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Monday, September 24

1:00pm PDT

Building a Strong Employee Culture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The short: Learn how to take care of your team so they can focus on taking care of your business.

How do you convince people to join your team, how do you compensate them and more importantly how do you retain them? One of the hardest things about building a startup is surrounding yourself with a motivated team that you can trust and grow with. A founder's worst nightmare is high turnover in their company, and with articles coming out encouraging people to leave every 3 years, it's a valid nightmare. Come hear from experts from Freedom 55 Financial who will help you alleviate this fear.

Join Brandon Chapman and Enoch Weng from Freedom 55 Financial, and discover how to attract and retain quality talent in your growing technology company. We'll be discussing:
  • Creating a workplace culture that allows your team to grow with your company
  • Understanding the benefits you can provide as a company and how to leverage them to keep your employees content and motivated
This event will be helpful for:
  • Founders and senior leadership of growing startups with 5+ employees
  • Startups who have achieved product-market fit
If you have a company that has some really spectacular team members that you want to keep around for a while, this is going to be a 'can’t miss' workshop for you.

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Brandon Chapman

Financial Security Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial
- CFP charter holder - Manages an independent financial planning practice for successful professionals and business owners in Vancouver, 3 years experience - Formerly had a drone technology start-up so connects well with engineers, software developers and tech business owners - BBA... Read More →
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Enoch Weng

Financial Security Advisor/Events Director, Freedom 55 Financial/Vancouver Startup Week
-Current Events Director for Vancouver Startup Week, well-connected to the startup world-Former programs coordinator at Wavefront, a tech accelerator-4 years of experience serving in various financial roles for non-profit organizations-BBA from Simon Fraser University concentration... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Venture Labs - 12th Floor
Tuesday, September 25

11:00am PDT

HR for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

At some point, everyone has a people-related question.  Where do you get your answers? How do you know they are right? This 1.5 hour interactive session introduces HR to startups with tips on how to get, keep and grow your employees and some insights on how to minimize risk and help you make better decisions.  

Learn how to make the right decisions about your people because what you don't know could be time consuming and costly.

Amui is a company that is changing the way that organizations interact with HR by providing on-demand access to HR knowledge so everyone makes better decisions. Allison and Stephanie are frequent speakers at industry events providing informative workshops and insights into the innovation potential of HR technology to transform business.

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Allison Guld

Founder, Amui
Allison’s strategic, operational and management experience in recruitment and HR was honed in high tech organizations such as Blast Radius, Ernst & Young, and MDA. No stranger to entrepreneurial adventures, Allison’s first company paid for her university degree. She went on to... Read More →
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Stephanie Lyster

CEO & Founder, Amui
Stephanie has experience identifying and implementing strategic HR solutions including workforce planning, performance management, recruitment and change management. Her background in building people infrastructure for high growth companies cemented her belief that HR should not be... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Brix Studio

12:00pm PDT

The Key Ingredient to a Successful Startup
Limited Capacity full
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"The Key Ingredient to a Successful Startup" presented by Huan Ho, Co-founder of Rallyteam, an HR Tech startup that was recently acquired by Workday.  

In this session, Huan will share his Silicon Valley startup journey and discuss how he was able to hire and retain top talent with only a startup budget.

Huan, a studied computer engineer, is passionate about improving engagement, innovation and collaboration in the workplace. In his leadership roles, Huan created innovative programs like Evolution Fridays, Workplace Democracy and Agile Enterprise, which empowered employees and enabled him to build exceptionally high-performing teams. In 2013, Huan said goodbye to the corporate world and relocated to San Francisco, where he started Rallyteam. Five years later, Rallyteam was acquired by Workday, where he continues his role of leading a superstar engineering team to build products that are transforming the future of work.

