🏙️ Midweek Memo: Get ready to see these faces.

Plus, Vancouver's local and global fintech ecosystem.

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

From community events and #vtjtalks to tech socials and coffees, we’ve got all the opportunities you want to connect face-to-face with Vancouver’s innovation community in June. Read about them below.

Still not a member? You’ve been missing out on 50% off our #vtjtalks events, along with a whole lot of other benefits.


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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events

💥 Featured event: Vancouver Startup Week | June 2-9

  • We’re looking forward to meeting new and familiar faces all week, but if you’re on the lookout for the VTJ community during Vancouver Startup Week, you’ll find us here:

    • Monday, June 5: VTJ fireside chat with Tanis Jorge, co-founder of Trulioo and founder of The Founders Hub

    • Tuesday, June 6: Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee, hosted by Switchboard

    • Wednesday, June 7: VTJ fireside chat with Kyle Campbell, founder and CEO at CTO.ai

    • Thursday, June 8: VTJ x Toast: Breaking Barriers: How Female Founders are Excelling

  • Not enough? Catch our very own Allison Gacad moderating Carbon reduction: The broad spectrum of solutions downtown on Friday, June 2.

👋 TOMORROW: Tech Industry Social by VTJ x CBRE's HTFG | June 1

  • Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and our partners at CBRE's High Technology Facilities Group for the monthly Tech Industry Social.

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

Explore a sustainable future with hy-fcell!

Visit hy-fcell Canada on June 5 to 7, 2023 and be where the hydrogen and fuel cell community experts meet. Discover the state-of-the-art technology, get the first look at new hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and technology before they hit the market. See how hydrogen is lowering GHC emissions and other developments in the energy space at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Engage with like-minded professionals, thought leaders, and influencers in the energy sector. Network, exchange ideas, and forge invaluable connections that can propel your career and business to new heights.

Use the code WELCOME40 to get a free Two-Day Expo ticket for hy-fcell Canada 2023 today.

Join insightful discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and interactive networking sessions with the Full Conference Ticket.

💸 #vtjtalks: Vancouver's Local & Global Fintech Ecosystem | June 20

  • Our #vtjtalks monthly events bring together entrepreneurs, executives, talent, investors, and tech community members to network and learn.

  • Presented by the British Columbia Securities Commission, join us to answer the question, “Who's building what and for who in Vancouver's robust fintech ecosystem?”

  • Speakers include: 

📅 #vtjtalks: The Year in Vancouver Tech – So Far | July 12

  • From investments and acquisitions to layoffs and leadership changes, we’ve had no shortage of big tech news this year.

  • Sign up for our July #vtjtalks to find out how the Vancouver tech ecosystem is doing halfway through 2023.

More must-attend events from our partners

🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk

This week: The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF)

VEF is an online and offline platform for entrepreneurs within the technology space. Through monthly forums, VEF brings together like-minded people to cultivate connections and create conversations designed to stimulate ideas.

Contact [email protected] to redeem your perks or learn more about VTJ membership.

👩🏻‍💼 Vancouver Tech Moves

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

  • Colin Weston joins Foresight Canada as the director of BuildNext. Details »

  • Lonny Wong was named chief financial officer at BTQ Technologies. Details »

  • Minerva Intelligence announces changes to its leadership and board of directors. Details »

    • Mihalis Belantis joins the company as chief executive officer and director.

    • Scott Davis was appointed to the board of directors.

Is your teenage son or daughter interested in tech, innovation, or social impact? 

North America's leading innovation program for high school students is currently accepting applications for their cohort starting in September! TKS operates in a variety of cities as well as a fully virtual program. Students will be exposed to emerging tech like AI/genomics/nanotech/blockchain and work with mentors from some of the top companies at startups like SpaceX, Google, Microsoft and more. To learn more check out www.tks.world. Applications close June 30.

💼 Vancouver Tech Jobs

Whether you're looking for a dream role or a dream employee, Vancouver Tech Jobs has you covered with a wide selection of local tech roles.

Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »

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