Worth the wait(list)

Plus, meet the speakers for entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week.

Good afternoon! Welcome to your Wednesday events briefing. As usual, there is no shortage of opportunities to keep busy or places to get deals done. However, there are two key upcoming events we think you should put on your radar. Check them out below. See you soon.

Waitlisted: Version One Venture's Boris Wertz on VC's Past, Present & Future

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

  • August’s headlining fireside chat with Boris Wertz, founding partner of Version One Ventures, is already at capacity.

  • Join the waitlist this month to get insights on the changing venture capital landscape from someone who’s had an indelible impact on it.

  • It’s no wonder why Boris Wertz is one of the top early-stage tech investors in North America and the founding partner of Version One Ventures. His portfolio encompasses over 100 early-stage consumer internet and enterprise companies. Before becoming an investor, Boris was the chief operating officer of AbeBooks.com, the world’s largest marketplace for new, used, rare, and out-of-print books, which got sold to Amazon in 2008.

  • As always, there will be an after-party.

  • There’s still time to add yourself to the waitlist so you can join attendees and Vancouver tech industry VIPs for an after-event summer social. The special, nearby location will be shared with event attendees.Join the waitlist

Financing at your pace of growth

As a fast-growing tech company, you want to grow without giving up equity. It’s critical to find a financial partner who can be there, with a flexible solution, right when you need them, and stick with you for the long term.

Find out how First West Capital’s expert team has helped other tech entrepreneurs expand, transition, and reach new markets. Read their client’s success stories at FirstWestCapital.ca.


entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week | Sept 27-29

  • entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week (EIW) will bring together storytellers and movement-builders from across our ecosystem in person and online, to share their insights on the strategies and tactics that helped them transform their ideas into impact.

  • Hear from innovators and leaders on bringing radical ideas to scale; learn from founders, funders, industry, and academic leaders on reframing the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and innovation; and meet the next generation of innovators at UBC in thought-provoking panels and an Impact Showcase.

  • Speakers include:

    • Leah Nguyen, CIO, InBC

    • Brad Liski, co-founder and CEO, Tru Earth

    • Kim Carpenter, founder and principal, People At The Center

    • Our very own William Johnson, founder and GM, Vancouver Tech Journal

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BTW, have you checked out Milk Road?

It’s a new crypto newsletter that we’ve been reading. We heard about it a few times from people we respect on Twitter before finally subscribing… and we have to say… it’s awesome.

If you like the Vancouver Tech Journal, you’ll like The Milk Road.

It’s got that great mix of smart stuff and jokes. And crypto is changing so fast, it’s great to just read a super quick and simple summary of the big news each day. It was started by @shaanvp (famous twitter guy), so it got pretty popular quickly (100k+ subscribers this year).

If you wanna keep up with crypto —> highly recommend checking it out.


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