🏙️ An online group for the Vancouver tech community?
Plus, ask us for whatever you need, and discover which local investors funded a local company.
Here’s a question for you. I know not everyone can make it out to our events in person, but I want to make sure we’re still giving everyone opportunities to connect with your community. Would an online group be useful for you? If so, let me know what platform you’d like to use:
Now onto today’s briefing. It’s 1,345 words: a four-minute read.
P.S. Myself, William, and Allison will be running all over Toronto at Collision conference next week. Not going to Collision? Head to our Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee at the Coffee Bar (10 Water Street, Gastown) on Tuesday to make sure you don’t miss out on your networking fix.
The East Side Games co-founder and BC Tech’s 2022 Person of the Year is contemplating how to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The legaltech startup, helmed by four-time founder Ryan Wilson, proves there is local money available for local companies.
BC Tech announced 42 finalists across nine different categories.
Brave Technology Co-operative’s suite of tools help prevent overdoses across North America.
Vancouver Tech Journal staff and our partners will be all over Toronto. Here’s who you can meet.
🤝 Funding and deals
Buddi, a SaaS company for e-commerce and digital menu solutions, has announced a loyalty integration with Springbig, with combined operations in the cannabis industry.
Reusables.com has partnered with Uber to launch a sustainable packaging pilot program.
Segev LLP, a business law firm, has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with Singhania and Co to establish a transcontinental relationship between Canada and India.
ChopValue, which saves chopsticks from landfill, has partnered with Racing To Zero to help its partners with their sustainability goals.
UrbanLogiq has joined forces with San Mateo County’s Department of Public Works to transform traffic management and road safety with data-driven solutions.
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🗞️ In other news
In honour of Father’s Day, we compiled thoughts from 13 local leaders on the intersection between tech and fatherhood.
Misty West unveiled its winners for its annual hardware awards, The Misties.
Hootsuite launched a free AI-powered caption generator, developed specifically for social media managers and the creation of social-first content.
The Cisco Canada Digital Readiness Index, a study examining Canada’s ability to capture opportunities of digitization, revealed that B.C. has the strongest startup environment in Canada.
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💡 Ideas and insights
Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square Technologies, writes: Navigating the recession: an unprecedented investment opportunity
Jose Hernandez Castilla, CEO at TTT Studios, writes: Getting ready for launch: a practical guide on reducing risks and optimizing go-to-market strategies
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