During Vancouver Startup Week, organizations in Vancouver’s technology and innovation communities host events in their offices, in community-centred spaces, and at hospitality venues around Greater Vancouver. One community partner may host an intimate talk at their offices featuring a nuanced discussion on a specific technological breakthrough. Another may host an evening event attracting 400+ people to a local venue, featuring company demonstrations, a panel discussion, and a social networking reception. We welcome all expressions of interest for those who wish to participate in Vancouver Startup Week.
Vancouver Startup Week events are not organized by one central body, but instead by dozens of amazing community partners which in turn are supported by the non-profit Vancouver Startup Society. We strive to have as many events as possible accessible under one centralized, low-cost Access Pass, helping participants enjoy the benefits of Vancouver Startup Week with minimized logistical hassle. Please see our Registration page for details.
Vancouver Startup Week features an action-packed Schedule designed to engage thousands of people and celebrate our community’s strengths. We also work closely with community partners to help build capacity for companies in Greater Vancouver, whether by connecting them with Silicon Valley investors at invitation-only receptions, or by convening discussions with government, media, and key stakeholders to foster better relationships in the community. If you would like to be part of the discussion in 2016, please do connect with us.
When Vancouver Startup Week first appeared in 2014, it was the first Startup Week in Canada. We were happily overwhelmed by the positive response from the community, and our success has since inspired communities across the country to host similar events. Startup Weeks worldwide are proudly supported by leading U.S.-based accelerator program Techstars.