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Friday, September 13
 

2:00pm PDT

#VSW2019 Community Crawl
Check out the coolest companies around VANCOUVER. They’ll be opening their doors for tours and fun activities!

Find the details here: https://vanstartupweek.ca/community-crawl/

Featuring
TTT
Bench
Later
LoginRadius
Ava Grows
Bananatag
Riipen
Procurify
Mojio
Eventchain
Globalme
RESAAS
Find Innovation Lab
CTO.ai
NiceJob
Genesa
Dialpad
7 Geese



Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Multiple Venues
 
Monday, September 16
 

9:00am PDT

TechStars presents 'Office Hours'
Meet one on one with a Techstars Managing Director. Pitch your company, ask questions about Techstars accelerators, get help with anything you need. Startups will have the option to meet with Isaac Kato, Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, or Ryan Kuder, Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere (remote accelerator). Spots are limited so please apply for an office hours appointment here.


Monday September 16, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am PDT
Spaces Gastown 151 West Hastings Street, Lower Level

12:00pm PDT

April May Bellia presents 'Heart Based Networking'
If you are introverted, not a fan of networking, or feel awkward mingling with others in an unstructured setting, this session is for you! April will explain the old ways of networking and why we often avoid attending these even though we know networking is crucial when growing a startup business.

Join us for light snacks and drinks during a facilitated networking session and leave with tools and ideas that will be useful for future opportunities when meeting new people and promoting your business. These times are calling for a new paradigm and a new way to connect with others, from a heart based perspective. Don’t be that person who always talks about themselves and their business because you think you have to…be an active listener and genuinely interested in what others have to say. This is an interactive workshop where you can be out of your comfort zone feeling safe and included - no judgment here! Leave your masks and rehearsed elevator pitches at the door and come as your natural self along with curiosity, wonderment and an open mind.

Speakers
avatar for April Bellia

April Bellia

Founder, Granola Girl
April Bellia is an entrepreneur with a baking background. Her professional career started over 20 years ago as a dessert chef and wedding cake designer, under the namesake April Cakes. Her next company, Granola Girl was founded in 2008 and later incorporated in 2011. The company now... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Conscious Lab 200-422 Richards st. V6B2Z4

6:00pm PDT

#VSW2019 Recruitment Fair
Vancouver Startup Week is back with the city's largest startup Recruitment Fair! 2019 marks our fifth 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 36 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!

Featuring
Best Buy
Buyatab
CTO.ai
DDS Wireless
EDP Software
Event base
Fi.Span
Finger Food Advanced Technology Group
Groundswell
Impact Recruitment
Judi.ai
Kabam Games
Klue
Launch Trip Technologies
Lendesk Technologies
Nice Jobs
Page Freezer
Parsable
PBI Labs
Procurify
Riipen
Targeted Talent
Thinkific
Uniserve Communication
WorkSafe BC

Organizations that will showcase their programs include:

Red Academy
Lighthouse Labs
New Ventures BC
Cornerstone International Community College of Canada


Monday September 16, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Science World 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada  V6A 3Z7
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

5:00pm PDT

Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum presents 'Gaming and e-Sports'
*Additional registration is required for this event

Join VEF for the kickoff of our 31st season where, in partnership with Vancouver Startup Week, we explore how game design, human psychology, and innovative technologies are creating an industry rivalling that of professional sports

Event Program
5:00PM to 6:00PM: Registration + Social
6:00PM to 6:30PM: Welcome + Pitches
6:30PM to 8:00PM: Panel Discussion + Q/A
8:00PM to 8:30PM: Networking

Event Listing
http://bit.ly/2019VEFSept
*use the code VANSTARTUPWEEK to get access to tickets


Tuesday September 17, 2019 5:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
The Vancouver Club Vancouver Club 915 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6

5:30pm PDT

Block Party with KPMG & TTT Studios | 19+ ONLY EVENT
KPMG & TTT Studios are hosting Vancouver Startup Week's 'Block Party', a VIP Reception in the Ignition Centre and TTT's office. We look forward to welcoming entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends within the Greater Vancouver startup community to kick-off this amazing week of activity.

Tuesday September 17, 2019 5:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
TTT Studios & KPMG 12th Foor, 777 Dunsmuir Street
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

4:00pm PDT

IMBY presents 'Happy Hour'
Following IMBY’s 2:00 PM ‘Future of Home Ownership’ session, the team will stick around for a happy hour at the Profile. This open networking session will be a chance to connect with the IMBY Real Estate Corp team and chat with others interested in real estate investing.


It will be a cash bar and light snacks will be served.
BONUS: IMBY members will get a drink ticket. If you’re not an IMBY member, you can register at IMBYx.com (click register) before or at the event in order to receive one (1) drink ticket.



Wednesday September 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
The Profile on Thurlow 535 Thurlow St suite 100, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2
 
Thursday, September 19
 

4:00pm PDT

Manning Elliott LLP presents 'Building Business Success: Networking Social'
Join members from Manning Elliott LLP, Harper Grey LLP, and NorthBridge Consultants after their panel discussion for a networking social. Spend the afternoon enjoying drinks, refreshments and stimulating conversation about building business success for your company.


Thursday September 19, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
The Profile on Thurlow 535 Thurlow St suite 100, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2

6:00pm PDT

Innovate BC presents 'New Venture BC Competition' | 19+ ONLY EVENT
Join us for the 19th annual New Ventures BC Competition Awards, presented by Innovate BC! See who’s taking home over $250,000 in cash and prizes… only at the awards!

