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· Sessions
Shopify: Fireside with Vessi and STIL
Shopify presents a Fireside chat with Tony Yu of Vessi and Marissa Grootes of STIL to share business growth from founding to scaling.
Tony  Yu Marissa Grootes Cassandra Ratcliffe Shopify
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Grammarly: How to build and scale a B2B business model
Learn about what it takes to achieve a B2B product-market fit and build the infrastructure needed to scale your organization
Reagan Attle Josh MacIntyre Gerard Pietrykiewicz Kristoffer Vik Hansen
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Manning Elliott & Harper Grey: A Complete Foundation for Startup Success
Learn how accounting record and management accounts together with related financial controls and audited financial statements can assist in leveraging funding.
Craig Smith Waseem Javed Prentice Durbin
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Futurpreneur: Investing in Indigenous entrepreneurship
Share perspectives and experiences of people working to support the success of Indigenous business owners and ventures in Canada
Stephen Nairne Duncan Kennedy Joanne Norris Joanne stone-campbell Caledonia Glendale
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Classy Narwhal: How to create a Sales + Marketing Strategy for your startup
Channels, content & funnel creation, converting leads and identifying people who are ready to move to the next stage of your sales process!
Chin Chang
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Traction: Entrepreneurs Guide to Fundraising
You will hear first hand how a successful startup managed its fundraising strategy from ideation all the way to Series A and beyond.
Russ Armstrong Eric Grice
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Sapling: How to grow and scale your team in a global and remote world
We will be sharing lessons learned from 4 of the 5 largest distributed teams on how they successfully scaled globally in a remote first environment.
Ciara Slattery Andy Crebar
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Futurpreneur: Food Workshop featuring Hunter Browns
Lanna Lucas & mentor, Carolyn McLaren share ins & outs of starting a food biz + recipe using award winning Hunter Browns’ Brown Butter Cubes
Lanna Lucas Carolyn MacLaren Mina Haghighi
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April May Bellia: From Chaos to Clarity
4 stages of the Chaos Cycle to navigate these times with a focus on the positive. The end goal is calm, ease, inner peace, & "Flow state"
April Bellia
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Lumen5: Building A Multi-Million Dollar Startup With No VC Funding
How entrepreneurs can chase their dreams and build a wildly successful business without giving up their equity to outside investors.
Mike Cheng
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Granted: 404 for Grants? Learn how to get non-dilutive funding to power your tech company
Common misconceptions of grants, available grants, business requirements to be ‘grantable’ & best practices to secure non-dilutive funding.
Stephanie Sang
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Startup Grind: How to raise funding and get into accelerators for early stage founders
Prior to Startup Boost, Gene Murphy ran Techstar’s Startup Next program & will share how to prepare raise funding or get into accelerators.
Gene Murphy Kenneth Ip
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Afternoon Tea with Social T: How to leverage social media to sell your products and services the RIGHT way!
How to leverage social media to sell your products and services the RIGHT way!
Tara Clark
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Victory Square: The Importance of Leadership During COVID-19
Help entrepreneurs and businesses navigate through the Covid difficulties from secure funding, team management, growth & scaling a business.
Vahid Shababi
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PlusROI Presents: Advertising Breakthroughs for Startups
The event will discuss targeting & advertising approaches for startups in very practical terms and will cover the best current opportunities.
Robert Cooper
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BC Tech: Funding Options for Your Startup
Join us for a candid conversation with founder and funders. Find out what type of funding is available to your company and how and when to access it
Anastasia Hambali Mark Williams Minal Shankar Praveen Varshney
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Global Startup School: Global Strategies
We will discuss different strategies and case studies in Business Internationalization & struggles dealing with cross-cultural management.
Laura Aveledo Elias Beaino Mark Huvenaars Colin Weston Raphael Rocha
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McMillan: IP/Tech Law 101 for Emerging Companies
Join us for a discussion on how early stage companies can protect, commercialize and monetize their intellectual property assets and related technologies.
Robert Piasentin Pablo Tseng
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Futurpreneur: STARTUP & SWEAT: Building a wellness startup from scratch
Futurpreneur Canada & Anna Chan, founder of MyMomentum, chat what it takes to build a wellness startup + participate in a fitness activity!
Anna Chan Jared Byrne Nicola Jones-Crossley
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Valhalla Angels: Angel Den
Startups often have an angel round & need to pitch to angel investors. Come to this mini angel forum to see what pitching to angels is like.
Evelyn Cerda Dan Zollmann Brian Johnson Grant Lawrence Camille Hunt
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Strategic Exits Corp: Why virtual companies sell for more money than bricks and mortar companies
Why virtual companies sell for more money than bricks and mortar companies and why Founders keep more of the proceeds
David Rowat
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Small Business BC: Perfecting Your Pitch
Join Small Business BC’s Dylan Hrycyshen and learn how to pitch your business in front of prospective lenders, investors, partners and friends.
Dylan Hrycyshen Ruby Wang
· Stage
DJ Neky the Kid: Tonight’s “at home” Party
Tonight’s at home party will raise funds for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Most Urgent Needs Fund! Tonight’s featured DJ: DJ Neky the Kid.
· Sessions
Techstars: The Pitch
How to craft a compelling 30 second elevator pitch with Ryan Kuder, Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere
Ryan Kuder
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Angel Forum: Equity, Convertible Debt, SAFEs and everything in between
Workshop for entrepreneurs and investors on financing instruments for early stage investment.
Jason Cheng Irene Dorsman Prentice Durbin Steve Lukas
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Techstars: Everything but the Pitch: Early Stage Fundraising in the Time of Covid
Isaac Kato, MD of Techstars Seattle, discuss on the elements of a successful pre-seed / seed fundraising in these dark and difficult days
Isaac Kato
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Holt Accelerator: Holt 2020 Portfolio: Solutions to Current & Imminent Fintech Challenges
Holt cordially invites you to enjoy three insightful speed-panels surrounding trends & challenges in Fintech, PropTech & InsurTech.
Jan Christopher Arp Sam El Falah Isaque Eberhardt Jens Bartenschlager Monica Oravcova Kendall Raessler Alan Ringvald Hans Frauenlob Paul Travis
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Techstars: Alumni Panel
Hear from Vancouver Techstars Graduates, Chris Heard of Olive Technologies, Bernadette Butler of StoryTap and Lukas-Karim Merhi of BioInteractive Technologies
Lukas Merhi Isaac Kato Bernadette Butler Chris Heard
· Sessions
BluMaan: Building Online Communities to Grow Your Business
Kimmy Kwok, COO of Hairstyling brand BluMaan, will share tips on how others can build their communities & grow their business to 7-figures.
Kimmy Kwok
· Sessions
Traction: Ultimate Guide to Linkedin Prospecting
Predictable Revenue's Brandon Kazakoff on how to grow your network’s relevant LinkedIn prospects to start convos that turn into closed deals
Brian Chan Brandon Kazakoff Collin  Stewart
· Sessions
SFU Venture Labs: Financing Ecosystem Update
Interested in raising capital? Join us to hear about the funds and groups that are active investors in BC.
Dave Thomas Thealzel Lee Mike Volker Hans Knapp Jim Thompson Pauline Leoncio
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Ascension Sciences Inc.: From Idea to Reality | How a Biotech Startup is Transforming Cannabinoid Medicines with Nanotechnology
Tomas Skrinskas, Ascension Sciences, on building a biotech startup & innovations in nanoparticle formulation tech for cannabinoid therapies.
Tomas Skrinskas
· Sessions
Startup Vancouver: What Keeps You Up At Night? - Entrepreneurship During Challenging Times
Maryam Mobini, Colin Weston and Reza Vee chat about COVID19-related concerns and what opportunities get them excited as they build innovative products
Maryam Mobini tina shih Reza Vee elan Bailey Colin Weston Annika  Lui
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Hubspot: The Future of SEO, How to Get Found and How to Win The Future of SEO, How to Get Found and How to Win
Kelsey Gernert, Head of Partnerships for HubSpot for Startups shares playbook on how what the future of SEO is & how to win in this space.
Kelsey Gernert
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Techstars: Office Hours with Ryan Kuder
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Techstars: Office Hours with Isaac Kato
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Canada StartUp: Deconstructing Customers and Cash
Founders consistently struggle Finance and Sales. Join us to learn the systematic approach we use to deconstruct your Customers and Cash.
Colin McWhinnie Chris Stairs
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Hubspot: How To Build Your Marketing Foundation-Building Your Brand in Uncertain Times
Kelsey Gernert, Head of Partnerships for HubSpot for Startups on how to use Inbound Methodology to Build & Scale Your Marketing Foundation.
Kelsey Gernert
· Sessions
