Member Benefits

Membership has its benefits.

The BC tech ecosystem is one of the fastest growing in the world. As the association that represents this incredible community of companies, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, and visionaries, BC Tech is dedicated to providing opportunities for collaboration, learning, and growth.  When you join BC Tech, you become part of a community of more than 500 local companies who love tech and are passionate about making BC the best place to grow a startup.

If you have questions about membership, and what it means for you and your company, email hello@wearebctech.com.


Member Benefits

Growth Programs

Are you looking to grow your company? We offer programs to support growth-stage tech companies to grow faster. Regardless of which tech sector you’re in, we have resources and programs designed to help you scale your business. If you’re ready for growth, our Growth Programs can help you get started.

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Talent Programs

Are you looking to hire top talent, or develop leaders within your organization? We offer programs to support the growth and development of tech companies in BC. If you’re looking to attract, train or retain tech talent, we have programs and services to support you every step of the way.

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Policy

The BC Tech Association is a trusted and respected voice for the tech sector in BC. Together, we affect positive change and advocate on behalf of all tech companies, in all sectors, offering support for access to capital, talent growth and development, market access, and growth acceleration.

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Events

BC Tech members receive exclusive invitations, early access, and special pricing on all kinds of events. If you’re looking to promote an event, post it to our online events calendar, visited by thousands of tech professionals each month.

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Tech Health Plan

Whether you’re a company of 1 or 1,000 (or more!), the Tech Health Plan can meet the unique needs of your company, saving you money and giving you a competitive advantage to attract and retain top talent. Learn about the Tech Health Plan below.

Member Discounts

As a BC Tech member, you’ll benefit from the collective purchasing power of our community. Receive special discounts through exclusive offers available only to members. View Member Discounts below.


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Member Opportunities

Here is a listing of membership opportunities currently available to BC Tech Members.

If you have questions, please email hello@wearebctech.com.

Spotlight on Tech

We want to put you in the spotlight and showcase what makes your company awesome. Whether you’re looking to hire or simply announce yourselves to the community, shining a spotlight on your company is a great way to gain visibility. Spotlight guarantees your company is featured in a blog and at least two of our weekly emails.

Join Our Email List

Stay up-to-date with BC Tech and be the first to know about what’s happening in the industry via our mailing list!

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Add Your Event to Our Online Calendar

If you’re looking to promote an event, post it to our online events calendar, visited by thousands of tech professionals each month.

Submit your event

Submit Your News Releases and Blog

BC Tech Members can submit news releases, blogs and stories to our website for free. Submit your story on our news page.

Submit your story

Amplify Your Message on Social Media

BC Tech is on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know about your events or news by mentioning @wearebctech in your tweets and we will make sure to share your post with our community.

Tweet @wearebctech

BC Tech Event Discounts

Members get at least 50% off regular price for BC Tech Events. We pride ourselves on hosting high-quality events that bring the community together to learn, make connections, build relationships, and help tech companies grow.

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Community Event Discounts

Being a member of BC Tech means reaping the benefits of all the connections we have. BC Tech’s partnerships include discounts on events in the community. Sign up for our email list to keep up to date on discounts we can offer.

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Access Legal & Accounting Experts

Want to leverage an expert?

Email hello@wearebctech.com with a brief description of your company, your question(s), and your availability, and we will connect you with available experts.

Legal

Paul Armitage
Superpower: Technology Law and Contracts
Title: Partner
Current: Gowling WLG

Ron Chin
Superpower: Technology Related Transactions and Environmental Matters
Title: Associate
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Roger Kuypers
Superpower: Practices – IP, IT, Licensing, M&A, Corporate and Commercial; Industries – Life Sciences and IT
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Garrett Lee
Superpower: Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions
Title: Associate & Co-Chair of the Vancouver Technology Group
Current: Gowling WLG

Hector MacKay-Dunn
Superpower: Corporate and General Matters
Title: Partner
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Allan McGavin
Superpower: Corporate Commercial and Securities
Title: Associate
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Shahrooz Nabavi
Superpower: Practices – Corporate Finance, M&A, and Technology; Industries – Information Technology, Digital Health, and Clean Technology
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Roch Ripley
Superpower: Intellectual Property and Patents
Title: Partner, Co-chair Vancouver Technology Group
Current: Gowling WLG

Denis Silva
Superpower: Crowdfunding/Venture Financing, P2P and Consigliere
Title: Associate
Current: Gowling WLG

Kareen Zimmer
Superpower: Practices – FinTech and Financial Industry Regulation
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Accounting

Brendan Cooper

Superpower: Expert Facilitator – your connection to SMEs at Deloitte
Current: Product Market Development Manager


Partnership Opportunities

Share in our values: Be of Service, Succeed Together, and Pay it Forward.

