🏙️ Midweek Memo: Made-in-B.C. cleantech, 7 promotions, $6M in funding

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Welcome to the Midweek Memo, a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, moves, job openings, and industry opportunities. In this issue, read about our upcoming #vtjtalks climatetech event, big personnel changes at Spring Activator, and funding opportunities to support solutions for healthy-ageing ecosystems.

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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events

Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee hosted by Digcore at The Home Key | February 7

  • As usual, you’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere.

  • Check out a new office, discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new.Save your spot

🍻 Founder and Scaleup Drinks With Fort Capital’s Cameron Burke | February 7

  • Join our friends at The Home Key to get insights – rooted in personal experience – about accelerating growth and scaling companies from concept to exit.

  • This month's fireside keynote is with Cameron Burke, a partner focused on technology at Fort Capital, and one of Western Canada's most experienced operator-turned-advisors.

Fairmont Empress celebrates Vancouver Cocktail Week with special event

Join Fairmont Empress on Feb. 9 for a Vancouver Cocktail Week pop up cocktail extravaganza with guest bar-stars travelling to Victoria from the World Class team.

World Class 2019 Canadian winner Chris Enns, 2021 global champion James Grant, and 2022 global champion Massimo Zitti will present their cocktails to the guests alongside the Fairmont Empress bar team. Enjoy the passed canapés, live music, and creative cocktails in a beautiful historic setting.

Tickets on sale now!

💻 Webinar: Access Founder-Friendly Funding with Easly Advances | February 8

  • Easly’s Capital-as-a-Service platform gets working capital into the hands of innovative companies quickly and easily.

  • Find out why companies use Easly Advances, how companies benefit from working with Easly, and most importantly, how you can apply in just minutes!Sign up

🌎 #vtjtalks: How BC Climatetech Could Save The World, presented by B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy | February 22

Don’t miss the B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) Open Call for Innovation | Deadline Feb 10

  • CICE is funding the development, commercialization, and scaling of made-in-B.C. clean energy technologies to accelerate the world towards a net-zero carbon future.

  • The Centre is ready to fast-track a diverse portfolio of solutions with high-impact potential in:

    • Low-carbon hydrogen

    • Renewable natural gas

    • Battery technology and energy storage

    • Bioenergy, biofuels, and synthetic fuels

  • The goal of this open call is to grant up to $6 million in non-dilutive funding to advance game-changing solutions that are at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) between four and nine.

🗣️ Founder and Funder Speed Dating hosted by Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum | February 21

  • Founder and Funder Speed Dating is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to connect and build meaningful relationships.

  • In this interactive session, investors will "reverse pitch" to founders in two groups:

    • Early stage: angel, pre-seed, and seed.

    • Later stage: Series A and above firms.

  • Register before midnight tonight to secure your spot with a 35% off pre-speaker discount.

👩🏻‍💼 Vancouver Tech Moves

Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:

  • Denise Farmer joins Clio as General Manager, APAC. Details »

  • Brad Miller is appointed to the Board of Directors at Loop Energy. Details »

  • Plus, seven promotions and three new hires at Spring Activator. Details »

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