🏙️ Midweek Memo: How to plan an exit strategy

Plus, how InBC plans to spend $500 million on local companies and venture funds.

Welcome to the Midweek Memo: a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities. This week, check out our featured event – a session with the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum dedicated to mergers, acquisitions, and exits.

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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events

🤝 Featured Event | Today’s M&A Activity: What to Know About Growth & Exit Strategies | May 16

  • No matter the environment, having a clear growth plan for your company is essential, but navigating that journey can be especially challenging in a volatile market.

  • Planning your exit strategy today, when resiliency is top of mind for everyone, will only lead to better outcomes.

  • This Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Forum session will provide both strategic and tactical insights from the entrepreneurial journey and investor perspective. Panelists will share their own experiences with the hope of helping you plan your own growth and exit strategies.

☕ Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee | May 16

  • You’re invited to join us on Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in Gastown at the Coffee Bar (10 Water Street)!

  • Discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new — you can do it all at one of our upcoming coffee meetups.

🏦 #vtjtalks: Inside InBC, the Province's $500M Strategic Investment Fund | May 23

  • InBC is investing its $500 million into local companies and venture funds that offer both financial gain and social impact.

  • Are you an investor or startup looking to learn more about how InBC works? Want details about its decision-making criteria and process? Do you have questions about how to access its capital? Join us to hear from:

⭐ Tech Talent North | May 31

  • Connect with top HR leaders to share and learn the latest trends and solutions to help your tech organization scale talent, stay competitive, and build a reputable employer brand that will attract, engage, and retain top tech talent.

  • Hear world-class speakers and connect with peers to share best practices, problem solve, and strategize on issues such as recruitment, EDI, retention, leading dispersed teams, layoffs, competitive total rewards, and more.

💥 Vancouver Startup Week | June 2-9

  • Vancouver Startup Week is a week-long celebration that builds momentum and fosters connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends within the Greater Vancouver startup community.

  • Join us for workshops and talks, a recruitment fair, an ecosystem showcase, events, networking, and a chance to make connections with local and global success stories.

☕ Women in Tech Coffee with Toast | June 7

  • Join a casual coffee networking event hosted by Toast, a women's tech collective and talent partner dedicated to promoting gender diversity on technical teams.

  • With only 35 attendees, this event provides a unique opportunity to meet and mingle. Whether you're looking for a new job, seeking advice on career development, or simply interested in connecting with other women in tech, this is the perfect morning for you.

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