The Profile welcomes Harper Grey as Gold Sponsor

Local law firm Harper Grey has come on board with coworking office space provider The Profile to strengthen the ecosystem here in Vancouver and further afield.

In celebration of the launch of The Profile’s new downtown location, you can catch the Harper Grey team at 535 Thurlow and find out how they can help you and your business.

We spoke to Harper Grey’s Prentice Durbin, “Great to see everyone who attended our workshop yesterday. See you this afternoon at The Profile – a great spot to check-in and catch-up!”

Harper Grey’s involvement with helping businesses grow ties in with the ethos of The Profile. Prentice tells us, “We see a synergy between our entrepreneurial spirit and flexible approach and The Profile’s vision of providing entrepreneurs with the resources and community they need. We help entrepreneurs achieve their goals through creative and practical solutions.  It is a natural fit. We are delighted to support The Profile in bringing entrepreneurs together.”

Founder of The Profile, Kevin Penstock says, “Our ecosystem doesn’t exist without our sponsors, so they deserve a huge thank you, everyone is really excited to be involved and help big ideas become big business,” says Penstock.

Durbin adds, “We are a local firm with global reach, our clients often work internationally.”

The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want to get in touch with Harper Grey directly? You can find out more information from the Harper Grey website. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

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Meet our Gold Sponsor ModernAdvisor

Friends of The Profile, ModernAdvisor, have come on board with the coworking office space provider as Gold Sponsors.

ModernAdvisor provide their customers with investment management fintech, and to celebrate the opening of The Profile’s new downtown location they have a generous offer for members!

We spoke to Navid Boostani cofounder of ModernAdvisor, he tells us, “For ModernAdvisor, it all really started at The Profile. We have now grown to a team of almost 10 people, and help thousands of Canadians reach their financial goals. But to this day, my fondest memories are from the time we spent at The Profile building the product and pitching and demoing to investors.”

The Profile is a hub for like-minded entrepreneurial people and this week it is the headquarters for Vancouver Startup Week 2017. In a similar vein, Navid tells us, “For any entrepreneur, the first few months of a new venture can feel a bit lonely. It’s great to be able to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are all working hard on a new, exciting idea. Nothing gives you more energy than having a group of motivated individuals working around you.”

He adds, “What I liked the most about The Profile, aside from the great vibe and atmosphere, was the collaborative mindset of everyone. The ability to walk up to someone and get useful feedback on a design or product feature is invaluable. We did that all the time when we were at The Profile. A lot of good ideas came out of those sessions from our office coworkers.

“Now that we have grown to a more established company and have become one of Canada’s top fintech startups, I’d love to give back and support entrepreneurs who are just starting their journey. Being involved with The Profile is a great way for me to do that and support the tech startup ecosystem in Vancouver.”

Thank you, Navid, for your time! For those interested in a smart, simple way to manage your investments, you can sign up at modernadvisor.ca with the promo code TheProfileFTW to get a $50 signup bonus. Not sure what your financial priorities should be or need help getting started? Book a free consultation with ModernAdvisor via their Hubspot link.

You can meet the teams from The Profile and ModernAdvisor by coming along to Social Happy Hours at The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

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Crowdfund your Profile membership!

True to their ethos of giving back and strengthening the ecosystem, coworking space providers, The Profile has launched a campaign to help you pay for office space and much more.

Having a membership at The Profile means having access to lounge workspace 24/7, joining in on member events, and having a unique address and mailbox at any of the three prestigious Vancouver locations.

Simply sign up using the online form and The Profile will give you a platform to start sharing your business story with people who believe in you. Launching your crowdfunding campaign through The Profile means that you will be connected to their network of investors and partners. And help is at hand! The Profile commits to helping you achieve your cash goal by spreading the word through their community.

Having already successfully launched a campaign through The Profile, we spoke to Jamie Smith founder of THRIVE Art Studio, who tells us, “Membership to The Profile will also give our artists access to their many workshops and events that can teach valuable business and networking skills. We want to start bridging this gap and with the help of you and The Profile we can start changing the (art)world one artist at a time!”

To support and add to this, Founder of SEO agency Kontakt Digital, Dewan Bayney says, “Having my membership sponsored by those who believe in me gives me the opportunity to develop long-term personal relationships and be part of the thriving tech community in Vancouver.”

