12 Reasons to Attend the 2018 #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in Western Canada, showcasing B.C.’s vibrant tech and innovation sectors. Whether you’re a startup looking for partnerships or capital, a student seeking opportunities in the world of tech, or an investor ready to capitalize on the next big thing, the #BCTECH Summit has something for everyone.

It’s a place for like-minded people to meet and collaborate, for curious minds to explore the latest and greatest innovations, for the tech community to come together and celebrate how much we’ve achieved and how much is still to come.

And we might be a bit biased, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.

Not convinced yet? We’ve created a list of 12 reasons that YOU should be joining us next May 14-16 in Vancouver:

  1. I have technology to take to market. With an audience of 5500+ attendees and 1200+ organizations, the #BCTECH Summit can help you meet potential customers, partners and investors.
  2. I am interested in a career in tech. According to the latest B.C. Stats report, jobs in tech pay 85% higher than the average B.C. wage. Learn about education, training and career opportunities, and find out how you can be part one of the fastest growing industry in the Province. Once again, Canada’s leading tech career event, Techfest by Techvibes, will take place on the closing night of the #BCTECH Summit! Don’t miss your chance to attend this hiring fair and meet face-to-face with recruiters from up to 15 hiring companies.
  3. I am looking for talent. Finding talent is on the minds of most organizations today, and the #BCTECH Summit is the place for hiring managers to meet the best and brightest.
  4. I want to access global thought leadership. A dynamic lineup of global thought leaders – including keynote speakers Jared Cohen (Founder, Google Ideas & CEO, Jigsaw) and Brent Bushnell (CEO & Co-founder, Two Bit Circus) – will offer fresh ideas, new business models, and expertise to propel your organization to the next level.
  5. I want to connect with government, research institutions and industry partners who are commercializing technology. The #BCTECH Summit is truly a cross-sector event where you can meet face-to-face with key players contributing to our dynamic innovation and tech ecosystem. There is no other event that unites government, industry and academia in one place like the #BCTECH Summit. Come see for yourself!
  6. I have a business challenge and want to explore innovative solutions. Our B2B Matchmaking is for you! We’ll connect you with the pioneers of B.C.’s flourishing tech sector and match you with B.C. SMEs who can provide solutions to your defined business needs. Applications open on January 15, 2018.
  7. I want to spread the word about my business, product or service. Becoming a #BCTECH Summit sponsor or exhibitor will help you gain valuable exposure, generate leads and connect with clients, talent and new buyers.
  8. I want to be first to see the latest tech innovations. Get a glimpse of cutting-edge, made-in-B.C. discoveries and inventions in our Marketplace, Technology Showcase, Startup Village and Ignite Research Pavilion.
  9. I am ready to grow my company and need funding. Pitch to investors in the #BCTECH Summit Investment Showcase. Applications open in January – learn more on our website.
  10. I want to invest in the up-and-coming stars of the B.C. tech sector. Meet the best and brightest of B.C. startups pitching in the #BCTECH Summit Investment Showcase. Pre-selected companies will share their exciting technology solutions with registered, accredited investors.
  11. I’m a young person who is interested in the B.C. tech sector. Students in Grades 10-12 across the Province are invited to attend Youth Innovation Day at the #BCTECH Summit! Explore the wide range of education, training and career opportunities in our tech sector, and meet with post-secondary institutions and companies who are creating the jobs of the future.
  12. I want to learn how I can start pushing the boundaries of innovation. Technology is radically transforming the way that we work, live and play. The #BCTECH Summit will bring together the world’s brightest entrepreneurs and creative minds to network and share ideas that will challenge the future of business, industry, and so much more. The fun starts with #BCTECH on the Terrace and ends with our official closing party at Science World. Don’t miss out – there’s no better place to rub shoulders with peers in the tech community!

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