A series of exciting startup events is taking place in Vancouver as part of what is being referenced as GROW Week! It all starts with Startup Weekend Vancouver and ends with the highly anticipated, leading Canadian technology conference GROW.
BCIC is a proud supporter of both of these events and in line with its mandate of supporting startups and developing BC entrepreneurs, would like to send four aspiring entrepreneurs to Startup Weekend Vancouver (value: $99) and up to six entrepreneurs to GROW (value: $495).
Note: Startup Weekend is not just for developers… teams, just like companies require a diverse skill-set in order to succeed. That includes designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts!
A travel subsidy (percentage of travel and/or accommodation expenses) will be provided to select entrepreneurs and startups located outside the lower mainland. Details to come.
Entrepreneurs and startups wanting to get their hands on tickets to either Startup Weekend or GROW should submit their answers to the below questions to Lindsay Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to participate in Startup Weekend Vancouver (August 17-19, 2012)? Tell us:
1) You name and contact info.
2) Where you are located.
3) How you learned about BCIC’s support of Startup Weekend Vancouver.
4) If you’ve ever participated in a Startup Weekend before.
5) Why we should choose you!
Do you want to attend GROW (August 23, 2012)? Tell us:
1) Your name and the name of your company.
2) Where you are located.
3) Which BCIC program you are a participant of/affiliate organization you are a member of. (Click here for a list of BCIC programs)
4) What your company/technology does. (100 words or less)
5) If you’ve attended GROW in the past and if so, which year.
6) Of the GROW speakers, who are you most excited to hear from and why? (100 words or less)
7) Any other reasons why you want to attend GROW! (in 200 words or less)
Submit your responses to Lindsay no later than Friday, July 13th. Those selected to receive complimentary passes will be alerted the week of July 16th via email along with details on their eligibility for a travel subsidy. Companies not chosen to receive a complimentary pass to GROW can save $50 on ticket fees using BCIC’s exclusive discount code. More information can be found on the BCIC blog.
GROW WEEK EVENTS
You know the deal, and it’s the weekend before GROW, so winners will win free tickets to the GROW and get to pitch at the demo day August 22nd!
A train from Portland – Seattle – Vancouver with Dave McClure, Scott Kveton, and many of 2012′s GROW speakers.
A startup crawl through 15+ Gastown Startups open to all GROW attendees.
A new conference for 2012 focused on giving startups a playbook for success. Speakers will have 30-minute sessions to give hands on advice on what you should be doing in each step of your business.
Launch Party: August 22, 2012
A massive Launch Party at the Round House for everyone involved in GROW. (Info coming soon)
The full day conference features speakers from Eventbrite, Box.net, Modcloth, Zendesk, and more speaking about how they’re keeping up and staying relevant in a new era.
A full day of outdoor activities where you can sign up for anything you want. Hike, bike, or boat in beautiful Vancouver with peers in your industry.