Director of The Profile, Sunny Hundle adds, “We are really excited to be offering this opportunity to startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Having worn the shoes of a small business we understand how hard it is to find money for everything you need, this way by connecting people to our own network of investors and partners they will make great contacts, and it provides them with a platform to reach out to their friends and family to help them grow.”

Sign up for Crowdfund your Profile Membership campaign online. Also, why not come along to our next social at The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

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TELUS pitch competition to win $100000 lands at The Profile!

To celebrate the opening of The Profile’s new coworking and event space, multinational corporate TELUS has brought Canada’s largest small business competition to the  535 Thurlow St location. 

Fancy winning $100000 for your business? The TELUS pitch contest is looking for one passionate entrepreneur to gift with Canada’s most generous prize. All you need to do is come down to The Profile this week, brush up your pitching skills and give it your best shot!

Hurry! You’ve got till Friday to enter! This week The Profile is the headquarters for Vancouver Startup Week 2017, we spoke to Chris Datta director of small business marketing at TELUS, he tells us, “TELUS is excited to bring our mobile, life-size elevator to Vancouver Startup Week and allow local small business owners to enter the TELUS Pitch contest live, given its focus on connecting entrepreneurs with investors and community leaders and celebrating  Vancouver’s innovation and technology communities.”

Founder of The Profile, Kevin Penstock says, “This is an amazing opportunity for any business or startup to get recognition from one of the largest corporate businesses in the country.”

TELUS are joined in excellent company along with gold sponsors, Vancouver law firm Harper Grey, chartered professional accounting firm Manning Elliot, investment management technology Modern Advisor, and visual engagement platform Telemetry TV. “Our ecosystem doesn’t exist without our sponsors, so they deserve a huge thank you, everyone is really excited to be involved and help big ideas become big business,” says Penstock.

Datta adds, “Vancouver is ranked as a top startup ecosystem in Canada and places 15th best in the world, making it a hub for Canada.  98% of all businesses operating in BC are considered small businesses.”

Check out Social Happy Hours at The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

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The Profile showcases TelemetryTV’s technology

With the opening of The Profile’s new downtown location (535 Thurlow St) TelemetryTV have committed to providing the space with their digital signage technology. 

To celebrate the launch of The Profile’s new downtown coworking and events space, visual engagement platform TelemetryTV has got on board as a sponsor and will be showcasing their tech on the TV screens across all of The Profile’s locations.

This week, The Profile is the headquarters to Vancouver Startup Week (#VSW2017) and you are invited to come along an check out the tech. We spoke to Chris Hilliard, TelemetryTV’s VP for Growth, he tells us, “TelemetryTV is excited to partner with The Profile in delivering live customized content to the Profile’s community of entrepreneurs. The Profile is creating an engaging, dynamic community of entrepreneurs and business owners at its various locations.”

Even if you missed out on getting a badge for VSW2017, you can see the tech in action by coming along to The Profile between 4-8pm everyday this week for Social Happy Hours. Social Happy Hours offers you the chance to come along for casual networking with a drink from the bar!

Chris adds, “In the case of Vancouver Startup Week, the Profile’s members and guests can get access to the information they care about. Through TelemetryTv’s video walls, members can view live panels or participate in pitch contests from other geographic locations and engage with them as if they were in the building. Together, TelemetryTV’s technology and The Profile’s office space and culture deliver a totally unique, modern working environment. It’s the beginning of the Agile Office.”

Check out Social Happy Hours at The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want to get in touch with TelemetryTV directly? You can find out more information from the TelemetryTV websiteWant more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

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The Profile welcomes Manning Elliott as a Gold Sponsor

As part of their commitment to strengthen the startup ecosystem, chartered professional accountants Manning Elliott have partnered with coworking office space providers The Profile.

This week The Profile’s new downtown location is headquarters to Vancouver Startup Week (#VSW2017). The Profile open its door to a whole cohort of budding entrepreneurs and everyone else interested in the startup sphere, and Manning Elliott will be on hand everyday this week ready to talk shop and find out how they can help you and your business.

We spoke to Paul Leedham, business and relationships partner at Manning Elliott, he says, “There’s a natural synergy between the customers of the profile and our own. We are excited to meet many more startups looking to grow.”

Manning Elliott’s offering to VSW2017 is open office hours everyday this week between 2pm-4pm, to book in for a time slot you can catch one of the team at The Profile Downtown (535 Thurlow St). If you have a badge or just simply want some advise, turn up and say hello! Leedham adds, “We think this is a great opportunity to get face to face with our advisors and pick our brains for free!”

