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Friday, September 13
 

6:00pm

#VSW2019 + #VanHacks Hackathon Mingler & Kickoff | SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
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.

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 2019 is organized by TTT. 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 #VSW2019 pass will not get you access into the hackathon.


Friday September 13, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TTT Studios TTT Office and KPMG Ignition Centre, 1250 - 777 Dunsmuir Street, V6E 3Z3
 
Saturday, September 14
 

8:00am

#VSW2019 + #VanHacks Hackathon | SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
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.

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 2019 is organized by TTT. 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 #VSW2019 pass will not get you access into the hackathon.



Saturday September 14, 2019 8:00am - Sunday September 15, 2019 5:00pm
BCIT 555 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6, Canada
 
Sunday, September 15
 

3:45pm

#VSW2019 + #VanHacks Hackathon Presentations & Judging Ceremony
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 #VSW2019 pass holders. You do not need to buy a separate ticket to attend.


Sunday September 15, 2019 3:45pm - 6:00pm
BCIT 555 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6, Canada
 
Monday, September 16
 

6:00pm

Women in Tech presents 'Build a Robot'
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and build a fully functional robot over drinks and snacks. No robotics experience required!
We will provide the kits and instruction.

We'll end the evening with a friendly Battle Bot competition. Bring your adventurous spirit and find out what your potential career in robotics might look like!

Snacks and drinks will be served!



Monday September 16, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mobify 725 Granville Street, Suite #420, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7Y 1C6
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

11:00am

SFU Venture Labs Demo Day 2019
Join us at SFU VentureLabs® Demo Day to meet with the amazing companies who are part of SFU VentureLabs, RADIUS SFU, and Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection. Thirty companies will be sharing their innovations; we hope you get a chance to learn how these ventures are making a difference in healthcare, cleantech, AI and robotics, AR/VR, fintech, IoT, agritech, social innovation, and much more!

This event is part of SFU Vancouver’s 30th Anniversary SFU VentureLabs® is proud to partner with Vancouver Start-Up Week to showcase the many science and technology scale-up companies, early stage companies, and social innovators to the world.
Drop by during the day to meet some of these great innovators and learn about their businesses, their customers, and how they plan to change their industry. (Some may be hiring as well!)

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 11am - 2pm
Where: Harbour Centre (555 West Hastings) ground floor lobby
Check out the participating companies from SFU's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

1. SFU VentureLabs scales-up world-class science and technology companies

2. RADIUS SFU provides support for social ventures, capacity building, and social innovation lab expertise.

3. Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection supports early-stage entrepreneurs and startups at SFU


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
SFU Venture Labs 1200-555 West Hastings, V6B 4N6

4:00pm

Lighthouse Labs presents 'Ethical Tech YVR: Accessibility in Web Development'
Ethical Tech YVR is a meetup series started by lead instructor Nima Boscarino that delves into the subtle effects different technologies have in our society. For this event, Nima and industry professionals will be exploring ways developers can build their websites with accessibility in mind. The event will include a panel discussion, followed by a Q+A and brainstorming session.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Moes

Reuben Moes

Director of Front End Development, Domain7
Reuben has 10+ experience in web development.  He started out throwing websites up on geocities with pictures of skiers, and today is helping lead the development efforts of CMS projects for universities and cities all over the world. His main focus is on development of content management... Read More →
avatar for Karl Castillo

Karl Castillo

Fullstack Engineer, Microsoft
Karl is currently a Fullstack Engineer for Microsoft under The Coalition Studio banner with 5+ years of professional development experience. He  started web development when he was in grade 4/5, while still in the Philippines, enrolled in a school that emphasizes on technical courses... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lighthouse Labs Devhub, 600 - 401 Georgia, V6B 5A1
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

2:00pm

PBI Labs presents 'Report Design, Analytics & Visualization in Microsoft Power BI'
In today’s fast-paced business landscape, Visual Data Analytics allows executives and analysts to access and visualize the state of their business.

Visual Data Analytics methodologies combine human creativity & expertise, with the computing power of analytics processors, to gain insight into complex problems. These advanced visual interfaces allow us to directly interact with the data and make well-informed decisions.

It is important to understand how to leverage these technologies to identify trends, opportunities & risks, and drive decision making.

Through a sample case study, you will learn how to connect & analyze data, and follow a user-centric design & development process to produce thought-provoking, visually stunning reports.

