The Power of Connections

Over seven jam-packed days, Vancouver Startup Week connects entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders, and friends to build momentum and opportunity around our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is run by a team of passionate, dedicated volunteers, each of whom come from the startup ecosystem in Vancouver and beyond. The initiative is organized by the non-profit Vancouver Startup Society.

We are proud to enjoy a relationship with Techstars, one of the premiere startup accelerator programs in the United States and whose great team coordinates Startup Weeks in every part of the globe.

Our Purpose

Our mission is to foster connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends, as we support and celebrate the Greater Vancouver startup community. Our vision is to empower and make Vancouver the most attractive city for future leaders of emerging businesses.

Our Values


work with dedication and passion toward a shared vision


respect and value the voices of our diverse partners


produce quality work with accountability and integrity


support and empower each other

Interested in Joining The Team?

This is your opportunity to showcase your talent and be seen by entrepreneurs, startups, emerging companies in Vancouver. It’s your chance to bring value to the startup community, but also get value by making new connections while working with a team who’s passionate and fun.

VSW 2020 Team Members

Katty Wang


Vivian Chan


Tom Satterthwaite


Jani Tsui

Marketing Director

Paulina Pietrykiewicz

Technology Director

Mark Ponce

Creative Director

Enoch Weng

Account Manager

Thomas Lemaire

Account Manager

Floyd Sijmons

Executive Adviser

Sagar Memon

Account Manager

Maz Ahmadi

Technical Adviser

Leann Yutuc

Events Specialist

Ti Wu

Recruitment Fair Manager

Philip Cheung


Itzel Rodriguez Joya


Sarina Arefzadeh

Email Marketing Strategist

Kat Priecelova

Software Developer

Justin Di

Software Developer

Di Wu

Software Developer

Logan Lorenz

Account Manager

Yoki Li

Recruitment Fair Coordinator

Jayden Faulds

Account Manager

Diana Chen

Email Marketing Manager

Kristy Kam

Video Content Creator

Joshua Jackson

SEO Consultant

Rost Myshkin

Software Developer