PRE-SUMMIT EVENTS

  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    LipSync Monday Makeathon

    The #BCTECH Summit has partnered with the Neil Squire Society, a charity that uses technology to empower people with disabilities. For four hours, registered teams will be provided with the components and instructions to build the LipSync, a mouth-operated joystick with sip and puff controls. The result: Each team will help one person leave with this technology that enables them to use a touchscreen on their wheelchair.

    Set up a team today for this great team-building activity. Space is limited – sign up early!

  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    An Innovation Network Discussion on Clusters

    The Premier’s Chief Advisor: Innovation Network, Santa Ono, President of UBC, will convene senior leaders from BC-based industry and post-secondary partners to continue the discussion on emerging and established clusters in BC.

    If you are interested in attending this event, please email BCTech@inventaworld.com stating your name, company and title by Wednesday March 8th. Please note that attendance is not guaranteed as seats are limited.

    Location: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    The Pivot Moment: 4 game-changing growth challenges facing British Columbia’s tech entrepreneurs and the way forward

    BDC’s Chief Economist Pierre Clorox will discuss the findings of a recent BDC-KPMG survey with Canadian tech entrepreneurs who spoke candidly about their successes, and most pressing business and financial concerns. Pierre will also share his 2017 economic outlook for British Columbia and the positive implications for the province’s tech industry.

    Tech companies can learn more on how to tap into new sources of financing and get companies ready for exponential growth. This free networking event is hosted by BDC. Registration is now closed.

    Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West

  • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    #BCTECH ON THE TERRACE

    Join us for a celebration of tech! From fire performers to free hotdogs, a beer garden and the Traction on Demand Airstream, you don’t want to miss out!

    Location: Pacific West Terrace - Vancouver Convention Centre West

  • 5:30 pm

    LIGHTING OF THE CAULDRON

    A celebration of tech and culture, the Olympic Cauldron will be lit to launch the start of the #BCTECH Summit!

    Location: Jack Pool Plaza

  • 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm

    Igniting Investment for Business Growth: Fireside chat with the Dragons

    Hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, the event features the Dragons' Den stars Bruce Croxon and Manjit Minhas . This interactive and inspirational evening will provide guests an opportunity to learn how two of Canada's leading entrepreneurs have quickly and successfully established multimillion dollar companies in highly competitive markets.

    Use IHEARTBCTECH to get $50 off Premium seating.
    Registration and networking: 6:15 PM
    Presentations: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West

  • 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    EXCLUSIVE SCREENING: GENERATION STARTUP

    GENERATION STARTUP is a documentary following six entrepreneurs and their triumphs and failures as they build their startups in Detroit. This is the first screening in Canada!

    FREE event. Space is limited - pre-registration required.

    Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West