Tanessa Shears Coaching: Live In Business Breakthrough: Take More Action, Eliminate Overwhelm + Grow Your Business Faster
Learn why you feel overwhelmed & know exactly how to coach yourself through all the overthinking & stress that comes with a growing business
Tanessa Shears
· Sessions
BMO: Choosing the Right Financial Partner for your Business
Workshop on key considerations for choosing the right financial partner for your business & how to work effectively w/ your business banker.
Emily Kerr
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Osler: Pandemic Cashflow: Raising or Getting to be in COVID-19
A Fireside Chat discussion with Laura Webb and Jay Rhind discussing the changes on the fundraising environment for start-ups and scale-ups in 2020.
Laura Webb Jay Rhind
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Boscoriva Consulting: Business Plans - Redundant or Assets for Growth
Founder of Boscoriva Consulting discusses all things business plans as a tool for growth, corporate immigration, media production, and funding.
T M Melissa  Woodside
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Garibaldi Capital: Transitioning from MVP to Scale Up to Attract Investment: How the Traction Gap is a Big Investment Hurdle You Can Overcome
What VC's look for in Series A investment & how to position your co for raising capital by guiding your progression through "Traction Gap."
Geoffrey Hansen Garret LaValley
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Riipen: Growing with Virtual Internships
Students who (due to COVID) did virtual internships, share experiences & insights on creating value + employers’ tips on remote mentoring.
Emily Gubski Jan Natividad Priscilla Lam Yogmaya Singh Jonathon Lee
· Sessions
Valhalla, Dentons and Women's equity lab presents: How To Kill A Deal
Story time from a panel involving an angel and a tech lawyer on their experiences on how a deal went bad. Learn from the mistakes of others!
Camille Hunt Arik Broadbent Randy Thompson Stephanie Andrew
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Switchboard PR: Diversity & Inclusion: how to articulate your D&I plan internally and externally
Identifying how your company aims to create a diverse & inclusive environment can be key to developing culture & guiding overall purpose.
Leena Manro Andrea Reimer Sean Hinton Kathleen Reid
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The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE: The Changing Landscape of WORK, and Future of the OFFICE
Startups and growing tech companies wondering how, when and what to do with their office space can’t miss this webinar!
Kevin Nelson Loren Bergmann Alain Rivere Andre Alie Day
· Stage
DJ Neky the Kid: Tonight’s “at home” Party
Tonight’s at home party will raise funds for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Most Urgent Needs Fund! Tonight’s featured DJ: DJ Neky the Kid.
· Sessions
NEXT Canada: Starting massively transformative businesses
Hear from Next Canada alumni who have been taught purpose by top leaders such as Steve Jurvetson, an early investor in Elon Musk, and many others
Connor Wilson Hannah Le Lauren Adolphe
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Valhalla, OKR Financial, BDO, Lawson Lundell and Active Impact Investments Presents - How to adapt after crisis-stories from the trenches and how they kept going
Hear real-life stories from our panel who have been through difficult times and how they were able to see light at the end of it.
Mike Winterfield Valerie Mann Grant Lawrence Bonnie Mah Bhavik Chauhan
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Government of Canada: Grow Your Business In Canada & Abroad: Federal Support Services & Non-Dilutive Funding
Innovation Canada and Global Affairs Canada discuss programs and support that can be provided to growth-stage companies
GEORGE HRISCU Ramneet Sran
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Angel Forum: Workshop on Stock Options
Taxation of equity compensation can be complex. Join us for an interactive workshop on the tax & other implications of equity compensation.
Irene Dorsman Prentice Durbin Steve Lukas Jason Cheng
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Riipen: Mistakes Were Made: Applying Lessons Learned in Growth Marketing to Your Own Development
Exploring experiential learning, processes adopted from growth marketing to help you make more mistakes but quickly recover to learn lessons
Jan Natividad
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Lighthouse Labs: The Importance of Investing in Your Talent
Join Lighthouse Labs and industry partners in a discussion surrounding the power of learning within your company
Charlyne Fothergill afrothiti yannitsos Lloyd Gerry
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Spring Activator: How to Immigrate to Canada with a Startup Visa
The IMPACT Startup Visa Program combines training, mentorship and connections your business needs to unlock growth and crystallize its impact
Tiffany Shen
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PortaLaw: Hiring and Managing Employees
Focus on employment contracts, basic policies including remote work policies, disciplining and firing employees and severance requirements.
