This Week in Tech Events: May 31st – June 6th, 2010

After a busy last week, this week seems to be a bit more tame.

New Ventures BC: Seminar 8 – Perfecting your Pitch

  • Tuesday, June 1
  • 6:30pm
  • SFU School of Business, 500 Granville St. (@Pender), Vancouver.
  • $20

Acoustech: Music + Tech Meetup

If we’ve missed an event, please add it below as a comment.

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Early Bird Tickets Selling Fast for #LPV9

LPV9 is only a few weeks away!  The startups have been selected, the menu is set and the guest list is filling up.

Considering it also the Vancouver Launch Party for the C100 and it is almost summer, we think everyone will be in the mood to celebrate.  As I was checking my Twitter stream this am, I came across a tweet from #LPV9 DJ, Jeremy Lim:

@jeremylim: Sounds like #lpv9 is going to be nuts. On photo / DJ duty back to back. Any music requests? I feel like house and electro. You?

Jeremy will be taking the stage after all the demos are done and from his tweet, you can see he is already taking requests.  And why not!?  Feel free to leave a comment in this post if you have any requests or send @jeremylim a message on Twitter with the hashtag #LPV9.

If you have not already registered for LPV9, what are you waiting for!?  There are still a few early bird tickets left, so scoop them up now.

This Week in Tech Events: May 24th – May 30th, 2010

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend as it’s a busy week for tech events in the city.

Vancouver Interactive Digital Week

  • Tuesday, May 25 – Friday, May 28
  • 9:00am
  • Various locations. Click here for the daily schedule.
  • Click here for registration.

New Ventures BC: Seminar 7 – All about Funding: Friends & Family, Angels, VCs

  • Wednesday, May 26
  • 5:30pm
  • SFU School of Business, 500 Granville St. (@Pender), Vancouver.
  • $20

VEF: Digital Media Investment Trends Panel Discussion

  • Wednesday, May 26
  • 5:30pm
  • Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver
  • Non-Member: $45

Startup Drinks

  • Wednesday, May 26
  • 5:00pm
  • On the Edge Pub, 303 Columbia St., Vancouver
  • Free

If we’ve missed an event, please add it below as a comment.

Upcoming Bootup Events
If you would like to be notified of upcoming Bootup only events, please sign-up. You can choose what type of events you want to be notified about from networking to investment pitch opportunities. We’ll email you several weeks before events to let you know about registration deadlines and other important dates.

Free Passes to WIPJAM Convergence – Tuesday, May 25

VIDWeek 2010 is happening next week from May 25-28 and includes a variety of digital media and wireless events including WIPJAM, VIPF2010, Fusion Forum, Cossette’s Convergence, Pacific Northwest Wireless Summit and Pecha Kucha Night among others.

WIPJAM Convergence Sessions hosted by DigiBC gets things rolling at 9am on May 25th:

WIPJAM’s are noisy, boisterous, wide open sessions where experienced and talented content creators connect with industry experts and decision makers.

If you are interested in attending these sessions, BCIC is giving away 50 free passes that you can register for here!

Co-Founder Speed Dating

Join us for Co-Founder Speed Dating to meet the RIGHT people for your business before Launch Party Vancouver 9.

Co-Founder Speed Dating

Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. It’s more important than your product, market, and investors. Co-Founder Speed Dating aims to bring together talented entrepreneurs with different backgrounds and skill sets to start innovative new companies.  All too often you know people with similar backgrounds and skills sets to your own.  We help you find co-founders with complimentary skill sets.  Entrepreneurship can be lonely.  It’s important to have someone else there with you to help you ride out the lows and celebrate your successes.  As the BES blog says,

.. finding a co-founder is a lot harder than finding a contractor or temporary help. So, how do you do it? As with all things people related, networking (off-line and on-line) is the answer. Yet, one of the biggest problems for early stage entrepreneurs, is that their social networks are small and local. We’ve been thinking about how we can help solve this problem (aside from manually introducing people we think might be a fit) and have come up with an idea: take all the early stage entrepreneurs, who are looking for co-founders, put them in a room together, and give them a chance to “speed date” with as many potential co-founders as they can.

How does it work? You’ll be matched with potential “dates” who have complimentary skills and interests.  You’ll get to spend some focused time with each of them discussing you and your big ideas.

Who should attend?

  • You have an idea that you want to pursue, but don’t have the right partner
  • You are a superstar with a job, but open to joining a founding team if the right idea came your way
  • You are an aspiring entrepreneur open to trying new ideas with the right mix of people

Interested? Fill out the form here.

Co-Founder Speed Dating is free to attend. If you’d like to continue the networking at LPV9, you must purchase tickets directly here.

This Week in Tech Events: May 17th – May 23rd, 2010

Check out the following tech events for the week in Vancouver.

New Ventures BC Seminar – Social Networking for Start-ups

  • Tuesday, May 18
  • 6:30pm
  • SFU Segal School of Business – 500 Granville St., Vancouver
  • $20

BCTIA: Sales and Marketing Roundtable: Building Your Brand on a Shoe String

  • Thursday, May 20
  • 5:00pm
  • SFU Segal School of Business, 2300 Rix Boardroom, 500 Granville St., Vancouver, BC.
  • $15 for Members, $30 for Non-Members

Wavefront: WaveGuide™ Seminar: GSMA OneAPI Briefing Session + Hack-a-Thon

  • Thursday, May 20
  • 5:40pm
  • Guinness Tower, 1055 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
  • Free. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

If we’ve missed an event, please add it below as a comment.

Upcoming Bootup Events
If you would like to be notified of upcoming Bootup only events, please sign-up. You can choose what type of events you want to be notified about from networking to investment pitch opportunities.  We’ll email you several weeks before events to let you know about registration deadlines and other important dates.

Launch Party Vancouver 9 Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Launch Party Vancouver 9 on June 17, 2010.  We are really looking forward to celebrating summer’s arrival and the best new digital media startups of 2010 with all of you.

We have some special guests lined up for LPV9 including:

  • Members of The C100a non-profit organization comprised of a select group of Canadians based primarily in Silicon Valley, including executives of leading technology companies, experienced startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors.
  • Techcrunch Founder, Michael Arrington just moved to Seattle and will be a startup Judge for the LPV9 Startup Competition.  He will also be in town for the big event. Vancouver, get ready to be Techcrunched!

Ticket Prices
Since LPV started we have quadrupled in size. To accommodate our growing tech community, we will be holding LPV9 at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. We are told that we can fit 500+ of our closest friends in there, so hopefully we will have enough room for all of us.  A Bigger venue + growing community = bigger costs. We have tried to keep the ticket prices low, still cover our costs and offer lots of value and fun at every event. Ticket prices include appies and a drink.

Cash Bar
Currently, there is no credit card service on site at the Roundhouse, so bring cash or feel free to pre-purchase drink tickets.
We are looking into mobile payment options and securing a credit card service and will update this post if we can accept CC payments.

DJ Jeremy Lim
Jeremy wears many hats – marketer, photographer, musician and wicked DJ.  After the startup demos are done, you can rock out and dance to the music of DJ Lim.

Pixstar
Pixstar is a Vancouver photo booth company that has lots of great booth options for corporate events, weddings and Launch Parties!  Be sure to drop by the LPV9 Pixstar booth before you leave to take home a special memento from the evening.