Past Events


RADIUS & RECODE present Daniela Papi-Thornton in Vancouver

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Former Deputy Director of the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Daniela is an outspoken voice in the fields of social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education. If you’ve caught her most recent TedX Talk, you’re probably as excited as we are that, as part of a cross-Canada tour, Daniela is offering two sessions on Systems Change Leadership for the Vancouver community

Join us for two workshops: For students, changemakers and innovators (and) For social impact educators.


The A–Z of AWS (Amazon Web Services)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
SFU VentureLabs, #1200 - 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Heard of AWS? It stands for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which makes it extremely easy to set up IT infrastructure for your software development environment. If you've never seen AWS in action, we'll go through an overview of the platform; if you're familiar with AWS, new and advanced tools will be introduced to keep your mind off the nitty-gritty "IT stuff" and onto your big ideas.

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HR Management for the Successful Startup

4:30pm - 6:00pm
SFU VentureLabs, #1200 - 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

It has been said that "managing technology is easier than managing people" - and it's often true. Recruitment, talent management, and performance management are core HR processes but what do these terms actually mean? How important are they and how does a startup incorporate them? If you want to the answers to these questions, you'll want to be at the next Scale Up session.

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STRIKE! How to Throw a Fast Pitch Everyone can Follow

10:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Boulevard, 295-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Peter Payne. The seminar is hosted by Innovation Boulevard.

Dr. Peter Payne has established and run a variety of companies since 1978 -- from the early days of publishing to successfully marketed medical devices. He has been involved with government organizations, private and public companies and not-for-profit groups. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences and will present on his experiences on how to successfully throw a fast pitch.

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Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Final Pitches

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Westminster Savings Theatre, SFU Surrey Campus, Room 2600, 250 - 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey

Come see the technology products and ventures created by the 2016/17 tech e@SFU cohort and what's next for these young innovators! Light refreshments will be provided.


Startup Alley – IAGG 2017 World Congress

8:30am - 8:00pm
IAGG 2017, San Francisco, California
United States

AGE-WELL is Co-Hosting “Tech Day” at IAGG 2017 World Congress, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The IAGG 2017 World Congress will offer an unprecedented one-day Technology and Aging Track that will bring together leading companies, gerontologists, and entrepreneurs engaged in developing technology solutions for older adults. Technology has the potential to improve the lives of a growing proportion of today’s aging population by helping them maintain independence and increase control of their environments.


The Power of Social Networks: Boosting the Marketing of Innovations

10:30am - 11:50am
The Presentation Studio (ASB 10900), SFU's Big Data Hub

Attend this event hosted by KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative. LinkedIn has become the leading B2B social networking platform in the world. Most of LinkedIn’s 500 million profiles are representing decision makers and professionals. The use of social networks for marketing of innovation has proved to be an essential tool for any company. Learn from speaker, Tamir Huberman, VP business development and IT director at Yissum.



All day event
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver sports analytics symposium and hackathon.


Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection® Upcoming Events

Ongoing events calendar

See what’s coming up on the event calendar for Venture Connection: training future leaders and innovators – young people with the skills, passion and dedication to be the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Canada's climate change moonshot: BC-made solutions and clean-tech breakthroughs

7:00pm - 8:30pm
800 Robson Street, Vancouver

Science tells us that to stay under 2°C of average global warming above pre-Industrial temperatures, the global economy must go carbon negative—drawing down more greenhouse gases than we pump into the atmosphere.

This challenge may yet be humanity’s greatest, a moonshot for the climate. We must meet the growing global demand for “reliable and affordable power”, while achieving net-zero emissions through technological breakthroughs.

While some mitigation solutions are available now—from clean electricity to electric cars—other emissions sources are more difficult to target. Aviation and shipping are proving hard to decarbonize, carbon capture and storage is not yet delivering on large scales, and viable replacements for carbon-intensive steel or cement remain elusive.

What is Canada’s role in this new global moonshot? What is BC’s role? What are some of the coolest new clean, world-changing tech projects in development right here in our province?

Join our panel leading of clean-tech entrepreneurs, researchers and the policy-makers behind this new push for a fascinating, provocative discussion.

This is free public event, please register to save a seat.