Unplugged: Building Vancouver’s Fintech Cluster Recap

Author: BC Tech Association

On October 22nd, the BCTIA hosted a special Unplugged event to showcase the emerging FinTech cluster in Vancouver, and to celebrate the announcement of an ongoing partnership between BCTIA and PayPal Canada. This sold out event featured four 30-minute speed panels exploring the ways in which Fintech companies are reshaping the traditional financial services industry.The panels covered a variety of topics related to FinTech, including investments, wealth management, crypto-currencies, alternative lending, and emerging payments.

Moderating the panels were Lauren Robinson, Global Operations Director at HIGHLINE, Gary Boddington, Executive-in-Residence with the BCTIA Centre4Growth Program, Joshua Bixby, General Partner at Stanley Park Ventures, and Alexander Peh, Head of Market Development and Mobile at PayPal Canada.

To see photos from the event, visit our Flickr album, or check out the photos below.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Unplugged, and if you missed out, don’t worry — there will be more happening in the coming months! We’d also like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to all of our moderators and panelists, PayPal Canada for their partnership and support, and to Red Truck Beer for the delicious beverages!

For more information about our upcoming events, and to find out what’s happening at The Hub, be sure to check out our Events Calendar.

About Unplugged:
Unplugged is an intimate and interactive event designed to bring thought leaders together with the tech community and encourage the asking of questions, sharing of ideas and building of networks. Offered several times per year, Unplugged is an informal opportunity to meet leaders in the tech industry and find inspiration in their stories.