer visualization easily on a mobile device? Want to learn more about the applications and potential marketing uses for mobile virtual reality?

Virtual reality has been on the rise throughout the past few years and 2016 is no exception. However, the industry predominantly targeted either avid VR enthusiast or enterprise sector focused projects.

Recently, more and more applications use virtual reality as a medium for either marketing or branding purposes, including the construction, aviation, and real estate industries. These applications and interactive simulations utilize virtual reality as a medium to achieve a more immersive experience, such as tracked headset (like the HTC Vive) or mobile platforms (such as the Samsung Gear or upcoming Google Daydream).

This session will cover advantages and potential of mobile VR content compared to other VR experiences.

1:00-1:40 Presentation
1:40-2:00 Q&A
2:00-2:50 Open networking 

Capacity: 50 people

WHY ATTEND:
Virtual reality is the on the rise. Come get the latest details on what's next in the market.

Speakers
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Sean Huang

CEO and Co Founder, Morfus Mixed Reality
With many years of marketing and sales experiences from small business solutions to enterprise level accounts, Sean brings to the table an array of product innovation and design. Being surrounded by friends working in the real estate sector created a driving force for Sean to seek a solution to save time and cost for business involved with the housing industry. The idea of using virtual reality on mobile as a visualization tool for property... Read More →
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Avetis Muradyan

CTO & co-founder, Morfus
Having a thirst for dynamic and innovative projects and ideas, Avetis has many years of android and software development experience which he brings to the emerging VR industry specifically on mobile development. He will share his experiences from a technical side on the limitations and the potential of VR on the mobile platform

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Morfus Mixed Reality

Morfus Mixed Reality


Friday September 30, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
Brainstation 1110 Hamilton Street #410, Vancouver

15:00

Vancouver VR Demo Day
CURRENTLY, MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT THAN THE VENUE'S CAPACITY CAN ACCOMMODATE.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EVENTS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.


Virtual reality is making headlines across the world while transforming the way we interact with media and entertainment. At the heart of this VR revolution are the innovative companies exploring and pushing the boundaries of VR from Vancouver.

The companies showcasing their products at the event include Mythical City Games, Hammer & Tusk, Futuretown, Metanaut, cognitiveVR, LNG Studios, and several local indie game developers.

Tickets may be purchased individually for this eventREGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders receive complimentary access)

Capacity: 80 people

WHY ATTEND: Come out and play with the coolest new VR tech. What more could you want?

Exhibitors
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cognitiveVR

cognitiveVR is the leading analytics platform for virtual and augmented reality. Our innovative tools provide our customers with the capability to measure the visual engagement of users, quantify their behavior, and influence that experience. | | Through innovative techniques we have invented, our customers are able to externalize and normalize telemetry from 3D space to give business users the capability to make decisions and develop hypothesis... Read More →
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Futuretown

Futuretown, a virtual reality technology company based in Taipei, Taiwan and Vancouver, Canada, was founded by Johan Yang (CEO and Co-Founder) and Justin Liebregts (CTO and Co-Founder) in 2010. The two founders met while studying 3D technology and design at Simon Fraser University. Johan joined Rainmaker Visual Effects after graduation where he worked on 3D digital effects for Hollywood films while Justin pursued a career in game development at... Read More →
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Metanaut

Metanaut is a forward-looking studio that creates award-winning virtual reality experiences, ranging from productivity software to games. Our upcoming VR game, called Ruberg, allows people to build fantastical machines and contraptions using Lego-like play style to solve puzzles and to share their creations with others. | | Ruberg will be available in December 2016. Visit www.metanautvr.com for more details.
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Mythical City Games

Mythical City Games is a video game development studio based out of Vancouver focusing on VR development. Although the studio is primarily known for their strategy game series "Battle Fleet" they have recently launched the classically Canadian VR game "Snow Fortress" which is available on Steam as well as VR arcades around the world. | | http://www.mythicalcitygames.com/
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Radial Games & Northway Games

Radial Games & Northway Games | | Radial Games and Northway Games are small startups run primarily from our home offices in Vancouver. We've teamed up and jumped into the world of room-scale VR with our whimsical building game Fantastic Contraption. Create life-sized contraptions as tall as you can reach, then send them whirling, flinging, and trundling off to solve puzzles on the other side of a floating island. There are no right or wrong... Read More →
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LNG Studios

LNG Studios is a creative visualization agency that specializes in virtual reality, architecture and real estate. Utilizing the latest in visualization tools and technology, LNG Studios produces photo-realistic 3D renderings, floor plans, animations, photospheric environments and VR experiences for designers, architects, developers and engineers. | | Highly anticipated, in Fall 2016, LNG Studios will be launching LNG VR, a Virtual Reality... Read More →
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Hammer & Tusk

Hammer & Tusk featuring BASH Bash is bringing fans together to attend performances that were previously too far or too expensive. Attend concerts, stand up comedy and sports games from a front row seat with your friends. Launching this fall, come hangout with your idols like never before. www.wearebash.com


Friday September 30, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
TELUS Innovation Centre 5th Floor, 510 W Georgia St, Vancouver

17:30

FEATURED EVENT: 0 to 100: Growth Showcase + Official #VSW2016 Closing Party

Join fellow entrepreneurs and community members for the 0 to 100 "Growth Showcase" and the Official Closing Party of Vancouver Startup Week, presented by Boast Capital, Smythe, MEP Business Counsel, and TenX Ventures.

Agenda:

  • 5:30 to 6:30pm, Happy Hour: collect your nametags and network with fellow attendees over brews and bites. Ticket price includes appetizers and one drink ticket.
  • 7:20 to 8:00pm, Company Showcase: come check out some of the latest, greatest startups in Vancouver.
  • 8:00pm to late: Official Closing Party of Vancouver Startup Week

 

Tickets may be purchased individually for this event: REGISTER HERE
(All Vancouver Startup Week passholders receive complimentary access)

Capacity: 500 people

WHY ATTEND: This one of the signature events during #VSW2016. We hope to see you there — last event until VSW2017!

Speakers
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Peter McCullagh

TenX Ventures
Peter McCullagh has over 35 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur, business executive and thought leader. Prior to founding TenX Ventures, he spent ~10 years growing and helping to sell 3 companies:  Mysis plc which was sold in two parts for $3.2B, Siebel Systems Inc., sold to Oracle for $5.9B, and e-Chemicals Inc., which was sold to Aspen Technology. Before this, Peter was a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a banker at... Read More →
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Matt Mickiewicz

Hired
Matt previously co-founded the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, 99designs. The company raised $35m from Accel, operates in 16 countries with offices on three continents, and won a Webby Award for “Best Web Service”. | | Mickiewicz was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list. He has also co-founded Flippa.com which has sold over $100m in websites, taken home the Empact 100 award from the White House, and... Read More →

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Friday September 30, 2016 17:30 - 22:30
TELUS World of Science 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

22:00

#VSW After-Closing-Party Party - Friday @ Library Square
Closing party is over and nowhere to go? Help us keep the #VSW2016 energy going into the early morning at our official after-closing-party party. No cover, no line and a free drink with your #VSW2016 pass, subject to capacity.


Join us at both Library Square Public House, 300 W Georgia St. and The Lamplighter Public House, 92 Water St. Buses will be provided from Science World first come, first served!

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Friday September 30, 2016 22:00 - 23:59
Library Square Public House 300 W Georgia St