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Vancouver Startup Week 2020

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Alan Ringvald


Laura Webb


Pauline Lee

TTT Studios

aman mann


Keira Roets

Beacon HR

Arik Broadbent


Jan Christopher Arp

Holt Accelerator

Sam El Falah

Holt Accelerator

Craig Smith

Manning Elliott

Duncan Kennedy


Laura Aveledo

Small Business BC

Leena Manro

All Purpose

Mike Winterfield

Active Impact Investments

Valerie Mann

Lawson Lundell

Lloyd Gerry


afrothiti yannitsos

Lighthouse Labs

Brian Chan

Boast Capital

Evelyn Cerda

Valhalla Angels

Brian Johnson

Solar Earth

Loren Bergmann

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Kevin Nelson

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Paul Travis

Talem Health Analytics

Paul Brassard

Volition Advisors

tina shih

Global Affairs Canada

Maryam Mobini


Geoffrey Hansen

Garibaldi Capital

Andrea Reimer

Strait Communications

Sean Hinton

SkyHive Technologies

Lukas Merhi

BioInteractive Technologies

Randy Thompson

Valhalla Angels

Grant Lawrence

Valhalla Angels

Isaac Kato


Josh MacIntyre


Gerard Pietrykiewicz

Golden Point Solutions

Waseem Javed

Manning Elliott

Prentice Durbin

Harper Grey

Joanne Norris


Joanne stone-campbell


Caledonia Glendale


Chin Chang

Classy Narwhal

Eric Grice

Andy Crebar


Carolyn MacLaren


Mina Haghighi


April Bellia

April May Bellia

Stephanie Sang

Granted Consulting

Kenneth Ip

Startup Grind

Tara Clark

Social T

Robert Cooper


Anastasia Hambali

BC Tech Association

Mark Williams

BC Tech Association

Minal Shankar

BC Tech Association

Praveen Varshney

BC Tech Association

Raphael Rocha

Global Startup School

Camille Hunt

Valhalla Angels

David Rowat

Strategic Exits Corp

Dylan Hrycyshen

Small Business BC

Ruby Wang

Small Business BC

Colin Weston

Startup Vancouver

Kimmy Kwok


Pauline Leoncio

SFU Venture Labs

Tomas Skrinskas

Ascension Sciences Inc.

Annika Lui

Startup Vancouver

Chris Stairs

Canada StartUp

Tanessa Shears

Tanessa Shears Coaching

Steve Lukas

Harper Grey

Jay Rhind

Rhino Ventures

Melissa Woodside

Boscoriva Consulting

Yogmaya Singh

UBC Sauder

Kathleen Reid

Switchboard PR

Andre Alie Day

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Connor Wilson

NiceJob Inc.

Lauren Adolphe


Hannah Le


Bonnie Mah

BDO Canada

Bhavik Chauhan

OKR Financial


Global Affairs Canada

Ramneet Sran

Global Affairs Canada

Irene Dorsman

Angel Forum

Warren Thompson

Ollo Metrics

Alison Berg

SFU VentureLabs

Eric Enno Tamm

ThisFish Inc.

Glorie Averbach

Women in Tech World

Magdaline Small


Lesley Duncan

SFU VentureLabs

Natalie Serafini

Optigo Networks

Chris Hobbs

TTT Studios

Chloe Thomas

McCarthy Tétrault

Selena Brown

McCarthy Tétrault

Amy Fong

McCarthy Tétrault

Lina Ismail


Amanda Nagy


Grace Shaw


Stephanie Gurski

Novellum Global

Pam Sauder

Novellum Global

Isabel Nolan (Volition)

Volition Advisors

Iain Rogers

entreflow consulting group

Kookai Chaimahawong

Pangaea Ventures

Rachel Jean-Pierre

Women in Tech World

Nicola Jones-Crossley

Women in Tech World

Anand Athiviraham

Watson Goepel

Cameron Funnell

Watson Goepel

Jared Byrne

Pop Queen Cardio

Leah Brighton

Mirae Talent & Executive Search

Stephen Nairne

Indigenous Raven Capital Partners

Russ Armstrong

Lanna Lucas

Hunter Browns

Gene Murphy

Startup Boost

Robert Piasentin


Pablo Tseng


Chris Heard

Olive Technologies

Jim Thompson

SFU VentureLabs

elan Bailey

Startup Vancouver

Garret LaValley

Garibaldi Capital

Ryan Kuder


Alain Rivere

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Bill McGraw


Aliya Ramji


Anna Chan


Lauren Isaacson

SFU VentureLabs

Dave Thomas

SFU VentureLabs

Thealzel Lee

E-Fund (VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund VCC Inc)

Mike Volker

Angel Investor

Hans Knapp

Yaletown Partners

Connie Yang

SFU VentureLabs

Betty Hasker

Women in Tech World

Vahid Shababi

Victory Square Technologies

Fatimah Younes


Fiona Li

SFU VentureLabs


Aright Greentech Canada

Justin Young


Tony Yu


Colin McWhinnie

Canada Startup

Stephanie Andrew

Women's Equity Lab

Brenda Irwin

Relentless Venture Fund

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Switchboard PR

We help innovators and impact-makers create positive change by driving PR campaigns and communication strategies that get results.

TTT Studios

We build experiences and solutions for industry leaders and those with their sights set on the future.

Vancouver Startup Week

You enjoyed VSW2020? VSW2021 is May 21-28, 2021. You don't have to wait a full year this time! Come in to claim your early bird pass.

Boscoriva Consulting

Boscoriva Consulting offers winning business plans for investors looking to expand to Canada for corporate immigration (ICT and BCPNP Visas), and for those startups ready to apply for finance or grants.

Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA)

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) supports, promotes and represents the shared interests of 8,000 businesses and property owners in the central 90-block area of Vancouver’s downtown core.

Dream Bravely

Dream Bravely is an award-winning production house with a serious vision and mission to tell great, visual stories.


Futurpreneur is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

Golden Point Solutions

We commit ourselves to provide excellent technical solutions, bringing ideas to life, and empowering teams.

Hubspot Inc.

HubSpot is a leading growth platform with thousands of customers around the world.


Grammarly’s digital writing assistant helps more than 20 million people write more clearly and effectively every day. In building a product that scales across multiple platforms and devices, Grammarly works to empower users whenever and wherever they communicate.

Manning Elliott

Manning Elliott LLP offers professional accounting, taxation and business advisory services with offices in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey and Burnaby BC.

Mark V Ponce Design

Meet the head designer and Creative Director of VSW

McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault’s new division, MT❯Ventures, provides legal and non-legal services including mentors, industry experts, and access to capital, helping founders propel their businesses forward through all stages of their growth.


McMillan provides flexible, agile, bespoke legal services at rates that make sense to Startups and Emerging Companies. We work with you at every stage in the startup lifecycle as part of your team, with the resources of a full-service national law firm. Visit us at to learn more.

Novellum Global

Novellum provides expert SR&ED, grants, IP and financial consulting services to entrepreneurs, investors and firms at every stage, from start-ups to multinationals.

New York Institute of Technology

Explore New York Institute of Technology—a dynamic, highly ranked, and accredited not-for-profit university committed to educating the next generation of leaders, and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship.


Osler is a leading business law firm practising internationally from offices across Canada and in New York.


Techstars is the global platform for investment and innovation. We connect entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations.

Watson Goepel

We are an established multi-service law firm based in downtown Vancouver, with additional offices in Surrey and West Vancouver. We provide legal solutions in the areas of Business, Employment, Family, Personal Injury and Dispute Resolution.

Angel Forum

We are a non-profit organization and connect promising start-ups with accredited angel capital.

April May Bellia

Start-up entrepreneur consulting. Intuitive coaching. April Bellia.

Ascension Sciences Inc.

Nano Solutions, Macro Possibilities.

BC Tech Association

While our members focus on growing their businesses, BC Tech takes the lead in tackling the gaps and leveraging the strengths of our ecosystem.

Beacon HR

People geeks on a mission to build better, brighter, bolder workplaces.


BluMaan is a global leader in men's hair.


At BMO, banking is our personal commitment to helping people at every stage of their financial lives.

Canada StartUp gets ventures off the ground.

Classy Narwhal

Sales + Revenue Optimization for B2B Tech Startups.

DJ Krista

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

DJ Neky

DJ Neky The Kid

DJ Pri

Pri's an accomplished DJ, sophisticated Musical Maven & Talent Booker. She spins at luxury weddings, opulent corporate events & Vancouver's high society.

Garibaldi Capital

Garibaldi Capital Advisors is a mid-market transaction advisory services firm focused solely on the Canadian technology market.

Government of Canada

The mandate of Global Affairs Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country's international trade and to lead Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Global Startup School

The Global Startup School at Tamwood Careers is a new and exciting addition to the thriving Vancouver Startup Ecosystem, filling the gap between traditional, formal business education and accelerators.

Granted Consulting

We're grants experts in our field - so you don't have to be!

Holt Accelerator

AI Fintech Accelerator

Lighthouse Labs

Education done differently. Hands-on data science and web development training that will transform your career.


Turn blog posts & news articles into delightful shareable videos & stories using A.I. and machine learning.

New Ventures BC (NVBC)

New Ventures BC (NVBC) is here to help BC tech startups. New Ventures BC (NVBC) was initiated 20 years ago to support early stage tech startups. As a non-profit, they run the annual New Ventures BC Competition, a Distance Venture Acceleration Program, and the ISI grant program.

NEXT Canada

At NEXT we’re on a mission to build a nation of ambitious, lifelong entrepreneurs.

Ollo Metrics

Digital Marketing Agency: Data-Driven Marketing & Analytics For Digital Leaders


Performance-focused marketing. Based in Victoria BC - serving the US and Canada.


We are employment and human rights lawyers solving your problems at work.


Thesis-Driven Strategy & Innovation


Riipen is enabling transformative opportunities for companies to collaborate with post-secondary students in real-time.


Sapling is a People Ops platform that manages everything from onboarding to offboarding.

SFU VentureLabs

Accelerating science and technology-based new ventures, turning big ideas into profitable, sustainable businesses.


We support independent businesses in every way possible; helping them start, sell, market & manage.

Small Business BC

Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.

Social T: Social Media Management, Strategy and Training

Our “Thought Leadership Masterclass” takes place on November 5, 2020.

Spring Activator

Helping impact entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneur ecosystem builders change the world by doing business better.

Startup Grind

World's largest startup community.

Startup Vancouver

A vibrant hub created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs at all stages to connect, learn, network and grow their ideas.

Tanessa Shears Coaching

Tanessa Shears is an expert on helping entrepreneurs biohack their health to optimize their body, brain & productivity with science.

The High Technology Facilities Group

The High Technology Facilities Group at CBRE Canada.


We develop menstrual products with womxn and end-cycle in mind.


Traction Conference brings you actionable strategies and tactics

Valhalla Angels

We Bring Founders and Investors Together

VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation

to raise money for their Most Urgent Needs Fund

Victory Square

Victory Square provides decades of management expertise, deep distribution networks and in-depth deployment knowledge to help startups scale globally.


Elevating entrepreneurship through skill-building training, events, and coaching for the global startup ecosystem.

Women in Tech World

We’re creating actionable steps to advance women in tech.