🏙️ Midweek Memo: Speed dating, exec changes at Svante, and a trade mission

Plus, pre-speaker tickets to #vtjtalks: The Future of the Creator Economy

Welcome to the Midweek Memo, a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, moves, job openings, and industry opportunities. In this issue, read about #vtjtalks: The Future of the Creator Economy, job opportunities at some of Vancouver’s hottest companies, and exclusive VTJ membership perks.

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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events

🌎 #vtjtalks: How BC Climatetech Could Save The World, presented by B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy | February 22

🤝 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 the 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 just plain old catching up. Your first drink is free!

⚖️ Toast to Equity: Male Allyship in Tech | February 27

  • Through an engaging conversation with local tech leaders, this event is an opportunity to learn, connect, and take action toward creating a more inclusive workplace.

  • Whether you're a seasoned ally or just starting your journey, this event will provide you with the tools, ideas and resources you need to make a difference.

  • Speakers:

  • Register now and be part of the conversation that will shape the future of tech.

Helping innovators and changemakers tell their stories

Switchboard works with some of the most progressive and innovative teams in the tech sector.

Tech leaders know their products and services are brilliant, but sometimes need help explaining why they matter and how they will create positive change. Switchboard communicates game-changing ideas to target audiences in a way that’s accessible and exciting.

Is your team on a mission to disrupt the status quo? See how the country’s top tech PR firm can help you.

🔮 #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?

  • Creators have a disproportionate impact on media trends, culture, politics and business – and they’re increasingly big businesses themselves.

  • 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.Pre-speaker tickets available now

Last chance: B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) Open Call for Innovation | Deadline tomorrow, February 10

  • CICE is funding the development, commercialization, and scaling of made-in-B.C. clean energy technologies to accelerate the world towards a net-zero carbon future.

  • The Centre is ready to fast-track a diverse portfolio of solutions with high-impact potential in:

    • Low-carbon hydrogen

    • Renewable natural gas

    • Battery technology and energy storage

    • Bioenergy, biofuels, and synthetic fuels

  • The goal of this open call is to grant up to $6 million in non-dilutive funding to advance game-changing solutions that are at a technology readiness level between four and nine.

Tech-enabled property management for the modern-day landlord

HostGenius seamlessly joins technology and service to generate more money for landlords. Experts in the flexible rental model, HostGenius ensures your property experiences maximum occupancy and nightly rates.

Give HostGenius a call to find out how much more you could be earning!

🗣️ Founder and Funder Speed Dating hosted by Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum | February 21

  • Founder and Funder Speed Dating is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to connect and build meaningful relationships.

  • In this interactive session, investors will "reverse pitch" to founders in two groups:

    • Early stage: angel, pre-seed, and seed

    • Later stage: Series A and above firms

🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk

This week: Brainstation

- Vancouver Tech Journal members receive a $500 discount on all BrainStation certificate courses and a $2,500 discount on all BrainStation bootcamps.

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

👩🏻‍💼 Vancouver Tech Moves

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

  • Nicole Burch joins Appara as head of business, corporate. Details »

  • Svante appoints four new members to its executive team. 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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