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Huan Ho

Co-Founder, Rallyteam
Huan, a studied computer engineer, is passionate about improving engagement, innovation and collaboration in the workplace. In his leadership roles, Huan created innovative programs like Evolution Fridays, Workplace Democracy and Agile Enterprise, which empowered employees and enabled... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Lighthouse Labs & Devhub
Thursday, September 27

9:00am PDT

Transform Your Business with Cultural Intelligence!
Limited Capacity seats available

You want to maximize your business's potential, but one issue that is frequently overlooked is cultural differences -- managing teams with people from different cultural backgrounds, marketing to different cultural groups, dealing with clients from different cultural backgrounds, interacting with suppliers/partners in other countries, etc.  John Lombard offers critical insights that make understanding and adapting to other cultures far easier and more effective. Learn how to improve YOUR cultural intelligence, and open up a whole new world of possibilities for you, and for your business!

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John Lombard

John Lombard is a Canadian entrepreneur who has lived/worked in China for a quarter of a century, and started three successful businesses.  His main focus has been on cultural issues, and he is now launching a new company, The Language of Culture, to give businesses a critical advantage... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am PDT

4:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 Community Crawl powered by Startup Open House
Limited Capacity seats available

Vancouver Startup Weeks' Community Crawl is back! This year, we've partnered up with Startup Open House (SOH) to bring you access to local companies in our community!

Startup Open House (SOH) is a high impact way of getting companies and people connected, as opposed to more traditional job fairs, networking events, and festivals.

For one night only, hundreds of startups are offering free special tours and rare behind-the-scenes experiences to the public.

SOH offers to thrill-seekers a community that champion their risks, support their disruptive ambitions and integrate them into economies.

We open the startup community to attendees from a very broad range of backgrounds to inspire future risk-takers and create a local community of support for innovative companies that are redefining Canadian entrepreneurship.

If you'd like to open the doors to your cool office, make sure you register on the SOH website: https://www.startupopenhouse.com

If you're interested in participating in the #VSW2018 Community Crawl and visiting all these cool companies in town, we suggest that you also register on the SOH website (though it is not mandatory).

Here’s three reasons why it’s worth it to register on the website:
  1. This will allow you to build your personalized itinerary throughout the city, by saving startups you’re interested in to your visit list
  2. This will give you access to the latest updates on startups  and what they are planning for their Open House,
  3. It’s free and only a few questions in a form.

Startups like Slack, Quietly and Parsable are waiting for you!

Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Various Locations
Friday, September 28

8:00am PDT

How to Leverage Cultural Intelligence in Your Talent Search
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you use cultural intelligence (CQ) to build a diverse team and an inclusive workplace? Come join Ivana Lochhead and Ritva Nosov as they introduce you to what CQ is and examine what it looks like in our workplaces, specifically in the recruitment realm. If you are thinking about hiring global tech talent, or are already recruiting outside Canada, you will walk away from this session with a greater understanding of how cultural differences can play out in the recruitment process, and what you can do to exercise CQ when recruiting tech talent from abroad.

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Ivana Lochhead

VP of Growth, Global Skills Hub
Ivana Lochhead is a growth strategist with a data-driven and human-centered design approach to solving business challenges. As VP of Growth at Global Skills Hub, Ivana is commited to solving the tech talent shortage across Canada and building a more diverse tech community. Her greatest... Read More →
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Ritva Nosov

Ritva Nosov’s underlying career thread has been to be a bridge between people and their potential. She has had the privilege to collaborate with organizations both in Canada and globally, to set up conditions for their people to grow into their best selves, as individual contributors... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100

9:00am PDT

Practical Solutions to Employee Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Companies invest a lot of money to stay competitive and to take care of their employees at this fast pace world; they spend enormous amount of money on employee training and growth, but they are not getting an acceptable return on their investment. Through an interactive presentation, we will illuminate some of the gaps and mismatches in employee engagement to give you some insights into what drives and motivates us.

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Samin Saadat

Principal, Jalapeno
People’s brains, behaviour and interactions with their environment never fail to impress Samin.After spending long hours in psychology labs at UBC and studying at Sauder School of Business, she entered the workforce and observed a gap between what research suggests and what companies... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Hervana Coworking Collective
  HR & Culture, Workshop

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