Posts tagged Vancouver
Evok Innovations

Evok is a fund that offers a unique approach to innovation, combining the pace and creativity of a Silicon Valley startup with the experience and insight of industry insiders. We drive innovation by deeply understanding industrial challenges, leveraging a global network of entrepreneurs to find solutions, and providing the investment, mentorship, and market access to accelerate deployment for game changing results.

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BC Tech

Tech is a tool for good in our lives, in our communities, and in our province. BC Tech is driven to make BC the best place to grow a tech company by helping firms grow and scale into anchors—the large companies that drive both BC’s tech sector and the economy.

We do this by providing the place and the programs, and advocating for the policies that help the tech community, collaborate, learn, and grow.

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Spring

Spring is able to design and deliver a full range of innovation programs. This includes incubation, acceleration, funding, and growth programs. Learn more about our programs here

Spring has worked in more than 30 communities around the world, impacting more than 70 ecosystem players. Spring has directly trained more than 7,000 people in these ecosystems.

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Innovate BC

Innovate BC is in business to serve and celebrate innovation in British Columbia, helping our industries grow, while ensuring the benefits of our thriving tech sector are felt by people in all regions of our province.

We help innovators in BC access funding, launch their ideas and connect with the experts they need to build great companies.

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Vancouver Economic Commission

As the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver, we work to strengthen Vancouver’s thriving economy by supporting local companies, attracting high-impact investment and promoting international trade. VEC collaborates with business, academia and government organizations to position Vancouver as a global destination for innovative, creative and sustainable business.

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The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF)

The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF) is an online and offline platform for entrepreneurs within the technology realm. Through monthly forums, we bring together like-minded people to cultivate connections and create conversations designed to stimulate ideas. We host eight events per calendar year, kicking off our season in September and running until May with a hiatus in December.

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DigiBC

We represent the creative tech sector which is made up of the video games and interactive, visual effects, animation, and digital creative and marketing industries.

Our members include world-class companies such as EA (Electronic Arts), Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Microsoft, Capcom, Relic Entertainment, DMCL, CBRE and many others.

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HATCH Accelerator

entrepreneurship@UBC's HATCH Accelerator Program provides you and your team the support, space and expertise to take your world-changing innovation to the next level.  

The accelerator is for ventures who have completed the Incubator Program and been invited to continue their venture-building journey with entrepreneurship@UBC by joining the HATCH Accelerator.

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Devhub

Devhub was created by Lighthouse Labs to help support the growth of developers by bringing them together through education, community initiatives, and co-working spaces. First launched in Toronto in 2016, Devhub has helped developers throughout their careers; with the guiding belief that exceptional programmers are lifelong learners. In 2018, Devhub opened a second location in Vancouver in the hopes of further providing support to the dev community on the west coast and all dev communities across Canada.

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Meet Vancouver

Canada’s fastest-growing economy and will be for the next 4 years

Vancouver is the epicentre of BC’s tech industry boom more and more companies choosing to headquarter downtown.

Canada’s fastest job-creating economy, a top-rated startup ecosystem, with technology jobs are leading the way.

3 out of the 5 Canadian unicorns were born here

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Why so many Silicon Valley companies are moving to Vancouver

When Amazon announced its expansion into Vancouver in April 2018, an almost imperceptible shift happened in the local tech ecosystem. With the exclusion of Microsoft’s move into the city in 2016 to establish a two-floor, 750-person office, the technology landscape has been dominated almost entirely by small, 50-employee-or-less startups. While breakout local successes like HootsuiteAvigilon, and Slack have made a name for themselves in Silicon Valley, few Bay Area companies and Seattle giants would have considered the locale to be a noteworthy tech hub.

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The Rise of Tech in Vancouver

If you were unaware of Vancouver’s prowess in technology you could be forgiven. After all, many who live here don’t realize the depth of the technology foundation that has been developed here over the last several decades.

Outside of Hootsuite, Plenty of Fish and a few other local high profile names, tech in many ways flies under the radar. That’s not because it’s not here, but rather many in the space go about their business in the typical unassuming Vancouver manner.

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