So university’s over – what’s next?

What’s the first step to getting a job? What are employers looking for? How can I set myself apart from everyone else in my field?

It’s tough being a new grad, but the great news is you’re not alone!

Join us on July 25th for a panel discussion all about the next steps out of school. Meet our RED Academy alumni who have taken those steps, and hear how they set themselves apart from everyone else in their field.

Speakers:
Aaron Gygie
 – UX/UI Designer @ autoTRADER.ca
Roanne Mendoza – Community Showroom Lead @ Kit and Ace
Roxanne Tan  Digital Marketing Specialist @ Article
Ian Hitchcock – Test Engineer @ Kater Technologies Inc.
Patty Wong – Team Strategist @ Thrive Digital

Plus more to be announced!

If you’re trying to figure out your next steps, you won’t want to miss this. Because we’re looking at a beautfiul July, we want to get outside as much as possible. If it’s nice weather, we’ll meet at RED at 6pm, and head down to the park – don’t be late!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-post-grad-grind-qa-panel-tickets-47786116561?aff=partners


It’s never been a better time for early-stage #entrepreneurs in Vancouver to find the capital they need to accelerate their ventures.

Learn how at the Insider’s Guide to Raising a Round: Tips from the other side.

https://www.picatic.com/insidersfundraising

#VanStartupCity

Event title: Traction Conference

Date: Aug 9

Location: JW Marriott Parq

 

Event description:

Traction Conf brings founders and growth experts from some of the fastest growing companies to share strategies and tactics for acquiring explosive growth and revenue. Listen to Founders and C-suite from some of the fastest growing companies, including Reddit, SendGrid, Box, Github, New Relic, Google, The Trade Desk, Grammarly, Shippo, Bumble and more. For more information visit: <http://tractionconf.io/>

 

Price: Early bird tickets at $499 until April 30, 2018.

Register at: www.tractionconf.io

Keiretsu Forum Northwest is hosting Angel Capital Expo on August 23rd in Redmond.

 

As a benefit of being a community partner with Keiretsu Forum Northwest, they have given our organization access to attend their upcoming Angel Capital Expo. The Angel Capital Expo offers a variety of vetted investment opportunities, like-minded angel investors, and top-level networking. This all day event will consist of 18 early stage company presentations from various sectors including technology, life sciences, real estate, and impact. Register today and gain access to the premiere gathering of the angel capital community.

 

Get 50% off the public price with code: angelpartner

 

Register Now

Join Keiretsu Forum as an investor member



Single track, thoughtfully curated and made for action, CTAConf is a conference experience designed for a rapidly changing landscape. Get real advice from true experts in every facet of digital marketing to leave you feeling inspired, energized and primed for marketing victory.

https://calltoactionconference.unbounce.com/?utm_source=events-prospects-list&utm_campaign=ctaconf2018-prepurchase&utm_medium=email-pardot&utm_content=ctaconf-website

If you’re a software developer looking to learn more about developing in the blockchain, this is the course for you. Together, each cohort of developers will navigate the fast-evolving world of Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Hyperledger, and more while exploring theoretical possibilities and developing solutions ready for a new world of openness and transparency.

https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/blockchain-developers-course#dollars-and-start-dates

This year’s Vancouver Startup Week will take place on September 21-28, 2018, kicking off with our Hackathon, and leading into an actioned-packed week of events.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-startup-week-2018-tickets-47097051549

The CRA is launching a first: a series of national workshops aimed at directly supporting businesses conducting R&D in the ICT sector. During these workshops, businesses will gain valuable insights into how to best relate their innovation to SR&ED. Useful tips and best practices will also be provided which will help in ensuring businesses receive their full entitlements under the SR&ED program. Also this is an opportunity for businesses to engage directly with the CRA.

More details about the event, including registrations, can be found at the following page:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program/information-seminars-webinars/sector-specific-seminars/ict-industry.html

Scale your Progressive Food Business is a series of five workshops that provide practical tips to progressive food entrepreneurs. The series follows the proven Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises connecting the helpful community of progressive change-makers over tasty local food. It all culminates with a keynote event where inspiring food entrepreneurs share their stories of growth as we celebrate our new Feeding Growth graduates.

WORKSHOP DATES

  1.     Branding & Marketing, September 27, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., UBC Farm
  2.     Pricing, Sales & Distribution, October 11, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., W. 16th Ave. Choices Markets
  3.     Sourcing & Manufacturing, October 25, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Faculty Brewing
  4.     Financing & Growth, November 8, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Vancity Head Office
  5.     Sustainability & Inspiration, November 22, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Vancouver (location TBD)

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  •    Find out more at Feeding Growth.com. Or register here.
  •    The workshop series is open to all. No prerequisite required.
  •    Full workshop series – $299.00. Vancity business members – $199.00. Individual workshop – $89. 30% discount on purchase of second ticket for full workshop series or individual workshops. Discount only applies to full $299 full workshop series and $89 individual workshop tickets.

If you’re a software developer looking to learn more about developing in the blockchain, this is the course for you. Together, each cohort of developers will navigate the fast-evolving world of Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Hyperledger, and more while exploring theoretical possibilities and developing solutions ready for a new world of openness and transparency.

https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/blockchain-developers-course#dollars-and-start-dates

Rank & File, a magazine for purpose-driven entrepreneurs (and alumni of Spring), has planned a trip to the Philippines!

The trip will take place from January 27th through February 2nd, 2019 and will be a week of purpose-driven entrepreneurship exploration, inspiration and learning.

The Philippines is not only beautiful and full of lovely people, their social entrepreneurship movement is huge, and holds so much wisdom for purpose-driven entrepreneurs to learn from.

The trip is perfect for purpose-driven entrepreneurs who want to step away from their crazy, hectic lives to immerse in culture, natural beauty and meaningful experiences.

We will visit and exchange business advice with local entrepreneurs, participate in workshops with the founders of the country’s top social enterprises, and take time for reflection and fun like hiking, island hopping, visiting local tribes, eating yummy food in night markets and more:)

To get the full itinerary and information on how to sign up, contact hope@spring.is who will share the info with you!