🏙️ Midweek Memo: Your next hire will be at Vancouver Startup Week

Plus, over $300K in funding up for grabs.

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

This week, we’re featuring all things Vancouver Startup Week (VSW)! In just one month — and for the first time since 2019 — VSW will be back louder, prouder, and better than ever.

For hiring companies, it’s the perfect opportunity to find local tech talent and have authentic conversations — VSW’s last recruitment fair brought together 30 hiring businesses and 800 job seekers.

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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events

🎉 Featured Event: 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.

  • Workshops and talks: Come and learn from Vancouver’s best and brightest through panel discussions, fireside chats, and hands-on workshops at various venues around town.

  • Recruitment fair: Meet Vancouver’s hiring companies and attend workshops geared specifically to help job-seekers land their dream role.

  • Plus, an ecosystem showcase, events and networking, and a chance to make connections with local and global success stories.

☕ North Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee | May 9

  • Connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere.

  • This week, you’re invited to join on Tuesday between 8:00am and 10:00am in North Vancouver at Aragon Launchpad Academy (889 Harbourside Drive).

  • 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:

➡️ TechExit.io Vancouver | May 30

  • Despite the downturn impacting Canada’s tech market, M&A will continue to play a key role for tech companies in 2023. Canadian tech remains home to attractive assets and dynamic dealmakers.

  • At TechExit.io. find out how to act on unsolicited in-bound acquisition interest, or how to move quickly should consolidation start happening in your industry.

  • VTJ readers get 20% off early-bird tickets with code SPKR25 – ends May 4.

☕ Women in Tech Coffee with Toast | June 7

  • 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.

More must-attend events from our partners

🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk

This week: The Wine Factory

The Wine Factory has been catering to winemakers for over two decades and offers a robust variety of grapes from across the globe to make high-quality wines, coolers, and ciders on-site.

- Vancouver Tech Journal members receive 15% off the price of a wine, cider, or hard seltzer kit with each new batch purchased.

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

👩🏻‍💼 Vancouver Tech Moves

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

  • Natiea Vinson joins the First Nations Technology Council as CEO. Details »

  • Susan Richards de Wit was appointed executive director of the SurreyCares Community Foundation. Details »

  • Scott Stockton joins CTO.ai as chief revenue officer. Details »

  • Fares El Abbas will start as a business development representative at Launchpad Technologies. Details »

  • Natalie Youssef joins Spring Activator as an investment program associate. Details »

  • Paidia Gaming introduces the 12 names behind its new talent management division, Paidia Mgmt. 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.

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