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Opening Event: Startups Demo Night

We are proud to launch the Vancouver Israeli Tech Club!

On Tuesday, December 3rd (5:30 - 8:30 PM) we will hold our first event - Startups Networking and Demo Night, at the SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville St. Vancouver.

At the event we will meet to showcase new tech ventures, discuss and help local Israeli-led start-ups and find opportunities for bilateral Israeli - Canadian tech related opportunities. Founders of four ventures will demo their products, answer questions and ask us for assistance in recruiting, professional services, investments and public exposure.

Casual networking will take place before and after the demos.  All presentations will be in English. Kosher style appetizers will be served.

Our mission is to help founders, investors and tech pros to succeed by sharing our good will, experience and contacts. Together we strive to create a supportive community that will positively affect the Vancouver technology scene and enhance business relationships between Canadian and Israeli tech companies.

This event is sponsored by the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University that recently launched its activity in town.

Please RSVP. Happy Hanukkah and hope to see you at the event!

Yaron, Eran and Ronen - VIT's team

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  • Michael

    6. Allow meetup members to vote for suggested presentations. Show these presentations first. This way you will have a feedback of what people want to see.
    7. Please take care of rude people right away. When a presentation is disrupted, the presenter feels that he/she wasted his/her time. Typically people spend several working days on a good presentation. You don't have to allow entrance of people that you don't like. It is a private event and you can kick people out with a security guard.

    2 · December 4, 2013

    • Yaron B.

      thanks a lot Michael for your thorough feedback- we will take them in account as we are starting to plan the upcoming event!

      December 11, 2013

  • Michael

    3. Please make sure we all have internet connection at the venue. Internet facilitates what people can present to each other when talking one on one. It is far easier for a graphic designer to show a portfolio on a website than talking about it. The same is true for front-end developer, architect, engineer, etc.
    4. It would be nice to have a table where everyone can leave their business cards, etc. This way when you come to the event, you can quickly scan the table to find professionals that you are interested to chat with.
    5. Split the event into interest groups and provide them with presenting space. This way you can allow more presentations during the same event. It seems that there are many people
    who want to present. And when you are at a presentation that is not of your interest, you typically get sleepy :) For small groups you don't even need a projector. Each presenter can bring her/his laptop.

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Michael

    Thanks to the organizers. Was a hell of an even. Not every day you can come to a networking event where almost every professional has an extensive skill set. It was surprising to see that Vancouver has such a large number of smart Israelis.

    Some suggestions for future meetup:
    1. I heard that you wanted to relocate the meeting, as the venue was expensive. A cheaper place would be Steamworks pub. They have a very large meeting space and also you won't need to deal with liquor license or food; they sell food and drinks during an event. Other networking groups use pubs in downtown area as well. Another good spot is UBC business school at Robson Square.
    2. To save on costs, you can ask people to pay for entrance or ask for donations. It is typical for such an event and will make your venue more prestige. 5-15$ is reasonable.

    December 4, 2013

  • Guy A.

    It was awesome !

    December 4, 2013

  • Denis K.

    Thanks, Yaron. Great venue. Stay in touch for upcoming events.

    December 4, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Thank you Yaron for organizing this! It was great

    December 4, 2013

  • Yaron B.

    Guys it was overwhelming! ~180 have participated in our opening event! thanks a lot for all of you who attended, for our presenters, volunteers, sponsors, Ben Gurion University that partnered up with us for this event and to my co organizers Ronen and Eran!

    December 4, 2013

  • David B.

    Happy Hanukkah and thank you all for joining us for an inspiring inaugural event. Great energy, community and ideas. Thank you Yaron, Eran and Ronnen. Great to meet so many BGU alumni too!

    December 3, 2013

  • Dina

    Organized well informative and enjoyable !

    4 · December 3, 2013

  • Michael

    For the meetings: it would be nice to announce a way to become one of the presenters. I would like to present a startup, but there is no option to enlist.
    See you all soon.

    November 29, 2013

    • Yair K.

      you can contact with me one on one

      December 3, 2013

    • Yair K.

      i'll sign NDA

      December 3, 2013

  • Antonio Ariston A.

    At Healthy Crowdfunder, having received the EBC registration under the BC Small Business Venture Capital Act, we are seeking software developers and data scientists. Please contact me before or during the event.

    See news release


    December 2, 2013

  • Rob K.

    See you there!

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Andrei M.

    I will be late by about 15 minutes but am really looking forward to meeting everyone

    2 · November 27, 2013

  • Guy A.

    So looking forward to meet you all !

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Eyal L.

    David, this sounds great. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Yaron, thanks for the invite.

    2 · November 8, 2013

  • David B.

    I am very excited that we will be hosting the CEO of BGU's Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship and H Tech Management

    1 · October 31, 2013

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