On May 15, BC Tech was excited to host TechConnect at the Deloitte offices in Downtown Vancouver. Powered by Deloitte, this networking event gathered the tech community for a night of demos, showcases, and connections. The BC Tech team is thrilled with the turnout and is working hard to run events that offer value to the ecosystem.
The evening began with a few words from BC Tech’s Lar Quigley. Also addressing TechConnect guests following Lar’s remarks was Erica Pretorius from Deloitte, our emcee for the evening. Then it was time for our showcases from the following featured companies: Clearly.ca, Intrinsyc, Launchpad, LNG Studios, Prizm Media, and TTT Studios. As always, BC’s future anchor companies provided tabletop demos and spent the evening engaging in meaningful conversations with guests.
New to TechConnect this time around was our Resource Alley, with representatives from BC Tech, BCJobs.ca, Lighthouse Labs, the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, RED Academy and VanHack. Tech companies had the chance to network with Resource Alley companies who boothed at the event as a way to help tech businesses thrive.
Throughout the night, attendees took the time to network and build connections with one another. Here’s what a few had to say about their experience at TechConnect:
“TechConnect was a great event to connect with people in the tech ecosystem and other professionals. I enjoyed the opportunity to hear pitches from cool leading tech firms in a short but information-rich format” – Antonio Zivanovic, the Reframe Group
“It was my first TechConnect. I was surprised and impressed with the wide range of growing tech companies in Vancouver—great connections and conversations!” – Suzanne Goldberg, Chargepoint
We hope to see you at the next TechConnect, where we will feature more innovative companies, delicious food, demos, and of course the opportunity to make more connections with fantastic members of the tech industry.
Be sure to grab your tickets to the Technology Impact Awards on June 27th, 2019 where we will celebrate the very best that BC’s tech sector has to offer.