Erin Brandt
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Ollo Metrics: Google & Facebook Ads: The Metrics You Need to Scale
The 3 metrics to acquire customers at a profit, math for calculating how much you can afford for clicks & pay-per-click campaign mistakes.
Warren Thompson Lauren Van Woerden
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SFU Venture Labs: How to Reach your Audience through Digital Marketing
We will show you how to engage your audience through digital marketing by taking you through ThisFish's journey.
Fiona Li Pauline Leoncio Alison Berg Eric Enno Tamm
· Sessions
Hubspot: How to Conquer Your Fear of Sales-Increasing Your Close Rate Even in Uncertain Times
Magdaline Small, Head of Partnerships for Southern California, shares how to conquer your fear of sales and increase your close rates, even in uncertain times
Magdaline Small
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SFU Venture Labs: Customer Discovery and Re-Discovery
Interactive webinar providing tips, best practices, & processes for customer discovery & re-discovery in an era of rapidly-changing markets.
Connie Yang Lauren Isaacson Pauline Leoncio Lesley Duncan Natalie Serafini
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Hubspot: Acquisition is Getting Harder, but your Customers can Save you!
Javier Gotschlich-Praus, Head of Partnerships San Francisco, will share HubSpot's playbook on how to win, scale, and grow at the earliest of stages
Javier Gotschlich
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Afternoon Tea with TTT - Building a Culture of TRUST in today’s remote workplace
When culture is so important to your team how do you maintain it when so many of us are working apart?
Pauline Lee Chris Hobbs
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RECAST: Use Agile Scenarios to help your team emerge from the COVID crisis stronger than ever
Use Agile Scenarios to emerge stronger than ever & make sense out of chaos to see what's coming, adjust your path & thrive in ‘next-normal’.
John McDonald Bill McGraw
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McCarthy Tétrault and MT>Ventures: Strategies for Startup Success during COVID: insights from MT>Ventures entrepreneurial advisors
Join MT>Ventures, McCarthy's new division supporting start-ups, for a discussion with entrepreneurial leaders on strategies to help raise company profile
Saif Hashmi Aliya Ramji Chloe Thomas Selena Brown Amy Fong Leah Brighton Lina  Ismail
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Beacon HR: Elevate your people: Attract, recruit, and retain top talent through a pandemic
With the pandemic creating layoffs, remote work & an uncertain future, leaders need to reimagine how they attract, recruit & retain talent.
aman mann Keira Roets Amanda Nagy Min FitzGerald Nicole Davidson
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McMillan: Privacy Law 101 for Emerging Companies
Join us for the legal framework of privacy and data protection regulation in Canada, including CASL compliance, privacy trends, issues and pitfalls
Grace Shaw
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THEY: What is Femtech?
In this session, we will briefly explain what is Femtech, how big is the market, and how is it forecasted to grow.
Lily  Okamoto (FemTech) Rachel Bartholomew
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Novellum Global and OKR Financial: Maximizing Your SR&ED Tax Credits and Non-Dilutive Funding
Explain the advantages of SR&ED and other tax credits and how they can be used to obtain non-dilutive venture debt financing.
Bhavik Chauhan Stephanie Gurski Pam Sauder
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Volition Advisors: Alumni Showcase Pitch & Connect
Cheer on and connect with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. SET program alumni as they pitch their buisness on the Pitch & Connect stage!
Paul Brassard Fatimah Younes Isabel Nolan (Volition) Iain Rogers
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Valhalla Angels, BDC, Pangaea Ventures & Futurpreneur: Females on Funding
Female panel perspective ranging from crowdfunding > angel > VC, experiences as young females who’ve entered this space & industry insights.
Nicola Jones-Crossley Camille Hunt Kookai Chaimahawong Christine Somerville
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Women in Tech Mastermind: Building Your Resilience
WIT & MyCEO’s mastermind session’s goal is to get women together to learn & inspire you to make bold moves to accelerate your career or biz.
Betty Hasker Rachel Jean-Pierre Glorie Averbach Nicola Jones-Crossley
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Watson Goepel: Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs
Technology lawyer Anand Athiviraham and IP lawyer Cameron Funnell discuss mistakes to avoid for your tech startup, regardless of what stage your business is at.
Anand Athiviraham Cameron Funnell
· Stage
DJ Krista: Tonight’s “at home” party
Tonight’s at home party to help raise funds for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Most Urgent Needs Fund! Tonight’s featured DJ: DJ Krista
· Sessions
VSW Team Wrap up Meeting

