Upcoming Innovation Boulevard Events

Checkmate! How to be Strategic in Partnerships & Raise Investment

October 13, 2017 | 10 am – 1 pm | Innovation Boulevard
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Featured Speaker: Ali Ardakani
Ali Ardakani is the Managing Director of Novateur Ventures. His passions are his family, using technology to advance life science, travel, and helping entrepreneurs be successful. For the past 18 years, Ali Ardakani has been pivotal in start-up and development of several biotech companies, drugs and medical devices, for which he has raised millions of dollars in private and grant financing.

Wow! Decisions at a glance! The Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA) on Showing you how to Eat and Digest your Data

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Sold! Improve your sales conversion rates with better processes

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Which Fork? The delicacies of business etiquette

November 2017
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Show me the money! The art of getting money without giving away your company

December 2017
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Dream Team! Hire only the best and retain them

January 2018
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Mine! Mine! Mine! Make sure you own your own invention

February 2018
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Navigating the Health Authorities

March 2018
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Upcoming Community Events

Sea to Sky Summit

September 22, 2017 | 9:30 am – 9:00 pm | Whistler, BC

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The Sea to Sky Summit is a unique startup gathering focussed on unlocking entrepreneurial peak potential. On Friday, September 22, founders, coaches and other change-makers will gather to share personal stories and leading-edge perspectives in an intimate setting in Whistler Village. Explore your next edge of entrepreneurship through new approaches to wellness and lifestyle innovation as well future-forward insights on amplifying your entrepreneurial impact.

Vancouver Startup Week

September 25 – 29, 2017 | Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver Startup Week connects entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders, and friends to build momentum and opportunity around our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

During this week, organizations in Vancouver’s technology and innovation communities host events attracting 400+ people around the city. In 2016, we brought together more than 3,000 people to more than 70 different events and run by dozens of amazing community partners. We welcome all expressions of interest for those who wish to participate and involve the community at heart.

The MedTech Conference

September 25-27, 2017 | San Jose, California
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The MedTech Conference is your opportunity to connect with thousands of medical technology professionals. This event will feature business development, innovative technology, and networking with policymakers, business executives and industry leaders.

Small Business Summit 2017

October 02, 2017 | Vancouver, BC
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Looking for inspirational brand and marketing advice, or practical tips to grow a sustainable business? The Small Business Summit has something for you.
Their dynamic speakers and interactive sessions will dive into the topics most affecting small business in BC today. Connect with financers, suppliers and advisors in our networking and tradeshow space and get ready to network with over 500 small business owners and influencers in an evening to celebrate entrepreneurship in BC.

BC Growth Opportunities Tour (#BCGO)

October 20, 2017 | 10 am – 2 pm | Surrey City Hall
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A showcase of challenges specific to companies and ministries that are the gateway to global markets.

    • Get first-hand knowledge about the needs of technology buyers and government procurement.
    • Attend to share your ideas and solutions to these innovation challenges and discover market opportunities!
    • Make powerful connections.

Medical Technology Innovation Forum

October 30 – 31, 2017 | Orange County, CA
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MTIF is the largest and most important medtech industry conference in Southern California. This exciting event attracts a nationwide array of entrepreneurs, investors, medical device industry corporate leaders and R&D executives, as well as university scientists and researchers. We expect over 800 attendees at this event.

Past Innovation Boulevard Events

IBM Bluemix Workshop

Friday, May 05th, 2017 | 9:00AM – 3:30PM | Innovation Boulevard
Innovation Boulevard, Suite 295, 13450 102 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada
Join us for a full-day IBM Workshop!

Approved! Navigate the maze of regulations for medical devices and software

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 am – 12 noon | Innovation Boulevard
Featured Speaker: Daryl Wisdahl, Emergo
Daryl Wisdahl is the Managing Director for Emergo. With over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry and expertise in Medical Device Licensing, Daryl will be speaking upon his knowledge on how to navigate through the regulation maze and share his expertise on how to get approved.

STRIKE! How to Throw a Fast Pitch through Storytelling

September 08, 2017 | 10am – 12pm | Innovation Boulevard
Featured Speaker: Dr. Peter Payne
Dr. Peter Payne has established and run a variety of companies since 1978 — from the early days of publishing to successfully marketed medical devices. He has been involved with government organizations, private and public companies and not-for-profit groups. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences and will present on his experiences on how to successfully throw a fast pitch.