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4501 Kingsway #201
Burnaby, BC

Join us on October 30th 2015 for the first Spacekraft community and company showcase.There will be tradeshow style booths where companies in the community, and companies that work from Spacekraft can share their stories, and share what makes them great.

In addition there will be pitches, seminars, free coworking all day, and a happy hour and networking social at 4:30.

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9am-5 Pm: Free co-working

12:00-1:00 Lunch and learn. Vancity – Where to look for capital

Facilitated by certified financial trainers at Vancity Savings Credit Union

Making the most of your money in a new business requires many skills and some experience you’ve likely gained through your non-entrepreneur life — such as how to balance a cheque book, who to call to set-up a phone line, what kind of insurance you need and so on. But there are other areas that may be new to you, or, more accurately, different than the experiences you’ve had running your life as Me, Inc. The topics in this workshop and guide fall into the “probably not new, but different” category. We will cover Credit reports, financing and ways to manage your money.

1:00-1:30 Bookkeeping – Tools, tricks and tips by Michael Kerfoot of Sprout Accounting

The simplest ways to keep track of your Business for tax, and how to gauge performance. Come learn about some of the online tools that make running a small business easier.

1:30-2:00 3 Social Media Marketing Strategies To Grow Your Business

Clarence Chew | Sociable Insights

How to use Facebook ads to generate you more leads

The secret sauce to converting more business from Facebook

LinkedIn marketing myths exposed

2:00-2:30. The Real Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee –

No business owner or hiring manager wants to hire the wrong person for a job. The impact reaches far beyond just the financial aspect– it can be very draining emotionally, it can take time away from running your business, and it can damage morale amongst other staff. Learn about ways that you can mitigate the risk around hiring.

2:30-3:00. Patent Strategy for Startups

In order to really know whether a startup needs a patent to capture the value of their concept, entrepreneurs require a better understanding of how patents and patent information can be integrated as part of one’s overall business strategy.This session will explain the arcane and opaque world of patents in language that you can understand and use in your business planning.


3:00-3:30. Government funding for your product or process development:

Everything you need to know about R&D Tax Credits. Canada offers some of the most generous incentives for R&D. This can result in a 64% refund of your cash expeneses. In this workshop, Ryan Pernia the Founder and Principal of ENTAX Consulting will show you the criteria and steps needed to get valuable government funding for your development project. Ryan will also be available for open Q&A after the presentation.

3:30-4:00. CYA All Day

In the busyness of business, it is easy to forget to set up the practical and necessary legal foundation to prevent future distractions. Learn about laying the groundwork to CYA (cover your ass).

Antonio Simoes, Barrister & Solicitor Deer Lake Law Group


4:00-4:30. Generation mYsunderstood

By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Generation Y: What does this mean for the future of work? With the average company tenure for a Millennial being just over two years before heading elsewhere, how can organizations leverage and build institutional memory? How do we reduce the time, energy, and finances lost as the recruiting cycle becomes shorter and shorter? How are students being educated about their careers and how can we engage them once they join our companies? This seminar will outline how to better attract, engage, and retain a highly misunderstood generation. The future of work is happening now and businesses have to be sure that the communication of their culture is being done properly to attract the best employees for their organizations.

Eric Termuende | Gen Y Inc.


4:30-6:30 Happy hour and networking.

Schedule subject to change.

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