1,000 attendees, 24 DJs, and 4 floors of music

Plus, coffee and coworking at WeWork is back next week

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


🗓️ Wednesday, June 12 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​In an era of rapid digital evolution, safeguarding your business is essential. Uncover invaluable insights and must-know strategies to elevate your cybersecurity approach. Secure your spot now for actionable knowledge that promises to transform your business's security posture. Don't miss out on this opportunity to safeguard your business's future!

  • This is a complimentary event for executives focused on:

    • ​Technology

    • ​Information security

    • ​IT infrastructure

    • ​Cybersecurity

    • ​Compliance

  • Meet our panelists:


🗓️ Tuesday, June 11 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • You’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00am to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere.

  • ​​​Join Vancouver Tech Journal at WeWork-Main Street to check out a new office, discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new.

🗓️ Tuesday, June 11 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • Do you work from home but miss the camaraderie of the watercooler? Join your local tech community for a free co-working day at WeWork!

  • ​On the first Tuesday of every month, Vancouver Tech Journal is taking over a large office at WeWork-Main Street to provide a space for you to connect, share ideas, or just work in companionable silence.

  • Plus, whether you have a great story to share with Vancouver Tech Journal, or have an ask about the local tech ecosystem, our team will be in the office with you to chat all things innovation.


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🗓️ Thursday, June 6 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • The annual Tech Talent North (TTN) Conference is built by tech sector culture leaders and innovators and will be back in Vancouver and Toronto in 2024!

  • Co-Founded by TAP Network and Cube Business Media Inc., Tech Talent North helps leading tech firms navigate the most pressing people and culture issues. As a people-leader, culture scaler or HR aficionado, you’re invited to join and learn tactical strategies from Canada’s most innovative CEOs and HR thought-leaders.

🗓️ Thursday, June 6 | 🎟️ Registration

  • Learn from the panel speakers as they discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in Vancouver’s thriving startup ecosystem. Speakers include:

    • Brenda Bailey, Government of British Columbia, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    • Chang Han, e@UBC, Lead EiR

    • Kenneth Ip, Careerin Tech Society, CEO

  • Then meet the promising pre-seed startups from the Founders Boost Vancouver Spring 2024 cohort and connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors during networking sessions.

🗓️ Thursday, June 6 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • Connect with local entrepreneurs and investors at Startup TNT’s weekly happy hour events in Vancouver.

  • Join every Thursday to meet a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals and engage in conversations about latest trends and strategies.

🗓️ Tuesday, June 11 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • Join Startup TNT, Angel Forum and Harper Grey LLP for Founder Check-In, a coffee meetup and peer-to-peer discussion on the major issues local founders are navigating: growth, sales, fundraising, HR, burnout, AI, legal, and more.

  • In a roundtable format, this event will feature twenty (20) curated founders in a conversation facilitated by:

    • ​Irene Dorsman, CEO, Angel Forum

    • ​William Johnson, BC Lead, Startup TNT

    • ​Ryan Bencic, Associate, Harper Grey LLP

🗓️ Tuesday, June 25 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • We are living through some of the greatest workplace disruption in history, and people and culture leaders in the tech sector will face increasing pressure. To make the best decisions, you need data, knowledge, and context.

  • Join TAP Network for a look at the latest trends in employee benefits for Canada’s tech sector. This webinar will review benchmark data from TAP Network’s 2024 Group Benefits Survey and in collaboration with HUB international, we’ll provide actionable insights, bring you up to date on emerging priorities, and explore trends in benefits plan design.

🗓️ Saturday, June 29 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • This business event features 4 floors of music, art, and entertainment across 8 rooms, hosting over 1,000 attendees at the Vancouver Club.

  • Internet Masterminds takes over the Georgian Room to provide an exclusive premier lounge for our community. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with music, casual conversations, and complimentary food sponsored by Nook Coworking.

  • What to expect:

    • Exhibition of some of the most iconic masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Art by the likes of Kiarash TK, Shwill, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Mr. Brainwash and Andy Warhol

    • Immersive Cocktail Stations designed to pair with each art collection

    • 24 DJs spinning music all night long across 5 stages of music

    • 1000+ quality attendees including celebrated creatives, entrepreneurs, and influential professionals in Vancouver

    • Dress Code: Formal gala attire, no jeans, hoodies, puffy jackets, or graphic tees

  • VTJ readers can register for 15% off with the code “VTJcode”


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