Exciting partnership between The Profile & The Canadian Securities Exchange means more meaningful events for all

Here at coworking and office space provider The Profile, we are true believers that being in good company can make for a good company! With this mantra in mind, we are delighted to announce (drum roll, please) that The Profile is welcoming The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), as a Gold Sponsor!

Fresh off the back of Megan Markle & Harry Windsor’s engagement, another long-lasting partnership has been melded; and our communities can expect a wealth of great events, expert advice, and a beautiful business lounge to call base.

The partnership will kick off with The CSE25 Index Celebration: Holiday Special Wednesday 6 December, 2-4pm, at The Profile Downtown. The event is a fantastic opportunity for capital markets professionals to mix and engage with entrepreneurs, and you’re invited.

The Profile offers a great environment for us to host meetings, seminars, and networking events – James Black, CSE

We caught up with the CSE’s James Black, VP, Listings Development (pictured left), he tells us, “The Profile offers a great environment for us to host meetings, seminars, and networking events. We held several events in the latter part of 2017 and found the experience to be friendly and seamless. Most importantly, our guests and clients commented on how much they enjoyed visiting the space.”

 

Business BFFs

2017 has been another banner year for both companies. The Profile has seen an expansion of our existing and very popular Gastown location to two new locations, Downtown & Lower Lonsdale, while Black tells us that the CSE “have experienced exponential growth in the trading of our listed securities and have also seen a record amount of funding come into our marketplace. This isn’t to forget the dozens of companies that have chosen to list on our exchange over the past year, many of which have roots here in Vancouver.”

The Profile will play host to the majority of our local events next year that will cover agendas such as our Go Public Bootcamps and the CSE Talks Series – James Black, CSE

With this partnership, both companies plan to bolster the burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vancouver.

Networking after a successful CSE event at The Profile Downtown

Black tells us, “We have big plans now we have partnered with The Profile. For one, The Profile will play host to the majority of our local events next year that will cover agendas such as our ‘Go Public Bootcamps’ and the ‘CSE Talks Series’ – which will host entertaining and informative conversations on topics such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Cannabis. Additionally, The Profile will be our local media center for listing events where we will welcome new issues and celebrate our top performers on the exchange.”

The CSE educates companies on the path to going public, while showcasing their successful companies; all of which inspires many of our entrepreneurs looking to go down a similar road. – Sunny Hundle, The Profile

“2017 has been a year of exciting growth for The Profile,” says Executive Director of The Profile Sunny Hundle, “our expansion of office space, and the launch of the new events arm to our business wouldn’t be possible without the support of great organizations such as the CSE. We are excited to grow our partnership and to be the host of their stacked events line up which only benefits our community of members.”
Hundle explains what this means for members of The Profile: “The CSE educates companies on the path to going public, while showcasing their successful companies; all of which inspires many of our entrepreneurs looking to go down a similar road.”
While this holiday season allows both organizations to reflect on a great 2017, the true value comes from looking at what this partnership will bring in the future years. Black has advice for others doing business in Vancouver, “Come to The Profile – it’s where everything is happening!”
 
You can catch all the friendly teams at The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, V6E 3L2. Check out what’s coming up on The CSE events calendar and also check out our own events calendar. Interested in joining our community of friendly coworkers? You can book a tour through The Profile website, alternatively, to keep up to date with all things coworking, why not follow us on Twitter @theprofilevan, like us on Facebook @TheProfileVancouver, and add us on Instagram @theprofilevan

#RaisingTheProfile: Rallyteam rallies together to raise $8.6million

#ProfileMember Rallyteam, the internal mobility platform, has successfully completed a Herculean task of raising $8.6 million to continue to help companies retain talent.

The superstar startup provides software for large corporates to find talent within the pool of their own employees, and you can find the engineers and devs team behind it all, here in Vancouver, at The Profile’s Downtown location.

Some of our biggest successes to date have been around working with great enterprise companies such as eBay

One company who has begun to make use of Rallyteam’s platform for sourcing and developing talent is eBay. We caught up with David Somers, CEO at Rallyteam, who tells us, “Some of our biggest successes to date have been around working with great enterprise companies such as eBay and helping them really change their culture around career development and internal mobility. We’ve also been extremely successful in building a great team especially given the competition around talent in the technology space.”

For those who want to know how to find the friendly bunch of devs and engineers behind the Rallyteam software, they are in the Resident offices of our Downtown location. Stop by to say hi and talk tech & talent!

Good news for teams all round!

Rallyteam was born when the co-founders found themselves increasingly frustrated at how difficult it was to find new career opportunities within their current organizations. It was also clear to them that while there were many solutions they could leverage to find external opportunities, there was not an internal solution that would allow them to grow their skills and careers.

