#VSW2016 Community Crawl



How It Works


1. Bring Your Friends: unless noted below, all stops on the VSW2016 Community Crawl are free and open to the public, whether or not you have a VSW Access Pass. Now’s your chance to bring your friends & explore Vancouver’s tech community firsthand.

2. Get to the Starting Location: (open to VSW Pass Holders only) start at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) (200 Burrard St, 12th Floor) between 3:30 and 5:00pm for the Official BLG Kickoff of the Community Crawl.

3. Get Your Map: pick up a map at any Community Crawl location, then hop around from office to office. Make sure you get stamped at each stop — if you hit at least three stops, enter your passport to win one of Vancouver Startup Week’s Survival Kits (see the prize section below)!

4. Check Out Our Event Partners: special events with Pangaea Ventures and Wavefront along the way. Details are listed further down.

5. Catch a FREE Ride: the good people at Porter are offering free rides between some of our less central locations (STAT Search Analytics, Tinkerine, Spark, Wantoo, Istuary Innovation Group). See details below. To summon Porter: m.me/summonporter

6. Hit the Finish Line: Community Event After Party @ BC Tech Innovation Hub, Suite 101 – 887 Great Northern Way starting at 7:00pm.


Win one of Vancouver Startup Week’s Survival Kits with your stamped passport!

The Noise Complaint

Bluetooth Speaker
Pair of Upper Level Canucks Tickets
Hawksworth Gift Card
Thierry’s Macarons
Ethical Bean Coffee
Swell Water Bottle
Pair of Movie Tickets
Camp Tech Gift Card

The Headphone-Hair Don’t Care

Bluetooth Headphones
Pair of Upper Level Canucks Tickets
Hawksworth Gift Card
Thierry’s Macarons
Ethical Bean Coffee
Swell Water Bottle
Pair of Movie Tickets

The Curiosity Entertained the Cat

North Face Backpack
Pair of Upper Level Canucks Tickets
Hawksworth Gift Card
Thierry’s Macarons
Ethical Bean Coffee
Swell Water Bottle
Pair of Movie Tickets
Camp Tech Gift Card

2016 participating companies

Bench – 400 – 455 Granville St

Why Visit? Bench is a laid back group of people working hard on a tough problem. Bookkeeping is a universal point of pain for entrepreneurs, and they’re changing that. Hear more about what jobs are open at Bench.

FrontFundr, WealthBar, and Yaletown Ventures – 1122 Mainland St

Why Visit? This is your Funding & Finance stop on the #VSWCrawl for 2016! FrontFundr, WealthBar, & Yaletown Partners, are co-hosting, (weather permitting) on their delightful patio. Learn more about the funding ecosystem and how they are supporting companies in securing financing to grow their business. (Sunshine = 2nd floor patio, Rain = 4th floor)

Grow – 1600 – 570 Granville St

Why Visit? You’ll get to have a fireside chat with the Grow Team, including Jason Kim – Product & Marketing Manager, Federico Ziza – Partnerships Manager, Ana Weiss – Credit Manager and Lauren MacKay – Employee Engagement Manager. Hear more about Vancouver FinTech’s bike gang over hot chocolate!

Istuary Innovation Group – 8th Floor, 1125 Howe St

Why Visit? Istuary Innovation Group cultivates innovation into businesses for launch in fast-growing markets globally. Come meet the team and hear more about the jobs they have open in networking and data storage!

Later – 500 – 353 Water St

Why Visit? A live AMA with Later’s founders (6pm), a hashtag event to win Later swag and insight into all of Later’s open roles. Don’t miss out!

Mojio – 1080 Howe St

Why visit? Meet the faces behind “the connected car” at Mojio’s office and BBQ. With burgers, craft beer and MarioKart 64, what could be better?

Red Bull Lounge – 1128 Homer St

Why Visit? Red Bull will be hosting a re-charge/hang out station at the Red Bull lounge – attendees will be provided with Red Bull & Red Bull mocktails, can enjoy a DJ playing some upbeat tunes, and play a game of ping pong to break up the Community Crawl stops.

