We’re starting this issue off with a important message about one of our favourite local community hubs: The Home Key. Yesterday, founders Jonathan and Clare announced that they are at risk of closing their doors due to lingering effects of the pandemic.
Here at VTJ, we’ve been lucky enough to host a number of events at The Home Key, from #vtjtalks to Vancouver Tech Morning Coffees. In fact, the very first #vtjtalks event took place inside The Home Key less than a year ago. We’ve seen it grow and become a gathering place for the Vancouver tech community. We know most of you have too.
If you’d like to help — and we think all Vancouver Tech Journal readers should — please make a contribution.
According to Jonathan and Clare, if everyone that has experienced The Home Key contributed $25, they’d be well on their way to hitting their target and operating on solid ground. More than 50 people have already chipped in. You know what to do.
Help The Home Key
And now, on to the Midweek Memo.
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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events
🤝 Tech Industry Social by VTJ x CBRE's HTFG | February 23
Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and our partners at CBRE's High Technology Facilities Group for our 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 plain old catching up. Your first drink is free!
🖊️ Calling all startup founders!
Are you interested in benchmarking your product development plan and R&D practices against your peers? Boast’s survey on the state of R&D in 2023 provides an opportunity to compare your startup's R&D strategy with others in the industry.
By participating, you'll help them gain a better understanding of the current trends and challenges in R&D, and you'll receive valuable insights to inform your own R&D practices. So don't miss out on this chance to contribute to the future of R&D and benchmark your startup's R&D efforts - take their survey today!
⚖️ SOLD OUT: Toast to Equity: Male Allyship in Tech, sponsored by Boast | February 27
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🔮 #vtjtalks: The Future of the Creator Economy | March 15
TikTok, OnlyFans, courses, Web3, tokens, newsletters – is this a flash in the pan, or the future of business?
Join us this month to explore topics surrounding content technology, payment platforms, video distribution, token gating, the impact of generative AI, gaming, ways creators can diversify and grow their businesses, and much more.
Christie Horsman, vice president of marketing, Thinkific
Ali Adab, chief content officer, SoleSavy and co-founder, Fetti
Chloe Morris, director of creator relations, Viral Nation
Michael Tippett, vice president of corporate and business development, Later.com
William Johnson, founder, Vancouver Tech Journal
👩🏻💼 Vancouver Tech Moves
Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:
The Honourable John P. Manley is appointed chair of TELUS Board of Directors. Details »
Daryl Louie joins Pangea Natural Foods as chief marketing officer. Details »
Multiple changes have been made to the senior leadership team at PayByPhone. Details »
💼 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.
Six more opportunities for you: