Meet us at WeWork next week

Plus, entrepreneurship@UBC's Investor Showcase is back.

👋 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, 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.

🗓️ Tuesday, May 7 | 🎟️ 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!

  • ​On the first Tuesday of every month, 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.

  • ​Plus, whether you have a great story to share with Vancouver Tech Journal, or have an ask about the local tech ecosystem, our team will be in the office with you to chat all things innovation.


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.

🗓️ Every Thursday | 🎟️ No 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.

  • No RSVP needed — just show up!

🗓️ Tuesday, May 7 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • The Investor Showcase spotlights high-potential, investible ventures across a range of industries currently supported by HATCH Venture Builder and entrepreneurship@UBC’s Venture Founder program to the investor community.

  • The Investor Showcase will feature a selection of ventures Ready-to-Raise Seed to Series A rounds, chosen by an external panel based on funding and readiness criteria established through HATCH Venture Builder.

    Teams will share their stories and solutions. Interested investors can learn more about the ventures by registering for the event to receive detailed information on who is pitching in advance.


2024 Salary and Total Rewards Survey

Participate in TAP Network’s 2024 Tech Sector Salary and Total Rewards Survey.

Join the community today to participate in the 2024 compensation survey. TAP Network provides access to tech sector data, mentors, industry experts, benefits buying power and an active peer community. Their 1,000 members lead and influence People and Culture practices at 250 tech companies across Canada.

🗓️ Wednesday, May 15 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • The upcoming Launch Builders Meetup is a chance to see demos of some of the best new products coming out of Vancouver and mix and mingle with fellow product folk and enthusiasts over pizza and drinks! Launch Builders Meetup is presented by Launch & Microsoft Vancouver and will be hosted at Microsoft, Vancouver on May 15, 2024.

🗓️ 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.

🗓️ 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.


Chaos Outside. Calm Inside.

Are you tired of looking for meeting rooms or places to take calls at work? Is the open-concept office interrupting your workflow?

It’s time to check out soundproof booths and meeting rooms from Inbox Booths. A dedicated room to connect with your team or somewhere you won’t be interrupted.


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🗓️ Vancouver Tech Events Calendar – All the events in one place.

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