Spark – Suite 407 – 1168 Hamilton St

Why Visit? Live Demos of the Spark platform, giant Jenga, people to talk to about working at Spark and more! Don’t miss out meeting Vancouver’s proud real estate nerds in the first party in Spark’s new office space. Also, croissants and Peanut (arriving at 6pm), Spark’s #1 mascot!

STAT Search Analytics – 704 Alexander St

Why visit? STAT Search Analytics is offering an open house / tour of our space and meet’n greet with our CEO and team. STAT is a 100% revenue-funded 30-person SaaS company with a solo founder who has never taken on outside investment capital which makes us pretty unique for the local tech community. They will also be giving out some fun swag (Tshirts, stickers, etc.)

TINKERINE –  341 West 6th Ave

Why visit? Join Tinkerine for a session of 3D printing demos and take away a 3D printed model of yourself!

Two Tall Totems – Suite 305 – 1166 Alberni St

Why visit? “Bring your business cards and have a drink on us!” Meet the designers and developers at Two Tall Totems, network, and chat about bleeding edge tech. (Editor’s Note: we love these guys. Always a great social!)

wantoo – 1255 West Pender St

Why visit? Come see the Wantoo offices and meet with the team! Wantoo just launched a public beta of their platform, and are currently hiring software developers, brand designers, and product designers.

7Geese – 55 Water St

Why Visit? Come and visit the company headquarter in Gastown! 7Geese is a continuous performance management platform which helps companies move away from clunky traditional performance appraisals. You can chat with team members, learn more about the company culture, and why 7Geese is kick ass in general! Snacks and drinks are available!



Event Partners On The Crawl


(Open to VSW Pass Holders or pre-registration only)

3:30-6:30pm – Official BLG Kickoff of the Community Crawl at BLG’s offices, 200 Burrard St, 12th Floor. Come for an interactive legal workshop, attend the launch of their Driven By Women program, and check out the startup company showcase (and did we mention great food and drinks?).

BC Tech Association

(Open to everyone!)

7:00-8:00pm Community Crawl at the BC Tech Association Featured keynote address by one of the YVR’s most successful FinTech entrepreneurs: Lisa Shields of Hyperwallet and FI.SPAN, followed by demos from local FinTech companies including ProgressaHyperwalletBeanworks, and FrontFundr.

Pangaea Ventures & Osler

(Open to VSW Pass Holders or pre-registration only)

6:00-8:00pm – Tech Talks: Building Tomorow: An evening of BIG ideas at the Portside Pub. Hear from some of Vancouver’s most disruptive innovators on topics such as the future of food, personalized medicine, 3D printing, and MORE! Don’t miss this engaging evening of five-minute TED-style idea pitches, great people, and good food & drinks!


(Open to VSW Pass Holders or pre-registration only)

4:00-6:30pmWavefront Presents – Innovation, Change, Transformation: Adapting to a New Reality: Join Vancouver’s startup community innovators, industry experts, and angel investors for an afternoon of sharing industry expertise and insightful discussions on how to build and scale innovation.

6:30pm-late Wavefront at the #VSWCrawl: Stick around for cocktails and some appetizers as we roll into a fun evening full of great networking opportunities.


Thanks to Porter, you can get picked up and driven between several of our less-central Community Crawl companies!

Just contact m.me/summonporter:

ROUTE 1: BETWEEN Spark (Suite 407 – 1168 Hamilton St) and Wantoo (1255 West Pender St)

ROUTE 2: BETWEEN Tinkerine (341 West 6th Ave) and 7Geese (55 Water St)

ROUTE 3: BETWEEN Later (500 – 353 Water St) and Spark (1168 Hamilton)

ROUTE 4: BETWEEN Istuary Innovation Group (8th Floor, 1125 Howe St) and STAT Search Analytics (704 Alexander St)

ROUTE 5: BETWEEN STAT Search Analytics (704 Alexander St) to Tinkerine (341 West 6th Ave)