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VEF Vision and Mission

VEF Vision: To be the premier networking event in Vancouver for technology entrepreneurs.

VEF Mission: To bring sponsors, speakers, members and partners together in a fun, relevant and vibrant event each month, designed to stimulate ideas, conversations and connections.

In Brief

Established in 1988, the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs in Greater Vancouver. VEF strives to create and catalyze collaborations, supporting technology entrepreneurs with the tools and mentorship they need to successfully launch and grown their enterprise. VEF seeks to expand the involvement of academic supporters and industrial partners at its events, so that the knowledge and innovation we cultivate in our post-secondary communities can pollinate industry and further propel British Columbia's technology forward.

Eight events are held each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May. Many of our events sell out with an average of 200-250 attendees per event. Participation at a VEF event provides attendees with personal connections, assistance with the identification of industry partnerships, academic faculty, management talent, financial agencies/investors and educational resources for developing and growing enterprises in British Columbia.

Our yearly events schedule aims to bring you quality events with great speakers.

VEF has approximately 2000 members and subscribers to event marketing communications along with a social media following of 4,000+. As a not-for-profit B.C. Society, VEF is supported by its sponsors, members, volunteers, and by event attendees.

http://www.vef.org (http://www.vef.org/events)

Upcoming events (1)

Blockchain 101: Blockchain for Business

Spaces - Gastown

Blockchain 101: Blockchain for Business Designed for less-technical leaders who want to (or need to) navigate the hype, hope and opportunities of blockchain technology in their own businesses. Blockchain 101 is part educational seminar and part panel discussion. Join us for a practical, plain language ‘crash course’ in blockchain technology followed by an exploration of where, why and how blockchain is being applied by our panel of industry experts. It is our goal that attendees of this event improve their ability to talk about blockchain with colleagues and leave the session with a clearer understanding of its benefits and limitations. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-101-blockchain-for-business-tickets-56947200610 Presenter: Jay Milroy, Mentor, Product Management Association of BC Panelists: Mark Barber, Head of Product Enablement, BTL Ground Ltd. Benny Giang, founding team member of CryptoKitties and Product Manager, Axiom Zen Alberto Cevallos, Founder, Keter When: Thursday March 28, 2019 from 5PM to 8:30PM Where: Spaces Gastown (151 West Hastings, Vancouver) General Admission: $55 Early Bird Rate (closes Friday, March 15): $40 Founder Rate: $25 VEF Members: FREE Event Program: 5:00PM to 6:00PM: Registration + Social 6:00PM to 6:30PM: Welcome + Pitches 6:30PM to 8:00PM: Panel Discussion + Q/A 8:00PM to 8:30PM: Networking *Doors open at 5:00 PM, and our evening will begin at 6:00 PM. Please be sure to enter from the front doors at 151 W Hastings St, and follow the signs down the elevator to the event. * Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-101-blockchain-for-business-tickets-56947200610

Past events (28)

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Spaces - Gastown

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