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Monday, September 26
 

12:00 PDT

Blockchain 101

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

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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 PDT
Blockchain Technology Office
 
Tuesday, September 27
 

10:00 PDT

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

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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 and Co-Founder of Blue Mesa HealthComing from a background as an agency owner in the field of technology, mobile product development, and user experience design, Curtis is now tackling one of the world’s most pressing health problems: the burden posed by the lifestyle-related... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Damon Ramsey

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... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Stone

Elliot Stone

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

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... 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... Read More →
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Stanley Park Ventures

Stanley Park Ventures


Tuesday September 27, 2016 10:00 - 12:00 PDT
The Home
 
Wednesday, September 28
 

08:00 PDT

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 PDT
017 Shop

12:00 PDT

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
avatar for Diane Najm

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
avatar for Fran Dunaway

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.
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... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Alexandra Greenhill

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... Read More →
avatar for Arry Yu

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 Mic... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 12:00 - 13:00 PDT
CodeCore
 
Thursday, September 29
 

09:00 PDT

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.

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 09:00 - 12:00 PDT
Park Place Business Centre

10:00 PDT

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
avatar for David Grant

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... Read More →

Event Partners
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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... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 PDT
Grow HQ

12:00 PDT

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
avatar for Soroush Karimzadeh

Soroush Karimzadeh

CEO, Novarc Technologies
Robots, Industrial Automation and AI.

Event Partners
avatar for Novarc Tech

Novarc Tech

Novarc Technologies


Thursday September 29, 2016 12:00 - 13:00 PDT
CodeCore

18:30 PDT

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 PDT
STAT Search Analytics
 
Friday, September 30
 

11:00 PDT

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
avatar for NIKOLAS BADMINTON

NIKOLAS BADMINTON

Futurist & Strategic Advisor
Nikolas is a renowned Futurist that drives world leaders to take action in creating a better world for humanity. He provides expertise in new technologies and promotes exponential thinking with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that empowers you to plan for today, tomorrow... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Farshad Abasi

Farshad Abasi

Global Security Officer, HSBC Bank
avatar for Geoff Fawkes

Geoff Fawkes

President, Analyticy Technologies Inc.
avatar for Slobodan Kuzmanovic

Slobodan Kuzmanovic

VP Technology, Trulioo
avatar for Scott Tomilson

Scott Tomilson

Product Manager of On-Premise side, Ping Identity


Friday September 30, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 PDT
VentureLabs®

13:00 PDT

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
avatar for Matt Bishop

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... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lukomskyj

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... Read More →

Event Partners
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Elastic Path

Elastic Path


Friday September 30, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 PDT
Elastic Path Offices

13:00 PDT

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

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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
avatar for Sean Huang

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... Read More →
avatar for Avetis Muradyan

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... Read More →

Event Partners
avatar for Morfus Mixed Reality

Morfus Mixed Reality

Morfus Mixed Reality


Friday September 30, 2016 13:00 - 15:00 PDT
Brainstation

15:00 PDT

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

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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... 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... Read More →
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Radial Games & Northway Games

Radial Games & Northway GamesRadial 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2016 15:00 - 18:00 PDT
TELUS Innovation Centre