Join us on Monday, December 4 for
Join us on Monday, December 4 for an industry-specific, investor-based pitch event, presented by Kirke Management Consulting & Volition Events.
This event will feature 8 to 10 of Vancouver’s top companies. Each company will be provided a 5-minute pitch slot and 5 minutes of Q&A to impress the judges and to win prizes and garner investor conversations.
To apply to pitch, your company must fall under one of the following: edutech, fintech, retail tech, health tech, and video games.
Also, your company should:
- Be incorporated for at least one year;
- Seriously fundraising at pre-seed to seed stage;
- Be producing revenue currently or within six months of application.
Send your executive summary and slide deck to email@example.com. You will get a confirmation if you meet the requirements. Apply by Friday, December 1.
(Monday) 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Listening Skills, Open-Mindedness,
Listening Skills, Open-Mindedness, Curiosity and Self-Awareness
The innovation process involves considerable risk both for the organization and employees participating in the process. Challenging the status quo and existing assumptions can create backlash – creative ideas require more expansive, progressive thinking and are inherently more risky than incremental improvements.
In an innovative organization, on the other hand, atypical ideas are embraced and the people who propose them championed and recognized as creative thinkers. They know that they can take risks and that they will be rewarded for doing so, and that if the project does not succeed, they will not be reprimanded. Rather, they will be expected to drop the project quickly, share what they have learned and take on a new project.
Their secret? Trust.
- Develop a nuanced understanding of trust
- Explore their own trust-building behaviors
- Increase personal awareness around their own strengths and weaknesses
- Learn how to help foster greater innovation and performance overall through encouraging safe debate and critical feedback, encouraging new perspectives and championing radical ideas and team members
- Understand the fundamentals of peer-coaching – with the aim of participants holding one another accountable to the Trust Commitment each makes
This full-day session will be delivered by THNK School of Creative Leadership.
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FinTech Day: Digitally Revolutionizing the
FinTech Day: Digitally Revolutionizing the Customer Experience
On December 5th, FICANEX is coming to BC to uncover opportunities to collaborate with innovative, local companies through partnerships with customer-facing financial institutions to help deliver a seamless customer experience. Join the YVR FinTech community for an interactive and engaging event featuring FinTech company demos, a panel discussion, a keynote, and networking. Learn from industry experts and mingle with tech startups, financial institutions and industry supporters. Hosted by FICANEX, this is the first FinTech Day as part of the BC Tech FinTech Series.
The community event kicks off with an opening from host Andrew Obee, President and CEO of The FICANEX Group of Companies and feature keynote speaker Ajay Hans, founder of Alligato Inc. and founder of Mobetize Corp. Includes interactive product demos from carefully curated FinTech companies, a panel discussion and opportunity to network with industry experts, tech startups and financial institutions.
4:30pm-5:00pm | Registration Opens
5:00pm-5:30pm | Welcome and Introduction by Andrew Obee, President & CEO, The FICANEX Group of Companies
5:30pm-6:30pm | FinTech Company Demos
6:30pm-6:45pm | Break
6:45pm-7:15pm | Keynote Speaker: Ajay Hans, Founder & CEO, Mobetize, Corp.
7:15pm-7:45pm | Panel Discussion
7:45pm-8:30pm | Networking
About Our Host:
Andrew Obee, President and CEO of The FICANEX Group of Companies
Andrew’s primary focus is on understanding the rapidly changing financial services landscape, building on the past successes of the organization and identifying strategic opportunities for future growth and value creation. Andrew has an extensive background, knowledge and experience in financial services, payments, strategy, governance, and technology in both the private and public sector.
About Our Keynote Speaker:
Ajay Hans, Founder & CEO of Mobetize, Corp.
Ajay brings over 20 years of diverse experience in the development, marketing and implementation of complex billing, payment and Fintech technologies dedicated for banks and telecom operators. Ajay has overseen Mobetize’s strategic vision and tactical execution since inception. He has founded and held senior executive positions with leading software technology companies where he successfully led strategy and solutions for brands including Bank of Montreal, Ficanex, G&F Financial, Ledcor, AT&T and Tata Communications.
(Tuesday) 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechVancouver brings together Vancouver’s tech
TechVancouver brings together Vancouver’s tech leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts.
the speakers: highly curated leaders & innovators sharing their expertise & experiences through 5 minute TED style presentations
the format: mingling & drinks > demos & showcases > community open mic > presentations > mingling & drinks
the vibe: fun, friendly & relaxed with complimentary food & drinks
the goal: collectively advance our city’s booming tech scene
the presenters: we’re featuring the following Vancouver tech leaders:
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm