Huddle up! Find support with fellow founders.

Plus, happy hour is here. Which are you headed to?

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


🗓️ April 16-17 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • Experience INNOVATEwest, where thousands of tech and business leaders converge to connect, learn, discover, and grow. Engage in matchmaking, networking, lead generation, and business development alongside industry thought leaders and innovators.

🗓️ Thursday, April 25 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • This event will bring together a collection of Vancouver tech industry founders and leaders for networking, deal-making, and just plain old catching up.

  • And as usual, your first drink is free, compliments of The High Technology Facilities Group!


INNOVATEwest’s Newest Features!

Dive into the world of tech and business innovation at INNOVATEwest, where every feature is tailored to enhance your growth trajectory, expand your network, and shape your role in the future of technology. From the captivating welcome reception to the electrifying tech bash, the intense grizzly pursuit pitch competition, and the collaborative hackathon, every event is meticulously designed to fuel your innovation journey. Explore the most dynamic exposition floor on the west coast, where groundbreaking ideas and cutting-edge technologies converge. Immerse yourself in the Tech Live showcase, featuring the latest innovative products poised to revolutionize the tech landscape.

Your innovation journey begins here.

🗓️ Tuesday, April 30 | 🎟️ Free registration

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

🗓️ Thursday, April 18 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​Following the InnovateWest Conference, we extend a warm invitation to all retail traders who are in Vancouver to join us for a happy hour and conversation around the markets!


Elevate Your AgTech & FoodTech Ventures

The AgTech and FoodTech markets are extremely competitive, with innovation at their core. These specialized areas require experienced counsel who understand the current and future value of your business’s assets. Choose Fasken. Their AgTech and FoodTech team supports clients across Canada, in all stages of growth; from startup, to scale-up, to exit.

🗓️ Monday, April 22 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • This will be a meaningful 3-hour session with a focus on sharing practical tools and resources, highlighting what leaders can do to utilize EDIB related practices to better support Black professionals.

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • ​Are you a founder who is working on an exciting startup idea? Do you want to connect with other founders and get feedback, advice, and support? If yes, then join us for the Founders Huddle.


Cost-effective tech teams growth

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, renowned for its dynamic tech community and entrepreneurial mindset. Learn more at

🗓️ 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.


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