Presenters:
Luca Gualtieri, MCSE, BI Consultant
Raymond D’Lima, CPA, CGA

Speakers
avatar for Raymond D'Lima, CPA, CGA, PMP

Raymond D'Lima, CPA, CGA, PMP

Co-founder & CEO, PBI Labs
Raymond has a wealth of experience working in audit, tax, accounting and finance. He has spoken at and worked with firms ranging from SME’s to publicly traded companies. His experience ranges from business process improvement & change management to data visualization & dashboard... Read More →
avatar for Luca Gualtieri, MCSE

Luca Gualtieri, MCSE

Co-founder & CTO, PBI Labs
Luca has over a decade of experience working as a consultant, business analyst, project manager and expert in data analytics & visualization. His passion for telling stories with data, and translating raw data into insightful metrics has helped firms & institutions around the glo... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spaces Gastown 151 West Hastings Street, Lower Level

6:00pm

BrainStation presents 'FinTech | Democratization through Digitization'
As technology continues to disrupt the financial services industry, FinTech companies are making financial literacy and planning easier and more accessible to all. With heightened competition, better alternatives, and increased transparency – all in the palm of your hands – the way we understand, manage and invest our money has fundamentally changed.


Join us as we discuss how FinTech has transformed our relationship with financial service providers and what industry leaders are working on next.


Event Breakdown
6:00PM - Doors open, refreshments & networking
6:30PM - Panel discussion begins, with moderated Q&A
7:45PM - Mingling
8:00PM - Event end


Speakers
avatar for Partho Ghosh

Partho Ghosh

Director of Product, Beanworks
Partho is a seasoned leader in Product Management, Product Marketing, and Agile Product Development with over a decade of experience in B2B SaaS, FinTech & eCommerce. He's worked with companies such as MEC, Staples, Glance Technologies, Beanworks & Unbounce grow and scale their products... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Menon

Stephen Menon

VP of Product, Finn AI
Stephen is a seasoned digital acquisition and product strategist in the financial services industry. With over 12 years of working experience in various lines of business within banking, Stephen formerly served as VP of Operations at MBNA (acquired by Bank of America) and SVP of Marketing... Read More →
avatar for David Dyck

David Dyck

Head of Client Services, WealthBar
David is the Head of Client Servics, Financial Adviser & Portfolio Manager at WealthBar; a fintech company helping Main Street Canadians access the same investing strategies that the ultra-rich use to build wealth. David works tirelessly to ensure all Canadians get the most out of... Read More →
avatar for Paola Ashton

Paola Ashton

VP of Business and Client Development, Glance Technologies
Paola is the VP of Business and Client Development at Glance Technologies, a FinTech company that solves the paint points restaurant operators and guests face in the payment process by providing a better experience through their mobile payment and loyalty app, Glance Pay. Paola works... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BrainStation BrainStation, 455 Granville St #400, V6C 1T1
 
Thursday, September 19
 

8:00am

Digital Hospitality presents 'Grow your StartUp - Digital Marketing lessons learned from spending over $25 million'
Learn the secrets used in creating countless consistent and profitable Google Ad campaigns. Join us for a presentation with Google Ads Account Strategist, Kevin Harwood as he shares his wealth of experience and knowledge in digital marketing. He has helped both small businesses in taking their first steps in selling products and services online to helping large corporations implementing huge million-dollar marketing campaigns.  

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Thursday September 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
EventChain 214 - 268 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X6 Canada

6:00pm

LatinPlaza presents 'Opportunities in Latin America for Tech Companies'
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation about Latin America and the Startup ecosystems in the region. Understand what Canadian organization are available to help you escalate and expand your business to the region.Interested in expanding your company to an international market? Join us as we explore the Latin America market; its opportunities, risks and untapped potential. Understand how Canadian companies can develop a sustainable growth in this new market.

"Canada's biggest opportunities for service exports come from emerging and developed economis such as China, Latin America and Europe." Todd Evans, Principal, Strategy and Innovation Group, EDC Economics.


Thursday September 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LatinPlaza 406 68 water street, V6B 1A4
 
Friday, September 20
 

2:15pm

IDEaS presents 'Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security '
Launched in April 2018, the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program’s objective is to foster open innovation and to provide creative thinkers with the structure and support to encourage solutions, which will assist in solving some of Canada’s toughest defence and security challenges. IDEaS supports the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. Program elements promote collaboration between innovators, provide developmental resources and provide opportunities to interact with DND’s science and military members.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Fournier

Eric Fournier

Director General, Strategic Decision Support
Mr. Fournier is presently the Director General (Science & Technology) for Strategic Decision Support.  He is a Scientific Advisor to the Department of National Defence and to the Canadian Armed Forces. His role is to provide analysis support on policy and strategy, and enterprise... Read More →



Friday September 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Spaces Gastown 151 West Hastings Street, Lower Level