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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Tech Panel & Techie-In-Residence Program @ The Profile

AskaTechie is partnering with The Profile to offer the Techie-In-Residence Program. Join us to learn more and hear from our Techies. Presented by Aliya at AskaTechie

We all understand the huge pain it is to find the right tech expert for your business, which is why there is AskaTechie. AskaTechie empowers Business Owners by quickly matching them with their perfect Techie to define, build and optimize their App, Website or Software so that they can confidently reach their next level of business success. Think of it as the eHarmony for finding technical talent!

Join us at The Profile to learn more about our exclusive Techie-in-Residence program we’re offering to our Co-Working space partners in both Vancouver and New York to get on-demand and onsite access to our amazing technical talent. Our CEO/CTO & Founder, Aliya Amershi, will be presenting along with some of our amazing Techies. So why search, when you can just ask!

The event is FREE and beverages will be served. NOTE that we do have limited space so get your ticket early.

Purchase your tickets HERE

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Founder Institute VIP Semester Launch Mixer

With just a few days left before the local Founder Institute semester begins, join us at this VIP event to meet the Directors, CEO Mentors, Founders, Applicants, and local Graduates that will take part in the program.

Get feedback on your ideas and tips on how to succeed in the program, and start building relationships with the people who will help you launch your dream company in the Founder Institute. Top local entrepreneurs and CEOs will be in attendance. Please note that this VIP event is reserved for accepted and enrolled founders of the Founder Institute entrepreneur training and startup launch program.

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who has been accepted and enrolled in the Vancouver Founder Institute
  • Vancouver Founder Institute Mentors and Graduates
  • VIP Guests of the Vancouver Founder Institute  

This event is free to attend, but it is reserved only for people who have been accepted and enrolled in the Founder Institute.

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Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts

If you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public “Startup Office Hours” event.

At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing.

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants feedback from leading local CEOs
  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Anyone who wants to learn about entrepreneurship

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Public Office Hours with Top CEOs
  • Group Q&A Session
  • Discussion and Drinks 
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Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Idea

Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it?

Then join us for this beginner fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. Join us for a great event!

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Talks from Entrepreneurs who have raised capital, and Investors who fund startups
  • Question and Answer
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening!

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Engineer to Entrepreneur: Startup Basics for Techies

Are you an engineer that wants to build a meaningful technology company, but don’t know where to get started?

At the “Engineer to Entrepreneur: Startup Basics for Techies” event, you can hear candid talks by engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. How do you get started on your entrepreneurial journey? How do you find talented people to join your team? What are the basic legal and financial concepts that you need to understand? What is it really like to build a successful company?

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Talks on Founding a Company
  • Question and Answer
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening!

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Graduate Startup Panel & Networking Event

The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company.

Join us for an informational networking event where you can meet local Graduates that are building great startups. Learn the tips and tricks to building a company in Vancouver, and ask Graduates about their experience in the Founder Institute program. Then afterwards, join us for a networking session out on the town with local entrepreneurs where you can socialize with other entrepreneurs, meet potential co-founders, and most of all – have fun!

What is the Agenda?

  • Q&A Panel with Founder Institute Graduates
  • Short Presentation on the Founder Institute
  • Networking, Socializing and Drinks 

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening!

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How to Start a Startup in Vancouver

Vancouver has a fast growing startup ecosystem, and entrepreneurs here are lucky to have so many resources available to help them in their journey.

However, many people don’t know about all of the resources available, the differences between them, or what resources are right for them. At “How to Start Up in Vancouver”, we will gather representatives from different entrepreneurial organizations, and top local entrepreneurs, to outline the local resources and provide tips on how to build a startup in Vancouver.

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Panel Discussion with Representatives from Top Local Organizations
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening!

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Startup Legal 101: Key Legal Concepts for Starting a Company

If you are interested in understanding how to set-up a company the right way, then join us for Startup Legal.

Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to start your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid?

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Overview of Startup Legal
  • Question and Answer
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening!

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