Launch: Reelhouse →
Reelhouse is a bit like Kickstarter optimized for only video content. In their own words: Reelhouse is a place for video creators and viewers to find each other. We allow filmmakers to showcase their work, and give fans a way to help them continue creating the stories we all love. Congrats to @dethe on shipping!
Philosophic Entrepreneur Live Dialogue May 31st,...
Are you an experienced entrepreneur in Vancouver? Want to discuss the art of entrepreneurship with other smart entrepreneurs? Join us for this month’s Dialogue: How can we encourage our employees to think entrepreneurially? It’s very common for entrepreneurs to see opportunity everywhere and be frustrated that their employees don’t. We secretly long for the early days when...
Cheezburger Network in Vancouver →
VEF Momentum is bringing Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger Network to town. Friday June 22nd. He’s over a billion page views and raised $30mm.
Northern Voice 2012 →
The schedule for Northern Voice is up. $75, Friday and Saturday, June 15th and 16th. Tickets on Eventbrite » (on VanCal)
Langara Becomes a Google Campus | Vancity Buzz →
Geeks on a Train (GOAT) to GrowConf →
We’re reserving a traincar Tuesday August 21 from PDX-SEA-VAN for GROWConf. We’ve got wifi, food, drink, weblebrities, and a train car of geeks. Let us know if you want to join us and we’ll contact you with details. Amazing! I feel like going down to Portland just for an excuse to travel along on the train.
GrowLab Matures with Announcement of Second Cohort... →
Congrats to the Spring 2012 cohort - BlueBat, Cinecoup, Food.ee, Skyscrpr, Wantering. The Techvibes article also covers the changes that these are later stage companies, and that taking office space is no longer a requirement.
HootSuite at centre of Vancouver-area tech boom →
Congrats to Ryan and the rest of the owls for a great piece in the Vancouver Sun on becoming an anchor company and growing the Vancouver ecosystem.
Apply to Gather Pop Up, by Cargoh →
Gather Pop Up Shop will take place in the heart of downtown Vancouver. One of Gastown’s most popular destinations, the former Boneta’s, will be home to Gather; expect an explosion of creativity, collection and community! What you’ll get as a vendor – an amazing marketing experience from the makers of Cargoh reaching out to 5,000 savvy shoppers, a chic opening night media party and 3 days of fun...
WalkaboutNYC, How It All Started | HARVEST Time... →
In 2010, with the momentum of the technology ecosystem rising in New York, we decided to bring that opportunity to a larger audience. What if we organized an “open house for technology companies” so more people can take part in the experience of seeing space and meeting the people behind them? We coined it Walkabout, after all, it’s a journey of discovery and NYC is a fine city for walking. That...
I’m in town next week, what events are happening? Which meetups should I join? Where do I find out about events going on in Vancouver? When I’m planning an event, how do I find out if I’m conflicting with existing plans? Where can I book some space for my event? All of these are hard questions to answer when the information is spread between multiple silos of information. But,...
Digital Media Sector Scoping Survey →
The Information and Communication and Technology Council (ICTC) has commenced a new initiative: HR Capacity for Digital Media. This exciting initiative is designed to help position Canada as a global leader in the digital economy by supporting industry’s efforts to develop a highly skilled and competitive Digital Media workforce, towards achieving greater success and productivity in the digital...
MEET THE V-POLE →
Vancouver writer and artist Douglas Coupland, today at the New Cities Summit in Paris, unveiled the V‑Pole, a simple proposal for the future of complex urban utilities, including wi-fi and wireless data traffic. The V-Pole (‘V’ for Vancouver) is a slim, modular utility pole connected to underground optical wiring. In a simple Lego-like manner, it can be installed in urban settings and provides...
Uber Blog » Uber “Secret Testing Phase” Begins in... →
Uber Vancouver is in research mode. While there are some cars on the road, please keep this in mind as your experience during our “Secret Uber Phase” may not blow your mind in the way it will once we officially launch (though there is a good chance it will). We’re still in the process of building our supply and hitting the perfect price point, so feedback is welcome! Please send your thoughts to...
It ain’t easy being green: Hacking on Nike open... →
Nike has gathered and made available a Materials Sustainability Index, a way to ”to evaluate the environmental sustainability of materials and the suppliers that produce them”. They are running a hackathon to get feedback and new ideas. Luke Closs asks: “What #Vancouver companies are going to champion this?”
Welcome Wagon: Pat Dryburgh →
In less than four days I will be flying across this great nation of ours to a city I never dreamed I’d move to. I’m excited, anxious, and a bit nervous about shipping all of my guitars. It’s been nearly two years working by myself. It’s been awesome, but I’ve definitely missed working closely with a team. I will be working full time with Danny and his team, as well as maintaining my freelance...
Lunch @MahonyAndSons #tweetup on Friday, May 11 @... →
A little last minute, but make it if you can.
Help The HiVE Thrive! -- Indiegogo →
We opened a year ago, in May 2011. Since then we’ve learned a WHOLE LOT about running a non-profit community space. (Rule #1 - bees like free coffee with their honey.) We also learned that to have a vision, sometimes one has to incur some debt to realize it. While we are living the dream, we are still in a debt-servicing phase which is preventing us from truly growing and offering the...
Entrepreneurial Communities Must be Led by Entrepreneurs– Start Something, the CED Blog: Brad Feld and Thoughts on Startup Communities Other take aways from the discussion with Brad Feld include: Having a 20 year view The community must be inclusive Create things that include and engage
pkneer asked: With all of the excellent pixel crafters in Vancouver this seems like a no-brainer! The only questions is where do I sign up?