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Vancouver Startup Week [clear filter]
Monday, September 17
 

5:30pm PDT

#VSW2018 VIP Reception | INVITE ONLY
Sorry - this is an invite only/closed event.

VSW is hosting a special reception to thank our sponsors and partners for their support. 

Monday September 17, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
CBRE
 
Friday, September 21
 

6:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 + #VanHacks Hackathon Mingler & Kickoff | SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
Limited Capacity seats available

We call you, hackers of Vancouver, to join us over a weekend to create tech solutions that solve challenging issues faced by our community's not-for-profit institutions whose aim is to do social good. This year we will be serving Ocean Wise, Weekend Fuelbag, Working Gear, BabyGoRound, Mealshare.

VanHacks is designed around the mantra of acting local and thinking global. All hacks are encouraged to be published open source so that an organization in Vancouver can benefit just as much as a similar nonprofit on the other side of Canada or the other side of the World.

VanHacks 2018 is co-organized by Vancouver Startup Week, Two Tall Totems and VIDIA. It brings together 180+ developers and designers to work towards building a better, more unified Vancouver.

You must have a hackathon ticket in order to attend this event as a #VSW2018 pass will not get you access into the hackathon.
Please visit check out http://www.vanhacks.com for more information about this event and to buy a hackathon pass.


Friday September 21, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Lighthouse Labs & Devhub
 
Saturday, September 22
 

8:00am PDT

#VSW2018 + #VanHacks Hackathon | SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
Limited Capacity seats available

We call you, hackers of Vancouver, to join us over a weekend to create tech solutions that solve challenging issues faced by our community's not-for-profit institutions whose aim is to do social good. This year we will be serving Ocean Wise, Weekend Fuelbag, Working Gear, BabyGoRound, Mealshare.

VanHacks is designed around the mantra of acting local and thinking global. All hacks are encouraged to be published open source so that an organization in Vancouver can benefit just as much as a similar nonprofit on the other side of Canada or the other side of the World.

VanHacks 2018 is co-organized by Vancouver Startup Week, Two Tall Totems and VIDIA. It brings together 180+ developers and designers to work towards building a better, more unified Vancouver.

You must have a hackathon ticket in order to attend this event as a #VSW2018 pass will not get you access into the hackathon.
Please visit check out http://www.vanhacks.com for more information about this event and to buy a hackathon pass.


Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00am - Sunday September 23, 2018 5:00pm PDT
BCIT Downtown Campus 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
 
Sunday, September 23
 

3:45pm PDT

#VSW2018 + #VanHacks Hackathon Presentations & Judging Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available


Come join us and see what these amazing VanHacks hackers have come up with! Groups will present to the judges and winners will be crowned!

This event is open to #VSW2018 pass holders. You do not need to buy a separate ticket to attend.


Sunday September 23, 2018 3:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
BCIT Downtown Campus 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
 
Monday, September 24
 

9:00am PDT

Media & PR Strategies Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Create your best PR! Expertise and thought-leadership is a source of news, trend
forecasting and business development for your company. This program is focused on positioning
and promotion of expertise, insights and thought leadership of executives / founders in the media.
This workshop covers a range of topics including: the importance of leveraging the power of the
media to enhance executive growth potential, how the tumultuous media landscape increases your
potential value to journalists, developing your distinctive voice to enhance your media profile, news
judgment: What journalists want (and need) from you, and how to maximize social media and PR
resources.



Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey

Author, Speaker, Investor
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee).Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100

2:00pm PDT

Deep Networking and Relationship Building
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you think networking is about schmoozing at cocktail parties or sending a flurry of LinkedIn invites to people you don't know, think again. This interactive session will feature investor and author, Kelly Hoey, as she provides innovative insights into strategies that will help you form genuine relationships and harness the power of your network to accomplish any goal, from advancing in your career to landing a coveted account to successfully attracting new clients.

The strength of Kelly's connections and networks explain how this former attorney pivoted to become a much sought after speaker, seasoned investor and published author. Her carefully crafted journey has led to appearances as a panelist on CNBC's Power Pitch as well as the honour of being named one of the "25 Smartest Women on Twitter" by Fast Company and being listed as "1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship" by Forbes.

The hashtags for Build Your Dream Network: #BYDN #dreamnetwork #BuildYourDreamNetwork

The first 25 people who arrive to this session will receive a free copy of her book Build Your Dream Network. If you'd like to purchase a copy of the book beforehand, you can also order it online.

Moderators
avatar for Anastasia Hambali

Anastasia Hambali

Venture Program Manager, BC Tech
Anastasia helps later stage tech companies to grow and scale at BC Tech where she designs and leads a number programs. Previously, she led early-stage accelerator programming HighlineVC (previously known as GrowLab). She cut her teeth on tech startup Farm At Hand where she spearheaded... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey

Author, Speaker, Investor
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee).Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100

6:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 Kick-Off Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a fun evening or celebrating our amazing startup community! Spend the evening meeting some cool local startups and VSW partners including Two Tall Totems, Microsoft, Spaces and The Profile, networking with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community friends, and enjoying delicious food like ice cream from Earnest Ice Cream and free drinks courtesy of Granville Island Brewery, Nude Vodka Soda and more!

This event happens alongside New Ventures BC Awards Competition and you are free to check it out whenever you like, throughout the evening - so 2 amazing events in 1!

Science World is easily accessible by public transit and we will have Evo staff on hand nearby to help open up Evo parking spots in dedicated lots nearby!

This event is free for all ages, but alcohol will only be served to those 19 years of age and up. We do not encourage drinking and driving. Please plan to get home safely!

We've also partnered up with Startups Care at this event and donations for additional drinks will be accepted in support of Vancouver Food Bank! Cash and Credit card donations will be accepted!

Monday September 24, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Science World at TELUS World of Science
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

2:30pm PDT

Fundraising? Join the Investment Showcase at #VSW2018!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you are currently fundraising or will be fundraising in 6 months, you should join Vancouver Startup Week’s Investment Showcase on September 25th. At the event, companies will be matched with appropriate investors for one-on-one meetings. Check out this information package for more details and to apply. Deadline is end of August!

If you are an investor and would like to attend this event, or all of Vancouver Startup Week, please email investors@vanstartupweek.ca.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
TBA

5:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 Investment Showcase Reception | INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Sorry - this is an invite only event.

If you are an investor and would like to attend this event, or all of Vancouver Startup Week, please email investors@vanstartupweek.ca.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

6:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 Recruitment Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Vancouver Startup Week is back with the city's largest startup Recruitment Fair! 2018 marks our fourth year connecting local top talent and companies for an evening of engaging conversation. We're back at Science World and building on last year's count of 35 hiring companies! If you've got that entrepreneurial spirit and want to join a hot startup in the city or you're looking to add great talent to your growing team, then this fair is for you!

Recruitment Fair Access Only Tickets are only $10, or $15 at the door.
If you are interested in attending other Vancouver Startup Week events, please purchase your VSW full-access pass here. Note that a full access pass holder will have access to the Recruitment Fair.
Hiring companies include:
Aequilibrium
Asana
AvenueHQ
BBTV
BCJobs
Best Buy
Canadian Web Hosting
CareTeam
Cisco
Communo
HackCapital
Hyperwallet
ITGlue
Left.io
Lendesk
Lighthouse Labs
LoginRadius
MetaOptima
Netskrt Systems Inc.
Nicejob
PayByPhone 
Plenty of Fish
Procurify
Red Academy
Resume.com
Riipen
Royal Roads University
Targeted Talent 
WorkSafeBC
...and more!


Wednesday September 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Science World at TELUS World of Science
 
Thursday, September 27
 

5:00pm PDT

Cutting a New Path: Nude Vodka's Success Story
Limited Capacity filling up

Co-founder of Nude Vodka Soda, Jerin Mece, brings us on his journey on bringing his product to market. He will tell us his process behind the brand ideation and creation, the challenges he overcame, and the plans on company growth and scaling.

This event has a shared limited seating of 70 with community members who are not passholders.

Nude Vodka Soda is first unsweetened vodka soda that is made in BC. They are the first to launch in our home province, and since then, they’ve seen several very similar beverages come to market. Nude is a small Vancouver-based team of 4, but they have an amazing network of family, friends, partners and contractors that have stood behind their success.

Speakers
avatar for Julius Makarewicz

Julius Makarewicz

CEO, Nude Vodka Soda
Julius Makarewicz is the CEO of Nude Vodka Soda, British Columbia’s fastest growing alcohol beverage company. Prior to Nude, Mr. Makarewicz worked at several startup companies in Sales, Marketing, and Operations roles. He is a university dropout, and was raised in Powell River... Read More →
avatar for Jerin Mece

Jerin Mece

Co-Founder & Head of Sales, Nude Vodka Soda
Jerin Mece is the Co-Founder and Head of Sales at Nude Vodka Soda. A New Westminster native who attended Douglas College and UBC. Jerin has 15 years of food, beverage and hospitality experience. He has worked with a number of global alcohol beverage brands and was the top performing... Read More →



Thursday September 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Thinkific
 
Friday, September 28
 

5:00pm PDT

Spaces Gastown Launch & #VSW2018 Wrap Up Party | 19+ only
Limited Capacity seats available

Come celebrate the end of an amazing 7 days full of events and join us in connecting with Vancouver’s thriving hub and creative community at the Launch of Gastown's newest co-working space. Spaces promises to stir up innovation, creativity and inspiration. Be the first to explore this communal space, designed to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit. Experience local culinary delights, live art and amazing music!

Wondering what the party will be like? Take a look at Spaces launch party in Toronto!

This party is still first come, first serve! So bring your VSW badge and arrive early!


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Spaces (Gastown)

10:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 After Party | 19+ only
Limited Capacity filling up

Must be 19+ to attend. No cover for VSW pass holders until 11PM.

Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00am PDT
Venue Nightclub