🏙️ Rizwan Somji steps down as CEO of Cymax Group

Plus, register for our #VTJtalks 2023 review, and find out when the final social of the year will be held.

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

  • ​You’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere. Discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new!

  • This week, we're at Aragon Launchpad Academy in North Vancouver (899 Harbourside Drive, #350). Register now for free so they know how many to expect.

  • ​Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and our partners at CBRE's The High Technology Facilities Group for our last Tech Industry Social of the year.

  • ​The HTFG are the leaders in sourcing inspired, exceptional office space for Vancouver’s start-up and tech community. Get to know them by visiting their website, following their LinkedIn, or connecting directly with Alain Rivère.

  • ​This event will bring together a collection of Vancouver tech industry founders and leaders for networking, deal-making, and just plain old catching up. As usual, your first drink is free!

  • ​Canadian companies are among the most innovative in the world. Those who leverage their intellectual property (IP) strategically are more likely to be successful, expand, and experience success.

  • ​Join us for IP and Innovation: Insights from Local Tech Leaders, where founders and industry experts will share strategies for intellectual property protection, fostering innovation, and driving growth.

  • Speakers include:

  • ​#vtjtalks monthly events bring together entrepreneurs, executives, talent, investors, and tech community members to network and learn.

  • ​Join us this month to hear from local leaders about what went right and wrong for Vancouver's innovation ecosystem in 2023.

  • Our year-end review panel includes:

  • In the past 18 months, the tech industry experienced an extreme swing from the "great resignation" and a struggle to retain talent to a cooling period, with many companies forced to take cost-cutting measures.

  • How did companies balance employee retention and inflationary concerns with financial constraints, and how much did salaries move in 2023? Is pay transparency legislation impacting compensation practices?

  • Find out the answers and more with TAP Network.

📅 More must-attend events from our partners

Register now for COAST's Holiday Mixer

Ocean and marine industry professionals are invited to register for COAST's upcoming holiday mixer on November 22 in Victoria. Join COAST, Canada's Ocean Supercluster, and the Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate and Ocean Networks Canada for a night of networking and collaboration as we discuss the exciting opportunities within the blue economy.


👩🏻‍💼 Vancouver Tech Moves

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

💼 Vancouver Tech Jobs

Whether you're looking for a dream role or a dream employee, Vancouver Tech Jobs has you covered, with open jobs including:

Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »

Growing your team? Post a job with us »

🙋 Your online community

Did you know you can connect with your tech community using our dedicated VTJ Slack? We know not all of you can get to our events in person, so this is your chance to network and chat with your friendly neighbourhood tech professionals from the comfort of your home. Join your VTJ Community Slack.

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