From Burnaby to the metaverse

This fall's event slate will take you here, there, and everywhere in between.

Ahhhh, fall. Yesterday felt like the first day where the air was crisp but not too cold. So, grab a PSL and cozy up to read through the exciting slate of events coming up soon:

🚨 NEXT WEEK: #vtjtalks: Burnaby Tech Is Booming | Oct 20

#vtjtalks: Vancouver’s D2C Ecosystem | Nov 8

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Tech leaders know their products and services are brilliant, but sometimes need help explaining why they matter and how they will create positive change. Switchboard communicates game-changing ideas to target audiences in a way that’s accessible and exciting.

Is your team on a mission to disrupt the status quo? See how the country’s top tech PR firm can help you.

Blockchains Without Borders with Bryan Pellegrino, CEO of unicorn LayerZero Labs | Oct 27

  • Every month, our friends at the Home Key bring the community together to network, connect, and learn with the ecosystem's biggest names and companies.

  • This month is no different, as they welcome a Vancouver native who's one of the top blockchain company CEOs in the world: Bryan Pellegrino.

  • Chatting with Pellegrino is William Johnson, founder of Vancouver Tech Journal.

The metaverse: what’s the hype? | Oct 17

[Live Webinar] How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Women in Tech: Tomorrow @ 10am PT

In this session, VanHack brings together inspiring women from across the tech space offering tactics to improve attraction, recruitment, and retention of women in tech.

Register now.

Banff Venture Forum | Oct 25-26

  • The Banff Venture Forum, Canada’s premier company financing event, exists to provide the hottest emerging technology companies with unparalleled visibility and an opportunity to showcase to leading private equity and venture capital investors from across North America.

  • Every aspect of the Forum is built for you, the participant — your business challenges, your ambitions, and your success. Learn about key issues within the industry, network with industry leaders and experts, and hear from world-class professionals in the investment community.

  • Use the code VTJ20 to get 20 percent off your conference registration.

TiE CXO - How to find, engage, and leverage early investors | Oct 20

  • When it comes to value-add investors, a good analogy is that of a co-pilot: 90 percent of the time they are purely ornamental and likely not necessary, but 10 percent of the time they can be the difference between life and death. TiE is hosting a panel of successful founders and their early investors to discuss value-add investors with super-powered impact.

  • Speakers include

    • Maninder Dhaliwal, managing partner, Startup Studio Accelerator & Venture Fund; founding chair, TiE Vancouver Angels

    • Greg Smith, founder, Thinkific

    • Jerrid Grimm, founder, Pressboard

    • Fraser Hall, partner, Rhino VCSnag a seat

To all small and medium-sized Tech Employers located in Metro Vancouver. #EEFW Empowering Employers for the Future of Work Project could be a solution for you if you are looking to enhance the leadership and soft skills competencies of your workforce.

The project is fully-funded by the Canadian government at no cost to employers.

The #EEFW team works closely with small and medium-sized tech employers to understand the challenges and needs for upskilling their staff. Our training specialists are dedicated to creating and delivering customized soft-skills training focused on improving staff satisfaction, retention, performance, and overall well-being.

If you are a tech employer and would like to know more about the #EEFW project, register yourself through this link to attend our Oct 19 online info session at 10 a.m., or contact [email protected].

LOI Pitch Day Fall 2022 | Oct 18

  • On June 14, League of Innovators watched six of its startups raise over $5 million of investor interest in one hour. The next day, LOI was so jazzed that it booked the date and time for the next pitch day: October 18 from 11 a.m - 12 p.m.

  • Speakers include

    • Tara Bosch, founder of SmartSweets

    • Ryan Holmes, founder of Hootsuite

    • Melissa Allen, ex-Google LOI accelerator and angel investor

    • Manny Padda, LOI Venture GP

SAAS NORTH | Nov 16-17, Ottawa

  • Our friends at SAAS NORTH are reconnecting the SaaS ecosystem this November 16-17 in Ottawa. Since 2016, SAAS NORTH has been recognized as the hub for rapidly-scaling SaaS companies. This year’s iteration of Canada’s largest in-person convergence of SaaS execs, investors, founders, and entrepreneurs is on the horizon.

  • Use the code VTJ20 to get 20 percent off the already-discounted Early Bird Pricing (ends on October 13th).


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