🏙️ We won't forget last Thursday night
And we've got plenty more events in store for you. This is your Sunday Briefing.
We did it! On Thursday, over 500 of you came out to see Jason Fried at Vancouver Tech Journal Live at the Vogue Theatre, in what will go down in history as his first headlining appearance in the city.
As well as insights led by our moderator and VTJ founder William Johnson, we had a full hour of Q&A from you — the audience — as you grilled Fried on how to plan your business (no more than six weeks ahead at a time), how to escape the tyranny of goal-oriented metrics, and how he grew his company to over $100 billion. Yes, billion.
Even better? We’re going to be running more incredible events like this in the future. If you want front-of-the-line access — plus some pretty hefty discounts — you need to become a member.
Now onto today’s briefing. It’s 1,099 words: a four-minute read.
The report estimates that 6,300 direct jobs, $477 million in wages, and nearly $500 million in GDP have left the Metro Vancouver region due to lack of available and affordable space.
The new addition to the Burnaby campus will help meet demand for 85,000 anticipated additional jobs in the skilled trades required in B.C. over the next decade.
Discover how and why Vancouver is at the forefront of quantum computing technology.
🤝 Funding and deals
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🎁 Featured VTJ Membership Perk
This week: The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF)
VEF is an online and offline platform for entrepreneurs within the technology space. Through monthly forums, VEF brings together like-minded people to cultivate connections and create conversations designed to stimulate ideas.
Vancouver Tech Journal members receive 10% off VEF monthly events plus access to a limited number of free VEF event tickets.
🗞️ In other news
Meet the nine companies set to pilot solutions at Vancouver’s new Zero Waste Demonstration Site.
TEDx Abbotsford announced its "Sandbox" event for 2023, which features a strong lineup of speakers.
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💼 Take your career to the next level
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💡 Ideas and insights
Spring's Keith Ippel and Future Capital's Marlon Thompson shared their vision to make impact investing more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for underrepresented and marginalized founders and investors, in a YouTube video.
Traction podcast released its latest episode, offering 10 unconventional lessons from bootstrapping to reaching $1 million.
Randy Garg, founder and managing partner of Vistara Growth, was featured on the Hard Part podcast, talking about — among other topics — his time at Discovery Capital Corporation, a Vancouver-based venture capital firm.
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