Vancouver Startup Week

Vancouver Startup Week

September 02, 2015 11:05 ET

Vancouver Startup Week to Explore, Develop, and Celebrate Vancouver's Entrepreneurship and Technology Communities

September 21 - 27, 2015

Attendees From Across North America Expected at Annual Celebration Exploring Startup Company Growth and Success

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2015) - Vancouver Startup Week 2015 (VSW) organizers today published the complete list of workshops, keynotes, and events for this year's celebration of innovation and technology, taking place at various locations in Vancouver from September 21 to 27, 2015.

Entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, government representatives, job seekers, journalists, and other industry participants are expected to attend a diverse series of events, all accessible with one central pass. Vancouver Startup Week will explore what emerging companies and their stakeholders can do to move to the next level of growth, while offering participants the chance to build and strengthen important connections.

"We were thrilled last year when the first Startup Week in Canada featured more than 80 different events hosted by community partners, attracting more than 3,000 people. Our team is excited to build on that success, this time with a few key twists," said Andrew Dilts, Chair of Vancouver Startup Week 2015. "The technology sector is the fastest growing contributor to British Columbia's regional economy, and we believe that Vancouver Startup Week is a key platform for helping Vancouver startup companies achieve the next level of success."

Vancouver Startup Week 2015 will feature many days of workshops, panel discussions, and keynotes. Highlights include:

Monday, September 21,
New Ventures BC Competition Awards & VSW Kick-Off Social
5:00pm - 10:30pm, The Imperial, 319 Main St.

Tuesday, September 22
Unicorn or Bust: Trends in Angel Investing (Vancouver Enterprise Forum)
5:00pm - 9:00pm, The Imperial, 319 Main St.

Thursday, September 24
2015 Canadian Tech Summit + BetaKit Party
6:00 - 10:00pm, The Imperial, 319 Main St.

Friday, September 25
Startup Open House (Part I)
3:00 pm - 6:00pm, Various Locations in Coal Harbour

0 to 100: Accelerate Your Tech Business
5:00pm - 11:30pm, Villa Amato Ballroom, 88 East 1st Ave.

#VSW2015 Hackathon "Build a Startup - In a Day"
5:00pm Friday - 4:00pm Saturday, 128 Hastings St. W.

Saturday, September 25
Startup Open House (Part II)
3:00pm - Late, Various Locations in Gastown and Yaletown

Attendees participate in all official Vancouver Startup Week events under one access pass, which are available at two price points: $500 for professionals, and $250 for entrepreneurs and all others. Full details on Vancouver Startup Week passes can be found at http://www.vanstartupweek.ca/get-involved/passes

NOTE TO ACCREDITED JOURNALISTS:
Please contact us for press registration and information about media access to events.

About Vancouver Startup Week www.vanstartupweek.ca
Startup Weeks are organized worldwide by members of the Up Global community, which was acquired in 2015 by leading US technology incubator, TechStars. Vancouver Startup Week 2014 was the first Startup Week in Canada, which brought together more than 3,000 participants to explore and celebrate the tech community across more than 80 different events.

Twitter: @vanstartupweek
Facebook: vancouverstartupweek
#VSW2015

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Lynda Kaye
    Kaye Public Relations for VSW
    250.266.5293
    lynda@kayepr.com