Innovate BC organizes and supports regular events for the BC innovation community. They range from live Q&A sessions with industry leaders to exclusive masterclasses for program participants. See what’s up next below. 

Upcoming Events

July 13, 2022

A Conversation with BC Cleantech Companies: Lessons Learned in IP Strategy

Join Innovate BC and Innovation Asset Collective (IAC) for a panel discussion with two of IAC’s BC based members. During this virtual session, these BC-based companies will share insights on their IP strategy journey and experience with IAC to date.

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Past Events

May 12, 2022

Ignite Info Session

Join us during your lunch break for this 30 minute info session to hear from Innovate BC program administrators and application review committee members on what we look for in Ignite applications.

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April 26, 2022

IP Fundamentals with Innovation Asset Collective

Access to intellectual property resources is so important to help protect and develop innovative ideas. We are very pleased to partner with Innovation Asset Collective to bring you this opportunity.  

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January 14, 2022

BC First Nations Business Development Association:  Innovation and Technology Industry Dialogue Session

We are partnering with the BC First Nations Business Development Association on a series of sessions to help foster the development of the B.C. tech sector and innovation ecosystem with First Nations owned businesses. This first session will feature a panel of tech sector participants from both government and industry, alongside First Nation business leaders.

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November 24, 2021

DE&I Resource HUB Tour with Innovate BC

In partnership with HR Tech Group, we recently launched an inclusive resources page. The resources are designed to help employers create more inclusive workplaces. To complement the launch, HR Tech Group is hosting a DE&I Resource HUB tour to show attendees how to access and use the available resources.

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November 18, 2021

The Entrepreneurial Journey: A Conversation with 2021's Top Startups

Calling all entrepreneurs and founders. Want to know if you have what it takes to launch a successful business? Join us during your lunch break to hear from those who have been there, done that.

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October 4, 2021

21st Annual New Ventures BC Competition Awards

Join us online for the 21st annual New Ventures BC Competition Awards, presented by Innovate BC! 

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August 31, 2021

HubSpot Masterclass: Supercharging Your Brand Awareness Through Social Media & Ads

hosted by Kelsey Gernert

Head of Partnerships, HubSpot for Entrepreneurs

Join HubSpot and Innovate BC in this Masterclass  on how to use social media to increase brand awareness, generate more leads, and ultimately score more conversions. This workshop is best for startups looking to promote their brand recognition.

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June 21, 2021

Ignite Info Session: How to Get Your Grant Application Noticed

Join us during your lunch break for this free 30 minute info session to hear from Innovate BC program administrators on what we look for in our Ignite applications.

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June 1, 2021

How to Build a Successful Industry-Academic Partnership - Ignite Panel Discussion

Join us for this free 30 minute webinar to hear from past Ignite award winners Dr. Nelson Mora of Jetti Resources (industry partner) and Dr. Jeremy Wulff of the University of Victoria (academic partner).

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May 5, 2021

BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards

On May 5, we'll announce two $150,000 prizes at our BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards. You'll hear pitches from the Top 10 innovations and listen to industry influencers on why innovation in aquaculture is important. You'll also vote live on the fan favourite award, worth $25,000.

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April 20, 2021

HubSpot Masterclass: The Future of SEO & How to Win

hosted by Kelsey Gernert

Head of Partnerships, HubSpot for Entrepreneurs

Kelsey shares the fundamentals of SEO and how to leverage current best practices to get the most traffic on your website.

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Jan 20, 2021

How To Build Your Marketing Foundation - Building Your Brand in Uncertain Times

hosted by Kelsey Gernert

Head of Partnerships, HubSpot for Entrepreneurs

Gain an understanding of inbound marketing to build and scale your marketing funnel. Learn about HubSpot's inbound methodology which you can use to start building your digital marketing engine.

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Dec 18, 2020

Live Q&A with SPUD CEO

Featuring Innovate BC & Peter Van Stolk

CEO of SPUD & Food-X

Gain key insights and learnings about how to get your business online pivot and adapt in response to the pandemic. Peter will speak to his perspective as a grocer. His learnings and insights can apply to businesses going online to satisfy demand or staying online through the pandemic.

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For 4 years, we brought the BC tech ecosystem together to network, learn and do business at western Canada’s largest tech conference – the #BCTECHSummit. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our June 2020 conference, which would have been our 5th annual event. 

Were reimagining the #BCTECHSummit. We’d love to hear your suggestions.

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