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 2021 Team Members

Katty Wang


Vivian Chan


Jani Tsui

Marketing Director

Logan Lorenz

Recruitment Fair Director

Mark Ponce

Art Director

Paulina Pietrykiewicz

Technology Director

Sagar Memon

Strategy Director

Daniel Shmidov

BD Account Manager

Jayden Faulds

BD Account Manager

Diana Chen

Email Marketing Manager

Kristy Kam

Video Content Creator

Sarina Arefzadeh

Social Media Advisor

Taryn Wou

Social Media Manager

Alexandra Ileto

Motion Graphics Designer

Jae-Hui Song

Video Editor/Graphic Designer

Philip Cheung

UX/UI designer

Austin Liu

Software Developer

Di Wu

Software Developer

Justin Di

Software Developer

Kat Priecelova

Software Developer

Rost Myshkin

Software Developer

Carmen Yang

Recruitment Fair Coordinator

Kristina Lee

Recruitment Fair Coordinator

Enoch Weng

Events Account Manager

Eric Chow

Events Account Manager

Kyle Pratt

Events Account Manager

Leann Yutuc

Events Specialist

Nick Chubb

Events Account Manager

Ti Wu

Events Account Manager

Yoki Li

Events Account Manager

Our Advisory Committee

Casey Lau

Head of Asia, RISE, Web Summit

Floyd Sijmons

Executive in Residence

Chris Hobbs

President, TTT Studios

Mina Haghighi

Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur BC

Paulina Cameron

CEO, The Forum

Raghwa Gopal

President + CEO, Innovate BC

Shivam Kishore

Manager, Technology and Partnerships, Vancouver Economic Commission