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10 Vancouver business events to check out in September

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Daniel Chai Aug 31, 2017 4:01 am 1,139

Fall is just around the corner and there is no better time to continue growing your career. From job fairs to expert panels, here is our checklist of business events to check out around the city this September.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section and business section.

Talent Day – BC Tech Innovation Hub

  • What: BC’s top tech companies are looking for developers, QAs, data analysts, UX/UI designers, IT and DevOps engineers, and project managers. If you are a tech professional in one of these roles looking for your next dream job, or just looking to connect with awesome local tech employers, head to Talent Day at the BC Tech Innovation Hub, hosted by BCjobs.ca in partnership with the BC Tech Association.
  • When: September 6
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: BC Tech Innovation Hub – 887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Women Working Together 2017

  • What: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver’s way of showcasing and celebrating the many amazing women’s groups and organizations that Vancouver has to offer. Mix and mingle with over 100 other fearless females, connect with women’s group exhibitors, and get inspired at the exclusive screening of the Oprah approved and Canadian produced documentary Dream, Girl.
  • When: September 7
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Business Excellence Series: FinTech

  • What: A range of innovative, disruptive technology has emerged to provide financial services and systems that conduct transactions and aim for greater efficiency. How do businesses evaluate these new players? What are the inherent benefits and risks? This discussion will focus on helping small- and medium-sized businesses make informed decisions in this new landscape.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Startup101: How To Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

  • What: Join the Spring team in an in-depth workshop about the journey of starting a startup and building it into a sustainable and impactful business. Includes a presentation, a Q&A and networking.
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: HelloSpace – Unit 6-7 3671 Viking Way, Richmond
  • Register: Online, $15-20

(Powerful) Women In Business

  • What: An evening of networking, cocktails, appetizers, laughs, and inspiring stories from Janet Austin (CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver), Meredith Powell (Co-Founder of The Next Big Thing), Brittany Whitmore (Founder, Exvera Communications), and Vivian Smith (Executive Director, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation).
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel & Convention Centre Summit Theatre – 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • Register: Online, $50-$65

Disrupt HR YVR 6.0

DisruptHR Vancouver

DisruptHR Vancouver / Facebook

  • What: A lively evening of spirited, focused presentations by local professionals who’ll share their disruptive ideas on how to move the collective thinking forward when it comes to Human Beings – because we are all more than a (Human) Resource.
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45

SheEO Vancouver: 2017 Launch Event

  • What: An evening of networking and #RadicalGenerosity at L’Atelier Coworking. Meet Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO, and learn about how SheEO is changing the landscape for female entrepreneurs. Hear from the Lunapads team, Sonia Strobel from Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, Barbara Alink from The Alinker and Patrice from Satya Organics, entrepreneurs who were funded and supported by the SheEO network. And connect with like-minded, inspiring women in the Vancouver community.
  • When: September 20
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: L’Atelier Vancouver Coworking – #400 319 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Women in PR Canada – End of Summer Soiree

  • What: Join Women in PR Canada at their end of summer soiree at Hycroft in Vancouver, B.C. Enjoy a conversation about career transitions, wine, networking and more.
  • When: September 20
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59.99-$99.99

Vancouver Startup Week 2017

Vancouver Startup Week

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  • What: Vancouver Startup Week is a gathering of entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and community leaders all coming together to celebrate one of the top tech hubs in the world. The city will be teeming with events, including presentations from some of the biggest names in the tech scene.
  • When: September 25 to 29
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$349

Women in Business Panel

  • What: An expert panel discussion relevant to women in business. The panel will focus on the intricacies of career development and advancement, provide insights into overcoming challenges, identify strategies for successful paths, and share advice from women who have been there and done that.
  • When: September 28
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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