The countdown to VSW 2024 is on

Plus, jobs at Electronic Arts, Rogers, and the BC Public Service

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

🗓️ Tuesday, May 21 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​​NEW LOCATION: FUNK. coffee bar

  • You’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00am-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.

🗓️ Thursday, May 16 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • Connect with local entrepreneurs and investors at Startup TNT’s weekly happy hour events in Vancouver.

  • Join every Thursday to meet a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals and engage in conversations about latest trends and strategies.

🗓️ May 17, 18, and 25 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • ​Do you have a problem to solve or an idea you’d like to bring to life but don't know where to start? Or who to start with? Or do you just want to learn how to build a startup and an entrepreneurial mindset? Startup Weekend is here to help!

  • ​​Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that business.

🗓️ May 21 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • It’s no surprise that Canadian entrepreneurs are continuing to feel the doom and gloom of the fundraising landscape. It is beginning to feel like there is an “approach with caution sign” at every corner.

  • The recent federal budget seems like another challenge to how we incentivize the mobilization of capital to help keep BC-based companies anchored here. But the fact remains that companies are starting and scaling their companies in BC, and many don’t have any intention of leaving.

  • ​In this session you will hear both Investor and Founder perspectives on building resilient companies that are bucking the trend, and raising from local investors. These are the companies and funders who are helping move BC’s social and economic and economic prosperity forward.

  • VTJ has five free tickets available for our members. One ticket per member, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Email [email protected].

SPONSORED BY OXIO

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🗓️ May 31-June 7 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is a week-long celebration that builds momentum and fosters connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends within the Greater Vancouver startup community.

  • Learn from companies that launched here in Vancouver but have built their companies to be successful, globally recognized companies!

  • Join Vancouver’s best for panel discussions, fireside chats, and hands on workshops at various venues around town.

  • Meet Vancouver’s hiring companies and attend workshops geared specifically to help job seekers land their dream role. We will have a #VSW2023 Recruitment Fair!

🗓️ Thursday, June 6 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • The annual Tech Talent North (TTN) Conference is built by tech sector culture leaders and innovators and will be back in Vancouver and Toronto in 2024!

  • Co-Founded by TAP Network and Cube Business Media Inc., Tech Talent North helps leading tech firms navigate the most pressing people and culture issues. As a people-leader, culture scaler or HR aficionado, you’re invited to join and learn tactical strategies from Canada’s most innovative CEOs and HR thought-leaders.

SPONSORED BY DEVENGINE

Vancouver-based DevEngine connects North American innovation with Latin American tech talent to create top-notch software and data engineering teams. The network of engineers is spread across Latin America with main hub in Argentina. Book your discovery call.

🤝 VANCOUVER TECH JOBS

Whether you're looking for a dream role or a dream employee, Vancouver Tech Jobs has you covered, with open jobs including:

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👋 YOUR COMMUNITY

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