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The software solution is not the only way the team is rallying up the talent troops. To help Vancouver’s demand for talent, Somers tells us, “We plan on leveraging our funding to continue to grow and scale the business in three main areas including Go to Market (Sales, Marketing), Engineering, and Client Success. We plan on hiring in San Francisco, Boulder, and Vancouver.

Vancouver has a wealth of talented engineers and a growing startup scene

“Vancouver has a wealth of talented engineers and a growing startup scene. It’s been a great place to setup our engineering office, especially since it’s in the same time zone as our head office (in San Francisco/Silicon Valley. Our biggest advice is that Bay Area tech companies should be doing business in Vancouver. We’ve found the business climate to be fantastic as it allows teams to be on the same time zone and the technical talent pool is really deep.”

So if you’re a talented techie and fancy being in great company, get in touch with the team! Or connect with Rallyteam on LinkedIn and hear more about their time at The Profile. Alternatively, book a tour on The Profile website, and come by The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC. To keep up to date with all things coworking, why not follow us on Twitter @theprofilevan, like us on Facebook @TheProfileVancouver, and add us on Instagram @theprofilevan

#RaisingTheProfile: Vote Green Chair Recycling for BC’s Best Community Impact award

Keeping the areas clean in our lovely coworking spaces is a challenge in itself, but imagine what it takes to clean up after city-wide events while recycling as much waste along the way. Fuelled by people power (the cleanest energy there is!) #ProfileMember Green Chair Recycling has rocketed themselves into the press and into the local business awards.

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You can help support this awesome social enterprise, by voting Green Chair Recycling for the Small Business BC Awards’ Best Community Impact.

We caught up with the founder of Green Chair Recycling Liliana Segal (pictured left), who can be found hotdesking at our Gastown location.

TeamProfile: What have been some of your biggest successes to date? 
Liliana Segal: We’ve had so many different kinds of successes it’s hard to pick one! At a few events, we have actually achieved 100% diversion which is always exciting. We have to thank the event organizers as they worked with us to ensure vendors followed our recommendations to make this happen. Cooperation is so important in our field. We love educating people about what they can recycle and how to avoid things you can’t. Every time a volunteer, outreach student or event goer says “I didn’t know I could recycle that!” we consider it a great success too! It takes everyone making changes to make the big change and we value all changes big and small.

Take a (small) breather and surround yourself with positive people and get back at it. We’ve got a world to change!

Green-Chair-Recycling-volunteersTP: What advice do you have for others in Vancouver’s social enterprise sphere? 
LS: Just keep at it.  It can be difficult at times to stay motivated; doors close and money can be lost but it’s not over! Always remember your mission and why you started doing your great work in the first place. Take a (small) breather and surround yourself with positive people and get back at it. We’ve got a world to change!

TP: How can people get involved with Green Chair and your mission? 
LS: Lots of ways! We always enjoy having new (and old) volunteers join us at events. Volunteers bring a great energy and it really adds to our fire. We post event opportunities and when we’re out in the community doing shoreline cleanups or similar events on our website and Facebook page so everyone is invited to follow along. But the most important thing anyone can do to get involved with our mission is to care for the environment! Educate yourself on where our materials come from and where they go. Refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle whenever you can and show people a zero waste (or minimal waste) lifestyle is possible!

We’re always learning and always growing

Green-Chair-Recycling-volunteers-2TP: What’s next for Green Chair Recycling? 
LS: Well we’re really crossing our fingers for this award! After that we’re doing a bit of restructuring based on what we’ve learned through experience and some business classes; we’re always learning and always growing. We’re going to up our social media presence and become a source of information about recycling and our environmental impact for everyone, not just those who deal with us directly such as event organizers and schools we’re delivering outreach to. We want to expand our reach to everyone!

You heard! Vote for Green Chair Recycling now and help them on their crusade to keep Vancouver green by following them on the socials, on Twitter and on Facebook  where you can hear more about their time at The Profile! Alternatively, book a tour on The Profile website, and come by The Profile Gastown, 375 Water St #200, Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6. To keep up to date with all things coworking, why not follow us on Twitter @theprofilevan, like us on Facebook @TheProfileVancouver, and add us on Instagram @theprofilevan

Raising the profile: Build your own city with Mythical City Games’ new VR game, Skytropolis

Here at coworking and office space provider, The Profile, we talk commuter’s hell, the race to grab space, and the high-rising costs of skyscrapers. If you’re like us and have always wanted to put in your two cents about the design of Downtown, you can now put your money where your mouth is! Vancouver-based Mythical City Games has launched Skytropolis, a Virtual Reality (VR) vertical city building game where you create a mega skyscraper that contains an entire city inside of it.