Get more out of your membership by supporting the tech community through a variety of partnership and sponsorship opportunities. Deepen your engagement and share your expertise with growing tech entrepreneurs through speaking opportunities, brand recognition, and more.

Interested in learning more about BC Tech Partnership Opportunities? Email hello@wearebctech.com.


Member Discounts

BC Tech Members benefit from the collective purchasing power of our community. Leverage your membership to gain access to high-value benefits, programs, and special offers designed to suit a wide range of budgets and offered exclusively to BC Tech Members.

Here is a listing of discounts currently available to BC Tech Members.

If you have questions about these discounts, please email hello@wearebctech.com.

 

Extended Health Insurance by Morneau Shepell

Whether you’re a company of 2 or 1,000 (or more!), the Tech Health Plan can meet the unique needs of your company, saving you money and giving you a competitive advantage to attract and retain top talent.

To learn more, contact BCTech@MorneauShepell.com.

 

Job Board by BC Jobs

Connect with top local tech talent both online and in real life. BC Tech Members receive a 15% discount on all BCtechjobs.ca services, including job postings and tech talent events like Talent Days. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions about BCtechjobs.ca and Tech Talent Events, contact community@bcjobs.ca.

 

Business & Employment Insurance by BFL Canada

Designed for tech and exclusive for BC Tech Members, BFL offers solutions for companies of varying needs such as:

  1. General Office Insurance Package – $800 basic coverage premium.
  2. Technology – Small Business Policy – $2,000 minimum premium (savings of up to $3,000 on the minimum premium).
  3. CORE-TECH Package (including Network and Information Security liability and Communications and Media liability).

To learn more, contact Robin Messenger at rmessenger@bflcanada.ca or phone 604-807-6800.

 

Home, Condo and Renter’s Insurance by TD Insurance

Save more with TD Insurance.

BC Tech is pleased to announce a new agreement with TD Insurance. As a member of the BC Tech Association, your benefits now include privileged access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, which provides savings through lower preferred insurance rates. Take full advantage of that chance to save, and youíll also enjoy the outstanding customer service you deserve, with knowledgeable representatives who are always ready to help!

Get preferred group rates on your home and tenant insurance and save.

We have been serving thousands of members from organizations like yours for more than 65 years. We would be pleased to count you among our many satisfied customers.

Click here for more information and find out how much you can save.

 

Preferred Pricing on Canon Products

The Canon Ambassador Program is your online portal to preferred pricing on Canon products.

As part of the BC Tech community, you can receive exclusive access to the Canon Ambassador Program which includes: preferred pricing, seasonal ambassador sales, free shipping over $49.99, and access to new product offerings. This is a members-only website, no coupons required.

Ready to get started? Email ambassador@canada.canon.com.


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FAQ

I just joined BC Tech, now what?
That’s wonderful news! If you haven’t already received a call or email from our Membership Team, you will be hearing from us shortly. In the meantime, be in the know about events, announcements, and BC Tech Association updates by subscribing to our emails (you can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time). Welcome to BC Tech!
I was a BCTIA Member, am I now a member of BC Tech?
Yes. All active BCTIA members have been seamlessly transitioned into BC Tech. You’ll continue to receive all of the Member Benefits you’re used to, and be the first to know about new things we have to offer. To learn more about your membership, and the transition to BC Tech, email membership@wearebctech.com.
How do I update my member profile?
All active BC Tech members receive a complimentary listing on the BC Tech Member Directory. If you notice that your listing is out of date, please contact your Member Experience Specialist or email membership@wearebctech.com and include the information that you would like to have updated.
I'm a member, but how can I become a BC Tech Partner?
Get more out of your membership by supporting the tech community through a variety of partnership opportunities. Deepen your engagement and share your expertise with growing tech entrepreneurs through speaking opportunities, brand recognition, and more. To learn more about BC Tech partnership opportunities, email partnership@wearebctech.com.
Can I attend BC Tech events without being a member?
Yes, non-members are welcome to attend most BC Tech events, using the General Admission fee. Occasionally, we host events that are invite-only or member-only, so if you’d like to ensure you’re invited to these special events, become a BC Tech member today!
My company doesn't want to join, do you have individual memberships?
We do offer student memberships for full-time, post-secondary students studying in technology-related disciplines at BC-based universities. These memberships require proof of enrollment and are limited in quantity.
I don't really like to 'join' things, so what about me?
The BC Tech Association has always advocated on behalf of the entire tech industry, member or not, and we’ll continue to do so. (Actually, we’ll be doing even more advocacy work in the coming months, but that’s beside the point.) If you don’t want to join, that’s okay, but the only way to make connections, access experts, receive discounted event tickets and invitations to exclusive events, and to receive all of the other benefits of membership is to join BC Tech.
How do I receive communications from BC Tech?
Most of our communications are sent are via email. To ensure you’re receiving emails from us, use this online form to sign up or manage your preferences. We are also active on social media, so please connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

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