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Monday, September 24
 

11:30am PDT

Launch It Broken, Fix It Live: Put the Life Vest On and Jump!
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As the saying goes, “Perfect is the enemy of the good.” Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on how they keep momentum up by focusing on “good enough” when launching their businesses. There will always be something to “fix” or improve so why wait? Jump in, the water feels fine!

Moderators
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Arpen Thandi

Communications Consultant

Speakers
avatar for Melody Biringer

Melody Biringer

Founder and Producer, WiT Regatta & The Crave Company
As a connection engineer, Melody is a master of designing alliances. She believes that relationships are most important in our lives and that unlikely mashups create new perspectives and opportunities. She has built an international ecosystem of sisterhood. The founder and producer... Read More →
avatar for Jayesh Parmar

Jayesh Parmar

CEO & Founder, Picatic.com
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Sonali Giovino Perera

Event Producer & Head of Business Development, EventChain.io
Sonali Giovino Perera has been working in the crypto space full time for about a year now. She is an active investors, trader and passionate advocate of educating the masses on how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies operate in the space.  Her expertise is in Marketing, Business... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

9:00am PDT

Coffee with Kelly: An Ask Me Anything Session for Female Founders
Limited Capacity filling up

The press has deemed her everything from: “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” to “100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter” and “100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need To Know”. Kelly is an advisor to NZTE and mentors startups in the Canadian Tech Accelerator program. She regularly appears as an investor panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch, is an Inc.com columnist and hosted the first two seasons of the BroadMic podcast.

Female founders now have the opportunity to join Kelly over coffee for an Ask Me Anything session. What's it like being a women in the tech industry, what are the struggles of being a female founder? You ask it, she'll answer it!

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 →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100

6:45pm PDT

Startup City: Fostering Innovation in Vancouver
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a panel on improving startup culture in Vancouver. Meet innovative thought-leaders and mold-breaking politicians to discuss the startup economy, and how the city can become more agile, digitized, and able to retain its top talent. The event is part of Vancouver Startup Week, and will be hosted by Abubakar Khan, who is running to be Vancouver’s youngest ever city Councillor and will be the moderator for the evening.

The panelists include:
  1. Brittany Whitmore, CEO of Exvera Communications and Executive Director of TEDx Gastown
  2. Jeremy Becker, CEO of MedConnect
  3. Nejeed Kassam, Executive Driector of The Better Canada Initative
  4. Praveen Varshney, Partner at Varshney Capital

Itinerary:
6:45: Door’s Open
7:00pm-8:30pm: Panel discussion
8:30pm-9pm: QA


Khan, is one of the youngest candidates in the race for Vancouver City Council, at 24, he comes from a generation where tech plays an integral role in one's work, social, and overall lives. His proposal to create a Tech and Innovation (T&I) team within City Hall shows his clear support for the tech industry. The T&I Team would be in charge of digitizing the permit process, hosting city-backed policy Hackathons, and creating a Startup Division to take a fresh look at the mechanics of city procedures. Besides ‘Tech and Innovation’, the other two pillars of his platform are also inseparable from the tech world. ‘Affordable Vancouver’ aims to build housing, office space, and cut down on costs to enable innovators towards flourishing in Vancouver. In tackling the ‘Mental Health Crisis,’ Khan will also help the creators in the Tech world live with greater levels of wellness outside of work. The ways in which tech can be best utilized to improve mental health are limitless; Khan aims to push forward.

Spots are limited so register soon!


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Becker

Jeremy Becker

Co-Founder & CEO, MedConnect.
Jeremy Becker has been an entrepreneur his whole life. He began teaching him to code and design at the age of 6.Over the past decade he has worked dozens of clients to bring digital products to market.Having worked with both Startups and Fortune 500s in a variety of industries ranging... Read More →
avatar for Nejeed Kassam

Nejeed Kassam

Founder and CEO, Keela
Nejeed is the CEO and founder of Keela. He earned a BA from McGill university and a JD from Osgoode Hall law school. Called to the Ontario bar in 2015, Nejeed is the founder and former director of End Poverty Now and Conversations for Change.Nejeed is a global innovator with experience... Read More →
avatar for Abubakar Khan

Abubakar Khan

Khan, is one of the youngest candidates in the race for Vancouver City Council, at 24, he comes from a generation where tech plays an integral role in one's work, social, and overall lives. His proposal to create a Tech and Innovation (T&I) team within City Hall shows his clear support... Read More →
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Praveen Varshney

Founder & Director, OneProsper / Instrumentbeyondborders
Praveen has been a driving force in the Vancouver business world. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1987.  Following that, he was with KPMG from 1987 to 1991 where he obtained his C.A. designation in 1990. He is a long time... Read More →
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Brittany Whitmore

Founder and CEO, Exvera Communications Inc
Brittany Whitmore is Founder and CEO of Exvera Communications, where she specializes in PR for innovative and emerging technologies. She is also the founder and executive director of TEDxGastownWomen, a resident technology panelist on Roundhouse Radio, and a frequent emcee and... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:45pm - 9:00pm PDT
UBC Robson Square - Theatre C300 800 Robson St.
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

9:00am PDT

The $1000 Side Hustle | Part of the Results Junkies Tech Tour brought to you by Fasken
Limited Capacity filling up

Perhaps you're a student or a professional working a 9-5 or maybe you're just a serial entrepreneur and always looking to dabble in a new venture. And why can't you? Humaira and Paul will sit down for a fire side chat to discuss tips and tricks and things to know when you want to do a little something extra off the side of your desk - the side hustle!

Speakers
avatar for Humaira Hamid

Humaira Hamid

A furtive connector with an insatiable curiosity about the human condition, Humaira is an educator, speaker, facilitator, and mentor (academic, industry-based, and popular education) rooted in values of accountability, inclusion, and play.In the past five years, Humaira has supported... Read More →
avatar for Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Chief Hustler & Early Stage Investor, Results Junkies



Wednesday September 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
 
Thursday, September 27
 

9:00am PDT

Company Stages - what you need to know for each of them. | Part of the Results Junkies Tech Tour brought to you by Fasken
Limited Capacity seats available

According to Paul, there are only 2 stages to every company. Join him for a casual conversation on what those stages are, what you need to know and what you need to do in these stages.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Chief Hustler & Early Stage Investor, Results Junkies



Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
 
Friday, September 28
 

7:30am PDT

FN Peer Roundtable---Scaling Up!
Limited Capacity seats available

CEOS and Founders: Join us for breakfast and a jam session. A presentation will be provided on scaling up during the breakfast, but lots of time for connecting with new, fellow and interested FN Members.  Bring someone you think would gain or add value, but invite only. This is a practical session that shares the best insights from Silicon Valley on how you can become ten times bigger, better and faster---by adoption, best practices of exponential organizations, a singular universe, and scaling up.  
Agenda:
7:30 am— Networking, Coffee
8:00 am — Breakfast Served
8:30 am — Presentation on Scale
9:00 am — Members Only Roundtable
10:30 am — Close Event



Friday September 28, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am PDT
BC Tech Hub