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Mythical City Games is a game development studio with a focus on intuitive and immersive VR design. Their new VR game that was created at The Profile Gastown this year has just launched on Steam and speaks to all Vancouver’s design dreamers and those city-centric.

We caught up with ProfileMember Jedrzej Jonasz (pictured left), founder of Mythical City Games, at our own Gastown location.

“[Vancouver] is the best place in the world to run a VR or AR startup”

Jonasz tells us,”Vancouver has an amazing indie game scene where the community helps to support studios and developers of all sizes. The VR and AR community has also grown over the past year to be one of the leaders in these industries and is the best place in the world to run a VR or AR startup.”

For those who want to know how to find TeamMythicalCityGames, they are in the room right beside the Express meeting room. Stop by and say hi, and try it out!

Have a go at playing God

Skytropolis-Screenshot02Want to know how to play? Here’s the story so far – You have secured a contract to build the world’s first vertical megacity. Start with a plot of land in the center of your city and build upwards into the sky, designing your ideal Skytropolis tower. Decide everything from the architectural design to every part of the interior. Do you maximize profit and use up resources from the surrounding city? Or balance sustainability by providing eco-friendly interiors and your own power generation. Be warned, the higher you build the more complex the city’s needs become. [TeamProfile: We think coworking spaces are an excellent solution to this problem!]

Skytropolis-ScreenshotThe Profile has seen past successes from Mythical City Games including when their first VR game Snow Fortress was selected by HTC to be one of their official demo games at all Microsoft and Gamestop stores across North America. So we can all look forward to their future works! Jonasz adds, “We are currently in development on new VR titles, such as our upcoming WW2 strategy game “Battle Fleet: Ground Assault” and the release of our game “Snow Fortress” on Sony’s PSVR platform.”

You can get the game with a 15% discount here: Skytropolis, or connect with Mythical City Games and hear more about their time at The Profile! Alternatively, book a tour on The Profile website, and come by The Profile Gastown, 375 Water St #200, Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6. To keep up to date with all things coworking, why not follow us on Twitter @theprofilevan, like us on Facebook @TheProfileVancouver, and add us on Instagram @theprofilevan

Mixology Thursday – VRAR Association

Come relax in our waterfront ocean view office and enjoy Mixology Thursday with us!

There will be a Game Expo and VR Demo showcased during our mixer. You’ll have the chance to experience VR and meet the game developers in our community. Our guest bartenders are the Pacific Blue VR team, who are hosting the party to kick off the Consumer VR 2017 Conference.

Guest Speaker – JJ, CEO & Founder of Mythical City Games

Topic: VR Development – Video Games

Description: JJ will discuss the Unity VR Development for multiple video game platforms (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Sony PSVR) and creating new VR games as well as techniques for porting existing titles to VR, focusing on the HTC Vive VR Headset. He will cover the SteamVR tools for Unity and the current state of the VR marketplace on Steam. So if you’re interested in getting started with VR development or have an existing game that you think would be a good fit for VR then this is a great way to learn more about the process.

 

Tickets HERE

 

WFG – Vancouver Office Grand Opening

Details:

Mr.Taxes.ca invites you to RSVP for the WFG Vancouver Office Grand Opening on May 13th. There will be special guests and training. You will learn valuable tips on how to succeed at WFG plus the opportunity to meet with the leaders and showcase your business. 

Guests (Invite and RSVP – Complimentary):
Saturday May 13 – 3:45pm to 6pm at Vancouver office
375 Water Street – Suite 200
Corporate overview and Social / Grand opening ceremony

Find out more details HERE

Tickets:
Social and Corporate Grand Opening – FREE
Training ONLY (for associates) – $20
Gala Dinner – $100

Book tickets NOW before they are sold out RSVP:
email: mlau013cmc@wfgmail.ca or 778-858-1829

 

Women of Wealth ( WOW)

This is a wealth event hosted by women for women. Networking, vendors, food, drinks and fun…!

A ladies night out and an amazing opportunity to mingle and give back to the children’s wish foundation. Vendors showcasing themselves and providing items for silent auction totalling a value up to $10,000. Influential guest speakers and a night of fun and networking. 

Terms & Conditions

Proceeds to cover venue and host costs with 100% to WFG efforts towards the Children’s Wish Foundation contribution.

No refunds. Tickets may be transfered. Ticket includes one guest with 65 tickets maximum.

 

TICKETS HERE

 

 

Sponsored By

MrTaxes.ca Inc.
Picatic.com
Empty Desk Solutions
The Profile - Vancouver Center