Startup weekend tickets go on
Startup weekend tickets go on sale starting on January 8th, and this event is going to be INCREDIBLE. We will be posting more and more with further information about the event as the date gets closer. Hope to see you there!
Learn, Network, Startup. All in 54 hours. #SWUBC
Have an idea that you can’t seem to get off the ground or never knew where to begin? Then UBC Startup Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you!
From February 3-5th, 2017 in a span of just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, and fun that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the best of Vancouver’s entrepreneurial leaders – mentors, investors, potential cofounders, and sponsors – who are there to help you get started.
3 (Friday) - 5 (Sunday)
Engineering Student Centre
2335 Engineering Rd
Special Open Office Hours: SR&ED
Special Open Office Hours: SR&ED with Dr. Wilson Lau
Dr. Wilson Lau has been with Canada Revenue Agency since 2000. Dr. Lau holds a Ph. D degree in Wood Science, a Master and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering specializing in wood structure. Dr. Lau is currently the Regional Outreach Coordinator for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program and is responsible for all the SR&ED outreach activities in the Pacific region.
BOOK by logging in to your Venture Dashboard using the ‘LEARN MORE’ button below.
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. The program is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which delivers SR&ED tax incentives in a timely, consistent and predictable manner, while encouraging businesses to prepare their claims in compliance with Canada’s tax laws and the CRA’s policies and procedures. The CRA has developed a number of tools and services to help Canadian businesses to determine whether their R&D work could qualify for SR&ED tax incentives.
For more information, visit cra.gc.ca/sred
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Due to a rescheduling conflict,
Due to a rescheduling conflict, Dr. Brendan Bryne would not be available to participate as part of the LSI Entrepreneurial Speaker series. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience.
Dr. Byrne studied Neurobiology at Yale and got his medical degree from McGill. As a family physician, Dr. Byrne recognized an opportunity to improve operations in physician offices and medical clinics. He built Wolf Medical – an electronic medical record (EMR) solution that automated many of recurring time-consuming the tasks, including billing, scheduling, workflow planning, clinical practice and chronic disease management. Dr. Byrne directed the evolution of Wolf from its inception in 1998 to becoming one of the fastest growing EMR companies in Canada, prior to its acquisition by TELUS Health in 2012.
Dr. Byrne is recognized throughout North America as a leading physician and computing expert. At this event he will share with us his entrepreneurial journey and his vision for how information, communications and technology (ICT) can transform healthcare for Canadians.
(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Life Sciences Centre
LSC 1330 - 2350 Health Sciences Mall
On Tuesday February 21st, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum will host a discussion on chasing growth capital.
The past three years have seen record amounts of growth capital invested in Vancouver tech companies. Vancouver was also recognized as having the highest rate of head office growth in 2016.
With that said, despite strong growth in angel and seed investments, raising Series A and B still remains a key pain point for local tech CEOs and CFO. And the last quarter of 2016 saw BC land 15 deals for $109M while 81 Washington based companies pulled in over half of a billion in capital.
How do increased capitalizations of our existing funds help unlock new opportunities? What will new funds and government investment mean to our companies? What will come of the focus on the Cascadia region? On February 21 join the VEF for an important, entrepreneur focused look at ‘chasing growth capital’ in the year ahead.
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm