Kijiji founder Janet Bannister announced as #BCTECHSummit keynote

Feb 20 2020, 10:00 am

The 2020 #BCTECHSummit is only a few months away and will bring together an impressive list of global and local innovators.

This morning, the #BCTECHSummit announced Janet Bannister, founder of Kijiji and first managing partner of Real Ventures, as this year’s keynote speaker.

Powered by Innovate BC, and presented by Rogers, the theme for this year’s #BCTECHSummit is Scaling Up for Global Growth.

From June 1 to 2, the event will connect technology leaders, industry executives, investors, senior government officials, researchers, and students, allowing them to share insights, experiences and opportunities.

Bannister is known to be one of the most high-profile and successful venture capitalists in the country. At the 2020 #BCTECHSummit, she will share insights into what companies need to do to scale-up into global, industry-defining businesses and how organizations can succeed in the innovation economy.

“Janet Bannister has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world and is playing a pivotal role in helping the next wave of Canadian startups scale up for global growth,” said Innovate BC’s President and CEO, Raghwa Gopal, in a statement.

“The #BCTECHSummit will be a great opportunity for BC’s top tech companies to learn from one of our country’s most successful entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights on how to grow their businesses. We look forward to welcoming Janet Bannister to Canada’s leading tech hub.”

The roster of first-round speakers also includes Markus Frind (Founder of Plenty of Fish), Mike Silagadze (Founder + CEO of Top Hat), and Henrique Dubagras (Founder + CEO of Brex)/

The #BCTECHSummit takes place from June 1 to 2, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

#BCTechSummit 2020

When: June 1 to June 2
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (West) — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Register: Online

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of #BCTechSummit