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 [email protected]

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

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


Mix(ology) Friday with the Sharedesk team

Meet the team at Sharedesk. The bartenders tonight.

ShareDesk is a platform for booking on-demand work and meeting spaces. Optix, our cloud-based coworking space management app, offers tools to help venue managers seamlessly manage their shared office space and members.

Mix(ology) Friday with Derek Major

Derek Major is the Chief Relationship Manager and founder of Eligeo CRM Inc, one of Western CanadaÂ’s fastest growing CRM software consulting companies, as well as an award winning philanthropist and entrepreneur.

In 2009, Derek was a runner up for the Calgary Chamber of CommerceÂ’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award. That year Derek also represented Canada as a delegate at the G8 Young Entrepreneurs Conference in Stresa, Italy. In 2010 his team was presented with an award for Leaders in Employee Volunteering by Volunteer Calgary.

Derek has also been featured in several technology magazines and has most recently been a speaker at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference in Los Angeles with a focus on emerging technologies for business. In June 2013, Derek joined 400 entrepreneurs from across the world at the G20 Young EntrepreneursÂ’ Alliance in Moscow, Russia as part of the Canadian Delegation.

Mix(ology) Friday With Guthrie Cox

MixFriday With Guthrie Cox

Guthrie Cox is currently the Director of Sales, Western Canada at View Dynamic Glass Guthrie is responsible for setting up View’s first office in Canada, and leading the Canadian operations.

View Glass solves the solar heat gain and glare problems of traditional windows by electrically and intelligently tinting. View Glass is clear when you want it and tints when you need it.The company is Silicon Valley technology meets world class glass manufacturing.

Quick facts:

  • 300+ employees
  • $500M+ of capital raised Investors including Corning, Khosla, GE, Seagate, and Madrone Capital Partners
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing capable of producing 5M sqft of dynamic glass annually -> think Tesla factory
  • 175+ installations with another 100+ under way


Mix(ology) Friday with Han Ho

Huan Ho is the CTO of Rallyteam, a Saas company focused on solving the big hairy problem every company faces: talent management.

Huan launched Rallyteam in 2013 and quickly moved the companyÂ’s operations to San Francisco to be closer to Silicon ValleyÂ’s burgeoning tech scene after being accepted into OrangeÂ’s Orange Fab accelerator program.