Speakers

Keira Roets

Beacon HR

aman mann

Procurify

Pauline Lee

TTT Studios

Charlyne Fothergill

CTO.ai

afrothiti yannitsos

Lighthouse Labs

Lloyd Gerry

AbeBooks

Valerie Mann

Lawson Lundell

Mike Winterfield

Active Impact Investments

Lee Ling Yang

WIT

Leena Manro

All Purpose

Laura Webb

Osler

Jan Christopher Arp

Holt Accelerator

Sam El Falah

Holt Accelerator

Arik Broadbent

Dentons

Randy Thompson

Valhalla Angels

Lukas Merhi

BioInteractive Technologies

Sean Hinton

SkyHive Technologies

Andrea Reimer

Strait Communications

Geoffrey Hansen

Garibaldi Capital

Maryam Mobini

to:Resonate

tina shih

Global Affairs Canada

Paul Brassard

Volition Advisors

Paul Travis

Talem Health Analytics

Hans Frauenlob

Sentro

Alan Ringvald

Relativity6

Kendall Raessler

Ownest

Monica Oravcova

Naoris

Jens Bartenschlager

Fidectus

Isaque Eberhardt

Agryo

Loren Bergmann

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Kevin Nelson

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Brian Johnson

Solar Earth

Dan Zollmann

Qase

Evelyn Cerda

Valhalla Angels

Brian Chan

Boast Capital

Javier Gotschlich

Hubspot

Laura Aveledo

Small Business BC

Saif Hashmi

BDC

Isaac Kato

Techstars

Duncan Kennedy

Futurpreneur

Craig Smith

Manning Elliott

Brenda Irwin

Relentless Venture Fund

Stephanie Andrew

Women's Equity Lab

Bernadette Butler

StoryTap

Mark Huvenaars

Orkabox

Elias Beaino

EDC

Colin McWhinnie

Canada Startup

Tony Yu

Vessi

Justin Young

Osler

Lily Okamoto (FemTech)

THEY

T M

Aright Greentech Canada

Fiona Li

SFU VentureLabs

Mike Cheng

Lumen5

Reza Vee

OVOU

Fatimah Younes

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Vahid Shababi

Victory Square Technologies

Betty Hasker

Women in Tech World

John McDonald

RECAST

Connie Yang

SFU VentureLabs

Hans Knapp

Yaletown Partners

Mike Volker

Angel Investor

Thealzel Lee

E-Fund (VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund VCC Inc)

Dave Thomas

SFU VentureLabs

Lauren Isaacson

SFU VentureLabs

Grant Lawrence

Valhalla Angels

Anna Chan

myMomentum

Aliya Ramji

MT>Ventures

Bill McGraw

RECAST

Alain Rivere

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Emily Gubski

UBC

Ryan Kuder

Techstars

Garret LaValley

Garibaldi Capital

elan Bailey

Startup Vancouver

Jim Thompson

SFU VentureLabs

Chris Heard

Olive Technologies

Pablo Tseng

McMillan

Robert Piasentin

McMillan

Marissa Grootes

STIL

Gene Murphy

Startup Boost

Lanna Lucas

Hunter Browns

Ciara Slattery

Sapling

Russ Armstrong

Boast.ai

Stephen Nairne

Indigenous Raven Capital Partners

Reagan Attle

Clio

Jared Byrne

Pop Queen Cardio

Cameron Funnell

Watson Goepel

Anand Athiviraham

Watson Goepel

Nicola Jones-Crossley

Women in Tech World

Glorie Averbach

Women in Tech World

Rachel Jean-Pierre

Women in Tech World

Christine Somerville

BDC

Kookai Chaimahawong

Pangaea Ventures

Iain Rogers

entreflow consulting group

Isabel Nolan (Volition)

