Our Team

Vancouver Startup Week is run by a team of passionate, dedicated volunteers, each of whom come from the startup ecosystem in Vancouver (and beyond): entrepreneurs, developers, designers, community organizers, fundraisers, investors, accelerators and incubators, and service providers.

The Vancouver-run initiative is organized by the non-profit Vancouver Startup Society. We are also proud to enjoy a relationship with Techstars, one of the premiere accelerator programs in the United States and whose great team coordinates Startup Weeks worldwide.


Andrew Dilts

Andrew Dilts 2016 Chair MLT Lawyers

Phyllis Lai

Phyllis Lai Sponsorship Specialist sponsor@vanstartupweek.ca VGH & UBC Hospital

Humphry Ng

Humphrey Ng Marketing Coordinator Juuga Marketing

Xi Zhang

Xi Zhang Event Partners Coordinator  

Corina Santema

Corina Santema Social Media CoordinatorHootsuite

Taylor Nguyen

Taylor Nguyen Event Partners Specialist  

Julie Hoang

Julie Hoang Recruitment Fair Marketing Specialist  

Isabelle Kao

Isabelle Kao Marketing & Exhibitors Coordinator, Recruitment Fair

Erica Commons

Erica Commons Team Director UBC Sauder School of Business


Danielle Lovell Strategic Relations Coordinator Blankslate Partners

Lu Ou

Lu Ou Volunteer Specialist 

Taylor Duncan-Barr

Taylor Duncan-Barr Strategic Relationships Coordinator  

Kosta Prodanovic

Kosta Prodanovic Content Specialist  

Kelly Marciniw

Kelly Marciniw Strategic Relations Specialist BrightGo Solutions

Francois Deschenes

Francois Deschenes Website Specialist meowbox

Monica McMahen

Monica McMahen Marketing Director Optigo Networks


Izzie Egan Recruitment Fair Coordinator Blankslate Partners

John Rugamas

John Rugamas Recruitment Fair Coordinator Procurify

Aaron Bailey

Aaron Bailey Strategic Relationships Coordinator  

Barbara Barnova

Barbara Barnova Event Partners Specialist  

Annu Britten

Annu Britten Event Partners Coordinator Launch Academy

Loucia Ho

Loucia Ho Marketing Coordinator UBC, Digital Development

Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen Delegate Coordinator  

Jennifer Liu

Jennifer Liu Marketing Partners Coordinator & Volunteer Coordinator

Huan Ho

Huan Ho Hackathon Coordinator Rallyteam

Amy Moore

Amy Moore Recruitment Fair Coordinator Royal Printers

Nick Schwinghamer

Nick Schwinghamer Web Coordinator Thinkific

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee Event Partners Coordinator  

Al Shaibani

Al Shaibani Copywriter  

Alice Liang

Alice Liang Hackathon Marketing Specialist  

Katty Wang

Katty Wang Logistics and Technology Director  


Applications to join the 2017 VSW planning committee are now open! Find out more and apply to join the team.