Vancouver Startup Week 2020

September 25 – October 2, 2020

About VSW

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Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is a week-long celebration that builds momentum and fosters connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends within the Greater Vancouver startup community.

#VSW2019 was a total success - stay tuned for information on #VSW2020!

7,600+

inspired attendees

650+

local partners

480+

official vsw events

5

amazing years

Shoutouts From Our Community

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  • Michelle Caira

    Founder & CEO of Fit Mama

    I can honestly say that the Vancouver Start Up Week was not only a highlight in my entrepreneurial journey, but also a week that helped me to drive my business forward. The schedule for the week is intense, but worth it. From the very first session I met key connections, future collaborators, suppliers, and peers. In my honest opinion I would highly recommend this event to anyone who is serious about setting up a business and keen to learn and contribute. The sense of community and "you are welcome here" was felt throughout the week. Do not miss this event!

  • Matt and Anson

    Founders of A&K Robotics

    Meet A&K Robotics. They build autonomous vehicles for indoors. By a stroke of fate, A&K's founders met at VSW in 2014. Matt, coming from corporate finance with a passion for tech, and Anson, an engineer and entrepreneur-at-heart quickly learned that they both shared a vision and belief that robotics/AI can improve our world and quality of life. Soon after Matt won the Global Competition, they took a leap of faith to go in on this venture, and have never looked back.

  • Chris Hobbs

    President of TTT Studios

    VSW was a week that not only highlighted what Vancouver’s tech community has to offer, but developed a sense of camaraderie, innovation and vibrancy within our hub. Events like this are exactly what Vancouver’s most inventive minds need to get their creative and technical juices flowing.

  • Graham Phillips

    Azure Cloud Specialist, Microsoft

    Microsoft was thrilled to be the platinum sponsor of VSW 2018, as it provided a unique opportunity to engage with the Vancouver tech community. Microsoft was able to host a series of impactful and inclusive events catering to a wide variety of startups, IT professionals, developers, and students throughout the week. It was a great platform to showcase some of our new technology and provide the community with hands-on experience and industry insights from leading tech professionals. If you didn’t go last year, next year is a must!

Our Biggest 2019 Fans

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Innovative BC

platinum sponsors

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