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Monday, September 26

20:00 PDT

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.

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Monday September 26, 2016 20:00 - 22:00 PDT
VENUE Nightclub
Tuesday, September 27

17:00 PDT

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?

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Izzie Egan

Founder and CEO, BLANKSLATE Partners

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Tuesday September 27, 2016 17:00 - 19:00 PDT
Unbounce HQ
Thursday, September 29

18:00 PDT

FEATURED EVENT: Tech Talks: Building Tomorrow


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.

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Thursday September 29, 2016 18:00 - 20:00 PDT
Portside Pub
Friday, September 30

17:30 PDT

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.


  • 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!

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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... Read More →
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Matt Mickiewicz

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... Read More →

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Friday September 30, 2016 17:30 - 22:30 PDT
TELUS World of Science