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The latest stop on our Morning Coffee tour.

I don’t know how I let winter surprise me every year. I was told that it was below zero yesterday. “It was!?” I replied, shocked, forgetting how snow occurs. The moral of this story is: don’t let these events sneak up on you, either.

🚀 Launch Academy Demo Day | Nov 16

  • Launch's International Demo Day will feature nine stand-out international companies exclusive to Launch's programs that are actively fundraising. Each company will present a three-minute pitch. Investors, partners, and founders in the audience will be able to make an intro or even an investment commitment.

  • Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to see the future of the tech sector on the virtual stage. Join Launch live from anywhere in the world on November 16 at 11:00 a.m. PT to get to know what the top companies from Launch's programs are building.

🚨 From the Home Key: Founder Drinks and VC Insights with Golden Ventures' Jamie Rosenblatt | Nov 23

  • Join The Home Key this month to get insights – rooted in personal experience – on the changing venture capital landscape in Canada from a top investor at a premier early-stage investing firm.

  • Speaker: This month's fireside keynote is with Jamie Rosenblatt, a partner at Golden Ventures.

  • At Golden Ventures, Jamie works closely with founders, entrepreneurs, accelerators, and the broader startup community to help find, fund, and build exceptional early-stage companies. Some of his top investments include Float, Shakepay, Composer, Properly, Diversio, Crux OCM, and more.

  • The Home Key event partners include Mind Meld PR, Fort Capital, Floorspace, and Plenish.

The grandest of holidays at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress

In the heart of the city and on the edge of nature, you will find a historic castle that truly comes alive with the spirit of the holidays. From curated festive menus to jaw-dropping holiday decorations, inventive cocktails, and over-the-top events, there’s no shortage of festive cheer at Fairmont Empress.

☕ Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee | Various

🌎 From Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Forum: A Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week — Going Global | Nov 15

👀 entrepreneurship@UBC Venture Showcase 2022 | Nov 23

  • UBC is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs creating groundbreaking impact through research and innovation. Meet them at the Venture Showcase!

  • The Venture Showcase features teams across UBC’s pipeline ranging from up-and-coming Ones-to-Watch teams at the outset of their journeys in incubation, Sneak-a-Peek ventures who are in the middle of commercialization, and Ready-to-Raise teams gaining traction at the acceleration stage (mainly HATCH Venture Builder teams).

🤝 TiE CXO - Exit stories and lessons learned: What founders need to know | Nov 30

  • Exits matter because that’s when the founders, the team, and the investors get paid. TiE is hosting a panel of entrepreneurs with successful exits to talk about lessons learned.

  • Speakers include

    • Maninder Dhaliwal, founding chair, TiE Vancouver Angels

    • Laurie Schultz, CEO, Galvanize

    • Judi Hess, CEO, Copperleaf

    • Sharad Mohan, founder, Trainerize

    • Ally Bharmal, commercial lawyer, Fasken

Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs!

Do you have what it takes to be named one of Canada’s most innovative startups? If so, Boast invites you to apply for its pitch competition for a chance to win over $250,000 worth of prizes, plus exposure to top investors and top-tier media from Boast AI, Boast Claims, Switchboard, and VanHack!

The top five startups will be invited to attend a pitch clinic and will be pitching (virtually) live on November 23. The pitch application deadline is approaching fast, so hurry and get your application in.

The deadline is Thursday, November 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Get more pitch competition details and apply.

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💭 The 'Digital Transformation' Equation: Beyond the Buzzwords | Dec 1

  • Digital transformation has been part of our business lexicon for about a decade now, and yet it remains a buzzword to most people. It's an unfortunate reality. Beyond the jargon lies a great potential to generate value for businesses in both new and existing ways.

  • In this event, we've brought together a high-quality slate of leaders and operators with hands-on experience to help us dive beneath the surface of the buzz.

  • Speakers include:

  • Event Partners include Monstarlab, Low Tide Properties, Redshift Collective, and Skyrocket Digital.

#vtjtalks: Grading Vancouver’s Innovation Economy in 2022

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