The tech scene in Vancouver is alive and thriving. There's many players all putting in work to build an ecosystem.
For a new comer it can be overwhelming. It's alphabet soup worse than American Homeland Security, trying to figure out all the acronyms, what organizations they represent, and what those organizations stand for.
Even after you've been doing this for a while it can be confusing. So we decided to sit down with one of the largest organizations in town, BCTIA and ask them what the hell they do.
Cindy Pearson, is the BCTIA COO and comically honest. She's been through a couple rodeo's and has learned a great deal about making BC a vibrant place for technology companies to take root and grow. Best of all she actually likes Mack, which is a rare thing amongst people who's office is west of Burrard.
Come learn about BCTIA, why they exist, what they do and their plans for the future. Find out what they have to offer you as an entrepreneur.
The evening will be a Late Night talk show format with Mack interviewing Cindy and asking hard questions about BCTIA's mandate, it's effectiveness and it's relevancy.
Don't be surprised if the beer floweth.