A celebration of Vancouver startup tech ecosystem: Cascadia Startup Day - April 3

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GrowLab, Invoke Labs, Launch Academy, Spring Activator and Wavefront are joining together to bring you what’s bound to be the Vancouver startup event of the year: Cascadia Startup Day.

On April 3, Vancouver’s startup accelerators and incubators are sharing their resources, knowledge and opening up their networks for a full day of activities.

 The day will start with a workshop series featuring topics like:

  • Early Fundraising (Bonnie Foley-Wong, Pique Ventures)
  • Getting Media Attention (Amie Rotherham, Rsquared & John Gray, BetaKit)
  • Customer Acquisition & Sales Funnel (Matthew Moore, WebMD, Netscape)
  • Product Process (Michael Tippett, HootSuite)
  • Why a Community Manager Should be In Your First Five Hires (Crystal Henrickson, Invoke Labs)
  • Cap Tables & Valuation (Mark Longo, LaBarge Weinstein)
  • Design Driven Development (Haig Armen, ECUAD)
  • Founder Stories and more

The evening session will kick off with a showcase of the hottest startups from the Cascadia region followed by a pitch competition.

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After Party at Society with Tangoo

And to wrap up a day of learning and networking, Vancouver-based startup Tangoo, who is on a journey to Dragons’ Den next month, will host Cascadia Startup Day’s official after party at Society in Yaletown.

Come learn, be inspired and make those key connections that will accelerate your startup to the next level!

Buy tickets here. Use the special promo code cascadiafriends and get 25% off for Vancity Buzz readers.

Schedule

Morning Session

  • 8:15-8:45 a.m.: Registration
  • 8:45-Noon: Panel & Workshops
  • Noon-12:15 p.m.: Closing Address

Evening Session

  • 5-6 p.m.: Cascadia startup showcase (cast your vote for your favourite company!)
  • 6:15-7:30 p.m.: Top 5 companies pitch
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: Winners announced and evening reception
  • 9 p.m.: AFTER PARTY at Society Yaletown

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Paul Davidescu Founder of Tangoo, the pocket concierge app that delivers the most personal and seamless way to organize the perfect social outing at restaurants and social venues matched to your mood: (www.tangoo.ca/app). Former editor of Vancouver Entrepreneurs series, UBC Sauder alumni, public speaker, startup mentor.
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