Past Events


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.


AGE-WELL - Hacking Health National Ideathon: Vancouver

12:30pm – 7:00pm
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

AGE-WELL and HACKING HEALTH have teamed up to launch a National Ideation Competition, an innovative challenge focused on identifying and investing in great new ideas to support healthy aging. It consists of a series of four ideathons in four major Canadian cites: Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax. It will culminate at the 2017 AGE-WELL annual conference in Winnipeg where 75K in prizes will be awarded to the national winner. See further details and full schedule on the website.


Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum: Winning The War For Talent

5:00pm - 8:30pm
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

On Tuesday May 23, join the VEF for an entrepreneur focused discussion on the current trends in talent management in Vancouver tech. What are companies doing to set themselves apart? How had talent acquisition changed? What practices do companies have to retain top performers? And how do we address the identified gap of 30,500 tech jobs that are projected to go unfilled by 2012? Learn more about this event and purchase your tickets.


Data Love-In

9:00am – 4:00pm

Join KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative, for a day-long celebration of all things data. See full schedule on the event page.


Vancouver's LEDlab: Leveraging Mitacs Partnerships for Social Change

12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT
90-425 Carrall Street Vancouver BC

The Local Economic Development Lab is a three-year university-community partnership modeled on social innovation labs around the world. This ‘think and do’ initiative is concentrated on understanding the conditions required for inclusive and sustainable economic development in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and building ground up solutions engaging stakeholders from across the system. This webinar aims to share the LEDlab program model in hopes that it will have relevance in other contexts and jurisdictions. 


Introductory lectures to two data science problems: compressed sensing and matrix completion

May 16, 17 and 19 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm 

Speaker: Dr. Claire Boyer, PIMS Distinguished Visitor

The goal of these lectures is to present two problems arising in various applications when data is missing: compressed sensing and matrix completion. Learn more on the KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative, website.



6:00pm – 10:00pm
3102 Main Street Vancouver BC

RADIUS is pumped to announce the third annual concAUCTION event! The RADIUS Fellows cordially invite you to mix up your Tuesday night and join us for an experiment in connecting and celebrating. Whether you’re looking to share ideas, offer support, deepen your network or just partake in the party, you’ll want to be there.


Advance tickets $10-$30
Doors at 6pm ~ Action at 6:30pm
Tasty finger foods will be provided
Refreshments will be available (Cash only)