Volition Advisors

Pam Sauder

Novellum Global

Stephanie Gurski

Novellum Global

Rachel Bartholomew

Hyivy

Grace Shaw

McMillan

Nicole Davidson

Beacon HR

Min FitzGerald

Clio

Amanda Nagy

Thinkific

Lina Ismail

thinki3

Leah Brighton

Mirae Talent & Executive Search

Amy Fong

McCarthy Tétrault

Selena Brown

McCarthy Tétrault

Chloe Thomas

McCarthy Tétrault

Chris Hobbs

TTT Studios

Natalie Serafini

Optigo Networks

Lesley Duncan

SFU VentureLabs

Magdaline Small

HubSpot

Eric Enno Tamm

ThisFish Inc.

Alison Berg

SFU VentureLabs

Lauren Van Woerden

Ollo Metrics

Warren Thompson

Ollo Metrics

Erin Brandt

PortaLaw

Tiffany Shen

Spring

Irene Dorsman

Angel Forum

Jason Cheng

PwC

Steve Lukas

Harper Grey

Ramneet Sran

Global Affairs Canada

GEORGE HRISCU

Global Affairs Canada

Bhavik Chauhan

OKR Financial

Bonnie Mah

BDO Canada

Lauren Adolphe

LifeLuxe

Hannah Le

Prosperea

Connor Wilson

NiceJob Inc.

Andre Alie Day

The High Technology Facilities Group CBRE

Kathleen Reid

Switchboard PR

Jonathon Lee

KPU

Yogmaya Singh

UBC Sauder

Priscilla Lam

SFU

Jan Natividad

Riipen

Melissa Woodside

Boscoriva Consulting

Jay Rhind

Rhino Ventures

Emily Kerr

BMO

Tanessa Shears

Tanessa Shears Coaching

Chris Stairs

Canada StartUp

Kelsey Gernert

Hubspot

Annika Lui

Startup Vancouver

Colin Weston

Startup Vancouver

Tomas Skrinskas

Ascension Sciences Inc.

Pauline Leoncio

SFU Venture Labs

Collin Stewart

Traction

Brandon Kazakoff

Traction

Kimmy Kwok

BluMaan

Ruby Wang

Small Business BC

Dylan Hrycyshen

Small Business BC

David Rowat

Strategic Exits Corp

Camille Hunt

Valhalla Angels

Nicola Jones-Crossley

Futurpreneur

Raphael Rocha

Global Startup School

Praveen Varshney

BC Tech Association

Minal Shankar

BC Tech Association

Mark Williams

BC Tech Association

Anastasia Hambali

BC Tech Association

Robert Cooper

PlusROI

Tara Clark

Social T

Kenneth Ip

Startup Grind

Stephanie Sang

Granted Consulting

April Bellia

April May Bellia

Mina Haghighi

Futurpreneur

Carolyn MacLaren

Futurpreneur

Andy Crebar

Sapling

Eric Grice

Boast.ai

Chin Chang

Classy Narwhal

Caledonia Glendale

Futurpreneur

Joanne stone-campbell

Futurpreneur

Joanne Norris

Futurpreneur

Prentice Durbin

Harper Grey

Waseem Javed

Manning Elliott

Kristoffer Vik Hansen

Spare

Gerard Pietrykiewicz

Golden Point Solutions

Josh MacIntyre

Grammarly

Cassandra Ratcliffe Shopify

Shopify

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Osler

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Techstars

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Watson Goepel

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Angel Forum

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Ascension Sciences Inc.

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BC Tech Association

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Beacon HR

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BluMaan

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BMO

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Canada StartUp

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Classy Narwhal

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Garibaldi Capital

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Global Startup School

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Lighthouse Labs

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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

PlusROI

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

PortaLaw

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

RECAST

Thesis-Driven Strategy & Innovation

Riipen

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

Sapling

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.

Shopify

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.

THEY

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

Traction

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.

Volition

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.