Re-connect and make new connections within our growing community of angels, VCs, early stage investors and investor enthusiasts as we come together to discuss the outlook for Angel and VC investing in the new year. What does 2015 have in store for Angel investors and Venture Capitalists? What sectors are forecasted to be “hot”? What types of investment trends including exits, deals, valuations, round sizes, etc. did we see in 2014 and what can we expect from 2015?
The evening will feature a thought-provoking discussion (starting at 5:15 pm) followed by an enjoyable reception with local cider, wine and appetizers.
Speakers Dr. Basil Peters: Author, M&A advisor, exit coach and angel investor.
CEO – Strategic Exits Corp
Fund manager for Fundamental Technologies II
Mike Volker: President and Founder – VCC fund WUTIF Capital Inc. (the Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund)
GreenAngel Energy Corp fund (TSX.V:GAE)
Vancouver Technology Angel Network (VANTEC)
February 4 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where Tech Park
1124 Vancouver Street
One of the BCTIA’s most popular events, TechBrew brings together the coolest new technologies, cutting-edge innovators, and influential decision-makers, all under one roof.
Meet like-minded people, learn more about the industry, and network with the best!
Contact us to get a promo-code and save 50% off general admission tickets.
January 29 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where The Hub
101 – 887 Great Northern Way
In recent years, British Columbia has experienced tremendous economic growth that has been powered by technology entrepreneurs and innovators choosing our province to start and grow their ventures.
B.C.’s technology sector is already vibrant, employing more than 84,000 people in over 9,000 companies and offering solutions in sectors from digital media, internet, wireless to life sciences and clean technology for forestry, mining, and energy – to name only a few. But what drives innovation in technology and how can we strengthen our contribution to the global innovation economy?
The B.C. Tech Forum presented by The Vancouver Board of Trade and the BC Innovation Council will take a detailed look at the sector:
How are we doing?
Global opportunities to be realized.
Companies and founders putting the B.C. sector on the map, offering real business solutions for Vancouver Board of Trade Member companies.
How we must prioritize innovation to thrive and lead.
Don’t miss out on this unique one-day event focused on innovation and technology in B.C!
Chris Hadfield: Astronaut, First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)
Keynote: Chris Hadfield
Additional speakers to be announced!
Friday, March 20, 2015
Registration and Networking Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Session 1: 7:45 – 9:10 a.m.
Session 2: 9:10 – 10:00 a.m.
Networking and Coffee Break: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 and Closing Remarks: 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Fasken Martineau’s Life Sciences Group invites you to attend a complimentary seminar which will provide an overview of the latest developments and tendencies on drugs and medical devices regulations in US and Canada.
Coverage of the hotly debated issues around how the regulatory framework should apply to digital health technologies
Coverage of the new role of pharmaceutical companies in the digital health space
An opportunity to hear key issues from Mathieu Gagné, author of Drug and Health Products Law in Canada, a reputable reference work in health law
An opportunity to hear from San Diego based Kim Tyrrell-Knott who has extensive experience assisting new entrants to the FDA regulated environment, from mobile app developers to biotech innovators
Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:
US regulatory landscape for Health IT and clinical decision support systems
Recent FDA guidance for medical device manufacturers including medical device data systems, accessories and wellness products
US policy developments impacting pharmaceutical manufacturers, including 21st Century Cures, market exclusivity changes and other protection against generic issues, as well as the accelerate approval pathway
Overview of the new powers granted to Health Canada under The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law), which amends the Food and Drugs Act (power to require information; assessments; tests and studies; recalls; etc…). The Act applies to therapeutic products including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vaccines, gene therapies, cells, tissues and organs, and medical devices
Information on the increased offences and punishments under the Food and Drug Act and related considerations for manufacturers
Health Canada resources and some implications of submissions review
7:30 am – 8:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am | Presentations
10:00 am – 10:30 am | Q&A
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation
Lawyers may apply this 2.5 hour seminar credit towards their CPD requirements in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours or New Member CPD Hours in Ontario.
February 11, 2015
2900 – 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Register for this seminar by Friday, February 6, 2015
We are pleased to announce that 2014 NVBC competitor Curiate has been awarded $375,000 in funding from the Canada Media Fund.
The Canada Media Fund, a public-private partnership between the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canadian Cable Industry, was founded in 2009 to “foster, develop, finance and promote the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms.”
Curiate, who won the Wavefront Wireless prize at last year’s NVBC competition was one of only two companies in British Columbia to be awarded funding from the CMF.
Curiate, a content management platform that lets viewers “shop-the-show,” are providing TV networks with a new advertising property and increased viewer engagement. The platform identifies people, places and things that appear on television programs so that viewers can share and purchase them. Everything becomes a non-logoed product placement or an in-context advertising opportunity that networks can sell to brands or advertisers.
The next 5-10 years will bring the largest disruption since the Industrial Revolution. The innovation that is occurring through the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way the world connects and businesses operate. It is essential that business leaders look at how new ecosystems of connected devices have the potential to increase their efficiency, reduce costs and enable people to make smarter decisions.
The 2015 Wavefront Summits in Ottawa on May 5 & 6 will bring together experts and senior decision makers to explore the most important topics impacting business technology today.
Two Parallel Tracks; One World of Opportunity
Hear about the latest developments in rapidly changing fields from industry influencers.
IoT Summit: Discover how the integration of device and sensor data with Big Data, analytics and other enterprise applications is transforming the global business landscape.
Mobile Enterprise Summit: Learn how enterprises are using mobility solutions and how they gather and use data to develop enterprise grade solutions.
Plus, Wavefront’s highly popular B2B Meetings [link to: ] offer the opportunity to pitch your business to global industry leaders in person. Wavefront arranges highly targeted one-on-one meetings with people who can help you accelerate your ideas and market opportunities.
When: May 5–6, 2015
Where: The Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jason Krause, SVP, Corporate Development and Marketing at Sierra Wireless Keith Spencer, Partner at Fasken Martineau and VEF Board member
Matt McKinney, Chief Strategy Officer at AURO Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO at TIO Networks Steve Munford, Chairman at Sophos
The panel will discuss:
– what they do to find companies?
– what is the criteria for buying?
– being bought versus selling
– when to sell
– how personality of buyer/seller can make or break a deal
– when to engage advisors in the process
– best practice tips
– how to obtain more value
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for registration and pre-event networking (Bar available). Main presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. and will end at approximately 7:30 p.m., followed by networking opportunities, providing attendees with time to connect with their colleagues and the presenters.
New Ventures BC members are being offered a special discounted price of $40. This offer is only valid until today, so act fast!