Join us at Vancouver Startup Week 2024

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May 30, 2024

As proud Diamond Sponsors of Vancouver Startup Week (VSW), we invite you to join us for seven jam-packed days of innovation, networking and insights that will set your startup for success. Taking place May 31 – June 7, VSW brings together entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders and friends, to celebrate and build momentum and opportunity around our region’ s unique entrepreneurial identity.

Having inspired 13,000 attendees and hosted 700 events, as VSW enters its 10th year it continues to gain velocity and serves as one of B.C.'s most vital learning and development touchpoints for local startups. So, if you’re passionate about creating change, disrupting industries, and making meaningful impact, then there are plenty of reasons to get in on the action.

VSW offers an array of panel discussions, fireside chats and hands on workshops where you’ll learn from businesses that launched locally and have grown their companies to be successful at a global level. Tap into programs, resources and services offered by community support organizations and build fruitful connections with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

Innovate BC will be present at VSW throughout the event, including staffing a booth at the Ecosystems Showcase where we’ll be sharing information on Innovate BC’s programs, resources and ongoing work. We are also hosting an IP panel and will be attending the closing reception to wrap up the week. Find information on these sessions below and make sure to come along and say hello! 

Ecosystem Showcase

May 31 @ 2:00 - 5:00 PM | BCIT Downtown Campus

When you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, you need all the support and resources that you can get! Join us for the Ecosystem Showcase as part of Vancouver Startup Week and meet all the organizations in town that are here to support you. Learn about the programs and resources that are available to local entrepreneurs.

Panel Session: The Business Case for IP

June 7 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM | And-Co Offices Main Space


  • Sarah Applebaum, Partner, Pangea Ventures
  • Ling Wong, IP Lawyer, Fasken
  • Jessica Yip, Co-Founder & COO, A&K Robotics

Expand, grow and set your start up for success by leveraging your intellectual property (IP) strategically. In collaboration with New Ventures BC, we’re hosting a panel of IP and ecosystems experts, offering insights on why IP matters and the value of developing and implementing IP strategies to build competitive advantage.

Closing Reception

June 7 @ 5:30 - 8:00 PM | Uber Lounge at Water St Steamworks Brewpub

Join us for the grand finale of VSW at the closing reception, proudly presented by Innovate BC. Come and celebrate the culmination of this fantastic week with refreshments, conversations and reflections.

Check out the full VSW schedule here, and purchase your tickets using our code VSWxInnovateBC20 for a 20% discount!

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