Climate Week is coming

Plus, join us for a monthly coffee meetup

👋 Welcome back to VTJ’s Midweek Memo: your weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities.


🗓️ Tuesday, July 9 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • You’re invited to join us Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00am to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere.

  • Discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new – do it all at one of our upcoming coffee meetups.

🗓️ Tuesday, July 9 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • Do you work from home but miss the camaraderie of the watercooler? Join your local tech community for a free co-working day at WeWork!

  • ​Vancouver Tech Journal is taking over a large office at WeWork Main Street to provide a space for you to connect, share ideas, or just work in companionable silence.


Achieving results for climatetech companies

In the Canadian climatetech industry, 2024 will mark a pivotal moment. Fasken has successfully completed over C$400M in venture financings for climatetech companies in the last 12 months. Leveraging our extensive legal expertise in this sector, we are able to navigate the current challenging fundraising environment to structure and close deals. Learn more here: Climate Tech | Fasken.

🗓️ Thursday, July 11 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​Come together with local tech leaders and founders for a night of fun conversations and genuine connection. Leave the pitch deck at home, this is a no-selling event - we're here to foster friendship.

🗓️ Friday, July 12 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​​Join an inspiring event bringing together Vancouver's vibrant climatetech ecosystem. Engage with innovative startup founders and seasoned investors as they share their insights and experiences on building and scaling impactful solutions to tackle global climate challenges.

  • Network with like-minded professionals, gain valuable knowledge, and discover how you can contribute to the future of sustainable technology. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the movement driving meaningful change for our planet.


We build remote teams

DevEngine connects North American innovation companies with Latin American tech talent, crafting superb and cost-effective software, data and cloud engineering teams. They also provide individual contributors to existing tech squads. Operating throughout Latin America, their main base is in Vancouver, BC. Download DevEngine's Salary Guide for more details.

🗓️ Monday, July 15 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​​​As part of the PNW Climate Week, join an inspiring in-person event featuring two renowned authors at the forefront of climate change discourse.

  • Akshat Rathi, the author of Climate Capitalism, a book that Bill Gates has called “an important read for anyone in need of optimism about our ability to build a clean energy future,” is an award-winning reporter and the host of Zero, a climate podcast for Bloomberg Green.

  • John Vaillant, a Vancouver-based internationally renowned author, in his bestselling book and Baillie Gifford Prize winner Fire Weather, captures the majesty and horror of disasters in a damning critique of both the oil industry and climate change discourse.

🗓️ Wednesday, July 17 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • Trying something new for ECOMsquare’s monthly events. Introducing the new series ECOMsquare Flash Talks - an opportunity to hear and connect with ecommerce leaders in Vancouver. A space to share any insights and resources that could be helpful for other fellow ecommerce founders/owners, service providers, professionals and students interested in this field.

  • The events feature 2-3 industry experts/thought leaders that take the "stage", each armed with 5-10 minutes to share their game-changing strategies, trends, and secrets for ecommerce success. After each talk, you'll have 10 minutes to dive deeper into the topic with the speakers during the Q&A session.

🗓️ July 21-28 | 🎟️ Registration

  • The DWebYVR community is organizing a week of events while the IETF is in town. Tech, media, and other explorations of how to create things we can own together.

  • So many of our digital participations are on platforms and software that we don't own, and can't easily affect. The cloud makes us think that everything is far away, and diffuse.

  • But we can build, run, modify, and create software, hardware, art, media, and tech of our own!


Foresight Canada’s Understanding Our Trees Challenge

CMPC, one of the biggest pulp and paper companies spanning nine countries worldwide, is seeking innovative solutions to measure moisture and density in trees, logs, chips, and biomass for their manufacturing process. The winner will present a pilot proposal with the potential to scale across all CMPC productions. Learn more


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