#VSW2017 PARTICIPANT GUIDE

Welcome to the Participant Guide for Vancouver Startup Week 2017!

This Guide was created to help you get the most out of your Vancouver Startup Week experience. Bookmark this page, you’ll come back to it often!

1. Register for Your Sessions
2. Pick Up Your VSW2017 Access Pass
3. Featured Events
4. Power of the Schedule
5. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
6. Startup Open House: Bring Your Friends
7. Questions?

1. REGISTER FOR YOUR SESSIONS

Our action-packed Schedule is online! Please bookmark your sessions in advance, so that our amazing Event Partners know how many people to expect. And remember, all passholders can register events prior to VSW2017, but all events are first-come, first-served 5 minutes prior to the event if there is a waitlist. You need to purchase your VSW2017 Access Pass before registering for your sessions. Go ahead and register now! Eventbrite email will send you a link after purchase to access the schedule. Once you’re logged into Sched, there’s a handy how-to guide called “Agenda Builder”. It will walk you through how to pick your sessions.  

2. PICK UP YOUR VSW2017 ACCESS PASS

Be sure to get your VSW2017 Access Pass. It’s the only way to get in to the events! Come and find us to pickup your pass after you register. In the meantime, get into events with your Eventbrite QR code.

You can pickup your VSW Pass from our HQ at The Profile (535 Thurlow Street, Vancouver).

Pickup schedule: September 20-24 – 12PM to 6PM;

                       September 25 – 9AM to 5PM;

                           September 26-29 – 9AM to 8PM

3. FEATURED EVENTS

Many of our events are “Featured Events”: highly recommended, high capacity, and high impact events that involve our key Event Partners and Sponsors.

All Featured Events are accessible using the VSW2017 Access Pass. If you’re only going to hit up a few sessions during Vancouver Startup Week 2017, come to these!

4. THE POWER OF THE SCHEDULE

Hover over the “Schedule” drop-down on our Schedule page to see the many options for viewing all Vancouver Startup Week events:

Simple: default setting, with event titles only
Expanded: all the details for each of our 60+ official events!
Grid: in day-by-day calendar format
By Venue: just like it says
Map: choose your sessions based on proximity

5. ARRIVE EARLY

New in 2017, all Vancouver Startup Week passholders can register to their favourite events before VSW2017. We are going to fit as many people in as possible at each event, so all events will be open to first-come, first-serve basis 5 minutes prior to all events. Keep that personalized schedule handy and arrive early to grab seats! Please do register for sessions so our partners know how many people to expect.

6. STARTUP OPEN HOUSE: BRING YOUR FRIENDS

Register for free to Startup Open House – all stops open to the public — even if they are not VSW pass holders! Invite your friends to register and come explore Vancouver’s tech ecosystem on this action-packed evening. 

7. QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please reach our Delegate Relations team at connect@vanstartupweek.ca.      

QUESTIONS?

We would be happy to help! Please reach us at connect@vanstartupweek.ca.