If the office hours are out of your availability, everyone is invited to come along and grab a drink for casual networking at the Social Happy Hours happening between 4-8pm daily where you can catch the Manning Elliott team members.

The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want to get in touch with Manning Elliott directly? You can find out more information from the Manning Elliott website. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

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The Profile hosts Vancouver Startup Week 2017

Cowoking social business club, The Profile, opens its downtown event space in timing with Vancouver Startup Week 2017 (#VSW2017)

Doors are open and drinks are flowing and you are invited to the new Downtown location at 535 Thurlow Street where The Profile is offering a whole host of events for those in the startup sphere. Including the chance to win $100,000 for your business!

The official headquarters of VSW2017 and major events venue will be buzzing with excitement throughout the whole week, from Monday 25 till Friday 29 September.

The awesome events schedule includes; Techstars Presents – Finding & Engaging with Great Mentors (and Why it’s Important)Diversity in Business & Innovation For A Better Future and Creating A Global Center for BlockChain in BC. The full schedule is available on the #VSW2017 website where you can also get your ticket to attend, then grab your badges from VSW2017 HQ if you haven’t already. But be quick, some events have already filled up so you’ll need to book in advance to guarantee a space!

For those that were not able to grab a VSW2017 badge, you are still invited! 

Everyday of #VSW2017, there is a networking opportunity to be had at The Profile’s social happy hours, from 4pm-8pm. Yes, you heard right! The space has its own fully stocked bar with the city’s finest beers on tap.

The social happy hours also offer the chance enter the Telus Pitch elevator; a nationwide campaign that is looking for Canadian businesses to pitch to win $100,000. Come down to The Profile from 4pm-8pm, and see if you have what it takes to win!

Owner of The Profile, Kevin Penstock is excited about the opportunity this presents to The Profile Network. He says, “This is an amazing opportunity for any business or startup to get recognition from one of the largest corporate businesses in the country.”

Telus are joined in excellent company along with gold sponsors, Vancouver law firm Harper Grey, chartered professional accounting firm Manning Elliot, investment management technology Modern Advisor, and visual engagement platform Telemetry TV. “Our ecosystem doesn’t exist without our sponsors, so they deserve a huge thank you, everyone is really excited to be involved and help big ideas become big business,” says Penstock.

Check out the itinerary and get tickets for events using the VSW2017 website. You can follow the activity on Twitter using #VSW2017. For more info on The Profile or to say hello to the newest member of staff you can tweet us at @theprofilevan, follow us on Instagram at @theprofilevan or drop us an email at natasha.baer@theprofile.ca

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The Profile Named Headquarters At Vancouver Startup Week 2017

August 31st, 2017, Vancouver, BC –  Vancouver Startup Week is proud to name The Profile Coworking Business Club as its official 2017 VSW Headquarters.

 

The 4th annual #VSW2017 is set to attract thousands of attendees to events across Vancouver. The week marks a celebration of the city’s innovation and technology communities, with top startups and organizations opening their doors to the public.

 

Every year, this incredible event needs a logistical homebase to coordinate dozens of events and over 100 volunteers. At the core of the hustle, The Profile – is the official Headquarters for #VSW2017.

 

The Profile has donated a complimentary one week pass to their new Downtown coworking space for all VSW badge holders. Come pick up your badges, check out the day’s events, and even stay to catch up on some work. Connect with others in The Profile’s unique lounge: Grab a coffee, beer, or glass of wine; plug in or unplug, and enjoy the space.

 

About The Profile

The Profile Coworking Business Club started its operation 7 years ago in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s most sought after locations. In the last month, they officially opened the doors on two brand new locations: North Vancouver’s burgeoning neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale, and the heart of downtown Vancouver’s Financial District on Thurlow St.

Private Office, Hotdesking, and a full events lounge all designed to create the Ultimate Workspace. Check out theprofile.ca for more information and for contact details.

 

About Vancouver Startup Week

Vancouver Startup Week launched in November 2014, becoming the first Startup Week of its kind in Canada. Their success has since inspired more than a half-dozen other Canadian cities and regions to host Startup Weeks from coast to coast. In 2016, VSW attracted more than 3,000 people to 70 different events. Organizations across the city host events ranging from tech showcases, panel discussions, office visits, recruitment fairs, networking breakfasts, investor lunches, and much more.

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