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Tuesday, September 27
 

20:00 PDT

#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 PDT
Blackbird Public House
 
Wednesday, September 28
 

12:00 PDT

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 PDT
The Profile Granville Island

16:00 PDT

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


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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... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 16:00 - 18:00 PDT
Accel-RX Office

18:30 PDT

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
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 Eric MacKinnon

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... Read More →
avatar for Hayden McFarlane

Hayden McFarlane

Head of Product Growth, Fitplan
avatar for Josh Nilson

Josh Nilson

CEO & Co-Founder, East Side Games

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 18:30 - 21:00 PDT
Mobify

20:00 PDT

#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 PDT
Republic Nightclub
 
Thursday, September 29
 

18:30 PDT

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Alissa Rogova

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... Read More →

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Thursday September 29, 2016 18:30 - 21:15 PDT
MistyWest

19:00 PDT

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BC Tech Association

BC Tech Association


Thursday September 29, 2016 19:00 - 20:00 PDT
BC Tech Innovation Hub

19:00 PDT

#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

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Thursday September 29, 2016 19:00 - 21:30 PDT
Uber Lounge & The Landing

20:00 PDT

#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.

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

22:00 PDT

#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 PDT
Library Square Public House