VTJ at VSW: Blending Heritage & Innovation

Plus, join us for our Tech Industry Social with CBRE's HTFG

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


🗓️ Tuesday, May 28 | 🎟️ Free registration

  • ​​JOIN US AT: FUNK. coffee bar

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

  • Discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new – do it all at one of our upcoming coffee meetups.

🗓️ Wednesday, May 29 | 🎟️ Free registration

🗓️ Friday, May 31 | 🎟️ Registration

  • ​​Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is a week-long celebration that builds momentum and fosters connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends within the Greater Vancouver startup community.

  • Speakers include:

    • Mark Boardman, founder & CEO, Minivillage - a social tech startup that offers a platform for housing providers to transform buildings into connected communities.

    • ​Roya Aghighi, chief executive officer, Lite-1 - a biotech startup transforming the dye industry with 100% sustainable colours, grown by microorganisms in a circular system.

    • ​Paschal Okwundu, co-founder/CEO, Binta Financial - a fintech startup offering tools to help newcomers build and maintain a robust financial identity and credit profile

    • ​Moderator: Alicia Cheng-Collette, fractional marketer, Culturix Marketing Solutions

  • To access this event, you must have a VSW All-Access pass. Looking for discounted tickets? Use code VSWxFriendsOfVTJ for 20% off.


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🗓️ Tuesday, May 28 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • ​Join the next Science World Spotlights event tailored for adult audiences for an evening of exciting insights, networking, and inspiration with industry professionals. They’ll share their experiences, tips, and advice for navigating the dynamic landscape of video game development.

  • Whether you're a seasoned professional, a recent graduate, or simply someone with a passion for gaming looking to explore new technologies and career opportunities, this event promises to be an educational and inspiring experience. 

🗓️ Thursday, May 30 | 🎟️ 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.

🗓️ May 25 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • ​Do you have a problem to solve or an idea you’d like to bring to life but don't know where to start? Or who to start with? Or do you just want to learn how to build a startup and an entrepreneurial mindset? Startup Weekend is here to help!

  • ​​Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that business.


Are your office needs changing? Connect with The High Technology Facilities Group at CBRE – the Vancouver team representing BC’s startup and unicorn companies, to find unique workspaces that drive productivity, attract top talent and create amazing culture.

🗓️ May 31-June 7 | 🎟️ Buy tickets

  • Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is a week-long celebration that builds momentum and fosters connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends within the Greater Vancouver startup community.

  • Learn from companies that launched here in Vancouver but have built their companies to be successful, globally recognized companies!

  • Join Vancouver’s best for panel discussions, fireside chats, and hands on workshops at various venues around town.

  • Meet Vancouver’s hiring companies and attend workshops geared specifically to help job seekers land their dream role. We will have a #VSW2023 Recruitment Fair!

  • Looking for discounted tickets? Use code VSWxFriendsOfVTJ for 20% off.

🗓️ 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.


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

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🗣 VTJ Community Slack – Connect with the community using our dedicated Slack! This is your chance to network and chat with your friendly neighbourhood tech professionals from anywhere. Reply to this email to join.

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🗓️ Vancouver Tech Events Calendar – All the events in one place.

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