Vancouver Visionaries and NextBC Team Up For A Day Of BC Tech Innovation

Dec 19 2017, 6:32 pm

Imagine if you could get 60 minutes of insight into the minds of some of Vancouver’s most successful entrepreneurs and local business leaders once a month! Meetlab’s Vancouver Visionaries Luncheon award series is offering local startups and entrepreneurs an opportunity to brain share and learn from Vancouver’s most successful business leaders who have made a massive impact in the city.

Kicking off on May 15th, business leaders, startups  and visionary entrepreneurs will be gathering  to connect over lunch on a monthly basis to hear from the city’s most successful business leaders. They will share their road to success, challenges faced and provide advice on how to avoid costly pitfalls. The idea is to support local startups and continue the momentum of success stories in the city. The May 15th event will be happening at the Vancouver Club on 915 W. Hastings, featuring the CEO of Plenty of Fish, Markus Frind and his wife Anne Frind, President of


Markus started Plenty of Fish in 2003 in his apartment and has grown it to a social network with 76 million registered users worldwide receiving over 2 billion page views a month. His first cheque from Google AdSense was a staggering $901,733.84! This luncheon will be a rare opportunity for attendees to learn from Markus and to be inspired by his journey.

“The Facebook or Google of tomorrow may be right within our backyard, but without any support or guidance they may never recognize their potential. “ Edward Yuen, Director of Operations of Vancouver Visionaries said “At Vancouver Visionaries, we are passionate about facilitating a forum where ideas and wisdom can be exchanged and replicated to help the local business community grow as a whole”

Tickets are on sale at for $99 and include a five star lunch and Q&A keynote session with Markus Frind. The first 20 VancityBuzz readers to register are eligible for a 50% discount with exclusive promo code: VBUZZ. Seats are filling up fast and the event is expected to be sold out soon.


Vancouver Visionaries is also proud to partner with NextBC. Like Vancouver Visionaries, NextBC showcases the most innovative, game-changing technology produced by BC companies shaping our future and changing the way we do business. Bringing together industry peers, leaders, media and supporters, this event honours the visionaries that are leading BC’s tech community into the future.

This year’s event will include innovative companies from many sectors of BC’s tech ecosystem with technology that will shape our future. The top 25 companies will showcase their technologies, and the companies with the most outstanding technology innovation will be presented with gold, silver, bronze and audience choice awards.

Top 25 Showcase Companies include:

  • Avigilon
  • Build Direct
  • CapTherm Systems
  • CineCoup
  • Cognilab
  • Conquer Mobile
  • D-Wave Systems
  • Electronic Arts Canada
  • EchoSec
  • Elix Wireless
  • Fusion Pipe Software Solutions
  • Gener8
  • General Fusion
  • HootSuite
  • IoT Design Shop
  • Medeo
  • MTT Innovation
  • Payfirma
  • PayWith
  • PHEMI Health Systems
  • POF
  • Recon Instruments
  • Trulioo
  • Urthecast
  • Vision Critical

Tickets for NextBC are on sale at MeetLab Vancouver Visionary luncheon attendees can receive a $15 discount using promo code VanVision. NextBC attendees can also receive 50% off their ticket to the MeetLab Vancouver Visionary luncheon by using promo code NextBC.

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