Enjoy canapes and your first drink on us. Watch the awards live or watch the live stream in our viewing area. For the fifth year in a row, we are delighted for the awards to be a part of Vancouver Startup Week.


Thursday September 19, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
The Imperial 319 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2S9
  Networking

6:30pm PDT

Envisioning Labs presents 'Intrapreneurs X Entrepreneurs'
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A round table session for intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs to share best practices and discuss collaboration approaches with the intention to foster innovation in both small and large organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Oscar Malpica

Oscar Malpica

CEO/Founder, Envisioning Labs
Oscar is an innovation management professional with 17 years of experience in severalindustries including IT, manufacturing, sustainability, government, NGOs and technologystartups. He has led projects that have converted physical, customer-facing experiences into thedigital world... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
BDO Canada 925 W Georgia St #600, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L2
 
Friday, September 20
 

12:00pm PDT

April May Bellia presents 'Heart Based Networking'
If you are introverted, not a fan of networking, or feel awkward mingling with others in an unstructured setting, this session is for you! April will explain the old ways of networking and why we often avoid attending these even though we know networking is crucial when growing a startup business.

Join us for light snacks and drinks during a facilitated networking session and leave with tools and ideas that will be useful for future opportunities when meeting new people and promoting your business. These times are calling for a new paradigm and a new way to connect with others, from a heart based perspective. Don’t be that person who always talks about themselves and their business because you think you have to…be an active listener and genuinely interested in what others have to say. This is an interactive workshop where you can be out of your comfort zone feeling safe and included - no judgment here! Leave your masks and rehearsed elevator pitches at the door and come as your natural self along with curiosity, wonderment and an open mind.

Speakers
avatar for April Bellia

April Bellia

Founder, Granola Girl
April Bellia is an entrepreneur with a baking background. Her professional career started over 20 years ago as a dessert chef and wedding cake designer, under the namesake April Cakes. Her next company, Granola Girl was founded in 2008 and later incorporated in 2011. The company now... Read More →



Friday September 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Hervana Coworking Collective 506 - 595 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2T5

12:30pm PDT

Holt Accelerator Presents "Fintech Speed-Panel"
VSW & Holt cordially invite you to enjoy three insightful speed-panels surrounding upcoming Fintech trends & challenges Canada is facing, including Data Protection, Wealth Management (including Digital Assets), & Lending. The panel will be followed by a networking session where you will have the opportunity to chat with Holt Advisors, as well as, eight up & coming Fintech startups who will surely make a difference in Canada and beyond!

Panelists include:
Panel Moderator - Michael King, Finance Professor at Gustavson School of Business
Holt Accelerator - Jan Christopher Arp, co-Founder & Managing Partner
ConfirmU - Yatir Zaluski
Hodlbot.io - Calvin Leyon, co-Founder & CEO, Lucas Simpson, Programmer, Anthony Ng
LexAlign - Trevor Lain, CEO
MarketsFlow - Tom Nash, CEO
Manzil - Mohamad Sawwaf, co-Founder & CEO
Maat.ai - Alexei Stanislawski, CEO & Brian Minutti, Chairman
Wealthblock.ai - Trilliam Jeong, CEO


Agenda:
12:30 PM - 12:45PM - Doors open & registration
12:45PM - 1:45 PM - Speed-panels
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Networking

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holt-x-vsw-2019-cohort-speed-panel-tickets-71351918509


Friday September 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Spaces Gastown 151 West Hastings Street, Lower Level

6:00pm PDT

C2CAN presents 'China Canada Innovation Summit Networking'
China Canada Cleantech Innovation Centre, in collaboration with China’s Ministry of Science & Technology, is developing the first Canada China Innovation & Investment Summit that will promote cross-border collaboration in science and technology. A key objective of the event is to demonstrate that Vancouver can act as the Canadian leader with respect to innovation collaborations and relations with China.

Topics of discussion:

- Collaboration between Canada and China and how this impacts business and innovation transfer
- The current technology ecosystem in both Canada and China (e.g., smart cities, advanced manufacturing, AI, medtech, biotech etc.)
- Complementary advantages of both countries and why they should work together for a better future
- Angel investment and venture capital ecosystem in both countries




Friday September 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
SFU Venture Labs 1200-555 West Hastings, V6B 4N6

6:00pm PDT

#VSW2019 Closing Party | ALL AGES WELCOME
All good things come to an end....

So come join us to celebrate another week full of collaborations and connections. A week where new ideas were born and partnerships made.

We will be throwing another party at SPACES Gastown, complete with food from Donnelly, Earnest Ice Cream, UpMeals and FED plus locally brewed beers from Bomber Brewing.

Our very own DJ Hyphenated will be on the deck to keep the good times flowing and we will have VYVE showcasing their vyve experience which helps drive human connection, engagement, and joy.

The party is open to everyone so please be sure to bring your ID.

Thank you to Innovate BC, Acetech, Foresight and IDEAS for supporting this event and helping us to wrap up another year in style!


Friday September 20, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Spaces Gastown 151 West Hastings Street, Lower Level

10:00pm PDT

#VSW2019 After Party | 19+ ONLY EVENT
Not ready for #VSW2019 to be over quite yet? We gotchu! We've planned an after party at Republic Nightclub!  VSW passholders get free cover before 11PM. Come join the VSW team and party the night away!

Friday September 20, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm PDT
Republic Nightclub 958 Granville Street, Vancouver